Tag: "tree" at medical news
Montana Fungus The First But Not The Best
...of Montana Tech, thefungus was isolated from a yew tree
near Glacier National Park five years ago.But since then, co-discoverer Gary Strobel at MSU-Bozeman has found severalmoldy medicine makers that far outdo T. andreanae in taxol production. One of the front runners is a fungus from an Asian yew...
Montana Anti-Cancer Discovery Sublicensed To Major Drug Manufacturer
...lated taxol from a fungus growing on a Pacific yew tree
in northwesternMontana. They named the fungus Taxo...iversity that controls taxol production in the yew tree
and incorporatedthe gene into research on the MSU fungi. That technology is also part of theagreemen...
New Drug Boosts The Power Of Traditional Cancer Therapies, UF Animal Studies Show
...bstance first identified in the bark of an African tree
magnifies the tumor-cell killing power of radiatio...ecule found in the bark of the African bush willow tree
Combretum caffrum, was identified a decade ago by George R. Pettit and his colleagues at Arizona Sta...
Do Neurons Learn By Growing Thorns? Emergence Of Dendritic Spines Is Associated With Long-Term Synaptic Plasticity
...tsynaptic spine, a tinyprotrusion of the dendritic tree
that is distinguished by several features: itis the almost exclusive carrier of the postsynaptic sites of excitatorysynapses, it covers a neuron in numbers far greater than a thousand and it hasso far managed to dodge the efforts of neuroscience to e...
Pittsburgh researcher receives national award: Finds new ways to make molecules used as anti-cancer drugs
... an anti-cancer agent originally found in a common tree
in China. "At the beginning, we were just trying to develop a new way to make five-membered rings (of carbon),"he said. "Our method worked, but then the radical went on to make a six-membered ring. We looked atit and said hey, that looks like a big p...
Process may help scientists find new antibacterial drugs
...t malaria treatment. Quinine occurs naturally in a tree
bark, and like many naturally occurring compounds, is enantiomerically pure -- it is made up of only one enantiomer. Enantiomerically pure compounds are generally expensive, Lectka notes, but with a small amount of quinine, a large batch of beta-lact...
New Zealand chemists present new research findings at Pacifichem 2000
..., 9:05 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 16) Native Asian kozo tree
- Researchers at the University of Auckland have isolated a chemical from a native Asian tree
that appears to be promising for the treatment of AIDS, cancer and diabetes. Commonly known as kozo ...
Brown researchers find new photoreceptor and visual system in the eye
...nt, more like the underside of a canopy of twisted tree
branches. The scientists dub the new cell an intrinsically photosensitive ganglion cell. It also turns light energy directly into brain signals. These signals govern the bodys 24-hour clock, they say, adding that this retinal input is what helps peop...
Researchers say trees could affect land use, reduce skin cancer
...adiation people receive under different amounts of tree
cover," said meteorologist Richard Grant, Purdue a...ration the fraction of sky you can see through the tree
canopy," Grant said. They assessed a scenario to determine the effect of tree
cover on children's da...
New triage tool helps children in motor vehicle crashes get the right care
... date, researchers were able to develop a decision tree
combining both the cause of injury with physical signs and symptoms. It will allow out-of-hospital providers to determine the appropriate type and level of care a child needs both quickly and accurately at the scene of an accident....
Ginkgo fails important memory test, according to study in JAMA
...r, and Jill Zimmer. Extract from leaves of the tree
ginkgo biloba is marketed worldwide as an enhancer of memory and other mental functions. In 1998, $310 million dollars worth was sold in the U.S. alone. Researchers identified 230 volunteers over the age of 60 who were physically and mentally health...
New National Academy of Sciences report highlights health importance of nutrients found in almonds
...ndful a day of almonds. Already America's favorite tree
nut, almonds shine on all three counts -- providing healthful fat, protein and fiber -- as a healthful choice in a healthful diet. With a unique combination of nutrients, they offer a synergistic effect to help meet the NAS requirements for healthy ...
Pediatric food allergies: What every parent should know
...adults, the most severe response is to peanuts and tree
nuts. Among children, the offending food item is p... and be between 24-28 months of age before peanut, tree
nut, and seafood is introduced. Conclusions In considering pediatric food allergies the parent mus...
Is there a way to derail the children's 'Allergy March'?
...ercent of allergies. The culprits include peanuts, tree
nuts, fish, shellfish, eggs, milk, soy and wheat. The majority of food-allergic children are atopic to three or fewer food types. Regardless of the source of the allergy, however, early diagnosis with a reliable test will offer significant support to...
Genetic risks for disease often missing from patient charts
...rts. The pedigree is a medical diagram of a family tree
used to help make diagnosis of genetic disease, determine risk for developing genetic disease or determine risk for having a child with a genetic disease. The study, which was published in a recent issue of Genetics in Medicine, was based on an anal...
Evidence that neurons prune only 'twigs' to rewire themselves
...he changes bordered on the imperceptible -- like a tree
that lost or gained only a few twigs over time," said Katz. "It wasn't what we initially thought, that the neurons would be like rose bushes in spring, in which a tremendous amount of dendritic structure would be gained." Even when the scientists pla...
Prevent holiday burns, fires
...lets or extension cords. Unplug all Christmas tree
lights before you leave the house or go to bed. ...andles to decorate a tree, and place them far from tree
branches. Do not purchase a tree
that is dry or dropping needles. Give live trees plenty o...
Ethnicity may affect allergies in children with asthma
...r, and dust mite) and outdoor allergens (ie, mixed tree
and grass pollen, mold, ragweed, weed mix, and mug...white children with asthma to be allergic to mixed tree
and grass pollens, weed mix, and mugwort/sage. "The high frequency of positive allergy test results ...
Tuberculosis strains stay close to home, say Stanford researchers
...information into a simple graphic akin to a family tree
to illustrate commonalities between the strains. Once the tree
was drawn with 100 strains represented, researchers assigned each strain its own color based on the ...
UCLA research explores biology of fear
...rate the potential of a substance found in yohimbe tree
bark to accelerate recovery from anxiety disorders suffered by millions of Americans. In the latest in a series of studies of how mice acquire, express and extinguish conditioned fear, the UCLA team finds yohimbine helps mice learn to overcome the fe...