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New, automated tool successfully classifies and relates proteins in unprecedented way

...by Carnegie Mellon University, outperformsexisting visual methods to localize proteins inside cells, saysProfessor Robert F. Murphy, whose report, "Data Mining in Genomics andProteomics," appears in an upcoming special issue of the Journal ofBiomedicine and Biotechnology. "Ourapproach really enables the ne...

Emory Eye Center Implants Its First Retinal Chips In Patients With Retinitis Pigmentosa

...ually in childhood, followed by loss of peripheral visual field, progressing over many years to tunnel vision and finally blindness. At Emory Eye Center retina specialists Thomas M. Aaberg, Sr. and Jiong Yan performed the surgery recently on five patients. Another two patients are planned for mid-February....

The secret lives of whales

... have remarkable acoustic memories just as we have visual memories,?says Clark. Clark concludes that he and...strained by the limitations of their recording and visual observation abilities. “Suddenly you realize that the whale’s sense of scale is ocean basin sized —o...

Clam embryo study shows pollutant mixture adversely affects nerve cell development

...ins in the normal and treated embryos to check the visual data. Read the full paper ...

Study identifies predictors of HIV drug resistance in patients beginning triple therapy

...ins in the normal and treated embryos to check the visual data. Read the full paper ...

Mouse brain tumors mimic those in human genetic disorder

...ng the optic nerve and opticchiasm, which transmit visual information from the eye to the brain.This type of tumor, called an optic pathway glioma, is the most commontumor in children with NF1.Second, the time course of tumor development was similar to that seenin humans. Unlike most tumors, optic pathway g...

ASU researchers finds novel chemistry at work to provide parrot's vibrant red colors

...ehavioral significance of bird colors as a form of visual communication within a species (e.g. to denote status or attractiveness). As he studied these aspects, he wanted to understand more about what makes the colors of the birds possible, and then focused on "deconstructing the color into its component pa...

Transport System Smuggles Medicines Into Brain

...ehavioral significance of bird colors as a form of visual communication within a species (e.g. to denote status or attractiveness). As he studied these aspects, he wanted to understand more about what makes the colors of the birds possible, and then focused on "deconstructing the color into its component pa...

Papers of DNA Pioneer and Nobel Laureate Francis Crick Added to National Library of Medicine’s Profiles in Science Web Site

... become a cultural icon, represented in sculpture, visual art, jewelry, and toys.?/p> During a research career spanning more than 50 years, the theoretical biologist and biophysicist also made fundamental contributions to structural studies of important biological molecules through X-ray analysis; to ou...

First real-time view of developing neurons reveals surprises, say Stanford researchers

...in direction or near the left or right side of the visual field. What they found was a surprise. As soon as the neurons were old enough to respond to the LCD screen, they specifically fired when they sensed only one type of movement. When the tiny square moved left to right, a distinct population of neuron...

Agilent Technologies releases automated literature search tool for biology researchers

...matics platform that enables researchers to form a visual map of complex biological networks, increasing their understanding of molecular pathways and the biological causes of disease. The Agilent Literature Search tool automatically searches for and extracts information from multiple textual databases, su...

Implanted Devices Detect High-Risk Heart Failure Patients

...data in this trial was to create a "footprint," or visual representation, of a patient's heart rate variability over time. Patients with a footprint of 30 percent or less in heart rate variability were almost two-and-half times more likely to die after one year. "A person with normal heart rate variable wo...

Ophthalmologists Use Artificial Silicon Retina Microchip To Treat Vision Loss

... these patients all have severe narrowing of their visual fields down to a very small central circle, and al...atients all reported some degree of improvement in visual function, says Pollack. "Improvement in visual function was variable and included the ability to rea...

Ophthalmologists implant five patients with artificial silicon retina microchip

... these patients all have severe narrowing of their visual fields down to a very small central circle, and al...atients all reported some degree of improvement in visual function, says Pollack. "Improvement in visual function was variable and included the ability to rea...

New online portal merges vast data on Gulf of Maine ecosystem

...t poring through pages of data. To see the type of visual analysis the website can offer at this time, follow this quick guide: 1- Go to: http://gmbis.iris.usm.maine.edu/home.asp 2- Click on: "Take a look at our products" 3- Click on: The map next to "Annual Atlantic Cod Abundance & D...

Migratory songbirds have a specialized night-vision brain area

...ted that birds have specialized molecules in their visual system that translate magnetic compass information into visual patterns. Thus, , the researchers hypothesized that night migratory birds would need a specialized n...

The lopsided brain: Attention bias is shared by humans and birds

...g some tasks humans have a tendency to devote more visual attention to the left side of the visual world than the right side, a phenomenon known as pseudoneglect. Researchers now report that pseudone...

Rhesus monkeys can assess the visual perspective of others when competing for food

...these monkeys were able to accurately consider the visual perspective of others when deciding from whom to steal. In previous studies, rhesus monkeys (and other primates) were thought to do no more than merely follow the gaze of others. Primates have typically failed in other, noncompetitive experiments th...

Brain May Be Less Plastic Than Hoped

The visual cortex of the adult primate brain displays less fl.... They found limited reorganization in the primary visual cortex. Their results contradict previous thinking. In a “News and Views?commentary published in th...

Bobbing birds do it for a reason

...bobbing is critical for the stabilization of their visual world, despite the motion of their bodies, and the...y comic appearance but is known to be critical for visual stabilization during body movement. What was not known was whether or not this means of avoiding "mo...

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