Tag: "averts" at biology news
Gene variant associated with obesity risk found with new statistical technique
...n Steen, former postdoctoral fellow. The technique averts
a major statistical difficulty called the multiple comparison problem, which is exacerbated when crunching huge data sets. The more SNPs in a study, the more likelihood of false-positive signals, the increased risk that some SNPs are not tested -- ev...
A safe folic acid boost from flour
... Sufficient folic acid before and during pregnancy averts
most neural tube defects. The neural tube develops in the first four weeks of pregnancy, often before many women know they are pregnant. ...
Protein averts cell suicide but might contribute to cancer
...he damage and continue construction. The action averts
cell suicide, but the gap and the stop-gap base might become a mutation that, in conjunction with later genetic damage, causes the cell to eventually become cancerous. "The objective of this enzyme is to allow replication to continue, not to rep...