Tag: "process" at biology news
Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
...c carbon produced each year in the sea and in the process
use carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. And they are an important food source for many other marine organisms. Scientists would like to better understand how these organisms react to changes in sea temperatures, the amount of light penetrating the oc...
New therapy for specific form of leukemia
... the cell − in the case of ABL1, this is the process
of cell division. It is crucial that kinases funct...#8722; stimulating cell growth unremittingly. This process
leads to an uncontrolled growth of immature white blood cells and thus to T-ALL. With these findings...
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...atment, and develop an industrial-scale flow-based process
for quantum dot production at significantly increa...Develop novel catalysts and an integrated reaction process
for low-temperature, low-pressure direct conversion of methane in stranded gas fields to methanol. ...
Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules
...olecules, the nuclear receptors initiate a complex process
that results in gene expression. Because these receptors play a vital role in controlling cellular response to these small molecules, scientists have been attempting to understand them and solve their molecular structures with a goal of creating ph...
Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection
...vation of osteoclasts and helps keep the bone loss process
in check. Amgen developed AMG 162 to mimic the effects of OPG, enhancing the body's own process
to specifically inhibit the effects of RANK Ligand. Observations from pre-clinical studies confirm...
College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work
...all "bio barcode amplified detection systems." The process
has a simple goal: to find miniscule amounts of microscopic biological materials. Because their invention is so much more sensitive and precise than previous types of tests, it could be used to detect chemical signs of Alzheimer's disease, Mad Cow ...
How roots control plant shoots
... our study shows we shouldn't." Manipulating the process
someday might allow scientists to genetically engineer crops and other plants to be more productive in dry conditions for example, so that crops could keep producing abundant leaves in a drought by irrigating them while overriding the genetic signal...
Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection
...ne response. A better understanding of the disease process
that occurs with smallpox infection will aid in the development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. "Aside from the technical accomplishments, what's notable about these studies is the collaboration between multiple agencies--including the Depa...
New Stanford center probes nanoscale material
...partment, for example, has developed a wafer-scale process
for fabricating carbon nanotubes on the end of silicon atomic force microscope (AFM) tips, which among other advantages allows for much higher spatial resolution in imaging. He will collaborate with other CPN researchers to adapt this technique for a...
Daphne Koller named MacArthur Fellow
...lways comes as a big surprise, since the selection process
is confidential and no notification is given to fellows until final selections are made. Koller's research tackles questions of how complex information with high levels of uncertainty can be approached using algorithms, probabilistic modeling and...
Dying cells encourage neighbors to grow
...t apoptotic cells that are allowed to complete the process
of dying also secrete the growth-stimulating signals. The researchers conclude that apoptotic cells actively induce compensatory proliferation by activating growth-associated signaling pathways and secreting molecules that promote growth in surro...
Research out this week helps us understand basics of how neurons communicate
...he entry of calcium into cells is a very important process
that allows muscles to contract, the heart to beat... in helping us understand more about the important process
of communication between nerve cells, Dr. Harkins said. "It gives us a basic understanding of how so...
NIH funds first nationaL SNP genotyping center at Broad Institute
...When fully operational, the center will be able to process
from 200 million to as many as billions of genotyp...du , which will contain details on the application process
later this fall. Stacey Gabriel, Ph.D., the new center's principal investigator and director, curren...
Protein energy profiles offer clues about amyloids
...are prone to misfold and at what point the folding process
is likely to break down. The research could suppor...me." Basic thermodynamics dictates that the entire process
of protein folding can be seen as the systematic progression of the unfolded protein into its lowest...
New biosensor rapidly detects deadly foodborne pathogen
...iter of fluid, Geng said. The tests also rely on a process
known as "enrichment," which occurs when a sample ...ls present to multiply. The enrichment process
increases the concentration of cells present, making it possible for today's sensors to detect their...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ion about treatment options during the prescribing process
are a possible solution to rising prescription costs. In a retrospective cohort study using a pharmacy claims database, researchers found that physicians using an electronic prescribing system with computerized decision support had significantly lowe...
NIH awards Emory and Georgia Tech $10 million for partnerships in cancer nanotechnology
... We are very enthusiastic about being part of the process
to move this technology from the laboratory to the bedside in the fight against cancer." "The State of Georgia is breaking new ground," said Governor Sonny Perdue. "As we foster greater collaboration among our fine universities ...
Marine Biological Laboratory summer investigator wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
...em of regulated protein degradation, a fundamental process
that influences key cellular events such as the ce... go about discarding proteins, and the impact that process
has on disease. More than twenty-five years ago, Avram Hershko took a road less traveled in scien...
Brain circuit may permit scientists to eavesdrop on memory formation
...d Schuman. "Either we had selectively impaired the process
of converting short-term memories into long-term m...eir short-term memory into a long-term memory -- a process
also called consolidation." "If this really was a process
of memory consolidation, it implies that t...
Viruses found in untreated city water
...water is pure because it is filtered simply by the process
of passing through the soil, but that isn't always the case," said Mark Borchardt, Ph.D., the study's lead investigator and a scientist in MCRF's National Farm Medicine Center. "Understanding viruses in groundwater is a research priority among drinki...
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