Tag: "uncovers" at biology news
New recommendations against a major opportunistic infection -- cryptococcosis
...dy, published on February 5 2007 in PLoS Medicine, uncovers
parameters associated with more severe infections, such as the patient’s sex and the infecting serotype. In light of the results, the authors propose a modification in the therapeutic treatment of individuals suffering from cryptococcosis. Caused by...
Short chromosomes put cancer cells in forced rest
...study, appearing online this month at Cancer Cell, uncovers
an alternate response where cells simply - and permanently - stop growing, a process known as senescence. In an unusual set of experiments, the research team first mated mice with nonoperating telomerase to mice carrying a mutation that predispose...
NYU scientists identify how development of different species uses same genes with distinct features
...oyed by two independently evolved species not only uncovers
those features essential to this portion of development, but also shows that we are now in a position to understand another species—in this case, the wasp—other than flies in the same depth," explained Desplan....
Tiny shock absorbers help bacteria stick around inside the body
...st animal or person. "Research on these fimbriae uncovers
something that's essentially a mechanical nanotechnological device created by nature, and gives us the opportunity to adapt such a system for biotechnological and even other technical uses," said study co-author Dr. Evgeni Sokurenko, associate profes...
DNA from feathers tells tale of eagle fidelity
...latively rare instance in which DNA fingerprinting uncovers
genetic monogamy in a bird population," DeWoody said. Unlike their smaller songbird cousins, most raptors are believed to be truly monogamous, and this study provides the first genetic confirmation of monogamy in at least one species, DeWoody said. ...
Gene variations explain drug dose required to control seizures
...hs to get their seizures under control. This study uncovers
factors that might determine, in advance, which patients will need the higher dose." Before any such pharmacogenetic approaches can be put into practice, they must be explicitly evaluated for clinical utility in improving patient outcomes, Goldstein...