Tag: "computer" at biology news
OHSU studies of technology for healthy aging get boost
...ase, such as changes in walking and performance on computer
games, that eventually translate into health-relat... for continuous, remote assessment of activity and computer
use, in which fluctuations can mean problems with cognition and mobility. OHSU researchers will re...
'Biomimetic Technologies' project will create first soft-bodied robots
... engineering, and Sameer Sonkusale, electrical and computer
engineering, will supervise projects in the Tufts ...ssistant Professor Valencia Joyner, electrical and computer
engineering and Sonkusale will direct the design and production of sensors and soft material integra...
The time it takes to reassemble the world
...e. (See [figure]). After securing the last eight computer
monitors in the world that could actually present the stimuli quick enough to exceed the limits of perception (newer LCD monitors dont refresh the screen fast enough) and painstakingly calibrating the monitors to precisely control the activity of ind...
Aerosol pollution slows down winds and reduces rainfall
... South Coast Basin in California and in China, and computer
model simulations over California as a whole and the South Coast Basin, was published online Dec. 27 in Geophysical Research Letters. The researchers used both the model and data to study the effects of aerosol particles on wind speed and rainfall. ...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Jan. 17, 2007
...cal Information and Modeling The first large-scale computer
screenings of Chinese herbs -- commonly used in tr... silicon") means research done on computers or via computer
simulation and has joined the in vivo and in vitro experiments traditionally used in the life scienc...
Rotting leaf litter study could lead to more accurate climate models
...climate change models. "As people try to construct computer
models and predict future climate changes, being able to accurately predict carbon and nitrogen cycling will play a key role," said Silver. While the study improves the ability of scientists to predict the rate of nitrogen release in climate models,...
Training breathing muscles improves swimming muscles' performance
...esistance using specialized breathing valves and a computer
tracking system developed in CRESE. Swimmers in the ERMT protocol, using the same equipment, increased their breathing rate and tidal volume (total ventilation) progressively each week, while a re-breathing bag insured that the amount of carbon di...
UCLA and NYU microbiologists crack genome of a parasite that causes a common STD
...," Carlton said. The sequencing technology and the computer
algorithms typically used to assemble and align se...ause Trichomonas has many repeating sequences, the computer
algorithm got completely stuck. It could not assemble the contigs. The scientists were stumped. Only...
Research advances on nanotech workplace health and safety
...ased consumer products on the market--ranging from computer
chips to automobile parts and from clothing to cosmetics and dietary supplements. See: www.nanotechproject.org/consumerproducts . Lux Research estimates the number of jobs involved in making nano-enabled products will rise from about 50,000 today to...
Scientists sequence genome of parasite responsible for common sexually transmitted infection
...ing nearly 26,000 predicted genes as determined by computer
models and previously sequenced parasitic genomes. Repetitive genes accounted for roughly 65 percent of the genome. "Parasites generally have smaller amounts of DNA than non-parasitic organisms, but in this case, there was ten times as much DNA tha...
Scientists crack the genome of the parasite causing trichomoniasis
...ays Dr. Carlton. The sequencing technology and the computer
algorithms used to assemble and align sequenced ge...ause Trichomonas has many repeating sequences, the computer
algorithm got completely stuck. It could not assemble the contigs. So the scientists were stumped. ...
ORNL researchers, supercomputer have large roles in DOE projects
...ated to Phoenix, which is the most powerful vector computer
in the United States. The system delivers a peak performance of 18.5 teraflops and is especially adept at running scientific codes....
Spanish scientists reveal dynamic map of proteins
...f the MareNostrum supercomputer, the most powerful computer
in Europe, and ranked 5th in the world. During the past year, the study has involved half a million hours of computing time and 200 processors working in parallel the equivalent of 57 years of computing time on a personal computer. "To attempt this ...
New HIV test may predict drug resistance
...appear red. The researchers used a sophisticated computer
program to count the number of molecules with green or red fluorescent tags in each sample. The test proved sensitive enough to detect a single mutated virus out of 10,000 nonmutated viruses in the patient samples, Gao said. "This level of sensitivi...
UGA study underscores importance of rapid reponse in curtailing disease outbreaks
...s simplicity. Rather than relying on a complicated computer
model that takes into account tens or even hundreds of variables, Drake's model has the potential to estimate outbreak size based on four variables: the transmission rate, infectious period, the removal rate and the rate at which the public health re...
Filling a niche -- role of Rb in mammalian stem cells
...combination of sophisticated mouse genetics and 3D computer
modeling, OSU scientists have now determined why: Rb is required for the maintenance of the trophoblast stem cell population, which is essential for forming the placenta. Specific loss of Rb in trophoblast stem cells results in an overexpansion of tr...
Green Chemical Reactor Engineering -- XI
...cts and processes, safety strategies and policies, computer
modeling for process control and process simulation. It is anticipated that key enablers to meeting these new challenges are going to be: Catalysis Research. Innovations are urgently needed on the design of catalysts promoting new reaction pathways...
Genomic variation easier to identify with UCSD/Brown software
...new software program called InvChecker. Created by computer
scientists at UCSD and Brown, and detailed online ..." said Benjamin Raphael, an assistant professor of computer
science at Brown and a member of the University's Center for Computational Molecular Biology. "This ...
Shotgun sequencing finds nanoorganisms
...nds. Each strand is then sequenced, and a powerful computer
is used to find overlaps so that the pieces can be properly reordered. This process identified five separate genomes that corresponded to five bacteria and Archaea - four of them uncultivated at that time, though closely related to known microbes. ...
NASA data helps pinpoint wildfire threats
...re development, they are also creating fire spread computer
models that use wind speed and direction forecasts to determine where fires will travel. And in the near future, scientists will likely be able to map fire severity to get an indication of the overall impact of a wildfire on the landscape and environ...
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