Tag: "heads" at biology news
Real-time 'movies' will predict wildfire behavior for one hour
.... Carlson Center for Imaging Science. Vodacek also heads
RIT's Forest Fire Imaging Experimental System (FIRES), a precursor to the Wildfire Airborne Sensor Program (WASP). Other team members will include CIS senior research scientist Robert Kremens and postdoctoral fellow Ambrose Ononye. FIRES and WASP res...
USC awarded multi-million dollar engineering research center by National Science Foundation
...ld Loeb, a professor of biomedical engineering who heads
a research program that has produced a neuromuscul...ol of Engineering's Center for Neural Engineering, heads
a project to create a silicon chip implant that would take over the function of neurons lost to dise...
NIH told regular and moderate exposure to sunlight is the key to preventing chronic disease
...diterranean heritage require more. Blue-eyed, red heads
from northern Europe need far less. The one basic rule that applies to everyone is avoiding sun burn. It is the burning of the skin and chronic excessive exposures, not the limited sensible exposure to ultraviolet light or sunlight, that creates th...
Genetic differences in termite castes may lead to better control
...oldiers and not the workers. The soldiers have big heads
and jaws, so they require more muscle in the head ... in fruit flies, may explain why soldier termites' heads
and bodies are almost the same size. "Our research is teaching us about termite biology and developm...
Explanation offered for Antarctica's 'blood falls'
...gin has puzzled researchers ever since. Lyons, who heads
one of the National Science Foundations Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites in Taylor Valley, led a team of researchers from Ohio State, the University of Colorado and Montana State University that analyzed samples of the reddish discharge ove...
Male flesh flies high-speed pursuit of females
...eed, soaring in sexual pursuit and swiveling their heads
like gun turrets -- literally can lose sight of a ...termine that chasers, indeed, radically move their heads
while in pursuit, which means that they may be aiming the high-resolution part of their eye at the f...
Scientists solve puzzle of how kinesin motor molecules walk or limp across cells
...l on one end that hauls the cargo and two globular heads
on the other end that alternately grab the microtu...gure out the precise details of how kinesin's twin heads
move a process researchers call kinesin walking. "There are two competing models for how kinesin w...
Researchers publish Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map
...11-year CAVM project, directed by Walker, who also heads
IAB's Alaska Geobotany Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, involved vegetation scientists representing the six countries of the Arctic - Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States - to map the vegetation and associate...
Hebrew University, German and British researchers develop means to help stress sufferers
...volved in the project are Prof. Hermona Soreq, who heads
the Eric Roland Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, plus Dr. Binyamin Hochner and graduate students Noa Farchi and Ella H. Sklan. Also participating was Dr. Shai Shoham of Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem. From the Max Planck Institute, the participan...
Researchers seek to clone 'mad cow disease' resistant cattle strain
... the organization that cloned Dolly the sheep, now heads
the VMRCVM's transgenic animal research program. Most people think of disease as being caused by infectious organisms like bacteria, viruses, rickettsia, protozoa or fungi, explains Eyestone. Those microorganisms reproduce themselves to cause disease...
'Elves' makes protein crystallography easier
... on making a better crystal rather than beat their heads
against hopeless data." ...
Protected wheat varieties
...otected variety, sell the resulting seed and wheat heads
pulled from the subsequent crop can be traced to the original parent crop. "You can tell them it's against the law," said Vinson, "and they'll say ?Why, I bought that seed. That's my seed and I'll do what I want with it.' "But they know it's a protec...
RNA inner workings partly unveiled in Stanford study
...biochemical data that people were scratching their heads
over. Figuring out the structure gave remarkable context to years of hard work by many people." The second paper describes how the team caught a snapshot of the polymerase in action, something that hadn't been done before. Kenneth Westover, an MD/Ph...
University of Minnesota professors to speak at symposium on international trade
...oped a national plan for plant genome research and heads
a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project to sequence the corn genome as part of NSF's Plant Genome Research Program. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. G. Edward Schuh is a Regents Professor in the University of Minnesota'...
Secondary complications and restoration of function in SCI
...th and without SCI were asked to slowly tilt their heads
to a 45 angle to measure artery dilation and blood flow. Investigators found that carotid diastolic diameter and flow were not significantly different in persons with SCI, compared with able-bodied individuals, as previously reported. While lying dow...
Experts to lecture in US cities this spring about new human origins research
...Pasadena, CA About the Speakers - Richard Potts heads
the Smithsonian's Human Origins Program at the Nat...ern Homo sapiens ever unearthed. - Leslie Aiello heads
the Anthropology Department at University College London. Her current interests include the broader...
Rich genes travel more
...eneous distribution of gene expression. Ueda, who heads
the CDB Laboratory for Systems Biology, found that changes in gene expression scaled closely with initial expression levels in every organism studied; highly expressed genes tend to change in a highly dynamic way, while genes with lower expression le...
Key gene identified for development of inner-ear structure required for balance
... and humans sense motion in the same way. When our heads
move, a cluster of crystalline structures known as otoconia in the inner ear moves somewhat independently. This shearing motion stimulates underlying nerve endings to create the sensation of motion. The scientists found the head-tilt mice have no o...
Fox Chase Cancer Center research reveals how COX-2 causes ovarian cancer
...oting cancer," said Mike (Xiang-Xi) Xu, Ph.D., who heads
the Fox Chase team in this research. "A COX-2 inhibitor may reduce the loss of basement membrane and thus decrease cancer risk." Previous research had shown that COX-2 inhibitors such as aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID...
Oldest known evidence of cat taming found in Cyprus, researchers report in Science
...skeletons are positioned symmetrically, with their heads
to the west, though Vigne doesn't know if this was done intentionally. "I am not completely convinced that the common orientation of the skeletons makes sense. However, if it did, I think that this strong proximity between both of them in death shou...
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