Tag: "risk" at biology news
Endometriosis increases the risk of certain cancers
...ough endometriosis is associated with an increased risk
of various cancers, this risk
does not depend on the number of times women with the condition have given birth. Dr Anna-Sofia Me...
First baby is born after oocytes were matured in the lab and frozen
...at a later date; however, there is the theoretical risk
that this could re-introduce metastatic cancer int...n achieve pregnancies and live births, without the risk
of aggravating the patients hormone-sensitive disease, delaying their treatment for cancer or re-ins...
Time-lapse recordings reveal why IVF embryos are more likely to develop into twins
...their armoury, she said. Those embryos that are at risk
of twinning could be easily identified by counting the number of ICMs. Then, either a decision could be made about whether to transfer those embryos that are likely to give rise to twins, or, if the choice of embryos is limited, the mother could be p...
New approaches to endometriosis treatment -- mouse experiments point the way
...at women with endometriosis also have an increased risk
of various cancers. The simultaneous occurrence ...lla-Maestre, we may be able to decrease the cancer risk
for these patients. In another presentation to the conference, Dr. Ofer Fainaru, from Harvard Medi...
Alcohol abuse is in the genes
...tify specifically those subjects who have a higher risk
of developing alcohol abuse, the research claims. Regarding the results of this study, professor Rico states the following: alcohol-abuse prevention must consist of locating and identifying genetically predisposed subjects. More campaigns for child...
Breast cancer prognosis runs in the family
...ing treatment unlikely. As well as genetics, other risk
factors such as obesity and hormone replacement therapy probably play a role in the incidence and outcome of breast cancer. Dr Hartman says the findings are relevant to women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, and to those treating them. The next st...
New genetic test developed at Emory advances detection and diagnosis of muscular dystrophy
... a family history of Duchenne or Becker who are at risk
to be carriers can be tested, then, if found to be carriers, can have prenatal testing. "Previously, access to prenatal testing was limited for some women when the affected male relative was not available for testing. The EmArray Dystrophin test gr...
Early environmental exposure may accelerate age-related neurodegeneration
...d from oxidative damage. Aging is the single major risk
factor for PD, but the findings from Andersen and her colleagues show that exposure during the neonatal period may play a crucial role in the development of late-onset PD. Future studies are likely to explore the role of antioxidants in helping to...
Desertification: UN experts prescribe global policy overhaul to avoid looming mass migrations
...ect. And, left unchecked, the number of people at risk
of displacement due to severe desertification is an estimated 50 million over the next 10 years a sweep of migrants worldwide equal in number to the entire population of South Africa or South Korea. Addressing desertification is a critical and ess...
World Wildlife Fund warns against iron dumping experiment near the Galapagos Islands
...d board member, World Wildlife Fund. Theres a real risk
that this experiment may cause a domino effect through the food chain. Potential negative impacts of the Planktos experiment include: Shifts in the composition of species that make up plankton, the base of the marine food chain, would cause ch...
Bisphosphonate treatment is associated with jaw bone problems
...th intravenous bisphosphonates are at an increased risk
of jaw or facial bone deterioration or infection, according to a study published online June 26 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . Several recent studies have found an association between the use of intravenous bisphosphonates and ...
Gene variant increases risk for alcoholism following childhood abuse
...ve shown that childhood sexual abuse increases the risk
for numerous mental health problems in adulthood. However not all abused children develop such problems, a likely indication that genetic factors also play a role. Recent studies have linked the monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) gene with adverse behaviora...
MIT tool determines landslide risk in tropics
...4-hour period (46 inches on July 14-15, 1911)--the risk
rating system relies on data commonly available in...se and population density to determine the overall risk
rating. "The system could be applied directly to any country with similar topography, geology and ...
Cancer research specialist and HSPH professor awarded Medal of Honor from WHO cancer agency
...ranean diet in decreasing cancer and heart disease risk
and increasing longevity. His current main research interest is the evaluation of the hypothesis that hormone-dependent breast cancers have their origin in intrauterine life. The other two recipients of medals of honor this year were Mariano Barba...
Nanotechnology: consumers must be convinced benefits outweigh risks
...on the federal government to develop a goal-driven risk
research strategy to provide decision-makersinclud... a research agenda in this area [of nanotechnology risk
research] when a sense of urgency was needed. Two co-authors of the paper, University of Rochesters ...
Neuroblastoma expert reviews progress and challenges in fighting difficult pediatric cancer
...the start. So precisely defining a given patient's risk
level can help oncologists design the best treatment, avoiding the twin pitfalls of undertreating or overtreating any given child. Better treatments may be on the horizon, but better understanding of neuroblastomas precise biology can guide physici...
The BBVA Foundation commits 2.4 million euros to research in Ecology and Conservation Biology
...y of this remedial effort will be to eliminate the risk
to exposed populations, with an evaluation of the associated economic cost. CREATION OF PROTECTED MARINE AREAS The selected projects include a study on marine conservation and management and another on the conservation of cyprinids a family of ...
New amfAR research grants to optimize HIV treatment
...youth. These young people are at particularly high risk
for HIV infection and yet they are often not teste...h at risk: Homeless youth are at particularly high risk
of HIV infection and yet are often not tested for the virus or do not return for test results. Becau...
Specialized, bone-crushing wolves of Alaska disappeared long ago
...g more bone and eating faster, which increases the risk
of tooth fracture. The long-ago demise of this specialized wolf form may portend things to come for specialized groups of existing predators, Van Valkenburgh said. For example, a unique type of nomadic North American gray wolf was recently discover...
Pregnancy nausea/vomiting may indicate lower risk of breast cancer
...unate. Those women may have a 30 percent lower risk
of developing breast cancer later in life than mot...om the current analysis did suggest that the lower risk
of developing breast cancer observed with nausea and vomiting was stronger as the symptoms became mo...
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