Tag: "individual" at biology news
Nearly 90 percent of babies receive recommended newborn screening tests
...rdless of how many screening tests are mandated by individual
states, parents and health professionals should be fully informed of the benefits and availability of comprehensive newborn screening, Dr. Howse said. It is also advisable for parents to receive information on screening tests for those conditions fo...
New research shows vaginal bacteria vary among healthy women, need customized treatment
... to better understand a womans risk to disease and individual
health care needs, and assist doctors and women to make more informed decisions about health issues and treatment plans. Its important for us to understand that the bacterial landscape in vaginas is different in different women and thats normal, Fo...
Biodesign Institute leads innovative project to prevent cancer
...ck Foundation project. If we could pre-immunize an individual
with a collection of proteins that effectively represent any foreign protein that a breast tumor would produce, the immune system would arm itself against breast cancer, said Lake. And, if the platform technology proves successful, it could be appli...
Loss of hemlocks will affect water dynamics in southern Appalachian forests
...We found quite substantial transpiration rates for individual
hemlocks, with large trees transpiring as much as 49 gallons of water a day. says Ford. The study showed that eastern hemlock plays two distinct ecohydrological roles in the southern Appalachian region: one as an evergreen tree with relatively sta...
Tiny tweezers and yeast help St. Jude show how cancer drug works
...ic tweezers to monitor changes in the length of an individual
DNA molecule caused by the action of a single topoisomerase I enzyme; and to study how the binding of a single topotecan molecule to this enzyme-DNA complex alters DNA uncoiling. Based on the results of those studies, scientists developed the superco...
Birds take cues from their competitors
... University of Jyvskyl, Finland. Most importantly, individual
animals live in communities, and they may learn from each other, even from other species. Seppnen and Jukka Forsman of Uppsala University, Sweden and University of Oulu, Finland, stumbled onto the idea for the experiment when looking for some weath...
From the corner of the eye: Paying attention to attention
...Salk researchers recorded electrical activity from individual
neurons in part of the visual cortex that has been implicated in mediating visual attention. (Please see video.) http://www.snl.salk.edu/~jude/attentiontask.avi As illustrated in the demonstration, the neurons respond when a stimulus appears ...
Amoebae control cheating by keeping it in the family
...d deciphered the genetic makeup of more than 3,000 individual
spores. Though he found genetic differences betwee... colonies with highly related cells, the cheater's individual
advantages were outweighed by the overall health of the group, so the cheaters couldn't gain a footh...
Risk-taking in infertility treatment correlates with women's negative moods
...be influenced by particular mood states and by the individual
tendencies of some people to engage in greater risk taking behaviour, said Dr Newton. We decided to see whether this was equally applicable in assisted reproduction. The team asked 129 female infertility patients to undertake a standardised quest...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 27/July 3, 2007
...worlds largest scientific society. Please cite the individual
journal, or the American Chemical Society, as the source of this information. ACS NEWS SERVICE June 27/July 3, 2007Weekly PressPac ALL CONTENT IS FOR IMMEDIATE USE EXCEPT ARTICLE #5 (EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, July 2, 2007) PressPac A...
Researchers discover method for identifying how cancer evades the immune system
...need to understand the signature for each patients individual
cancer. I see it as the beginning stages of personalized medicine, where we develop tactics for treating the unique genetic make-up of a specific tumor, Epstein said. It becomes even more necessary when we look at all the immunotherapies that are ...
Tough tubes -- Carbon nanotubes endure heavy wear and tear
...e researchers continued to compress the block, the individual
nanotube arrays collectively and gradually adjuste...emory, or viscoelastic-like behavior (although the individual
nanotubes are not themselves viscoelastic), is often observed in soft-tissue materials. While more...
JCI Table of Contents -- July 2, 2007
...antially contribute to the innate resistance of an individual
to M. tuberculosis infection, and this activity is associated with neutrophil antimicrobial peptides. Further work to identify how these antimicrobial peptides are regulated may facilitate prevention and treatment of TB. TITLE: Neutrophil-mediated ...
Europe struggles to meet the challenges posed by PGD patients travelling abroad
...es which may compromise their interests. It is for individual
Member States to decide how best to approach this problem, but options that they could consider could include harmonisation of regulation across Europe, or regulating rather than prohibiting PGD....
The Cancer Genome Atlas awards funds for technology development
...lish a publicly available integrated database that individual
researchers can use to study the genomic changes of specific cancers to develop new targets for a new generation of drugs and diagnostics. TCGA data will be made available through public databases supported by NCIs cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid ...
Mother-of-pearl -- Classic beauty and remarkable strength
...ck wall with layers of organic "mortar" separating individual
crystalline "bricks," the polarized light from the synchrotron revealed that the nacre wall was not uniform. Instead, the wall contained distinct clumps of bricks, each an irregular column of crystals with identical composition but a crystal orie...
Extracting eggs from pre-pubertal cancer patients brings hope for future fertility
...n damaged by freezing, and collecting and freezing individual
eggs from the follicles, which are more resistant to the damage caused by extreme cold, offers a better chance of restoring fertility in adulthood. To their surprise, Dr. Revel and his team found eggs in the follicles of girls between 5 and 10 year...
Discovery could help bring down price of DNA sequencing
...d going through a needle. The technique can detect individual
DNA molecules, but the DNA gallops through so fast that it is impossible to read the individual
letters, or bases, and determine the sequence. (The four letters of the genomic alphabet are A, T, G...
Bright future for nano-sized light source
...nced methods of cyber cryptography. Working with individual
nanowires, weve developed the first electrode-free...er was used to create an optical trap that allowed individual
nanowires to be grabbed and manipulated. Because of potassium niobates unique optical properties, th...
Autism theory put to the test with new technology
...ed in measuring exactly how the actions of another individual
affect our own, and whether people with autism rea...ition of return effect. So what happens when the individual
doesnt really recognize, or cant recognize the actions of another individual" Sadly this is often t...
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