Tag: "life" at biology news
Prominent physicist Freeman Dyson to speak at NJIT: Promises and perils of genetic engineering
...ian evolution - drastically altering the nature of life
on earth? Internationally-known physicist and fut... geniuses of our age," Dyson has spent much of his life
working as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton. Born in Engla...
Loyola begins study on blood substitute in trauma patients at the scene of injury
...use it needs to be refrigerated, has a short shelf life
and needs to be typed and cross-matched to the spe... blood substitute carries oxygen, has a long shelf life
and is compatible with all blood types," said Gamelli, who also is chief of Loyola's Burn Center and...
Researchers grow sperm stem cells in laboratory cultures
...species, researchers could extend the reproductive life
of that animal indefinitely. (The researchers developed a technique for successfully freezing and thawing spermatogonial cells in 1996.) By manipulating the culture media that contains the spermatogonial stem cells, researchers might also be able ...
Scientists pioneer biotech techniques to halt infestation of history, art treasures in tropics
...he application of biotech techniques to extend the life
of some of the world's most important cultural heritage. Art preservation protocols and strategies have largely been devised in northern countries with temperate weather. But the climate of the tropics and sub-tropics presents different, more comple...
U-M researcher examines the cell's housekeeping habits
...ans nematode worm resulted in dramatically shorter life
spans for the 1 millimeter creatures. Conversely, ...h findings that caloric restriction can extend the life
span in rats, since near-starvation triggers more autophagy as the cells recycle parts of themselves...
New study reveals locations of possible Alzheimer's genes
...s to predict who will develop Alzheimer's later in life
and who will benefit from drugs that prevent the disease. About the Study The new study found strong evidence for new Alzheimer's genes on chromosomes 18 and 10. The region on 18 had never been strongly linked to the disease before, while the link ...
Virginia Tech, TIGR sign memorandum for new alliance
...ch the university's basic research capacity in the life
sciences and enhance TIGR's computational and expe...s to work on critical research applications in the life
sciences. The success of graduate education program depends upon students having an array of researc...
High-predator environment has unexpected impact on aging in fish
...s evaluated aging in these fish by comparing their life
spans, mortality rates, fertility, and their swimming performance. Some of their results were not predicted by theory. "We instead found that senescence was a mosaic of traits," said Reznick. "The high-predation guppies have longer average and ma...
UK scientist and children's author wins EMBO Award for Communications 2004
...ommunication is presented annually to a practising life
scientist in Europe who has made significant contributions to public understanding of science. The award highlights the exceptional efforts made by many scientists to combine science communication activities with a full-time research career. Winners ...
First Max Planck Partner Institute in China
...ulti- and interdisciplinary research center in the life
sciences. During the five-year start- up phase the...only the combination of various disciplines in the life
science, physics, and computer sciences will enable a better understanding of complex biological sys...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory
...rotein structure and global climate models come to life
in 1 billion vivid colors as scientists study thei... climate, combustion, fusion, high-energy physics, life
sciences, material science, nanotechnology and engineering sciences. "Visualizing and sifting throug...
Global warming: Informal networking is the key to a swift response
...nsions between the need for transparency in public life
to reduce corruption and nepotism and the need for an effective informal system to provide the flexibility that is essential in a crisis." The study brought together theoretical research from a range of academic disciplines and empirical data f...
Ancient creature fossilized by the bacteria that ate it
... its taste for sulfur make it a good candidate for life
on the early Earth, and genetic studies have sugge...aebacteria may have been one of the first forms of life
3.5 billion years ago. The sample the Ohio State scientists found in Antarctica dates back 180 milli...
Extinction in ocean's mud presages key ecological changes
...alters important ecological processes that sustain life
at the bottom of the ocean. The team's work wa...sediment is important, not only because it affects life
at the bottom of the ocean, but also because it has a big impact on the rest of the marine ecosystem...
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research focuses on early mechanisms
...sponsible for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy early in life
so that researchers can develop therapeutic approa...nians and helps the College enhance the quality of life
UCSD researchers find effective treatment for unusual fever syndrom caused by cold exposure
...she's never felt better. "My quality of life
has had such dramatic improvement that I feel like shouting from the rooftops," she said. "I've gone snowmobiling, walked on the beach in the cold and fog, enjoyed the San Francisco chilly dampness, and, best of all, no longer make my husband suffer...
New studies regarding the efficacy of antioxidants and their impact on standard cancer treatment
...r treatment delay; 2) an improvement in quality of life
for the cancer patient; 3) less oncology staff time spent dealing with side effects and patient complaints; 4) a lower need for pharmaceuticals; 5) fewer adverse reactions. (Keith I. Block)...
Lyme disease receptor identified in tick guts
...up potential new avenues to disrupt the Borellia's life
cycle and offers strategies for improving diagnosi...d Fikrig. "We are excited to learn more about the life
cycle of this important pathogen," Fikrig added. "This information can also be used to study other v...
Yale environmental journal translated into Chinese
...ucing environmental burdens throughout the product life
cycle, from the extraction of raw materials, to the production of goods, to the use of those goods and to the management of the resulting wastes. The Journal is a highly-regarded peer-reviewed quarterly, which has been praised for both its readabili...
New gene therapy promising for treating Fabry disease
...ease, an inherited disorder whose sufferers have a life
expectancy of only 40 to 50 years. Fabry disease is one of about 40 lysosomal storage disorders that collectively affect approximately one in 7,700 people. Due to genetic defects, Fabry patients have a buildup of lipids (fats) in endothelial cells l...
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