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UCLA researchers recreate patterns formed by mammalian cells

...it magical how cells knew exactly how far apart to space ribs or tiger stripes," said Dr. Linda L. Demer, senior investigator, Guthman Professor of Medicine and Physiology, and vice chair for cardiovascular and vascular medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "We now know that it's orche...

Manipulating biotope space can enhance beneficial biodiversity effects

... root, should also matter. With increasing biotope space more species occupying different niches can be "pa...oil depths and volumes, offering increased rooting space to species. The results supported the hypothesis and showed that the increase was linear. Scaled up...

Articles on remote sensing in ecology published in BioScience

... co-authors then describe the uses of airborne and space borne imaging spectrometers, cutting-edge systems ...er more than three decades. An outgrowth of the US space program, Landsat faces an uncertain future. Next, Steven W. Running of the University of Montana and...

NASA researchers customize 'lab-on-a-chip' technology

...e world developing these specific technologies for space and exploration applications and has unique experi...these instruments and designing them for the harsh space environment." The Marshall Center team is collaborating with scientists at other NASA centers and at...

Clemson University researcher reaches for the stars to prevent osteoporosis

...mson University researcher looks to astronauts in space to help prevent osteoporosis here on earth. The N...f their bone mass on a typical six- to nine-month space station mission. This accelerated rate of loss is an obstacle to long-term space missions, such as ...

World's largest scientific society convenes regional meeting June 2-4 in Indianapolis

...s of a portrait of Shakespeare Chemistry of outer space Wednesday, June 2: Chemistry of outer space ; A one-day symposium will explore intriguing space-related topics such as the formation of interst...

Genomic biology institute's first grant to focus on soybeans, climate change

...t and environmental biology, Lewin said. "The new space in IGB was a critical component of the success of this proposal, and I expect this formula to be repeated for the other IGB research themes," he said. Five postdoctoral researchers will be hired to work fulltime on the new project, DeLucia said. Ano...

NPS Pharma and VIMAC Ventures locate at MaRS, a major new research and enterprise center in Toronto

...state-of-the-art wet/dry lab facilities and office space connecting a vibrant mix of tenants, from medical and pharmaceutical researchers to venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Designed for scientific discovery and business interaction, the facility will accommodate a carefully selected mix of start-ups...

Biologists uncover genetic links to broad range of human disorders resulting from cilia dysfunctions

...ory cilia used by flies to sense their position in space and steer as they fly (see photograph). "Using Drosophila, we were able to demonstrate that all of the genes we have examined were expressed in ciliated cells by tagging them with green fluorescent protein," says Avidor-Reiss. "You could just look at...

Tufts University groundbreaking research on caterpillar locomotion

...es such as blood vessels and air tubes, as well as space shuttle operations and building construction." Trimmer's lab is believed to be the only one of its kind to focus on the locomotion of soft-bodied insects, specifically the nervous system and how it works with the biomechanics of the caterpillar. (The...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop DOE leadership-class computing capability for science

... that includes 400 staff and 40,000 square feet of space for computer systems and data storage. The machines will run on 12 megawatts of power supplied by the Tennessee Valley [DoE3] Authority. Computer simulation is now a major force for discovery in its own right. Researchers have moved beyond using ...

Traditional fishing destroys corals - new research

..., healthy corals began to rapidly disappear and in space of one year the cover of algae increased from one fifth of the reef to over half. Lower population densities of starfish, a greater volume of healthy corals and a lesser covering of algae were reported in the more lightly-fished areas. Although exper...

For a male sand goby, playing 'Mr. Mom' is key to female's heart

...nd and defend these shells, they also hollow out a space under them and pile sand on top to disguise them f...heir eggs, the authors noted. Bigger nests provide space for additional mating, encouraging the males to improve their parenting appearances, she said. St. ...

U.S. President's budget proposal means 5-year cuts 'well below historic levels'

...years after adjusting for inflation. Although the space exploration programs at NASA will benefit from large funding increases, all other R&D areas will decline dramatically over the next five years, including Earth Science (down 15.9 percent), aeronautics (down 16.2 percent), and Biological and Physical ...

Clemson launches S.C. DNA Learning Center

...e-college and public levels. Not waiting until the space is ready, the S.C. center has a number of programs scheduled beginning this June. June - July, 2004 Five sessions of a Summer Science Program course in genetics and biotechnology are being offered for high school students. The workshops are model...

DELTA mission and ESA astronaut dock with ISS

...Science Glovebox; the aim is to test a heatpipe in space in order to develop more effective heatpipes for use in cooling systems. On the education side of the activities for day 1 on the ISS, Kuipers will install two university student experiments, BugNRG, which will investigate bacterial fuel cells in wei...

Two molecules work together to aid transport of immune cells, UT Southwestern researchers find

...h T-cells travel from the bloodstream and into the space between joints, causing painful inflammation. "One strategy for drug development might be to target CD44 or this bimolecular complex in order to prevent T-cells from getting in there and starting an inflammatory response," Dr. Siegelman said. Other U...

Crowding stem cells' personal space directs their future

...sts report that restricting the shape and personal space of human stem cells from bone marrow is more important than any known molecular signal in determining the cell type they become. Understanding the signals that tell stem cells what type of cell to become, and then harnessing those cues to get a sing...

Following complex motions

...ted in the temporal lobe, contains a map of visual space and that its neurons are especially responsive to movement in an animal's field of view. In the last ten years, anatomical evidence and non-invasive brain scanning techniques have also located the MT region in humans. People who have suffered stroke...

New IU Bloomington life sciences building gets a name

...e new building will provide much-needed laboratory space for the Linda and Jack Gill Center for Biomolecula...s long-term goal of preserving the beauty and open space of the campus, Belle's design has a small footprint and will only minimally disrupt the wooded areas...

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