Tag: "smart" at biology news
Indo-Pacific coral reefs disappearing more rapidly than expected
...er job of developing technologies and implementing smart
policies that will offset climate change, Bruno said. We can also work on mitigating the effects of other stressors to corals including nutrient pollution and destructive fishing practices. Although reefs cover less than one percent of the ocean g...
New target for HIV/AIDS drugs and vaccine discovered
... suitable drugs able to block the activity of this smart
protein. Quaranta added, An exciting possibility is the design of a vaccine including a mutated Nef protein unable to assist the virus in the control of its host. The research findings also raise another intriguing possibility: Nef proteins may be ...
...ing the pH value. Possible applications for such smart
surface pairs include microelectromagnetic components (actuators), components for microfluidic systems, or carriers for pharmacological agents that could release their cargo under specific physiological conditions....
Flexible electronics could find applications as sensors, artificial muscles
...developing stretchable electronics and sensors for smart
surgical gloves and hemispherical electronic eye imagers," he added. The team of researchers has been successful in fabricating thin ribbons of silicon and designing them to bend, stretch and compress like an accordion without losing their ability ...
Building green made easier with new roadmap
Looking to build with an environmentally smart
and friendly approach? A University of Oregon professor has pooled virtually all available resources, including color images and diagrams, to help a designer pursue both passive and energy-efficient strategies. The book The Green Studio Handbook: ...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 21, 2007
...lor on demand Chemists in Seattle are developing smart
sunglasses that will allow the wearer to instantly...tement of the future, they said. The lenses of the smart
sunglasses feature a unique type of electrochromic polymer that has the ability to change levels of ...
Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest
...alth perspective, you may also argue that it's the smart
thing to do, because densely settled areas are particularly vulnerable to the transmission of waterborne diseases. But from an ethical perspective, such a strategy is untenable."...
Natural antibiotics yield secrets to atom-level imaging technique
... leaving healthy host cells alone. "They're like smart
bombs," Ramamoorthy said. "We'd like to exploit th...e can do that, we need to understand how these AMP smart
bombs interact with membranes to destroy bacteria. We need to know how they're shaped before, during...
Sustainability forum speakers include ex-governor
..., FLA.Florida Institute of Technology will address smart
growth and environmental sustainability at its fourth international, interdisciplinary forum, "Sustainable Pathways: New Research and Practices," March 6-7 on campus. "The forum will focus on practical solutions to emerging sustainability issues from...
Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky will discuss stress, health, Feb. 17 at AAAS meeting
...uch spare time on their hands. "Primates are super smart
and organized just enough to devote their free tim... your health. So, essentially, we've evolved to be smart
enough to make ourselves sick." A professor of biological sciences and of neurology and neurologic...
US needs to plan for climate change-induced summer droughts
...tive groundwater and surface water management, and smart
desalination." One purpose of the AAAS symposium was to draw attention to the increases in water stress associated with climate change in the western U.S. and what needs to be done about it, said Oregon State University's Coakley. "To achieve sust...
Study helps explain why botulinum toxin is so deadly
... "Only goes where it can be effective. It's like a smart
A molecular condom against AIDS
... an assistant professor of bioengineering. "It's a smart
molecular condom because we designed this gel to release anti-HIV drugs when the gel comes into contact with semen during intercourse." "The ultimate hope for this technology is to protect women and their unborn or nursing children from the AIDS vi...
Report outlines funding to conserve half of Massachusetts's land
...ystem services and regulatory reform to facilitate smart
growth. The new report's authors are James N. Le...litate limited cluster development consistent with smart
growth objectives; and bundling land conservation projects to defragment the landscape and expand fu...
SNM: Exploring molecular imaging potential
...very vehicles to deliver gene therapy to patients, smart
contrast agents, target-specific optical agents and cell-based (stem cell) imaging therapy. Drug development: The appropriate use of molecular imaging in drug discovery and development could significantly speed up the development process and sav...
Ossur recognized with Frost & Sullivan 2006 Innovative Technology Award
...Technology product, the RHEO KNEE TM , a system so smart
it automatically adapts to the wearer's walking style and environment, learning continuously until it reaches optimal efficiency. The 2006 award honors Ossur's entire and expanded Bionic Technology platform that now includes two additional ground-bre...
Researchers report initial success in promising approach to prevent tooth decay
...aniofacial Research report they have created a new smart
anti-microbial treatment that can be chemically programmed in the laboratory to seek out and kill a specific cavity-causing species of bacteria, leaving the good bacteria untouched. The experimental treatment, reported online in the journal Antimi...
Senior academic officers oppose 'public access' legislation
...es the publisher peer review process, and is not a smart
use of funds that could be better used for research. Scientific publishers, in collaboration with academic institutions, scientists, and libraries, have been at the forefront of innovations that have improved and continue to improve access to rese...
Ossur takes another giant step in prosthetic technology
...e is the RHEO KNEE TM, the award-winning system so smart
it automatically adapts to the wearer's walking style and environment, learning continuously until it reaches optimal efficiency. The other is the POWER KNEE TM, the world's first motor-powered knee. This advanced bionic prosthesis replaces true mus...
ACS Weekly PressPac -- June 26, 2006
... ACS journal Macromolecules . Kim's group terms smart
cellulose "electroactive paper" (EAPap), a chemica...-insect robots, flapping wings for flying objects, smart
wallpaper, micro electro-mechanical systems and so on," the authors state. ARTICLE #1 "Discovery...
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