Tag: "potential" at biology news
Psychological stress and disease: UCSF-led study suggests connection
...cellular level. Chronic stress appears to have the potential
to shorten the life of cells, at least immune cells." While it is not yet clear how psychological stress impacts telomeres, the team suspects stress hormones may play a role. The next investigative steps A next step in the research will be determin...
University of Texas at Austin researchers identify drug-tolerance mechanism in flies
...nts involved in producing that change could become potential
targets for anti-addiction drugs." The findings will be published online the week of Monday, Nov. 29, by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . Benzyl alcohol (BA) is usually used as an anesthetic. Although few people seek it as a dr...
Study in Royal Society journal on possible genetic factors in social responsiblity
...he Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Geographic potential
of Argentine ants (Linepithema humile Mayr) in the... Dr AL Wild and Dr AT Peterson We examined the potential
worldwide distribution of the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) based on current climate models and...
Horwitz Prize to be shared by Tony Hunter, Anthony Pawson
...rugs for halting cancer cell proliferation and has potential
for other significant therapies. "This creative work by Hunter and Pawson has given us new insight into cell metabolism that goes beyond the original and historical concepts of the role of phosphate," said David Hirsh, executive vice president fo...
Citrus shows promise for certain childhood cancer
...he finding in citrus is promising not only for its potential
to arrest cancer, but because limonoids induce no side affects, according to Dr. Ed Harris, Experiment Station biochemist who collaborated on the study with Dr. Bhimu Patil, a plant physiologist at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center in...
NIH makes award to UNC for Genome Fingerprint Scanning program
...s or forms are significantly changed, indicating a potential
role in the disease. One example is a recent study identifying some of the important regulatory gene clusters controlling glucose responsiveness in a key metabolic pathway affecting diabetes. Another is the discovery of the genes producing many abn...
UT Southwestern initiating trials in humans for ricin vaccine
DALLAS Nov. 30, 2004 A potential
vaccine for the deadly toxin ricin, a "Category B"...nced human clinical testing, product licensing and potential
purchases from the U.S. government and other interested parties. "I am confident that DOR will move ...
Stem cells may hold promise as multiple sclerosis cure
...are diagnosed each year. "Stem cells have the potential
to replace the function of damaged nerve cells," s...including work with human stem cells. "We know the potential
therapeutic action of stem cells and have great hopes, but we do not yet know the possible side effe...
Global assessments of biodiversity argue for expansion of protected areas in key regions
.... KBAs are relatively simple to identify and have potential
as "a global conservation currency." The last article of the Special Section, by Aaron G. Bruner of Conservation International with Raymond E. Gullison and Andrew Balmford, evaluates the expected cost of effectively managing all existing protec...
Shark cartilage cancer 'cure' shows danger of pseudoscience
... shows how the electronic media has increased the potential
harm of pseudoscience, turning what would otherwise be quaint cultural curiosities into potential
serious societal and ecological problems. The only way to combat this is to ensure that government l...
Vaccination with anthrax capsule protects against experimental infection in animals
... only, there is interest in identifying additional potential
anthrax vaccine components that target the whole organism. According to Friedlander, scientists have suspected for some time that the anthrax capsule plays a role in conferring protection. This study provides the first definitive proof of that concep...
JCI table of contents, December 1 2004
Rolipram a potential
new treatment for Alzheimer disease Alzheimer dis...bitor, rolipram, improves memory in both long-term potential
and contextual learning both measurements of brain function. Rolipram's protective effect is due t...
Brain surface stimulation alleviates Parkinson's symptoms
...ded that "motor cortex stimulation appears to be a potential
alternative to deep-brain stimulationwith major advantages in terms of simplicity and safety of the procedure." They wrote that, although comparative clinical trials will be necessary to determine whether motor cortex stimulation can be as efficient ...
Northwestern and Chicago Botanic Garden join forces to train botanists
...iologists who will help anticipate and prevent the potential
loss of plant species and the valuable genetic and... environmental changes to their habitats and their potential
for reintroduction. They will learn how to use the Code of Botanical Nomenclature and define plant p...
Rob DeSalle and Michael Yudell to appear at the American Museum of Natural History
... DeSalle and Mr. Yudell will address the power and potential
of DNA, including the history of the genome, present-day and anticipated future advancements, and the issues involved in this ever-changing area of science. Unraveling the often-misunderstood mystery of the genome and how it can better our lives, D...
Purdue research offers hope for canine, human spinal injuries
...th other chemicals, which also was thought to have potential
as a treatment. "However, dogs treated with the P-188 mixture did not perform as well as those treated with PEG," Borgens said. Trauma to nerve cells causes their membranes to weaken and even rupture. Though the cells may survive, this...
Read your shampoo's label: Study finds common ingredient stunts developing neurons of rats
...vous system, our results thus far suggest there is potential
that everyday exposure to the chemical could also ...ps as well as bring heightened awareness about the potential
risks from human exposure. "This chemical is being used more and more extensively, yet there have b...
Science to restore the nation's ecosystems
...t climate changes in the future, we consider their potential
impacts on ecosystems and the implications for ecosystem restoration and management. We will present evidence for abrupt climate changes in coastal ecosystems of Chesapeake, Florida and Biscayne Bays to provide insight into baseline levels of variabi...
Efforts to clone primates move forward
...ryonic stem cells may have the most versatility in potential
cell-based treatments, but intensive research continues on both embryonic and adult-derived stem cells. Dr. Schatten and his colleagues are focusing much of their research on strategies to derive embryonic stem cells from nonhuman primates. Such cell...
Study reveals developing countries with recipe for thriving health biotech industries
...asily and cheaply by developing countries have the potential
to save millions of people who die each year from diseases. This study helps to reveal and understand the recipe used by developing countries to create thriving health biotech industries." Results of the study, funded by Genome Can...
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