Navigation Links

Tag: "buildup" at biology news

Parkinson's disease mechanism discovered

...ormalities in alpha-synuclein could cause a lethal buildup of the protein in neurons. Researchers also knew t...alpha-synuclein accumulation could cause the toxic buildup of dopamine to occur in these neurons." Lindquist and her colleagues believe their findings will gu...

'Sticky' mice lead to discovery of new cause of neurodegenerative disease

...ene are not executed properly, leading to a lethal buildup of malformed proteins in brain cells. The new s...n Laboratory point to a novel mechanism behind the buildup of the toxic sludge that accumulates in neurons. Researchers have long known that neurodegenerative ...

Corals switch skeleton material as seawater changes

... is changing in response to global warming and the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. A 2005 Ph.D. graduate of Johns Hopkins, Ries collaborated on the research with his dissertation advisors, Steven M. Stanley (now of the University of Hawaii) and Lawrence A. Hardie, professor in the Morton K. Bla...

Gene linked to rare disease activates fat breakdown

...nt version of the gene, suffer from the widespread buildup of fat in tissues throughout their bodies. The group found that the gene "CGI-58" is a strong activator of one of three lipid-degrading enzymes, or lipases, that disassemble triacylglycerol. Triacylglycerol is perhaps more commonly known as triglyce...

ABCB6 is key to production of heme in hemoglobin

...e such group of diseases is cutaneous porphyria, a buildup of porphyrins that causes the skin to blister and swell in sunlight; and acute porphoryia, a nerve problem that triggers pain in the chest, abdomen, limbs or back, as well as paralysis, cramping and personality changes or mental disorders. "Also, peo...

Gene transfer using mutant form of good cholesterol cuts vascular plaque and inflammation

...ility of treating vascular inflammation and plaque buildup through the transfer of protective genes. "There...bout a 25 percent decrease in the amount of plaque buildup in the animals' aortas and other vessels. Apo A-I Milano gene transfer resulted in a 65 percent redu...

Seals protect brain, conserve oxygen by turning off shivering response on icy dives

..., seals maintain aerobic metabolism, avoid lactate buildup that occurs in the face of insufficient oxygen and require little time to recover, Folkow explained. Seals often spend 80-90% of their time at sea underwater, he said. Seals in the wild occasionally dive for so long that they use nearly all their ...

Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses

...ce of its corresponding enzyme and its role in the buildup of mucus and fluids, and polyp formation makes the enzyme a legitimate target for drug therapies to block its production and action. "If we can selectively shut down the antiparasite immune response, we could potentially have new treatments for t...

New study finds chocolate chip cookies lower cholesterol

...ased formation of fatty substances and cholesterol buildup in the arteries, even for individuals with total cholesterol levels under 200 mg/dl. The randomized, double blind study researched 33 healthy adults with moderately high cholesterol between the ages 35?5 at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT...

NASA satellite data helps assess the health of Florida's coral reef

... data was also used to measure the cumulative heat buildup over several weeks, shown to be particularly important to the health of reefs. "MODIS imagery is beneficial because it provides more detail than traditional satellites, allowing us to detect conditions down to hundreds of meters - the size of indiv...

Penn study on lung-infecting bacterial enzyme suggests new approach to cystic fibrosis treatment

...s from lung cells to airways causes thick mucus to buildup inside the lung. The finding suggests a new therapeutic target for treating lung infections in some cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Lung infection, facilitated by CF mutations, is the main cause of death in CF patients. This bacterial component to ...

Protein sensor for fatty acid buildup in mitochondria

...detectors, cells have an enzyme that responds to a buildup of fatty acids by triggering the production of a k...y binds tightly to PanK2, shutting it down. When a buildup of fatty acids occurs in the cell, a molecule called carnitine shuttles them into the mitochondria. ...

Power-boosting signal in muscle declines with age

... in their seventies show a higher incidence of fat buildup in their muscle and livers and a deficiency in mitochondrial function, Shulman explained. These metabolic shifts have been implicated in the increased prevalence of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes that occurs with aging. "The message of thi...

UCF nanoparticle offers promise for treating glaucoma

...loss. High pressure occurs, in part, because of a buildup of carbon dioxide inside the eye, and the compound blocks the enzyme that produces carbon dioxide. Seal and a team of collaborators including Sanku Mallik, of North Dakota State University, developed the research on using nanoparticles as a delive...

1 2

Other Tags
(Date:10/17/2014)... is critical and pertinent for practicing physicians and clinicians ... epidemic. The Journal, Disaster Medicine and Public Health ... and Public Health, to surround the public, medical professionals ... moment. , On October 17, the journal published ... primer was prepared by Dr. Eric Toner, internist and ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... of Marine Science have received a 3-year, $392,773 ... the streams and wetlands most vulnerable to sea-level ... governments and citizens conserve these important ecosystems. , ... tidal-marsh observations first gathered by VIMS scientists in ... today,s researchers accurately map the slow but inexorable ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... – Post-menopausal women experienced improvements in vaginal atrophy, ... genital bleeding, after 12 weeks of daily 10 ... germ-based nutritional supplement previously shown to help relieve ... pilot study reported in a poster at the ... , "These data documented improved vaginal epithelium, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):EPA grant will help localities conserve headwater wetlands 2EPA grant will help localities conserve headwater wetlands 3S-equol supplements associated with improved measures of reproductive health in postmenopausal women 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 21, ... (IVF) are only about half as likely as white women ... research indicates, and the racial disparity persists even when donor ... of white patients became pregnant after IVF, compared to about ... IVF cycles over two years to tease out the impact ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... By Tara Haelle ... -- Binge drinking among young adult men may lead to ... binge drinking didn,t cause a similar rise in blood pressure ... study. In fact, when young adult women drank lightly or ... half, the study found. "This finding parallels studies in ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Measures taken by Firestone officials ... Liberia may have limited the spread of the disease ... The Firestone Natural Rubber Co. provides health services to ... nearby densely populated communities. Between Aug. 1 and ... cases among those 80,000 people. That incidence rate of ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. ... with Ebola while working for NBC News in Liberia ... special isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where he ... Tuesday. A blood test confirmed by the U.S. Centers for ... home to Providence, R.I., NBC News reported Tuesday night. ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... With a mere 19 days to November 4, ... fundraising stop at the  Law Offices of Dan ... debate last night with his opponent Gov. Rick Scott, ... seven minutes because Crist had an electric fan underneath ... one word: "weird." , Before touching on his well-known ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 2Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 3Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 3Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 4Health News:Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 3Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 2Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 3
Other Contents