Tag: "sticky" at biology news
Research suggests new way to repair cartilage damage
...hyaluronan was chemically altered to have multiple sticky
sites that are used to latch on to each other. The researchers then treat the polymer gel with laser light, turning the liquid into a solid, a process that takes about 30 seconds. "The solid polymer creates a scaffold of support that fills the defe...
Study reveals important new factor in cystic fibrosis lung inflammation
...ne causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky
mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. These thick secretions also obstruct the pancreas, preventing digestive enzymes from reaching the intestines to help break down and absorb food. People with CF have a variety o...
Using science to restore habitat for declining species
...r pecks away the tree bark to make holes that leak sticky
resin that deters snakes from entering the nest cavity. One of Conner's many studies suggests that the socially dominant breeding male can actually determine which tree will produce the most resin. Conner also studies the role of red heart fungus, wh...
Stanford researchers go from heaven to Earth in 'lifeguard' test
... "We learned: Don't use electrodes that have very sticky
electrode gel. That stuff comes off when you sweat," said Mundt, who took part in the climbs. The most dramatic test so far put the equipment through an environment as close to extraterrestrial as possible. On that trip, the expedition me...
Chemical Society announces EPA awards for environmentally friendly technology
...tional, Inc. (Memphis, Tenn.) Recycling can be a sticky
business when lingering adhesives on envelopes, ma...ll operators typically apply toxic solvents to the sticky
gunk. But Buckman Laboratories found a novel enzyme to do the job more safely. The company's product...
Molecular motor shuttles key protein in response to light
... directly. Instead, they are "glued" together by a sticky
fat, called phosphoinositides. "Arrestin is pasted onto the myosin motor and is quickly taken to its target destination within the cell," says Montell. "This explains why it moves much faster than if it just moved passively, essentially wandering to ...
Biologists deciphering complex lemur scent language
... And both male and female genital glands produce a sticky
goo that females might mix with urine, and which might have an effect on the message the female is encoding." Scordato performed two kinds of studies to understand lemur scent communications. She recorded the rates of different kinds of scent markin...
Researchers show how to assemble building blocks for nanotechnology
... sheets, shells and other unusual structures using sticky
patches that make the particles group themselves t...ering, studied the self-assembly of particles with sticky
molecular "patches" on their surfaces---discrete interaction sites that cause particles to stick tog...
Proteins show promise for mosquito control
...lity to metabolize cholesterol. Cholesterol, the sticky
substance that accumulates on the lining of human arteries, is an important component of cell membranes in vertebrates and invertebrates. In mosquitoes, it is vital for growth, development and egg production. Unlike humans, mosquitoes cannot synthe...
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