Tag: "sentinel" at biology news
Bacterial response to oxidation studied as toxin barometer
...ith the research team’s attempts to immobilize the sentinel
bacteria as part of a biosensor design strategy. Nancy Love (www.cee.vt.edu/people/love.html) began her work with microbes by finding organisms that could be used to digest waste in wastewater treatment plants. When she noticed that the useful o...
Second opinion yields treatment changes for half of patients
...re surgery to make breast conservation possible or sentinel
lymph node biopsy, a new technique to determine whether cancer has spread beyond the breast. Thirty-two percent of patients had their surgery recommendations changed based on a multidisciplinary approach to surgical management The researchers foun...
The diversity of marine life in the Gulf of Maine region is much greater than previously thought
...te conditions, it and its creatures may serve as a sentinel
for climate change. And, by providing a more complete picture of the marine web of life, it is another step toward managing the Gulf of Maine as an ecosystem ?one of the primary goals of fisheries laws in the U.S. and Canada and of recent ocean commi...
New nano-canary in the nanotoxicology coalmine: The body itself
...s, live cell FTIR spectroscopy is expected to be a sentinel
of exposure to help identify the physico-chemico properties of nanoparticles that mediate biological activity, without bias of what that biological activity represents. The PNNL scientists are also developing infrared transparent chemistries that ...
New protein vital for immune response is found in surprise location
...ia may have acquired new functions by serving as a sentinel
to detect invading pathogens and other stressful signals, ensuring that the host cells survive and thrive even in adverse environments. Dr. Chen and his research group are currently working to determine how the MAVS protein functions within the comp...
wFleaBase: the Daphnia genome database
... unequaled among metazoans, largely because of its sentinel
role within freshwater ecosystems and over 200 years of biological investigations. By consequence, the Daphnia Genomics Consortium (DGC) has launched an interdisciplinary research program to create the resources needed to study genes that affect ecol...