Tag: "machine" at biology news
Two Virginia Tech energy-related inventions win R&D 100 awards
...in the international judging have included the FAX machine
and HDTV. Polymer membranes make fuel cell production economically viable McGrath and former student Michael Hickner (who received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering in 2003 and is now at Sandia National Lab) invented a high temperature proton e...
Israeli scientists reveal the plan of a key cellular machine
...eir workload. "It's much more efficient to have a machine
on hand, ready to go, than to build a new one each time," they noted. Prof. Sperling's research is supported by the Joseph and Ceil Mazer Center for Structural Biology, the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly...
Study by Israeli scientists provides insight on DNA code
...eir workload. "It's much more efficient to have a machine
on hand, ready to go, than to build a new one each time," they noted....
No longer just for biology, RNA can now be built into 3-D arrays
...m experts at NSF: "The discovery of this viral RNA machine
is quite remarkable and provides yet another example of the flexibility and versatility of RNA. Dr. Guo is exploiting the properties of RNA in a new and potentially important way." Patrick Dennis, Program Director for Microbial Genetics at the Nati...
Growing pains: T. Rex was teenage giant
...s lizard to a bone-crushing, 6-ton dinosaur eating machine
with few rivals in the prehistoric kingdom, according to FSU biologist Gregory Erickson. At the peak of this spurt, T. rex grew more than 4.5 pounds a day. Erickson and his team of paleontologists are the first to establish an accurate pict...
Two-month study of life in mid-Atlantic yields trove of species, new insights & questions
...te the impression of someone having "used a sewing machine
to create this landscape," according to the researchers. While the suspected burrower is a large crustacean or deep-sea blind lobster, several questions linger. "Perhaps each line is a burrow with multiple entries, or is it a succession of burrows ...
Free electron laser reaches 10 kW
...r. "We look forward to operating this exciting new machine
and carrying out the many experiments planned for it." The FEL provides intense beams of laser light that can be tuned to a precise wavelength, and which are more powerful than beams from a conventional laser. Conventional lasers are limited in the ...
New milestones on the path to conquering HIV drug resistance (AIDS)
...ase (RT) inhibitors. RT is the enzyme or molecular machine
the AIDS virus uses to replicate its genetic mater...elves to a site near the heart of the RT molecular machine
and block its activity. "It's like throwing a molecular monkey wrench into the virus's essential mac...
Strengthening independent junior research groups in collaborative research centres
...th its support of Transfer Unit 50 "Application of machine
systems and the implementation of the spin extrusion/cross rolling process chain" at the Technical University of Chemnitz, the DFG is funding the application of the results from the previous Collaborative Research Centre "Process chains in bulk metal...
Continents played key role in collapse and regeneration of Earth's early greenhouse, geologists say
If a time machine
could take us back 4.6 billion years to the Earth's birth, we'd see our sun shining 20 to 25 percent less brightly than today. Without an earthly greenhouse to trap the sun's energy and warm the atmosphere, our world would be a spinning ball of ice. ...
Mutant biological machine makes proteins but can't let go
...our critical components of cells' protein-building machine
don't do what scientists had long assumed. The ma...A building blocks, or nucleotides, deep within the machine
that are identical in every species, from bacteria to humans. Because they sit where the protein cha...
Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop DOE leadership-class computing capability for science
...Abraham. It is no exaggeration to say that this machine
will give both the U.S. scientific community and industrial sector a significant competitive advantage over the rest of the world. We received four excellent proposals in response to our Solicitation for Leadership-Class Computing Capability for Scie...
Recognition of bacteria in the cytosol by the immune system
...were recognized by the ubiquitin system, a protein machine
that applies molecular tags to cellular proteins to target them for destruction by the proteasome, essentially a molecular shredding device inside mammalian cells. These findings suggest that bacterial proteins are being destroyed by the proteasome w...
New proteomics core at OHSU will speed discovery process
...oward identification in the 2DiDx workstation. The machine
is fully automated and can prepare samples unattended with the help of a robotic arm that slowly pinpoints protein samples in gels visualized with fluorescent stains to enhance their identity, cuts the samples from the gels, and breaks them down with...
Carnegie Mellon U. conducts first comprehensive proteomic analysis of developing animal
... shape. This protein is part of a complex cellular machine
called the proteosome, which is responsible for breaking down proteins. "This finding suggests that right before cells in the ventral furrow change shape, they break down proteins, perhaps the cytoskeletal proteins that preserve their columnar shap...
Undergraduate research experience advances education
...ount of DNA quickly, Schreiber wanted her improved machine
to further automate the process of identifying mis...the sample material," she explains. "I knew such a machine
would help researchers and be of interest to industry." She also wanted a machine
that would be inex...
Protein folding on a chip
... University will test their application on a QCDOC machine
that has been developed for physics applications a... To hear more about the potential for using such a machine
for studies of proteins, see Davenport's talk during the "Molecular Biology and Computation Session"...
McGill scientists publish detailed picture of how nutrients and other molecules get into cells
...ing because it allows us to breakdown this complex machine
into its component parts. We can then figure out how it is assembled, how the proteins interact with one another, and what goes wrong in disease. "The study from Dr. McPherson and his colleagues is fundamental to our understanding of the cellular ...
UN study shows environmental consequences from ongoing boom in personal computer sales
...d to buy a new computer; if upgrading the existing machine
could serve the same purpose. Promptly selling old machines to the used-product market is also important," he says. Barriers to electricity savings in using computers A study commissioned by the US Department of Energy showed that 3% of US electri...
Patients give nod to kidney dialysis at home
...tients tethered to a life-saving artificial kidney machine
that cleanses the blood stream of wastes might hav..., three times a week, attached to a blood cleaning machine
at a dialysis center. The survey results showed that 85 percent of peritoneal dialysis patients ra...
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