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Rats operate robotic arm via brain activity

...e robot; that they onlyneeded to express the brain wave pattern," said Dr. Miguel Nicolelis of DukeUniversity Medical Center, one of the researchers. "This study breaks new ground in several areas," said Dr. EberhardFetz, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington Schoolof...

Details of promising cancer therapy shows for the first time

...cer andlessen collateral damage to normal cells. A wave of FPT inhibitors has recently surged into clinical trials. They are oneof the first types of mechanism-based anti-cancer agents targeted at a knownprotein molecule. While scientists had ideas about how FPT inhibitors fouled upthe enzyme, the curre...

Some Atlantic Coast Beaches Are Shrinking While Florida's Beaches Better Off Than Most

...d ashore onto East Coastbeaches. Dean said wave energy is higher in the northern Atlantic states t...offshore sand deposits. "Since we have low wave energy in Florida, it's taking a lot more timetodrive the sediment back in to our beaches," he said....

New Study By TSRI Scientists Sheds Light On Viral Clearance In Acute Hepatitis B Infection

...red by inflammatory cytokinessecreted by the first wave of inflammatory cells that enter the liver,contribute to clearance of the virus. According to Dr. Guidotti, these cytokines-- proteins that are secreted by cells of the immune system -- attach to receptorson infected cells and trigger them to purge t...

Genetic Research Boosts Understanding Of Iron's Path Through Body, Diseases Of Iron Metabolism

...s was the nervous system. Thescientists detected a wave of cell death in the brains of the mutant embryos ata developmental stage when no brain cells die normally. This could mean thatdeveloping neurons need so much energy that only the transferrin cycle can pumpin enough iron. The mice lacking on...

A Mother's Love? New UD Theory Explains Why Good Insect Moms Risk Death To Save Their Only Children

...rches atop her symmetricallyarranged larvae, which wave feces to repel ravenous intruders. While such parental care is relatively rare among insects, Tallamy speculatesthat some 5,000 species-among an estimated 25 to 30 million species onEarth-routinely guard their young. Yet, until 1971, Tallamy says, so...

Coastal Birds "Feel" Their Prey Under The Sand

...k into thesand at low tide, it produces a pressure wave because of the inertia of thewater in the interstices between the particles. The pattern thus createdbetrays the presence of objects which are larger than the grains of sand.Knots are able to read the disturbances in the pressure field and perhapseve...

Major $17 Million Grant To Fund Ocean Research

...pond to the changes in watertemperature, currents, wave forces and salinity that may result from globalclimate change, and how quickly can they adapt? How does ocean circulation affect the dispersal of marine life in itsearliest larval stages? With OSU in the north, UCSC an...

Radioactive Beads Latest Weapon In Fighting Cancer In Dogs, Cats

...hat do it, so we arereally riding the edge of that wave in being able to offer this service." After as much of the tumor as possible is removed, a hollow, sterile plastictube called an "after-loading tube" is sutured into the tumor bed. After thewound is closed, Chun said the radioactive beads are "essent...

UF Scientist Seeks Super Sea Oats

... anchor the sand, decrease winderosion and deflect wave action," Kane said. "Without the dunes, the damagethat would occur during storms and hurricanes, particularly in developedareas, would be catastrophic. "Protecting the dunes protects people," Kane said....

Future Of West Tied To Saving, Not Extracting, The Land

...s studying small western towns that were ridingthe wave of an immense coal-mining boom. But in May of 1982, the westexperienced its "Black Sunday," when Exxon Corp. pulled the plug on the largestoil and shale development in U.S. history. The shock waves affected the entireregion. "It all went away," Freud...

Antibody Revolution Targets STDs, Stomach Viruses, Common Cold

...t The Johns HopkinsUniversity are predicting a new wave of cheap, widely available medicines tostop sexually transmitted diseases, protect stomachs from gastrointestinalviruses and defend against the common cold. Too good to be true? Not according to Hopkins scientists who have declared a...

National Science Medalists Named

...ing advances in partial differential equations and wave propagation resulting in applications to aerodynamics, acoustics and optics. (Media Contacts: Bill Noxon, NSF, and Josh Plaut, NYU, 212-998-6797, josh.plaut@nyu.edu.) Janet D. Rowley , Blum-Riese Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chi...

Two Brandeis Scientists Shed Light On The First Photoreceptor Known To Set Circadian Rhythms

...many additional genes are affected by this orderly wave of activity. It now appears that our bodies house not just one headquarters formaintaining circadian rhythms, says Hall, but rather a number of biologicalclocks scattered throughout the body. These clocks -- which, left unfettered,mete out a ...

Wake Forest Physicians Demonstrate How Gene-Diet Interaction Affects Cholesterol Absorption

... "Studies such as this represent the first wave of applying knowledge ofthe human genome to the study of how diet can prevent chronic diseases,"Weinberg said The study was conducted in the General Clinical Research Center underone of the initial nutrition initiative grants of the Center fo...

Angry Biotech Firms Are Blaming The Industry Leader For Bringing Modified Crops Into Disrepute

...American biotech giant, is facing an unprecedented wave ofcriticism from within the industry. Many of Monsanto's rivals say the company islargely to blame for a consumer backlash that could cripple the prospects forgenetically engineered food in Europe. Polls show that consumer acceptance of engin...

Hyperforin Is A Key To St. John's Wort, Researchers Say

... a higher hyperforin content producesgreater brain wave activity. In the double-blind, randomized, placebo...greatest changes in delta, theta and alpha-1 brain wave activity. Scientistshypothesize that this is physical evidence that hyperforin is inhibiting there-u...

Russian Queens Bee-Little Mites' Impact

... their daughters, however, are now beginning a new wave of tests to compare them directly with U.S. hives. The queens, which mate only once, carry sperm from descendants of Primorski-hatched bees. By next spring, Rinderer's team plans to begin distributing mated Russian queens to beekeepers for experim...

New Device To Alleviate Distress Caused By Tinnitus

...s a specific harmonic, which is the opposite sine wave of the tonethat the person is hearing, it cancels out the sounds." This technique, called masking, is already used in other devices thatgive tinnitus sufferers short-term relief. Di Mino believes the Aurex-3 takesmasking further by offering ...

New Insights On Sequence of Cell Death After Brain Injury: Understanding Cellular Events After Brain Trauma Could Lead To Better Therapies

...rain where the injury occurred. Then a progressive wave of cell death extendeddeeper into the brain, ending up in the thalamus, the region responsible forcoordinating motor function. In addition to the clear implications for treating brain injuries, thisstudy adds to the growing basic knowledge of...

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