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Society for Psychophysiology Research
... shown that high sensation-seekers prefer to watch movies
and action adventure television programs, whereas low sensation seekers say they prefer news and magazine programs. In this study, researchers compared the physiological responses of high and low sensation seekers during viewing of action news televi...
Time-lapse movies show brain cells move like a two-stroke engine
...ws. The Rockefeller scientists produced time-lapse movies
that show nerve cell migration in unprecedented cl...n the way it moves," says Hatten, whose time-lapse movies
first revealed this motion in 1987. With each step the cells travel a little more than a micron, or ...
New tool reveals secrets of migrating cells
...ment while keeping the intact organ alive and make movies
of migrating cells." With two-photon imaging, Witt and Robey identified thymus cells they dubbed beeliners moving nearly two centimeters - almost an inch - per hour, which is fast in the realm of cell movement. They think that these are cells that ha...
American Film Institute announces screenwriting workshop for scientists and engineers
... and engineers are often needed as consultants for movies
and television shows to help produce pictures and ...arned more about the business and craft of writing movies
they also had the opportunity to submit a draft of a screenplay and receive feedback from a professi...
Holographic movies show promise for medical, military applications
...es the first true, three-dimensional, holographic movies
are the brainchild of Dr. Harold "Skip" Garner, ... internal medicine at UT Southwestern. While such movies
will not be coming soon to a theater near you, they have earned Dr. Garner and his "holographic tele...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...odia are the small protrusions thatmake time-lapse movies
of dendritesworth watching. They serve as precursorsto dendritic spines and pioneer the developmentof dendritic arbors. This week,Andersen et al. examine the effects of cytoskeletalregulatory molecules on filopodialplasticity in Drosophila larvae. ...
New microscope allows scientists to track a functioning protein with atomic-level precision
...molecular genetics. The new device is like "adding movies
to stills in understanding enzyme action," he says. "This technical achievement will no doubt lead to new information about the molecular machinery that carries out basic cellular processes, particularly those related to replication, transcription an...
Stress interferes with problem-solving; Beta-blocker may help
...ies. The researchers juxtaposed two very different movies
"Saving Private Ryan" and "Shrek" to induce stress or set up a control condition before testing participants for verbal mental flexibility. "Performance on the tests was significantly impaired after the 'Saving Private Ryan' clip as compared to af...
Hearing loss from chemotherapy underestimated
... to learn lip reading, relish television shows and movies
with closed captioning, dread telephone calls and, ultimately, get a cochlear implant for his right ear. "The fact of the matter is I could put out the same quality of work everybody else could, but I needed a half hour longer," said Johnson, who dev...
Penguins waddle but they don't fall down, UH researchers say
...Small wonder they're featured in Coke commercials, movies
like "Madagascar" and "March of the Penguins" and children's toys galore. But one University of Houston professor is looking into a serious side of these ultra-cute creatures. Dozens of teeter-tottering penguins are the subjects of a research proj...
Scientists spot solitary stem cells in living bone marrow
...cells prefer a solitary life. "We took time-lapse movies
of sections from mouse leg bone as seen under a fluorescent microscope," says Douglas Engel, Ph.D., chair and professor of cell and developmental biology at the U-M Medical School, who is the corresponding author for the study. "They clearly show ind...
New Georgia Tech probe revolutionizes nano imaging
...ou probably wouldn't guess that it could help make movies
of molecules or measure physical and chemical prop...ions on the molecular scale, even translating into movies
of molecular interactions in real time. The research, funded by the National Science Foundation and ...
Mathematics in fact and fiction discussed at AAAS Annual Meeting
...impressed by NUMB3RS, notes that popular shows and movies
have spurred interest in science fields in the past, including an upsurge in interest in forensic science due to the success of the show CSI. "Surely almost anything that can improve the image of mathematics in the population at large deserves the su...
Coma misrepresented in movies
...iew of U.S. and foreign movies, only two out of 30 movies
with characters in prolonged comas showed a reason...rooming and tanned complexions. All but one of the movies
showed the comatose person only with closed eyes, when in reality people in comas often have their e...
Nano probe may open new window into cell behavior
...mode, the SMS probe could create images similar to movies
of cell biochemical activities with high spatial and temporal resolution. The SMS probe can be readily integrated with the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) or other scanning probes, and can not only image biochemical activity but also monitor the chan...
Forsyth scientists develop system for automated analysis of behavior
... and automatically produces both QuickTime digital movies
of each animal's chamber and a data file from which one can easily compute time spent in each area of the dish, average movement, etc. By running a given protocol in this device, a researcher can gather data for many days without any involvement on...
Thermal imaging shatters arousal gender gap myth
...d a montage of material from pornography to horror movies
to The Best of Mr. Bean to Canadian tourism travelogues to provide a base of control data. During the arousal experiment, the male and female subjects watched separate sexually explicit films procured from the Kinsey Institute and determined to be se...
Movies reveal that the process of insulating nerves is surprisingly dynamic
...f Vanderbilt researchers has successfully produced movies
that provide the first direct view of the initial stage of this process: the period when the cells that ultimately produce the myelin sheathing spread throughout the developing nervous system. The results were published online in the journal Nature N...
Fighting like a girl or boy determined by gene in fruit flies
...olate, Kravitz said. The flies are videotaped. The movies
are replayed in slow motion to record each move and countermove. "Ed has systematically developed reproducibly aggressive behavior in flies and paved the way for serious analysis," said Laurie Tompkins, program director at the National Institute of...
Together, biological membranes prevail
...s approach, the researchers could obtain real-time movies
of fusion events single vesicles and uncovered various intermediates and pathways during the fusion reaction. The different fates of liposomes subsequent to fusion were also dissected at the level of single-fusion events. The results of the study was...