Tag: "lost" at biology news
A treatment, not a cure: Calcium silicate neutralizes an acidic stream
.... When pH-levels decline, a stream is said to have lost
its acid neutralizing capacity (ANC). Aquatic and semi-aquatic animals, such as fish and salamanders, are more prone to stress and disease when exposed to acidity and heavy metals. As a remedy for acid stomach, people reach for Tums, or a similar ca...
Brain circuit may permit scientists to eavesdrop on memory formation
...y still recalled the platform's location. But they lost
that memory four weeks after training. "There were...ained short-term memory; but four weeks later they lost
that memory as well. Since the lesion was made after learning, this experiment suggested that the an...
Society for Psychophysiology Research
...still able to communicate once they had completely lost
motor control. PHYSICAL FITNESS AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN HEALTHY PREADOLESCENT CHILDREN Sarah M. Buck, Charles H. Hillman, Darla Castelli, University of Illinois Can exercise make school kids smarter? Physical activity has been shown to have a p...
Sedentary overweight people get insulin boost from short term exercise; CVD risks trend down
...ced insulin resistance," however, replacing energy lost
while exercising "resulted in no change in insulin action." Black said the findings "suggest that subtle changes in energy balance that precede measurable fat loss play a key role in mediating the beneficial effects of exercise on whole-body...
VitalSense(R) - Wireless vital signs monitoring
... the sensors significantly decreases the number of lost
data points. Accuracy is 0.1 C with 0.01 C resolution. In the normal mode, each VitalSense monitor can track and record data from up to 10 sensors that have been associated with the monitor, while rejecting signals from other sensors that may be with...
Normal cells in tumors may aid cancer growth
... found that 38 markers or 38 regions of DNA were lost
from 19 different chromosomes. When the researcher...ncer cells, they found that 19 regions of DNA were lost
from 15 different chromosomes. This indicates that more DNA regions may be lost
in a tumor...
Study is looking at ways to help stroke survivors regain lost motor skills
...lping enable other areas of the brain to take over lost
functions. The other portion of the study in Chicago is being led by Dr. Mark Huang and Mary Ellen Phillips, occupational therapist, at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). At RIC, the study participants are randomly divided into tw...
Latest buzz in research: Intoxicated honey bees may clue scientists into drunken human behavior
...almost no time grooming or flying. "These bees had lost
postural control," Mustard said. "They couldn't coordinate their legs well enough to flip themselves back over again." Except for the control bees, bees that had consumed the least amount of ethanol 10 percent spent the least amount of time upside ...
Brain differences in adolescents, psychopaths, lend to their impulsive, risk-taking behavior
... if they are correct or a greater number of points lost
if they are incorrect; or choices that are more li...ed if they are correct or a fewer number of points lost
if they are incorrect. Risk taking on this task is characterized by choosing the least likely choice...
Pesticides may promote Parkinson's disease and exercise may offer protection
..., they found that the rats forced to be active had lost
fewer dopamine neurons than the sedentary rats. "There was a problem with these studies, however," says Michael J. Zigmond, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh. "The injections of the neurotoxin used to mimic Parkinson's were made in a way that cau...
Gene therapy approach reverses diabetic neuropathy in animal model, Pitt study finds
...tablished peripheral neuropathy and restoration of lost
nerve endings to their feet, reported James R. Goss, Ph.D., research assistant professor of molecular genetics and biochemistry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He and colleagues had previously found the same gene therapy approach ...
Solutions to stop fishermen returning dead and dying marine animals back into sea - study
..."Millions of pounds of potential fish landings are lost
through discarding. For the improvement of stocks like whiting, haddock and plaice it is essential that discarding be reduced. "The main problem is that it would initially be at a cost to fishermen. Direct compensation has not been forthcoming, ther...
'Broken' gene reveals evolution of salt retention and possible ties to hypertension
... three small saltshakers. This salt is constantly lost
through sweat and urine and replaced through the d... available salt must have been limited and quickly lost
through sweat. People who were better at retaining salt may have had a significant survival advanta...
Hurricane damage creates pecan shortage
...ly produces 120 million pounds of pecans annually, lost
an estimated 50 percent of its already reduced pec...bama, which took a direct hit from Hurricane Ivan, lost
80 percent of its total crop. Damage to the pecan trees include pecans blown prematurely from the li...
Sleeping, waking, ... and glucose homeostasis
...vels early in the day. This diurnal regulation was lost
in the mutant mice. Furthermore, whereas the normal mice could fairly easily return their glucose levels to normal when they were artificially treated with insulin, this ability was severely impaired in the mutant mice. What's more, a high-fat diet...
First human trial of bioartificial kidney shows promise for acute renal failure
...e RAD perform the metabolic and hormonal functions lost
in acute renal failure. Eventually, researchers hope the device can become implantable in patients with chronic renal failure as a long-term replacement for kidney function. More testing is needed before that can become a reality, and any standard u...
Scientists pioneer biotech techniques to halt infestation of history, art treasures in tropics
...country's artistic heritage (with a similar amount lost
to other causes). Particularly vulnerable are ancient religious wooden sculptures which, if not properly preserved, can eventually crumble "like a saltine cracker," says Ms. Rivero. The symposium Nov. 4-5 has attracted more than 100 registered curat...
Link between immune protein and longer survival in melanoma patients identified
...d, physicians have delivered vaccines that can get lost
in the circulatory system. But, researchers can now target vaccines to certain lymph nodes in the body that they know will generate T cells with the appropriate chemokine receptor like CXCR3- a 'homing' feature that allows these killer cells to find ...
New program examines stem cells' potential to repair, replace damaged tissue
...repair damaged tissue and possibly make new organs lost
to disease or injury is the goal of the new Progra...ical replacements for bone and other facial tissue lost
to cancer. "We are working at the moment in materials, but the idea is to expand this into more com...
Sex versus survival: A tradeoff at geographical range limits
...oting that in humans an example of a vestigial, or lost
trait, is our tailbone. "If our data are borne out by other genetic studies, it means that these complex traits can be eroded very quickly."...
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