Tag: "better" at biology news
Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
...bined. "This critical information enables us to better
understand the vital role that diatoms and other p... a glimpse at the inner workings of diatoms, we're better
positioned to understand how changes in their population numbers will translate into environmental c...
NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
.... "Everybody feels that structural biology needs better
tools for producing certain types of proteins, par...tigator on the new grant. Stevens has spent the better
part of the last decade developing high-throughput structural biology tools. He has found that solvi...
New therapy for specific form of leukemia
...search results show that Glivec can also provide a better
treatment for a small group of T-ALL patients. Jan Cools has already successfully conducted the first laboratory tests with Glivec on the cancer cells of these patients. Ingenious research The team of Jan Cools and Peter Marynen, along with Carlos ...
Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications
...to increase the chances that medications will work better
in more patients. "It is an honor and testament to the high caliber of the physicians and researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine that we are among the select group of recipients of these vitally important grants," says Dr. ...
Yearling horse auction to benefit equine research
...ies involves exercise physiology. These range from better
understanding the role of antioxidants to improved electrolyte supplementation, with the objective of reducing fatigue and improving performance. The Center has a high-speed equine treadmill and uses a 50-mile endurance ride to test the horses for th...
College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work
...nvention of optical fiber, said, "You won't find a better
preview of cutting edge technology than in the inv... the kind of creativity needed to make the world a better
place for future generations, and this competition celebrates their inventiveness." Undergraduate wi...
Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection
...on, and viral modulation of the immune response. A better
understanding of the disease process that occurs with smallpox infection will aid in the development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. "Aside from the technical accomplishments, what's notable about these studies is the collaboration between ...
Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures
...euromuscular dynamics, which must be understood to better
treat movement disorders resulting from cerebral palsy, stroke and Parkinson's disease (Scott Delp); and cardiovascular dynamics, which has important implications for coronary artery and peripheral vascular disease (Chris Zarins). Addressing these p...
Internet data-mining of natural history
...tools and the ability of researchers everywhere to better
understand what the natural history data are telling us." Caruana says the plan to develop new data mining techniques that will allow modeling of long-term population trends, geospatial abundance patterns, and seasonal or irruptive species movements...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Oct. 5, 2004
...iate antimalarial drug. Researchers call for better
education of both travelers and health care providers and identify sources and resources where both groups can get up-to-date and accurate information. 3. Eating Lots of Unsaturated Fats Lowers Risk for Gallstones, New Study Finds A ne...
Running not swimming or biking is best kind of loading exercise for childrens bone growth
...sessions," (3) "to reduce exercise time, it is far better
to shorten each session than to reduce the number of sessions," and (4) "the osteogenic potential of exercise can be increased further when daily exercise is divided into two shorter sessions separated by 8 hours."...
NIH funds first nationaL SNP genotyping center at Broad Institute
...atment and as members of afflicted families try to better
estimate their risk for a particular condition." Many diseases can be traced to inherited differences in each individual's genes. The most common type of variation in the human genome is the single nucleotide polymorphism, or SNP (pronounced "snip"...
Putting physiology into the Nobel Prize: 2004 marks 100th anniversary of Pavlov's award
...term experiments on healthy, alert animals yielded better
results than "acute" experiments on anesthetized animals. This required continuous good housing and husbandry. Use of the "Pavlov sling" to reduce discomfort in experimental animals. In his breakthrough experiments on salivation and digestion, Pavl...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... research, and result in improved data quality and better
estimates. Evaluating Computer Capabilities in a Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network By Adolfo J. Ariza, M.D., et al In a survey of 40 pediatric practices, researchers found wide variability in the computer hardware and software used in ...
Most promising clinical uses for stem cells from fat agreed on by international society
...protein markers for adipose stem cells in order to better
understand how they differentiate into other cell types and what factors they secrete. In developing its consensus, the society focused on three main areas, with separate sessions addressing each. Leading discussions that addressed the biology ...
Low dose radiation evades cancer cells' protective 'radar'
...diation Sciences at Johns Hopkins. "A dead cell is better
than a mutant cell, so if the damage is mild, cell... the culprit since low-dose irradiated cells fared better
after ATM was reactivated with chloroqine, best known as a treatment for malaria. "Tricking cancer c...
Marine Biological Laboratory summer investigator wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
...genome, and its goal is to provide scientists with better
knowledge of the clam's active DNA. Such information is crucial to the study of the basic cellular processes involved in many diseases. The scientists plan to use the new genetic information to create antibodies. And they hope to begin experiments im...
Bovine genome assembled
...rn more about the human genome and thereby develop better
ways of treating and preventing disease, the bovin...een these breeds to assist discovery of traits for better
meat and milk production and to model human disease....
Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia
...l be able to report timely information in order to better
respond to disease outbreak. Health workers are participating in a pilot project that aims to demonstrate that effective use of information technology can support health systems to control Japanese encephalitis. In partnership with the government o...
Bovine genome sequence available
...involved in pest and disease resistance and enable better
matching of products to market specifications."The...rn more about the human genome and thereby develop better
ways of treating and preventing disease. Researchers are currently comparing the draft version of...
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