Tag: "excessive" at biology news
FSU scientist links iron imbalance to Parkinson's disease
...ce in more than 1 million Americans each year. But excessive
iron levels are worse -- much worse. The findings from a study by Florida State University scientist Cathy Levenson are described in "The Role of Dietary Iron Restrictions in a Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease" and will appear in an upcoming edi...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...nd classmates clearly without having to filter out excessive
ventilation noise and echoes. With the recent introduction of the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard for classroom acoustics, people are now beginning to implement the standard in new and existing schools. The complex efforts to a...
Gene for Joubert syndrom with excessive brain folds discovered by UCSD researchers and Harvard team
... the part of the brain controlling balance, and by excessive
folding in the cerebral cortex, the part of the br...help those individuals with the form that includes excessive
cerebral cortex brain folding. Beyond that, we are very interested in studying this new gene in a w...
Mail-order drugs exposed to extreme heat become less effective
Mail-order prescriptions exposed to excessive
environmental heat, such as temperatures found in ...ns have storage requirements regarding exposure to excessive
temperatures," said study coauthor Richard A. Robbins, MD, FCCP, Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Med...
Iraqi civilian deaths increase dramatically after invasion
...from the city of Falluja. The researchers felt the excessive
violence from combat in Falluja could skew the overall mortality rates. Excluding information from Falluja, they estimate that 100,000 more Iraqis died than would have been expected had the invasion not occurred. Eighty-four percent of the deaths wer...
JCI table of contents November 1, 2004
...hrough cytokines that can promote the formation of excessive
fiberous tissue, such as TGF-b and PDGF. Edward Leof and colleagues , from the Mayo Clinic, examined TGF-binduced fibrosis to determine if it is mediated through the action of c-Abl, which is already known to mediate PDGF action. The authors show tha...
Other highlights in the November 3 JNCI
...s interferon beta, have limited utility because of excessive
toxicity when delivered systemically. In a new study, Michael Andreeff, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and colleagues demonstrated in a mouse model that mesenchymal stem cells, which are derived from ...
JCI table of contents, November 15 2004
...the ordered SD structure was no longer evident and excessive
protein levels were found in the urine. In an accompanying commentary, William M. Deen from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses how the many parts of the glomerular capillary wall function to determine the permeability of this l...
Safety of bismuth bullets questioned: Study
... and laboratory animal studies have suggested that excessive
bismuth exposure may be linked to blood, liver, kidney and neural problems. Gough says that populations who rely on potentially contaminated food sources, such as First Nations people, may be at greatest risk. ...
IRCM scientist demonstrates basic active mechanism of immune-system cells
...of SLAM, SAP or FynT inhibitors, which could block excessive
immune responses observed in patients with autoimmune diseases. ...
Study identifies molecular complex vital to creation of miRNAs
... DGCR8 was intentionally inactivated, which led to excessive
accumulations of the primary microRNA.DGCR8 is one... syndrome patients to see whether they exhibit the excessive
accumulations of primary RNA that might be expected due to a DGCR8-deficient, and therefore nonfunct...
New findings in innate immunity may lead to treatments for atherosclerosis
...ay serve as a self protective mechanism to prevent excessive
inflammation and contribute to plaque stability. Indeed, patients with higher IL-10 serum levels have a better chance of recovery. Therefore, elevated IRAK1 modification and IL-10 levels observed in atherosclerosis patients may be a compensatory and ...
Finding could improve safety of stem cell transplants
...ral process occurs during development to eliminate excessive
and potentially harmful cells. Just before neurons begin forming, there is a massive production of proteins and up-regulation of lipids. At that point, about half the cells have high levels of the protein PAR-4, half have high levels of the protein, ...
Fussy Baby Network answers cries for help in community
...le crying. Twenty percent of infants struggle with excessive
crying--about 37,000 babies in Illinois alone, reg...hed in Archives of Disease in Childhood found that excessive
crying that continues more than three months of age was linked to behavioral and intellectual develo...
Red wine lovers, take heart: More evidence points to the drink's cardiac heath benefits
...o overdrive, and, as a result, these cells produce excessive
amounts of collagen a fibrous substance found in bone, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues. "This hyper-secretion of collagen leads to a stiffening of the heart muscle," Bomser said. "So the heart has to work harder to pump blood, ...
Researchers discover direct link between agricultural runoff and massive algal blooms in the sea
...s hypoxia, or oxygen depletion, which is caused by excessive
algae growth. As the algal mass sinks, it is consumed by bacteria, which use up most of the oxygen in the water as they multiply. The result is an oxygen-depleted dead zone at the bottom of the sea where few creatures can survive. A massive dead zone...
Cigarette smoking exacerbates alcohol-induced brain damage
...escribed in alcoholics in treatment due to chronic excessive
alcohol consumption," asked Durazzo, "or does chronic comorbid smoking also contribute to some of the damage observed?" Researchers compared 24, one-week-abstinent alcoholics (14 smokers, 10 nonsmokers) in treatment with 26 light-drinking "controls" ...
Alcoholism and excessive food intake may share chemical pathways in the brain
...cohol consumption. Galanin may play a role in both excessive
food intake and alcohol consumption. Galanin is o...food intake and nutrition with those involved with excessive
alcohol intake and dependence. It is conceivable that galanin plays an important role in the excess...
Screening for genetic disorders: Need to avoid anxiety
...er. Haemochromatosis causes the body to absorb an excessive
amount of iron from food, and this can lead to damage to the liver and other body tissues. The research found that identifying individuals as being at risk does not automatically mean that other potentially vulnerable members of the family will be a...
UCSD medical researchers discover molecular pathway that turns a juvenile heart into an adult heart
... an increase in the expression of genes related to excessive
cardiac tissue growth (hypertrophy) and fiber growth (fibrosis), which are indicators of a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy. Interestingly, the researchers also found differences in male versus female mice. The male animals experienced ...
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