Tag: "jams" at biology news
New Cancer Switch Discovered By Duke Medical Center Pharmacologists
...protein segment, or peptide, that mimics GRB-2 but jams
the cell-growth machinery. The peptide is now being distributed by SUGEN for testing on tumors taken from humans, he said. In the October Molecular and Cellular Biology paper, Cortez, Pendergast and graduate student Lisa Kadlec also reported the resu...
Plakin proteins brace nerve axons and allow for the transport of neurotransmitter vesicles
...hatappear to be filled with what look like traffic jams
of vesicles, grid-locked ontheir way down the axon. When Fuchs and her team looked more closely at the BPAG1 plakin proteins, theydiscovered a new type of neuronal plakin. Instead of binding intermediatefilaments to the actin cytoskeleton, this ne...
Science picks -- leads, feeds and story seeds (February 2003)
...oding to low-lying areas. In 1936 and in 1991, ice jams
caused significant flooding on the Kennebec River and the St. John River. During the past few years accumulated ice has jammed on the Kennebec River near Augusta. In order to help state and federal emergency planners monitor and assess changing ice ...
Physics tip sheet #41 - April 5, 2004
...ria in squids and fish, among others. 5) Traffic jams
in "model ketchup" Physical Review Letters (to appear) M.D. Haw As a simple model of everyday jamming phenomena such as ketchup or toothpaste that gets stuck in a tube, researchers have studied a suspension of plastic beads in a liquid being sucked...
Two billion vulnerable to floods by 2050; number expected to double or more in two generations
...anes, the El Nio effect, monsoons, dam breaks, ice jams
or melting snow. These conditions annually cause thousands of deaths through drowning in vehicles and homes, accidents while walking or driving around water, electrocution, roof collapses, lightning strikes and heart attacks, as well as through the ...