Tag: "images" at biology news
NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...00,000 times. The final products of these electron images
are representations of the biological structures at near-atomic resolutions -- up to about 3 to 4 angstroms under the best of circumstances. That's not quite fine enough to resolve individual atoms in the structure, but more detailed structures can b...
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...r seismic waves, yielding faster and more accurate images
to guide oil and gas exploration. Advanced Interfaces, Inc. (State College, Pa.) Enabling Personalized Multimodal Access for People with Severe Communication/Motor DisabilitiesDevelop a touch-free, personalized, trainable multimodal interface...
Gladstone researchers resolve key Huntington's disease mystery in Nature cover story
...than the other. Scientists have tried to use these images
to piece together theories of disease progression, but have had great difficulty interpreting their results because of the lack of continuity between images. To address these issues, Finkbeiner developed an automated microscope that allows researcher...
Study using robotic microscope shows how mutant Huntington's protein affects neurons
...computer program that allows a microscope to match images
in a culture dish to images
it has stored and to manipulate its controls to look at the same neurons over and over again - like ...
Coke versus Pepsi: It's all in the head
..., wrote the researchers, because "there are visual images
and marketing messages that have insinuated themselves into the nervous systems of humans that consume the drinks." Even though scientists have long believed that such cultural messages affect taste perception, there had been no direct neural probes ...
Time-lapse movies show brain cells move like a two-stroke engine
...rated with Hatten and her lab colleagues to create images
showing these structures in extraordinary detail. Kapoor is head of Rockefeller's Laboratory of Chemistry and Cell Biology. When the scientists looked at the cells with a spinning disk confocal microscope, the dye revealed a cage-like structure aroun...
Perceptual decision-making hub pinpointed in human brain
...a downpour versus on a clear day. Hard to discern images
evoke a relatively slower and reduced response in ...to indicate whether they saw a face or a house, as images
flashed on a computer monitor. Some of the images
were so noisy that they were barely discernable, r...
How to use math and a CT scanner to see how trees intercept light
...and his group are using CT scan data to create 3-D images
of plant canopies. After scanning a plant, such a...ved from the digital model. The resulting skeletal images
give more detailed and accurate information than the traditional methods of plant characterization. ...
Dr. Harris receives NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award
...litter mates." She uses three-dimensional images
of synapses, where the threadlike extensions called axons of one neuron meet up with branch-like structures called dendrites of the next to learn more about changes at this critical juncture. Most excitatory synapses occur at tiny thorn-like protrusi...
Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself
...ve the Earth, each month Proba acquires around 300 images
of about 60 separate sites. To date the spacecraft has provided more than 10 000 images
from its two onboard imaging instruments: the Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (CHRIS) a...
Retinal stem cells can regenerate after transplant
...lial (RPE) cells, the cells which bounce light and images
back onto the retina. "We transplanted the cells early in the animals' development when all the nutrients and signals they needed for differentiation were still there," says lead author Brenda Coles, a U of T laboratory technician working under the...
ORNL project earns top honor from Southeast tech transfer group
...l alive. The technology provides three-dimensional images
of the subject being studied. The device saves time and money because biologists can screen subjects individually for internal mutations in seven to 20 minutes without sacrificing and dissecting the animals. They can be examined repeatedly. Cell rese...
NASA & partners create new worldwide coral reef library
...ject has created an archive of approximately 1,500 images
of worldwide coral reefs. The archive is a tool in... track reef health. The collection of coral reef images
is the basis for a new Internet-based library for the Millennium Coral Reef Project. It was created ...
Identifying the path to infection
...orded using film or a digital camera. The recorded images
are analyzed by a computer, yielding the structure of the protein molecule. This method produced a top-down image of the protein channel from an "untilted" sheet of crystals - that is, the electron beam hit the sheet head-on. To determine the c...
Automated scans let scientists track drugs' broad effects on cells
...utomated microscopy to collect some half a million images
of the treated cells, followed by approximately 5 billion individual measurements of the size, shape, and quantity of different proteins, DNA, and organelles in each. Software developed by Altschuler, Wu, and colleagues allowed them to convert this c...
Academy eBriefings offer comprehensive reports on more than 100 cutting-edge scientific issues
...hapters for browsing and searching Slides and images
used during the symposium, synchronized with audio/video Bulleted highlights of each talk which serve as executive summaries Expert journalist reports summarizing the key concepts and audience questions Future research agenda present...
JCI table of contents, November 15 2004
...titute used electron tomography to obtain detailed images
of the SD that were previously impossible to obtain. They found that some elements of the proposed zipper-like structure hold true but the pores of this filtration structure appear to be more irregularly shaped that previously proposed. The authors a...
Elephants in space
...ope in Wyoming. WCS scientists will analyze those images
as well to compare counts of wildlife living in ot...members of Dr. Sanderson's team, the detail of the images
taken from so far away has been particularly impressive. "We're counting individual gazelles in the...
Study shows stem cells can preserve vision
... back of the eye responsible for sending light and images
from the outside world through the optic nerve to the brain, which interprets them. The retina contains light sensitive cells, known as rods, which make it possible for us to see in black and white and in low light, and cones, which are responsible f...
Scientists develop 'electronic eye' for the blind
...u where the crossing actually was until now. Using images
from a single camera, the device has a simple stru...ed using a 'camera coordinate system,' so separate images
do not need to be taken to calibrate the device). The length of a pedestrian crossing is measured by...
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