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Size and Position of Floral Anther Plays a Vital Role in Pollination

...its they produce have brilliant colors and unusual shapes because they want to attract the attention of pollinators and frugivores who will disperse their pollen and seed, thus guaranteeing the next generation. All of these characteristics--size, shape, placement, and timingmay be controlled by networks o...

Attempt to Build Artificial Muscles from Carbon Nanofibres in the Offing

...led in a zig-zag shape but regained their original shapes when the load was released. The nanotubes buckled but regained their original shapes, said Pushparaj. The findings appear in Nature Nanotechnology, reports New Scientist....

Brit Women Opts for Fake Tan Than Exercise to Mask Their Worst Features

...ine. As a nation we firmly believe unwanted body shapes look better golden than white, the Daily Star quoted a Nivea spokesman as saying....

Radiology Workforce Shortage

...nd the radiologists opinion usually influences and shapes complex medical treatment. It is not responsible to delegate this responsibility to other than radiologists, says Dr Kenny. Focusing on image reporting by non-medical personnel assumes that preclinical, clinical and specialist training and experien...

Researchers Reverse Mental Retardation Symptoms in Mice

...nicate them to the main cell body. The numbers and shapes of dendritic spines are key to normal brain function. FXS patients have higher numbers of dendritic spines in their brains, but each spine is longer and thinner, and transmits weaker electric signals, than those in non-affected individuals. When ...

Research Shows Way for Drug Therapy for Autism

...hes of neurons called "dendrites". The numbers and shapes of dendritic spines are crucial for normal brain function. FXS patients have higher numbers of dendritic spines in their brains, but each spine is longer and thinner than in normal individuals. "Our analysis shows that inhibition of PAK activity ...

Decoding Protein Structures Helps Illuminate Cause of Diabetes

...h to catch moving proteins in mid-fold and see the shapes of intermediate steps. As described in this week's online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the first applications of the technique offer a glimpse into the contorted form of a human protein that is implicated in type II ...

New Analytical Tool to Unravel the Cause of Diabetes

...h to catch moving proteins in mid-fold and see the shapes of intermediate steps. And what has the chemists really excited, is that the first applications of the technique offer a glimpse into the contorted form of a human protein that is implicated in type II diabetes. Pancreatic damage in type II diab...

Library Of Brains To Aid Study of Brain Development In Children

...o be a little better at analyzing and manipulating shapes and patterns. The findings also support a period of rapid brain development between ages 6 and 11. "The basic building blocks seem to be in place by the time someone reaches 11 or 12," Waber said. She said the MRI data on the children - some of ...

Nanomedicine Gives the Way for Nerve Cell Regeneration

...can be used to make nanofiber scaffolds in various shapes such as sheets and tubes. They have made a key innovation to this technology that enables us to fabricate tubular nerve grafts composed entirely of polymer nanofibers aligned along the length of tubes. This technology also allows customization of t...

Even at Four Months, Babies can Tell When Speakers Switch Languages

...hen a different language is spoken by watching the shapes and rhythm of the speaker's mouth and face movements. The findings suggest that babies growing up in a bilingual environment advantageously maintain the discrimination abilities needed for separating and learning multiple languages. As a part of ...

Researchers Find How the Brain Hears Shapes

...al school researcher has shown how the brain hears shapes and how it can activate a particular area in the brain called LOtv that lights up when one identifies an objects shape. As part of their research, Amir Amedi and his team taught seven sighted volunteers to use a device called The vOICe, which conv...

To Understand the Big Picture, Give It Time -- and Sleep

...rs of unfamiliar abstract patterns – colorful oval shapes resembling Faberge' eggs. The students were then told that some of the patterns were "correct" while others were "incorrect," for example, Shape A wins over Shape B, Shape B wins over Shape C, and so on. All of the students learned the individual pai...

Tissue Engineering for Craniofacial Reconstruction

... HIPEs can be readily molded into the irregular shapes often required in craniofacial reconstruction and cured in situ to a rigid foam. They have demonstrated that emulsion templating can be used to generate rigid, biodegradable scaffolds with interconnected pores. These scaffolds are of particular inter...

The Story Behind the Shape of the Heart

...uch as blood flow) is necessary to create the cell shapes that generate chamber curvatures. Disruption of this balance may underlie the aberrations observed in some types of heart disease. Source-Eurekalert...

Man-Made Proteins Could Be More Useful Than Real Ones

...uced when this chain folds, forming characteristic shapes such as helices. The three-dimensional arrangement of these shapes gives a protein what is known as its tertiary structure. Each of these levels of organization is cru...

New Strategy for the Treatment of CML

...r Institute-designated institutions that leads and shapes America’s cancer research efforts. Working with all kinds of cancers, the Center conducts basic, translational and clinical cancer research, provides state-of-the-art treatments and clinical trials, and promotes cancer prevention and education. Sin...

Cake Walk – Plum Treats Sell Like 'Hot Cakes' During Christma

...oist to light, dry, or leavened, and in variety of shapes and sizes. Christmas cakes are baked almost a month before Christmas. The cake is normally inverted and stored in an airtight container. A small quantity of brandy, whisky or sherry is poured into the holes of the cake, - called 'feeding' the cake, t...

New Iron Regulation Discovery by Children's Hospital

...ssenger RNA) morph into specific three dimensional shapes when it combines with a protein regulator called I...ers found that when mRNA and IRP1 join they change shapes to fit each other. In addition, the IRP1 changes its role from being an enzyme to an iron regulator....

Obese Kids Unmotivated byWeight Loss campaigns

...e researchers suggest that getting children of all shapes and sizes to think more about their bodies, not particularly favorably or unfavorably makes them much more receptive to campaigns about losing weight and keeping healthy. Marketing expert Ekant Veer who conducted a study on 330 obese schoolchildre...

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