Tag: "symmetry" at biology news
Beauty and the brain
...election one that goes something as follows: Like symmetry
(another reliable predictor of attractiveness), prototypicality signals health and fitness ?unusually protuberant eyes might be a clue to disease, for example ?and so is a kind of shorthand for the value of a potential mate. But whereas that expla...
Rice scientists unveil 'nanoegg'
...e light energy is lost to these 'dark modes.' With symmetry
breaking, we are able to make these dark modes bright by providing dipole moments for more of the incoming light." ...
The giant protein titin helps build muscles
... discovered that telethonin has a kind of internal symmetry
that lets it grasp two titin molecules running off in opposite directions. That's new. We've discovered other single proteins that can link to DNA molecules in 'palindromes', but this is the first time we have seen proteins themselves linked like thi...
Rutgers researchers scientifically link dancing ability to mate quality
...Jamaicans, building on earlier studies of physical symmetry
in that population. The test group was ideal for a scientific study of dance, since in Jamaican society, dancing is important in the lives of both sexes. The dancers ranged in age from 14 through 19, and each danced to the same song, popular at the t...