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Floating and spiky

...al simulations investigating the influence of flow speed on adhesion revealed that the faster the flow of the liquid, the faster the cells find their adhesion partners as the cell can scan a larger area. The researchers then varied the density of the patches and established that beyond a threshold value of...

SNM: Exploring molecular imaging potential

...drug discovery and development could significantly speed up the development process and save millions of health care dollars. Molecular imaging techniques are already being used in receptor occupancy studies and with transgenic animal models to validate drug development. In clinical trials, molecular imagi...

Helping muscle regenerate

...n and suggests two molecules with the potential to speed up the regeneration of damaged muscle as promising drug targets for new therapies against muscle wasting. We don't realise it when it is working fine, but our muscle is an intricate system that depends on a well regulated balance of protein productio...

The power behind insect flight: Researchers reveal key kinetic component

...mutations in proteins that detrimentally alter the speed at which heart muscle fibers contract. Since inse...osphate release rate contributes to setting muscle speed in fast muscle types from other species," according to Swank....

Two national diabetes-related initiatives coordinated by MCG bioinformatics expert

...e president for research. "Dr. McIndoe's work will speed the process of understanding the complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors in the development of human diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases by enabling investigators across the nation to collaborate more efficiently...

Lehigh scientist receives NHGRI grant to streamline, expand use of genome sequencing

...nd of $13 million in grants, which were awarded to speed the development of innovative sequencing technologies that reduce the cost of DNA sequencing and expand the use of genomics in medical research and health care. A team led by Vezenov will apply force spectroscopy a technique used to measure intermo...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Oct. 18, 2006

...ts are reporting discovery of an additive that can speed up the formation of methane hydrates. Those strange substances have sparked excitement about their potential as a new energy resource and a deep freeze to store greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. Methane hydrates are literally ice that burns fr...

New biologic treatment for tennis elbow may replace surgery for chronic sufferers

...ity to heal itself," says Mishra. "All we did was speed the process by taking blood from a different area, concentrating it, and putting it back into an area where there was relatively poor blood supply to help repair the damage."...

New biochip helps study living cells, may speed drug development

...technology. In the near term, the biochip could speed scientific research, which could accelerate drug development for muscle and nerve disorders like epilepsy and help create more productive crop varieties. "Instead of doing one experiment per day, as is often the case, this technology is automated ...

Scientists identify switch for brain's natural anti-oxidant defense

...s into action. "With this mechanism, the body can speed up mitochondrial formation and at the same time suppress the creation of reactive oxygen species, which are known to be terribly damaging to the cell," explains Spiegelman, who is also a professor of cell biology at Harvard Medical School. In this re...

High tech detectives screen thousands of genes, proteins to solve puzzle of lung disease

...s in little more than a blink of an eye. This high speed technology has already produced advances in the understanding of disease, including lung disease, and the already blistering pace is picking up. To take stock of this quickly changing field, scientists and doctors will gather at The American Physio...

MIT designs portable 'lab on a chip'

...e used in traditional chemistry or biology labs to speed up processes such as DNA testing or screening for the presence of certain antigens. Only tiny amounts of reactants would be needed, and experiments could be done more rapidly and efficiently. "Instead of a thousand people pouring test tube A into t...

Nerve cell software keeps track of brain change

...ds can," Dr Vallotton says. "This improvement will speed the progress of brain research research which is becoming increasingly urgent in a world where tens of millions of people suffer neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's." HCA-Vision was developed by CSIRO's Biotech Imaging team w...

Structure of enzyme offers treatment clues for diabetes, Alzheimer's

...ey suggest ways to develop drugs that could either speed up or slow down this ubiquitous enzyme's activity....is suggests that the rate-limiting step may be the speed at which the enzyme can reopen and then clamp down on a new morsel rather than the time it takes to ...

Most important actors in the growth process of neurons identified

...rted into signals that determine the direction and speed of an axon's growth, three things can happen: the axon can grow further, pull back, or change direction. Therefore, axon growth is a process that consists of several components: growth of the axon, orientation, recognition of objectives, and finally ...

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

... technology. His research work contributed to the speed enhancement of electronic devices, and more partic...th new techniques of improving performance such as speed and power consumption. His team was also the first in the world to incorporate a new material compr...

Nanoparticle assembly enters the fast lane

UPTON, NY -- The speed of nanoparticle assembly can be accelerated with the assistance of the molecule that carries life's genetic instructions, DNA, a team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory recently found. Nanoparticles, part...

Teenager moves video icons just by imagination

.... There are lots of levels of play, reflecting the speed at which the aliens descend. The Washington University subject mastered the first two levels of play, using just his imagination. Here's how: The teenager, a patient at St. Louis Children's Hospital, had a grid atop his brain to record brain surf...

Genetic Association Information Network announces genotyping awards for 6 common diseases

...ng genetic differences between the two groups will speed up the development of new methods to prevent, diagnose, treat and even cure common conditions. The Genetic Association Information Network is a unique public-private partnership involving the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Pfizer, Inc., of Ne...

Longer-lived rodents have lower levels of thyroid hormone

...s cold, for example, its body converts T4 to T3 to speed metabolism and warm the body, he explained. "Mice strains that exhibit extended longevity tend to have lower thyroid hormone concentrations than shorter living strains," the authors wrote. "Significant declines in thyroid hormone correlate well wit...

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(Date:10/29/2014)... have been blamed for increasing the risk of ... family history of schizophrenia, are widely accepted. Others, ... a parasite transmitted by soil, undercooked meat and ... A new study by Gary Smith, professor of ... Pennsylvania,s School of Veterinary Medicine, used epidemiological modeling ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... number of chemicals from household and industrial products are ... bodies. But for most of them, scientists have yet ... taken the first step toward doing that by estimating ... new method is published in the ACS journal ... and colleagues note that the risks to human health ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... on September 19, 2014, leading geneticist and humanitarian Prof. ... Sciences and Medicine at the University of Washington in ... Aviv University, was awarded the 2014 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement ... honorary degree from TAU, Prof. King was the 2012-2013 ... for the past 18 years she has been the ...
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