Tag: "sights" at biology news
Insects, viruses could hold key for better human teamwork in disasters
... relief efforts. At the center of the scientists' sights
are a sub-group of their own species -- specifically, civil engineers, who historically have had a limited role in such efforts, especially those involving critical physical infrastructures. Supported by a five-year $2.37 million grant from the Nati...
Anti-cancer drugs may hold promise for premature aging disorder
...he joined Dr. Collins' lab and immediately set his sights
on understanding the molecular basis of progeria. "What really interested me in this research in the first place were the potential links to aging and atherosclerotic disease," said Capell. Indeed, understanding progeria at the molecular level may i...
Everything in its place: Researchers identify brain cells used to categorize images
...complex behavior, because they give meaning to the sights
and sounds around us. For example, if you are told that a new electronic gadget is a telephone, this instantly provides a great deal of information about its relevant parts (speaker, microphone, keypad for dialing, etc.) and functions. While much i...
Dopamine used to prompt nerve tissue to regrow
...ess of dopamine has encouraged the team to set its sights
on other neurotransmitters. "Dopamine was a good starting point, but we are looking into other neurotransmitters as well," Wang said. The team's next step is to verify findings that the material stimulates the reformation of synapses in additio...