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Tears reveal some of their deepest secrets to researchers

...sity. "The lack of certain compounds in the tear film may result in a number of different eye-related di..."The amount of oleamide and related lipids in tear film may be related to these disorders." Dry eye is really a collection of irritating symptoms that inc...

Human preference for other species could determine whether they survive

...Tops on the list are the Emperors, featured in the film "March of the Penguins," and their close cousins the King penguins. Second are crested penguins, including Rockhoppers and Macaroni. Species at the bottom of the list are Adelie, Yellow-eyed and Little Blue. Stokes was surprised by the relative la...

ACS News Service weekly PressPac -- Feb. 7, 2007

...o scan objects or patterns printed on transparency film with an ordinary desktop printer. The silhouette ultimately is refocused into the protein solution using the objective lens of a microscope. Because protein molecules must be extremely close to the laser focus to undergo crosslinking into solid mater...

First direct electric link between neurons and light-sensitive nanoparticle films created

...shines on them, the mercury-tellurium nanoparticle film layers produce electrons, which then move up into the PDDA film layers and produce an upward-moving electrical current. "As you build up the layers of this, you get...

Largest physics meeting of the year, in Denver

...ng cells can direct the assembly of nanostructured film to build tiny sanctuaries that keep them moist and even protect them high vacuum conditions, according to recent research by C. Jeffrey Brinker. When embedded in a slowly drying silica solution, the yeast and bacteria in Brinkers study responded to e...

After scrutiny, preemie lung treatments turn out to be safe, effective

...ecause their lungs have not developed a protective film over their air sacks, called surfactant, which aids in the transfer of oxygen and decreases the work of breathing. Because of that, they may receive medications and supplemental oxygen, which can cause problems of their own. Some infants develop bron...

Press conferences at the year's largest physics meeting

... the assembly of nanostructures in a drying silica film to build tiny sanctuaries that keep them moist and even protect them from the high vacuum conditions of an electron microscope. Brinker will discuss recent work towards integrating the encapsulated cells into solid-state devices, such as cell-based s...

Super small nanoelectrodes can probe microscale environments

...The researchers then coat the nanotube with a thin film of gold about 10-50 nanometers thick (a nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter.) The gold layer is then coated with an insulating polymer coating about 10 nanometers thick. Lastly, the researchers use a focused ion beam to slice off the end of the nanot...

Liquidia Technologies announces $16M in Series B venture financing

...ging life science, alternative energy, and optical film products to market." Liquidia is focused on commercializing its proprietary PRINTTM (Pattern Replication InNon-wetting Templates) platform in life sciences applications that will include targeteddelivery therapeutics, drug product reformulations, and...

Researchers create artificial enzyme that mimics the body's internal engine

...lem by attaching the model to a liquid crystalline film on a gold electrode, which provided a nonstop supply of electrons to the model as it transformed oxygen molecules into water-a process called steady turnover. "The biochemists that study the enzyme typically study single turnover," Collman said. "T...

Ultrathin films deliver DNA as possible gene therapy tool

...e electrostatic forces between the layers keep the film stable in dry, room-temperature conditions, the po... into contact with water. "The architecture of the film determines the manner in which [DNA] is released," Lynn says. In his lab, they have developed some ...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 28, 2007

...ges), you will be able to transfer water through a film because you would have ion channels at the nanoscale. Its similar to the way a cell membrane works to control the flow of specific ions into a cell. You can create protective clothing against chemicals that would still allow water vapor through." ...

Researchers develop technique for bacteria crowd control

...ansmission of tiny electric current in a very thin film sample cell containing a colony of bacteria. The c... The device, capable to change the thickness of a film from 1mm to 1 micron (with accuracy of 5 percent) and control the position of electrodes, is intende...

Meeting the ethanol challenge: Scientists use supercomputer to target cellulose bottleneck

...e scientists, the simulation is like a stop-motion film of a baseball pitcher throwing a curveball. In real-life the process occurs far too quickly to evaluate visually, but by using the supercomputer simulations to break the throw down into a step-by-step process, the scientists can see the precise detai...

Book explores history, causes of allergy and asthma epidemic

...Film in History and Action. "We will explore how film has shaped past and present interactions between h... John' are recent reminders of the extent to which film can inform the public about and engage them in critical environmental issues that affect human and a...

2007 Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award winner announced

...s Magazine; Jon Palfreman, independent documentary film producer; and Nancy Shute, senior writer for U.S. News & World Report. The Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award honors annually the most insightful and enterprising reporting on the basic biomedical sciences in print or broadcast journalism. E...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...t entertaining) ones. Morphing is often applied to film soundtracks (as audio special effects) and music synthesis. (3pID2). ALIEN SOUNDSCAPES Crackling electricity in the atmosphere" Howling red dust storms" Sounds that become muffled from just a few feet away" At session 3aPAb, researchers will ...

Reconstructing the biology of extinct species: A new approach

...perienced field workers used personal knowledge or film of animals in the wild to classify species into one of six locomotor categories ranging from very slow and deliberate to fast and agile. The scientists then compared the canal size of each species to its category of movement. The results revealed ...

International team to honor 30th anniversary of deep-sea vent discovery in Galpagos

...s, a showing of the recently released giant-screen film called "Volcanoes of the Deep Sea," and lectures by noted vent science pioneers including: J. Frederick Grassle (Rutgers University): The First Biological Expedition to Hydrothermal Vents Emory Kristof (National Geographic): The Discovery From...

Time-lapse recordings reveal why IVF embryos are more likely to develop into twins

...called MetaMorph [1], which creates a free-running film from single images taken every two minutes with a digital camera attached to a microscope. They then used the software to analyse data from the film. After thawing, 26 of the 33 embryos (most of which were composed of between two and ten cells) dev...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical ... the mechanisms of genomic instability and its implications for ... second alumnus to win the Rosenstiel Award; the first, ... Alt is the Charles A. Janeway Professor of Pediatrics ... an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... – Scientists have sequenced the house fly genome for ... might expect from an insect that thrives in pathogen-rich ... Oct. 14 in the journal Genome Biology , ... and of how flies quickly adapt to resist insecticides, ... house flies (Musca domestica) carry and transmit more than ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... of scientists led by researchers at the University ... of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) have ... underlying bipolar (manic depressive) disorder, a breakthrough that ... affective disorder, as well as depression and other ... online this week in Nature Molecular Psychiatry ...
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