Tag: "system" at biology news
NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...s out a vision for a more efficient and productive system
of medical research. (For more information, go to: http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/ ). "It is an extremely important grant," says Scripps Research Professor Kurt Wthrich, Ph.D, an investigator on the grant and the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Ch...
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...al AntibodiesDevelop a semi-synthetic human immune system
on colloidal gold nanoparticles, to make wholly hu...y DemonstratorDevelop an active combustion control system
for gas turbine engines based on MEMS technology and SiC sensors that will greatly reduce polluting ...
Columbia University scientist wins 2004 Nobel Prize
...r Research Center for clarifying how the olfactory system
works. Dr. Buck was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia when she and Dr. Axel jointly published the fundamental paper on the subject in 1991. The sense of smell has remained the most enigmatic of the senses. The work of Drs. Axel and Buck has provide...
HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize
...r their discoveries that clarify how the olfactory system
works. Axel and Buck discovered a large gene fami...out olfaction, explained Axel. First, how does the system
respond to the thousands of molecules of different shapes and sizes that we call odorants--"does it ...
Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures
... may have questions about how the physics of their system
affects its function. Using our software, they will, without having to establish new collaborations or going back to school, have a well-supported tool to do the initial modeling. We think this is within grasp." The SimBioS Center will be located in...
Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers
...e hand [by circulating cool water through a closed system
on which the palm of the hand rests], which cools the blood in the hand's vascular heat-exchange structures. Arteries deliver blood directly from the heart to these vascular structures, and veins then carry the blood from these structures back to the...
Pine cones lead to a fundamental change in clothing
...shut out air when it is cold. This is similar to a system
used by pine cones to open up and emit seeds. The University of Bath and the London College of Fashion are jointly researching the material, which they think could be in everyday use by people within a few years. The project has been chosen as ...
Intelligent clothing inspired by pine cones
...shut out air when it is cold. This is similar to a system
used by pine cones to open up and emit seeds. The University of Bath and the London College of Fashion are jointly researching the material, which they think could be in everyday use by people within a few years. The project has been chosen as one of...
Good news: As you age, leg blood vessels adapt so you can still exercise without fainting
...nipulating the activity of the sympathetic nervous system
in healthy older and younger men undergoing a moderate level of leg (cycling) exercise. They used a simple, but powerful sympathetic stimulus -- plunging a hand into a bucket of ice while still cycling -- and compared the blood vessel reactions in t...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...nd that physicians using an electronic prescribing system
with computerized decision support had significant..., Mo.), owner of the computerized decision support system
used by the intervention group. Co-author Dr. Thomas D. Doerr, M.D. is one of the founders of WELLIN...
Marine Biological Laboratory summer investigator wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
...in Chemistry honors the discovery of the ubiquitin system
of regulated protein degradation, a fundamental pr...f his colleagues, Hershko discovered the ubiquitin system
and eventually determined that it impacts major physiological processes in the body. Scientists now ...
Biologists ID molecular block for social 'cheaters'
...anted to see if cells without dimA could cheat the system
by ignoring DIF-1 and thereby increase their chances of becoming spore cells rather than stalk cells," said paper co-author David Queller, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Rice. "We created colonies that contained roughly a 50-50 mix ...
Researchers find chemosignal that encourages women's sexual desire
... evolutionary fitness of individuals who used this system
of social communication during human evolution," McClintock explained. Other research suggests that women living in early societies produced children when food resources were plentiful. The chemosignal would have been a way of encouraging o...
Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia
...a has developed a phone- and web-based information system
that uses existing communications infrastructure (...ingle database. Health officials will log into the system
via the web and can use the system's analytic tools to evaluate trends, identify outbreaks, and imme...
Botulism bug says no to nitric oxide, provides key to molecule's role in human cell signaling
...d from being part of a protective mechanism into a system
that learned to use the toxin to benefit the organism." In human beings, nitric oxide binds to a receptor called soluble guanylyl cyclase to make cyclic GMP, a molecule that improves blood flow by relaxing blood vessel walls. Ferid Murad, M.D., P...
Society for Psychophysiology Research
...lation-Device (TDD) uses a web-accessible computer system
allowing patients to communicate directly with a computer by controlling their brain-wave patterns. Over the last eight years, 11 patients with ALS have learned to communicate directly to the computer by learning to control their brain-waves. Resea...
T cell's memory may offer long-term immunity to leishmaniasis
...nt attack from the Leishmania parasite, the immune system
does not keep protective CD4+ T cells in place," s...e strategy of most vaccines, to 'teach' the immune system
to remember a pathogen, just doesn't work with leishmaniasis. "We have found that a new form of lo...
HHS awards $232 million in biodefense contracts for vaccine development
...rm of the tularemia bacterium, enabling the immune system
to recognize and produce neutralizing antibodies against the bacterium if it is encountered again. ...
Taking the next step toward growing our own fuel
...ose of the highly productive corn/soybean cropping system
in the Midwest -- arguably the largest man-made ecosystem on the planet," Blaschek said. "This agro-ecosystem is still largely focused on providing raw materials for the food, feed and fiber industries and not on chemicals and fuels." This res...
New Jersey Institute of Technology professor to develop supersized virtual library
...er education. In addition to extra links, the system
will improve upon Google's style of information delivery, said Bieber. Just type a topic into a library's designated search engine. A few seconds later a list of resources grouped by sub-topics will appear. "What's exciting is that now users must s...
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