Tag: "bad" at biology news
Tiny pikas seem to be on march toward extinction in Great Basin
... by the end of the 20th century. Grayson said the bad
news has continued with new findings, as yet unpublished, by Beever and by James Patton, of the University of California Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Biology. Beever recently discovered two more pika population extinctions in the Great Basin and a...
Underwater listening devices yield discoveries about endangered large whales
... visual surveys are often hampered by darkness and bad
weather. The article, by Sue E. Moore of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Alaska Fisheries Science Center and three coauthors, describes the use of two types of recorders, one developed by NOAA's Pacific Marine Environme...
Electronic nose could spell the end of landfill pongs
...have invented a new device which remotely monitors bad
odours and methane gases at waste landfill and wat...t companies, who regularly encounter problems with bad
odours and air pollution, are searching for. 20.9m tonnes (72%) of household of waste produced in Br...
Growth hormone, obesity can trigger sleep apnea in some kids
...g obese tends to put you at risk for having really bad
obstructive sleep apnea." The researchers urge doctors to monitor patients' sleep before and during treatment for signs of obstructive sleep apnea, such as loud snoring or abnormal daytime sleepiness. Sleep studies are recommended for all obese chil...
Powerful technique for multiplying adult stem cells may aid therapies
...aces," says Lodish. "They could then discard those bad
cells, and only administer the good ones to the patients." But most importantly, these findings aid basic research. "We want to know all sorts of things, like what genes are active in this stem cell, or how this stem cell decides to develop into one ...
Daughters of alcoholics
...o have higher levels of acting-out behaviors like bad
peer affiliations, delinquent behaviors, etc. than girls," said Gogineni. "However, the underlying influences on parental transmission of alcoholism may be different for some behaviors. Adoption research results suggest that genetic factors are re...
Drug resistance may travel same path as quorum sensing
...hat they think is a communication signal, which is bad
news for doctors and their patients. This process, known as multidrug resistance, results in the failure to cure the bacterial disease. Even worse, the resistance is not just to one drug, but many because the pump is now increased and many different...
Declining snowpack cools off CO2 emissions from winter soils, says U. of Colorado study
...as a small amount of good news in a large cloud of bad
news," said Monson, chief author of a paper appearing in the Feb. 9 issue of Nature. "While winter CO2 emissions from forest soils have slowed, the lack of winter moisture is stressing the trees during the spring and summer and inhibiting the much l...
FSU biologist says new dinosaur is oldest cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex
...lion years older and a fourth the size of its big, bad
T. rex cousin. It had three fingers; T. rex had two. Its arms were longer and more delicate, its head smaller and its agility superior to the car-crushing, restroom-ripping monster of "Jurassic Park" movie fame. While the sex of the two T. rex cousin...
Sex, cleaner of genomes
...exual species reproduce asexually, they accumulate bad
mutations at an increased rate, report two Indiana... confers the benefit of "unlinking" genes, meaning bad
versions of genes won't always get to ride the coattails of good versions, and vice versa. In essenc...
The rising tide of ocean plagues: How humans are changing the dynamics of disease
...r of ecosystem health. "Parasites are absolutely a bad
thing if you're the individual infected by them," says Kevin Lafferty of the US Geological Survey. "But they are a very natural component of ecosystems. Parasitism is the most popular animal lifestyle on the planet." Because parasites have complex ...
... ocean is getting more and more acidic, and that's bad
news for coral reefs. That's the word from University of Miami Rosenstiel School's Dr. Christopher Langdon who will speak on "Possible Consequences of Increasing Atmospheric CO2 on Coral Reef Ecosystems," Monday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. HST (8 p.m. EST) i...
...arly, chimps can remember who's a good and who's a bad
collaborator. Bad collaborators suffer by not being chosen next time.' This complexity of cooperation means that humans and chimpanzees might have inherited our cooperative abilities from our common ancestor 6 million years ago. However, Melis is qui...
Some heart patients vulnerable to mental stress
...mply warning patients to avoid stress because it's bad
for them is not enough, he added. "All of us are leading more and more stressful lives, and it's hard to avoid it," he said. "We as physicians need to find better ways to treat this phenomenon to avoid having patients develop this type of response to...
Found: Key 'go-between' in heart disease
...ially we've uncovered a complex network of how one bad
guy regulates another bad
guy," said Professor Levon Khachigian, of the Centre for Vascular Research (CVR) at UNSW. "We've als...
Wound monitor 'sniffs out' infections
...he state of a patient's wounds simply by detecting bad
bacteria in the air emitted from the wound. Using state of the sensors we will be able to detect and diagnose the presence of an infection almost instantaneously." The device will use new hybrid sensor technology with a mobile laboratory-based multi-...
U-M scientists identify major psoriasis susceptibility gene
...rands of each gene on the shelf and one of them is bad
for you. If you pull down enough bad
ones, then you can get sick. "But even if you get all the bad
genes, you still need a trigger from t...
Novel vaccine approach stimulates protective immunity against listeria
...es can mount a formidable defense and fend off the bad
bugs. The trouble comes when antibodies cannot recognize the pathogen because the bacteria have infected the cell and are hidden, growing inside the cell's wall. To mount a defense against these cloaked attackers, Darren Higgins, Associate Professor...
New tools developed for studying neurodegenerative brain disorders
...generative processes to see which are the good and bad
actors--which are the most effective in promoting the radical attack from the membrane to the interior of the axon and which are the best at disabling free radicals." One of the types of neurons that degenerate in diseases such as Alzheimer's disease...
Getting ACL tears to heal themselves
... cartilage, but Murray has discovered that even in bad
osteoarthritis, cartilage has active, proliferating cells. She hopes to find another scaffolding material that would coat the pitted surface of damaged cartilage and recreate a smooth, nearly friction-free surface--like filling in potholes in a road....
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