Tag: "flexible" at biology news

Safer medical implants, more comfortable fabrics among research items at Rochester meeting

...Ballroom A) Chemical advances mean brighter, more flexible future for electronics Lightweight, flexible electronic displays, improved chemical sensors and brighter LEDs are just a few of the technologies ...

Government development policies, not communities, main threat to forest conservation projects

...hed, and management at local level has been highly flexible and able to adjust to changing needs and conditions. However, the complete lack of government enforcement and auctioning of logging concessions nearby threaten its future." "Our review of other such reserves and protected areas in Peru suggests this ...

Solutions to stop fishermen returning dead and dying marine animals back into sea - study

... tend to move around. Authorities need to take a flexible approach so that there is minimal disturbance to day-to-day fishing activities but maximum benefit to the ecosystem."...

Global warming's impact on US plants, animals determined from review of dozens of studies

... such as providing more nature preserves that have flexible boundaries, and reducing habitat destruction and other stressors on the natural world. Implementing a very small carbon tax to promote reduced fossil fuel use also was recently recommended in an Oct. 15 Science article by Gary Yohe, the economist at...

Global warming: Informal networking is the key to a swift response

...al contact networks to build mutual trust are more flexible and are better equipped to deal with surprise shocks than those that rely on a rigid and more formal communications system. "If we take the risk of rapid climate change seriously we must be sure that organisations are able to change and adapt," sa...

Tropical birds sensitive to environmental cues that can be impacted by global warming

...demonstrate that the vertebrate brain is extremely flexible and sensitive to diverse environmental cues that can time seasonal reproductive physiology and behavior," they wrote. While it is not yet known what environmental cues signal breeding time, Moore hypothesizes that it could be rainfall, temperature, o...

Dinosaurs in bullet-proof vests

... Torsten Scheyer explains. This kind of armour was flexible and could thus not break so easily under pressure. Although modern crocodiles have a similar kind of armour, the individual plates have a much simpler structure. By using a polarisation microscope Torsten Scheyer discovered that collagen fibres were ...

Invasive sea squirt alive and well on Georges Bank

... sea life with a primitive spinal cord and a firm, flexible outer covering called a "tunic," from which the name derives. A filter-feeding species of the genus Didemnum, they form dense mats, made of thousands of individuals, by attaching to firm substrates such as gravel, sea scallops, mussels, docks and oth...

JCI table of contents, December 1 2004

...: Metabolic fuel election: the importance of being flexible AUTHOR CONTACT: Perry E. Bickel Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Missouri, USA Phone: 314-747-3979 Fax: 314-362-7641 E-mail: pbickel@im.wustl.edu . View the PDF of this commentary at: https://www.the-jci.org/press/23745.pdf Lac...

NIH provides $32.8 million to enhance biomedical informatics research network

... Judith L. Vaitukaitis, M.D. "BIRN's powerful and flexible approaches to data integration are designed to accommodate the dynamic nature of scientific inquiry and to allow novel discoveries that incorporate knowledge across scale and even across species. With this additional investment in the BIRN consortiu...

Baby songbirds and human infants learn sounds in similar ways

...so, then this program is, in zebra finches, a very flexible one. "This research points to a remarkable parallel in vocal learning in infants and some songbirds" says senior author Fernando Nottebohm, Ph.D., Dorothea L. Leonhardt Professor and head of the Laboratory of Animal Behavior at Rockefeller. "In both ...

National Academy news: Water quality improvement in southwestern Pennsylvania

...ing them, and implement strategies in an adaptive, flexible way. This will ensure that the region will get the most benefit from dollars invested in water quality improvement. The report explains in detail how CWARP could be implemented in southwestern Pennsylvania, but it could also be used as a model for ...

American Academy of Microbiology report proposes initiative to interpret genome data

...ommends that the new annotation initiative provide flexible funding to support experiments that will test annotation predictions, including nontraditional funding mechanisms such as smaller awards to a greater number of laboratories and awards to support student research. The report is based on the findings ...

Key mechanism in genetic inheritance during cell division identified

...otubule fibers are woven together to form a highly flexible cytoskeleton in biological cells that gives shape ...etween the ring and the microtubule is mediated by flexible domains, and is largely electrostatic in nature. This could allow for lateral sliding or diffusion o...

Marsh-dwelling mole gives new meaning to the term 'fast food'

...n the sensitive area of an ordinary mole nose. The flexible fingers also allow the star-nose to tap objects in its environment at a faster rate. These advantages mean that the star-nosed mole can find 14 times as many small prey animals in a given period of search time than its close cousin, the eastern mole,...

Why is the helix such a popular shape? Perhaps because they are nature's space savers

...eres. They find that the best shape for the short flexible tube the conformation that takes the least amount of energy and takes up the least space is that of a helix with a geometry close to that found in natural helices. "It would seem that the success of the helix as a shape in biological molecules...

Pall-Aquasafe protects patients from exposure to waterborne contaminated medical equipment

... water from commonly used medical devices, such as flexible endoscopes. To address the problem, Pall Corpora...lonoscopes, bronchoscopes and other heat-sensitive flexible endoscopes are disinfected and manually rinsed with water to insure the removal of all residual liqu...

Worms, slugs inspire robotic devices

...versity biologists and engineers has developed two flexible robotic devices that could make invasive medical p...By taking nature seriously, we have created novel, flexible and adaptive devices that will be useful for a variety of applications." The endoscopic device, con...

'I had them a moment ago, now where are my glasses?'

..." that underlie working memory and other rapid and flexible cognitive processes. In the new study, Brody's group developed a mathematical model for interpreting data collected at Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico by his collaborator Rodolfo Romo. Romo's group measured brain neuron activity of macaque mon...

Insects, viruses could hold key for better human teamwork in disasters

...nable the rapid assembly and deployment of ad hoc, flexible networks of responders who act largely on the basis of local information. Such a strategy would be enormously helpful in helping us cope with disasters such as the recent tsunami in the Indian Ocean." One of the ways these researchers hope to advance...

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