Tag: "computer" at biology news
Ethanol vehicles pose a significant risk to human health, study finds
...ol For the study, Jacobson used a sophisticated computer
model to simulate air quality in the year 2020, wh...s.'' In the experiment, Jacobson ran a series of computer
tests simulating atmospheric conditions throughout the United States in 2020, with a special focus o...
Carnegie Mellon University scientists identify genes activated during learning and memory
...m created a step-by-step set of instructions for a computer
to search the letters of code that make up the hum... our distant mammalian relative, the mouse. The computer
program found hundreds of instances of genes that bind with either CREB or zif268 and sometimes bot...
New methods and tools needed to measure exposure to airborne nanomaterials
...-based consumer products on the marketranging from computer
chips to automobile parts and from clothing to cosmetics and dietary supplements (see: www.nanotechproject.org/consumerproducts ). Nanotechnology is the ability to measure, see, manipulate and manufacture things usually between 1 and 100 nanomete...
LSU professors monkey around with the Rhesus Macaque genome
...boration with Brygg Ullmer, assistant professor of computer
science at LSUs Center for Computation & Technology, or CCT, along with Web Miller from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa., and Arian Smit from the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, Wash. Ullmer used CCTs state-of-the-art...
Pump design could give new hope to heart patients
...tiorgan failure. We have developed the design, and computer
modelling has shown that it works."...
NASA predicts nongreen plants on other planets
...ho heads the VPL. The VPL team is using a suite of computer
models to simulate Earth-size planets and their light spectra as space telescopes would see them. The scientists' goal is to discover the likely range of habitable planets around other stars and to find out how these planets might appear to future pl...
FSU leads botanical research into 21st century: Deep South Plant Specimen Imaging Project
...r and photographer of the region with expertise in computer
programming and data management, Nelson will work with Mast as the project coordinator for DSPSIP. His work will begin in earnest this spring. During phase one of the multi-institution collaboration -- conceived in 2005 at an FSU-hosted "Deep South...
New study sheds light on long-term effects of logging after wildfire
...n, U.S. Forest Service. The investigators used a computer
model to project how fuels and fire hazard would c...mate some of the future ecological effects." The computer
simulation showed that the difference in surface fuels between logged and unlogged units would persi...
MIT model helps researchers 'see' brain development
...op and decay in the cerebral cortex. By applying computer
graphics techniques to brain images collected using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, they have created a set of tools for tracking and measuring these folds over time. Their resulting model of cortical development may serve as a biomarker, or biologi...
Biofuels: More than just ethanol
...or biofuel cropping systems by combining ecosystem computer
model data with estimates of the amount of fossil fuels used to grow and produce crop biofuels." Adler, Del Grosso and Parton used the Daycent biogeochemistry model, developed by Parton and Del Grosso to asses greenhouse gas fluxes and biomass yiel...
Disease can be our ally, not just our enemy, says new book by UCR evolutionary biologist
...bacterial products from soap to cutting boards and computer
keyboards, and sanitary wipes for grocery cart handles. "They run the risk of chronic health problems like asthma and allergies," she said. According to Zuk, the role of disease, once seen as a whole, is not always scary. "Disease is like the const...
Leanest teens are biggest energy users and consumers
... school days, 21 percent of students play video or computer
games or use a computer
three or more hours daily for non-school related work and 37 percent watch three or more hours of te...
A 'traffic light' for neurons means 'go' for improving brain research
... on and sometimes off like the 0s and 1s of binary computer
code-flashing blue and yellow lights in these patterns could compel neurons to emit messages that correspond to real neural instructions. In the future, this could allow researchers to test and tune sophisticated neuron behaviors. Much farther down t...
UT Metroplex institutions to collaborate on biomedical research
... between biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, computer
science and mathematics. Each team includes fac...ariations" Dr. Heng Huang, assistant professor of computer
science and engineering at UTA, and Dr. Roderick McColl, associate professor of radiology at UT Sout...
Flies don't buzz about aimlessly!
...m, do they serve any real purpose? Armed with a computer
video tracking system and an array of mathematical techniques the two researchers have revealed how the flight patterns of starved fruit flies constitute an optimal scale-free searching strategy like the fractal patterns of a snowflake, a fly flight...
First impressions: Computer model behaves like humans on visual categorization task
... or not in the image. Now, in a new MIT study, a computer
model designed to mimic the way the brain itself processes visual information performs as well as humans do on rapid categorization tasks. The model even tends to make similar errors as humans, possibly because it so closely follows the organization ...
York mathematician probes geometric route to combat viruses
... (YCCSA), including biologists, mathematicians and computer
scientists, which is based in the Department of Biology at York. ...
Carry on walking!
...s at the University of Manchester, which also uses computer
simulations to try to understand evolutionary processes, particularly the way in which we and other animals move. Future plans are to extend this study to assess the energy cost of carrying in great apes which will be very tricky indeed. Computer...
Penn scientists engineer small molecules to probe proteins deep inside cell membrane
... specific regions of transmembrane proteins, using computer
algorithms, and information from existing protein ...Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics. "We used computer
programs to design small proteins called peptides that can bind to only one of a number of closely r...
Hopkins research professor talks at NJIT about hospital noise and black heritage in technology
...earch professor in thedepartment of electrical and computer
engineering at Johns Hopkins University, will make two presentations April 9, 2007 at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The public is invited. The first talk, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom, will feature an overview of the...
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