Tag: "between" at biology news
UF scientist: 'Brain' in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer
... help us understand the crucial bit of information between
inputs and the stuff that comes out," he said. "And you can imagine the more you learn about that, the more you can harness the computation of these neurons into a wide range of applications."...
Single genetic defect links many risk factors for heart disease and stroke
...lood pressure and other problems. Differentiating between
the two possibilities is important, he said, because each would suggest a very different therapeutic approach. "If it proved to be the former mechanism, you would want treatments to try to rev up mitochondrial energy production," Lifton said. "If it ...
NIH funds new bioinformatics resources at UT Southwestern
...biology and computing. This is truly a team effort between
information technology systems developers from Nor...empts to fight it off. Understanding the interface between
the infectious agent and the immune response will allow researchers to define potential drug and vac...
Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself
...tion make its data especially useful as a 'bridge' between
results from satellite instruments such as Envisat...hich monitors tiny micrometeoroids or space debris between
a centimeter to under a millimetre in diameter. About Proba Proba is a micro-satellite developed...
New method studies living bacterial cells
...omonas fluorescens. The results showed differences between
the planktonic and adhered cells in morphology, el...n addition to determining the chemical differences between
the cells, the work also pioneers a potentially revolutionary new technique for investigating microb...
Study demonstrates Cenestin reduces sleep disturbances/night sweats in post-menopausal women
...he pilot study enrolled 19 post-menopausal females between
45 and 60 years of age who experienced an average of two incidences of night sweats and/or hot flashes per night. The women, who were post-menopausal for at least six months, or two months if menopause was induced by the surgical removal of the uter...
Latest buzz in research: Intoxicated honey bees may clue scientists into drunken human behavior
...anol each bee had consumed. Behavioral differences between
the bees depended on the amount of ethanol ingested. The bees that had consumed the highest concentrations of ethanol 50, 75 and 100 percent spent a majority of the observation period on their backs, unable to stand. This effect happened early on, ...
Brain differences in adolescents, psychopaths, lend to their impulsive, risk-taking behavior
... measure anxiety, which is created by the conflict between
the animal's desire to explore and its fear of ope...havior and corresponding brain activity were found between
psychopaths and nonpsychopaths, after adjusting for group differences in severity of prior illicit d...
Deciphering an autism mystery
...n throughout the brain depends on complex circuits between
cells sending these messages to one another. Blatt...ons of the IO, the labeling revealed no difference between
autistic and control brains. "These studies not only reveal important changes in the ne...
Early life stress harms mental function and immune system in later years
... and slow progression of deficits in communication between
brain cells in the hippocampus, a brain region inv...Irvine, Brunson and Baram found that communication between
brain cells, considered to be the cellular basis for learning and memory, was faulty in the middle-a...
Pesticides may promote Parkinson's disease and exercise may offer protection
... "These results show that there is a relationship between
the disease and the presence and amounts of this protein in the brain," says Przedborski. Of the different cell death mechanisms that have been identified, one of particular interest for researchers studying Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative d...
Singled out: Spotting mutant neurons in normal brains offers clues to Fragile X
...he expression of other proteins. However, the link between
this molecular function and the Fragile X brain de... brain's nerve cells and the neuronal connectivity between
Sandbagging cancer in the bloodstream
...rmally, cadherins are something like the mortar in between
the endothelial cell bricks, and they maintain the integrity of blood vessel walls. When tumor cells release VEGF within blood vessels, Src kinases respond to this by causing the vascular cell cadherins to break apart and allow the tumor cell to get...
New center to map DNA of key lab mice
...an gain a better understanding of the relationship between
genes and the environment in the development of disease in humans. Almost 200 human diseases are affected by exposure to environmental substances. For most diseases, more than one gene is involved and researchers must discover the complex interplay a...
Insects implicated in the evolution of new human infectious diseases
...ous. Genome studies have found close similarities between
the plague-causing bacterium, Yersinia pestis, and...have difficulty controlling. In-built similarities between
human and insect immune systems also mean that any diseases that have successfully evolved to infect...
Psychologist finds instance where 'two wrongs do make a right'
...brain. "It's starting to look like the distinction between
perception and action streams is an oversimplification," says Dassonville, an assistant professor of psychology. "There appear to be as many as 40 different visual areas, many of which contain some type of spatial map, each with its own idiosyncratic...
Biodiversity: measuring up to the loss
...g deterioration in the status of the world's birds between
1988 and 2004," with "particularly steep declines"... risk) by tracking the shift of individual species between
the categories developed by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List. Species are placed in cate...
A clear view of mycobacterial infection
Fighting an infection might seem to be a battle between
David and Goliath, given the relative sizes of bac... closer examination it is more often a chess match between
two skilled opponents who have the uncanny ability to anticipate each other's moves. An example is p...
Clues to the puzzle of 'talking' root cells
...nts that the channels by which such molecules move between
plant cells may also be mirrored in animal cells. ... that there was movement of the Short-Root protein between
cells was based on a discordance between
where the protein acted and where it was originally made, w...
Immune system in a bottle could help prevent flu vaccine shortage
...ith sol gel. When the gel hardened in the channels between
the spheres, scientists heated the crystal to burn away all but the walls left by the hardened gel. What's left is an inverted replica, or a mold, of the crystal. Historically, scientists cultured cells in plates or dishes where they grow in two-dime...
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