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New guide to tropical seedlings: Essential to climate change research

... Research Institute in Panama. Garwood's guide greatly simplifies the process of identifying ... Richly illustrated by Margaret Tebbs, the guide includes descriptions of nearly 3,000 species in ... and across the globe," said Rubinoff. "This first guide to tropical forest seedlings will be an essential ...

Trio of signals converge to induce liver and pancreas cell development in the embryo

... - Understanding the molecular signals that guide early cells in the embryo to develop into ... and FGF signaling pathways turn on genes that guide cells to ultimately become pancreas or liver ... proteins. The regulatory proteins, in turn, guide the cells to become a liver cell or a pancreas ...

Crustacean shell with polyester creates mixed-fiber material for nerve repair

... strength of the synthetic polymer. "A nerve guide requires very strict conditions. It needs to be ... inside the body. The strength of the nerve guide is important for budding nerve cells. "This conduit serves as a guide to protect the neuron from injury," Zhang said. ...

Technology guide: Principles -- applications -- trends

... the main fields of technology. The Technology guide comprehensibly explains current and future ... to find out where we are headed. The Technology guide covers a wide range of topics, from information ... have put an enormous effort into the Technology guide because we hope it will contribute to a broad ...

Peripheral nerve repair with fat precursor cells led to wider nerves and less muscle atrophy

... those receiving an autograft but no nerve guide tube, and those receiving an autograft and nerve guide tube but no APC transplant in the guide tube. Researchers noted that the "gold ...

Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics

... field. These optical fields can be used to guide large groups of cells to line up and move in the ... of using photonic scaffolds to stimulate and guide cells' motility to accelerate tissue repair, is ... and enjoy a good book or movie while their cars guide themselves through rush-hour traffic. But what ...

Research yields new clues to how we locate objects in space

... relying on ultrasound technology to help guide them in a number of surgical procedures, such as ... when clinicians use ultrasound images to guide surgical interventions, they are relying on ... ultrasound images on monitors and using them to guide surgeries is not based entirely on visualization. ...

Fujitsu Scanners Selected as 'Editor's Choice' in Better Buys for Business 2008 Scan-to-File Guide

... Recognized by the Leading guide for Office Equipment SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. ... speeds, and superior software bundling. The guide will be published in the September issue of ... for Business is the leading independent buyer's guide for office imaging equipment, including printers, ...

U. of I. librarian launches comprehensive Web database of field guides

... in North America? No worries, theres a field guide for you, in fact, an entire digital database of ... Field Guides Web Site merges Schmidts own book, A guide to Field Guides: Identifying the Natural History ... latter category a most amusing read. Each field guide is described with the type of illustrations, the ...

In-vitro fertilization improved with 3-D/4-D-guided embryo transfer and new placement target

... when doctors use advanced 3D/4D imaging to guide the placement of embryos to the point where the ... the addition of 4D imaging that we can target and guide embryos to the optimal, most natural location for ... the specialist performing the embryo transfer guide the catheter tip in real time to the target ...

Technology improves salmon passage at hydropower dams

... at PNNL and the Corps' Portland District. The Corps is building a concrete guide wall downstream of the dam's spillbays. The researchers' computer model ... pikeminnow gather in the shallow waters and eat passing salmon. The new guide wall should direct salmon toward the Columbia River's deeper channels, ...

Autonomous robot detects shrapnel

... robot that can successfully locate tiny pieces of metal within flesh and guide a needle to its exact location - all without the need for human ... a needle to the site of the shrapnel." By proving that the robot could guide a needle to an exact location, it would simply be a matter of replacing ...

New cleaning protocol for future 'search for life' missions

... on Earth to the surface of Mars. The studies are also designed to help guide future NASA and ESA planetary missions. Published today in the journal ... in the extreme glacial settings of Svalbard. In addition, this work will guide future planetary missions, especially those to icy regions in the Solar ...

Identification of a key molecular pathway required for brain neural circuit formation

... Shh effector molecules are absolutely required for the ability of Shh to guide axons. Connecting axons with an appropriate set of targets is very ... repair of spinal cord injury: if we knew all of the molecules required to guide axons correctly during spinal cord healing, we would probably know how to ...

Searching for pollution in the Caribbean

... published, through the IAEA. One is a technical document that serves as guide for the collection, processing and analysis of samples. Another is a guide on sediment dating based on lead-210. The review meeting particularly ...

A genomic CluE for cloud computing

... is available from the same species, scientists can use the reference as a guide for piecing together the new sequence. However, if a reference is ... genome, it's like having the box with the picture on the front to guide your assembly," he said. "With no reference, it's like having no picture ...

Wildlife biologist named Roger Tory Peterson Medal recipient, speaker

... and eight books, including "Lemurs of Madagascar," a comprehensive field guide to Madagascar's flagship species. Mittermeier received his B.A. from ... of the pioneering naturalist and author of the legendary "Peterson Field guide to Birds." This annual event celebrates and perpetuates Peterson's ...

A new way to assemble cells into 3-D microtissues

... can maintain stem cells in an undifferentiated state, or in some cases guide their differentiation down a specific pathway," says Bertozzi, who is also ... DNA on the cell surface might be yet another parameter we can exploit to guide cell-cell interactions." Building complex microtissues one step at a ...

Scientists discover why teeth form in a single row

... completely understood, the genetic program described in the study may help guide efforts to re-grow missing teeth and prevent cleft palate, one of the most ... developed will reveal how nature makes a tooth from scratch, which will guide tooth regeneration research." Why Extra Teeth Formed When we lose ...

Genetic testing not cost-effective in guiding initial dosing of common blood thinner

... led by the University of Cincinnati (UC) show that genetic testing used to guide initial dosing of the blood-thinner warfarin may not be cost-effective for ... genetic testingalso known as pharmacogenetic-guided dosing is to help guide the initial, and possibly lower, dose of warfarin for patients found to ...

Brain background to body mass

... to understand better the mechanisms regulating energy balance, which will guide the development of new therapies and help to develop improved diagnosis. ... School and at the Broad Institute. "We hope that these advances will guide the development of more effective treatments and interventions." ...

Scientists create tough ceramic that mimics mother of pearl

... materials can be used to identify key microstructural features that should guide the future synthesis of bio-inspired, yet non-biological, light-weight ... "Since seawater can freeze like a layered material, we allowed nature to guide the process by which we were able to freeze-cast ceramics that mimicked ...

PNNL researchers earn top honors at Supercomputing conference

... spectrum, high performance computers often limit researchers' ability to guide the analysis along the way. "We wanted to demonstrate that ... protein that senses iron, the program allowed researchers to guide the search for similar proteins out of 42,000 proteins from 10 Shewanella ...

Missouri Botanical Garden publishes first catalogue of plants of the Southern Cone

... or introduced status, elevation, and synonymy. Scientists will now have a guide for applying the currently accepted names when identifying a plant for ... the geographic locations for all 17,697 plants, scientists can use it as a guide to monitor the changes in the distribution of individual plant species ...

A model to measure soil health in the era of bioenergy

... practices. In conjunction with the local conditions, the model can guide planning and development of sustainable crop and soil management ... The model has great potential to be used by all land managers to guide the amount of crop residue that can be sustainably harvested as feedstock ...

Almond pest management team to receive major award at ESA meeting

... some 700,000 acres. PMA's findings appear in the publication, Seasonal guide to Environmentally Responsible Pest Management Practices for Almonds. ... a combination of biological, cultural and reduced risk alternatives. The guide outlines monitoring techniques and economic thresholds for using ...

How we see objects in depth: The brain's code for 3-D structure

... higher-level visual regions of the brain. A computer algorithm was used to guide the experiment gradually toward object shapes that evoked stronger ... and rate them aesthetically. The same computer algorithm will be used to guide evolution of these shapes; in this case, based on aesthetic preference. ...

NASA picks ASU research team to guide study of search for life

... exploration to the next stage by refining the criteria that guide the search for life. The multidisciplinary field of astrobiology ... Under the direction of Anbar, the team plans to refine the criteria to guide the search for life by characterizing life's elemental requirements. ...

Fujitsu PalmSecure(TM) Wins Network Products Guide 2008 Reader Trust Award

... for the best security solution for healthcare." About Network Products guide Awards Network Products Guide, published from the heart of Silicon ... pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by ...

Using networks to map the social lives of animals

... James from the University's Department of Physics has released a practical guide for biologists explaining how social network analysis, a method used ... of a wide range of animals including fish, insects and mammals. The guide gives an introduction to these methods for researchers and students with ...

Researchers devise means to create blood by identifying earliest stem cells

... just as critically if not more so, we've got ACE as a 'new' old marker to guide our work," Zambidis adds. Researchers did not expect ACE to have a role ... ACE was a marker for hemangioblasts, but turning off the enzyme also helps guide the cells' replication and maturation into either blood or endothelial ...

A 'field guide' to the landscape of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

... HARBOR, N.Y. A new book, Grounds for Knowledge , is an attractive guide to CSHL's mix of historic and modern buildings and the striking landscape ... exploration. The appendices contain building and bird checklists, a guide to the seasonal changes of the vegetation, and recommended strolls through ...

Scientists discover a molecular scaffold that guides connections between brain cells

... this addressing scheme, identifying, for instance, chemical signals that guide axons to the right section of the brain, and different signals that lead ... Dr. Huang explains. In the nervous system, their versatility may help them guide cells to form synapses with specific partners. Intriguingly, Dr. Huang ...

Genetic variant predicts antipsychotic response for schizophrenia patients by ethnicity

... Dr. Krystal adds, While this type of information is not yet ready to guide clinical practice, since the RGS4 variants explain only a small component ... example of pharmacogenomics, the approach that will very likely ultimately guide treatment. ...

Improving detection of nuclear smuggling goal of computer model of mechanical engineer

... received $1.9 million to expand a computer model that is already helping guide national decisions about placement of devices to detect nuclear smuggling ... Science Foundation to develop a related computer model approach to guide various decisions at other organizations. For example, he and Popova are ...

Advances in lung cancer research announced at conference

... is a devastating complication that occurs in as many as 1 in 4 patients. The ability to identify those at risk for developing brain metastasis may guide new therapies. A team led by Dr. Weiss found several microRNAs, which are single-stranded RNA molecules that regulate how genes control cellular ...

NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists

... Pediatric heart development: Children's hearts respond differently to medications and surgery than adults' hearts, and more information is needed to guide pediatric heart specialists. This project looks at physiological properties of human heart tissue in pediatric patients. Student research ...

Urban water ecology at the ESA annual meeting

... freshwater ecosystems. In a series of presentations at the Ecological Society of America's Annual Meeting, ecologists present research results that guide efforts to balance an increasingly urbanized society with the need to conserve and protect water and aquatic ecosystems. Urban stream pollution ...

Stem cell 'daughters' lead to breast cancer

... in the long-term, breast biopsies might be able to reveal misbehaving luminal progenitor cells. What's more, certain 'markers' might one day help guide diagnosis and treatment. "For example, c-KIT is a key marker of the luminal progenitor cell and I expect we will see an increase in pathologists ...

Extraterrestrial platinum was 'stirred' into the Earth

... A research program aimed at using platinum as an exploration guide for nickel has for the first time been able to put a time scale on the planet's large-scale convection processes. The research is reported in a ...
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