Tag: "natural" at biology news
Damon Runyon names new class of rising stars in cancer research
... is devising a chemical synthesis strategy for the natural
compound Cortistatin A, a novel anti-cancer drug that targets metastatic disease. David S. Matus, PhD, with his sponsor David R. Sherwood, PhD, at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, is using a powerful genetic model to identify the gene networ...
Other highlights in JNCI, June 26
...de treatment are clinically far less relevant than natural
sources of variability in this heterogeneous population and suggest that finasteride would cause little or no sexual dysfunction for most men who might take it, the authors write. Contact: Dean Forbes, communications department, Fred Hutchison Canc...
MIT tool determines landslide risk in tropics
...d be hastened in some areas. "The uncertainty of natural
threats and their consequences have to be--and can...nduced landslides is a good example of the sort of natural
threat we can address in this way."...
$125 million bioenergy initiative powered by Midwest ag industry, MSU research
...ng some of the most complex problems in converting natural
materials to energy. Ken Keegstra, MSU University Distinguished Professor of plant biology and of biochemistry and molecular biology, will be the executive director of the center, splitting his time between East Lansing and Madison. Keegstra and T...
University of Arizona launches major scientific research initiative at Biosphere 2
...t with the hill slopes outside that are exposed to natural
conditions. All of these experiments will be linke... these processes is key knowledge for managing our natural
resources in periods of uncertainty now and in the future," Huxman said. The public will be able t...
Weizmann scientists discover a new line of communication between nervous system cells
...ightly together. When these molecules are in their natural
places, they not only create physical contact between axon and glial cell, but also serve to transfer signals to the cell interior, initiating changes needed to undertake myelination. The scientists found that production of Necl4 in the glial cells...
Can you hear me now? Stem cells enhance hearing recovery
... which are fundamental to inner ear function. Some natural
regeneration of these cells can occur after acute ... frequency range, which is difficult to restore by natural
regeneration. Stem cell migration into the damaged area of the inner ear improved hearing of high fr...
Lancet study shows gene therapy for Parkinson's disease is safe and some patients benefit
...verse gene therapy.) Gene therapy could be a more natural
way to treat the disease, said Dr. Feigin. This important study shows that gene therapy can be performed safely and may benefits patients. The gene therapy technique was developed by Neurologix, a New Jersey-based company. Parkinson's is a movemen...
International team to honor 30th anniversary of deep-sea vent discovery in Galpagos
...ch on these incredible ecosystems has come in this natural
treasure of the world where Charles Darwin first f...a well-known greenhouse gas and major component of natural
gas-seeps through sediments in the ocean floor, Tyler said. "I expect more chemically driven si...
JCI table of contents: June 21, 2007
...ression was restored following the addition of the natural
phytochemical indole-3-carbinol to the diet of these mice. The data suggest that an Arnt-dependent pathway in the gut has an important role in the regulation of CYP1A1 expression and the metabolism of dietary-derived inducers of CYP1A1. This machiner...
Prey not hard-wired to fear predators
...snt simply to save a species; it is to restore the natural
functions of wild places. When the predator-prey ...olves will be left to maintain the larger goals of natural
function and balance, according to Dr. Berger. Notes on the Study The study compared the behav...
The mouflons of the Kerguelen archipelago
...nstead, we observed the opposite. The effect of natural
selection diversity to be attributable to genetic mutation, and the Islands are much too isolated to have undergone migrations. This variety can be explained by elimination, over the generations, of individuals with low genetic diversity. In small i...
Don't overlook urban soil
...s create a mosaic of soil conditions, ranging from natural
to highly disturbed soil profiles. To examine the effects of land use and cover on soils, researchers from USDA Forest Service and the University of Maryland Baltimore County sampled and measured the physical and chemical properties of surface soils...
Scientists ponder plant life on extrasolar Earthlike planets
... Blankenship said that speculation about the natural
world of extrasolar planets is at this point speculative, but that it is important to get a handle on what the possibilities are, how things might look, what measurements to make and what experiments to do to conclude whether there is life on another...
Weizmann Institute scientists develop a general 'control switch' for protein activity
...emoved from the system, the protein returns to its natural
activity level. As reported recently in the jour...n be brought to a desired level or returned to its natural
level, at specific locations in the body and at specific times all this by giving exact and well-ti...
Gannet population under threat from global warming
...eports that diminishing fish stocks around gannets natural
habitats caused partly by an increase in sea temperature are forcing birds to search further afield in search of food for their young. Usually, one parent will stay with a chick while the other goes out hunting, says Dr Hamer. But if left for lo...
Promising protein may prevent eye damage in premature babies
...eve identified a protein that is part of the bodys natural
defenses in oxygen-deprived conditions, said Maria...3 could advance relatively quickly because it is a natural
protein and presumably safe, Ljubimov said. The discovery has added credibility because independen...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 13, 2007
...ngineering animals that produce higher levels of a natural
growth-promoting protein in their milk. In a study scheduled for publication in the June 13 issue of ACS's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry , a bi-weekly journal, Winston T. K. Cheng and colleagues point out that the protein, lactoferrin ...
Changes in chromosomal constitution of preimplantation embryos suggest caution in genetic screening
... out PGS biopsies for them on day 3, assuming that natural
selection will usually favour the normal embryos for implantation, she says. Our results can explain why PGS would not be able to increase pregnancy potential but rather can serve as a prognostic tool in a limited number of cases, says Ms Frumkin....
UD awarded $11M for osteoarthritis research and unique mentoring program for women scientists
...rant in 2002. The wearing down of cartilage, the natural
cushion between the bones and joints, causes osteo...d/tenure-track women faculty are 17 percent in the natural
sciences and 10 percent in engineering, according to Buchanan. Mechanical engineering, for example...
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