Tag: "human" at biology news
Identifying genes that contribute to a low level of response to alcohol
...huckit and his colleagues reviewed both animal and human
English-language studies developed since January 1998, listed on Medline, and with appropriate keywords (n= 135). They then synthesized the studies' results, searching for potential patterns. Reviewers identified several genes that may contribute t...
Scientists explain how morphogens work
... play a role in determining the bean-like shape of human
kidneys. But when these molecules malfunction, the...hogen molecule that is similar in structure to the human
TGF beta protein. Dpp functions as a morphogen that is instrumental in forming the wings of a...
Antibiotic identified as potential anti-cancer candidate
...an antibiotic called actinonin, which inhibits the human
Pdf, also inhibits tumor growth. Pdf was thought ... that actinonin had an antiproliferative effect on human
cancer cell lines and on tumor growth in a mouse model. They theorized this growth inhibitory activ...
The long road to a promising malaria vaccine started at NYU School of Medicine
...x life cycle of the parasite before it invades the human
liver and causes devastating illness. ...a parasite, and later they cloned the gene for the human
malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Further work in the 1980s led to the discovery that antibod...
Normal cells in tumors may aid cancer growth
...sed 381 molecular markers scattered throughout the human
genome (the entire set of human
chromosomes). The markers served as signposts that identify various regions of the 46 human
Horse auction raises $75,000 for research
...l development in ways that may prove beneficial to human
medicine. Research is also conducted on horses' health problems and a group of studies involves exercise physiology. The center has a high-speed equine treadmill and uses a 50-mile endurance ride to test the horses for the research. Many communi...
Scientists identify new cause of obesity
...ptor (GPCR), about 350 of which are present in the human
genome. These receptor's sense signals such as lig...e basal activity of a GPCR in controlling a normal human
physiological function, the scientists report. "Our genetic findings highlight the importance of pat...
Research gaining momentum by silencing genes
... it will also shed light on the role of animal and human
genes. More and more, scientists are discovering that biological processes in animals and humans are comparable to processes in plants. Recent technology for studying genes At present, we know the function of only 5000 Arabidopsis genes - and scien...
Multi-species herbivore outbreak follows El Nio drought in Panama
...lp us to predict outbreaks involving crop pests or human
UCSD medical researchers use brain cell transplants to correct muscle spasms after aneurysm surgery
Transplantation of human
brain cells corrected involuntary muscle spasms in...sive evidence that transplantation of well defined human
neuronal cells into a specific region of the spinal cord can be an effective treatment for spasticit...
Excess dietary fat accelerates breast cancer by altering the activity of a group of genes
... the mechanism discovered works in the same way in human
breast cancer. The authors of the study emphasise ... establish possible activity of common elements in human
diet, beyond the nutritional value, which may permit scientific opinions to be formulated on the hea...
New version of tumor-suppressor linked to progression of childhood cancer
...system. Mutated TrkA has been associated with many human
cancers, including colon, thyroid and prostate can...led TrkIII, which exhibits oncogenic properties in human
NB cells. TrkIII levels are elevated in advanced stage NB tumors, suggesting that the molecule may p...
Biomedical engineers at case develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels
... also reports the sliver sensor could be ready for human
testing within six months. "So far, the sensor is performing beyond expectation in preliminary laboratory tests," Gratzl said. "Over the years, there has been a lack of good, quality devices for diabetics to monitor glucose something they must do ev...
Medical geneticists elected to Institute of Medicine
... analysis and recommendations on issues related to human
health. With their election, members make a commit...n Genome Project into new strategies for improving human
health. The IOM surely will benefit from their membership," said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, ...
Mouse model of osteoarthritis
...ents may underlie some of the genetic variation in human
osteoarthritis risk and suggests that treatments designed to mimic or augment BMP signaling might help to maintain healthy joints....
To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork
...ntly joined forces to apply the latest advances in human
regenerative medicine in an attempt to restore a b...extraordinary voluntary cooperation across several human
medical and veterinary disciplines that has involved numerous experts with cutting-edge technology a...
ASPB opposes proposed ban of GMOs in Humboldt county ballot measure M
...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 site at http://www.nap.edu/books/0309092094/html/ . T...
Scientists fear threat of second wave of 'mad cow' prion infection
...TSEs, specifically "mad cow" disease and vCJD, its human
form; signals that vCJD is not a disease in decline but in a period of incubation with the possibility of a global second wave. The human-to-human threat may increase with recent evidence of at least two recipients of prion-infected blood transfusion...
Study in Royal Society journal on how relationship status influences sex ratios
... Biological Sciences Partnership status and the human
sex ratio at birth by Dr K Norberg Could the s...vidence that household arrangements can affect the human
sex ratio at birth, and could explain the fall in the proportion of male births in some developed co...
New insight into progression of colorectal cancer
...f colorectal cancer, one of the most common deadly human
cancers. The discovery furthers the understanding of mechanisms that contribute to disease progression and provides new avenues for development of therapies for colorectal cancer. According to study author, Dr. Marcus F. Neurath from the University o...
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