Tag: "nearby" at biology news
Talcum powder stunts growth of lung tumors
..., slows cell growth and movement, and even induces nearby
tumor cells to commit suicide. All of these make it hard for tumors to grow and spread into healthy lung tissue. When endostatin was first discovered in 1997, doctors hoped its tumor-fighting properties would lead to a cure for cancer. But clinical...
How sneaky HIV escapes cells
...m added chemicals to normal human cells that force nearby
proteins together into a clump, and this was enough to get them sent out of the cell in exosomes. If they added a tether to force naturally-clumping proteins inside the cell to the membrane, the proteins met a similar exosomal deportation fate. Th...
Fire ants are emerging nuisance for Virginians
...of RIFAs, the insects have extended their range to nearby
territories during annual mating flights and by mo...ough mostly concentrated in the Tidewater area and nearby
areas in Eastern Virginia, RIFAs have recently been observed at mall construction sites in Richmond ...
A close-up on pancreatic disease: How do we improve the odds?
...h cells have spread beyond the immediate tissue to nearby
nodes or glands), which indicate poorer survival rates. The study investigated EUS and CT accuracy in predicting margins and node status as well as the need for more extensive venous resection in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy. A tot...
Mice, men make livers differently
...o specific locations within the genome and turning nearby
genes on or off. The researchers and their colleagues had previously worked out many aspects of gene regulation in the human liver, which is one reason the researchers chose to study the liver. In the current study they compared 4,000 human genes w...
Researchers develop way to calculate speed of bacterial sex
...or bacteria cells act like vampires, latching onto nearby
unsuspecting non-related bacteria cells. Just as the bite from a vampire leads a victim to be transformed into a vampire, the donor bacterias "bite" injects genetic material into the recipient, causing the recipient to become a donor. The controlling...
NASA mission explores world's deepest sinkhole
...tion to Zacatn, DEPTHX will be used to explore two nearby
cenotes, Caracol and Verde, during the teams two-week expedition....
Researchers publish first marsupial genome sequence
...regulatory elements that influence the activity of nearby
genes, but the full extent of the importance of these non-gene regions is still being revealed. The new results suggest that mammals evolved not so much by inventing new kinds of proteins, as by tweaking the molecular controls that dictate when and w...
'Insulator' helps silence genes in dormant herpes virus
...e virus usually remains in the body, hiding out in nearby
nerve cells where the victim's immune defenses can...o keep this small region of the genome going while nearby
genes remain quiescent. Now, scientists at The Wistar Institute have discovered a molecular mechan...
New clues for treatment of disease that causes accelerated aging
... freeing the rest of lamin A to become part of the nearby
meshwork where it belongs. In most patients with progeria, though, the spot in lamin A where the guide molecule gets clipped off is erroneously deleted during initial assembly of the protein. That leaves lamin A stuck to its guide molecule, which in ...
Urbanization favors sedentary males
...red with populations of the same species living in nearby
forest and rural habitats. "The decision to migrate is probably influenced by both genetics and environment," say the authors in the study. "In this study, we wanted to determine if changing migratory habits were due to changes in genetic composit...
Pancreatic cancer markers identified, may predict survival
...tain miRNAs can distinguish pancreatic cancer from nearby
noncancerous tissue and from inflamed pancreatic tissue. The study by researchers at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, is published in the May 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "Our findings suggest th...
Tree rings show elevated tungsten coincides with Nevada leukemia cluster
...90 and 2002, whereas the amount in tree rings from nearby
towns remained the same, according to a research t...early 1990s for tungsten are roughly equivalent to nearby
towns, but go up in Fallon in the mid-1990s while staying the same in other towns," he said. Tungs...
Genome-wide search unearths surprising clues for diabetes and triglycerides
...NPs can serve as signposts, highlighting pieces of nearby
DNA that may play a causal role in disease. Using this approach, the DGI team and their collaborators identified and confirmed three novel regions of the genome that influence the risk of type 2 diabetes, as well as a genomic region that is linked...
'Junk' DNA now looks like powerful regulator, Stanford researcher finds
...d a handful of transposons that seemed to regulate nearby
genes. However, it wasn't clear how common the phe...suggest that transposons play a role in regulating nearby
genes. In fact, Nobel laureate Barbara McClintock, PhD, who first discovered transposons, proposed i...
Post oak grasshoppers emerging
...use isn't necessary, he said, but a zip code and a nearby
major intersection would be helpful. If possible, they should send a digital photo of the grasshopper so he can positively identify it. Behmer wants to use this information to begin mapping their location throughout the state and to create a database...
Carnegie Mellon University research shows how sensory-deprived brain compensates
...f neurons inside the brain; it could also activate nearby
neurons. While some degree of plasticity would be expected, the growth of brain activity seen in the experiments was striking, Barth says. "What this tells us is that the parts of the brain processing sensory information are extremely adaptive ...
University of Alberta researchers unravel intricate animal patterns
...dividuals in the group are only communicating with nearby
neighbours, but then the groups somehow emerge spontaneously with complicated patterns of their own. Eftimie and her co-authorsDr. Mark Lewis and Dr. Gerda de Vries, also from the Centre for Mathematical Biology housed in the U of As Department of Ma...
Brain tumors coax important support from nearby immune system cells
...- Developing brain tumors can coax assistance from nearby
cells known as microglia, according to a new study from scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers have identified one protein made by microglia that helps accelerate tumor growth and are looking for others. ...
News tips from the Journal of Biological Chemistry
...rferons that prevent the virus from replicating in nearby
cells. Prompted by the interferons, the nearby
cells produce proteins called RNA-dependent protein kinases (PKR) that bind to viral RNA and inhibit...
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