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“Nano-scissors?laser shows precise surgical capability

...re nanosurgery, so it’s a very versatile tool.?The beauty of this laser, she says, is its ability to cut organelles(parts of cells—they are what organs are to organisms) precisely,without damaging surrounding tissue. Usually, conventional lasers usedin surgery heat the area to be cut, then cut it, but this ...

U-M scientist to talk about tissue engineering at AAAS

...n any one discipline, Krebsbach said. "That's the beauty of tissue engineering. It has to be multi-disciplinary to work," he said. ...

The evolutionary triumph of flower power

...ing spring flowers? Flowers have flourished ?their beauty evolving over time ?simply because we like them, s...they have been overlooked because their nature and beauty is so obvious. It is hard to imagine that we might have been responsible at least in part for their ...

Stealth Worms May Improve Insect Pest Control

...high-acreage crops like cotton and soybeans. "The beauty of this is that in the last 20 years nematodes have been formulated and commercialized," Stock says. "They are more expensive than a chemical product, but so far they have been demonstrated not to harm humans, livestock, beneficial insects or the env...

Moffitt-USF head toward first human trials of anti-cancer drug that targets protein AKT

...oncrete step toward that reality. Sebti says, "The beauty of this trial is that it's molecular therapy, based on the blueprint of the tumor cell." ...

Modified collagen could yield important medical applications

...owth of engineered tissueCollagen often pops up in beauty products and supermodel lips. But by mating collag...les called collagen mimetic peptides. "That's the beauty of this," said Yu, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. "I...

Unusual antibiotics show promise against deadly 'superbugs'

...owth of engineered tissueCollagen often pops up in beauty products and supermodel lips. But by mating collag...les called collagen mimetic peptides. "That's the beauty of this," said Yu, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. "I...

Beauty queens urge girls not to sacrifice their bones

Seven beauty queens from four continents today appealed to girl...and teenage girls worldwide have an obsession with beauty at the expense of health. The beauty queens pointed out that the standard of beauty, even for beaut...

Researchers identify genes associated with lung transplant rejection

...t that would identify OB before it manifests. "The beauty of this approach is that it could be applied in a regular laboratory," Caughey says. However, he cautions, "we need to validate this data in a larger, separate set of patients to prove that these biomarker genes actually work. And we're testing that...

Simple explanation for complex pattern of feather development

...growth gives a whole new perspective on the unique beauty of feathers," said Richard Prum, senior author on the study. Prum is the William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology, and Curator of Ornithology and Vertebrate Zoology at Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History. An eclectic team of biologists us...

Computer modeling reveals hidden conversations within cells

...he results of experiments with living cells. "The beauty of this kind of interdisciplinary work is the almost circular way the model's predictions drive the design of new experiments, and the how results of those experiments can be fed back into the model to improve it," said Shannon Werner, a graduate stu...

GROWing the next generation of water recycling plants

...e job until the dead plants can be replaced. The beauty of the system is that it is not 'high-tech' in the traditional sense. "It does not require sophisticated maintenance, just tending, like any garden," says Butler. The next aim for GROW is to see if it can be reduced in size to sit above a household ...

MIT chemist discovers secret behind nature's medicines

...re usually not this simple, but there's an elegant beauty in this simplicity," and it may be what gives other enzymes the prowess required for making other medicinally valuable halogenated natural products, too. ...

'Uniquely human' component of language found in gregarious birds

...ain." Although they are not known for the lilting beauty of their songs, starlings produce an amazing array of complex sounds, combining chirps, warbles, trills and whistles with rattling sounds. They also have a talent for mimicry. One starling famously copied an unpublished tune that Mozart whistled i...

UF researchers develop ways to keep the bloom on the rose

...n and sold in the same location," Kremp said. The beauty and ephemeral nature of Valentine's Day flowers represent a unique investment in memories, said Nell. A behavioral study shows that fresh flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and increase life satisfaction and enjoyment. "It's not enough to...

Plant-derived vaccines safeguard against deadly plague

...enetically modified, or transgenic plants. The beauty of system is its potential versatility that can be adapted to fight against other pathogens as well. The research team's next step is to refine their methods to achieve a large-scale commercial production of the vaccine. ...

Face perception is modulated by sexual orientation

...e reward circuitry, where the assessment of facial beauty is processed. Numerous studies have shown that the...g that men and women equally notice and respond to beauty of individuals of the same and opposite sexes. Interestingly, all subjects, regardless of their gend...

Purdue creates new low-cost system to detect bacteria

...meone with a doctoral degree to operate. The whole beauty of the system is you don't invade the biological environment that you want to measure," Rajwa said. "If you are working with stem cells, you don't want to stain them to see if they are stem cells. You want to be able to look at colonies on a petri di...

Movie spies on malaria parasite's sneaky behavior

... away with it along the blood vessel. "That is the beauty of this technique. You can really see what happens in real time--there are no gaps," said Amino, now a professor of biochemistry at Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The scientists also found that while the parasites are physically hidden in...

Beauty and the brain

...n," he said, "accounts for cultural differences in beauty ?and historical differences in beauty as well ?because beauty basically depends on what you've been exposed to and what is therefore easy ...

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