Tag: "communication" at biology news
Ape gestures offer clues to the evolution of human communication
...Pollick continued. By studying similar types of communication
in closely related species, researchers are able t... suggests the bonobo is a better model of symbolic communication
in our early ancestors," concluded Pollick. ...
Reversing cancer cells to normal cells
... Nodal, a critical component underling the two-way communication
between tumor cells and the embryonic microenvironment. Nodal is an embryonic factor (also called a morphogen) responsible for maintaining the pluripotency of human embryonic stem cells: their ability to develop or "morph" into one of a variety of bo...
How is the digitization of information impacting across the health service?
...port their working practices, facilitate effective communication
and improve efficiency. However if the shift toward the digitisation of health information is to result in improved performance and quality of life, then it is essential to understand the interrelationships between technology design and deployment an...
Springer ecology book wins award for excellence
... all areas and applies the principles of technical communication
in a superior way. Based on one of the most studied areas of volcanic activity, Ecological Responses to the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens synthesizes the ecological research that has been conducted for twenty-five years since the eruption. Res...
NIH awards $7.39 million to Burnham neurobiologists
...mmunicate with neurons and how the failure of such communication
leads to neurological diseases. New studies underw... this information gap. "The study of neuron-glia communication
is a rapidly emerging field in basic neurobiology. It also has strong relevance to demyelinating dis...
How to manage forests in hurricane impact zones
...tanturf. "The infrastructure to restore access and communication
should be put into place before the storm hits to meet both the short-term goals of salvage and fire prevention and the long-term goal of reforestation and ecological recovery." Stanturf and fellow authors use the case study of Hurricanes Katrina a...
New network launches to keep UK at forefront of stem cell science
...the UKNSCN will help to bring together and improve communication
between the various sub-disciplines of stem cell s...ce. The Network aims to become the focal point for communication
about stem cell research to the public and industry. It also aims to become the national voice of st...
Omega-3 fatty acid may help prevent Alzheimer's brain lesions
.... When clumped into plaques, beta amyloid disrupts communication
between cells and leads to symptoms of Alzheimers disease. This latest study adds to growing evidence that diet and lifestyle changes may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimers disease. LaFerla and his team have previously shown that short but re...
2007 Communicator Award goes to glaciologists from Bremerhaven
...ator Award is Germanys highest distinction for the communication
of research findings to the general public. It has...hange. Both their research work and their public communication
of the research findings have been a genuine team effort by the researchers from Bremerhaven. The ge...
University of Alberta researchers unravel intricate animal patterns
...nected clearly to simple rules for the small scale communication
between individuals. People have had some succes...out the unnecessary detail to the core elements of communication
that give rise to the patterns found in large scale groups." In particular, the researchers looked...
AACR to present distinguished public service awards at 2007 Annual Meeting
...nts with cancer. His insistence upon open lines of communication
and transparent governance and administration particularly through the NCI Cancer Bulletin and other new publications filled a vital role in keeping the public informed about the work and progress of the Institute. A nationally recognized urologic ...
New OHSU senior care program gets $2.5M boost
...ls and best practices, and facilitate and document communication
among the care team. "The frail elderly are at high risk of avoidable complications, and the system - information technology with a trained care manager - has been an effective solution for them," said Linda Leckman, M.D., CEO of Intermountain Heal...
FSU leads botanical research into 21st century: Deep South Plant Specimen Imaging Project
...ated, an online "bulletin board" will go up to aid communication
between technicians at DSPSIP institutions, and photographers will attend a digital imaging training workshop. By next summer, the project will have produced 100,000 annotated digital recordings of plant specimens from across the ecoregion. Then, D...
Counting heads or measuring space?
...t is worth switching certain genes on or off. This communication
between bacterial cells is essential for the adapt...and first allows an understanding of how bacterial communication
works and which purpose it serves, explains Dr. Burkhard Hense from the GSF Institute of Biomathemat...
NJIT receives NSF grant to improve math, science and technology education in Newark High Schools
...s to non-experts is an opportunity to improve ones communication
skills," says Dr. Rob Friedman, associate professor of humanities and the third member of the research team. "We expect this experience will help disseminate Fellows research and support them in their careers." Participating teachers will receive ...
Male owls pitch their hoots to advertise body weight to competitors
...e University of Sussex (UK) have studied the vocal communication
of male European Scops owls, one of the smallest l...ck experiments (commonly used in studies of animal communication
in order to assess the function of vocal signals), monitoring the reaction of subjects to the broadc...
Discovery of 'master switch' for the communication process between chloroplast and nuclei of plants
...t," he said. "So this is a very basic mechanism of communication
between the chloroplast and the nucleus. It had been previously suggested that the elements in this process go through multiple pathways. This work shows that the elements actually go through this one particular route. "Now we are in much better shap...
Are all male's liars and cheaters? Yes -- if they're crayfish!
... cheating may play a more important role in animal communication
than previously imagined....
Research project tackles 'regeneration' gap
...ve shown humans possess some of the same genes and communication
pathways used by some of natures most remarkably regenerative animals. Already, UF McKnight Brain Institute scientists have discovered more than 100 genes associated with all major human neurological diseases in a simple marine snail, as well as m...
Hopkins research professor talks at NJIT about hospital noise and black heritage in technology
...s for hospitals, new sound-absorbing materials and communication
tools, reduced stress for medical professionals, and improved patient well-being. West joined the Johns Hopkins faculty after a distinguished career at Bell Laboratories that spanned more than four decades. His pioneering research involving charge ...
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