Tag: "mobility" at biology news
St. Jude study solves mystery of mammalian ears
...es that showed in mammals that the role of somatic mobility
driven by prestin is not simply to modify the response of the outer hair cells cilia to incoming sound waves in the cochlea fluid. Instead, somatic motility itself appears to dominate the amplification process in the mammalian cochlea, while the cili...
JCI table of contents -- July 26, 2007
...ord tissue and result in loss of functions such as mobility
or feeling. In a study appearing online on July 26...mage 3-fold, and resulted in marked improvement in mobility
in treated versus untreated animals. The results of the study suggest that SUR1-regulated NC[Ca-ATP]...
Fedoroff, of Penn State, to receive National Medal of Science
...to study the molecular mechanisms that control the mobility
of the maize Suppressor-mutator element. She disc...cuit -- now called epigenetic -- that controls the mobility
of transposons. After moving to Penn State in 1995 as the Willaman Professor of the Life Sciences,...
Remicade data in ankylosing spondylitis show improvement in spinal mobility and spinal inflammation
... and 102. Ankylosing spondylitis can limit spinal mobility
and significantly impair a patients quality of life. These data demonstrate that treatment with REMICADE improved spinal mobility. Over time, this improvement can be maintained when REMICADE is coupled with physiotherapy, said Professor Jurgen Brau...
In nature, proteins sweep up nanoparticles
... aggregate, we have the potential to control their mobility
in the subsurface by adding constituents that drive aggregation, says Banfield. The scientists also sought to understand the mechanism by which proteins promote nanoparticle aggregation. They found that the presence of cysteine, an amino acid that ...
University of Liverpool launches 10 million small animal teaching hospital
... the gait analysis system so progressions in their mobility
can be tracked whilst receiving treatment. Treatment for cancer in small animals will be provided by the hospitals Johnson Foundation Radiotherapy Unit the only radiotherapy unit in the UK supported by both a therapeutic radiographer a...
Fire ants are emerging nuisance for Virginians
...Miller added. "A calf may not have the strength or mobility
to escape an attack by ant workers, especially if it is disabled in some way." Although a significant agricultural, economic, and safety problem, Miller and Schultz emphasized that a fire ant infestation is not the end of the world. "Homeowners...
Parkinson's protein protects neurons from stress induced cell death
...mptoms like muscular tremor at rest and restricted mobility
and even complete immobility. Characteristic deposits are found in the brain, the Lewy corpuscles. Little is known about the causes of Parkinsons disease. It has only been known for a few years that ten to fifteen per cent of all cases are associa...
Study shows hibernating bears conserve more muscle strength than humans on bed rest do
...hers found: "After 110 days of fasting and limited mobility
imposed by denning, bears still exhibited a fatigue profile similar to that of healthy, active, fed humans." In contrast to other, smaller hibernating mammals such as prairie dogs and squirrels, black bears also conserved muscle protein and size. T...
Swell gel could bring relief to back pain sufferers
...bility of human patients being able to regain full mobility
and flexibility after receiving spinal injections....or the patient, resulting in a significant loss of mobility
at the fused and adjacent discs. Degeneration of intervertebral discs causes holes in the load-bea...
NIH funds innovative alzheimer's research initiated at UCSB
...most probably the toxic agents, I realized our ion mobility
methods could contribute, since we could measure t...mory loss in the animals. The key aspect of ion mobility
is its ability to measure accurate cross sections of complex aggregations of proteins and obtain inf...
Walking tall: UH student working on space suit redesign for NASA
...el easily over the planet's terrain, meaning their mobility
will be important for overall mission success." ...rf is also considering research to investigate the mobility
needed at the joints of the space suit that would allow an astronaut to move more naturally, making ...
Study offers treatment hope for Rett syndrome
...th it switched off, symptoms such as breathing and mobility
difficulties ceased. Over a four week period, the mice often became undistinguishable from healthy counterparts. The findings give impetus to ways of treating Rett syndrome, which mainly affects girls. Further research may also show that the result...
Reversal of symptoms in an autism spectrum disorder
...eriod eradicated tremors and normalized breathing, mobility
and gait in mice that had previously been fully symptomatic and, in some cases, only days away from death. "Like many other people, we expected that giving MeCP2 to mice that were already sick would not work," said Bird. "The idea that you could ...
New miniaturized device for lab-on-a-chip separations
...tes, but as that flow is reduced gradually, lesser mobility
components begin to move. A sensor placed over the channel detects each new component as it arrives, GEMBE is ideally suited for use in microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip" devices. Components are selected by buffer flow-rate rather than distance, so the c...
First time ever: Witness the fitting of a POWER KNEE on the first VA patient to receive one
...orkshops that teach amputees how to increase their mobility
and make the most of their prosthesis When: Wednesday, January 17 between 1:00pm to 2:30pm West Patio Where: Miami VA Medical Center, 1201 NW 16th Street 33125...
Researchers study role of natural organic matter in environment
...fering chemical and biological nature. Solubility, mobility
and toxicity of many trace metals are strongly cor...ing filters, natural organic matter can change the mobility
of certain toxic metals in soil and water. "We performed our experiments and computer simulations ...
Finding a cure for cancer: The holy grail of science
... (Mdc1) that appears to be required for inhibiting mobility
of damaged chromatin. If damaged chromatin were allowed to move around in the cell nucleus, chances would be higher for DNA ends from different breaks to meet, and this might increase the frequency of chromosome aberrations. To sum up the conferenc...
First global analysis of sexual behavior
...rs to suggest that social factors such as poverty, mobility
and gender equality may be a stronger factor in sexual ill-health than promiscuity, and they call for public health interventions to take this into account. Monogamy was found to be the dominant pattern in most regions of the world. Despite substa...
Gene therapy research switches off joint inflammation; switches on genetic process of joint repair
...lled clinical trial will assess a variety of pain, mobility
and functional assessments in subjects with moderate osteoarthritis of the knee. Prior to this clinical investigation Reparagen was found to be the first natural product to "silence" genes that promote joint damage while simultaneously activating the...
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