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Archerfish tune their shots to universal properties of prey adhesion

...her than altering the initial release pressure and speed of the shot. This turns out to be the most efficie...y doubles the energetic cost of the shot; doubling speed of the shot would require quadrupled energetic cost....

Images develop clinical applications for new DESI technology

... which is commonly used in biological sciences, to speed and simplify the time-consuming and labor-intensive analytical process, Ifa said. Mass spectrometry works by first turning molecules into ions, or electrically charged versions of themselves, so they have mass and can be detected and analyzed. The D...

Researchers develop technologies to devour food pathogens

...quipment. "This would be very helpful, as it could speed up the sterilization process and eliminate the heat energy currently used for such processes." Previous results have shown the gas to be highly effective at killing microbial pathogens. The largest obstacle remaining is optimizing the system to disp...

NHGRI aims to make DNA sequencing faster, more cost effective

... of grant awards totaling more than $13 million 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. "There has been significant progress over the last several years to develop faster and ...

Breakthrough by MUHC researcher has major implications

...d in 20 percent of LCA patients will significantly speed up the genetic testing process for blind children. From a therapeutic viewpoint, this discovery adds another pathway for possible therapeutic manipulation and paves the way for a human gene replacement trial of a related LCA gene (RPE65) in early 200...

Ghengis Khan wonder berry could conquer heart disease

... The key to their success is using continuous high speed centrifugation (spinning) to separate the juice and the solid sludge....

New study aims to stop sepsis in its tracks

...al major organs. "The goal of this project is to speed recovery, increase survival rates, and improve the long-term quality of life for those who have had sepsis," said NIGMS Director Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D. One of the major challenges is to recognize sepsis when it starts. That's because in its early st...

Research could lead to dramatic improvement in scanning for serious diseases

...present instruments do not have the sensitivity or speed to do this but using the latest research into measurement techniques and data analysis could improve the sensitivity of the machinery by 100 times or more. This could, in turn, allow some images to be recorded 10,000 times faster, or with 10,000 time...

Fire ant-attacking fly spreading rapidly in Texas

...ll the time," says Gilbert, "and now they can help speed up the spread of phorid flies on purpose by moving ants containing phorid eggs." The new flytraps will help BFL researchers identify where the latest phorid hotspots exist so that landowners can know where to bring fire ants from their property. ...

Research aims for more efficiency in harvest and handling

...sure and high temperature environments are used to speed the process. Farmers may be able to pre-treat the corn stover themselves, right on their farm. The idea is a new one, but it has tremendous potential. The wet corn stover in silos could provide a great opportunity for producers to add value at t...

How nature tinkers with the cellular clock

...ughout evolution. What is really surprising is the speed at which these regulatory systems evolve. We are talking about roughly 100 million years for a big change. On the timescale of evolution this is incredibly fast for such a central process." To have a safety net when temporal control at the gene level...

Beauty and the brain

... easy for the brain to process (as measured by the speed with which people are able to categorize what it i... was controlled when, that is, the categorization speed was factored out of the equation much of the relationship between closeness to prototype and attrac...

NIH funds Berkeley Lab research on defense against radiological attack

... initiative announced in 2005, NIAID is working to speed the development of a series of products that can b...ctment provided federal agencies with new tools to speed research on medical countermeasures to protect Americans against chemical, biological, radiological ...

Acorda announces positive Phase 3 Fampridine-SR study in people with multiple sclerosis

... 25-Foot Walk (p The average increase in walking speed over the treatment period compared to baseline was...ts experienced a consistent improvement in walking speed with Fampridine-SR than with placebo, and this was accompanied by a reduction in the degree of disab...

Breakthrough offers new tool for studying degenerative disease

... an important breakthrough that could dramatically speed research on everything from Lou Gehrig's Disease t...ll enable labs all over the world to significantly speed up their work on the basic causes and processes of many diseases, including ALS, arthritis, diabetes...

Groundbreaking study by Field Museum scientists explains mane variation in lions

...ear the equator is delayed, and that the "rate" or speed at which a mane develops in lions from those regions is slower on average than that of the more familiar lions living in the cooler, higher altitudes of the greater Serengeti ecosystem and elevated plains extending northward, such as the Athi/Kapiti ...

Heavy drinking can hasten the progression of the simian immunodeficiency virus disease

...se status. Dr. Bagby's research suggests that the speed of progression of AIDS at least for alcohol users is in part set by past and current drinking very early on in the disease. This tells us that we need to get HIV+ alcohol users into treatment much earlier in order to reduce their alcohol use." Fo...

Crickets on Hawaiian Island develop silent wings in response to parasitic attack

.... "While we were surprised by the extraordinary speed at which the mutation spread, what is more interesting is that, ordinarily, you would expect such a change in wing morphology to quickly disappear, because males couldn't attract mates," Zuk said. "Instead, the behavior of the flatwings allows them ...

At the core

...f the same cores without disturbing them, and at a speed and measurement resolution previously unimaginable. What normally would take weeks or months of laboratory time can now be done within a few hours," said Peterson. Data collected from each scan are transferred directly to computers in his lab for ana...

Evolutionary software to be released free of charge

...mework," the researchers write. "This approach can speed up research by revealing unproductive tasks in advance or by exposing new paths through the introduction of distant but related data."...

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