Tag: Biology

Monsato GMO crops damage red blood cells, organs

Photo: EPA Studies are now showing that Monsanto crops damage red blood cells which are responsible for delivering oxygen to the body. And without functioning red blood cells, our bodies are in critical condition — desperate for life support.  The bad news about Monsanto can seem like an overwhelming […]

Mood-modifying drugs for humans also alter fish behavior

Contact: Natasha Pinol npinol@aaas.org 202-326-6440 American Association for the Advancement of Science Trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in rivers and streams inspire changes in wildlife This release is available in Arabic, French, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, and Chinese.              IMAGE:   This is a perch (Perca fluviatilis). Click here […]

Auto-immune disease: the viral route is confirmed

19.12.2012 –  Press release Europe           Health technologies Why would our immune system turn against our own cells? This is the question that the combined Inserm/CNRS/ Pierre and Marie Curie University/Association Institut de Myologie  have strived to answer in their “Therapies for diseases of striated muscle”, concentrating in particular […]

New form of cell division found

Contact: Dian Land dj.land@hosp.wisc.edu 608-261-1034 University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON — Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center have discovered a new form of cell division in human cells. They believe it serves as a natural back-up mechanism during faulty cell division, preventing some cells from going […]

New vitamin-based treatment that could reduce muscle degeneration in muscular dystrophy: Niacin pre-cursor NAD+

Contact: Bryan Ghosh bghosh@plos.org 44-122-344-2837 Public Library of Science Boosting the activity of a vitamin-sensitive cell adhesion pathway has the potential to counteract the muscle degeneration and reduced mobility caused by muscular dystrophies, according to a research team led by scientists at the University of Maine. The discovery, […]

Zinc supplementation significantly increases activation of the cells (T cells) responsible for destroying viruses and bacteria

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Got zinc? New zinc research suggests novel therapeutic targets New report in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that zinc activates a key protein on T cells needed to fight infections […]

Why We Need Insects–Even “Pesky” Ones

A large natural population of evening primrose (yellow flowers) in Ithaca, New York. Credit and Larger Version October 4, 2012 View a video interview with Anurag Agrawal of Cornell University. View Video Hard evidence of evolution. Credit and Larger Version At first blush, many people would probably love […]

Persistent pollutant may promote obesity: Tributyltin shown to affect gene activity at extremely low concentrations

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Jennifer Williams jwilliams@aibs.org 202-628-1500 x209 American Institute of Biological Sciences Persistent pollutant may promote obesity Compound shown to affect gene activity at extremely low concentrations Tributyltin, a ubiquitous pollutant that has a potent effect on gene activity, could be promoting obesity, according […]

Selenium may slow march of AIDS

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Amitabh Avasthi axa47@psu.edu 814-865-9481 Penn State Increasing the production of naturally occurring proteins that contain selenium in human blood cells slows down multiplication of the AIDS virus, according to biochemists. “We have found that increasing the expression of proteins that contain selenium […]

Compelling evidence that brain parts evolve independently

Contact: Morwenna Grills Morwenna.Grills@manchester.ac.uk 44-161-275-2111 University of Manchester An Evolutionary Biologist at The University of Manchester, working with scientists in the United States, has found compelling evidence that parts of the brain can evolve independently from each other. It’s hoped the findings will significantly advance our understanding of […]

Understanding the brain by controlling behavior

Contact: Peter Reuell preuell@fas.harvard.edu 617-496-8070 Harvard University Using precisely-targeted lasers, researchers manipulate neurons in worms’ brains and take control of their behavior In the quest to understand how the brain turns sensory input into behavior, Harvard scientists have crossed a major threshold. Using precisely-targeted lasers, researchers have been […]

FASEB opposes the Government Spending Accountability Act

Contact: Lawrence Green lgreen@faseb.org 301-634-7335 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Bethesda, MD – The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) wrote to all  members of the House of Representatives expressing its opposition to the Government Spending Accountability (GSA) Act (HR 4631). While strongly supporting […]

Stem-cell-protecting drug could prevent the harmful side effects of radiation therapy: mTOR inhibitor rapamycin

Contact: Elisabeth Lyons elyons@cell.com 617-386-2121 Cell Press Radiation therapy is one of the most widely used cancer treatments, but it often damages normal tissue and can lead to debilitating conditions. A class of drugs known as mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors can prevent radiation-induced tissue damage in […]

New bacteria contaminate hairspray

Contact: Lucy Goodchild l.goodchild@sgm.ac.uk 44-011-898-81843 Society for General Microbiology Scientists in Japan have discovered a new species of bacteria that can live in hairspray, according to the results of a study published in the March issue of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. “Contamination of cosmetic […]

EPA pesticide exposure test too short, overlooks long term effects: EPA only test Pesticides health effects over 4 days

Contact: Morgan Kelly mekelly@pitt.edu 412-624-4356 University of Pittsburgh Pitt research suggests EPA pesticide exposure test too short, overlooks long term effects PITTSBURGH—The four-day testing period the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commonly uses to determine safe levels of pesticide exposure for humans and animals could fail to account […]

Wormwood ( Artemesia ) may hold key to non-toxic Cancer and Leukemia treatment

Reposted at Request from 26-Nov-2001 Contact: Rob Harrill rharrill@u.washington.edu 206-543-2580 University of Washington Two bioengineering researchers at the University of Washington have discovered a promising potential treatment for cancer among the ancient arts of Chinese folk medicine. Research Professor Henry Lai and assistant research Professor Narendra Singh have […]

Fish oil may hold key to leukemia cure

This is a Repost from 6 months ago. What is Evil about it, is that none of this information is being conveyed to patients…Hence a rare re-post for me… A compound produced from fish oil that appears to target leukemia stem cells could lead to a cure for the disease, […]