Tag: "human" at biology news
Biologists ID molecular block for social 'cheaters'
...Gad Shaulsky, associate professor of molecular and human
genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. "We don't know the precise biomolecular pathway for this second function, but we know that dimA codes for a transcription factor that binds with DNA in the nucleus to control gene expression. Because transcript...
Viruses found in untreated city water
LA CROSSE, Wis. - Viruses from human
sources occur in the La Crosse, Wisconsin municipa...responsible for contamination. "The only other human
fecal source near the wells is sanitary sewer lines," Borchardt said. "Sanitary sewers can leak and ...
Forum at Virginia Tech to address issues of human cloning
...arge. "The reality of reproductive and therapeutic human
cloning is with us. Both types of cloning involve ...mber of nationally-recognized experts on issues of human
cloning, representing a range of views and areas of expertise: Wendy Goldman Rohm is an investigati...
Bovine genome completed
... will be able to compare the cow's genome with the human
genome sequence in hopes of gaining new insights into human
health and disease. The province of Alberta has already invested more than $1.5 million (Cdn) towar...
Researchers find chemosignal that encourages women's sexual desire
...ho used this system of social communication during human
evolution," McClintock explained. Other r...rs at the institute produced the first evidence of human
After flu exposure, mild exercise protects mature mice from dying
...ular basis. Results both striking and surprising; human
flu vaccine reaction study underway 20-week-old m...moment, the laboratory also has a large NIH-funded human
clinical trial underway examining whether or not moderate exercise training can improve immunologica...
Bovine genome assembled
...aring the bovine genome sequence with those of the human
and other organisms that have already been sequenc...o helping medical researchers learn more about the human
genome and thereby develop better ways of treating and preventing disease, the bovine genome sequenc...
Bovine genome sequence available
...also help medical researchers learn more about the human
genome and thereby develop better ways of treating...on of the bovine genome sequence with those of the human
and other organisms that have already been sequenced. The results of these analyses will be publish...
Bugs in the gut could play key role in understanding human disease and drug toxicity
...re research into this area. The deciphering of the human
genome was a huge step forward for medicine, but w...m. Understanding these interactions as will extend human
biology and medicine well beyond the human
genome and help elucidate novel types of gene-environment...
Toward a better understanding of taste and smell impairments
...aste and smell perception can significantly impact human
quality of life, nutrition, and safety, current treatment options remain limited. "By investigating the role of inflammatory factors in chemosensory loss and recovery, we expect to gain insight into potential therapeutic interventions for these d...
Botulism bug says no to nitric oxide, provides key to molecule's role in human cell signaling
...igins and structure of a vital protein involved in human
cell signaling, University of Texas Medical School...d to use the toxin to benefit the organism." In human
beings, nitric oxide binds to a receptor called soluble guanylyl cyclase to make cyclic GMP, a molec...
Is more better: Counting birds may only tell part of the story
... authors provide several examples of the impact of human
disturbances on bird populations. The black...e productive and abundant in areas where long-term human
activity maintained an open habitat and abundant prey. This suggests some birds are able to adjust ...
Society for Psychophysiology Research
...audio perception, emotion, cognition, personality, human
development, and psychopathology, to name just some of the areas that will be represented. Approximately 400 scientists are expected to attend. The hallmark of this highly international, interdisciplinary meeting is research aimed at increasing our ...
HHS awards $232 million in biodefense contracts for vaccine development
...orm of the vaccinia virus that cannot replicate in human
cells. Previous NIAID research has demonstr...ague vaccine as well as animal testing and initial human
trials. There is currently no licensed plague vaccine, and the pneumonic form of the disease, which ...
New risks for bladder cancer identified by MIT team
... the same chemical family that do not appear to be human
carcinogens. Because they are chemically similar to their three noxious cousins, they could potentially lead to safer alternatives for the latter. Authors of the paper from MIT are Tannenbaum, Paul L. Skipper, a BE principal research scientist, a...
Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015
...s of parasites responsible for most of the world's human
malaria, as well as the mosquito that carries it. ...of these genomes, paired with the knowledge of the human
genome, can be used to develop new drugs and vaccines. As well, the report forecasts the creation of...
Study describes basic mechanism in cell growth control involving damaged DNA
...mplex molecular choreography with implications for human
health and disease. In a report currently appearin...n in this critical interaction may be the cause of human
cancer, which is characterized by deregulated cell cycle and accumulation of gene mutations." Xiong,...
'Junk' DNA may be very valuable to embryos
...n. Therefore, more than one third of the mouse and human
genomes, previously thought to be non-functional, may play some role in the regulation of gene expression and promotion of genetic diversity. Dr. Barbara B. Knowles and colleagues from The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, found that distinct...
Cells in retina found to behave like soap bubbles
...r and recognizable -- a butterfly, a maple tree, a human
being. How is this amazing diversity of species created? "It is like designing the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle so that they fit together seamlessly," said Carthew. "Understanding how cells fit together in space is an underappreciated area of science t...
New method identifies chromosome changes in malignant cells
... applied their technique to yeast cells as well as human
breast cancer cells and found many previously unknown additions and deletions. The results support an idea proposed by some biologists that chromosome additions and deletions are more common than previously believed. "If a cell really wants to chang...
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