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Biting discovery: MU entomologist finds host of new aquatic insect species in Thailand

... finger, and I felt intense pain all the way to my elbow for a good 30 minutes." Working with researchers from universities in Thailand, Slovenia and the United States, Sites discovered more than 50 new insect species over a three-year period. His observations, which were funded by a grant fr...

Human skin harbors completely unknown bacteria

...cking the region halfway between the wrist and the elbow for its convenience. "It's not where they wash their hands," explains Dr. Blaser. "And they don't have to undress." The researchers wanted to be able to compare two similar parts of the body. Because they also wanted to study change over time, they t...

Disorderly protein brings order to cell division

...art of p27 fits into the pocket of CDK2, where the elbow of p27 is already lodged. "Previous studies pr... T187 is so far away and the pocket itself has the elbow of p27 jammed into it? What we knew about the process didn't make sense." The key to both normal ...

Giant Sauropod dinosaur found in Spain

... in the foreleg that runs from the shoulder to the elbow was as large as an adult," said Brooks Hanson, Science 's deputy editor, physical sciences. The claw of the first digit of its pes, or hoof, is the size of an NFL football. In addition to the humerus, researchers also found fragments of skull, sc...

New biologic treatment for tennis elbow may replace surgery for chronic sufferers

...October 23, 2006 A person suffering from tennis elbow may not have to look any further than his or her o...e then re-injected into the tendon of the affected elbow provides more relief than more commonly-used therapies which have failed to yield results, often res...

Boat paint to blame for Norfolk Broads' desolation

...ts out of the water once a year and using a bit of elbow grease, one of Britain's areas of outstanding natural beauty might still be intact rather than on the long road to recovery."...

No hobbits in this shire

...ing of the upper arm bone between the shoulder and elbow also was not a sign of a new species, but of developmental problems. The normal humeral torsion for a human is about 142 degrees, but LB1 has only 110 degrees of torsion. However, humeral torsion is influenced by both genetic and developmental fac...

Life and death in the hippocampus: what young neurons need to survive

...a dangerous place for a fledgling neuron trying to elbow its way into pre-existing networks. "It's rough in there!" he concedes. "The NMDA receptor-mediated event is a competition between mature cells vying for connectivity and young guys competing with both the mature cells and their peers to fit in. You ...

Device that aids people with muscular dystrophy wins inaugural WPI Entrepreneurship Award

...is used to operate motors that flex the arm at the elbow and rotate it to direct the hand to where it is needed. With the brace, the user can grip and move up to three pounds, making it possible, for example, to use a toothbrush or utensils for eating. A lap tray is used as a horizontal pivot point for the...

How ancient whales lost their legs, got sleek and conquered the oceans

...ed for normal limbs to develop beyond the knee and elbow joints. Because ancient whales' hind limbs remained perfectly formed all the way to the toes even as they became smaller suggests that Sonic hedgehog was still functioning to pattern the limb skeleton. The new research shows that, near the end of 15 ...

Neurons find their place in the developing nervous system with the help of a sticky molecule

...us of the current study, are born last and so must elbow their way through cells lying in earlier formed layers to reach what will become the outermost layers. Without MDGA1, these neurons begin to migrate but get stuck before they reach their normal destination. The MDGA1 gene was cloned and characterized...

Newly found species fills evolutionary gap between fish and land animals

...ny of the fin bones, concluding that the shoulder, elbow and wrist joints were capable of supporting the bo...ctional in this fish," Shubin said. "The shoulder, elbow and even parts of the wrist are already there and working in ways similar to the earliest land-livin...

New Arctic fossils fill evolutionary gap between fish and limbed animals

...any of the fin bones and figure out that shoulder, elbow and wrist joints were capable of supporting the bo...erful and mobile appendages, flexible at shoulder, elbow and wrist, while retaining a reduced set of the thin rods found in fish fins. The wide, flattened bo...

Scientists launch new study into canine arthritis

...be less than two years old and show early signs of elbow osteoarthritis. A mobile Magnetic Resonance Imagin... loss of cartilage and lameness. In Labradors the elbow joint is commonly affected and the progress of the disease can be quite rapid, with some Labradors d...

To translate touch, the brain can quickly rearrange its sense of the body

...e experiments felt within seconds that their right elbow was rotating away from the body, even though the arm was actually quite still. If subjects held their left index finger with their right hand while this happened, they felt their left index finger getting longer as they felt their arm move. The team ...

Brain controls robot arm in monkey, University of Pittsburgh researcher reports at AAAS

...ke a natural arm, with a fully mobile shoulder and elbow and a simple gripper that allows the monkey to grasp and hold food while its own arms are restrained. Computer software interprets signals picked up by tiny probes inserted into neuronal pathways in the motor cortex, a brain region where voluntary mo...

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