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Bones in motion: Brown scientists to create new 3-D X-ray system

...lopment of the new system. "Imagine animated X-ray movies of flying bats or flexing knees. It's very cool technology that is also very important from a biomedical standpoint." The system will be designed and built with a $1.8-million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, one of the nation's largest philan...

Ultrasound upgrade produces images that work like 3-D movies

...ining a 3-D effect. This principle lies behind 3-D movies and the familiar Fisher Price View-Master toy. With practice, some people can "defocus" their eyes and fuse the paired images without the aid of any special viewing device. (Find out how at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereoscopy .) To demonstra...

Two central mysteries in genome inheritance solved at UCSD

...800s and familiar to all high-school students from movies shown in biology classes, has long fascinated biologists. However, the molecular nature of a key component of cell division, the "chromosome-spindle" connection, which is critical for the inheritance of genetic information as cells divide, has remai...

Fighting like a girl or boy determined by gene in fruit flies

...olate, Kravitz said. The flies are videotaped. The movies are replayed in slow motion to record each move and countermove. "Ed has systematically developed reproducibly aggressive behavior in flies and paved the way for serious analysis," said Laurie Tompkins, program director at the National Institute o...

Innovative movies show real-time immune-cell activity within tumors

...e first time created three-dimensional, time-lapse movies showing immune cells targeting cancer cells in liv...therapies to treat the disease. With a series of movies made under different experimental conditions, the researchers resolved important questions about the...

Thermal imaging shatters arousal gender gap myth

...d a montage of material from pornography to horror movies to The Best of Mr. Bean to Canadian tourism travelogues to provide a base of control data. During the arousal experiment, the male and female subjects watched separate sexually explicit films procured from the Kinsey Institute and determined to be se...

Penguins waddle but they don't fall down, UH researchers say

...Small wonder they're featured in Coke commercials, movies like "Madagascar" and "March of the Penguins" and children's toys galore. But one University of Houston professor is looking into a serious side of these ultra-cute creatures. Dozens of teeter-tottering penguins are the subjects of a research pro...

New tool reveals secrets of migrating cells

...ment while keeping the intact organ alive and make movies of migrating cells." With two-photon imaging, Witt and Robey identified thymus cells they dubbed beeliners moving nearly two centimeters - almost an inch - per hour, which is fast in the realm of cell movement. They think that these are cells that h...

Remote control flies? Fly behavior controlled by laser light

...lly Targeted Photostimulation of Neurons" Four movies of the flies in action ...

X-Ray Beams And Fruit Fly 'Flight Simulator' Aid Scientists' View Of Muscle Power

...ving of IIT demonstrated the feasibility of taking movies of molecular changes in live flies. UVM’s Instrument and Model Facility (IMF), directed by Tobey Clark, built a rotating shutter used in the earlier experiment. IMF scientists Carl Silver and Gill Gianetti fabricated the high-speed device. “How the ...

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