Tag: "size" at biology news
New Stanford center probes nanoscale material
...meter one billionth of a meter, roughly the size
of atoms and molecules. Through nanoscale advances in manufacturing, biotechnology, electronics, medicine and more, nanotechnology may account for a $1 trillion annual market and employ 2 million people within 10 to 15 years, according to an NSF repo...
New biosensor rapidly detects deadly foodborne pathogen
...ells per milliliter of fluid - an amount about the size
of a pencil eraser. The sensor also is selective enough to recognize only the species monocytogenes. "The selectivity, sensitivity and rapidity of this sensor represent a vast improvement over the types of test kits that are currently available co...
NIH awards Emory and Georgia Tech $10 million for partnerships in cancer nanotechnology
...que electronic and optical properties due to their size
and their highly compact structure. "The goal of...aching, and multicolor light emission. The larger size
of the quantum dots also provides enough surface area for linking to other diagnostic and therapeuti...
Bovine genome assembled
...t several months. The bovine genome is similar in size
to the genomes of humans and other mammals, containing approximately 3 billion DNA base pairs. In addition to helping medical researchers learn more about the human genome and thereby develop better ways of treating and preventing disease, the bovine...
Bovine genome sequence available
...et specifications."The bovine genome is similar in size
to the genomes of humans and other mammals, containing approximately three billion DNA base pairs. The sequencing of the bovine genome will also help medical researchers learn more about the human genome and thereby develop better ways of treatin...
VitalSense(R) - Wireless vital signs monitoring
...ensors, which are contained in a capsule about the size
of a multi-vitamin. Jonah only weighs 1.6 grams.) Once activated and swallowed, transmission begins immediately. Data are transmitted telemetrically to the VitalSense Monitor, which can be worn in a waist pack or slipped into a pocket. The mean trans...
UF scientists have bionanotechnology recipe to find elusive bacteria
...a nanometer is one-billionth of a meter, about the size
of several atoms. When combined with molecular biology, the possible applications of this nano-frontier are widespread and sound like the stuff of science fiction. Scientists currently are designing microscopic "nanobots", bioprobes and biosensors th...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...es of various widths, they found that (1) fracture size
influenced the amount of ultrasound that was re-radiated from the bone beyond the fracture and (2) even small fractures dramatically reduced, or "attenuated," the amount of ultrasound that crossed the fracture. The acoustical transmission properti...
Study in Royal Society journals presents evidence for inherited factors in homosexuality
...educe this risk of eviction by maintaining a 'safe size
difference' with the breeders: they grow slowly when helping small-sized breeders and grow quickly when helping large-sized breeders. We discuss whether this effect is due to helper growth 'restraint' or whether breeders actively interfere with the g...
INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost
... to chemically bind them to tiny plastic beads the size
of sand grains. Columns packed with the plastic-and-enzyme beads can filter wastewater and break down hydrogen peroxide, Thompson says. And since the enzyme retains its stability, the beads can be reused to treat additional batches of wastewater. The...
Mechanism discovered for muscle wasting seen in diabetes, AIDS and other diseases
...y, their body weight, muscle mass and muscle fiber size
were nearly normal. In a prevention protocol, salicylate treatment was begun during gestation. In these latter mice, body weights and muscle mass were essentially normal throughout life. The researchers also studied the effects of blocking NF-k...
A new culprit in depression?
...c, fetal and child development, and can modify the size
and structure of particular brain regions. They ar...ave found differences in brain activity levels and size
in these areas in people with psychiatric illnesses. In the current paper, the researchers report wh...
NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies
...sic physics of molecule-device interaction at this size
scale and its implications for device design. James Weifu Lee, Ph.D., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Two grants: $700,000 (3 years); $750,000 (3 years) "Computational Research & Development for Rapid Sequencing Nanotechnology" "Exp...
Scientists explain how morphogens work
... play a key role in the formation of the shape and size
of organs. For example, these molecules play a role in determining the bean-like shape of human kidneys. But when these molecules malfunction, they can lead to organ defects and cancers. This study provides insights into the mechanisms of organogenes...
Dr. Harris receives NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award
...neurotransmitters and how these synapses change in size
and number so information can be learned and remem...to look at the submicron level because that is the size
of synapses," says Dr. Harris who came to MCG in 2002 from Boston University. She has assembled a te...
$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training
...cross the board." He emphasizes that this "no one size
fits all" approach is a more accurate reflection of the types of researchers needed for the scientific challenges that exist in today's society. With applications already pouring in, he said they expect to begin handing out fellowships as early as t...
DFG research training groups become increasingly international
..., the quay and the soil. In view of the increasing size
of container ships anticipated in the years ahead, ports need to adapt to the new demands that will be placed upon them and basic research into suitable quay constructions is required. Working groups from the institutes at the department of medicine,...
Deciphering an autism mystery
... where receptor levels were different, because the size
of the individual IO neurons is affected by autism...columns. The autistic child had the same size
columns as the adult autistic patient," says Buxhoeveden, "suggesting an unusually rapid early devel...
Emory study details dolphin brain evolution for the first time
... kind, a new Emory University study maps how brain size
changed in dolphins and their relatives the past 4...uantified and averaged estimates of brain and body size
for fossil cetacean species using computed tomography, and analyzed these data along with those for ...
NIH funds rare childhood disease to provide insights into the origins of adult cancer
...d blood cells that are produced are often large in size
and do not function properly. All other blood cells -- white blood cells and platelets -- are usually normal. As with any rare disease, there are gaps in the understanding of the natural history of this disorder. And while cancer risk is increased, b...
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