Tag: "mobility" at biology news
Ecology of infectious diseases grants awarded
...ed pace of global change, society's greater global mobility
and the threat of the deliberate release of disease organisms. By knowing how natural systems work, public health officials can recognize when an outbreak is unnatural. The recent outbreaks of West Nile Virus and SARS show how little is known about...
New genetic research demonstrates possible cause of inherited form of Parkinson's disease
...nson's disease, causing progressively more limited mobility
and speech. Results of the new research indicate that in patients with a mutant alpha-synuclein gene, Parkinson's disease may be caused by a blockage within dopamine neurons. In the study, the mutant forms of alpha-synuclein protein was shown to bi...
Carnegie Mellon researchers to demonstrate autonomous robotthat will seek life in Atacama Desert
...ctober conducting experiments in rover perception, mobility
and autonomy during long-distance traverses. The Atacama team also will conduct a series of robotic science investigations in which Zoë will be sent to visit promising locations and deploy instruments able to identify life forms. During these in...
Wheelchairs biomechanics, prosthetic development
... The Smart Wheelchair Component System provides mobility
for people with severe disability , pg 429 This ar...ommercial power wheelchairs to provide independent mobility
to individuals with severe physical, perceptual or cognitive impairments. Portable wheelchair ramps...
Family-friendly, flexible and far-reaching
...practical courses and workshops and by stimulating mobility
through its Fellowship Programme. Today EMBO has 1200 elected members, including 36 Nobel Prize laureates. The European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC) supports EMBO's activities. The EMBC member states are: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Repu...
TIGR president discusses significance of finding anthrax toxin
...mong the bacteria strains, suggesting considerable mobility
of key toxin genes. Dr. Fraser also will discuss what this means to the nation's effort to catalog potential biothreat agents and to develop better ways to identify them quickly. "These data further highlight the challenges in the laborato...
DCI donor services begins distribution of tissue implants
...atients substantial benefits in terms of increased mobility
and range of motion with minimal healing times," said John Lee, Executive Director of DCI Donor Services. "By integrating the Clearant Process into our programs, DCI Donor Services can continue to offer high quality tissue for transplantation." ...
Brace therapy for osteoarthrisis, legal issues in TBI research, prosthetic fitting
...amputations, stroke, and brain injury have limited mobility
that may lead to the formation of chronic pressure ulcers. Pressure-ulcer healing is often delayed by a buildup of bacteria in the wound. Investigators studied the effect of ES on bacterial growth in vitro. Four types of ES were applied to bacteria. ...
Rensselaer receives NIH grant to develop virtual surgery simulator
...nditions leave surgeons with restricted vision and mobility
and limited hand-eye coordination, which they must overcome by developing a keen sense of touch. A virtual reality-based surgery simulator would allow surgeons to practice manipulating computer-generated 3-D models of human organs using their sense ...
Secondary complications and restoration of function in SCI
...ortable neuromuscular stimulator aids exercise and mobility
for individuals with paraplegia (pg 41) Over the ... of the neuromuscular stimulator include exercise, mobility
and preventive skin care. The stimulator passed all relevant safety and reliability testing, making ...
Athletics, genetic enhancement and ethics
...le wasting, and elderly people who have diminished mobility
due to muscular weakness, Lee Sweeney and coauthors report in a study appearing in the March 2004 issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology. The research debuted at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)...
European researchers launch 10 million euro collaborative technology project
...d research programme with networking, training and mobility
of staff under a single and efficient management structure. Biological crystallography aims to create precise, three-dimensional "architectural" models of biological molecules. Without such models at hand, it is close to impossible to understand bio...
Something got me started
...esearchers worldwide fast access to information on mobility
within Europe. It offers searchable information on...o encourage research scientists to display greater mobility
and to help ease mobility
to and within Europe. The retrieval system is tailored to meet the user's ...
European Virtual Institute for Genome Annotation receives 12 million Euro
...rmatics and life science industries, and promoting mobility
and knowledge sharing," explains Janet Thornton. "BioSapiens will also help to maintain Europe's strong global position in bioinformatics, allowing Europe to compete with the major investments made in this area in the USA, Canada and Japan. When Euro...
Pew report finds GM insects may offer benefits, but clear regulatory oversight is lacking
... GM insect activity has broader implications. The mobility
and range of insects pose international regulatory challenges never faced with GM crops, and much of the public health research underway seeks to address insect-borne diseases most prevalent outside the U.S, meaning international regulatory bodies wi...
NIH consensus panel confirms effectiveness of total knee replacement
...is a safe and cost-effective therapy that restores mobility
and alleviates discomfort. Over 20 years of follow-up data indicate that the procedure is successful in the vast majority of patients. The panel reported that there is clear evidence of racial, ethnic, and gender disparities in the provision of total...
Canopy raft, canopy crane, canopy bubble, Ikos tree house in Panama
...oons covered with netting--onto the treetops. The mobility
of the raft makes it possible to sample three additional 400m2 sites during the mission.The Canopy Bubble consists of a seat harness suspended from a helium balloon that moves along a 1 km transect and will be used to reach two more 400m2 sites. And ...
Chronic pain: treatment, rehabilitation, and quality of life
... while traveling at a speed of up to 1.2 m/s. This mobility
device could be of benefit to aging veterans while reducing the need for supervision and the overall cost of care....
SUCCESS 2002 Student Contest award ceremony
...iated with weightlessness in space or with reduced mobility
on the ground. In fact very little research has been aimed at understanding the molecular mechanisms of the reduced functionality of osteoblasts, the bone-building cells, which could lead to new treatments of osteoporosis. More than 120 experiments p...
Rapid movements of living biomolecules visualised
...) in three dimensions over the course of time. The mobility
of populations of molecules was visualised using F... move into this dark area says something about the mobility
of, for example, a certain type of RNA or protein. This mobility
in turns provides further informati...