Tag: "three" at biology news
Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine
...n international team of researchers has identified three
gene variants in the DNA of 486 people infected wi...de screening technology, 18 months to discover the three
genes, that together greatly increase our knowledge of why patients differ in how well they can cont...
Cellular message movement captured on video
... to green-labeled actin filaments, the thinnest of three
types of protein filaments that make up the cytoskeleton of cells of higher organisms. Paxillin either slides along the actin filaments or is pulled by them. In a surprise, Chien and Hu also showed that paxillin itself forms long, fibrous structures ...
Researchers discover inherited mutation for leukemia
...itary predisposition. However, usually only two or three
people within a family are affected, making it difficult to do the genetic studies needed to find possible mutations, Plass says. The family examined in this research was identified by collaborator Henry Lynch at Creighton University. The res...
Agent slows aging in mice
...agent has been shown to extend median life span in three
laboratories,” says Miller, professor of pathology...ct.” The large, carefully controlled study at three
sites, called the NIA Interventions Testing Program, is intended to provide some of the first reliab...
Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients
...s hinge on a very special mouse that Shaftel spent three
years creating with the guidance of his adviser, M. Kerry O’Banion, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy. Shaftel genetically engineered a one-of-a-kind mouse that gives him pinpoint control over brain levels of a human molecu...
Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients
... immediately before treatment and continuing every three
months for 12 months, the researchers tested the p...ytokines known as Interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8, and three
growth factors known as growth-related oncogene (GRO)-1, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), ...
Releasing fish for the future
...fin bream then shed their hooks over an average of three
weeks”, he said. ...
Soils offer new hope as carbon sink
...esidue, mulch and compost is likely to last two or three
years, while stable carbon like agrichar will last up to hundreds of years. "This is significant for farmer costs because one application of agrichar may be the equivalent of compost applications of the same weight every year for decades. "For ...
Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest
... rainforest on the planet, a northern Amazon tract three
times larger than the U.S. state of Texas (twice the size of Ethiopia) that is home to 100 indigenous groups. In Suriname, the only former Dutch colony in South America, the forests are at risk from foreign logging and other resource extraction. ...
Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease
...t once per week including 26% who snored more than three
nights per week. This is a very high prevalence in five year old children and is partly due to all of the children having rhinitis which is often found in children who snore. Dr Nat Marshall, from Sydney’s Woolcock Institute of Medical Research s...
The insect vector always bites twice
...f occurrence of a malarial attack in the following three
months. These antisalivary antibodies consequently seem to be indicators of the risk of malaria in endemic areas, that could be used to improve strategies of prevention and care of young patients in the context of seasonal transmission of the disease...
Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene
...a form of the GAB2 gene and Alzheimer’s disease in three
separate groups, the researchers showed that the GAB2 gene is unusually active in vulnerable brain cells from Alzheimer’s patients and that the GAB2 protein produced by this gene is present in those brain cells containing tangles. When the researcher...
Envisat captures first image of Sargassum from space
...tmosphere spectral radiance in 15 bands, including three
bands at wavelengths of 665, 681 and 709 nanometres in order to measure the fluorescence emission from chlorophyll a. Chlorophyll is the green photosynthetic compound in plants that captures energy from sunlight necessary for photosynthesis. The ...
Largest synthetic gene ever built offers insights into anti-malarial drug resistance
...has become resistant to drug treatment in the past three
decades. They have been able to artificially const...h more challenging. Already, analysis of these three
anti-malarial drug resistance genes is painting a picture of how the parasite escapes destruction by...
Loss of stem cells correlates with premature aging in animal study
... hair graying, hair loss, and osteoporosis, within three
to four months. To be able to renew itself, most tissues have a reservoir of specific adult stem cells. These stem cells don’t divide as frequently as other cell types since they need to maintain the integrity of their DNA, and multiple divisions...
Caribbean frogs started with a single, ancient voyage on a raft from South America
... The field work for the study required nearly three
decades to complete because many of the species ar...entral American, and South American frogs and used three
mitochondrial genes and two nuclear genes in their study, building trees of relationships among the ...
Longer treatment benefits sleep apnea patients
...ing a standardized test before treatment and after three
months of CPAP therapy. The findings suggest that most patients should use CPAP for at least 7.5 hours each night to realize the greatest possible benefits of therapy. "Relationship Between Hours of CPAP Use and Achieving Normal Levels of Sleepi...
Newly found sensing system enables certain bacteria to resist human immune defenses
...h stands for antimicrobial peptide sensor. Aps has three
parts: apsS, the sensor region; apsR, the gene reg...to’s group is investigating. Studies show that all three
components of aps must be present for the system to function and effectively protect bacteria from A...
Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review
... laboratories. The figures also showed that the three
most common skin cancers - basal cell carcinoma, s...the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. “The three
skin cancers we looked at all increased with age, with the exception of malignant melanomas, which s...
Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming
... Policy and progress Engineers have more than three
decades of experience putting carbon dioxide into ...when it gets down there,'' said Orr. Currently, three
industrial-scale projects are pumping millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the ground every year....
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