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A little stress gives beneficial oomph! to immune system
...tion or during an infection". But there is also a downside
?ushering an increased number of immune cells to sites of potential immune reaction could worsen pre-existing inflammatory illnesses such as cardiovascular disease or gingivitis, and autoimmune disorders such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis or psori...
Sex: It's costly but worth it. Just ask a microbe
... the cost of interacting with sexual partners. The downside
is that the same mutations can also reduce their mating ability. "There is some kind of balance out there between the cost and benefit of sex," says Xu. "And we are looking into that right now". ...
Research reveals inner workings of immune system 'thermostat'
...r arthritis may not be relieved. "There could be a downside
to these drugs," he said. ...
Researchers identify human DNA on the fast track
... a brand new structure, unique," said Salama. "The downside
is that we don't have many good clues as to how it functions." Haussler's team is now following up on the clues that they do have. Other DNA regions produce stable RNA structures that have a variety of functions such as gene regulation or controlli...
China's environmental challenges
...ness of a region, catalyzing economic growth. The downside
is the environmental pollution wrought by rapid urbanization, particularly on water and air quality. Min Shao et al. (Peking University) predict that by 2020, 50 percent of China's population will be living in towns and cities, and that domestic wat...
The power of one: A simpler, cheaper method for cell fusion
... Graduate student Jun Wang was a co-author. One downside
to the current technique for electrofusion is that researchers have relatively little control over how many cells they fuse at once; the technique works by aligning an uncertain number of cells along an electrical field before zapping them with pulse...