Tag: "risk" at biology news
Malaria -- Effective insecticide-repellent synergy against mosquito vectors
...ded by the World Health Organization for people at risk
from this devastating disease is the use of mosquito nets impregnated with pyrethroids, of low toxicity for mammals and highly active against mosquitoes. Unfortunately, excessive and inappropriate use of this family of insecticide, particularly by sp...
Metabolic syndrome -- don't blame the belly fat
...ions that includes the most dangerous heart attack risk
factors: prediabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, and changes in cholesterol. But with the help of powerful new imaging technologies, a team of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers at Yale University School of Medicine has found th...
Accident-prone? Scientists link brain function to knee injuries
...s teams. Young women are actually at the highest risk
for these injuries, particularly in soccer and basketball, Swanik said....
Gene discovered for type 1 diabetes in children
...ave identified a gene variant that raises a childs risk
for type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diab...icians to screen newborns to predict those at high risk
for the disease. The gene implicated in the current research, KIAA0350, is known to be active almo...
Geologists witness unique volcanic mudflow in action in New Zealand
... also considered particularly dangerous due to the risk
of lahars, according to Leeman. Fagents is developing a computer model to simulate lahar emplacement and to predict the associated hazards. "The intent is to adapt this model to account for different lahar triggering mechanisms, and for different l...
Californians urged to help reduce spread of Sudden Oak Death
... 10.5 percent of the state's forests considered at risk
for pathogen establishment are currently infested. "There is still a lot of land out there for us to protect and an early detection, eradication, and containment program will help us accomplish this," said Susan Frankel, Sudden Oak Death Research ...
Serica scientists win AOSSM Award for ACL (knee) tissue regeneration in preclinical study
...letes. Female athletes are known to have a higher risk
of injuring their ACL. Currently, 200,000 surgeries are performed each year in the U.S. to repair a torn or damaged ACL....
Chromosome glue repairs damaged DNA
...If the chromatids come apart too early, there is a risk
of the daughter cells getting the wrong number of chromosomes, something that is often observed in tumour cells. Dr Camilla Sjgren and her research team have now shown that the cell also employs cohesion to repair damaged sister chromatids. Their ...
EPA foregoes opportunity to improve nanotechnology oversight
...untary basis with scientific information about the risk
management practices now used by manufacturers of existing nanomaterials. Starting the Stewardship program will be a positive step toward filling in some of the information gaps facing the agency. But there should be an interplay between modifyi...
High blood pressure medication strategy proves effective in Hispanic women
... said. However, these women remained at a lower risk
for these outcomes even after statisticians adjusted for age and other factors. Still, she warned that problems associated with diabetes are likely to show up in these patients down the road. Diabetes in and of itself imparts significant future adv...
JCI table of contents: July 12, 2007
...ich binds estrogen receptor alpha (ER-alpha), is a risk
factor for breast cancer development. However, one...nt of future anti-thrombotic drugs, with a reduced risk
of pathological bleeding. TITLE: The antithrombotic potential of selective blockade of talin-depen...
Research team discovers gallstone gene
...ed a gene variant that significantly increases the risk
of developing gallstones (Hepatology No. 46, 11 Ju...rovide evidence of a genetic component that boosts risk
levels. "We reckon that environmental influences, like the wrong diet, are 70 to 80 per cent respons...
FDA finds no strong link between tomatoes and reduced cancer risk
...ssociation between eating tomatoes and a decreased risk
of certain cancers, according to an article publis...that gives tomatoes their red hue, and a decreased risk
of some cancers, particularly prostate cancer. In order for foods and dietary supplements to be labe...
QUT's top researchers honored with fellowships
...profile to more accurately identify individuals at risk
of developing schizophrenia and provide early intervention. "Early intervention of schizophrenia would significantly reduce the burden to Queensland's health care system and increase the likelihood of those with the illness of leading healthy, prod...
Boosting key milk nutrients may help lower type 2 diabetes risk
...in D in the American diet could help decrease the risk
of type 2 diabetes by nearly 15 percent, according...min D were linked to as high as 46 percent greater risk
of type 2 diabetes. Yet boosting vitamin D alone would likely have little effect in healthy adults. ...
Scientists find brown fat master switch
...ount of engineered precursors in people who are at risk
for being obese," said Spiegelman, who is also a professor of cell biology at Harvard Medical School. "In theory, you would only have to reduce the accumulation of white fat by 1 percent or so to have an effect." ...
Mild stress in the womb may worsen risk of cerebral palsy
...c mild stress in pregnant mothers may increase the risk
that their offspring will develop cerebral palsya group of neurological disorders marked by physical disabilityaccording to new research in mice. The results may be the first to demonstrate such effects of stress on animals in the womb. The new stu...
Aphids make 'chemical weapons' to fight off killer ladybirds
...erful means of dispelling a predator which poses a risk
to the entire colony. Unfortunately the nature of the mechanism with the chemical stored in the insects blood and the catalyst stored in its muscles means that in most cases the individual aphid responsible for seeing-off the ladybird predator dies...
Study finds Western-style 'meat-sweet' diet increases risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women
...y red meat, starches and sweets -- the greater the risk
for breast cancer among postmenopausal Chinese wom...attern was significantly associated with increased risk
of breast cancer among overweight postmenopausal women. Specifically, high intake of the meat-sweet ...
New blood test might offer early warning of deep belly fat
...novel biomarker for visceral obesity and increased risk
for type 2 diabetes and other adverse outcomes of visceral obesity, said Blher. In addition, pharmacological interventions that reduce RBP4 levels might be a new approach in the treatment of metabolic syndrome and visceral obesity. Prior to 2005, w...
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