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UCLA scientists transform HIV into cancer-seeking missile

...ein in the mouse's tail and used a special optical camera to watch the carrier's movement. "The virus traveled through the animal's bloodstream and homed straight to the cancer cells in the lungs, where the melanoma had migrated," said Chen. When the researchers held the mouse under the camera, the lucife...

Camera Traps Catch Eye of the Tiger

...nesian Island of Sumatra. WWF scientists are using camera traps to help conduct presence/absence surveys tha...m oil trees." This is the first time WWF has used camera traps to study tigers in Indonesia. In July 2004, field staff began handing out questionnaires to fi...

Robot-based system developed at Carnegie Mellon detects life in Chile's Atacama desert

... a faint signal. Any sunlight that leaks in to the camera of a conventional fluorescence imager would obscur...ite dyes with high intensity flashes of light. The camera only opens during those flashes, so we are able to capture a strong fluorescence signal during dayti...

Penn Researchers Use Robotic Surgery

...used for tonsillectomy, the robotically controlled camera and instruments could be inserted through the mouth into the throat and voice box. The surgeons were able to manipulate different elements in the voice box with a high degree of dexterity that would be tremendously difficult using conventional instru...

Two new retroviruses—transmitted from animals—identified

...used for tonsillectomy, the robotically controlled camera and instruments could be inserted through the mouth into the throat and voice box. The surgeons were able to manipulate different elements in the voice box with a high degree of dexterity that would be tremendously difficult using conventional instru...

Census of Marine Life explorers surprised by diversity, density of Arctic creatures

... a remotely operated underwater vehicle, a benthic camera platform, under-ice cameras and SCUBA divers, complemented by pelagic nets, benthic box cores and an ice corer. They also return with the most comprehensive and best-resolution imagery under the ice, in the water column and at the seafloor of the Ca...

Thinking the pain away? Study shows the brain's painkillers may cause 'placebo effect'

...th the PET scanner, which acts like a photographic camera to capture those particles. It then determines exactly which part of the brain they originated from, and how many of them are coming from each brain region. The researchers also made MRI scans of the participants' brains, which they cross-registered ...

Hidden sponges determine coral reef's nutrient cycle

...ties, such as sponges, play in this. Underwater camera To determine the nature and size of this role, Scheffers first of all examined the precise appearance and quantity of these virtually inaccessible caves and their living communities. He did that on the Caribbean island of Curaao using a special und...

Surgical Robot 'Scrubs In' At UNC, May Be More Precise Than Conventional Surgery

...and its center arm docked to a port that holds the camera and the other arms docked to the instrument ports. However, surgery with the da Vinci does not mean close proximity to the patient. Unlike with laparoscopy, the surgeon is seated across the room from the patient, with arms inserted into the nearby c...

Screen all at risk for HIV, plus pregnant women

...and its center arm docked to a port that holds the camera and the other arms docked to the instrument ports. However, surgery with the da Vinci does not mean close proximity to the patient. Unlike with laparoscopy, the surgeon is seated across the room from the patient, with arms inserted into the nearby c...

FDA: 'Highly Unlikely' Green Tea Lowers Cancer Risk

...and its center arm docked to a port that holds the camera and the other arms docked to the instrument ports. However, surgery with the da Vinci does not mean close proximity to the patient. Unlike with laparoscopy, the surgeon is seated across the room from the patient, with arms inserted into the nearby c...

Firefly protein lets researchers monitor molecule linked to cancer

... an instrument known as an in-vivo bioluminescence camera to take real-time measurements of light from luciferase in cell cultures and in cells within live animals. To use the firefly protein to monitor IKK, Gross altered cell lines to genetically fuse the luciferase protein to IKB (IKappaB), the protein t...

A step toward the $1,000 personal genome using readily available lab equipment

...d relatively inexpensive microscope with a digital camera for use in a rapid automated sequencing process th...ta from multiple passes over the same sequences, a camera documents the results and routes them to computers that reinterpret the data as a linear sequence of...

Retinal scans eyed for New Mexico show cattle

...retinal scanner not much bigger than a small video camera to record the IDs at three locations over a six-month period. To make the digital record, the cow is held in what's known as a squeeze chute and the scanner's eye-cup, specially molded for a cow's face, is held to each animal's eye. The scanner sens...

Student scientists create living bacterial photographs

...ed the innovative bacterial images and a bacterial camera as part of MIT's intercollegiate Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, which encourages students to build simple biological machines. "The goal of the contest was to build bacteria that could do very simple computing," says Dr. Edward ...

Penn Surgeons Use Completely Robotic Surgery to Successfully Treat Prostate Cancer

...e human hand so to provide steadiness. The robot’s camera also provides a three-dimensional, stereoscopic im... replicate the surgeon’s exact hand movements. The camera and instruments are inserted through small keyhole incisions in the patient’s abdomen. The surgeon t...

Scientists learn to predict protein-stabilizing ability of small molecules

...e human hand so to provide steadiness. The robot’s camera also provides a three-dimensional, stereoscopic im... replicate the surgeon’s exact hand movements. The camera and instruments are inserted through small keyhole incisions in the patient’s abdomen. The surgeon t...

3D ultrasound device poised to advance minimally invasive surgery

...ptical endoscopes are thin tubes with a tiny video camera that surgeons can insert directly into the abdomen...ctional slices simultaneously or in the same way a camera would see it ? except that a camera can't see through blood and tissue." The technology has yet to ...

Rare Tibetan antelope listed as endangered

...ptical endoscopes are thin tubes with a tiny video camera that surgeons can insert directly into the abdomen...ctional slices simultaneously or in the same way a camera would see it ? except that a camera can't see through blood and tissue." The technology has yet to ...

Rochester scientists develop fast-working biosensor

...bacteria alters the surface of the chip. A digital camera image of the chip captures the changes for analysis and confirmation of detection. Traditional methods of detection of bacteria can take days. "This takes as much time as it takes for a snapshot," Miller said. The scientists currently are defining ...

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