Tag: "capable" at biology news
Pregnant mom's exposure to flu vaccine kick-starts fetal immune system
...ystem is not deficient or incompetent but, rather, capable
of responding to environmental exposures. These conclusions have important implications for determining when immune responses to environmental exposures begin....
A new plant-bacterial symbiotic mechanism promising for crop applications
...iation with soil bacteria of the Rhizobium, genus, capable
of fixing nitrogen from the air. When these bacter...actions. The demonstration of alternative pathways capable
of triggering the nodulation signal in certain rhizobia is promising for future techniques for bring...
Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene
...process for creating a new diagnostic test that is capable
of detecting the presence of GAB2, and may ultimately help millions of individuals reach a more informed decision regarding the most appropriate type and timing of treatment,” said Dr. Chris Heward, President of Kronos Science Laboratory. Until re...
Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications
...gle-walled semiconducting nanotubes, or SWNTs, are capable
of producing light. Metallic nanotubes actually inhibit the brightness of their fluorescent neighbors. But it has been very difficult to separate the strongly fluorescent SWNTs from all the rest in large quantities. Nanotube soot is insoluble in wa...
Salty oceans provide early warning for climate change
...eam and its North Atlantic deep water partner) are capable
of shifting gears very suddenly, but until now it wasn’t clear how this occurred. Using a combination of modern observations, numerical models and palaeoclimate data scientists are increasingly realising that salt is the key. Their results reveal ...
'Lucky 13' as new gene discovery offers further hope for childhood blindness
... finger-like projections from the surface of cells capable
of moving molecules around. However, mutations in the LCA5 gene only appear to cause defects in the retina. "We already know of a dozen genes which, when mutated, cause LCA," says Professor Chris Inglehearn from the Leeds Institute of Molecular Me...
Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing
...ty ends. Bees do not have large brains and are not capable
of complex thought like humans. Though the bee colony is centered around the queen and her reproductive capabilities, findings by Schneider and others indicates that she does not exactly “rule.” Instead, the colony appears to be controlled by the an...
Plants recognize their siblings, biologists discover
...k cognition and memory, the study shows plants are capable
of complex social behaviours such as altruism towards relatives, says Dudley. Like humans, the most interesting behaviours occur beneath the surface. Dudley and her student, Amanda File, observed the behavior in sea rocket (Cakile edentula), a me...
Plastic that grows on trees
...m containing metal chloride catalysts in a solvent capable
of dissolving cellulose. The solvent, called an...d his team, working with a high-throughput reactor capable
of testing 96 metal halide catalysts at various temperatures, discovered that a particular metal — c...
Exploring the dark matter of the genome
...ilar to viruses that hop around the genome and are capable
of disrupting gene function. "Drosophila is ideal for studying genomics for many reasons, and especially for studying heterochromatin," says Susan Celniker, a scientist in Berkeley Lab's Life Sciences Division and a longtime member of the Berkele...
Warning from Asian bees
...ry sigh of relief. Asian bees (Apis cerana) are capable
of carrying two types of Varroa mite – destructor and jacobsoni; the latter would not threaten the health of local bee populations but destructor has wiped out commercial hives and feral populations the world over and Australia is the last remaining ...
Runners -- Let thirst be your guide
...f a cytokine known as interleukin-6 (Il-6) is also capable
of stimulating AVP secretion. Verbalis noted in his Sports Medicine paper that since 1985, “well over 100 individual cases” of EAH have been reported from physical exercise activities as diverse as forced military marches, prolonged hiking and ...
Weizmann Institute scientists develop a general 'control switch' for protein activity
...id sequence making up the protein. This segment is capable
of binding strongly and selectively to a particular chemical drug, which affects the activity level of the engineered protein by increasing or reducing it. When the drug is no longer applied, or when it is removed from the system, the protein returns...
A first -- Hebrew University scientist observes brain cell development in 'real time'
...orn neurons in the study also remained dynamic and capable
of continuous change. This method provides a m... are only a few small areas in the brain which are capable
of neurogenesis, and they hide secrets we want to reveal."...
Alien plants attack using 'resource conservation' as weapon, researchers say
... to us is that there are invasive species that are capable
of invading low-resource systems," said Jennifer Funk, a postdoctoral fellow in the Stanford Department of Biological Sciences and lead author of the study. "Typically people think low-resource systems aren't invasible. People think of the native pla...
WHO data confirms low level of resistance to Tamiflu
... shown to cause less severe infection and was less capable
of transmission. In the other two cases, the recommended dose and duration of oseltamivir was followed.4 However, while one patient received treatment on the second day of illness, the other patient started treatment late, on the sixth day of illness...
Decoding protein structures helps illuminate cause of diabetes
...n-Madison have designed a powerful analytical tool capable
of measuring molecular structures quickly and accu...few years ago, Zanni's team built the first device capable
of designing infrared laser beams with a computer. The team has now simplified and speeded up the p...
Intelligent materials to regenerate bone tissue
...mplants have to comply with a series of requisites capable
of contributing to a reconstruction of the deterio...ound material that is ‘intelligent? proactive, and capable
of repairing and regenerating bone tissue. To this end, it has to be bioactive, capable
of acting on...
NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance
...will maintain a high-throughput laboratory network capable
of providing real-time information about circulating influenza virus strains and antiviral drug resistance—information that will be most critical during the early stages of an influenza pandemic. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (principal inv...
Scientists identify pancreatic cancer stem cells
...ate into other types of cells -- are the only ones capable
of producing tumors. These "cancer stem cells," could derive from normal adult stem cells in organs that have mutated, or from a differentiated cell that has devolved to take on the qualities of stem cells. They are resistant to traditional therapy d...
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