Tag: "bus" at biology news
UCSD biologists develop 'super-endurance' strain of mice
... available supply of oxygen, as in sprinting for a bus
or lifting a heavy object, a protein known as hypoxia inducible transcription factor-1, or HIF-1, is activated. This protein enables the muscle to switch to the more energetically explosive, but expensive anaerobic process, which does not use oxygen ...
New York City study shows newborns more susceptible to pollution than their mothers
...ment as a result of combustion from car, truck, or bus
engines, residential heating, power generation, or tobacco smoking. According to the researchers, PAHs are able to cross the placental barrier. In the study, researchers collected blood samples from 265 pairs of mothers and newborns living in New Yor...
Avoid bad memories: Targeting genes and drugs
...matic experience they went through. Just hearing a bus
horn may throw them back into the battle they wish to forget, and they will freeze in response and loose contact with their surroundings. It is clearly of much significance to unravel the genes and proteins that are responsible for such responses; on...
MIT's plasmatron cuts diesel bus emissions, promises better gas engine efficiency
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--A bus
in Indiana is the latest laboratory for MIT's plas...s licensed the plasmatron technology from MIT. The bus
engine tests were performed at the company's facility in Columbus, Ind., by an ArvinMeritor team. T...
Innovative shuttle bus debuts in Washington, D.C.
... of the traditional Yellowstone National Park tour bus
has been developed as a low-emission, cost-effective community/transit shuttle bus
of the future. The U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laborat...
High-tech institute to hold Cal-(IT)Day@UCSD
...ors will be able to ride the world's first regular bus
service to offer broadband Web access -- even with the bus
traveling at 65 miles per hour. Attendees will also be able to tour the Cal-(IT) 2 -funded Visualiza...
Obesity in Costa Rican children 'alarming,' likely future health burden
...or walking in hilly areas, urban children take the bus
to school and spend around three hours per day watching TV," they note, citing a 1997 study, and another from 2000, which revealed that the prevalence of sedentarism among urban Costa Rican males aged 1318 was double the rate observed among their rur...
Free shuttles can close the grocery gap
... precious resources on taxi rides or make multiple bus
transfers, Cassady said. Shuttle programs solve these problems for consumers -- and also improve the bottom line for inner-city supermarkets. Stores benefit from additional shopping trips from new and existing customers, increased sales from larger ...
Washington-area chemist wins national award for free-radical research
...r, in high school, an older student who shared her bus
befriended her. "She wanted to become a chemist -- this was the mid-1940s -- and so I decided I did too. I think that's where it all began." Jacox received her undergraduate degree from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1951 and her Ph.D. from ...
Diamond film may enable critical new sensors for bioterror
...ld be sprinkled in public places such as airports, bus
depots, subways, stadiums and other places where large numbers of people gather. They could act, he says, like a "bio cell phone, where they just sit in place and sniff, and when they detect something of interest, send a signal" to alert security or ...
Calient Networks chosen as core platform for Optiputer
...ting resources at speeds equivalent to internal PC bus
speeds. Each lambda can transmit data at 1 to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps), and soon will achieve 40 Gbps and greater speeds. "We will be intensely exploring applications of lambda-switching, given the growth and functionality we anticipate over the...
'OptIPuter' design for data-intensive computer wins $13.5 million NSF award
...rd, connected to a giant disk system, via a system bus
that happens to be an extremely high-speed optical network," said DeFanti, a distinguished professor of computer science at UIC and co-director of the university's Electronic Visualization Laboratory. "One of our major design goals is to provide scie...
UT Southwestern researchers develop vaccine against deadly bioterrorism toxin ricin
...ears earlier, was assassinated while waiting for a bus
in London when he took an apparently accidental poke from another man's umbrella. Four days later Markov was dead, and it was only upon autopsy that ricin poisoning was revealed as the cause. The lethal dose, estimated at 450 micrograms, was delivere...
Seat of cellular bus system for protein passengers found by Dartmouth Medical School researchers
...we. He makes the analogy of a bus. "If there is a bus
to carry passengers and the passengers need seats, then if we look at the bus
carefully we should be able to find some seats." Barlowe, using bakers yeast as a model system, has ...
Science Report: Super-crocodile crawls out of the African Cretaceous
...res: a crocodile-like reptile, as long as a school bus
and weighing about as much as a small whale, that may have snacked on small dinosaurs. In a 25 October report published online by Science at the Science Express website ( http://www.sciencexpress.org ), Paul C. Sereno of the University of Chicag...
Increased awareness of stroke symptoms could dramatically reduce stroke disability
... The campaign messages will be seen on billboards, bus
shelters, and airport dioramas across the country, and will be aired in radio public service announcements. The materials graphically depict the symptoms of stroke as highway signs, an effort to call special attention to their unique, sudden nature....
Spring meeting press conferences
...up is May 24. If you have any special needs, e.g., bus
with wheelchair access, please let us know. ********** 5. Press Releases -- Attention PIOs Public information officers and authors of papers or posters may leave press releases about Spring Meeting presentations in the Press Room. We suggest a minimu...
Fact sheet: the Report on Carcinogens - 9th edition
...ese groups include railroad workers, mine workers, bus
garage workers, and trucking company workers. Isoprene - Isoprene is listed in the 9th Report as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen." Isoprene is one of the major components that makes up natural rubber and is used to make synthetic...
UNC-CH bus brings mobile lab, high-tech science focus to underserved N.C. schools
...e resources. A custom-built 40-foot, 26,000-pound bus
-- emblazoned with the slogan "The Best Thing in S...tion and carefully honed curriculum materials. The bus
will begin its treks across the state in the coming weeks in a project that is among the first of it...
Fall Meeting: updated press conferences and special events
...nclusion of the field trip at USGS Menlo Park, our bus
will take us to the same restaurant as last year, ...mpus. 5:15 PM. Visit USGS labs. 6:00 PM. Depart by bus
for Chevy's Restaurant on El Camino Real in Redwood City. 8:30 PM. Return to Moscone Convention Cent...