Tag: "shake" at biology news
A whole lot of shaking goin' on triggers early hatching in red-eyed tree frogs
...a particular characteristic of the vibrations that shake
the clutch -- not only the speed of these vibrations, or how hard the clutch is shaken, but the length of and time between the movements that signal the embryos to hatch. Undisturbed, red-eyed tree frog eggs usually hatch six to eight days after fer...
Scientists develop nanotech-laser treatment that kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue
...chnique that uses pulses of near-infrared light to shake
the DNA molecule loose from the carbon nanotube after they've entered the cell. The idea is to use the nanotube to deliver therapeutic molecules of DNA, RNA or protein directly into the cell nucleus to fight various infections and diseases. "Nanotec...
Flu not the only germ threat this time of year
... to put it bluntly. People share cell phones, they shake
hands to be social. These are effective ways to transmit disease." While RSV may sound new, the best way to prevent it ?washing your hands ?is not. "We've known for more than 100 years that hand washing prevents infection, but we still can't get pe...
From hot springs to rice farms, scientists reveal new insights into the secret lives of archaea
...es, as in politics, some groups just can't seem to shake
the label ''extremist.'' So it is with archaea (ar-KEY-uh), a collection of bacteria-like microorganisms whose unique genetics and chemical structure separate them from all other living things. For years, biologists have pigeonholed archaea as extre...
...actively recruit moray eels through a curious head shake
made close to the moray eel's head to which the eel responds by leaving its crevice and joining the grouper. Groupers showed such recruitment more often when hungry. The observed role division comes "naturally" to two predators with different hunt...