SHEARS in Biological News
New microsensor measures volatile organic compounds in water and air on-site
...structures whose vibrations were less affected by the surrounding medium.
The researchers chose a silicon disk platform for the sensor. The disk shears
back and forth around its center with a characteristic resonance frequency between 300 and 1,000 kHz, depending on its geometry. With proper actuation...
Expanding waistlines triggered by your genes
...n, Stephen Weiss, and Alan Saltiel at U-M's Life Sciences Institute (LSI), discovered that the gene membrane-type 1 matrix metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP) shears
the collagen meshwork that holds fat cells in place and frees expanding fat cells, allowing their spread and expansion underneath the skin. The study ...
Salk and Stanford teams join forces to reveal two paths of neurodegeneration
...ly severed or seriously injured by disease in adults, they die and are removed by degeneration.
Scientists have speculated that the same molecular shears
used to trim axon branches in injured adult axons also do so during normal developmental pruning. In a forthcoming issue of Neuron, teams at the Salk ...
Life and death in the hippocampus: what young neurons need to survive
...and gene transfer techniques, Gage and a team headed by former postdoctoral fellow Ayumu Tashiro, Ph.D., injected a virus carrying a pair of molecular shears
capable of deleting a gene encoding part of the NMDA receptor into the hippocampus, a brain region harboring neural stem cells that give rise to new n...
Antarctic Treaty Meeting moves to protect frozen continent from non-native species
... ballast water operations.
According to Dr John shears
of British Antarctic Survey, "In the past, Antarct...ntists called for more research into the issue. Dr shears
said that scientists need to identify which areas ... change on the spread of non-native species.
says, "Antarctica's remoteness and isolation offer...
SHEARS in Biological Technology
SHEARS in Biological Dictionary
...uencing and compares ... The method developed and preferred by Celera is simply called shotgun sequencing . ... Shotgun sequencing randomly shears
genomic DNA into small pieces which are ... Whole Genome Shotgun Sequencing . The shotgun sequencing method goes ... This step not needed in...