Tag: "survivors" at biology news
Doernbecher Children's Hospital scientist earns coveted Javits award
...e complexforms of brain injury that occur in human survivors
of premature birth.Recently, Back's team developed the first animal model that reproducesthe major forms of brain damage that occur in premature infants. Thismodel has substantially altered the way leaders in this field believedamage occurs to the de...
Other highlights in the Aug. 7 JNCI
...act on Second Cancer Survival Testicular cancer survivors
diagnosed with a second cancer had mortality rates.... Most testicular cancer patients are cured, but survivors
are at a higher risk for second cancers later in life. There is little data on mortality rates of te...
Rare example of Darwinism seen in action
..., so that his offspring will be the hardiest, best survivors
and the ones who demand the most of the mothers placental nutrients. The mother, on the other hand, provides genetic material that promotes the same growth level for all of her offspring, so that her nutrients will be available to support her and t...
Gene expression pattern could lead to improved treatment of pediatric septic shock
...nificant gene expression profiles that distinguish survivors
from non-survivors. The rationale is to discover novel biomarkers of poor outcome and novel therapeutic targets as means for developing more effective treatment strategies. The study published in the July issue of Physiological Genomics and conso...
Adult survivors of childhood leukemia exercise less, worsening high risk for obesity and illness
...tric cancer may only mark the beginning of a young survivors
lifelong battle to stay healthy. While survivors
of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) face an increased risk of developing serious health ...
Glimmer of hope for Tahitian tree snails' survival
...bor. Only a few years ago, it looked like the sole survivors
from this radiation would be the captive populations that have been painstakingly established and maintained for decades in European and American zoos. Our new study indicates that it may be possible to maintain genetically representative remnant wil...
Extracting eggs from pre-pubertal cancer patients brings hope for future fertility
...Jerusalem, Israel, said that the growing number of survivors
of childhood cancers meant that such techniques would become increasingly important in preserving fertility in young patients. Childhood cancers usually result in cure rates of between 70% and 90%, and are generally more responsive to therapy than ...
Bigger horns equal better genes
...harmacological properties of their horns. The last survivors
were protected in an Italian national park, and the species has slowly repopulated and today is no longer considered endangered. ...
Avian influenza survivors' antibodies effective at neutralising H5N1 strain
...shown how specific antibodies taken from avian flu survivors
in Vietnam can be reproduced in the laboratory and...onoclonal antibodies generated from blood of human survivors
of the H5N1 virus are effective at both preventing infection in mice and neutralising the virus in t...
Oregon researchers involved in new Clovis-age impact theory
... have been major ecological shifts, driving Clovis survivors
into isolated groups in search of food and warmth. There is evidence, he said, that pockets of Clovis people survived in refugia, especially in the western United States. "This was a massive continental scale, if not global, event," Kennett said. H...
Other highlights in the May 16 JNCI
...colleagues compared the rates of second cancers in survivors
of childhood leukemia and lymphoma with the cancer... very large dataset that included more than 16,500 survivors
from 13 registries around the world. Survivors of childhood leukemia and lymphoma were almost sev...
Light sticks may lure turtles to fishing lines
...With the advent of longline fishing, the number of survivors
has dwindled. A lot of turtles that beat the odds and would otherwise have lived long lives are now being caught on longlines, Lohmann said. Lohmann, Wang and their team tested loggerhead turtles response to light sticks in a large, water-filled ta...
Pancreatic cancer markers identified, may predict survival
...at could discriminate between long- and short-term survivors
were not among those that were specific to pancreatic cancer. "These miRNAs have not been studied much, so we don't know how important they will ultimately be," Bloomston says. "Our findings are really just a starting point. Now we and others need...
Partners of cancer survivors at risk for depression
...ndria, VAA new study shows that partners of cancer survivors
are susceptible to the same stresses as cancer survivors
themselves over the long term, and in some cases, suffer more quality of life-related effects than s...
Widely used iron nanoparticles exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells
...ependent effects: some cells died, and many of the survivors
exhibited a diminished ability to produce neurites. In their experiments, PC12 cells that had not been exposed to magnetic nanoparticles generated three neurites in response to nerve growth factor. However, exposure to a low concentration of iron o...
Engineering the heart piece by piece
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Some day, heart attack survivors
might have a patch of laboratory-grown muscle placed in their heart, to replace areas that died during their attack. Children born with defective heart valves might get new ones that can grow in place, rather than being replaced every few years. And ...
Salamanders suffer delayed effects of common herbicide
...g exposure. However, this mortality benefited the survivors
who experienced lower competition-related mortalit.... Compared to salamanders not exposed to atrazine, survivors
of the atrazine exposure had significantly lower survival 421 days after being exposed. In other wor...
Survey finds perceived risk of recurrence low in African-American breast cancer survivors
A unique survey of African American breast cancer survivors
at heightened risk for hereditary breast cancer ha... disparity, one of which, they believe, is the way survivors
think about time. "Attitudes about time are aspects of a cultural worldview," Halbert said. "We t...
Active lifestyle reduces risk of invasive breast cancer
...uestioned 7,630 women without breast cancer, 1,689 survivors
of in situ, or non-invasive, breast cancer and 6,391 survivors
of invasive breast cancer, all between the ages of 20 and 69. They asked detailed questions about p...
Flu can bide time in icy limbo before re-emerging, BGSU biologist states
...ans may no longer be immune to them. For instance, survivors
of the worldwide flu pandemic of 1918 had immunity to the responsible straincalled H1N1but that immunity has died with them, meaning a recurrence could take hold as an epidemic. H1, the first of 16 versions of the protein heamagglutinin, is what Rog...
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