Tag: "effects" at biology news
Mouse study: 'Critical' Down syndrome region isn't
...characteristic of Down syndrome. To measure DSCR's effects
in mice, former Hopkins professor Joan Richtsmeier...of the facial bones of the mice to Down syndrome's effects
in people. "Some genes in the region contribute to the effects
on facial bones, but, in triplicate ...
Genetics play role in response to most common asthma drug
...ts. Asthma drugs are known to vary widely in their effects
in different patients. Research suggests that gene...respond to albuterol. The BARGE study examined the effects
of two forms of the beta-2 adrenergic receptor in patients with mild asthma. The trial paired 78 pa...
Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself
...getation regrowth, in order to study the long-term effects
of the blazes. In a related field, CHRIS images have also been acquired on behalf of the international Charter for Space and Major Disasters, an international agreement to makex space resources available to civil protection agencies responding to na...
Latest buzz in research: Intoxicated honey bees may clue scientists into drunken human behavior
...uld give researchers better insight into alcohol's effects
on human behavior, a new study suggests. "Alcohol ...nt in liquor, and monitored the ensuing behavioral effects
of the drink specifically how much time the bees spent flying, walking, standing still, grooming an...
Deciphering an autism mystery
...refore, a variation in EN2 could have far-reaching effects
on brain development and behavior. The next step in this line of research will be to show that the variations in EN2 have an effect on the transcription factor's function. "We hope that by identifying this and other genes involved in autism, w...
Early life stress harms mental function and immune system in later years
...l and early experience can have profound long-term effects
on the developing central nervous system and its r...arn owl to rodents to humans-suggesting that these effects
are mediated by fundamental mechanisms. The new research was presented at the 34th Society for Ne...
Calorie restriction leads to some brain benefits but not others in mice
...triction helps animals live longer and resist some effects
of aging, scientists still do not know why. One th...nt before, particularly with regard to the lack of effects
on cognition." In addition to validating these findings in larger groups of mice, the team also is e...
Pesticides may promote Parkinson's disease and exercise may offer protection
...rea of the brain," says Dieter Scheller, PhD. "The effects
were significant at the low dose and became more p...ed that rats forced to use limbs that mimicked the effects
of Parkinson's could regain motor skills within a week of physical activity. When scientists later e...
New center to map DNA of key lab mice
...ment of rapid cell-based methods for comparing the effects
of environmental exposures. By the third year, the Center will begin translating research findings to population analysis and to toxicology testing. These studies will also influence the development of curative treatment and regulatory decisions. "B...
Psychologist finds instance where 'two wrongs do make a right'
...maging to identify brain mechanisms related to the effects
described in the PLoS Biology article. Dassonville...uroscience. Bala is continuing her research on the effects
of attention on visual perception in the laboratory of UO psychology professor Richard Marrocco. Plo...
GENEPI: a tool to refine and fine-tune radiotherapy treatment for cancer
...and some rare genetic syndromes can influence side effects
of radiation, as may other factors such as age, hy...ld allow treatment to be tailored to minimise side effects
for those most sensitive, whilst allowing more intense, and potentially more effective, treatment fo...
Passage of Marin County GMO ban would encourage widespread use of harsh pesticides
...year which states that "To date, no adverse health effects
attributed to genetic engineering have been documented in the human population." Furthermore they found that genetically engineered foods and traditionally bred food crops present similar risks. The report can be read on the National Academies web ...
Yerkes researchers to present array of new data at Society for Neuroscience Meeting
... innovative tools for investigating the behavioral effects
of gene expression in certain areas of the brain. ...CART-peptide, a brain chemical associated with the effects
of psychostimulant drugs and feeding behaviors, in the cortex in order to further understand the fun...
Genetically endowed worm may substitute for rodents in some toxicology testing
...t, researchers can also directly monitor chemicals effects
on the worms' developing internal organs. Toxicity screening during development evaluates how pre-selected amounts of chemicals affect groups of animals as they grow. Even if the animals do not sicken or die as they mature in the presence of t...
Mail-order drugs exposed to extreme heat become less effective
... Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center tested the effects
of heat on powder-filled formoterol capsules and its effects
on drug delivery. Formoterol capsules were heated in their original packaging for 4 hours at 150F, ...
UCSD biologists discover chemical important in guiding visual system development
...aken during pregnancy to control epilepsy may have effects
similar to adenosine in the developing fetus. The visual problems and other developmental defects characteristic of fetal anti-convulsant syndrome could result from these drugs interfering with the spontaneous activity necessary for patterning the d...
Common household fragrances may be harming aquatic wildlife, study finds
... low concentrations. Our results indicate that the effects
on the first line of defense might be irreversible...quatic organisms? And could they be having similar effects
in humans?" The experiment was conducted in Epel's laboratory at Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station ...
Trojan-horse therapy blocks buildup of Alzheimer's plaque
...ne to enter the cell. In studies of the molecules' effects
on amyloid growth in cultures of neurons, the rese...said Crabtree, "we achieved much better protective effects
than have been achieved by pharmaceutical companies and by other academic groups using other approac...
Global climate change threatens reindeer, caribou
...umpolar north reindeer and caribou. To assess the effects
of climate change on reindeer and caribou Rangifer is the scientific name - and the communities that depend on them, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) and Environment Canada's Canadian Wildlife Service are ho...
Red wine mist? Resveratrol shows potential effects against COPD, asthma, arthritis
...f inflammatory cells. "The differential inhibitory effects
of resveratrol on IL-8 and GM-CSF release (shown i...ource and funding: The article, "Anti-inflammatory effects
of resveratrol in lung epithelial cells: molecular mechanisms," appears in the October issue of Amer...
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