Tag: "unique" at biology news
Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of paper
... and can be printed like paper. The device is also unique
in that it can function as both a high-energy batt...d weighs the same as paper. The creation of this unique
nanocomposite paper drew from a diverse pool of disciplines, requiring expertise in materials scienc...
Interaction of just 2 genes governs coloration patterns in mice
...ork represents a first step into understanding how unique
patterns of fur color are produced via a simple interaction between genes." ...
Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research
...ction of the cells serve as queens, possessing the unique
ability to maintain themselves in an unspecialized state and seed new tumors. These cells can also divide and produce the worker cells that form the bulk of the tumor. These queens are cancer stem cells. Now the lab of Whitehead Member Robert Wein...
UK scientists working to help cut ID theft
... industry. Biometric recognition systems measure unique
behavioural or physical traits to recognise people. These can be as varied as iris images, fingerprints, the structure of veins in the hand, or even an individuals typing rhythm. Currently they are predominantly used in national government systems fo...
OHSU turns mouse into factory for human liver cells
...an bile, everything." The mice also retain their unique
traits for multiple generations, and each mouse can be implanted with human liver cells at least four times. Grompe estimates that each round of implantation can generate more than 20 million viable human liver cells. "We think we will have a real ...
Penguins march into new park
...llanic penguins, southern elephant seals and other unique
wildlife species. WCS also recently became the owner of Karukinka a protected area of over half a million acres in southern Chile on Tierra del Fuego a gift of Goldman Sachs in 2004 which contains some of the worlds last remaining wilderness areas ...
A unique arrangement for egg cell division
...l in the ovary. In a cell division process that is unique
to egg cells, half of the chromosomes are eliminated from the egg before it is fertilised. Using a powerful microscope, researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have now revealed how the molecular machinery functions that is ...
An early ape shows its hand
...e fossil may belong to an extinct ape with its own unique
locomotor behaviora special adaptation and unique
form of locomtion that left no modern descendants....
Other highlights in the Aug. 7 JNCI
...to their risk of death. Our data suggest that a unique
gene expression signature of noncancerous lung tissue and corresponding tumor tissue in lung [cancer] predicts metastasis and disease progression. These findings suggest that the lung tumor and its surrounding lung environment interact, the authors ...
Lost forest yields several new species
...eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has uncovered unique
forests which, so far, have been found to contain six animal species new to science: a bat, a rodent, two shrews, and two frogs. The forested regionincluding the Misotshi-Kabogo Forest (formerly Mt. Kabobo)and nearby Marunga Massif is located just we...
Taking a supplement of glycine helps prevent degenerative diseases such as arthrosis or osteoporosis
...e scientist from the CMI shows that collagen has a unique
structure with a right-handed triple superhelix in which the glycine represents a third of its residues. Mathematical analysis of the metabolic route of the synthesis of the glycine, developed by the research group to which Patricia de Paz belongs, d...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007
... and colleagues in Jordan point out that concretes unique
properties have made it the worlds most widely use...prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases to match the unique
genetic characteristics of each individual patient. In a review article scheduled for the August 3...
Pregnant mothers join search for causes of autism
...ding for and collaboration with the center to fund unique
autism research. When: Wednesday, August 8, at 10 a.m. PDT. Where: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. (Parking in adjacent lot 25 is free for vehicles displaying press credentials.) A map and directions are availa...
Gene variant is associated with brain anatomy, clinical course of ADHD
... allele [alternate form of a gene] may also have a unique
neuropsychological, clinical and pharmacological profile, although there remains considerable debate over the exact nature of this phenotype [characteristic], the authors write. Philip Shaw, M.D., Ph.D., of the National Institute of Mental Health, ...
Anthrax bacterium's deadly secrets probed
... only by non-pathogenic members. Secreted proteins unique
to the non-pathogenic bacteria have functions that...ive in their habitats, whereas almost all of those unique
to the pathogenic family members were of unknown function. The predicted secreted proteins from B...
Native fruits bear sweet antioxidants
...ned for its high antioxidant properties. Finding unique
food ingredients and flavours with health-promoting properties is a key market requirement these days, says research team leader, Food Science Australias Izabela Konczak. And, by encouraging growers to cultivate native fruits, we are also contributin...
New grants bolster efforts to generate faster and cheaper tools for DNA sequencing
...iagnosis, treatment and prevention to each persons unique
genetic profile. The new grants will fund eight...chnology development. "Each research team brings a unique
set of skills and expertise to solving difficult scientific and engineering problems." $1,000 Ge...
Penn researchers discover pathway that eliminates genetic defects in red blood cells
... Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered a unique
molecular pathway that detects and selectively eliminates defective messenger RNAs from red blood cells. Other such pathways known as surveillance pathways operate in a more general way, in many cell types. Knowing how this specific surveillance sy...
Gold nanoparticles may pan out as tool for cancer diagnosis
...ular probes," are fabricated so that their size is unique
to their target marker. That way, when nanorods bind to their marker, they "scatter," or disrupt light in a characteristic manner that researchers can then pair to the nanorod's dimensions, its antibody and the target cancer marker, which must be pre...
New UD tissue-engineering research focuses on vocal cords
...my of Engineering, is providing the project with a unique
testing capability, using a device he invented that can measure the mechanical properties, or elasticity, of tissue samples at human speech frequencies. Jia began working with Clifton a few years ago when she was a postdoctoral researcher and he was ...
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