Tag: "hand" at biology news
Houston minority graduation rises in sciences, engineering as result of UH-led alliance
... to concentrate. Workshop instructors also are on hand
and eager to help. There are many success stories that have come out of the University of Houston's H-LSAMP program, including those who have gone on to become medical students, practicing engineers, high school science teachers and computer ...
Wildlife Conservation Society hosts public symposium on human-wildlife diseases
...nservation biology, policy and law will also be on hand
to discuss strategies to better link health and conservation efforts around the globe. With its state-of-the-art Wildlife Health Center based at the Bronx Zoo, and Field Veterinary Program active in dozens of countries around the world, WCS is unique...
New sign language suggests children create language's fundamentals through learning
... combining movement type and direction in a single hand
motion. The two younger groups, however, separated the movement type and direction into different signs, as is done in spoken language. "So what they're doing looks very language-like and does not look gesture-like, even though they're taking gestur...
JCI table of contents: 1 September, 2004
... The liver is a place of contradiction; on the one hand
it has high tolerance for the presence of some foreign tissues as indicated by its being a good prospect for transplantation, but on the other it also responsible for triggering immune responses to a variety of pathogens and is itself subject to auto...
Two warbler species find the West isn't big enough for both of them
...one have given male Townsend's warblers the upper hand
in competition for territory and mates. The Townse...locale, the Townsend's also seem to have the upper hand
in attracting females even hermit females. That is particularly true when the quality of habitat de...
Anti-bacterial additive found in Maryland streams
A toxic chemical used in hand
soaps, cleaners and other personal care products to kill germs is deposited and remains in the environment long after the products are used, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The chemical--3,4,4'-trichlo...
Wheelchairs biomechanics, prosthetic development
...cted joint kinematic and temporal data, as well as hand
rim and joint kinetics. The data suggest manual wh...This study examines the effect of seat position on hand
rim biomechanics. Information on hand
rim forces and motion were collected in a motion analysis labo...
Epilepsy: Signals 'brake' in brain impaired
...his, the researchers were able to show: on the one hand
the genes for the potassium sluice are read less o...e cells produce fewer Kv4.2 channels. On the other hand
a particular enzyme, the ERK or Extra-Cellular Signal-Regulated Kinase, changes the channels present...
Hunt for a new plant hormone points to carotenoids
...n different parts of the body is vital if the left hand
is to know what the right hand
is doing. In animals, this is achieved by a combination of the nervous system and hormone signals. P...
New view of leukemia cells identifies best treatment options, Stanford researchers say
... note-passing brigades grow independent. Molecules hand
notes to the wrong counterpart, and sometimes writ...apshot of which molecules have a phosphate note in hand
and which don't in response to normal signals that a cell would encounter. Postdoctoral scholar...
New textbook introduces students to the foundations, applications of nanotechnology
... the summer of 2002 and we had all the chapters in hand
by summer 2003," Heflin said. The book was released in early July 2004. "The next challenge is the rapid evolution of the field," Heflin said. "In three years, the book will have to be substantially updated to include the latest advances."...
Measuring blood sugar with a wave of the arm
...never a reading is needed, a person can wave their hand
or arm in front of a reader that will automatically detect the sensor," Grimes says. The sensor is based on "magnetoelastic" technology, just like the plastic security tags on store merchandise, which are sensed wirelessly as they pass through an exi...
National Academies Advisory: June 25 UN public briefing on agriculture in Africa
...AL KOFI ANNAN, who requested the study, will be on hand
to discuss it. MEETING DETAILS: Friday, June 25, at 3 p.m. in Conference Room 6, United Nations Headquarters, First Avenue at 46th Street, New York City. PARTICIPANTS FROM THE PANEL THAT WROTE THE REPORT INCLUDE: SPECIOSA WANDIRA KAZIBWE (panel...
Clinical judgement still counts strongly alongside genetic testing
... The field of dysmorphology embraces on the one hand
the new medical technologies being employed and interpreted, and on the other the long-standing features of clinical medicine. Interviews with families of dysmorphic children revealed that, for some, identifiying a genetic reason for various problems...
Lowly weeds may hold promise for curing host of common health woes
...erican Ethnobotany," said he agreed that plants at hand
are desirable for treating common illnesses. "Ther...ng soil. So it all works out well to have right at hand
the plants you need for treating common illnesses."...
Continents played key role in collapse and regeneration of Earth's early greenhouse, geologists say
...early climate and early continental evolution went hand
in hand,'' said Donald R. Lowe, a professor of geological and environmental science who wrote the paper with Michael M. Tice, a graduate student investigating early life. NASA's Exobiology Program funded their work. ''In the geologic past, climate an...
Nanoscale contact optimizes adhesion
... a gecko away from a ceiling than removing a human hand
off a table, even though the same van der Waals force is expected to exist in both situations. A question thus arises: What determines the adhesion strength? The chemical nature of materials cannot explain why the same van der Waals force results in ...
Small trial shows daclizumab add-on therapy improves MS outcome
...en on a neurological rating scale and in a test of hand
function. The clinical improvement was unexpected in such a small trial, since a larger number of patients is usually required to show clinical effects. One patient with extremely high inflammation activity responded initially to daclizumab but, as...
Cells may shoot messenger to halt protein production
...nail it, poised for someone to pull the pin on the hand
grenade," Schoenberg says. "That gives the cell tremendous flexibility when an mRNA needs to be degraded." This pathway works only on certain classes of mRNA, and Schoenberg now wants to learn how the enzyme identifies which mRNA molecules to join t...
20 May AAAS lecture: Computers that Respond to Human Emotion
...the same as feelings. A robot might still pull its hand
back when it encounters a sharp object; but it doesn't feel pain like you and I do." Picard will give an overview of her group's latest research on computers that both sense and respond to human emotions. Responding to her remarks will be Paul Root-...
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