Tag: "mobile" at biology news
'Jumping genes' contribute to the uniqueness of individual brains
...zzling variety in brain organization and function: mobile
elements, pieces of DNA that can jump from one pla...his process of creating diversity with the help of mobile
elements and then selecting for the fittest is restricted to the brain and leaves other organs unaff...
'Win-win' economic strategy for mobile PET/CT imaging reported at SNM's 52nd Annual Meeting
TORONTO, Canada--By taking mobile
positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomogr...d nine community hospitals, decided to provide the mobile
service on a break-even basis and took the mobile
PET/CT service in-house, a move that would keep re...
Brown-Harvard team solves mobile DNA's surgical sleight-of-hand
... the target cell. The process is important because mobile
DNA can carry genes that cause drug resistance or ...because lambda is a model virus used to understand mobile
DNA, according to Arthur Landy, professor of medical science in the Department of Molecular Biology,...
Electronic connectivity isn't all that great, warns computer guru at NJIT talk
...k of what distance might mean in increasingly more mobile
environments. How will people function when newer...," he said pointing out how two-way radios connect mobile
police, fire and service vehicles regardless of where they are physically located. Beyond the theore...
Using the genomic shortcut to predict bacterial behavior
...mosomal DNA, and bears traces of multiple types of mobile
gene elements and acquisition of genes from other, non-rickettsial, bacteria. The research demonstrates that genomic analysis can provide new information about an organism efficiently. "Our study demonstrates the importance of sequencing a bacterial...
Cancer comes full circle
...t cancer, however, the process renders tumor cells mobile
and helps them penetrate barriers like the walls of lymph and blood vessels, facilitating metastasis. Pathways of destruction: In the present study, the researchers demonstrate that the link between MMPs and the epithelial-mesenchymal transition...
Sleeping beauty plays a significant role in identifying cancer genes
...earch team, which investigated the use of a highly mobile
Sleeping Beauty transposon system to study lymphom..., Jenkins N. "Mammalian mutagenesis using a highly mobile
somatic Sleeping Beauty transposon system," Nature, Vol. 436, No. 7047....
Scientists discover global pattern of big fish diversity in open oceans
...vertebrates, but examining the diversity of highly mobile
fish in the open ocean has been elusive. Using the only global data set stretching back to the 1950's Japanese longline fisheries data and cross referencing these data with scientific observer data from the US and Australia, this study is the first...
California Institute researchers unveil computer graphics innovations at SIGGRAPH
...He will invite attendees to play with a network of mobile
and stationary computer systems inhabited by commu...to jump between a stationary computer screen and a mobile
graphical device. A tablet PC acts as a virtual raft that can carry animated agents between "iLands"...
Exercise aside, genes may ultimately dictate seniors' mobility
...about 41 percent of study participants became less mobile
over the four-year period. Even though people who exercised were less likely to develop substantial physical limitations, not everyone received the same benefits, even if they exercised with the same intensity. About a third of the seniors engaged in...
New technique could alter field of mouse genetics
...hes Medical Institute researchers have harnessed a mobile
gene from the cabbage looper moth and modified it ...identified in the cabbage looper moth. Unlike many mobile
genetic units that work only in their native hosts, piggyBac can flit around the genomes of other in...
Controlling the spread of invasive plants: a national effort one-day symposium, Aug. 30
...fire fighting, these teams provide highly trained, mobile
strike forces of plant management specialists who assist in the control of exotic plants. The success of these efforts and the challenges that remain will be discussed in three presentations during this symposium ( AGRO 87 , AGRO 88 , AGRO 90 , Tue...
Scientists launch new study into canine arthritis
...ld and show early signs of elbow osteoarthritis. A mobile
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner will make regular visits to the University's Small Animal Hospital to monitor arthritis in the dogs over a period of six months. This is the first time that the hospital will have on-site access to MRI. The ...
Geologists use biotools to understand geosystems
...a frequent theme with toxins," said Hochella. "How mobile
are they? Will they stick on surfaces or transport through water or air? Mobility is not good. "Geologists are now becoming microbiologists in order to discover how biosystems affect geosystems," he said. "We study bacteria and other microorganisms i...
UCF researchers to develop water purification system for hurricane relief
...er treatment. "By introducing nanoparticles into a mobile
integrated membrane system, we can create potable water from a variety of sources," said Seal, who also works with the Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center. Taylor, who has conducted water treatment research since 1975, said drinking wat...
From intelligent cars to the prevention of heart attacks
...ch Centre "Integration of electronic components in mobile
systems" aims to develop methods to allow for the production and installation of these "intelligent" components directly where they are needed in the car. By doing so, the researchers at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, the Fraunhofer Institute ...
Scientists fetch useful information from dog genome publications
...r short interspersed elements. SINEs are abundant mobile
DNA elements that are common in mammals and have contributed extensively to genome evolution. In their publication, Drs. Wei Wang and Ewen Kirkness, scientists at The Institute for Genomic Research, report the identification of more than 10,000 SINE...
UC Santa Barbara researcher tapped by Europeans for design of instrument to test soil on Mars
...h Guiana, the ExoMars mission will deploy a highly mobile
rover with a suite of exobiology instruments. The ExoMars mission was conceived as part of the Aurora preparatory program activities that were started in 2002 with the support of twelve participating nations: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy...
File compression can expand mammography's power
...bring mammography to many outlying communities via mobile
equipment and dial-up Internet connections. "Any technique that improves the performance of radiologists is helpful, but this also means that mammograms can be taken in remote places that are underserved by the medical community," said Lucier, who is...
Micro-gyroscopes can detect cancer
... as a hospital computer network, the internet or a mobile
phone.' Initial research was funded by the LINK Analytical Biotechnology Initiative, sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Department of Trade and Industry. The technology could eventually be develope...
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