Tag: "control" at biology news
New therapy for specific form of leukemia
...uld develop into white blood cells multiply out of control
without fully reaching maturity. These blood cells...a very controlled manner within our cells. Loss of control
of their functioning disturbs the normal functioning and division of cells. Thus, such disorders in ...
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...echnology DemonstratorDevelop an active combustion control
system for gas turbine engines based on MEMS techn...p novel techniques for site-specific insertion and control
of therapeutic genes in human adult neural stem cells that can be transplanted to treat incurable oc...
College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work
...inner, $15,000 Wei Gu , Computerized microfluidic control
for cell biology using Braille display (micro plum...r Wei Gu , 21, has found a way to microscopically control
small amounts of liquid, for anything from medical purposes to chemical analysis. He has created a ...
Offspring at risk from maternal occupational exposure to solvents
...ese women were matched with non-exposed women in a control
group, and their children. "We found that the chil...e functioning than the non-exposed children in the control
group. We also saw greater inattention and hyperactivity in the exposed children," said Dr. Maru Bar...
How roots control plant shoots
...elp show how roots also send chemical signals that control
whether or not leaves grow. How leaves grow is a c...tle has been known about how genes active in roots control
these chemical signals, Sieburth says. The new study reveals part of the answer, and indicates a pre...
New Stanford center probes nanoscale material
...mmunity to observe, manipulate, measure, image and control
nanoscale phenomena. Researchers hope to develop probes with revolutionary capabilities, such as mapping a single electron's behavior in a semiconductor and controlling a single electron's magnetic orientation, or "spin." The probes will help researc...
Pine cones lead to a fundamental change in clothing
...table by automatically adjusting their clothing to control
their body temperature. "We've all known days when the weather alters quickly and it's difficult to dress to match the changing temperature. Often it's a case of being too hot or too cold, or taking a jumper on and off. "The new smart clo...
Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials
.... This wing would dynamically change its shape and control
surfaces during flight. An analogy would be a hawk that is soaring through the sky, suddenly sees its prey, and changes its shape to make a dive towards the intended victim. As the raptor changes gear to fly southward at lightening speed, it must sen...
Intelligent clothing inspired by pine cones
...table by automatically adjusting their clothing to control
their body temperature. "We've all known days when the weather alters quickly and it's difficult to dress to match the changing temperature. Often it's a case of being too hot or too cold, or taking a jumper on and off. "The new smart clothing will m...
Below the surface: New clues to plant signaling from the roots
...s week the identification of a plant developmental control
point that, while originating in the root, helps r... which roots are able to effect this developmental control
from afar. Several characterized plant hormones, such as cytokinin and abscisic acid, are thought to...
Putting physiology into the Nobel Prize: 2004 marks 100th anniversary of Pavlov's award
...the tangled relationship between the brain and the control
of visceral function presents itself," Smith added...vation and digestion, Pavlov emphasized the neural control
of the salivary glands as the "prototype of a general scheme of an innervation mechanism." According...
University of Oregon professor wins 2004 Spiers Medal
...h as the phospholipids that make up cell membranes control
the structure of water at a surface," Bain explains. "She has shown how the molecules of water line up at a surface and turn around to point in the opposite direction if the charge on the surface is changed. She has also looked at water at 'oily' sur...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ved cost-effectiveness has not been shown. To help control
rising prescription drug expenditures, they sugges...ificantly lower prescription costs than those in a control
group. Among those using the system, the average cost per new prescription was $4.16 lower and the a...
Marine Biological Laboratory summer investigator wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
...pecifically. "Changes in the mechanisms that control
the activity of this complex lead to chromosome instability, and ultimately to cancer," Hershko says. "Thus, work done at the MBL on the mechanisms of cell division in clam eggs may provide novel insights into their aberration in human cancer." ...
Biologists ID molecular block for social 'cheaters'
...ption factor that binds with DNA in the nucleus to control
gene expression. Because transcription factors often control
more than one gene, we believe the absence of dimA may be interfering with an unknown recognition pa...
New genetic tools provide clues to the effects of exercise and diet on obesity, diabetes
...in obese and morbidly obese women relative to lean control
subjects. Total muscle AK1 activity also increased 1.9-fold in obese and 2-fold in morbidly obese women. "Surprisingly," Hittel noted, "total activity of creatine kinase (CK), which also regulates energy metabolism in skeletal muscle, increased (a si...
Researchers find chemosignal that encourages women's sexual desire
...ies after exposure for the period. Women in the control
group with partners who were exposed to a neutral ...sexual desire, while women without partners in the control
group experienced a 28 percent decrease in fantasies. The work on sexual desire is reported in th...
After flu exposure, mild exercise protects mature mice from dying
...en randomly assigned to exercise (EX) or home cage control
(HCC). The EX mice were exercised for 20 to 30 minutes for four days and multiple subjective and standard measurements were recorded. "The animals did very moderate exercise while they were mounting an immune response," Woods noted. As soon as sympto...
Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia
...formation technology can support health systems to control
Japanese encephalitis. In partnership with the go...critical health information for rapid response and control
of disease. It also will demonstrate how effective use of communication and information technology c...
Obese women with early-stage breast cancer more likely to die than women of normal weight
...f breast cancer, interventions that enhance weight control
may have a substantial effect on breast cancer outcome," Anderson said....
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