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Immune system in a bottle could help prevent flu vaccine shortage

...ge (i.e. differentiation). Kotov's team didn't use robotics or complicated computer set-ups to make the scaffolds. Instead, they used heat and gel to make a simple mold. First, they infiltrated the crystal with sol gel. When the gel hardened in the channels between the spheres, scientists heated the crystal t...

Studies in Royal Society journals include stress in birds and depletion of medieval fish stocks

...nce in dark or smoky environments; the benefits to robotics of reproducing this system are clear. Previously, it has not been understood how the whisker and follicle transform stimuli into nerve impulses, so we have built a computer model of these parts, the first of its kind, and validated it against observa...

The shapes of life

...rotein structure determination. He noted that some robotics and automated tools have been refined and are now marketed by companies for general structural biology applications. As the PSI pilot centers have put automated structure determination pipelines in place, the number of protein structures they have ...

Bipedal bots to star at AAAS media briefing

...h one researcher exploring how the new approach to robotics can aid development of increasingly energy-efficient prosthetic devices. "This is a perfect example of a single concept yielding benefits in a variety of fields, including medicine," says NSF program officer Gil Devey, an NSF expert on disabilities ...

Bayer donates equipment to Children's Hospital, Oakland for infectious disease research

...tion and testing, nucleic acid analysis, pipetting robotics and high precision cell characterization. Also included with the gift are standard equipment needed for routine laboratory functions: microscopes, centrifuges, pipettors, electronic scales and power supplies. "The equipment will allow us to study int...

Octopuses occasionally stroll around on two arms, UC Berkeley biologists report

...avior," said Full. "The wonderful thing about soft robotics is that it's infinitely adaptable, unlike the few degrees of freedom of rigid robots." Huffard first noticed the coconut octopus, Octopus marginatus, dancing along the sand in 2000, while helping a film crew obtain octopus footage off the island of S...

Penn receives $9.5 mllion NIH grant to create center for molecular discovery

...inary exercise, involving engineers with skills in robotics from Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, chemists from Penn's School of Arts and Sciences and biomedical researchers from Penn's School of Medicine. "The integration across Penn's campus is enhanced by its connectivity with the othe...

National Academies Keck Futures Initiative to co-sponsor life engineering symposium

... scientists and electrical engineers will describe robotics based on biological systems, and speakers will explore legal and ethical issues surrounding synthetic biology. There is no registration fee to attend the symposium, but participants need to register at http://qb3.org/lifeengineering.htm . Funded b...

MIT develops 'Anklebot' for stroke patients

...ovement. "This heralds a transition of therapeutic robotics from research to practice, similar to when compute...abilitation medicine is practiced, and therapeutic robotics is at center stage."The focus of the new center is to accelerate the pace of this revolution using a...

$25 million NIH grant funds new technologies for rapid mass screening of radiation exposure

... advanced, high-speed automated image analysis and robotics to quickly examine tissue samples (e.g., a fingerstick of blood) for quantitative indicators of radiation exposure (e.g., fragments of DNA; DNA repair complexes). Project 2: Molecular Screening Design and construction of a small, inexpensive, easil...

Robot exhibition to highlight WTEC international study of robotics

...bots and their creators for a showcase of advanced robotics technology from across the nation. The robotic exh...nternational Study of Robotics, a two-year look at robotics research and development in the United States, Japan, Korea, and Western Europe. Sponsored by NSF, t...

Robo-rodent gets 'touchy-feely'

...like this will be a major area in neuroscience and robotics research in the future," says Dr Andreas K. Engel, professor at the University Medical Centre Hamburg and coordinator of the AMouse project. It will help develop robots that can evolve and it will also teach us much about human cognition. "We can stu...

Robots manipulating animal behaviour

...with emerging European research such as collective robotics and FET-funded projects such as Swarmbots. "We believe farming in Europe can only survive if is associated with high technology," he adds, pointing to a potential increase in competitiveness and a decrease in costs. "A robot interacting with animals,...

In undersea habitat, aquanauts learn about teamwork and task performance for the moon and Mars

...ed remote surgical techniques, worked with medical robotics and prepared for extra-vehicular activities (EVA), their interaction with each other and with NEEMO's Mission Control was filmed and recorded. "We're interested in seeing how they reacted to challenges, made decisions and solved problems, but the mos...

Controlling robots that search for Mars life

..., says Reinhold Bertrand," a planning engineer and robotics expert at ESOC. "ExoMars will require a change in culture; we have to 'let the child walk on its own' while we develop a truly interdisciplinary operations concept."...

Carnegie Mellon, Pitt receive $15 million from NSF to found center to improve quality of life

...said Kanade, one of the world's leading experts in robotics and computer vision. "If the technology we develop at the QoLT ERC can delay the need to send people from their homes to assisted-living or nursing facilities by even one month, we can save our nation $1.2 billion annually. We need to apply the same ...

Top researcher-educators receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

...e. Bers has designed technology tools ranging from robotics to collaborative learning environments and from st...age processing and fields such as computer vision, robotics and medicine. His students receive hands-on experience with a processing system for human language, ...

16 outstanding researchers receive Singapore's highest honor in science and technology

...ional genomics and systems biology, and biomedical robotics engineering early in their research career. These...logical University "For his research on biomedical robotics engineering" Annex A National Science & Technology Medal 2006 Dr Sydney Brenner Distinguished Pr...

NJIT awarded $1.1M NSF grant to change way inner-city students learn

...s that we are merging the specialties of medicine, robotics and information technology. As the youngsters build with the Lego kits, they will learn in a hands-on way how to solve engineering problems. They will also apply principles in physics, mathematics, information technology and more." Currently in NJ...

'Electric' fish shed light on ways the brain directs movement

...ct of picking up a cup of coffee. Using tools from robotics and neuroscience, two Johns Hopkins University researchers have found some tantalizing clues in an unlikely mode of motion: the undulations of tropical fish. Their findings, published in the January 31 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, shed new...

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