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Simulations unravel outer membrane transport mechanism

...ng X-ray data and advanced computer simulation and visualization software, researchers at the University of Illinois have painstakingly modeled a critical part of a mechanism by which bacteria take up large molecules. Their findings provide a rare window on the complex interplay of proteins involved in the active ...

Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics

...ble biodiversity data infrastructure that supports visualization and analysis for use in conservation planning and ...nterplay between natural history collections data, visualization and analysis tools, and conservation decision-making. He has published in top-tier scientific journa...

Living view in animals shows how cells decide to make proteins

...t tubes, but this study marks its first successful visualization in a living mammal, said senior investigator Maria...omplexity of alternative splicing necessitates its visualization as the decisions are occurring, because taking a cell out of its context shows only its current stat...

Got inexpensive contrast agent? Milk plays new role in imaging

...e for abdominal pain. When the condition calls for visualization of the small intestinal wall, a negative oral cont...at works with intravenous contrast to allow better visualization of the bowel wall and clearer delineation between the bowel cavity and soft tissue. When milk is...

The brain's motivation station

...lobe (MTL) of the brain. Activation prior to scene visualization suggests that the brain actually prepares in advance to filter incoming information rather than simply reacting to the world. Activation of the MTL is associated with higher brain functions, including learning and memory, and subjects who showed gre...

Carnegie Mellon researchers discover key deficiencies in brains of people with autism

... accounts, that people with autism rely heavily on visualization to process information. Temple Grandin, a professo...rmed that the regions of the brain associated with visualization were activated when participants with autism read both kinds of sentences, while those regions of th...

Coming soon: 3-D imaging that flies 'through' and 'around' cancer

...rtrayed on television crime shows like "CSI." Such visualization "may be used to detect and characterize cancer, spare someone from more invasive medical procedures, lead to better disease detection rates of colon cancer, provide surgical guidance and detect which tumors may be easier to biopsy," detailed Andrew Q...

Surprise finding for stretched DNA

... a leading authority on the use of single-molecule visualization and manipulation techniques to study the dynamics, structure and kinetics of molecular motors and nucleo-protein assemblies. He holds joint appointments with Berkeley Lab's Physical Biosciences Division and UC Berkeley's Departments of Molecular &...

New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization

As visualization technologies like ultrasound continue to improve i...ient, but the use of technologies that can improve visualization of the area can increase the accuracy of the interventions. The heart's close proximity to the wall...

New tool tracks brain development in babies

...eam then applied fiber tracking to construct a 3-D visualization of the brain's white matter tracts based on the diffusion tensor images. The procedure was repeated after three months to monitor the development of the injured regions. This is the first time a group of newborns has been evaluated with fiber trackin...

Unraveling the viral mechanism

...nteract. Then as Chiu and Jiang used the computer visualization tool to strip away the surface shell entirely, they saw the concentric coil of DNA underneath. They also identified a protein "hub" through which DNA enters and exits the virus. "It's like a garden hose, in some ways," said Chiu. "You extend it. If ...

UC San Diego partners with Venter Institute to build marine microbial genomics cyberinfrastructure

... ability using web-based tools to explore data and visualization tools to interpret the results. The second group comprises bioinformatics experts with their own tools and programming. CAMERA will encourage this later group to contribute their software analysis tools, thus engaging the broader community in strengt...

Stanford study of owls finds link in brain between sight and sound

...ounds originating from any direction don't require visualization to be heard. "It's exciting to find that the circuits in the brain that control gaze direction affect how the brain processes auditory information," he added. With funds from the National Institutes of Health, Winkowski and Knudsen used electrodes t...

Fruit fly's beating heart helps identify human heart disease genes

...he end of this sentence. After perfecting the new visualization technique, the researchers inserted into the fly genome a mutated gene that causes dilated cardiomyopathy in humans. This condition is often the cause of heart failure in humans and is characterized by heart muscle that has greatly enlarged and there...

Technique makes it easier to see mouse embryo in all its glory

A fast, high-resolution, 3D mouse embryo visualization technique developed by collaborators at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University of Utah will revolutionize the way birth defects and cancer genes are studied in animal models. That's the prediction of the resea...

Interactive 3-D atlas of mouse brain now available on web

...ain structures across the strain, and downloadable visualization tools. The research that makes up this database was published as a cover article in the October 2005 issue of the journal Neuroscience. ...

Scientists learn to predict protein-stabilizing ability of small molecules

...pective enables depth perception that sharpens the visualization of the prostate and the network of nerves and tissue surrounding it. Additionally, by scaling down the motion of the robotic instruments, the surgeon can perform extremely precise, intricate movements during the procedure. For example, if the surgeon...

Penn Surgeons Use Completely Robotic Surgery to Successfully Treat Prostate Cancer

...pective enables depth perception that sharpens the visualization of the prostate and the network of nerves and tissue surrounding it. Additionally, by scaling down the motion of the robotic instruments, the surgeon can perform extremely precise, intricate movements during the procedure. For example, if the surgeon...

Missing fossil link 'Dallasaurus' found

...saurs. With the aid of computer science and SMU's visualization laboratory, Polcyn has been able to simulate what ...ove from land to sea. An artist has taken Polcyn's visualization work even one step further by creating a life-sized model of Dallasaurus, a work that is soon to be ...

'Smart' nanoprobes light up disease

...ering, describe development of a new nanoprobe for visualization of proteolytic activity in vivo. "The idea is to develop a 'smart' nanostructure that is dark in its original state but lights up very brightly in the presence of enzymatic activity associated with a particular disease process," said West. "Other gr...

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