Tag: "leaks" at biology news
Robot-based system developed at Carnegie Mellon detects life in Chile's Atacama desert
... may only reveal a faint signal. Any sunlight that leaks
in to the camera of a conventional fluorescence imager would obscure the signal," said Waggoner. "To avoid this problem, we designed our system to excite dyes with high intensity flashes of light. The camera only opens during those flashes, so we ar...
Rabies spread speeds up
...ission - challenging efforts to identify potential leaks
in vaccine corridors and sites of dispersal - the authors' simulations provide a valuable resource for anticipating alternate outbreak scenarios and preparing multiple game plans to prevent or contain them. They also indicate the best sites for estab...
Plants used to detect gas leaks, from outer space!
can be potentially life threatening in the home, b...roperties of plants can act as an early warning of leaks
in natural gas pipelines. "Our study was about testing the ability of satellite remote systems to m...
Key to acute lung injury lies in Ang2 protein
...nd that levels of Ang2, which is known to increase leaks
in blood vessels and causes the death of endothelial cells that line the blood vessels, were higher in adult patients with acute lung injury and in babies born with respiratory distress syndrome who either went on to develop bronchopulmonary dysplasi...
New way of tracking muscle damage from radiation
... agent flows in and out of a region, or whether it leaks
out of the blood vessel, helps us understand whether the blood supply is in poor or good condition," Krasin said. "Changes in T2 measurements may indicate an increase in swelling following radiation therapy, which is evidence of inflammation that cou...
Inhibiting blood to save the brain
...tting, can promote multiple sclerosis (MS) when it leaks
from the blood into the brain, triggering inflammation that leads to MS-related nerve damage. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have identified a fibrin-derived peptide that inhibits this specific inflam...
Twin studies reveal genetic components leading to cardiac and kidney disease
...work appears to be a heritable factor. Albumin leaks
are an indication that the permeability of these filters has increased, allowing leakage of good molecules with the bad. This trait is linked to a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. The study shows that both elevated blo...