Tag: "bombardment" at biology news
Keeping the immune system from starting a 'food fight'
... to deal with little to no exercise and a constant bombardment
of nutrients," said Gkhan Hotamisligil of the Harvard School of Public Health of his teams findings. "If we could find ways to strengthen STAMP2 or prevent its suppression, the body might retain control," effectively unlinking chronic overeating and ...
3.2 billion-year-old surprise: Earth had strong magnetic field
...ts magnetosphere early in its history, letting the bombardment
of radiation from the sun slowly erode its early atmosphere. Theories of Earths field say its generated by the convection of our liquid iron core, but scientists have always been curious to know when Earths solid inner core formed because this proces...
Lab-on-a-chip could speed up treatment of drug-resistant pneumonia
...lp in the development of new drugs. The constant bombardment
by antibiotics and disinfectants has bred strains of super-bugs that only respond to very specific drugs. These super-bugs often lurk in hospitals, where patients with weakened immune systems can pick up obstinate, life-threatening infections such as...
Lunar rocks suggest meteorite shower
... Or it could have developed spontaneously once the bombardment
subsided, or developed beneath the ocean near life...s no atmosphere and provides a record of meteorite bombardment
that we can only assume is similar to that on Earth." When the solar system was formed, scientists ...
Our effect on the world
...the Vieques marine ecosystem: the effects of naval bombardment
on a Puerto Rican coral reef," during an organized oral session on contaminants in aquatic systems. Monday 8 August, 1:30 5:00 PM, Meeting Room 510 B, Level 5, Palais des congrs de Montral Ecological aftermath of the Balkan Conflict In addition t...
From memory formation during sleep to novel components for physics
... occurring on the microscopic level in response to bombardment
by photons, and thus identify in particular the excited states and reaction mechanisms of the atoms involved, which are of wide-ranging importance for research in biochemistry, material science and medicine, for instance in the development of photost...
Retina adapts to light changes by rewiring itself
...crine cells help bipolar cell terminals filter the bombardment
of signals being sent by photoreceptors to bipolar cells before they're forwarded on to other nerve cells, called ganglion cells, which directly connect to the brain. This filtering process in the inner plexiform layer is believed to contribute to fu...