Tag: "fluids" at biology news
Drinking through your pelvic region?
... wall can offset the osmotic concentration of body fluids
that occurs as they lose water by evaporation. Blood flow in seat patch skin was measured as red cell velocity. During recording of seat patch skin red cell velocity, Bufo woodhousei and Bufo punctatus were placed individually in a plastic box in whi...
Fluid forces within the body help invasive bacteria
...le take for granted is not true: that the force of fluids
within the human body helps to break the adhesive bonds of invasive bacteria and counterbalance infection. Most scientists as well as lay people assume, for example, that a sneeze helps clear infection, or that urine helps to clear bacteria from the...
Sea Grant asking anglers to collect sea lampreys for Lake Champlain study
...he non-native fish that feed on the blood and body fluids
of large fishes important to the sportfishing industry will be studied to help optimize planned control of the parasitic fish which have had a devastating impact on native fish populations in Lake Champlain and in the Great Lakes. "By bringing the ...
When every minute counts
...changes neither in size nor consistency when wound fluids
are fully absorbed, rendering it easily irrigated and/or aspirated. A version of the product is also being developed for home and veterinary use. QuikClot comes in 3.5 oz packets that can be easily opened and self-applied with one hand, or buddy-app...
A pilot study may offer promise of a marker for ovarian cancer
... functions and to the chemical compositions of the fluids
and tissues. ANP is secreted by atrial myocytes as a 126 aminoacid molecule and divided into different fragments, namely proANP(1-30) (NtANP), proANP(31-67) (mdANP), proANP(79-98) and the active ANP(99-126). Similar properties have been reported in ...
Spinal cord injury and Alzheimers risk among topics at American Chemical Society meeting
... Level Two) Wednesday, April 10 Magnetic fluids
offer hope for damaged retinas Researchers are developing injectable magnetic fluids
to repair torn or detached retinas, a technique that could help prevent blindness in thousands. (PO...
April GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights
...y alters rock compositions. It occurs when saline fluids
add certain elements (such as potassium) and remov...stability zone) should either be dissolved in pore fluids
or tied up in an ice-like structure called hydrate. The new seismic images suggest that methane gas ...
New sensor being designed to detect, identify invisible agents faster
...s exposed to or what pathogens are present in body fluids
lends to immediate treatment, possibly averting th...als to do lab work on site. Sample sizes of bodily fluids
needed could be greatly reduced. In some instances, such as crime investigation, a hand-held Polymer...
Hypoxic mucus favors Pseudomonas infections in cystic fibrosis
...domonas aeruginosa. The properties of the tracheal fluids
that support these infections in CF patients has been a matter of debate, which has generated considerable interest in the ionic strength and volume of airway surface liquid (ASL) in healthy and CF lungs. Surprisingly, less attention has been paid to...
Men with higher levels of PCBs more likely to father boys
...me from any number of sources, including hydraulic fluids
and oils, electrical capacitors and transformers, and a by-product of paper mills that dot the shoreline. Among the potential dangers of PCBs: disruption of the body's endocrine system and a possible carcinogen. In this study, Karmaus and colleague...
Munching microbes aid environment, oil industry
...s EPA on environmental test for synthetic drilling fluids
HOUSTON, A University of Houston researcher is...l Protection Agency to ensure that synthetic-based fluids
used to lubricate oil-drilling equipment are environmentally safe. An EPA ruling published in 2001 ...
January media highlights-GSA Bulletin
...t, beneath the ocean floor. The study reveals that fluids
within the fault zone and the mechanical properties of this fault may, in turn, be controlled by other, previously unrecognized, faults cutting the zone from beneath. Interactions of these faults vary in both time and space and may ultimately prove i...
Scientists find alcohol, drugs boost endorphins in key forebrain region
...munoassay, they measured endorphin levels in brain fluids
removed from awake and active rats and found the effect in rodents given the first three drugs. "We hypothesize that this drug-induced release of endorphins may contribute to the positive reinforcing and motivating properties of alcohol and psychost...
Green Mud cure for $2 billion loss
...rm as well as traditional oil- and synthetic-based fluids
when drilling difficult oil wells. A world paten... more cost-effective than oil- and synthetic-based fluids
which are normally used to maintain shale stability in the drilling of long-reach wells. One clear a...
Human cancer-detection test showing promise in pets, too
...elomerase activity in cells taken from tissues and fluids
of dogs and cats that were brought in for examinat...2 of 16 malignant and just one of 30 normal benign fluids
showed signs of the enzymes activity. Though we tested a small number of samples, the authors wrote ...
December Media Mighlights: GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY
... clear insights into the manner in which gases and fluids
flow from sediments on the seafloor into the ocean. Bunger Hills, East Antarctica: Ice free at the Last Glacial Maximum. Damian B. Gore et al. Department of Physical Geography, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, 2109, Australia. Page...
Rutgers scientists help uncover protein implicated in multiple sclerosis
...ells in the body, osteopontin is found in all body fluids
and is involved in the inflammatory response and appears to be required for moderating the response of the body to certain forms of infection and injury. Osteopontin is a major focus of laboratory research at Rutgers and plays an important role in...
Researchers examine deaths of two postal workers
...n an emergency room, where he received intravenous fluids
and anti-nausea medications. He was sent home after his symptoms improved. On October 22, the man eventually collapsed at home and was taken to the hospital. Doctors then suspected the man had inhalational anthrax after learning from media reports o...
Sex differences in osmotic regulation of AVP and renal sodium handling
...ress sex hormone effects on the regulation of body fluids
and blood pressure. In addition to the role of sex hormones in reproduction, they also have an important effect on other physiological systems, which may explain differences in disease progression between men and women. The mechanisms underlying gend...
Gene therapy technique reduces alcohol consumption in rats
...ol preference that drank 80 to 90 percent of daily fluids
as alcohol, and rats with low alcohol preference that drank 10 percent of daily fluids
as alcohol. After the gene injection, the high alcohol preference rats showed a 43 percent drop in a...
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