Tag: "capsule" at biology news
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
...percent of cases, however, the back portion of the capsule
eventually becomes clouded with a secondary cataract. Jrme notes that treatment is available for secondary cataracts, but describes it as risky ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEImproved Performances of Intraocular Lenses by Poly(ethylene glycol) Che...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 18, 2007
...group previously reported a self-reproducing lipid capsule
in JACS. Scientists in the United States recently announced successful transplantation of a bacterial genome, an achievement described as a major step toward creating synthetic forms of life. The new study focuses on another essential and perhaps m...
Study examines cause of hearing loss for patients with certain genetic disease
...h ELSTs. These include direct invasion of the otic capsule
[embryonic cartilage capsule
that surrounds the inner ear mechanism and develops into bony tissue] by tumor, intralabyrinthine he...
QUT microgravity tower attracts global scientific community
...by placing the experimental material inside a drop capsule
that, when dropped from the top of the tower, allo...ons about the phenomena being studied. The drop capsule
is brought to rest on an inflated airbag that allows the experiment to be slowed down and readied fo...
Digestive Disease Week 2007 spotlights breakthrough research in digestive health
...iver disease, hepatitis treatments, bowel disease, capsule
endoscopy, controversies surrounding colorectal cancer, and advances in surgical gastroenterology. Press releases from the meeting will be available at www.eurekalert.org . Or, please contact Leslie Humbel ( email@example.com ) to recei...
Scientists rehearse for Foton mission
...periments in life and physical sciences. The Foton capsule
will spend 12 days orbiting the Earth, exposing th...ach Baikonur in time for installation in the Foton capsule
all the experiment containers will have to leave Noordwijk no later than 2 am on Monday 10 September...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- January 24, 2007
...alyze through paper packaging, plastic containers, capsule
shells, and tablet coatings to verify the ingredients in a pharmaceutical product, the researchers state. ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Noninvasive Authentication of Pharmaceutical Products through Packaging Using Spatially Offset Raman Spectro...
Pesticides need sunscreen to beat the heat
...ed by Dr Li-Xiong Wen, has developed a new type of capsule
that shields pesticides from UV light. The research, to be published on Monday in Pest Management Science (DOI 10.1002/ps.1301) shows that the pesticides can be exposed to sunlight for at least twice as long without degrading. Dr Wen, of the Bejing...
Midges send undeniable message -- planet is warming
...lakes based on specific variations in certain head capsule
structures, such as differences in the number, size, shape and orientation of teeth. "In the upper layers of most of the sediment samples those representing the last 25 to 30 years we see head capsules from midges that normally thrive in slightly...
Microcapsules like it hot and salty
...ules, it is important that the permeability of the capsule
wall can be adjusted precisely. When the microcont...e active substance through to the inside. Then the capsule
shell must be sealed to enclose the contents so that they can be released at the location where they...
Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...a as well as chickens with colibacillosis. The K1 capsule
is a key facilitator in circumventing host defenses. IbeA, the virulence factor commonly associated with human neonatal meningitis, is also preferential in O18:K1 APEC strains. In the study twenty-two ExPEC isolates of human origin and thirty-three...
Molecular 'signature' protects cells from viruses
... for example, basically consist of a small protein capsule
which surrounds its genetic make-up usually an RN...le. This RNA mainly contains the blueprint for new capsule
proteins. By injecting its RNA into the cell, the virus re-programmes it: the cell production line t...
Microcapsules open in tumor cells
...ell. The scientists placed the substance in a tiny capsule
which gets channelled into cancer cells, and is th...he vehicle that the researchers used was a polymer capsule
only a few micrometres in diameter. The walls of the capsules were built from a number of layers of ...
A sea otter-shaped rubble pile in space
...gliding back to Earth, where it may drop its cargo capsule
into the Australian desert in 2010. The mission encountered several major technical difficulties, which Erik Asphaug of the University of California, Santa Cruz notes in a "Perspective" article that accompanies the research. "Yet despite these heart...
Nanosecond-scale release of stinging jellyfish nematocysts
...guration of the collagen-polymer of the nematocyst capsule
wall. This ingenious solution allows the cellular process of vesicle exocytosis to release kinetic energy in the nanosecond range by a powerful molecular spring mechanism....
Vaccine combined with short-term postexposure antibiotics protects monkeys from inhalational anthrax
...lence--lethal toxin, edema toxin, and capsule. The capsule
surrounds the vegetative cell and prevents it from being ingested by host white blood cells that would otherwise destroy it, thus allowing anthrax infection to progress. The toxins are thought to act mainly by damaging defensive cells called phagocyt...
Highlights of American Chemical Society meeting in Atlanta, March 26-30
...dy involving 18 overweight women, a commercial gel capsule
version of the oil (called PinnoThin) reduced food cravings and boosted levels of the appetite suppressant hormones soon after consumption, according to researchers at Lipid Nutrition, a Netherlands-based company which manufactures the compound. ( A...
Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
... test (or Entero test) which involves swallowing a capsule
with a protruding absorbent string whose end is held outside the mouth. The ingested string is then retrieved and microbes from the gastrointestinal tract are recovered and studied. H. pylori was cultured from 80% of the strings of those patients w...
Outsmarting the smartie bug
...unctions of the genes involved. The polysaccharide capsule
forms a sugary coat around the bacterium and changing the structure of the capsule
can help it to fool our immune defence systems like a Smartie changing its colour. "The bug has a p...
Nanoparticles create biocompatible capsules
...This opens the door to using biologically friendly capsule
delivery vehicles in exciting new health and agricultural applications," Granick said. "Chemical reactions can be performed within individual isolated capsules, or on groups of capsules linked together like boxcars in a train." The biocompatible cont...