Tag: "remodel" at biology news
Genes set scene for metastasis
...in human breast cancer cells that work together to remodel
the network of blood vessels at the site of the primary tumor. These genes were also found to promote the spread of breast cancer to the lungs. The study, conducted in mice and reported in this week's Nature, helps to explain how cancer metastasis ca...
Study to explore using magnets to correct 'sunken chest'
...tudy. "We needed to apply a force to gradually remodel
the chest wall without piercing the skin," Harrison said. "Magnets do it." The research team named the new technique the "Magnetic Mini-Mover Procedure," known as 3MP. The 3MP uses a device that includes two parts: a titanium-encased magnet about...
Carnegie Mellon University research shows how sensory-deprived brain compensates
...ically inhibits the ability of a single whisker to remodel
the brain," said Barth. "This finding suggests that we could boost the brain's plasticity if we 'turn off' sensory input from the opposite side of the body." Hypothetically, in a clinical setting, doctors could temporarily remove a patient's a...
Molecular DNA switch found to be the same for all life
...mmonalities in the ways that initiators engage and remodel
replication origins, as well as in how they facilitate replisome assembly." The idea that all three domains of life share the same DNA replication initiator is new and will require some re-thinking on the part of biologists who study eukaryotes. R...
'Bad' enzymes may wear white hats after stroke
...enzyme matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) may help remodel
brain tissue seven to 14 days after a stroke. Their findings are published in the April 2006 issue of Nature Medicine, and were made available in an advance online publication on March 26, 2006. Matrix metalloproteinases are a large group of enzyme...