Tag: "mass" at biology news
Circulation of 'disaster myths' in Haiti could hinder appropriate disposal of bodies
...g population has led to measures such as burial in mass
graves without proper identification of the victim...pidemics is used to justify measures such as rapid mass
burial. The result is that the victims are often not identified, leaving family members searching fo...
Chemical derived from vitamin-E shows early promise as cancer drug
...ncer cells that normally would have formed a tumor mass
and spread (metastasized) to the animals' lungs. R...compound was capable of reducing the primary tumor mass
by greater than half. In addition, the compound was capable of reducing tumor lesions (metastases...
Pacific Northwest team unveils largest virus proteome to date
... identification at the same time, using a powerful mass
spectrometer developed at PNNL. ...
Researchers identify protein promoting vascular tumor growth
...l children, typically resulting in a prominent red mass
on the head and neck. Up to one in four patients with hemangioendotheliomas, or HEs, the type of tumor used in these studies, die of anemia associated with the tumors. The findings present the first evidence that MCP-1 and macrophages are needed ...
Winning combination to build bone density in children
...Prepubescence is a critical time for building bone mass
in children. Strong bones are important for obvio...itual vigorous activity and calcium intake on bone mass
in children. Recommendations for optimizing bone mass
should reflect this synergism....
16 APS exercise research highlights, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity
...sity, Indianapolis) Mechanisms for increasing bone mass
by exercise. Mechanical loading through exercise b...trol levels, yet even during isolated small muscle mass
exercise, provide evidence of attenuated muscle plasticity associated with COPD. 36.6 Dustin Hitt...
Northeastern University receives $12.4 million NSF grant for creation of nanomanufacturing institute
...s , and will enable research focused on developing mass
production capabilities of nanoscale devices. As ...zed without first answering the question of how to mass
produce the technology," Busnaina said. "We need to find an economical nanoscale manufacturing or th...
Genes expose secrets of sex on the side
...n the researchers see in our genes doesn't require mass
migrations of people across continents. The sailors with a girl in every port could have done it. Or it may be that village women snuck out for trysts with tall, dark strangers. Either way, Y chromosomes got around. ...
Cockroach-like robot leads new research effort
.... "We know, for example, that the body's center of mass
bounces along like a pogo stick, which is embodied in the robot, but we don't know how its parts - its legs, feet, actuators or muscles - sum up to give that remarkably general pattern of movement. "Now we can ask questions like, 'What if you ha...
Laboratory grows world record length carbon nanotube
...ing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass
destruction, and solving problems related to defense, energy, environment, infrastructure, health and national security concerns....
DuPont developing new protective suits for military, first responders
...ying they need improved protection from weapons of mass
destruction without compromising the weight and existing protection of their turnout gear," said Dale Outhous, DuPont Personal Protection business director. "We believe this emerging technology could revolutionize gear for both first responders and ...
PNNL lands $10.3 million NIH biodefense contract to unlock proteomes of salmonella and pox
... with their identification, on a suite of powerful mass
spectrometers developed at the W.R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory on the PNNL campus. Collaborators at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland will prepare the infectious agents for the proteomics at PNNL and will assist in a...
Zoonotic diseases - European scientists unite to fight diseases
...tual Institute" will, at last, create the critical mass
of European scientists needed to attack the problems caused by zoonotic disease. The institute is financed by the EU and will cost 14.4m over 5 years. Zoonotic diseases, caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites, are naturally transmitted from anim...
Viral suspect for amphibian decline traced to human spread through bait
...le for major population declines and even waves of mass
extinction occurring in Central America, throughou...the iridovirus, which was responsible for observed mass
die-offs of tiger salamanders in isolated stock ponds in southern Arizona. The team was initially my...
Rensselaer marks the opening of the center for biotechnology and interdisciplinary studies
...r faculty, and students will constitute a critical mass
of expertise within the specific focal area. Each focal area will involve overlapping fields of expertise. Other research foci in the building will include fields such as nanobiotechnology and biomedical imaging. Research and office space will supp...
Diabodies act as guided missiles targeted to mammary tumor growth
...l optimize tumor growth inhibition or reduce tumor mass
while preserving the health and function of kidneys. ...
Molecular motor myosin VI moves 'hand over hand,' researchers say
...tely 60 nanometers, while the molecule's center of mass
moved only half that distance," Selvin said. "This clearly indicated that a hand-over-hand model was being employed." Surprisingly, myosin VI has a step size that is highly variable, but on average is nearly as large as that of myosin V, which has a...
Environmental costs of home construction lower with wise choice, reuse of building materials
... example, make up between 72 and 78 percent of the mass
of the hypothetical homes that are not concrete-frame. These materials are energy-intensive on their own and make up the largest percentage of the energy required for home construction. The report offers many suggestions of other opportunities to re...
Gold quantum dots have applications in biological labeling, nanoscale optics
... researchers produced quantum dots with very clean mass
spectra. The 8-atom cluster, for instance, produces bright blue emission and fluorescence quantum yields of 42 percent in an aqueous solution. The researchers produce the nearly spectrally pure, size-tunable gold nanodots through a slow reduction of...
Congress to fund Sequim-based coastal security research effort
...terrorists and their weapons, including weapons of mass
destruction, to enter our country with relative ea...re, analyze and interpret evidence from weapons of mass
destruction, or WMDs, in marine and coastal environments. One part of the program will be centered o...
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