Tag: "stressed" at biology news
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...udies have identified components of words (such as stressed
syllables) and even parts of sentences that are mo... only stressed, but "pitch accented," in which the stressed
syllable becomes more prominent by increasing duration, loudness, and especially pitch. An example ...
Rutgers-led research offers new clues in the genetic mysteries of maize
...ng, new glimpses into the nature of maize, Messing stressed
the need for the completion of a whole genome sequence, a more detailed analysis of gene expression in maize, and a better understanding of its genetic and cellular mechanisms. ...
Calorie restriction leads to some brain benefits but not others in mice
...lorie restriction. I don't think anyone has really stressed
this point before, particularly with regard to the lack of effects on cognition." In addition to validating these findings in larger groups of mice, the team also is exploring the possibility that adjusting other dietary factors may enhance and add t...
Academics work to help stressed-out cats
...were generally more anxious, and were particularly stressed
by being in conflict with other cats in the house. Dr Danielle Gunn-Moore, the Nestl Purina senior lecturer in feline medicine at the University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, explained: "Feline lower urinary tract disease (F...
Iraqi civilian deaths increase dramatically after invasion
... were women and children. However, the researchers stressed
that they found no evidence of improper conduct by the Coalition soldiers. The survey is the first country-wide attempt to calculate the number of civilian deaths in Iraq since the war began. The United States military does not keep records on civili...
Scientists raise concerns about second wave of 'mad cow' prion infection
...Relations and award-winning author and journalist, stressed
the need to take measures to prevent the spread of newly emerging infectious threats before they reach epidemic proportions. "Whatever microbes exist in developing and third world nations will eventually exist in our blood system because humankind is...
Link between immune protein and longer survival in melanoma patients identified
...tists, clinicians and statisticians. David Mullins stressed
that the organization of the Human Immune Therapy Center at U.Va. means that research can be brought from the lab to the clinic in a matter of days, rather than months or years. "We are quickly retargeting vaccines at U.Va. to be used in patients, ta...
Genetic variant linked to weakened heart pumping
... might make heart muscle cells less efficient when stressed
by disease." The researchers collected clinical data and DNA samples from 973 patients treated in the Duke system to document any correlations between the PPAR-I7 polymorphism and ejection fraction. The polymorphism is caused by a single alteration ...
Psychological stress and disease: UCSF-led study suggests connection
...chronically ill child reported that they were more stressed
than women in the control group, though, as a grou...xidative stress. Moreover, the perception of being stressed
correlated in both the caregiver and control groups with the biological markers. In fact, in the mos...
Racial disparities noted in immune system genes
... disparities between African Americans and whites, stressed
Dr. Ness. "Socioeconomic status, access to health care, racism, community-based issues and health behaviors are critical components of racial disparities in health," she said. Among study participants, black women were younger, heavier, less likely t...
Growing cities in arid regions
... Anderson Harvill, who guided the UA for 20 years, stressed
the importance of the UA's threefold role of this university - education, research, and service....
Study finds direct association between cardiovascular disease and periodontal bacteria
... with one exception, limited to them." Desvarieux stressed
that although the new data further illuminate a long-standing scientific issue, they shed little light on the broader public health question related to cardiovascular disease. The 657 people in the study had their oral bacteria and carotid thickness...
Spit, and call me in the morning
...obes' genetic material detected in saliva. Malamud stressed
the importance of technology that can be used right in the doctor's office. For example, doctors often put children with respiratory infections on antibiotics until they get their test results. If a diagnosis from a saliva test were available right a...
Radio-tracking associated with 'dramatic shift' in water vole sex ratio
...ulations." Skewed sex ratios have been reported in stressed
and malnourished females of various species, including water voles. The ecologists suggest this could be explained in terms of the local resource competition hypothesis, which predicts that mothers with access to poor resources will produce offspring...
Leptin: A 'missing link' between obesity and diabetes?
...their insulin supply falls woefully short as their stressed
beta islet cells begin to die. In the new study, there was no difference in the function of islet beta cells between the s/s mice and the mice with no leptin receptors. That doesn't mean that defects in those cells aren't also involved in causing o...
UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders
...Gleevec, is director of the new institute. He also stressed
the interdisciplinary approach necessary to face the challenges related to stem cell research. "Embryonic stem cells have the power to develop into every type of human tissue," said Witte, who also is a professor of microbiology, immunology and molec...
Social stress boosts immune system's flu-fighting abilities
...ing to the viral antigen. The affected paws of the stressed
mice were noticeably more swollen than those of th...d mice, suggesting that the immune system's of the stressed
mice had had produced more immune cells that could respond to this strain of flu virus. Three weeks ...
Short-term social stress may benefit immune response to infection
...repeated on six consecutive days, after which both stressed
and non-stressed mice were given a low-dose influe...ody screening revealed that the mice that had been stressed
prior to receiving the influenza infection had a stronger immune reaction to the infection, with mar...
Fatter pigs due to cooling
...researcher Thuy Huynh has discovered that pigs get stressed
if they become too warm. They go and lie on the slatted floor, wallow in urine, eat less and grow less as well. With cooling systems, such as floor cooling, sprinkling or water baths, the pigs remain cool and grow better. Pigs in confinement find it ...
A little stress gives beneficial oomph! to immune system
...ed tubes for two-and-a-half hours. These mice the stressed
group could not turn around in the tube, but they...ssed group remained in their home cages. Once the stressed
mice were removed from the tubes, the researchers implanted tiny sponges underneath the skin on the ...
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