Tag: "orders" at biology news
Nanoscale contact optimizes adhesion
...e pull-off force is found to drop by more than two orders
of magnitude with only 1-2% deviation from the optimal shape. Interestingly, this hypersensitivity in shape can be eliminated by size reduction. As the fiber size is reduced to a critical size estimated to be 100 nanometers, the adhesion strength rem...
Strengthening independent junior research groups in collaborative research centres
...tive Research Centre "The representation of social orders
in transition: comparisons across cultures and tim...ll examine changes in the representation of social orders
and draw international comparisons. (Spokesperson: Professor Dr. Hartmut Kaelble, Humboldt Unive...
Carnivore extinction risk determined more by biology than human population density, says study
...extinction risk and that these rules apply between orders
of animals." In the PLoS study, the researchers took all 280 of the well-characterised carnivore species and assessed human impact on each of them using the human population density within their geographical distribution. This was tested together wit...
Commercialization deal boosts hope for new sickle-cell drug
...ion. "When you dehydrate, you increase by orders
of magnitude the tendency to sickle," says Dr. Brugnara. "It's a vicious cycle that gets worse and worse." The rigid, sickled cells are unable to pass through small blood capillaries and so cannot deliver oxygen efficiently to tissues. Consequently...
Two-month study of life in mid-Atlantic yields trove of species, new insights & questions
...phidophormes, one of the most common deep-sea fish orders
("Fig. 9." Photo credit: Franz Uiblein). Extensive analyses will be conducted to disprove or verify these and other candidate specimens as new species. The Norwegian research vessel G.O. Sars arrives at its home port, Bergen, Norway, late Weds. Aug...
Medication reconciliation, pharmacist involvement vital to reducing medication errors, study finds
... the patient's medications listed in the admission orders
to the medication information documented in: 1) the physician's history and physical; 2) the patient's admission profile, a form completed collaboratively by the nurse and patient (or patient's advocate); and 3) information obtained during the pharma...
Byproduct of water-disinfection process found to be highly toxic
... these unregulated DBPs may be much more toxic, by orders
of magnitude, than the regulated ones we are trying to avoid." Plewa and colleagues, three of them with the EPA, report on the structure and toxicity of five iodoacids [EYE O-doe-acids] found in chloramines-treated water in Corpus Christi, Texas, i...
1 2 3 4 5