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Intelligent materials to regenerate bone tissue

...ject focus on putting the finishing touches to the intelligent material, based on nanoparticles and of a biodegradable nature. Also to be developed is the cell culture in three dimensions, as well as ensuring the biocompatibility of the material....

Fighting to keep Darwin in the classroom

...rganizations have had notable success in combating intelligent design in the classroom, what is needed now is a fresh source of evolution materials and anti-creationism ammunition for our school teachers on the front lines of this ongoing battle. Today, on Darwin's 198th birthday, Springer announces plans for a...

Rewarding fat rats

...l world for inspiration and guidance as they build intelligent machines. Ongoing research has already produced some computer programs and robots that can learn from experience and adapt their behaviour to a complex, constantly changing environment. We can expect that this technology will be greatly improved in t...

New test helps identify hepatitis C patients at high risk of developing cirrhosis

...est allows both physicians and patients to make an intelligent decision about the urgency of beginning antiviral therapy," he said. "If a patient turns out to be low-risk, we might advise the patient to consider deferring treatment, avoiding unnecessary side effects and expense of current therapy." Last J...

Global malaria map key weapon in fight against malaria, scientists say

...w you engage them. Intelligence is key ?without an intelligent approach to global malaria control I fear there will be much wasted funding and many missed opportunities." ...

Fishy cooperation

...ators show us that if it comes to survival, highly intelligent solutions are within the reach of animals as different from us as fish. (Watch a grouper signal to a giant moray eel resting in a cave by shaking its head in front of the moray in this video.) ...

Renewed dolphin slaughter prompts new campaign

...hers, result in a long and painful death for these intelligent marine mammals. The Japanese government has made the unsupported claim that the animals compete with local fishermen for limited supplies of fish and that the drives are in fact a means of pest control. Also, the "Act for Dolphins" consortium main...

Disappearing nest egg: Researcher studying declining numbers of macaws

... says we do know that macaws are considered highly intelligent creatures. As with many types of parrots, macaws can be taught to speak English words or phrases "or any language, for that matter." They can live up to 50 years and often outlive their owners. Macaws can also be affectionate birds. "It's belie...

Microcapsules like it hot and salty

... and to be as effective as possible. This requires intelligent transport systems which initially enclose the active substances and then release them at the location where they are to be effective given the presence of certain conditions. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsda...

Where we change our mind

...world behaviors, adopted also by a wide variety of intelligent machines.?" they wrote. In their experiments, the researchers first taught volunteer subjects the layout of a computer-generated 3D "wire-frame" maze. Then, while the subjects' brains were being scanned using functional magnetic resonance, the rese...

Predators prefer to hunt small-brained prey

They avoid more intelligent prey such as monkeys which have exceptionally large brains and are more capable of escaping attacks. The study, carried out by Dr Susanne Shultz, from the School of Biological Sciences, focused on predators from Africa and South America such as the...

Microbes transform 'safest' PBDEs into more harmful compounds

...formed into more toxic forms, we need to make more intelligent policy decisions with respect to how, or even if, we should use these compounds," Alvarez-Cohen says. PBDEs are used in televisions, computers, wire insulation, upholstery and many other products containing plastic and foam. If these products overhe...

Intelligently designed molecular evolution

...roducts, have been created through, of all things, intelligent design. A team of researchers with the Lawrence B...sling said. "We are recapitulating evolution into intelligent design. In the case of this particular Grand fir enzyme synthase, it naturally makes a soup of smal...

Scientists narrow the time limits for the human and chimpanzee split

...ing -- in a more general sense -- the evolution of intelligent life." Walker, a paleoanthropologist and Evan Pugh Professor of Biological Anthropology and Biology at Penn State, has discovered and studied fossil hominids and other primate species that pertain to the question of the human-chimp divergence. "Whi...

Sensor web simulation investigates technique to improve prediction of pollution across the globe

...to demonstrate that such an approach, or 'targeted intelligent data collection techniques,' can bring about more efficient use of our Earth observation satellites and their sensors." In September 2005, Talabac's team will use an atmospheric chemistry computer model to predict global CO distribution. The team wi...

Gene Bridges And Covalys To Develop Restriction-Enzyme-Free SNAP-tag Gene Fusion Kits

...) with single-nucleotide precision. SNAP-tag is an intelligent self-labeling protein tag which covalently links chemical probes to proteins of interest without prior purification. The combined products will allow scientists to easily add the SNAP-tag gene onto any cloned gene, at any position, so that the SNAP-...

Grasping metaphors: UC San Diego research ties brain area to figures of speech

...eft angular gyrus. Fluent in English and otherwise intelligent and mentally lucid, the patients showed gross deficits in comprehending such common proverbs as "the grass is always greener on the other side" and "an empty vessel makes more noise." Asked to explain the sayings, the patients tended give responses t...

GeneNotes - A novel information management software for biologists

...sults of such study can lead to innovation of more intelligent human-computer interfaces that greatly shorten the cycle of biology research. ...

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