Tag: "research" at biology news
Gene for common form of Parkinson's pinpointed
... and their families but will open novel avenues of research
aimed at identifying and ultimately halting the mo...lecular events that lead to PD." The international research
team reported finding the gene in a mutant form in five families from Spain and the United Kingdom. ...
Latest buzz in research: Intoxicated honey bees may clue scientists into drunken human behavior
...affects humans." Mustard and Wright conducted this research
with Ohio State colleagues Brian Smith, a professor of entomology, and Ian Maze, an undergraduate student studying microbiology....
Reductions in blood oxygen levels in newborns could contribute to ADHD development
...smitter dopamine, according to an Emory University research
study. Because dopamine promotes attention, lear...ntion deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This research
will be reported at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego on October 24 by Glenda...
Brain differences in adolescents, psychopaths, lend to their impulsive, risk-taking behavior
...ey do that?", look to their adolescent brains. New research
suggests that the risk-taking behaviors seen in ad... risk-taking behaviors of psychopaths. The new research
was presented at the 34th Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. New research--in ...
Deciphering an autism mystery
... similar sounds than were other children. The new research
was presented at the 34th Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. The research
is providing new clues to the genetic, neurological, and molecular basis of this still mysterious di...
Early life stress harms mental function and immune system in later years
...are mediated by fundamental mechanisms. The new research
was presented at the 34th Society for Neuroscience...ations in gene methylation in offspring. Other new research
is uncovering how stresses during pregnancy and early life can affect learning and memory, as well a...
Calorie restriction leads to some brain benefits but not others in mice
...cognitive impairments," says David Wozniak, Ph.D., research
associate professor of psychiatry, who supervised the behavioral studies. "We need to do bigger, more extensive studies to fully understand these findings, but the bottom line is that you don't get uniformly positive results from calorie restriction....
Pesticides may promote Parkinson's disease and exercise may offer protection
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 24 -- New research
into Parkinson's disease is helping scientists bet... experimental therapeutics in animals. Some of the research
will eventually lead to the development of more effective treatments of this human illness. The sec...
OHSU scientists identify key gene that delays female puberty
...nd can shorten the time span for reproduction. The research
was led by Sergio Ojeda, Ph.D., head of the Divisi...is no definitive information, recently a number of research
papers have been published suggesting that young women are reaching puberty at an earlier age. Other...
Retinal stem cells can regenerate after transplant
...art of the eye and formed the correct cells." The research
has implications for future treatment of degenerative eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration but that's still a long way off, says Coles. She, van der Kooy and their colleagues are now exploring whether retinal stem cells ...
Sandbagging cancer in the bloodstream
...Immunology Professor David A. Cheresh, who led the research
with postdoctoral fellow Sara Weis at The Scripps ... cell metastasis stems from several years of basic research
conducted by Cheresh and his collaborators into an area of biology known as cell adhesion. Cell adh...
Cars, not crops, should be chief targets in reducing greenhouse gases
... their paper is that the budgets for environmental research
and monitoring, and development of alternative energy sources, will have to increase drastically for the country to meet the challenges of reducing its impact on global climate and achieving a more energy-efficient economy. ...
New center to map DNA of key lab mice
...he DNA of 15 mouse strains important to laboratory research
on human health. This initiative, called the "Rese...enetics is an extension of the Institute's ongoing research
to understand the genetic basis for differences in response to drugs and other environmental factors...
Farmers don't need a new superstar toxin to fight bugs
... genetic toxins no longer affect them. This latest research
suggests it may be easier than previously thought ...of Wisconsin-Madison; Joseph Huesing, Monsanto Co. research
entomologist; David Onstad, University of Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Environmental...
Bug's-eye-view of urinary tract reveals E.coli infection genes
...coli. According to Mobley, mice are often used in research
on uropathogenic bacteria, because the urinary system in mice is similar to humans, and mice respond to urinary tract infections in the same way. To identify the specific E. coli genes that were "turned on" during infection, the scientists first had ...
Insects implicated in the evolution of new human infectious diseases
...volution of new infectious diseases in humans, new research
shows. Scientists now believe that not only are insects the carriers of some existing diseases but they are also the vehicle where recently emerging highly infectious diseases, such as the plague that killed millions in the 14th and 17th centuries, e...
Psychologist finds instance where 'two wrongs do make a right'
... Institute of Neuroscience. Bala is continuing her research
on the effects of attention on visual perception in the laboratory of UO psychology professor Richard Marrocco. PloS Biology, first published in 2003, is the flagship journal of the Public Library of Science, a nonprofit organization of physicians an...
Children's Hospital Boston geneticist awarded for research on muscular dystrophy
...at it covers the entire spectrum of genetics-based research
from identifying genes, to understanding how muta...e clinical trials in humans. Another major area of research
in Kunkel's lab involves genes that influence lifespan. Kunkel's work led to the identification of ...
Clues to the puzzle of 'talking' root cells
...nstitute of Science and Technology in Japan. Their research
was supported by the National Institutes of Health. In their studies, the researchers sought to understand details of how a protein made by a gene called Short-Root travels from one cell to another in the developing plant root. In previous studies...
GENEPI: a tool to refine and fine-tune radiotherapy treatment for cancer
...PI project will provide the facility for essential research
which will improve and refine radiotherapy for Eur...de an essential infrastructure and tool for future research
to help modify radiotherapy for specific groups of, and even individual, patients. The project has s...
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