Tag: "arm" at biology news
Bovine genome completed
...tional initiative that began in 2003. The Canadian arm
of the project has invested $5 million US through Genome Canada. The province of Alberta and the Canadian beef cattle industry have funded some of the groundwork underpinning the project through Moore's group in the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry a...
Muscle-building hand-grips aid systolic blood pressure, carotid AD, endothelial function
...ssure (RBP). They compared the impact of isometric arm
and leg exercise on RBP as well as central (carotid) and peripheral (arm and leg arteries) AD in persons who were already taking medication for hypertension, or high blood pressure. Her group consisted of Cheri L.M. McGowan, Martha Faulkner, Robin Ve...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
... process in human long bones (such as those in the arm
and thigh). By directing ultrasound at simulated fractures 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 re...
Johns Hopkins team wins British biotech business plan competition
...om Johns Hopkins University won the North American arm
of the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES), an academic business plan competition designed to teach young postgraduate scientists the issues involved in the commercialization of science. The Hopkins team will be presented with an all-expen...
Multi-species herbivore outbreak follows El Nio drought in Panama
...nty tree species reachable from the gondola on the arm
of a 42 m tall modified construction crane in Panama City's Metropolitan Park. The crane, one of two in Panama and nine worldwide, permits scientists to ascend into the treetops to study previously inaccessible aspects of forest dynamics and species ...
Study is looking at ways to help stroke survivors regain lost motor skills
...pants stroke survivors suffering impaired hand or arm
movement who underwent physical rehabilitation ac...ging (MRI) to identify the area of the brain where arm
function is affected. Participants randomized to receive the investigational device then have an el...
Stimulating nerve cells with laser precision
...ctly from the brain or spinal cord to a prosthetic arm
or leg, creating the ultimate man-machine interface....
Research confirms that vCJD prions can be removed from blood
...l symptoms of the disease. No animals in the test arm
had any clinical signs of the disease. "This latest research further confirms results from previous infectivity studies where it was found that this new technology removes TSE-infected prions below the limit of detection of the Western blot assay," s...
Patients' own stem cells used to cure incontinence
...erived stem cells were removed from each patient's arm
and cultured, or grown, using a patented technique that yielded 50 million new muscle cells (myoblasts) and 50 million connective tissue cells (fibroblasts) after six weeks. When implanted into the patient under general or local anesthetia, the new s...
Research led by UGA professor reports first routine tool use by wild capuchin monkeys
...n both hands and raised and lowered the stone with arm
and shoulder movements. A more strenuous method involves a monkey rising quickly to a nearly vertical position by standing explosively and raising the stone to shoulder height before crashing it down on the nut. Though such behavior has been seen in ...
FDA approves ABRAXANE(TM) for metastatic breast cancer
...ate for the 233 patients in the ABRAXANE treatment arm
of the trial was superior at 21.5% (95% CI: 16.9% ...15.1%) for the 227 patients in the Taxol treatment arm
(P = 0.003). In this study, the investigator response rates for ABRAXANE and Taxol were 33% and 19%...
Report assesses health implications of perchlorate ingestion
...tional Research Council is the principal operating arm
of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. It is a private, nonprofit institution that provides science and technology advice under a congressional charter. A committee roster follows. ...
UCLA researchers detail the evolution of quantum dot imaging in the journal Science
...termine what type of cancer it is and then perhaps arm
it with toxic therapies designed to kill the disease, said physicist Xavier Michalet, the first author of the article. "It would be a big advantage to use the same tool to not only locate and identify the cancer, but also to treat it," Michalet said....
Rush physicians using gene therapy for heart patients with moderate to severe chest pains
...or arteries taken from the patient's chest wall or arm
to "bypass" the blocked blood vessels. While both of these treatments have been shown to be successful in relieving severe chest pains resulting from blocked arteries, a significant percentage of patients eventually do not respond well to either tre...
The shapes of life
...ucture from months to days. For example, a robotic arm
drops protein solution into thousands of tiny wells for crystallization trials, and an imaging system quickly scans the wells looking for signs of crystal formation--key to capturing protein structures. "At this large scale, it would be unthinkable ...
Stimuli and desire linked to help stroke patients
Once-paralyzed stroke victims are regaining arm
and hand functions thanks to an innovative treatme...d clinical trial on patients who had lost hand and arm
movement; 85 per cent of stroke patients never recover movement. The control group received standard...
Brain controls robot arm in monkey, University of Pittsburgh researcher reports at AAAS
...ugh thought alone, a person could direct a robotic arm
a neural prosthesis to reach and manipulate a de...that a monkey outfitted with a child-sized robotic arm
controlled directly by its own brain signals is able to feed itself chunks of fruits and vegetables....
Study: Turkey hunting most dangerous, deer hunting most deadly
...ischarge of a rifle, shotgun or any other sporting arm
that injures another person be reported to the Game Commission. The commission investigates the incident and enters data such as species being hunted, topography and distance from shooter to victim into the Hunting-Related Shooting Incidents (HRSI) d...
...ering all aspects of body movement including both arm
movements and methods of locomotion," the authors conclude....
Studies expand understanding of X chromosome
...nce of the chicken. Most of the genes on the short arm
of the human X are found on chicken chromosome 1, and most of the genes on the long arm
of the human X are found on chicken chromosome 4. These findings support the idea that mammalian X a...
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