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Students build submarine to track Octopuses

...ms busy for a long time. "The way it is now, we'll still be on the surface watching images from Shadow's video camera and waiting for something to happen," Vincent said. "We'll manually control the video camera. But farther in the future we hope to make it totally autonomous." In autonomous mode, the subma...

Brain has center for detecting sound motion

...s being completely stable." In contrast, she could still perceive the location of sounds and their identity...und motion improved over the next three years, she still remained deficient. According to the researchers, such improvement likely was due to partial recover...

9/11 search-and-rescue dogs exhibit few effects from exposure to disaster sites

...ence of adverse effects, continued surveillance is still warranted," Otto said. Since there was a concern about airborne pollutants, such as asbestos, Otto and her colleagues also examined X rays taken of the dogs. The examinations showed no apparent lung abnormalities. While it usually takes humans a...

Research on carbohydrate metabolism receives historical recognition

..."Our collaboration began 30 years ago when we were still medical students at the University of Prague and has continued ever since. Our efforts have been largely complementary, and one without the other would not have gone as far as in combination." Gerty Cori died in 1957. In 1960 Carl married Anne...

Sugar-coated sea urchin eggs could have sweet implications for human fertility

...d at the same time and occupy the same waters, and still hybrids are rare. The purple sea urchin has been the most closely studied of the urchins and for years has served as the reproduction model for all sea urchins. Like other species, purple sea urchins are free spawners females inject large clouds of...

Proteins show promise for mosquito control

...ito so that it cannot transmit disease, but it can still take a blood meal. The problem with that approach, she says, is that there are many uncertainties about releasing genetically modified organisms into the environment. Lan believes that a more fine-tuned chemical approach is more practical: only one...

New dye directly reveals activated proteins in living cells

... of the edge, another the formation of fibers, and still another controls tail retraction. "And the key to understanding this mechanism is to see where in time and space each of these is turned on and how it's all coordinated," Hahn said. "So there's a really good reason to look at this in live cells. You ...

Case for IBD combination therapy comes from research at Baylor, MIT and Hebrew University

...e for the most part incurable and their causes are still unknown. About 1 million Americans suffer from IBD and research around the world on new therapeutic strategies against IBD is being reported at a conference sponsored by the American Physiological Society. On one thing most researchers agree on abou...

Two Virginia Tech energy-related inventions win R&D 100 awards

...sors retrieved from the wells after 10 months were still functional," Wang reports. Those original sensors will be part of the center's display at the R&D 100 exposition at the Navy Pier in Chicago Oct. 14. The oil well sensor were monitored in real time from computers at Virginia Tech, demonstrating t...

IBD (Crohn's/ulcerative colitis) conference adds 18 speakers; APS meeting starts Thursday

...at are for the most incurable and whose causes are still unknown. One of the co-organizers, Matthew B. Grisham, professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Physiology at Louisiana State University Health Science Center, said about half the 18 additional speakers are comparatively young up-and-coming ...

The search for a kinder, gentler chemotherapy

...eceptors than normal cells, but normal cells could still absorb the nanoparticles. By applying a targeted heat source - like ultrasound - only to the tumor, doctors should be able to avoid killing healthy cells that happen to take in the nanoparticles. "The possibility for using these nanoparticles as vehi...

OutFoxed! New research may redefine late-stage cardiac development

.... They found that each region of pre-cardiac cells still developed into a single tube, and then further developed into a four-chamber heart. This resulted in the mouse embryos developing two, four-chambered hearts exhibiting most aspects of advanced heart development. Eventually these embryos succumbed du...

Novel IBD therapeutic approaches reported from Washington Univ., Barcelona, LSU at APS meeting

...e for the most part incurable and their causes are still unknown. About 1 million Americans suffer from IBD and research around the world on new therapeutic strategies against IBD is being reported at a conference sponsored by the American Physiological Society. Below are reports on three presentations. ...

Bacteria use 'molecular lasso' to cop copper

... bacterial cells from it. One piece of the story still to be learned is how the methanobactin is retrieved by bacterial cells, Kim said. The cells apparently latch onto copper-bearing methanobactin molecules, but what happens next isn't known. Also, unlike a cowboy's lasso, methanobactin has no tether to...

Sandia experiments may reduce possibility of future water wars

...imulations will tell researchers how to grow crops still more efficiently, he says. "We need to review the amount of water used in the greenhouse; the only way to do this is to determine accurately the amount needed at every step." Also, he says, the Mexican tests used only readily available wheat...

Viral suspect for amphibian decline traced to human spread through bait

...hal in its original Midwestern host populations is still not known, but it is lethal to tiger salamanders in the wild in the west. "Bait stores collect their animals in the Midwest, for the most part Nebraska, West Texas, eastern New Mexico. We find virus that is molecularly indistinguishable from the ba...

Smac-ing back at cancer cells

...d as an anti-inflammatory drug. "Although this is still a hypothesis, it might be that, for example in rheumatoid arthritis, if we treated with something like Compound 3, it would cause TNF alpha to trigger apoptosis in the cells that cause joint and tissue damage. Thus, the secondary inflammation from th...

Genetic map of important tree genes outlined

...ngs of the National Academy of Sciences. "There's still an enormous amount we don't know about the genetic...e transfer methods for commercial purposes, it can still be used to learn a great deal about tree biology, Strauss said. The new study, along with advances...

As informatics grows, Indiana University helps set 'research agenda'

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- As an academic field, it's still very young. But informatics -- the study of information technology and its use -- has already had a palpable effect on people's lives. "In recent decades, technology has so enhanced our ability to gather data that the sheer volume of data now outstr...

Skin stem cells give hairless mice hair

...ther they could undergo division in a lab dish and still have the capability to perform either epidermal repair or hair-follicle generation." To answer those questions, Fuchs and her colleagues first isolated stem cells from the bulge by fusing antibodies to characteristic cell surface molecules. "An imp...

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