Tag: "predict" at biology news
Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients
...rst line of treatment. However, there is no way to predict
which patients will respond well to this treatment or whether a tumor will return later. Clinical exams, X-rays, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are currently used to monitor a patient’s progress, but observation by these methods has been diffic...
Math that powers spam filters used to understand how brain learns to move our muscles
...team says their new tool could make it possible to predict
the best ways to teach new movements and help desi... spam filters operate on a similar principle; they predict
which key words are “probably” attached to mail you don’t want and “learning” as they go to fine tun...
Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain
... activity in the prefrontal cortex. He was able to predict
the years of their suffering from the MRI. “It’s cumulative memory,” he explained. “I can predict
with 90 percent accuracy how many years they have been living in that pain without even asking them ...
Envisat captures first image of Sargassum from space
...r the primary productivity of the ocean and better predict
climate change. Credit: ESA Sargassum seaweed, fa...r the primary productivity of the ocean and better predict
climate change. Using optical radiance data from the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERI...
Brain holds clues to bipolar disorder
... to certain treatments. Neuroimaging also can help predict
which patients of those who are genetically predisposed to bipolar disorder will develop symptoms of the disease....
Breakthrough developments in rheumatoid arthritis reported
...mune diseases. It may ultimately provide tests to predict
who will respond to the available new treatments. Franak Batliwalla, PhD, also of The Feinstein Institute, will be presenting related studies on biomarkers and genetic influences on drug response at the same meeting. Identifying Immune System ...
Study shows lizard moms dress their children for success
...ifferent circumstances. Females use social cues to predict
the circumstances their progeny will encounter. Ma...eggs. "The females are responding to cues that predict
something about the future environment, but we're not sure yet exactly what that is," Lancaster said...
Plants recognize their siblings, biologists discover
...r interactions seem to be, so it may be as hard to predict
the outcome as when you mix different people at a party.”...
Scientists close in on missing carbon sink
...warming," Stephens says. "This will help us better predict
climate change and identify possible strategies for mitigating it." The missing carbon For years, one of the biggest mysteries in climate science has been the question of what ultimately happens to the carbon emitted by motor vehicles, factor...
Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal cord injury
...c resonance imaging (MRI), radiologists can better predict
the likelihood of full or partial recovery of pati...utcome after SCI, this study suggests that MRI may predict
which patients would benefit the most from decompressive surgery," Dr. Fehlings said. He added t...
Want to save polar bears? Follow the ice
...e both current and historical satellite imagery to predict
where sea ice is likely to persist and where subse...at will enable conservationists to more accurately predict
where sea ice—a vital habitat for polar bears and seals that they prey on—will remain into the near ...
'Virtual Patient' to simulate real-time organ motions for radiation therapy
...allow doctors and medical physicists to accurately predict
and monitor these anatomical changes to provide the most effective treatment possible at any given time," Xu said. The fourth dimension of the VIP-Man is not easily achieved, according to Xu. Currently Xu and De are focusing their energy on respir...
Puzzling plankton yield secrets to role in evolution/global photosynthesis
...ns," said Grigoriev. "This will also enable us to predict
the roles of these organisms in contributing to primary marine productivity." ...
US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows
...up, used novel mathematical modeling techniques to predict
that current health policy ?based on voluntary vac...d is inspired by game theory, used in economics to predict
how non-communicating, selfish individuals reach a collective behavior with respect to a common dile...
Anthrax paralyzes immune cells with lethal toxin, UF research shows
...uses to crawl. So anything that blocks Listeria we predict
would also block neutrophils from crawling. And that's what we found."...
100 percent of pregnant women have at least one kind of pesticide in their placenta
...e to disruptive pesticides in children, but we can predict
that they may have serious effects, since this placenta exposure occurs at key moments of the embryo’s development". The research group to which María José López belongs, directed by Prof. Nicolás Olea Serrano, has conducted several studies which ...
Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles
... computer simulations and theoretical models that predict
acoustic propagation in the atmospheres of various bodies such as Titan, Venus, and Mars (3aPAb3, 3aPAb5, 3aPAb6). Gregory Delory of UC Berkeley ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) will discuss what was intended to be the first audio microphone deployed o...
Researchers develop way to calculate speed of bacterial sex
...ider all natural processes together when trying to predict
rates of gene transfer, said Ginn. "The model g...It also can be used for ‘extrapolative?modeling to predict
rates of gene transfer in certain cases, mainly environmental science scenarios, but also with relev...
Chemical maps hint at drug's effects on schizophrenia
...t can be used to establish a diagnosis or reliably predict
response to treatment or how the disease will progress. Although the prevailing theory has been that schizophrenia is caused by an imbalance in neurotransmitter molecules that help send messages between nerve cells in the brain, scientists recentl...
In young mice, gregariousness seems to reside in the genes
... from the gregarious strain seek environments that predict
the possibility of a social encounter and avoid places where they have experienced social isolation. "They like company. That's the point," says Garet Lahvis, of the gregarious strain of mouse. Lahvis is a professor of surgery in the UW School of ...
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