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New theory on why male, female lemurs same size

... mates. They do this by depositing a solid plug inside the female's reproductive tract just as they finish mating. The plug is deposited as a liquid protein but quickly ... for only one day out of the entire year, the plug serves the purpose of preventing other males from ...

Accu-Time Systems, Inc. Announces Launch of Next Generation Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions: Global Series(TM)

... and the ease of deployment that comes with a plug and play Internet appliance. According to Peter ... industry in addition to being a state-of-the-art plug and play Internet appliance. Maximus is ... to be extremely easy to deploy, having full plug and play capabilities along with onboard and ...

New deep-sea observatory goes live

... technicians will use remotely operated vehicles (robot submarines) to plug these instruments into the central hub. After the instruments are hooked ... up the system. Unfortunately, after only 20 minutes of operation, the plug for the main power-supply began to leak, and the system had to be shut ...

Energy-saving method checks refrigerant level in air conditioners

... with the new refrigerant-charge system could activate a warning light on a car's dashboard. Technicians servicing home air conditioners might simply plug a personal digital assistant into the unit to read the refrigerant-charge information, Braun said. Researchers began developing the technique four ...

RNA research strategy for Europe takes shape

... ten years. Three earlier workshops had examined various aspects of RNA research to identify where gaps in our knowledge lie and what is required to plug these gaps and fulfil the promise that RNA holds. Forward Looks are a key part of ESF's work, examining important areas of science and technology in ...

CSHL researchers identify gene that helps plant cells keep communication channels open

... callose. Although callose is a normal structural component of cell walls in plants, excess callose accumulates and forms obstructive clumps that plug the plasmodesmata and impede the flow of traffic through the channels. Restricting flow can be beneficial in some instances, such as when damaged ...

While focusing on heart disease, researchers discover new tactic against fatal muscular dystrophy

... fibers. Andrew Marks, M.D., the study's leader, hypothesized that a new class of experimental drugs developed at CUMC which he had designed to plug the leak in the heart could also work for Duchenne. The drugs, when given to mice with Duchenne, dramatically improved muscle strength and ...

Laminin builds the neuromuscular synapse

... Like a plug and a socket, a nerve and a muscle fiber mesh at the neuromuscular junction. New work by Nishimune et al published in the Journal of Cell Biology ...

The pepperoni pizza hypothesis

... by the wiring of pelvic organ nerves. Nerves from this region -- the bladder, colon and prostate -- are bunched together like telephone wires and plug into the same region of the spinal cord near the tailbone. People with interstitial cystitis have bladder nerves that are constantly transmitting ...

Robot vehicle surveys deep sea off Pacific Northwest

... predecessor in the NDSF and a pioneer in deep-diving vehicle operations since 1996. Eventually, vehicles like Sentry and its successors will plug into and interact with the ocean observatory system, using the power charging systems and high speed communications delivered by the submarine ...

Did walking on 2 feet begin with a shuffle?

... energy is extremely important and we have only touched the surface of the information we can get with this work. The model allows people to plug in the body characteristics of any primate so a researcher can change the parameters for a specific species. ...

UF scientists discover compound that could lead to new blood pressure drugs

... its easier to break something than to build it, Ostrov said. If you consider the structure of an enzymes active site its easy to see that if you plug up the active site its not going to work. But how can one make the enzyme actually work better" This seemed to be a very significant challenge we ...

In the race to the top, zigzagging is more efficient than a straight line

... and that the new model is a simplified one and a place to start. Eventually he hopes to build a simulation engine that would allow archaeologists to plug in a terrain and explore different patterns of movement through it. He is particularly interested in using it with landscapes that have resulted ...

GestureTek/Imagination Launch AirPoint, World's First Hand-Tracking Unit, for Shell Group.

... display. AirPoint interfaces with any sized screen, delivering precise computer control regardless of its distance from the display. Configured for plug and play usability, the system is highly reliable and is designed to respond to the subtlest of gestures, for pixel by pixel control in all lighting ...

bioMETRX Announces Availability of New smartTOUCH(TM) Product

... from one computer to another. smartSTIK(TM) offers a consumer friendly interface which makes it simple to set up and use. The device is 100% plug and play and does not require any additional drivers or software be installed on the host computer. This means that smartSTIK(TM) can be used in ...

Scripps research team blocks bacterial communication system to prevent deadly staph infections

... haptens that proved the most stable. Past research by other groups has involved successfully blocking quorum sensing using molecules that essentially plug the keyholes on cell surfaces that allow bacteria to sense autoinducers, but such strategies have been hampered by the inherent instabilities of the ...

Ants show us how to make super-highways

... ants. Remarkably, some ants use their bodies to plug potholes in the trail leading back to the nest, ... that individuals size-match to the hole they plug and cooperate to plug larger holes. "We did this by getting the ants to ...

Physicist cracks women's random but always lucky choice of X chromosome

... Researchers believe that this suicide gene can be itself blocked by a plug of proteins forming on top of its specific location on the chromosome but ... material building up in both plugs into a single protein plug. That single plug then closes off one of the XIST suicide genes allowing its host X ...

Biologists call for better choice of model organisms in 'evo-devo'

... is employed in two common, but problematic, ways, either as a guide to plug holes in unexplored regions of the phylogenetic tree, or as a pointer to ... "However, that doesn’t mean that simply choosing new models to plug holes in the phylogenetic tree is the best option for further progress in ...

'Scent of a woman' tells male redback spiders to find a mate

... If they are lucky enough to find a female, they put all of their resources -- including their life -- into it. In the process, they deposit a sperm plug -- a small part of their copulatory organ that stays inside the female -- that prevents any future males from successfully fertilizing her eggs, ...

Evolution mystery: Spider venom and bacteria share same toxin

... by these toxins being more closely related to each other than they are to any other known protein. "That one structural detail--which resembles a plug or cork at the end of a barrel-shaped enzyme--is evidence that the spider and bacterium share a relatively recent common ancestor," Cordes said. ...

Biologist Discovers What May Be World’s ‘Pickiest?Mates

... bottom.?/p> When a female has found a mate and burrow to her liking, typically one that is about the same size as she, either she or the male will plug up the opening of the burrow and the couple will mate and incubate their eggs, which later hatch and release tiny crab larvae that are quickly ...

UW-Madison scientists zero in on drugs' sweet spots

... already taken this chemistry and applied it to many different drug classes. It's possible to extend it to antibiotics and antivirals. If you want to plug in a sugar and see what it does for you, this is the best way to do it." The new technique, according to Thorson, will play a prominent role in ...

Results of world's first gene therapy trial for arthritis show approach safe, feasible

... actor, IL-1, from binding to the synovial cells, and hence, setting off the destructive chain reaction that follows. In essence, they needed a way to plug up the receptor and found such a device in a gene encoding the IL-1 receptor antagonist, or IL-1 Ra. Because it was the first trial of its kind ...

'Jumping genes' contribute to the uniqueness of individual brains

... Other cell types found in the brain, such as oligodendrocytes and astrocytes, were unaffected. At least in the germ line, copies of L1s appear to plug themselves more or less randomly into the genome of their host cell. "But in neuronal progenitor cells, these mobile elements seem to look for genes ...

Redesigned protein accelerates blood clotting

... 30,000 Americans. In most cases, hemophilia is caused by a lack of factor VIII, one of several proteins that enable blood to solidify, or clot, to plug wounds after injury. Current preventive treatment consists of genetically engineered factor VIII administered by injection, but one quarter of those ...

Disabling gene defuses rheumatoid arthritis in mice

... in the mice were killing themselves through a cellular self-destruct process known as apoptosis. Damaged or highly stressed cells can pull their own plug in this or a similar manner to prevent themselves from becoming cancerous. "It seems that evolution has somehow provided protective mechanisms for ...

Researchers Uncover Key Step In Manufacture of Memory Protein

... that the proBDNF molecule has four projections, resembling prongs. These prongs fit into a corresponding indentation on CPE, analogous to the way a plug for an electric appliance fits into an electric wall outlet, Dr. Loh said. The golgi apparatus then encases the lipid rafts ?along with proBDNF ...
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