Tag: "study" at biology news
Dr. Harris receives NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award
...rain. "You can apply a drug or manipulate genes in study
animals, then look and see whether it was involved...the cell." The Javits Award will enable study
of the cellular mechanisms of learning and short-term memory in living laboratory animals to see whe...
ASPB opposes proposed ban of GMOs in Humboldt county ballot measure M
... of Medicine of the National Academies published a study
this year which states that "To date, no adverse h...ly flawed proposed ordinance that will harm future study
and farming using modern applications of biotechnology to crops.Founded in 1924, ASPB is a non-profi...
Gene linked to greater risk of heart disease in type 2 diabetes
...s, kidney disease and nerve damage. In a two-part study
published in the Oct. 1 edition of the British journal Human Molecular Genetics, Dr. Doria and his colleagues at Joslin and other research centers in the Northeast and researchers in Italy focused on a gene governing a protein called CD36. This prote...
Other highlights in the October 20 JNCI
...reased Risk of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia A new study
has found that high birth weight is associated wit...n, Denmark, and colleagues conducted a casecontrol study
of more than 2,000 children with ALL or AML and their siblings and more than 10,000 control subjects...
Lag-3 gene dampens immune responses by controlling regulatory T-cell function
...bit an immune system attack on cancer cells. "This study
adds to the mounting evidence that regulatory T cells play a major role in dampening the immune system's anti-tumor activity," said Charles Drake, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. "The identifica...
$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training
...or each student that opens up the playing field to study
at each university under different professors and experts. This is how new ideas are born." This has become a very effective recruiting tool for UH. Its "students are getting snapped up because industry demands workers that are diverse and traine...
Expert panel offers prelimary report on health effects of assisted reproductive technologies
...substantially over the last decade, differences in study
design and study
conclusions have sometimes led to conflicting conclusions and to confusion among patients, providers...
Gene-altered mouse is model for rare autoimmune syndrome
...new mouse model "offers a wonderful opportunity to study
in detail the relationship between the immune system and autoimmunity occurring in the context of only a single genetic lesion." Versnel is at Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands. According to Zhuang, while Sjgren's syndrome is not well know...
Promising new preventative treatment option for population of men at high risk of prostate cancer
...ancer for men at high risk for the disease. In a study
presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research Third Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, scientists found that patients at all dose levels for toremifene had a lower cumulative incidence of can...
New insight into progression of colorectal cancer
...t of therapies for colorectal cancer. According to study
author, Dr. Marcus F. Neurath from the University of Mainz in Germany, "Several lines of evidence support an important role of TGF-b in the development of colorectal cancer. For instance, mutations of the TGF-b receptor II are frequently observed in ...
Stony Brook University medical researcher developing new medication to prevent colon cancer
...ncer in patients who are prone to the disease. The study
of the new medication--called nitric oxide-donating aspirin, or nitroaspirin--is supported by a $3.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute. Basil Rigas, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Cancer Prevention at Stony B...
Mice thrive despite massive genetic makeover
... for the animal. The other authors of the study
include Yiwen Zhu, Ingrid Plajzer-Frick, and Veena Afzal. ...
Genetically modified parasite lets researchers probe immune system's memory
...e memory T cells at the time of vaccination," says study
coauthor Stephen Beverley, Ph.D., the Marvin A. Brennecke Professor and head of the Department of Molecular Microbiology. Researchers also found evidence that another class of T cells may stay primed to fight a new infection when a small remnant popu...
Passage of GMO ban in San Luis Obispo would encourage use of harsh pesticides
... of Medicine of the National Academies published a study
this year which states that "To date, no adverse health effects attributed to genetic engineering have been documented in the human population." Furthermore they found that genetically engineered foods and traditionally bred food crops present simila...
Large-scale forces shape local ocean life, global study shows
...IDENCE, R.I. -- In a groundbreaking, globetrotting study
of sea life in shallow waters, a research team led...an animals in Antarctica. This is the first global study
to show that latitude affects species richness in shallow-water ocean animals. The res...
Mollusk research center will propagate endangered species
...on Center has been established at Virginia Tech to study
and propagate some of the 70 endangered mussel species in the United States. Richard Neves, head of freshwater mussel research at the facility and professor of fisheries, used grants from such organizations as the National Fish and Wildlife Foundatio...
ORNL system eliminates perchlorate, helps scientists trace source
... neutrons in the nucleus). A report on the study
appears in the current edition of Environmental Science and Technology, which is published by the American Chemical Society. "Isotopic comparison of natural and non-naturally occurring perchlorate has not been feasible because of the difficul...
Neurosurgeons looking at stem cells from skin to fight brain tumors
... neurosurgeons made a presentation about their new study
at the 54th annual meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, which is being held jointly this year with the Italian Society of Neurosurgeons. The meeting, featuring dozens of seminars and courses led by world leaders in neurosurgery, is bein...
Early life stress can inhibit development of brain-cell communication zones, UCI study finds
...y developed zones in brain cells. Results of their study
appear in the current online early edition of the ...s that is related to depression and dementia. This study
reveals a novel role of CRH in this cascade." Communication among brain cells is the foundation of c...
International human genome sequencing consortium describes finished human genome sequence
... "Segmental duplications were almost impossible to study
in the draft sequence. Now, through the unstinting efforts of groups around the world, this important and rapidly evolving part of our genome is open for scientific exploration," said Robert H. Waterston, M.D., Ph.D., former director of the Genome Se...
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