Tag: "intermittent" at biology news
AGU Journal highlights -- February 23, 2007
... low-frequency tremors, which consist of swarms of intermittent
weak signals at relatively low frequencies (1 to 8 hertz) and last from days to a few weeks once activity begins, were first discovered along Japan's Nankai trough, a location known to generate great earthquakes. Previous research has suggested that ...
JCI table of contents -- February 22, 2006
...ta mutations are associated with diseases in which intermittent
neutropenia or neutrophil dysfunction emerges in the presence of stress or immune challenge. TITLE: Impaired neutrophil activity and increased susceptibility to bacterial infection in mice lacking glucose-6-phosphatasebeta AUTHOR CONTACT: Janice ...
Eculizumab is well-tolerated and shows significant improvement in PNH patients (Ph III)
...n), anemia, disabling fatigue, recurrent pain, and intermittent
episodes of dark colored urine, known as hemoglobinuria. Importantly, PNH patients are at increased risk of forming life-threatening blood clots, or thromboses, which are a significant cause of death. Eculizumab, a long-acting C5 complement inhibitor...
How movement lubricates bone joints
...eoglycan 4. In areas of the joints exposed to only intermittent
cartilage sliding, the effect on proteoglycan 4 production was intermediate between continuously sliding and immobilized regions of the joints. A challenge for us is to create large tissue grafts for transplantation, said Sah. We are systematically...
December issue of Frontiers
...y and the Environment. Coho salmon dependence on intermittent
streams Early this year, the US Supreme Court remanded to a lower court cases relating to whether intermittent
streams are under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act. Intermittent streams are currently threa...
The New England Journal of Medicine reports data on eculizumab for the treatment of PNH
...atigue, recurrent pain, pulmonary hypertension and intermittent
episodes of dark coloured urine, known as haemoglobinuria. Importantly, PNH patients are at increased risk of forming life-threatening blood clots, or thromboses, which are the major cause of death. Dr. Hillmen has previously published findings that ...
Rapamycin shown to inhibit angiogenesis
...ood vessels is inadequate, often resulting in only intermittent
coverage. And last, a tumor's blood vessels are overly permeable or leaky." The hypothesis that blood vessel formation in tumors is essential for the growth and spread of cancer was first proposed in the early 1970's, and in 1983, it was shown that...
Fundacin BBVA and IDIBAPS reassess the intermittent treatment efficiency against malaria
...ious Diseases on the efficiency and safety of the intermittent
preventive treatment in Mozambican children of les...lnic in Manhia (Mozambique), demonstrates that the intermittent
treatment with sulphadoxin-pirimetamine (SP) is safe, well tolerated and reduces by 22.2% the cases ...
JCI table of contents, June 1, 2006
...e abnormalities), while physiological stresses are intermittent
by nature, it is thought likely that the duration ...gues from the University of North Carolina applied intermittent
stress, in the form of pressure overload, to the hearts of mice and tested the roles of duration and...
Just like us, social stress prompts hamsters to overeat, gain weight
...amsters? If so, how many defeats are necessary? Do intermittent
(unpredictable) defeats increase fat and food inta...nsecutively (at regular times). However, while the intermittent
group increased on all measures of fat gain, the consecutive group increased on only two of the fat ...
First demonstration of 'teaching' in non-human animals
...r is towing the follower but the process is highly intermittent
because the follower is dictating the speed of the lesson by stopping frequently to consolidate its growing knowledge of the path that it has taken. Tandem leaders pay a cost because they would normally have reached thefood around four times faster ...
Increasing norepinephrine stabilizes breathing patterns in a mouse model of Rett Syndrome
...ems. Irregular breathing patterns characterized by intermittent
breath holding, hyperventilation and air swallowing are a particularly devastating symptom of the disorder. In some cases the irregular breathing can lead to death due to sudden respiratory arrhythmia. It is worthwhile to note that individuals with d...
New study finds malaria could play key role in mother-to-child transmission of HIV in pregnancy
...entre in Zambia will discuss a study on the use of intermittent
preventive treatment of malaria with sulfadoxine-p...ealth Organization currently recommends the use of intermittent
preventive treatment (IPT) to reduce the burden of disease due to malaria during pregnancy. Recent ...
Travelers can avoid jet lag by resetting their body clocks
...end using the 0.5 dose in combination with morning intermittent
bright light to advance their sleep schedule. "The findings are very practical," said Dr. Eastman. "A business person could go to a pharmacy and buy 0.5 mg of melatonin over the counter. He or she would also have to buy or rent a light box. Then...
Mice have a gift for song
...al structure of the calls, which sounded like low, intermittent
whistles. The other dropped the pitch to an audible level without interfering with the time sequence--the pitch-shifted recording sounds remarkably like birdsong. (To listen, go to DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030386.sa004.) To bolster this subjective ...
Stimulating the brain makes the fingers more sensitive
...a sensory response in the finger, and then applied intermittent
pulses of stimulation over the course of about ten minutes. They tested the sensitivity of the index finger by determining how far apart two simultaneously applied pinpricks needed to be for the subject to distinguish them as separate stimuli. rTMS...
4th MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference - Roll Back Malaria Partnership's Forum V Global Partners Meeting
...e? Treatment as prevention: New evidence on how intermittent
use of malaria medicines can prevent the disease and may even induce immunity in children and pregnant women HIV and malaria: Co-infection poses a major treatment challenge and scientists find evidence that malaria in pregnancy may facilitate feta...
Freeze-dried mats of microbes awaken in Antarctic streambed, says U. of Colorado study
...e for Mars because of its inhospitable climate and intermittent
water flow. "This was something we did not antici... Montreal. The river channels under study feature intermittent
streams that link glaciers to frozen lakes on the valley floor, she said. The streambeds contain ph...
Why IL-2 works in HIV
...ting-edge in vivo labeling techniques to show that intermittent
administration of IL-2 to HIV-infected patients in...tial CD4 cell increases seen in patients receiving intermittent
IL-2 therapy and provide new insight into the biological activities of exogenously administered IL-2...
Naturally occurring asbestos linked to lung cancer
...out occupational exposures are more dangerous than intermittent
exposures in the community. But the more you can do to reduce your personal exposure, the safer you will be." While the overall mesothelioma rate was about one case per 100,000 people per year in the California study, the rate varied markedly by gen...