Navigation Links

Tag: "adhesive" at biology news

Protein offers way to stop microscopic parasites in their tracks

...s moving belt with traction by putting spots of an adhesive protein on it. The adhesive protein allows the host to attach to the exterior of the host cell. The resulting contact points giv...

Hirsute Or Hairless? Two Proteins May Spell The Difference

...on of E-cadherin—a membrane protein that forms the adhesive junctions between epidermal cells—is essential for allowing the cell remodeling required for bud formation. Here, the authors analyze the timing of external signals against the response of targeted cells to determine how targeted cells translate sign...

Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive

...nking about it, I didn't know of any other type of adhesive that could work this well in water and withstand s...no acid with phenolic hydroxyl groups that provide adhesive properties. Li's research group was able to add these amino acids to soy protein, and make it work l...

Innovative coating could give medical implants a longer life

By mimicking an adhesive protein secreted by mussels and a polymer that rep...ylalanine (DOPA) molecule that gives mussels their adhesive or anchoring strength and a longer peptoid polymer resembling the structure of polyethylene glycol (...

Ants win a waxy race

...ialist ant Crematogaster contains two claws and an adhesive pad. Bruening performed experiments with ants runn...glass rods, the ants do not use claws, but without adhesive pads, they have no grip and fall off the surface. A second specialist ant (Camponotus schmitzi) liv...

Beetle-inspired switch uses water for bonding

...ny, fast switch that uses water droplets to create adhesive bonds almost as strong as aluminum by borrowing a ...ed in arrays for larger applications like powerful adhesive bonding. Like the transistor, whose varied uses became apparent only following its invention, the us...

Fundamental discovery -- Bone fracture

...e ever published, which reveal the location of the adhesive or "glue" that holds together mineralized collagen fibrils (protein fibers) of bone. The glue appears to contain "springs" that uncoil when the bone is stressed, helping the bone to absorb shock. When the stress is relaxed, they coil back to their o...

Prescription pain patch abuse blamed for increase in deaths

...over the course of a few days, UF experts say. The adhesive patch is typically prescribed to treat postoperative pain or chronic pain conditions, but in some cases is being misused, often with deadly consequences. "Because the patch is a sustained release form of the drug, if one withdraws the 72 hours' wort...

Tiny shock absorbers help bacteria stick around inside the body

...ed how the protrusions, known as fimbriae, have an adhesive protein called FimH at their tip that binds in an ...le bond with the surface. Thus, the mechanical and adhesive features of the system evolved together to help the bacteria persist in tough environments inside a ...

Study reveals details of mussels' tenacious bonds

...rn University research team sheds new light on the adhesive strategies of mussels, information that could be u...ty of oxidized DOPA to form covalent bonds between adhesive DOPA-containing polymers and human tissue surfaces." ...

Like a snail through the intestinal canal

...o have a similar layer to use. To achieve this, an adhesive layer is added to the mucus-like properties, which allows the device to be stuck to the layer of mucus. The ability to be attached to a surface covered with lubricant is a great technological challenge, because most adhesives normally only work on 'c...

Archerfish tune their shots to universal properties of prey adhesion

...ong animals such as flies and lizards, an animal's adhesive force--its natural tendency to stick to a surface-...t prey are hit with about ten times the force that adhesive organs of animals of that size could sustain. The new work also revealed that the archerfish's h...

New molecular pathway could reveal how cells stick together

...ve found a new pathway by which cells change their adhesive properties. With a $1.4 million grant from the Nat... to adjacent cells and signals them to alter their adhesive state. Page-McCaw published these findings earlier this year and was recently awarded an individual ...

New sucker-footed bat discovered in Madagascar

...iscovered a new species of bat that has large flat adhesive organs, or suckers, attached to its thumbs and hind feet. This is a remarkable find because the new bat belongs to a Family of bats endemic to Madagascar--and one that was previously considered to include only one rare species. The new species, Myz...

Cancer-killing invention also harvests stem cells

...es discovered that bone marrow stem cells stick to adhesive proteins called selectins more strongly than other...loodstream. He also realized that selectin is the adhesive mechanism by which bone marrow stem cells leave the bloodstream and find their way back into bone ma...

1

Other Tags
(Date:4/17/2014)... COLUMBIA, Mo. April 17 In the most densely ... States, forests reflect two centuries of human needs, values ... logging and clearing forests for agriculture and development, have ... today, a U.S. Forest Service study reports. , The ... forest conditions and management needs in the Northern United ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... , Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a ... life-threating illness in very young and elderly populations. ... enters host cells through the fusion protein RSV ... interfering peptides that prevent bundle formation limit RSV ... susceptible to degradation. In this issue of the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... development of stem cell therapies to cure a variety ... cell populations based on cell surface markers. Researchers from ... that is highly expressed in a type of stem ... describe in an article in BioResearch Open Access ... publishers. The article is available free on the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Five anthropogenic factors that will radically alter northern forests in 50 years 2Five anthropogenic factors that will radically alter northern forests in 50 years 3JCI online ahead of print table of contents for April 17, 2014 2JCI online ahead of print table of contents for April 17, 2014 3JCI online ahead of print table of contents for April 17, 2014 4JCI online ahead of print table of contents for April 17, 2014 5JCI online ahead of print table of contents for April 17, 2014 6
(Date:4/18/2014)... release is available in French . ... revolutionize surgical practice and regenerative medicine. A team led ... Chimie (CNRS/ESPCI Paris Tech) and Didier Letourneur from the ... 13), has just demonstrated that the principle of adhesion ... vivo to repair soft-tissue organs and tissues. This easy-to-use ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Scientists have identified new pain relief targets that ... pain. BBSRC-funded researchers at King,s College London made ... nerves in the periphery of the body. , ... and identifying mechanisms underlying pain generation and our ... related side effects." , One potential side effect ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... (April 17, 2014) Two recent papers by ... and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or ... fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses. , ... and molecular genetics at the School of Medicine ... Hughes Medical Institute, and colleagues recently published articles ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Doctors who treat patients with a severe ... face an agonizing treatment decision. , The drug ... help relieve shortness of breath. But some patients ... cause potentially fatal complications following transplantation. , "It,s ... medical director of Loyola University Medical Center,s LAM ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered ... in an experimental model. The findings, reported in ... Abuse , may lead to more effective treatments ... one of the leading causes of illness and ... economic impact by limiting the productivity of workers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair 2Health News:Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair 3Health News:New pain relief targets discovered 2Health News:CU researchers discover target for treating dengue fever 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 3Health News:BUSM researchers find anti-seizure drug may reduce alcohol consumption 2
Other Contents