- Supercomputer Provides Super Tool For Simulation Of Cell Division
Virginia Tech researchers in computer science and biology have used the university's supercomputer, System X, to create models and algorithms that make it possible to simulate the cell cycle-- the processes leading to cell division. They have demonst ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 2 2007 - 5:52pm
- Theoretical Modeling Brings New Understanding Of Self-Assembly Of 'Cell Skeletons'
Researchers at Canada's National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) are learning which molecular scale factors affect the assembly and disassembly of microtubules that are part of a cell's skeleton. Microtubules control the division of all cell ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 2 2007 - 5:58pm
- My Dream About The Prevention Of Genetic Conditions
I think, after 2 and a half months of blogging, it's time to tell you my dream. I'm nearly sure about that this dream wouldn't come true in my lifetime. I dream about a total screening for genetic conditions and diseases. When you are born, ...
Article - Bertalan Meskó - Feb 5 2007 - 4:42pm
- Lipid Plays Big Role In Embryonic Development
A little-known lipid plays a big role in helping us grow from a hollow sphere of stem cells into human beings, researchers have found. They found that in the first few days of life, ceramide helps stem cells line up to form the primitive ectoderm from whi ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2007 - 12:36pm
- Human Genome Breakthrough Reported
Investigators from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have made a breakthrough in identifying functional elements in the human genome, according to a report published online today in Nature G ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2007 - 3:03pm
- Enhanced Imaging Techniques Could Mean Fewer Biopsies
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a novel computational image-forming technique for optical microscopy that can produce crisp, three-dimensional images from blurry, out-of-focus data. Called Interferometric Synth ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 6 2007 - 10:43pm
- Do Cigarette Warning Labels Work? Results From 4 Countries
As the second leading cause of death in the world, cigarette smoking is a preventable behavior. Most countries require warnings about health risks on every package, but the effectiveness of these warnings depends upon the design and the "freshness&qu ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2007 - 12:21pm
- Berkeley And Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology is one of the ‘next big things’ in our future. People have elevated it to a level of near worship as the way to solve, and in some cases revolutionize a number of areas of human life. It certainly has that potential, but nanotechnology ...
Article - David Houle - Apr 19 2007 - 3:40pm
- Machine Learning Could Speed Up Radiation Therapy For Cancer Patients
A new computer-based technique could eliminate hours of manual adjustment associated with a popular cancer treatment. In a paper published in the Feb. 7 issue of Physics in Medicine and Biology, researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Memori ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2007 - 7:50pm
- Which Small And Large DNA Variants In Our Genome Matter?
Findings published in Science will accelerate the search for genes involved in human disease. The report provides a first genome-wide view of how the unique composition of genetic variation within each of us leads to unique patterns of gene activity. By d ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2007 - 10:30am