Tag: "family" at biology news
Bacterial spread all down to chance: Some strains 'just the lucky ones'
...life of the humans they infect. For example, close family
members or friends in the same class at school or nursery are more likely to share an infection due to increased contact. After accounting for these differences in the opportunities for person-to-person spread, the researchers were amazed to find tha...
Weight-loss and exercise study compares center- and home-based programs
...me constraints imposed by their work schedules and family
commitments, which leads to considerable interest in home-based approaches to weight loss and exercise. In designing the center- and home-based programs, Dennis included the five components of weight-loss treatment known to be successful: behavior mo...
Dartmouth Medical School lab blends DNA and technology to aid in crime-solving
... Media Laboratory and a professor of community and family
medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Leading a te... Media Laboratory and a professor of community and family
medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Leading a team of designers and software developers at IML, He...
Family trees of ancient bacteria reveal evolutionary moves
...rchers. Blank is able to draw her hypothesis from family
trees she is drawing of Cyanobacteria. Her observations are likely to incite debate among biologists and geologists studying one of Earth's most controversial eras approximately 2.1 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria first arose on the Earth. T...
Promising anti-TB compound finally can be synthesized with ease
...eatment regimens. Davies explained that the family
of marine compounds called diterpenes was discovered and demonstrated to have anti-TB activity in 2000, but as with most natural products, so little could be extracted from the marine organism that full biological evaluation was not possible. ...
A startling diary reveals the onset of autism
...sponsive vocalization, and showed a preference for family
members over other people. By the age of one, however, the male twin showed less eye contact, less verbal communication, and less affection toward others than did his sister. His sleep patterns were also noticeably different from his sister's. By the...
National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2005 inductees
...nerate defendants, implicate others, and establish family
relationships in paternity disputes. Dean Kamen (1951- ) AutoSyringe The portable and automatic AutoSyringe has improved the lives of patients who require round-the-clock injections by administering drugs continuously, allowing them ...
Scientists document complex genomic events leading to the birth of new genes
...t they have identified a new primate-specific gene family
that spans about 10% of human chromosome 2. Comprised of eight family
members, the RGP gene cluster may help to explain what sets apart humans and other primates from the...
From Mars to Maryland: 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting spotlights
...ews headlines on a wide range of topics, plus free family
science activities. Set for February 17-21 in Washington, DC, the AAAS Annual Meeting offers an unsurpassed technical program for scientists, educators, policymakers and reporters, as well as public events for families and job-seekers. The Meeting is...
Charles Yanofsky named National Medal of Science winner
...s, and everyone else can enjoy it, too-my friends, family
and colleagues.'' Yanofsky's medal brings the number awarded to scholars at Stanford, including the Hoover Institution, to 31. Established by Congress in 1959, the National Medal of Science honors individuals for pioneering scientific research that h...
Diabetes' link to obesity broken in mice
...xisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs), a family
of receptors that affects the way cells respond to energy resources. Diabetes disrupts the body's ability to manage energy resources including both fat and sugar. Insulin is a primary regulator of these resources. When the intake of calories exceeds...
Anita Roberts to deliver Excellence in Science lecture
...1 was the first of what is now known to be a large family
of over 40 structurally related growth factors. TGF- is involved in wound healing and in the pathogenesis of diseases such as autoimmune disease, fibrosis, and cancer. New insights into the growth factor's role in these disease processes are now lea...
Certain genetic test helps detect mutations that may be missed by conventional DNA test
...r (HNPCC) has historically been diagnosed based on family
history, according to background information in the article. Approximately 70 percent of HNPCC cases and a proportion of cases that do not fit these criteria can be accounted for by mutations in any one of several genes involved in DNA mismatch repai...
Common virus becomes a new target for cancer treatment
...for the Epstein Barr virus, a member of the herpes family
responsible for the "kissing disease" (mononucleosis) and commonly associated with this cancer's tumors. Patients were given intravenous doses of specialized T cells that specifically targeted antigens produced by the Epstein Barr virus. Developed by...
Inherited gene may increase risk for prostate cancer by 50%
...y were taken those with prostate cancer who had a family
history of prostate cancer, those with prostate cancer and no family
history of the disease, and those without prostate cancer. About 17% of the patients with a family
Pall-Aquasafe protects patients from exposure to waterborne contaminated medical equipment
...ine filter is the Company's latest addition to its family
of Pall-Aquasafe filters that protect patients from contaminated water regardless of the route of transmission. These products enable healthcare facilities to practice total water management and tailor their infection control procedures to better pr...
Molecular machine may lead to new drugs to combat human diseases
...rm models of hundreds of other introns in the same family
and provide possibilities for new treatments for a wide variety of diseases, she said. Other scientists now will use the information gleaned from this study in an attempt to develop new drugs, Golden said. Introns were unknown until the late 1970s, a...
Scientists will discuss remarkable advances in whale research at the annual meeting of AAAS
...uct cetacean ''family trees.'' ''The shape of that family
tree tells us a lot about how the population has c...st where the population has shrunk. Think of those family
trees of royal houses in Europe, where one queen has 12 children, so it bulges out there, but none o...
The secret lives of whales
...f their population. Piecing together their ancient family
trees, he has discovered that the Antarctic population of minke whales is now the longest surviving whale population on earth. It was also once the largestmany times larger than other estimates. This information is critical to current discussions of ...
Signaling protein builds bigger, better bones in mice
...ication of a specific signaling protein in the Wnt family
that regulates bone formation." Wnt10b is one of a family
of 19 related proteins. Wnts (pronounced "wints") regulate the complex changes that take place as an...
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