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U of T scientists build a bridge for new bone

... the patient, but it gets the patient out of their bed and out of the hospital soon so there's less cost to the health care system."...

Birds and humans have similar 'shopping' habits

...heir meals. The researchers created a mock flower bed on a perspex sheet containing several small feeding wells filled with 'nectar' - sucrose solution of varying quantities and concentrations. Coloured paper, to imitate petals, was placed around the feeding wells. The colour of the petals indicated the...

UCR scientists modify existing chemical scrubber to environmentally friendly, all-natural filter

...s, the waste air stream is passed through a packed bed on which pollutant-degrading bacteria are placed in the form of a biofilm. These bacteria absorb and degrade gaseous pollutants. After the bacteria begin to multiply, their efficiency at converting hydrogen sulfide to sulfate is nearly 100 percent....

DNA-based vaccine triples survival for dogs with melanoma

...essive, occurring spontaneously in the mouth, nail bed and foot pad. CMM is most successfully treated in its early stage by surgery. However, the prognosis is not good if there is a late diagnosis or the cancer has spread to another organ. In advanced stages, the median survival is 2 to 3 months. In thi...

Mother-infant bed sharing is associated with an increase in infant heart rate

...More than ever, parents are willing to share their bed with their baby. A study from the Archives of Ped...early 13 percent of parents reported sharing their bed with their baby in 2000, up from 5.5 percent in 1993. Almost half of parents said their infant spen...

Study provides new insights into the functional neuroanatomy of motor imagery

...of the head coil. Subjects lay supine on a scanner bed with a response device fixed to them at the wrist joint that had five buttons, one for each finger of the right hand. The subjects viewed visual stimuli back-projected onto a screen through a mirror built into the head coil, but were unable to see th...

Researcher explores tumors' survival strategy

...trix components to form a new, functional vascular bed that is believed to accelerate wound healing. The fact that many tumors also activate angiogenesis to survive has helped make it a hot topic in science. Dr. Motamed, who came to MCG in September from The Hope Heart Institute in Seattle, has his eye o...

A bed of microneedles: Johns Hopkins scientists' gadget measures muscle cell force

...ell contracts. "This is like a person lying on a bed sheet and scrunching up part of the sheet," says f...n cells. Each smooth muscle cell spread out on the bed of microneedles and then contracted, displacing the needles. From their experiments, the researche...

URI biological oceanographers test shallow marine systems' response to increased nutrients

...or individually, may indicate a poor prognosis for bed survival. Our experiments suggest that these indicators begin to appear with inorganic nutrient enrichment exceeding about 50 pounds of nitrogen per acre of lagoon per year." The lagoon mesocosms were constructed using funds from the RI Sea Grant Pr...

2,000+ brown recluse spiders in a Kansas home inflict no bites in the occupants, UCR study notes

...ese wounds may be infections, bug bites, diabetes, bed sores. But some of the conditions, such as lyme disease, anthrax, and necrotizing bacteria, that are misdiagnosed as brown recluse bites can kill you if they aren't treated in time. "When one brown recluse is found, or even allegedly found, in an are...

Study shows fossil records remain stable in storm beds

...ollect fossils in a rock bed, we like to think the bed preserves the original structures of the organism's habitats; and, after analysis, I believe I'm seeing close to the original structure of the sea floor." In other words, scientists looking for a past analog for what they are seeing today, such as t...

Nutritional supplements may combat muscle loss

...scle atrophy brought on by space travel, prolonged bed confinement or immobility. To study space travel's... at Galveston enlisted healthy subjects to stay in bed 28 days during a National Space Biomedical Research Institute study. "One cause of muscle atrophy in...

Protein transforms sedentary muscles into exercised muscles, researchers report

...tients who have muscle fatigue, or are confined to bed rest, to enable them to have stronger, exercised muscles," Bassel-Duby said. Other UT Southwestern researchers involved in the Nature study were Dr. Eric Olson, chairman of molecular biology, and Dr. Eiji Isotani, a former visiting assistant professo...

Scientists discover chemical switch that determines muscle fiber type

...ne possibility is using [a drug] to give people on bed rest more endurance without having to do the exercise," she said. Spiegelman, who is also a professor of cell biology at Harvard Medical School, adds that these findings in time may benefit people with Type 2 diabetes, as the Type I muscle is more re...

Brains of outgoing people react more to happy faces than those of shy individuals

... said. The participants, one by one, lay down on a bed attached to an fMRI scanner and looked at pictures of faces depicting a variety of expressions. They were given no instruction about how to respond beyond judging whether the faces were male or female - a task devised to keep them focused on the pict...

UT Southwestern researchers find protein transforms sedentary muscles to resemble exercised muscles

...piratory insufficiency, or individuals confined to bed rest. The muscles of individuals who are on bed rest resemble type II muscle fibers; they fatigue quickly and the muscles are tired, said Dr. Rhonda...

April GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

...xamination of published data reveals that a marine bed in Beijing can be dated as 80 Ka or younger on the basis of abundant nannofossils. This age is ~30 times younger than that published previously on the basis of magnetostratigraphic and biostratigraphic interpretations. The abundant nannofossils and f...

Rice, first crop plant to be sequenced, may help fight world hunger, Science authors say

...r and related causes, and 800 million people go to bed hungry. As the human population expands and farmland shrinks, food shortages--brought on by drought, political unrest, poverty or other complex reasons--are expected to become increasingly acute. The genetic code behind rice, a staple for more than h...

Fisheries forecasting in the Niger inner delta

...m. The flood scatters the fish away from the river bed and brings abundant food. It provides refuge areas...te further upstream is more convenient. The Nigers bed there is narrower and discharges are greater, rendering small changes easier to detect and record wi...

Stanford sleep experts treat medical condition behind violent 'sleep sex'

...om disruptive moaning to rape-like behavior toward bed partners. The researchers believe this con...- and sometimes violent - sexual advances on their bed partners while asleep. In one case, the patient tried to strangle his wife. A teenage child in the h...

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