Tag: "helped" at biology news
Rain forest protection works in Peru
...stablishment of territories for indigenous peoples helped
keep large-scale rain forest damage in check betwe...hn D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which helped
support the research. I foresee that CLAS-like satellite analysis systems will become the standards ...
Brain blood flow gives clues to treating depression
...ded to electroconvulsive therapy, added Bonne, who helped
implement functional brain imaging research in psychiatry at Hadassah. Israeli researchers studied 33 depressed patients and 25 healthy control subjects with SPECT and the radiotracer 99mTc-HMPAO. Our findings may aid in elucidating the mechanism o...
Female gender provides an advantage in renal diseases
...ats, respectively. The studies found that estrogen helped
to protect against kidney disease while testosterone proved to be detrimental to kidney health. More recently, Dr. Sharon Silbiger of the Department of Medicine/Division of Nephrology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, ...
Viewing ecosystems from above
...ms, water, land, and atmosphere. These views have helped
scientists observe Earth across continents, through oceans, and gain a better understanding of ecological systems at multiple levels. In symposium 9, to be held at the Ecological Society of America Annual meeting, scientists will discuss current rese...
ASBMB taps 8 scientists and 1 politician for top awards
...o the field of chromatin biology. His research has helped
define cause and effect relationships between specific histone modifications and specific gene expression events, as well as defined the enzymes and mechanisms involved in epigenetic regulation. The Merck Award is given to a researcher who makes outs...
Research team enlightens the reasons for severe blindness
...on of a single gene, the affected persons could be helped
by exchanging this gene. Such a LCA gene therapy has been already successfully implemented for dogs who naturally suffer from LCA: the treated dogs regained their permanent eyesight due to this therapy. A clinical study of twelve human patients is cu...
Census of Marine Life historians detail collapse of bluefin tuna population off northern Europe
... including harpoon rifles and hydraulic net lifts, helped
northern European fishers land burgeoning quantiti...as ingested by bluefin tuna. The booming catches helped
strip the Atlantic bluefin population in a relative blink of time 1910 to 1950. The species virtua...
Forecasting system provides flood warnings to vulnerable residents of Bangladesh
...nnot yet confirm the extent to which these efforts helped
people prepare for the floods. "Our goal is that...eir lives," says NCAR scientist Thomas Hopson, who helped
develop the forecasting system. The system uses a combination of weather forecast models, satellit...
Discovery of new protein could provide new understanding of male fertility
...hether this enzyme, which they called UBE1L2, also helped
degrade proteins by working with E2 and E3 enzymes. They confirmed that this was indeed the case. Groettrup and his team also tested whether UBE1L2 was like the original E1 expressed in all organs and tissues. They measured the expression levels ...
Success or failure of antidepressant citalopram predicted by gene variation
...st medication they try have a fair chance of being helped
by others. After the trial, researchers spelled out the DNA codes contained in 68 genes suspected of being involved in depression, collected from 1,297 of the patients who had participated in STAR*D. The genetic material included the occasional varia...
Taming the anthrax threat
...hey identified several pathways and functions that helped
the microbe survive and thrive, which could be targets for future drugs. Among a large number of genes shown to be highly active, the scientists picked one to study further, a previously uncharacterized gene in the MarR family that possibly regulat...
Orangutans' communication resembles a game of 'charades'
...ovide insight into the pre-linguistic devices that helped
construct the very earliest forms of language. ...
How a pain in the neck could be bad for your blood pressure
A chance discovery in the lab has helped
University of Leeds scientists to show how the treatment for a stiff neck could do wonders for your blood pressure. Chiropractors have long known that tackling pain and stiffness by cracking the neck through manipulation can also lower blood pressu...
'The Man Who Saved The Sea Turtles'
...h the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, which he helped
found in 1959, Carr came to be recognized as the w... were quite successful among general audiences and helped
spread the message of conservation to the masses. For all of his many accomplishments, Archie Carr...
Chickens dieting to help Delaware waterways
...r noted. It's brought the science to the table and helped
industry take advantage of the enzyme. It's also helped
us to quantify the reduction of phosphorus to the environment. William Vanderwende, chairperson of...
Wild weather forces farmers to adapt
... USDA-ARS Northern Plains Research Laboratory have helped
scientists to better understand the short-term effects of crop sequencing, researchers say there is a lot to learn about how different crop sequences affect the many factors that influence agronomic and environmental outcomes within cropping systems....
More fish oil, less vegetable oil, better for your health
...mount of extra fish oil that we added, COX-2 still helped
convert all the vegetable oil available. This finding reveals for the first time a limit to how the body naturally regulates levels of prostanoids produced by fish and vegetable oil. If both oil types are present in the body, levels of prostanoids ...
Smithsonian Fragmentation Project threatened by Amazon Colonization Plan
...Environment in Washington, D.C., who conceived and helped
to establish the fragmentation project more than 25 years ago. In fact, the results of the science were doing could be more profitable for Brazil. Intact forests could have great economic value in the long term for the purpose of stabilizing global c...
Radiation therapy combined with microsurgery shows promise for curing injured spinal cord
...lesion site during the third week following injury helped
the spinal cord heal itself by eliminating the cells that interfere with its natural repair processes. The research established a connection between the bodys ability to repair the wounded cord and recovery of motor function. Once the wound was hea...
Genomic analysis uncovers new targets for HIV vaccine
...f 486 people infected with HIV that appear to have helped
some of the patients fight off the virus and delay the onset of full-blown AIDS. The researchers expect the new findings to aid the search for an HIV vaccine that would work by boosting the protective effects of one or more of these genes, and he...
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