Tag: "accurate" at biology news
Study shows humans have ability to track odors, much like bloodhounds
...s task, I could look at the brain and tell you how accurate
he or she would be on every trial and on the task overall," Sobel said. "So the fact that we have this predictive value in the data really suggests that we have actually successfully captured the mechanism." What's more, another area of the brain out...
System drastically cuts down botulism detection time
...fy and concentrate the pathogen or toxin to enable accurate
and sensitive detection. Finally, a second antibody, called a reporter antibody, labeled with a fluorescent dye or a fluorescent quantum dot binds to a different region on the toxin or pathogen. The fluorescence of the quantum dot is measured on th...
Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident
...es this damaging psychological impact to a lack of accurate
information. These problems manifest as negative s...rtner governments that they must reach people with accurate
information, not only about how to live safely in regions of low-level contamination, but also about...
Software 'agents' could help unmask reality of disease clusters
...res often make it impossible for them to carry out accurate
geographical analyses of public health concerns, a...a could provide healthcare professionals with more accurate
and meaningful information without risking patients' identities being revealed. Agents are advanced ...
New tooth enamel dating technique could help identify disaster victims
...as evaluating skeletal remains and tooth wear, are accurate
only to within five to 10 years in adults, Buchholz said. The research was reported in this week's edition of the journal Nature. Buchholz said Swedish forensic scientists already have used enamel dating to help narrow the search for victims of last ...
Computers close in on protein structure prediction
...ne has been able to translate the sequence into an accurate
structure," said senior author David Baker, an HHM...are able, for a subset of cases, to produce really accurate
models," he said. Baker compares the computer simulations of the proteins to the problem of trying t...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2005
...ystems work together to provide instant and highly accurate
location information, which is critical to soldier...t to be about the size of a cellular telephone and accurate
to better than one meter. The Department of Defense has funded portions of this project. [Contact: R...
Clearing jams in copy machinery
...erhaps the most important function in cells -- the accurate
copying of DNA during cell division. New research published this week in Molecular Cell from the laboratory of Rockefeller University's Michael O'Donnell, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, now shows that one of these proteins, the beta ...
U-M researchers identify new blood test for prostate cancer
...anel of 22 biomarkers that together provide a more accurate
screening for prostate cancer than the current prostate specific antigen, or PSA, test. The study appears in the Sept. 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers looked at blood samples taken from 331 prostate cancer patients prior ...
Questionnaire identifies women at risk of inherited breast or ovarian cancer
...-risk women with an automated system that provides accurate
information without requiring more work for our staff, an approach that has been tried in very few centers worldwide," says Hughes. "In addition to verifying the utility of this strategy, these results remind us how many women who should be tested f...
VCU researchers design new receptor and enhance bioassay to advance drug discovery process
...s," Sidorov said. "Therefore, the methods allowing accurate
assessment of these membrane functions have crucial importance for the development of safer and more efficient drugs." The assay described in this study allows researchers to assess the mechanism of ion transport, which can detect potential therapeut...
Fast, accurate detection of explosives on airport luggage possible
...try labs because these machines can deliver highly accurate
and reliable analyses of substances interesting to scientists, including pharmaceutical developers. The devices also are often used by law enforcement to test suspicious looking residues that could indicate the presence of explosives or drugs inside ...
Ossur congratulates Hugh Herr on Popular Mechanics 2005 Breakthrough Leadership Award
...eo Knee's microprocessor control initiates smooth, accurate
kinematic and kinetic responses to sensory input as frequently as 1000 times/second. This response is similar to that of an actual nervous system. From firm and unyielding support during standing activities to light and free when walking in confined ...
Burnham Institute to collaborate in NCI funded Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence
...r therapies that directly target tumor cells; more accurate
and faster diagnostics; and ways to track down cancer cells that survive therapy. With a long history of internationally recognized, seminal discoveries in vascular targeting, Dr. Ruoslahti has been spearheading efforts at the Burnham to apply these ...
$16 million grant advances nanomedicine at Washington University
...s over traditional techniques. It can provide more accurate
visualization and characterization of tumors, revealing even tiny tumors in medical scans. It has the ability to focus chemotherapeutic drugs exclusively at tumor sites to alleviate unpleasant or risky side effects. And it offers more precise adaptat...
Groundwater sampling goes tubular
...visually unobtrusive and effective in providing an accurate
picture of the vertical distribution of contaminan...ter idea." The tubes provide the ability to get an accurate
picture of the vertical distribution of contaminants in groundwater at a specific location. The thre...
A new angle on flowers: Fish are players in pollination
...sed by both aquatic and bird biologists. To get an accurate
estimate of the dragonfly larvae, they placed a metal box at random areas in each pond and then dip-netted and counted larva. To gauge dragonfly numbers, they observed designated spots, counting dragonfly visits with hand clickers. The result was "mu...
Satellite technology allows scientists to track warm sharks in cold polar seas
...es to generate a rich dataset that included highly accurate
details about each shark's position and diving beh...s. "We combined radio uplinking SPOTs that give us accurate
positions and data-logging PATs that store information for the duration of the programmed mission," ...
Umzi Wethu Project announced at 8th World Wilderness Congress
...e Planet. It will generate the most up-to-date and accurate
information on the benefits of wilderness and wildlands to contemporary and traditional societies, and will review the best models for balancing wilderness and wildlands conservation with human needs. Learn more at www.8wwc.org The Congress, founde...
IODP Tahiti sea level expedition gets underway
...absolutely date by radiometric methods, methods so accurate
that even in the oldest coral rocks to be studied, scientists will be able to accurately determine the age of corals to within 50 years. Expedition co-chief scientist Yasufumi Iryu of Japan's Tohoku University says, "We are very excited about being a...
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