Tag: "may" at biology news
Humboldt squid on the move
...invaded the sea off Central California, where they may
be decimating populations of Pacific hake, an important commercial fish. Ironically, these squid may
have benefited from the decline of large tuna and billfish in the Equatorial Pacific, which previous...
Additional mammogram readers improve breast cancer detection
... Studies have shown that breast cancer detection may
increase when mammograms are reviewed by both a radiologist and a mammographic technologist. In The Netherlands, a breast cancer screening program was implemented in the 1990s that required all mammograms be read by two radiologists. Mammographic tec...
Other highlights in the July 24 JNCI
...ter in Houston suggest that hormone therapy itself may
not cause breast cancer. Instead it could promote tumor growth while its withdrawal may
slow or stop it. They add that using individual-basedin addition to population-baseddata would give ...
Scientists discover new way to study nanostructures
...using the AC Josephson effect. The findings, which may
be used to identify and characterize structural and mechanical properties of nanoparticles, including materials of biological interest, appear online in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. The AC Josephson effect refers to work that Brian Josephson ...
Renewable energy wrecks environment
...good for wind, hydropower, biomass, or solar power may
get used first. A consideration of each so-calle...come both more powerful and smaller. "Renewables may
be renewable but they are not green," asserts Ausubel", If we want to minimize new structures and th...
Breast cancer and hormone therapy -- A looking-glass mirror?
...lear, particularly in view of data showing that it may
vary significantly by type of HT (estrogen-alone v...cer incidence and use of HT over the past 25 years may
be directly linked. The Womens Health Initiative (WHI) trial was a landmark in menopause medicine...
Prenatal alcohol exposure alters brain activity in the frontal-striatal areas
...nses in frontal-striatal areas, brain regions that may
inhibit behavior. Results are published in the A...hol exposure." Fryer thinks that these findings may
have implications for the brains of chronic adult alcohol users. "There is research showing that in...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...ns disease (PD) pathology. Thus, compromised VMAT2 may
increase susceptibility to PD and other neurodegenerative conditions. ...
Picky eating potentially perilous for bats
...a State study suggests that dietary specialization may
also play a role. The link between dietary speci...yles and Storm propose that dietary specialization may
be an important characteristic for conservation biologists to consider when evaluating the extinctio...
Detecting transmissibility of avian influenza virus in human households
...nza have underlined the fact that animal pathogens may
acquire the ability to spread efficiently in human...e contact. Infection clusters in human housholds may
arise from transmission from (i) animals (ii) humans who were infected by animals (primary human-to-...
CTRC enrolls first patients in novel phase II study for sarcoma -- living virus destroys cancer cell
...y to patients for five consecutive days. Patients may
receive additional five-day cycles of therapy every four weeks for a maximum of eight cycles. Up to 52 patients will be enrolled in the study....
Secondary waste from chemical weapons stockpile disposal
...N.W., Washington, D.C. Reporters who cannot attend may
listen to a live audio webcast and submit questions using an e-mail form at http://national-academies.org . PARTICIPATING FROM THE COMMITTEE THAT WROTE THE REPORT: -- Peter B. Lederman (committee chair), retired executive director, Northeast Haz...
New model for autism suggests women carry the disorder and explains age as a risk factor
... risk families is often of a dominant pattern that may
account for a quarter of autism. Although the data does not answer whether there is a gradation of lower risk, the model builds on recent CSHL findings that spontaneous mutation is frequent in sporadic autism and less frequent in children from high r...
Monell researchers find metabolic defect in liver that can lead to obesity
...production of liver enzymes needed to burn fat and may
help to explain why some people become obese while others remain thin. The global obesity epidemic is thought to be caused in part by the increased availability and intake of high calorie foods rich in fat and carbohydrates. These foods promote we...
Radiation therapy combined with microsurgery shows promise for curing injured spinal cord
...ird level of treatment. Recognizing that exercise may
increase tissue repair, they added ten minutes of treadmill exercise five days a week to the radiation therapy, starting at the second week after injury. Again, the spinal cord ability to repair itself was markedly improved. Rats treated with incisi...
Study finds contaminated water reaching Florida's offshore keys
...wage pollution such as cesspits and septic systems may
be a significant contributor. Genetic material from enteric viruses, which cause disease in humans but are only found in infected human feces and urine, also were commonly found throughout the sampled area, including ground water more than six mi...
How to structure a complex body plan
... other sedentary colonial marine organisms, corals may
generate extremely broad structures, changing their morphologies by growing new polyps above existing structures. In branching forms, two higher levels of organization exist, the branch and the colony. Despite the relative morphological simplicity of...
Faster-acting antidepressants closer to becoming a reality
... the effects of conventional medications, patients may
worsen, raising the risk of suicide for some. Dep...olecular targets, such as NMDA or AMPA, scientists may
be able to bypass some of the steps through which current antidepressants indirectly exert their eff...
Bumblebees make bee line for gardens, National Bumblebee Nest Survey finds
...guide their foraging activity and queen bumblebees may
found more nests in or near linear features because they could act as conspicuous linear landmarks to help them get back home, Osborne says....
Adult survivors of childhood leukemia exercise less, worsening high risk for obesity and illness
PHILADELPHIA -- Overcoming pediatric cancer may
only mark the beginning of a young survivors lifel...g that the type of therapy administered to a child may
impair his or her physical activity in the future. To protect adult childhood cancer survivors fr...
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