Tag: "characteristics" at biology news
DFG to set up 21 new collaborative research centres in 2000
...at Munster University aims to research the special characteristics
of mediaeval and early modern forms of symbolic communication. This will involve probing deeper into the question of the role played by symbolic communication in the establishment and maintenance of societal order and in the harmonisation of the view...
Zebrafish's powerful heart gene could lead to transplant therapy
...sts have been able to induce a subset ofmyocardial characteristics
in various experimental models, but never thecomplete beating phenotype, so there is something special about gata5 that cantake a cell that's not supposed to become a heart cell to actually become one,"said Stainier. "We're very excited about this f...
Meet Conan the Bacterium
...aid. Altering the human genome to take on survival characteristics
like D. radiodurans is far too complex a task (the human genome hasn't been completely sequenced, nor all of its 100,000+ genes decoded). But D. radiodurans could be altered to serve man. "The interesting things about drugs we use is that about two-...
Most highly endowed promotion prize for fourteen scientists and scholars
...tudes of a speaker can be deduced from his speech characteristics
a topic of research which is of great importance,... the field of phonetics she has worked on acoustic characteristics
for phonological characteristics
and on ways of using phonological characteristics
in automatic lang...
Laser light from Free-Electron Laser used for first time in human surgery
... much different fashion, giving an FEL beamspecial characteristics
that allow it to cut a variety of tissues with exc...work. Copeland led a research effort to define the characteristics
of the beam thatdo the best job of cutting the tissue found in brain tumors. His goal is to vaporize...
Oregon Health Sciences University researchers take steps to genetically modify monkeys for the
research of human disease
...showedonly a small percentage of animals displayed characteristics
of introduced DNA later in life. Thisinformation suggests that the odds of producing transgenic monkeys as disease models will improve asprotocols are refined. Another finding of this research is that foreign DNA bound to the surface of a sperm can...
Awareness, quick action key to battling canine bacterial disease
...t, high fever, hypotension and shock are prominent characteristics
of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome in humans an...t, high fever, hypotension and shock are prominent characteristics
of STSS in humans. At approximately the same time, a number of unusual cases of necrotizing fasciiti...
National prize in neuroscience endowed by UNC professor
...nd pharmaceutical companies studying the molecular characteristics
of these neurons with an eye toward developing novel pain therapies," Snider said....
Prions are modular
...lution in the cell. "The new prion had the same characteristics
as yeast prions," said Lindquist. "It could switch from its normal state to the prion state and responded to experimental manipulations in the same way a natural prion would," explained Lindquist. In a complimentary paper coming out in Molecular ...
Study shows industrial hog operations appear to impair health, life quality among neighbors
...astern N.C. areas with similar economic and social characteristics
where local residents and groups would cooperate in the study. They chose sites with 80 to 100 households within a two-mile radius of livestock operations so they could interview people in about 50 households in each community. Residents of the h...
Brain neurochemicals, not gender, tell a female to act like a female
...avior independent of the gonads. This blending of characteristics
should make more variation available for natural selection to act upon and may help explain the extraordinary range of social behaviors that we see across all of the vertebrate groups, from sex role reversal to dynamic diversity in the sex difference...
Genome scientists muster computer software tools for handling the flood of raw data from the Human Genome Project and related efforts
...ns -- which ultimately determine all the inherited characteristics
of humans. Locating genes within genomic DNA sequences is one of the first tasks for which scientists have turned to bioinformatics. Less than 10 percent of the human genome is thought to comprise protein-coding gene sequences. Interspersed with t...
Family connections feed eating disorders research
...arely among family members of persons with similar characteristics
who have never suffered an eating disorder. Although bulimia nervosa occurred more frequently than anorexia among the relatives of never-ill subjects, it too occurred at a higher rate among families of those with the illnesses. This cross-transmissi...
Researchers link genetic defect to 'head-rush' disorder
...ones who share the transporter mutation also share characteristics
of orthostatic intolerance-elevated heart rate and norepinephrine levels on standing. Linking a genetic defect in the norepinephrine transporter to orthostatic intolerance is significant, Robertson said. "It focuses our understanding of this disor...
Yale researchers pinpoint possible causes of dizziness in the elderly/study suggests dizziness is a geriatric syndrome
...onth. Tinetti's team set out to identify potential characteristics
that predispose to dizziness, as well as situational factors, such as sensations or activities that might be present at the time of dizziness. "Considering dizziness a geriatric syndrome does not mean that a single disease can't be primarily respons...
Food web theory suggests ecology may be governed by general rules
...simple model could nail so many of the topological characteristics
of complex natural communities. Being able to easily simulate randomly constructed food webs with realistic properties opens the door to richer theoretical investigations of the effects of biodiversity loss in complex webs." "At this point, our mode...
Acid-loving microbe may be a key to mine pollution
...h of life with ancient roots, have different basic characteristics
than other microscopic organisms such as bacteria. Edwards is a geomicrobiologist at the Woods Holes Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, Mass. The work, funded largely by the National Science Foundation, was conducted as part of her doctoral thesis...
Taking vitamin supplements is a common behavior in the U.S.
...ination Survey III to determine the prevalence and characteristics
of vitamin and mineral supplement use in the Unite...n calculations that consider the survey design and characteristics
of the participants, the authors estimate this reflects vitamin or supplement use by approximately 4...
Bitter taste receptors identified
...enes, T1R 1 and T1R 2 , which had most of the characteristics
expected of taste receptor genes. The genes resembled other known sensory receptor genes and were expressed in the appropriate places inside taste receptor cells on the tongue and palate. But Zuker and Ryba hypothesized that two receptors seemed far ...
Scientists capture new images of movement in nerves
...ts for the first time in cultured nerve cells. The characteristics
we see are very surprising, and it may explain why it was difficult to see in the past." To make the movement visible, Brown's team fused DNA coding for neurofilament protein with the DNA coding for the protein that makes jellyfish glow green. But a...
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