Tag: "diseases" at biology news
U-M researcher examines the cell's housekeeping habits
...muscle disease, and in degenerative nervous system diseases
like Huntington's, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and ALS, (Lou Gehrig's disease). But it's not clear why the vesicles are accumulating. They may be building up because they aren't being used, or it may be that the distressed cells are producing more vesi...
New study reveals locations of possible Alzheimer's genes
...zheimer's in that region," Dr. Mayeux says. "Human diseases
should cause disease in every ethnic group."...
Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats (SECEBT) presents infectious disease conference
...ats; surveillance issues; animal issues; and prion diseases
(BSE/mad cow disease). Participants will discuss supporting regional collaborations that leverage the national efforts of state public health programs and the CDC. The Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats (SECEBT) is a partnership amon...
International marine survey of coral death
...year among fish, compared with 1,000 kilometers in diseases
carried by flying birds -- they are focusing on dying organisms that can't move: the world's corals. The researchers are conducting the largest-ever international assessment of ocean disease, called the Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Buil...
Identifying the path to infection
...rinary tract infections, one of the most prevalent diseases
in the U.S.," said Brookhaven biologist Huilin Li, the lead researcher on the study, described in the November 2, 2004, online edition of the Journal of Molecular Biology. "Between 50 and 80 percent of U.S. women will experience a urinary tract infec...
OneWorld Health named business leader in public health on '2004 Scientific American 50'
...ofit pharmaceutical company, we are able to target diseases
of the poorest people in the world, where the development of new medicines is clearly not profitable. By creating collaborative partnerships among industry, academia, foundations, and the nonprofit sectors, we are addressing some of the world's most...
New program examines stem cells' potential to repair, replace damaged tissue
... Oral facial cancer is one of the most disfiguring diseases
you can think of," Dr. Schuster says of the cancer that often is found by dentists and can be very deadly if not treated aggressively. Dental faculty, such as Dr. Schuster, with expertise in cell biology and biomaterials; Dr. James Borke, who studi...
Health concerns: Mosquito mapping may help
...oject to determine the incidence of mosquito-borne diseases
and mosquito resistance to insecticide, he said. ...portant initiative," Coulson said. "Mosquito-borne diseases
affect practically all Texans in one way or another." The information on the Web site w...
Insecticide resistance in mosquitoes being studied
...t Nile encephalitis in Texas urban areas. "For diseases
like St. Louis encephalitis and West Nile encephal...treat the symptoms in the hospital." These two diseases
may be fatal to humans, with West Nile being fatal to other mammals as well as birds. Fragmen...
Families who eat out pass up fruits and veggies
... each day, the amount recommended to guard against diseases
such as heart disease and cancer. Parents who frequently eat out are also less likely to have fruits and vegetables available at home. The reason families gave for not eating fruits and vegetables? They didn't like the taste. Public health officials...
MIDI, Inc receives Official Methods(SM) status for the confirmatory ID of the anthrax pathogen
...for other potential bioterrorism agents that cause diseases
such as bubonic plague, tularemia, brucellosis, glanders and melioidosis. The Sherlock Microbial Identification System identifies over 1,500 species of bacteriaby automated analysis of the fatty acids in the bacterial cell membrane. The bacteria a...
Joslin and Stanford researchers find key clues to muscle regeneration
...owerful tools to help scientists better understand diseases
such as muscular dystrophy. Skeletal muscle conta...r understanding of what goes wrong in degenerative diseases
such as muscular dystrophy, leading possibly to new ways to treat such diseases." The Research Team...
By impounding iron, FHC foils cell suicide, fuels inflammation
...tes evade cell death after winning the battle. In diseases
like Crohn's or arthritis they can turn their weaponry on healthy cells, which they misidentify as invaders, causing lasting disease and tissue damage. A similar process, when dysfunctional cells fail to die, plays a key role in the accumulation of ...
Lyme disease receptor identified in tick guts
...ation can also be used to study other vector-borne diseases
such as West Nile virus and Malaria," Fikrig added. Other authors on the study included Utpal Pal, Xin Li, Tian Wang, Ruth R. Montgomery, Nandhini Ramamoorthi, Aravinda M. deSilva, Fukai Bao, Xiaofeng Yang, Marc Pypaert, Deepti Pradhan, Fred S. Kanto...
Academy eBriefings offer comprehensive reports on more than 100 cutting-edge scientific issues
...ians have higher rates of autism. Neurogenerative diseases
and the role of chemical biology in developing new drugs. How scientists are accelerating the development of an AIDS vaccine. Understanding leukocytes and their role in fighting disease. How new cancer therapies are utilizing genomic data and micr...
Genetic influences on taste perception of alcohol may influence alcohol intake
...rtasters, which may decrease their risk of chronic diseases
associated with vegetable intake, such as some types of cancer." "This is an exciting and important study involving genetic and taste influences on alcohol-taste sensation and intake in a group of light to moderate drinkers," said Mennella. "We now ...
UCLA scientists uncork fountain of youth for HIV-fighting cells
...r immunotherapy as a treatment for HIV and related diseases
that rely on lasting protection by the same immune cells. These include cancer and latent cytomegalovirus, a viral infection that often strikes organ-transplant patients and persons with AIDS....
Small seasonal changes can lead to big flu outbreaks
...odels to investigate and understand how infectious diseases
move through populations, recently examined the qu...ot a permanent condition as it is with other viral diseases
like chicken pox. Incorporating loss of immunity into a simple model of disease spread, Earn and co...
November nutrition news from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts
...rly, damaged proteins accumulate. This can lead to diseases
such as cataracts and age-related macular degenera...ght to be a fundamental cause of many degenerative diseases
and the aging process and can be produced naturally in the body over time, or they can be caused by ...
Computer models to simulate hypothetical outbreak of avian flu
...re developing computer models to combat infectious diseases
have focused their attention on the H5N1 strain of the bird influenza virus. By simulating the outbreak of this potentially deadly avian flu in a hypothetical human community, the researchers hope to answer key questions about how best to contain the...
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