Tag: "how" at biology news
Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
...de assimilators, has yielded important insights on how
the creature uses nitrogen, fats, and silica to th... DOE Joint Genome Institute, provides insight into how
the diatom species Thalassiosira pseudonana prospers in the marine environment while it contributes ...
NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...ant part of this analysis are efforts that look at how
genes are expressed as proteins. Structural biology is an important part of this research because its outcome, high-resolution three-dimensional structural information, provides insights into the correlation between protein structure and function. So...
Don't stand so close to me: A new view on how species coexist
...The researchers suggest a new basis for explaining how
communities of species assemble: they have to give...e important measures, shaped by evolution, such as how
often you can reproduce; how
many children you will have; how
long you can live for; and crucially, ...
Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications
...ved the way for significant gains in understanding how
genetic variability can alter drug response. Despite this promise, the nature of gene-drug interactions is complex, and progress in the field has been hampered by the lack of a genuine interdisciplinary approach. "Biomedical research has been typical...
Yearling horse auction to benefit equine research
... foals provide researchers an opportunity to study how
nutrition affects metabolism and skeletal development," said W. Burton Staniar, assistant professor of equine nutrition. The Middleburg center's pasture-based equine nutrition research relates the care and welfare of the horse from conception through...
Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules
Researchers have learned how
to commandeer the complex machinery that cells use...ings of the National Academy of Sciences describes how
Doyle's research team which also included Lauren Schwimmer, Priyanka Rohatgi, Bahareh Azizi and Kat...
Of lice and men
A University of Utah study showing how
lice evolved with the people they infested reveals...uman evolution. First, it verified studies showing how
and when various species branched off the family tree of primates and humans. Second, it confirmed t...
Endangered frogs coexist with fungus once thought fatal
...c frog declines. But with little information about how
the disease impacts frogs in the wild, the causal role of this chytrid fungus remains unclear. In the open access journal PLoS Biology , Australian researchers Richard Retallick, Hamish McCallum and Rick Speare now "show unequivocally" that remainin...
Columbia University scientist wins 2004 Nobel Prize
...d Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for clarifying how
the olfactory system works. Dr. Buck was a postdo...f Drs. Axel and Buck has provided understanding on how
the nose is able to distinguish more than 10,000 distinct smells. The researchers discovered a gene ...
A treatment, not a cure: Calcium silicate neutralizes an acidic stream
...rger watershed-level addition. To learn more about how
calcium silicate impacted forests and wetlands, visit an overview on the Hubbard Brook website: http://www.hubbardbrook.org/yale/watersheds/w1/ The following coauthors were integral in conducting the Wollastonite addition research and preparing the...
Fungus knocks a frog down but not out, raising questions about amphibian declines
...vior in the wild, and a step towards understanding how
it spreads. The paper, written by Arizona State ...Understanding that would give us some insight into how
the fungus operates in the wild." The researchers found a steady rate of infection from yea...
HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize
...ts were honored for their discoveries that clarify how
the olfactory system works. Axel and Buck discove... questions about olfaction, explained Axel. First, how
does the system respond to the thousands of molecules of different shapes and sizes that we call odo...
How roots control plant shoots
...nd water to the leaves, the new findings help show how
roots also send chemical signals that control whet...n to supplying water and nutrients in controlling how
the plant comes to look as it does. It's very easy to ignore the root, but our study shows we should...
Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures
...ating biological structures in order to understand how
they work and how
they function," said Altman, a practicing physician and bioinformatics expert who holds departmental...
Daphne Koller named MacArthur Fellow
...e made. Koller's research tackles questions of how
complex information with high levels of uncertaint...rameworks that deal with uncertainty -- by showing how
they can be organized into logical, object-oriented hierarchies. She has advanced this concept by im...
Pine cones lead to a fundamental change in clothing
... upon nature to come up with an idea by looking at how
pine cones react to lack of moisture by opening up," The design is being carried out by Veronika Kapsali, who is studying for her PhD in design at the London College of Fashion, part of the University of Arts London. "It's been grea...
Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials
...ormance engineering platforms. An understanding of how
biological systems move, adapt, communicate, and replicate are providing scientists and engineers with novel approaches to engineering problems. These solutions are producing a revolution in engineering design through the application of biological pr...
Intelligent clothing inspired by pine cones
... upon nature to come up with an idea by looking at how
pine cones react to lack of moisture by opening up," The design is being carried out by Veronika Kapsali, who is studying for her PhD in design at the London College of Fashion, part of the University of Arts London. "It's been great fun working on a...
Dying cells encourage neighbors to grow
...Developmental Cell, provides new information about how
normal, healthy tissues are maintained and may shed some light on a pathway that may contribute to tumor growth. It has been known for some time that cells that die as a result of injury-provoked programmed cell death, also known as apoptosis, may s...
Good news: As you age, leg blood vessels adapt so you can still exercise without fainting
...uscle in healthy humans." It's important to study how
healthy people age, he noted, "because keeping our rapidly expanding older population healthy will reduce the burden on our health-care system" as well as contribute to enhanced independence and quality of life in these individuals. Understanding t...
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