Tag: "biology" at medical news
Moderate physical activity is critical for reducing the risk of chronic disease in older women
... gives us direct evidence that exercise can affect biology
related to cancer and other chronic diseases in older women." Reducing intra-abdominal, or visceral, fat is important because in addition to increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, among other conditions, such fat can raise insuli...
Expecting a laugh boosts stress-busting hormones
...llness, supporting the reality that there may be a biology
to the concept of hope."Berk and his colleagues continue to look at the relationships between mood, behavior and prevention and effective treatment for a wide range of diseases. Berk's colleagues in the study include Dr. David Felten, executive direc...
Brain differences in sheep linked to sexual partner preference
...l mammals, and may be helpful in understanding the biology
of human behaviors as well."...
University of Pittsburgh researchers link gene to depressive disorders in women
...re providing us with a better understanding of the biology
of complicated disorders such as major depression,... disease prevention, and new information about the biology
of mood and its regulation," he said. Dr. Zubenko explained that these developments are time and res...
New $9.5 million grant to support Male Contraception Research Center
...nter is a national leader in research on the basic biology
of male reproduction, infertility, and contraception. Bremner plans to combine the Population Center with the new Male Contraception Research Center to create one larger UW cooperative center funded principally by the two NIH grants....
Rutgers study shows learning ability under stress still strong in Prozac-treated females
...ude females in research aimed at understanding the biology
of mental illness, Shors said. "It would be interesting to know whether Prozac affects learning in males after they have experienced a stressful event," she added. Shors hopes to do more research to find out just how Prozac works in the brain. In o...
Mild injury may render brain cells vulnerable to immune system attack
...I think this is one of countless examples in human biology
in which study of a rare disease, in this case Rasmussen's encephalitis, sheds light on mechanisms of common diseases," he said. "We would have been unlikely to have gained this invaluable insight into the immune system and the brain, had we not been...
UCLA geneticists find location of major gene in ADHD; targeted region also linked to autism
...p researchers and clinicians better understand the biology
of this disorder and likely lead to the development of improved diagnosis, treatment and early intervention. We know there are about 35,000 genes in the human genome. By highlighting this region on chromosome 16, we have narrowed our search for a ris...
St. Jude to receive multi-million dollar grant for sickle cell program
...mbination drug therapy, gene therapy and molecular biology
of hemoglobin development. The proposal also includes a multi-center project examining the effectiveness of the drugs hydroxyurea and magnesium used in combination to combat the clinical complications of sickle cell disease. As a result of the grant,...
20% of mammogram-detected cancers are in situ lesions of unknown aggressiveness
...f DCIS. "More research is needed to understand the biology
of DCIS to help us identify which disease is likely to progress to invasive cancer, and also to better tailor treatment," said Karla Kerlikowske, MD, UCSF associate professor of medicine and epidemiology and biostatistics. Kerlikowske, who is also di...
A little blue and purple helps body fend off deadly parasites
...ansfused blood; Gerald Manning, chair of molecular biology
and biochemistry; and John Owens, research associate at the College of Medicine....
Smoking during adolescence could increase risk of breast cancer
..., relating susceptibility to carcinogenesis to the biology
of breast development. Our observations reinforce ...he understanding of the pathogenesis and molecular biology
of breast cancer to unravel the role of genetic predisposition, endocrine and reproductive factors, ...
Fred Hutchinson Research Center awarded $7 million grant
...Center: Dr. Rainer Storb, head of transplantation biology
at Fred Hutchinson and pioneer of non-myeloablative stem-cell transplantation (mini transplants) also one of the researchers who developed bone-marrow transplantation. Drs. Philip Greenberg, head of immunology at Fred Hutchinson, and Stanley Riddell...
GlaxoSmithKline Drug Discovery and Development Award 2002
...ior research fellow in the department of molecular biology
at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of H...inst HIV Min Lu, Ph.D., is performing structural biology
studies to determine how Doxovir TM (Redox Pharmaceutical Corp.) inhibits HIV, potentially leading ...
Fred Hutchinson receives $12.7 million to lead prostate-cancer consortium
... Hospital. Project 4: Understanding the molecular biology
of prostate cancer throughout all stages of its pr...eprint, of sorts, to help understand the molecular biology
of prostate cancer at all stages of its progression. A particular focus will be to understand the me...
Stanford researcher to find cure for widespread Celiac disease
...iac, I decided to apply my knowledge of chemistry, biology
and drug development to Celiac Sprue," explained Dr. Khosla, Founder and President of the Celiac Sprue Research Foundation. Dr. Khosla's collaborator Gary M. Gray, M.D., professor of medicine emeritus and former Chief of the Gastroenterology Divisi...
Breast cancer gene reviewed
... importance of the application of modern molecular biology
to clinical practice. The identification of BRCA1 ...late clinical findings to the underlying molecular biology
of cancer, and to find clinically relevant applications for the discovery of new genes and molecular...
NIAMS scientists find biochemical 'switch' directs muscle building
...ells from a mouse model to DIs to understand their biology
and their potential use as therapeutic tools....
UCSB neuroscientist to receive award
...ent and perhaps most satisfying emphasis is on the biology
of induced retinal detachment." He explained why he was attracted to this particular problem: "We want to understand specifically how this condition causes visual loss or abnormalities in human patients. Detachment is one of the few degenerative reti...
Chemists show proteins behave differently inside cells than they do in water solutions
...s they believe are fundamentally important to both biology
and medicine, chemists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown experimentally for the first time that proteins can behave differently inside cells than when taken out of those cells and studied in test tubes. "For 40 years, we t...
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