Tag: "quality" at biology news
Scientists achieve self-assembly of spider silk fiber in insect cells
...ain aspects even exceed -- the chemical resistance quality
of the spider-created fiber. The scientists believe that that the variability in the behavior of the proteins they produced as compared to what occurs in nature shows a high level of sophistication in the spider fibers. It seems that the protein ADF...
Census of Marine Life - Discoveries and Highlights 2004: Scientists add 4m+ records, 13,000 species
...countries returned with unprecedented quantity and quality
of video footage captured by remotely operated submersibles, sonar data showing deep donuts of plankton ten km wide, and photographs of many probable new species among 80,000 specimens collected. Arctic Ocean Work began using modern sonar d...
Scientists name world's whiffiest cheese
...ould be a useful tool for cheese characterisation, quality
control and authenticity testing in the future. The smelliest cheeses were washed rind cheeses. There was no obvious correlation between the age of the selected cheeses and smelliness, nor type of milk origin, although cows' milk cheeses did dominat...
Obesity gets you where you live, UH study finds
...ng is suggested in a study on the availability and quality
of produce in high-income versus low-income urban ... access to supermarkets and grocery stores and the quality
and quantity of produce available was higher than those found in low-income neighborhoods. The...
Science to restore the nation's ecosystems
...ulfur contamination represents a significant water quality
issue for Everglades' restoration. Near canal wate...Location: Poster & Exhibit Area. We describe water quality
of the interior and perimeter marshes of the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and the significan...
Study urges caution in contaminant source tracking
...acking study results should always be supported by quality
control data. Interpretation of the results can be supported by multiple lines of evidence, such as land use data and presence of wastewater chemicals such as caffeine, when pointing to sources of contamination. Both the client and the analyzing la...
New approach studying protein structure could advance drug development
...in data collection and analysis. Furthermore, high quality
crystal structures are tough to attain, and only a limited number of proteins have documented crystal structures of the protein with and without a ligand present. "There is no other technique like this out there," said co-author Diane Rodi from Ar...
Encouraging results from validation study of trial of personalized treatment in breast cancer
... This could have substantial impact on the overall quality
of life for many women with breast cancer by reducing side effects, and also the associated health care costs. "We are very excited that we may have a chance to reduce over-treatment in early breast cancer", said Dr. Piccart. " We are looking ...
Europe's fishermen should have marine 'stewardship' role, says study
... the North Sea is a necessity, both to enhance the quality
of management decisions, and to ensure compliance with fisheries regulations." Dr Jake Rice, chief scientist of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), and a member of the FEP's steering group, said: "This is a very import...
NASA's aura satellite sheds new light on air quality and ozone hole
...s, Washington. "Clean air is a vital need, and air quality
is not merely a local issue. Pollutants do not res...state or national boundaries. They can degrade air quality
far from their sources. Aura's view from space enables us to understand the long-range transport of ...
Lilly Endowment gives Indiana University $53 million for life sciences
...rateful to the Lilly Endowment for recognizing the quality
of our life sciences research program and investing in its bold expansion." Lilly Endowment Vice President for Education Sara B. Cobb said, "This forward-looking initiative will significantly advance Lilly Endowment's efforts to build the intellectu...
VA patients get better chronic, preventive care than similar US adults
... both study populations. The study compared the quality
of outpatient and inpatient care between a nationa...ted States. It assessed 348 clinical indicators of quality
for the 26 acute and chronic conditions such as urinary tract infections, diabetes, asthma, high blo...
Inexpensive, mass-produced genes at core of synthetic biology advances at UH
...efore yield profound benefits for human health and quality
of life. "The technology developed by Dr. Gao and her collaborators has the potential to make research that many of us could only dream about both plausible and cost effective," said Stuart Dryer, chair of the department of biology and biochemistry...
Ocean colour satellites guide research ship through South Pacific's watery desert
...properties, BIOSOPE results promise to improve the quality
of the algorithms applied to raw satellites to produce final ocean colour products. Now the cruise has ended, water and phytoplankton samples frozen in liquid nitrogen have been distributed for more detailed study by international laboratories, in pa...
Shedding feathers early may enhance sex appeal, new songbird study shows
...ted. A key indicator of the songbirds' health and quality
is the concentration of carotenoid in the feathers, which causes orange-red light to be reflected in their feathers. Physiological stress during molting can reduce carotenoid deposits in the feathers. "Studies of other bird species have shown that fe...
UCSD discovery shows how embryonic stem cells perform 'quality control' inspections
...hanism that allows embryonic stem cells to perform quality
control inspections during their self-renewal, the process by which these cells undergo unlimited cellular division to produce an unlimited number of daughter cells," says Yang Xu, an associate professor of biology at UCSD who headed the research tea...
Federal/private partners launch resource for diabetic kidney disease gene studies
...ying information. "This study is of exceptional quality
and offers a unique opportunity for genetic resear... Gathering information and samples of the kind, quality
and quantity that individual researchers alone would be unable to collect, GoKinD provides a rich me...
Urban ecology study witnessing the birth of a 'designer ecosystem'
...f the urban ecosystem on numerous fronts. From air quality
to birds and bugs and plants to water quality
and usage, to landscaping choices, climate, economics, zoning, pets we are considering everything th...
Melanoma treatment lesson
...hat the life of the patient would be extended. The quality
of life would also be enhanced with this new treatment. This has been demonstrated through trials over many years, starting with mice and, currently, in vitro trials are being undertaken with human cells. Positive results have been achieved in all ...
'Old-fashioned' gonad capsule simple and effective for blocking radiation to testes from MDCT scan
... employed, and the continuous improvement of image quality
has meant a dramatic increase in radiation dose to the patient," said Christian Hohl, MD, lead author of the study. "There are several attempts to cope with the increasing dose during MDCT, but most of them are complex and expensive. The aim of this...
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