Tag: "rapid" at biology news
Genetics play role in response to most common asthma drug
...onduct multiple, well-designed clinical trials for rapid
evaluation of new and existing therapeutic approaches to asthma and to disseminate laboratory and clinical findings to the healthcare community. The ACRN clinical centers that participated in this study are Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Me...
Deciphering an autism mystery
...tient," says Buxhoeveden, "suggesting an unusually rapid
early development like that seen in Down syndrome." Because the column units are smaller and more densely packed in these autistic brains, yet the brain size remains the same, the autistic brain appears to contain more of the proce...
New center to map DNA of key lab mice
...and human biomarkers, and encourage development of rapid
cell-based methods for comparing the effects of environmental exposures. By the third year, the Center will begin translating research findings to population analysis and to toxicology testing. These studies will also influence the development of cu...
Evidence that learning is consolidated during sleep
...For example, sleep consists of two major stages -- rapid
eye movement (REM) sleep and non rapid
eye movement (NREM) sleep. Evidence from animal studies of learning and sleep indicated that spatial...
Research to explore revolutionary gene sequencing: Threading the molecular needle
...ay to further develop a nanotechnology project for rapid
genetic profiling. The award is just one of seven given this year in NHGRI's "Revolutionary Genome Sequencing Technologies" grant program, which the Institute says is aimed at "the development of breakthrough technologies that will enable a human-si...
Hurricane Ivan helps student study sinkholes
...artz took advantage of Hurricane Ivan to measure a rapid
change in water movement under a sinkhole. "I went out before the hurricane and ran two transects (measurements from lines of electrodes) as a control. I left the electrodes in place then made four measurements as the storm moved through and afterwar...
US DHS sponsored evaluation confirms superior performance of Response Biomedical's RAMP anthrax test
...unced the Company's RAMP Anthrax Test is the only rapid
biological detection system to meet the new perfor...nce standards introduced by AOAC INTERNATIONAL for rapid
immunoassay-based anthrax detection systems. Following rigorous independent evaluation, funded by t...
Global warming: Informal networking is the key to a swift response
...mospheric CO2 levels has raised the possibility of rapid
global warming, but researchers at King's College ... communications system. "If we take the risk of rapid
climate change seriously we must be sure that organisations are able to change and adapt," says Dr M...
Old riverbed keeps chemicals from entering Ohio River
... In this case, an important reason for that rapid
response is the nature of the subsurface geology, ... from the major surface water source at which this rapid
linkage to the groundwater system breaks down? Krissek asked. Krissek has no connecti...
NIEHS to develop new RNAi library to help fight disease
...emicals, or other environmental stressors. "It's a rapid
and powerful new tool to augment more traditional and time-consuming methods to accomplish our goal of verifying disease pathways," Olden added. "We're very pleased to carry out this important work that will benefit the entire scientific community b...
Sex versus survival: A tradeoff at geographical range limits
...ovocative because they point to the possibility of rapid
reproductive evolution in other species at the nor...be able to move with changing climates, especially rapid
global warming caused by humans." Focusing on Decodon verticillatus, a dominant shrub in wetlands th...
Delays in cutting greenhouse gasses could harm environment
...increase; a fast, unchecked increase followed by a rapid
leveling; or a fast, unchecked increase that overshoots the target followed by a reduction down to the target. The researchers found that in the fast-rising and overshooting scenarios, some ecosystems would likely be stretched beyond their ability to...
Scientists achieve self-assembly of spider silk fiber in insect cells
...s that the protein ADF-4 makes it possible for the rapid
production of fiber, while the other protein, ADF-3, regulates production and prevents early fiber production, which could be fatal to the spider. The researchers are now hoping to be able to create conditions, which will make it possible to produce...
Census of Marine Life - Discoveries and Highlights 2004: Scientists add 4m+ records, 13,000 species
... Even in Europe and the best studied seas, the rapid
ongoing discovery of new marine species shows no end in sight, according to the world's first Census of Marine Life, a massive collaboration to catalog and map marine species worldwide involving hundreds of scientists in more than 70 countries. ...
Genetic discovery paves way to decode sense of smell in mammals
...We have established a system that should allow the rapid
identification of chemicals that stimulate olfactory neurons to provide a comprehensive understanding of the mammalian sense of smell." The research team included Harumi Saito, Momoka Kubota, Richard Roberts and Qiuyi Chi, all of Duke....
Scientists generate human islet precursor cells in culture
...tudy appears on-line today in Science Express, the rapid
publication web site of the journal Science. Insulin-producing beta cells exist in spherical clusters, called islets, in the pancreas. Research shows that beta cells are born, die, and are replaced by other beta cells throughout a person's lifetime,...
NIH makes award to UNC for Genome Fingerprint Scanning program
...s and distribution of the computing load to ensure rapid
response times. In addition, Giddings intends to enhance the GFS to extend its applicability to large, multi-exon genes. She also will make the program, developed on Unix under the Macintosh operating system, available for Linux, Microsoft Windows ...
Researchers reconstruct parts of the genome of a common mammalian ancestor
... demise of the dinosaurs. This species underwent a rapid
diversification, splitting into the evolutionary l...rticularly well for placental mammals, because the rapid
radiation of lineages after the time of the common ancestor produced many different versions of the ...
US trees affected by growing number of health concerns
...ulent disease that is killing butternut trees at a rapid
rate throughout their range in North America. Butternut canker is caused by a fungus that infects the trees through wounds or natural openings in the bark. Infections kill the inner bark and create dark-colored, elongate cankers (dead patches) on woo...
Global assessments of biodiversity argue for expansion of protected areas in key regions
...al community." The findings indicate "the need for rapid
action to mobilize significant new resources for the developing world's protected areas." ...
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