Tag: "after" at biology news
Study begins to reveal clues to the cause and progression of sepsis
...throughout the first week of hospitalization even after
the clinical signs of infection had subsided. Leve...ies that address the chronic inflammatory response after
sepsis and those that act more broadly on multiple components may yield better results. No one re...
Which came first, the moth or the cactus?
... their eggs inside the cacti's flowers immediately after
pollination, and when the eggs hatch the moth larvae eat the fruit, destroying the flowers' chances to produce seeds. Historic theory predicts extreme ecological instability for this relationship; as moth populations increase, more flowers are destro...
Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research
...different, the cells behave completely differently after
acquiring the same mutations. Ince confirmed this behavioral difference by taking a single human breast tissue sample, splitting it in two and growing the cells in the two culture mediums, which select for different cells. Next, he transformed the...
Doernbecher Children's Hospital scientist earns coveted Javits award
...sof children at risk for CP : infants that survive after
premature birth,full-term babies later discovered to have brain injury that occurredduring pregnancy; and infants born with heart disease. These infantscommonly develop injury to one major part of the brain, called the whitematter, which contains the...
Green tea boosts production of detox enzymes, rendering cancerous chemicals harmless
...neficial chemicals. Another blood sample was taken after
four weeks, and GST activity was determined. Researchers found that use of Polyphenon E enhanced GST activity when data from all participants were included for analysis. But it had its most significant effect in volunteers whose baseline blood mea...
Abnormal fat metabolism underlies heart problems in diabetic patients
... cardiolipin in heart muscle as early as five days after
diabetes was induced in mice." "These results suggest that cardiolipin alterations underlie heart dysfunction in diabetic heart disease and may be a useful biomarker for diagnosing cardiovascular disease in diabetes," Gross says. "Measuring alteratio...
New system of wastewater treatment could reduce the size of treatment plants by half
...lso makes it possible to use the water immediately after
it has been biologically treated. ...
OHSU turns mouse into factory for human liver cells
...ated primarily from human cadaver livers left over after
high-quality livers needed for transplants are harvested. Plus, the cells are only available when specimens become available, which can be any hour of the day or night, and they must be used immediately. "There are a number of companies that take t...
Carnegie Mellon's Peter Adams receives EPA research grant
...ndard. That standard was strengthened in September after
scientists, armed with years of studies showing that these particles can damage the lungs and heart, advised the EPA that the previous daily standard of 65 micrograms per cubic meter of air was too loose. Adams will also base his particulate matter...
Study suggests estrogen deficiency can lead to obesity-induced high blood pressure after menopause
...and is a major cardiovascular risk factor in women after
menopause. Despite the controversial data about es...ed in aged rats suggest that the loss of estrogens after
menopause may contribute to the development of obesity and hypertension, opening new therapeutic app...
Satellite tracking reveals threats to Borneo pygmy elephants
...the Sabah Wildlife Department with WWF assistance, after
tracking the elephants on foot through the dense jungle was found too difficult over long periods. The collars sent GPS locations to a WWF computer via satellite as often as once a day. This was the first long-term study done of Borneo pygmy elephan...
Sugar and spice and everything nice: Health differences in newborn girls and boys
...tand why death rates for female infants are higher after
heart surgery and why female donor livers may be less effective for transplants Austin, TX -- For generations, girls have whimsically been said to be made of "sugar and spice and everything nice," and boys from "snakes and snails and puppy dog tail...
Weizmann Institute scientists discover a control mechanism for metastasis
...of the genetic changes that take place in the cell after
the growth factor signal is received. As they sifted through the enormous amount of data they received, including details on every protein level that went up or down, one family of proteins stood out. Tensins, as theyre are called, are proteins that ...
What we can learn from the biggest extinction in the history of Earth
...ins the fossilized reefs from just before and just after
this extinction event. Undergraduate Mindi Summers...study the development and diversification of reefs after
the global carbon cycle began to stabilize. Reef communities are a sort of canary in the mineshaf...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
... upregulated in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord after
injury and were expressed only in microglia. The c...C). Both C5 and C5aR were upregulated dramatically after
injury. Mice lacking C5 displayed reduced postinjury indicators of neuropathic pain, whereas animals...
Weed gave up sex long ago
...cted to find a relatively high level ofLD, because after
the transition to selfing the disruption of varian...er of amillion years ago or more, and perhaps soon after
the evolution of thespecies itself. In their Nature Genetics study, published online August 5, th...
Study: Sticking to the sand might not be such good, clean fun for beachgoers
...ased, while its presence in the seawater increased after
it flowed through the sand samples. The team the...d grain size to surrounding human development. And after
analyzing the different sand samples and variables, they found that enterococci densities were highe...
AAAS analysis finds Congress would add billions to FY 2008 R&D investment
...i said. NSFs Education and Human Resources budget, after
years of steep budget cuts, would soar 18% in the House and 22% in the Senate. Overall NSF R&D spending was cut in 2005 and 2006, but would jump to a record $4.9 billion in FY 2008 under both House and Senate plans. NASA: After a decade of flat ...
Taking a supplement of glycine helps prevent degenerative diseases such as arthrosis or osteoporosis
...ty: more than 50% of the population suffer from it after
the age of 65, and 80% of people over 75. It consists of a degeneration of the articulary cartilage which disappears until it leaves the subchondral bone exposed. Arthrosis has no cure at present and the most widely used treatments are pain-killers a...
Research team enlightens the reasons for severe blindness
... LCA causes blindness very early on often shortly after
or within a few months of birth. The disease can be caused through a single mutation in different genes; with the newly discovered LCA5 gene, ten disease-causing genes had been identified so far which are responsible for approx. 60 % of all LCA disea...
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