Tag: "monitor" at biology news
Rain forest protection works in Peru
...over Borneo. Our approach is proving a good way to monitor
rain forest disturbance and deforestation anywhere in the world. The researchers found that, between 1999 and 2005, disturbance and deforestation rates averaged only 244 square miles and 249 square miles per year respectively. About 86% of the dama...
Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimer's disease
...to track the progression of the disease as well as monitor
the biological effects of new therapeutic agents. Chad Antony Dickey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of South Florida: "The Role of Re-folding Chaperones in Tau Aggregation" The goal of Dr. Dickeys research is to identify ways in which s...
New test improves detection of liver cancer
...ct liver cancer in an earlier stage and to closely monitor
the development of the disease. At the moment, the researchers are working on implementing this test for the diagnosis of liver disease in compliance with clinical practice. The new results concerning HCC diagnosis provide an extra incentive for pu...
Argonne wins three R&D 100 awards for innovative technologies
...onal security organizations to covertly or overtly monitor
the signatures of chemicals emitted from suspect processing facilities, and may help to prevent additional nuclear proliferation. The technology also has environmental and biomedical applications. Developers are Argonne Senior Electrical Enginee...
In a first, Einstein scientists discover the dynamics of transcription in living mammalian cells
...gs to RNA polymerase II, they were able to closely monitor
all three phases of the transcription process: binding of the enzyme molecules to DNA, initiation (when the enzyme links the first few RNA nucleotides together) and elongation (construction of the rest of the RNA molecule). As they observed the RNA p...
See what you're spewing as you speed along
...porated into onboard diagnostic systems that would monitor
emissions as vehicles drive along and potentially...ve than the extractive techniques normally used to monitor
emissions. In an MOT test, for example, exhaust emissions are extracted into a box while the engin...
Biologists at Tufts University discover 1 reason why chromosomes break, often leading to cancer
...ailed way than looking at human chromosomes and to monitor
the replication process. They expect the results will be similar when tested in human cells based on previous research using yeast chromosomes. "What we did was take two of these regions of predicted high flexibility, plus a region near a cancer c...
New grants bolster efforts to generate faster and cheaper tools for DNA sequencing
...successful and complementary technologies. We will monitor
carefully to see how each technology progresses and which of them can ultimately be used by the average researcher or health care provider, said Jeffery Schloss, Ph.D., NHGRI's program director for technology development. "Each research team brings a...
Reading a face is tricky business
...ectrodes placed on the scalps of the volunteers to monitor
their brains analyses of sensory input. Volunteers evaluated 70 different surprise faces. Half of the faces were primed by fearful expressions and half by happy expressions. The prime faces -- with happy or fearful expressions -- were shown for 30 mi...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 25, 2007
...scuss the possibility of using oversight boards to monitor
research on potentially dangerous research projects; introducing ethical discussions into the classroom to sensitize undergraduate and graduate students to the possible misuse of scientific research, even their own; and the need for scientists to ada...
Military to study better pain relief in battle zones
... a military acute care facility, continuously monitor
the soldiers breathing and if needed, release a dr...lop sensors that the dendrimers will also carry to monitor
a soldiers respiration and trigger Naloxone release, or halt it, as needed. If the concept proves...
Insulin grown in plants relieves diabetes in mice; UCF study holds promise for humans
...tary relief, Daniell said. Diabetics still have to monitor
their blood and urine sugar levels. They have to inject themselves with insulin several times a day. Having a permanent solution for this, Im sure, would be pretty exciting. Though produced in lettuce, the insulin would be delivered to human patien...
Using stem cells to help heart attack victims
...tingham researchers are developing a new system to monitor
cardiomyocytes in real time as they differentiate ...animal testing. "A key part of the project is to monitor
the effects of different drugs on the cells, said Dr Denning. At present, only limited information i...
System to analyze beating heart stem cells could lead to heart attack treatments
...tingham researchers are developing a new system to monitor
cardiomyocytes in real time as they differentiate ... animal testing. A key part of the project is to monitor
the effects of different drugs on the cells. At present, only limited information is available on ho...
Prenatal stress keeps infants, toddlers up at night, study says
... OConnor said. However, more research is needed to monitor
this signaling pathway more closely, watching for biological hints as to why sleep and behavioral disturbances so often crop up together. In the meantime, pregnant women concerned about how their own mood-disturbance may harm their unborn babys sle...
Detecting transmissibility of avian influenza virus in human households
...t antiviral drugs. It is important to continuously monitor
the transmissibility of animal pathogens to and between humans. Obviously, for public health it is vital that such emerging secondary human-to-human transmission in the human population is detected as quickly as possible, says van Boven. This paper p...
Expert to provide update after 'worst tomato virus' hits California
...tson said. Plant pathologists are continuing to monitor
for the virus and ask all tomato growers, from backyard gardeners to commercial growers, to look for symptoms of the virus. A flyer showing symptoms of the virus is available at www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r783103311.html . If symptoms are detected, gro...
The UAB heads a European research project on proteases and pathological processes
...attached to the proteases. This will allow them to monitor
the proteases in tissue culture and live animals. The information obtained will then enable scientists to develop specific protease inhibitors....
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 11, 2007
...could substantially increase scientists ability to monitor
seabirds for contamination with polychlorinated bi... from living birds have sharply limited efforts to monitor
PCB levels. Blood sampling, for instance, requires trained personnel and subjects birds especially ...
Vaccine trials inject hope into koala's future
...ithin the first six months but we will continue to monitor
the koalas for 12 months to determine how long the vaccine stimulates an immune response in the koalas and whether or not a booster shot is required. "There is no danger that a koala without chlamydia will contract the disease from the vaccine." ...
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