Tag: "protection" at biology news
Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine
...overed many other genetic variants that may confer protection
for patients but whose effects did not reach statistical significance in the study. However, some of these polymorphisms could ultimately be shown to play a major role when future analyses involving more patients are performed, the researchers said. ...
Enzyme delivered in smaller package protects cells from radiation damage
...nts consisting of twice-weekly swallowed MnSOD for protection
of the esophagus from chemoradiotherapy damage, th...s. This also has implications for the prophylactic protection
of those who may be the first responders to a nuclear accident or a terrorist attack, such as a "dir...
Children of smokers have more than 5 times higher levels of a nicotine toxin
...eir carers in their homes, without the legislative protection
available to adults in public places.’ But they acknowledge that there are practical difficulties in preventing smoking in private homes because it relies on parents or carers being educated about the harmful effects of passive smoking on their c...
Ancient retrovirus sheds light on modern pandemic
...e up about 8 percent of the human genome. Innate protection
against PtERV1 in humans could be credited, the researchers believe, to the presence of an ancient, rapidly evolving antiviral defense gene called TRIM5a, which produces a protein that binds to and destroys the virus before it can replicate within th...
HIV and malaria combine to adversely affect pregnant women and their infants
...study. "We set out to understand how women acquire protection
against malaria during pregnancy and how HIV infec...rs that protection. By understanding how they lost protection
in the face of HIV we learned how they acquired protection
against malaria in the first place." ...
Peramivir protects mice from lethal H5N1 infection
...iral drug peramivir might offer humans significant protection
during a pandemic of the avian influenza virus H5N1, according to results of mouse studies conducted by investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Peramivir, an antiviral drug, blocks the ability of influenza viruses to use an enzyme ...
Why do oysters choose to live where they could be eaten?
...ea. Oftentimes, aggregations of a species serve as protection
from predators and harsh environments or may be beneficial to future reproductive success. However, in the case of oyster larvae, the selection of a place to call home can be a life or death decision. According to an article in the May edition of Ec...
8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure
...not only lower blood pressure but offer additional protection
to the brain and heart. ACEI, in particular, provide beneficial properties to patients with type 1 diabetes. In an effort to identify indigenous plants consumed by the local population in Kwa-Zulu Natal that hold potential antihypertensive propert...
Baumann Lab defines proteins that distinguish chromosome ends from DNA double-strand breaks
... repair to define the minimal requirements for the protection
of telomeric DNA at the ends of chromosomes. "S...lusive evidence that any of these are required for protection
has been lacking. "We set out to define the minimal requirements that would allow the DNA repair...
High-dose anticlotting drug cuts heart attack, death risk in half
...f antithrombotic management for PCI is to maximize protection
from thrombotic complications during and shortly after PCI, while minimizing bleeding and costs." Clopidogrel interferes with the action of platelet cells, which stimulate the formation of blood clots. Interventional cardiologists give patients a ...
Asexual worm quickly adapts to soil contamination
...of this study are important for the development of protection
strategies for natural populations. This can be realised by focusing environmental management more on functions such as biomass turnover rate and less on the structure and biomasss of populations per se. In her thesis Doroszuk shows that contribution...
Better health twice as likely for nonsmokers who live and work with smoking restrictions
...environment continues to move toward comprehensive protection
at the workplace, the household increasingly will ...d as smoke-free air legislation spreads, a rise in protection
from secondhand smoke at home can be expected. "However, this does not, preclude the need to take a...
Scientists seek useful traits in wild cottons
...sive and often only provide a three-week window of protection
against this hungry pest, Arnold said. Arnold raises thrips on wheat, a favorite host plant, and forces them to move to neighboring cotton plants by killing the wheat with herbicide. "This produces massive thrips pressure on the cotto...
Study warns deep-sea mining may pose serious threat to fragile marine ecosystems
...onal Seabed Authority—which overseas environmental protection
and demands that profits from mining in international waters be shared with developing nations—redirected prospecting and exploration of the seafloor into areas under national jurisdiction, where regulations are often weaker or non-existent. "The ...
Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia
...its importance for conservation. For the future protection
of the species, CI, WWF and the Cambodian Turtle Conservation Team plan to employ local community members to protect nesting beaches for the turtles and to conduct patrols during the dry season to prevent illegal fishing of the species prized as an e...
Discovery of new cave millipedes casts light on Arizona cave ecology
...of cave resource management plans and the ultimate protection
of numerous caves in northwestern Arizona and southwestern Utah. ...
Studies force new view on biology of flavonoids
...noid-rich foods, mostly fruits and vegetables, and protection
against heart disease, cancer and neurodegenerative disease, Frei said. ...
Cambodian vulture nests offer hope for species
... Chansocheat's team immediately set-up 24-hour protection
measures against poaching and egg collecting, and are now working with local communities to ensure that they are involved in—and support—longer-term conservation measures. "We already have a successful WCS model working in the Northern Plains where l...
New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza
...veloping influenza vaccines that can provide broad protection
against multiple strains of the virus. "This stu...ped towards one strain might provide at least some protection
against the other strain. Using a software tool they developed, the LIAI team found hundreds of c...
LIAI completes world's most comprehensive analysis on influenza virus data
...to develop an influenza vaccine with greater cross protection
for many different viruses." Sette said the study found hundreds of similar epitopes among the different virus strains. However, it remains to be seen whether these epitopes are similar enough to enable the successful development of a highly cross...
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