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K-State's National Agricultural Biosecurity Center receives $1.3 Million from Department of Defense

...griculture and its infrastructure. "Those include foot and mouth disease, avian influenza and exotic Newcastle disease," she said. Federal, state, non-profit and private industry groups will be contacted, in search of response lessons. An initial list of agencies the National Agricultural Biosecurity Cen...

Joslin Diabetes Center adds first affiliate in California at Irvine Medical Center

...pancreas and kidney transplantation and orthopedic foot surgery. "We aspire to bring the best care to our patients and establish a high-quality infrastructure for our researchers," said Dr. Ping Wang, UCI endocrinologist and director of Joslin Diabetes Center at UCI. "Joslin Diabetes Center at UCI will ...

Why your knees and quads hurt more after running than walking: You're only human

...s. In running, the knee is much more bent when the foot is on the ground than in walking. For this reason, the quads generate much higher forces during running and consume much more energy. The study identifies this single difference between walking and running as playing an important role in causing run...

Genetic clues found for common congenital brain disorder

...t this disorder," added Dobyns, "but now we have a foot in the door for understanding this and other cerebellar defects." A genetic test could improve prenatal diagnosis. Currently, detecting Dandy-Walker with ultrasound images is difficult and often uncertain until late in a pregnancy, usually after 20...

Counting foxes before the last tally-ho

...hunting was suspended for nearly a year during the foot and mouth epidemic in 2001. IFAW campaigner Josey Sharrad, said: "This research demolishes arguments by the hunting lobby that foxes need to be killed to prevent a population explosision. It will also allow us to monitor the impact of a ban on this c...

Wheelchairs biomechanics, prosthetic development

...lications for curb and vehicle access. Smoking, foot care linked to self-efficacy in people with amputa...amputation engage in two health-related behaviors, foot care and smoking, and if health beliefs and psychological well-being are related to those health beh...

Reading hexametric rhyme supports cardiac synchronization, especially after a heart attack

...irst long, the other two short. Note that the last foot is not a real dactyl, as it only consists of two syllables. The following represents a hexameter: Down in a | deep dark | hole sat an | old pig | munching a | bean stalk | A New Study Now, European physiologists have investigate...

As humans alter land, infectious diseases follow

...r, Lyme disease, yellow fever, cholera, influenza, foot and mouth, and hemorrhagic fevers. "Evidence is mounting that deforestation and ecosystem changes have implications for the distribution of many other microorganisms, and the health of human, domestic animal and wildlife populations," according to th...

A fly's taste experience is much like our own

... proboscis extension reflex - if you stick a fly's foot in sugar water, its proboscis will extend. Using trehalose (diglucose), glucose or sucrose as the sugar and caffeine, quinine, berberine (a medicinal alkaloid) or denatonium - a super-bitter compound used to make toxic chemicals unpalatable - as the ...

Four tourist destinations named best worldwide

...Aboriginal hosts take tourists on bushwalks to the foot of the breathtaking Uluru, popularly known as Ayers Rock (the world's largest monolith), teach them how to make the oldest glue in the world and track wild animals, share ancient folklore, and cook local bush foods. The winner of the General Purpo...

UCSD study shows how we perceive world depends on precise division of labor among cells in brain

...l become more and more difficult to ignore as your foot develops a blister. As the blister develops, the interval between subsequent electrical impulses arriving at the brain would decrease; in other words, their frequency would increase. Scanziani speculates that there might even be an "alarm neuron" i...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop DOE leadership-class computing capability for science

...ter at ORNL will be housed in a new 170,000 square foot facility that includes 400 staff and 40,000 square feet of space for computer systems and data storage. The machines will run on 12 megawatts of power supplied by the Tennessee Valley [DoE3] Authority. Computer simulation is now a major force for d...

Lewis and Clark data show a different Missouri River

...ion, Criss said, can be blamed on a four- to nine- foot increase in flood stages along the lower Missouri River. Wing dams, or wing dikes, are found approximately every 1,500 feet along the Missouri River, from outside St. Louis to Sioux City, Iowa, ostensibly for controlling the river for the ba...

Brace therapy for osteoarthrisis, legal issues in TBI research, prosthetic fitting

...nt were monitored for heart rate, average palm and foot force impact, and self-paced walking. ESFOS outperformed axillary crutches for comfort and stability on slippery surfaces, uneven surfaces, and stairs. ESFOS required less strength and effort during use than axillary crutches. Individuals with cardio...

Spiders make best ever Post-it notes

...ng electron microscope (SEM) to make images of the foot of a jumping spider, Evarcha arcuata (pictures available see notes). There is a tuft of hairs on the bottom of the spider's leg, and each individual hair is covered in more hairs. These smaller hairs are called setules, and they are what makes the s...

Scientists calculate how high heels can go

...to shoes can tell us just how high the heel of the foot can be lifted above the ground." Dr Stevenson went on to describe how 'Q' the essential sociological factor had been worked out. "Essentially this part of the formula explains what women have always known that you don't buy shoes just because they ...

UCSF finding advances insight into adult stem cells in human brain

...s say. Scientists have long viewed astrocytes as foot soldiers to the brain's far more glamorous neurons, which orchestrate thought, feeling, and movement. But the researchers determined in their cell culture studies that the star-shaped astrocytes of the region have the ability to perpetually self-rene...

Key advance reported in regenerating nerve fibers

...uld be like trying to drive a car only by taking a foot off the brake. "Our idea was to step on the gas to activate the growth state at the same time," Benowitz said. "Knocking out inhibitory molecules alone is not enough, because the nerve cells themselves are still in a sluggish state." The rese...

Lake restrictions make lakeshore property more valuable

...he lake from $633 to $715 (about 12.6 percent) per foot of shoreline. Similarly, the price of land around ...ke in the region - increased from $410 to $510 per foot (24 percent). Provencher says the preliminary results suggest that the lakefront homeowners, willin...

New Georgia Tech Biosciences Center assists life-science startup companies

...& Technology (ES&T) Building, a new 287,000-square foot research center that houses a variety of life-science programs ranging from chemical engineering to clean energy. (ES&T is part of Georgia Tech's Life Sciences and Technology Complex, which also includes the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building a...

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