Tag: "rescuing" at biology news
DNA nanoparticles hold promise in gene therapy for Parkinson's disease
... capable of protecting neurons from dying, thereby rescuing
essential neurons in the brain. In animal studies, neurotrophic factors have revived dormant brain cells, caused them to produce dopamine, and prompted dramatic improvement of symptoms. PD is a chronic, progressive disorder of the central nervous s...
Changes in dietary protein may override inherited skeletal abnormalities
... The remarkable efficacy of a low-protein diet in rescuing
skeletal manifestations of a disease caused by increase in ATF4 activity suggested to the researchers that a high-protein diet might similarly reverse skeletal syndromes characterized by a decrease in ATF4 function. Indeed, the researchers found t...
Fire ant-attacking fly spreading rapidly in Texas
...fficulty retrieving food, having mating flights or rescuing
their larvae after mounds become disturbed by animals such as armadillos during the day. "It's not just because these tiny flies are numerous, it's also because they are diverse in kinds, coming after worker ants in many different ways at once," ...
Russian River coho recovery project seeing first hopeful signs of success
... ground-breaking recovery effort is making headway rescuing
coho salmon from the brink of extinction in part of its historic California range. Recently completed snorkeling and electrofishing surveys estimate survival of more than 12,000 young fingerlings released last spring into Palmer, Sheephouse and Gray ...