Tag: "toward" at biology news
ENCODE consortium publishes scientific strategy
...tific achievements, these are only the first steps toward
the ultimate goal of using information about the human genome sequence to diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Over the past several years, researchers have made major strides in using DNA sequence data to help find genes, which are the parts of the ...
New genomic method can identify disease-causing genes
...in the mouse genome, which will move us a long way toward
understanding the impact of human genetic differen...computational technique. The studies are directed toward
better understanding the genetic causes of a range of human diseases and toward
UF scientist: 'Brain' in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer
...ual neurons soon begin to extend microscopic lines toward
each other, making connections that represent neural processes. "You see one extend a process, pull it back, extend it out and it may do that a couple of times, just sampling who's next to it, until over time the connectivity starts to establish it...
Cars, not crops, should be chief targets in reducing greenhouse gases
...tration" versus increased fuel efficiency would go toward
a goal of reducing net U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent. Carbon sequestration steps include adopting no-till agriculture to retain crop wastes in the soil rather than letting them decay after plowing, and retiring croplands by paying fa...
Psychologist finds instance where 'two wrongs do make a right'
...ver, when observers were asked to physically point toward
the spot, they did so with very little error. "Perception is prone to the illusion, while action seems immune," explains Dassonville, echoing the commonly accepted axiom that separate visual systems drive perception and action. However, the UO study ...
Biodiversity: measuring up to the loss
...ore provides a reliable baseline to track progress toward
the 2010 target, not only for birds but for all groups of organisms....
Is the zebra fish leading us to new therapies?
...growth, nerves orient themselves very specifically toward
a target organ or tissue. Then, by means of attraction and repulsion signals, so-called signal molecules guide the nerve cells to their target. In their search for the mechanisms behind the targeted growth of blood vessels, Monica Autiero and her co-...
New AAAS report cites 'serious concerns' with electronic voting
...ly important as the United States considers moving toward
an Internet-based voting system, the panelists sai...ctronic voting methods, even as we move inexorably toward
the November 2004 general election." AAAS's Science and Policy as well as Education and Human...
New study reveals locations of possible Alzheimer's genes
...sease. Finding the other genes will be a huge step toward
understanding how Alzheimer's begins and how it can be treated. It will also allow clinicians to predict who will develop Alzheimer's later in life and who will benefit from drugs that prevent the disease. About the Study The new study found strong...
Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats (SECEBT) presents infectious disease conference
... provide a maximum of 7 hours in Category 1 credit toward
the AMA PRA for this activity. To register online, visit www.secenterbiothreats.org . For questions or more conference information, call 404-712-2366, or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Food & Waterborne Infectious Disease Threats November 16, 2004 Welc...
Look at past sea-level rise points to troubling future
...uge records from the past 100 years. But the trend toward
slowing rates of sea level rise is expected to rev...ds like Texas' Galveston and Padre islands retreat toward
land," said Anderson. "The Galveston shoreline, for example, is moving about 1.5 meters inland every...
Conversion of flower organs into leaves
...r genes results in the conversion of flower organs toward
Global warming's impact on US plants, animals determined from review of dozens of studies
...o to 10 times greater than the last, we're heading toward
a fundamental and potentially irreversible disruption of the U.S. landscape and wildlife," said Eileen Claussen, president of the non-profit Pew Center on Global Climate Change in Arlington, Va. A 2001 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Clima...
Head movements by warblers could reveal basis for birds' geomagnetic sense
... by the birds just prior to orienting their bodies toward
their migratory direction. Night-migratory.... In the natural geomagnetic field, the birds move toward
their migratory direction immediately after performing a head scan. When the Earth's magnetic field ...
Old riverbed keeps chemicals from entering Ohio River
...river, because of the opposite flow from the river toward
the aquifer. The reason probably has something to ...surement -- only days later -- it would be flowing toward
the river again. He began gathering data from the aquifer twice a week in 1999, and also mo...
New gene target found for common brain tumors in children
...ound more Notch2, we think the scale can be tipped toward
stopping the cancer," speculates Eberhart. Close to 2,000 children are diagnosed with brain cancer annually in the United States. One in five childhood brain cancers is a medulloblastoma. The cancer originates in the back of the brain in t...
By impounding iron, FHC foils cell suicide, fuels inflammation
...radicals, cells are unable to take the final steps toward
programmed cell death. "The data indicate that the antioxidant activity of FHC involves iron sequestration and that this sequestration is crucial for suppression of death of white blood cells induced by proinflammatory factors," the authors note. ...
Yale environmental journal translated into Chinese
...ycling in the broadest sense--as a means of moving toward
an environmentally sustainable economy." JIE is the premier journal in the rapidly growing field of industrial ecology, which systematically examines local, regional and global uses and flows of materials and energy in products, processes, industria...
UCLA scientists uncork fountain of youth for HIV-fighting cells
...lomeres from shortening. "This is the first step toward
developing other telomerase-based strategies for controlling HIV disease," said Dagarag. "Increasing the amount of telomerase in certain immune cells may one day hold the key to treating AIDS." "To battle HIV infection effectively, we must strengt...
UCSD discovery opens new avenues for design of anti-tumor medications
...ical signals that summon the blood vessels to grow toward
them. However, these latest findings show that ... tumor, to stimulate the endothelial cells to grow toward
it, differ from the signals that the endothelial cells themselves use to stimulate their own prolife...
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