Tag: "common" at biology news
New compound effectively treats fungal infections
...red a new compound that has the potential to treat common
chronic nail infections caused by fungi, says Dickon Alley, researcher at Anacor Pharmaceuticals. The compound, called AN2690, kills fungi by blocking their ability to make proteins. AN2690 interferes with an enzyme called leucyl-tRNA synthetase, whi...
Paving the way toward a vaccine against Alzheimer's disease
... much anticipated. Alzheimers disease, the most common
form of dementia, gradually destroys a person's me...y attack the amyloid beta protein clusters. Unlike common
vaccines, which, in this case, would contain pieces of amyloid beta proteins and would stimulate the...
Researchers isolate new risk marker for overweight children
... Edmonton has revealed they all share something in common
aside from being heavy: each one of them has high ...roctor believes testing for apoB48 may become more common
and less expensive as people realize how important it is in determining CVD risk. And while Procto...
Mathematics reveals genetic pattern of tumor growth
...ocused on the phenomenon of genetic instability, a common
feature of cancer in which cells mutate at an abnormally fast rate. These mutations can cause cancer cells to grow, or they can cause the cells to die. The scientists found that cancerous tumors grow best when they are very unstable in early stages...
Helping chlorine-eating bacteria clean up toxic waste
... of models, and we can highlight features that are common
across several models," she said. "As we develop t...udson River Valley, notes that such pollutants are common
in the river's harbors. "There are still thousands of sites around the country that need to be clean...
Electric fish conduct electric duets in aquatic courtship
...eds successfully in captivity) and identified nine common
motor displays and 11 specific pulse sequences common
to courtship and mating. "Knowing the electrical and motor patterns during courtship allows for fu...
CU study reveals why starling females cheat
...s on her own. But because superb starlings, a bird common
to East Africa, are cooperative breeders, females have more incentive to stray, said Rubenstein, because even if she is caught cheating, she still may get help from other group members. Yet, superb starlings tend to stray much less often than other c...
Rutgers, Penn researchers capture research dollars to improve prostate cancer diagnostic methods
...the blood typically order a needle biopsy, because common
imaging techniques, such as ultrasound, dont distinguish cancerous tissue. Biopsies are difficult to perform because ultrasound cant reveal the precise location of suspicious tissue. While physicians take several samples from the prostate, a localize...
Researchers pit novel version of common virus against cancer
...sting a new innovation in biotherapy by altering a common
childhood respiratory virus, the adenovirus, to de... cancer are unrelated illnesses, they discovered a common
link in the deadly efficiency of HIV cells and cancer cells. Cancer cells are known to have a high...
Wright State scientist receives grant to help clean up polluted American harbors
...ool for harbors where contaminated sediments are a common
problem, said Burton, who chairs the universitys Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. His research over the last 25 years has focused on developing effective methods for identifying ecological effects and contamination in aquatic systems. ...
NJIT professor says certain home shapes and roofs hold up best in hurricane
...e roofs (2 slopes). Gable roofs are generally more common
because they are cheaper to build. A 30-degree roof slope has the best results. Wind forces on a roof tend to be uplift forces. This explains why roofs are often blown off during an extreme wind event. Connecting roofs to walls matters. Stapled r...
Another sexual attraction is possible ...
...ic males and females recognize each other by their common
use of a highly specific "language" is likely to decrease the fitness of mutants that might use slightly different signals. Such "atypical" individuals would either - and most probably - die without leaving any offspring, or - in the unlikely event t...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...logical weapon. With the respiratory route as the common
portal of pathogen entry, intranasal vaccines may ...ng the human parainfluenza virus type 3 (HPIV3), a common
pediatric respiratory pathogen, and administered it by respiratory route to rhesus monkeys. Some mo...
Nobel scientists Craig Mello and John Mather to speak on origins of life and universe
...ill reveal what worms, petunias and humans have in common
and what this means for the future prospects of life on Earth and beyond. Mello also will explain how RNA interference (RNAi) works and describe how, along with the human genome sequence, it promises to revolutionize medicine. The event is sponsore...
Fever after smallpox vaccination tied to individual genetic variations
...ne 18, 2007 St. Louis researchers have identified common
DNA variations that underlie susceptibility to fev...d to small children, and fever is a bothersome and common
side effect. Eventually, the authors say, it may be possible to develop a test that predicts which...
Does stimulant treatment for ADHD increase risk of drug abuse?
...Parents, doctors, and others have wondered whether common
treatments for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) inadvertently predispose adolescents to future drug abuse. The answer may depend on the age at which treatment is started and how long it lasts, say the authors of a new brain-imaging and...
PINK1 protects from Parkinson's
Parkinson disease (PD) is a common
neurodegenerative disease characterized by the selective loss of midbrain dopaminergic neurons. Although the cause of PD is unknown, pathological analyses have suggested the involvement of oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction. Recently, an ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 13, 2007
...that urinary bladder cancer is among the five most common
malignancies worldwide. Early detection and treatm...hea and anemia by rendering them more resistant to common
infectious agents, the report states. Transgenic animals expressing the LF protein in the mammary g...
How the Biotech Revolution Is Changing the Way We Fight Disease
...of biotechnology are being used to combat our most common
afflictions. Stephenson examines a wide variety of health threats and illnesses: HIV infection, the many forms of cancer, asthma, diabetes, Alzheimers, obesity, and even erectile dysfunction. Each is discussed in terms of its root cause and treatment...
Gene responsible for common hearing loss identified for first time
A gene responsible for the single most common
cause of hearing loss among white adults, otoscler...tion. Combining the data from both groups with a common
odds ratio gave a very significant result, from which we were able to conclude that we were the firs...
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