Tag: "years" at biology news
Success or failure of antidepressant citalopram predicted by gene variation
... advances that would have been inconceivable a few years
ago and are making individualized treatment an achievable goal. The researchers studied DNA provided earlier by patients participating in a recently completed NIMH clinical trial, the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) s...
Taming the anthrax threat
...nthrax outbreak remains a significant concern, six years
after the letter attacks that shook the nation shortly after 9/11. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School have developed the first complete picture of how anthrax-causing bacteria survive and grow inside unwitting immune cel...
ESA announces 2007 award recipients
...luated the influence of precipitation in different years
using existing data on plant productivity and dive...gical research paper published within the past two years
by a younger researcher (the lead author of the paper must be 40 years
of age or younger at the time...
How a pain in the neck could be bad for your blood pressure
...ather of Neuroscience Ramon Y Cajal, more than 100 years
ago, though its function was not understood. What happened after these signals arrived remained a largely-overlooked area of research until new techniques allowed the Leeds team to take the work forward. Their work began by chance, as Prof Deuchars...
Penn researchers discover pathway that eliminates genetic defects in red blood cells
...ce pathways have been identified over the last few years
that recognize specific types of mutations in RNAs. For example, the most well-described pathway is one that recognizes nonsense mutations that result in an RNA that makes a protein that is too short. Duchenes muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis a...
Aggressive therapy best for certain AML patients
...mes have the mutation. Studies done eight to 10 years
ago showed that nearly 100 percent of these patients relapsed and died within two years, says first author Susan P. Whitman, a research scientist at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center. This retrospective study set out to learn whether aggres...
First case of successful ovarian tissue transplantation between two, nonidentical sisters
...something I could never have hoped for a couple of years
2007 EURYI: 20 young researchers to receive Nobel Prize-sized awards for breakthrough ideas
...size to the Nobel Prize. The average age of this years
winners is 33.1, making it the youngest group in EURYIs history. (The average age of last years
winners is 35.4.) Six of the awardees are women, making it the highest number of female winners in a...
Measuring nectar from eucalypts
...recently logged, regrowth and mature (more than 50 years
since logging). After measuring thousands of flowers, the study concluded that nectar production in Spotted Gum on a per flower basis was not affected by logging history nor tree size. When the amount of nectar produced by whole forest stands is ...
New databases put wings on search for bipolar risk genes
... national studies of BD families collected over 20 years
through patient surveys and interviews. The studies included patients with well-documented bipolar disorder who had first-degree relatives with a major mood illness. Described this month in The American Journal of Psychiatry, the database is one...
47th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
...he introduction of new antimicrobial agents. This years
ICAAC will attract approximately 9,500 attendees from the United States and abroad and over 130 exhibitors are expected to display the latest in research, equipment, products and publications in the field. Members of the media are invited to attend...
High rates of HIV infection documented among young Nepalese girls sex-trafficked to India
...een sex-trafficked from Nepal to India between the years
1997 and 2005. All had been repatriated back to Ne...o age 15 years. Compared to those trafficked at 18 years
or older, girls trafficked prior to age 15 years
had an increased risk for HIV, with 60.6 percent in...
New UD tissue-engineering research focuses on vocal cords
... frequencies. Jia began working with Clifton a few years
ago when she was a postdoctoral researcher and he was a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Also collaborating on the project is Dr. Robert Witt, a head and neck oncologist at Christiana Care Health System, in Newark, D...
UF to lead research on life-threatening fungus
...f Health has awarded $9 million over the nextseven years
to the effort. UF researchers are collaborating wi...s from about 200 patients a yearfor the next seven years
to better characterize the fungus and improvethe diagnostic accuracy and speed of tests used to dete...
Fish eyes could hold clue to repairing damaged retinas in humans
...l cells in the eyes of people from 18 months to 91 years
of age. In research funded by the Wellcome Trust, ...loping through to benefit patients in the next few years
at the new Centre."...
Chickens dieting to help Delaware waterways
...0 pounds of phosphorus per ton of litter just five years
ago. The 30-40 percent reduction is credited to phytase-modified diets and other nutrient management practices adopted by poultry farmers under Delaware's Nutrient Management Law of 1999. That reduction means that the phosphorus load to the environme...
Stem cell therapy rescues motor neurons in ALS model
... which is almost always fatal within three to five years
of diagnosis. Patients gradually experience progressive muscle weakness and paralysis as the motor neurons that control muscles are destroyed by the disease. The cause of ALS is unknown. In the new Wisconsin study, nascent brain cells known as neur...
Geisinger scientist seeks cure for Lou Gehrig's disease, creating device to find treatment
...eozzi, Meredith Kalman and Emily Thiel. Several years
ago, Gerhard started using the zebrafish, which can be easily bred and tends to exhibit diseases effects at an accelerated rate. Yet the instruments needed to use these small and inexpensive fish for finding new drugs have not yet been brought to ...
Research teams uncover risk genes for multiple sclerosis
...ses the risk of MS. Scientists have known for 30 years
that genetics play a critical role in MS, but the disease is influenced by so many different factors that it has consistently eluded us, said Stephen Hauser, MD, professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco and an author on b...
Genomics study provides insight into the evolution of unique human traits
...primate lineages spanning approximately 60 million years
of evolutionary time. In the report, which appear...s first appeared on earth approximately 90 million years
ago, and today, about 300 different species of primates exist. One of the main genomic driving force...
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