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Quantum Dots Research Leads to New Knowledge about Protein Binding in Plants

...live imaging in plant systems. The study opens the door for thepotential use of Quantum Dots in live imaging of plant cells andprovides valuable understanding of the mechanism of interaction betweenthe pollen tube and female tissue during reproduction.“Integrating materials science, chemistry and plant bi...

“Nano-scissors?laser shows precise surgical capability

... at their most basicevolutionary form, opening the door to other experiments on genetic andmolecular factors that determine whether damaged nerve cells regrow.Ben-Yakar developed the femtosecond laser surgery technique using thelaboratories and equipment of Dr. Robert Byer, a Stanford Universityprofessor,...

The secret lives of whales

...eading the Past from DNA “Genetics is opening the door to a huge storehouse of historical information about whales,?says Steve Palumbi of Stanford University. Palumbi has applied new genetic techniques to penetrate over a million years of whale history dating back to the middle of the last series of Ice ...

Study shows nanoshells ideal as chemical nanosensors

...producible enhancements of this effect, openingthe door for new, all-optical sensing applications."Not onl...hells can vastly enhance the Ramaneffect opens the door for biosensor designs that use a singlenanoshell, something that could prove useful for engineers wh...

Nano-Probes Allow an Inside Look at Cell Nuclei

...cleus to inside the nucleus, a feat that opens the door for real-time observations of nuclear trafficking mechanisms. They also hope to target other cellular organelles besides the nucleus, such as mitochondria and Golgi bodies. And because quantum dots emit different colors of light based on their size, ...

Scientists discover that host cell lipids facilitate bacterial movement

...how cells move." These findings may also open the door to using PI3-kinase inhibitors or other agents that lower PIP2 and PIP3 levels to slow the spread of Listeria and control infection in patients who are not responding to antibiotics, although that application is a long way off, says Dr. Southwick. ...

Asthma gene clusters identified

...s Hospital Medical Center. The discovery opens the door to the possibility of designing treatments specifi...od asthma. Dr. Hershey said the findings open the door to the possibility of developing treatments based on the unique genetic profile of patients. For exa...

Use of PET can reduce, may eliminate more strenuous drug development trials with animals

...imal imaging--nonsurgical techniques that open the door to understanding and treating human diseases--in the April issue of the Society of Nuclear Medicine's Journal of Nuclear Medicine. A major benefit of small animal imaging "is the ability to carry out many studies at various time points with the same...

New online portal merges vast data on Gulf of Maine ecosystem

... the Gulf of Maine program. "The new portal is the door to a treasure of data, much of it essentially inaccessible before now. Modern technologies allow us now to access these data in far more meaningful ways. This is a very big step toward understanding the diversity and distribution of life in the Gulf....

Great White shark evolution debate involves WSU Lake Campus geology professor

...n sharks is apparent when entering his office. The door and walls have pictures of shark teeth, and there are posted references to fossils and a geological time table. The research scientist makes imprints of the teeth, then digitizes the picture to establish grids of different combinations that are anal...

Computational Method Speeds Mapping of Cell Signaling Networks

...y and Douglas Lauffenburger of MIT has "opened the door for systematic mapping of signaling pathways," according to team member Dana Pe'er. They tested their technique--a combined approach of state-of-the-art experimental and computational methods that "fit like a hand in a glove,"--by mapping a well-stud...

Strongest proof yet found for prion hypothesis

... for the success of the experiments and opened the door to further TSE studies. According to Soto, it should also soon facilitate creating a much-needed blood test for prions, which would greatly improve current surveillance techniques for mad cow disease and its human form, new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob ...

Gladstone investigators discover how resting T cells avoid HIV infection

...13 in the online version of Nature, could open the door to an entirely new strategy for preventing the spread of HIV infection in the body's cells, according to the senior author of the study, Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology Director Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD. The researchers, led by Ya-Li...

Scripps scientists find potential for catastrophic shifts in Pacific ecosystems

Opening the door to a new way of understanding ocean processes and managing and protecting marine resources, a group of researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, has developed a groundbreaking analysis of the North...

While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea

...ly take an aspirin –the current research opens the door to extending the health benefits first discovered in green tea to people who never touch the beverage. Isolating the chemicals that protect against cancer would also sidestep questions such as how to take into account different types of teas and diff...

Brain Scan Study of Smokers Reveals Signature of Craving

... everyday people and objects, such as a stapler or door knob. The researchers also asked participants to rate the intensity of their craving for cigarettes. The researchers scanned the subjects' brains using functional magnetic resonance imaging, in which harmless magnetic fields and radio waves are used ...

Stem cells in bone marrow replenish mouse ovaries

...ring fertility. In addition, the findings open the door for future studies examining whether restoration of ovaries could postpone the hormonal effects of menopause and could represent an alternative to hormone replacement therapy. Finally, the researchers would like to find out whether these stem cells c...

Ocean climate predicts elk population in Canadian Rockies

...p between climate and ecosystem, and they open the door for more research in the area. The Atlantic Ocean climate has already been linked to ecosystem changes in Europe, Greenland and eastern North America, but Hebblewhite is a pioneer in working with NPO values. "It's important to figure out what climat...

Chickadees can help humans get their bearings

...ample, humans have an easy time distinguishing the door located at the ends of a hallway from those located in the middle, but may confuse doors at the two ends, such as when they re-enter a hallway in a hotel. "This has been observed in every species tested, even when landmarks alone could be used, sugge...

Modified collagen could yield important medical applications

... by loose collagen strands. This linkup opens the door to new medical treatments, Yu says, because it is easy to attach bioactive agents to the peptides. When the peptides bind with collagen, these attached agents can dramatically change the way collagen behaves in the body. For example, collagen normall...

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