Neutrophils, cells recruited by the immune system to fight infection, need to move through a great variety of tissues. New research shows how neutrophils move through confined spaces in the body. A new system can mimic tissues of different densities and stiffness, enabling improved development and testing of drugs.
One of the oldest and most widely used antibiotics, penicillin, attacks enzymes that build the bacterial cell wall. Researchers have now shown that penicillin and its variants also set in motion a toxic malfunctioning of the cell's wall-building machinery, dooming the cell to a futile cycle of building and then immediately destroying that wall.
People on the autistic spectrum may struggle to recognize social cues, unfamiliar people or even someone’s gender because of an inability to interpret changing facial expressions, new research has found.
People on the autistic spectrum may struggle to recognise social cues, unfamiliar people or even someone's gender because of an inability to interpret changing facial expressions, new research has found. According to the study by academics...Show More Summary
In 2013, a group of researchers published a paper called Collective Motion of Moshers at Heavy Metal Concerts. The paper's abstract reads: Human collective behavior can vary from calm to panicked depending on social context. Using videos publicly available online, we study the highly energized collective motion of attendees at heavy metal concerts. Show More Summary
NEW YORK — (October 8, 2014) -- Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed technologies that allow investigators, for the first time, to watch what they call the "dance" of HIV proteins on the virus' surface, which may contribute to how it infects human immune cells. Show More Summary
The mystery of what kick-started the motion of our earth's massive tectonic plates across its surface has been explained by researchers at the University of Sydney."Earth is the only planet in our solar system where the process of plate...Show More Summary
The first projects to receive funding under the Obama administration’s brain research initiative include the creation of a wearable scanner to image the brain in motion and the development of tools such as radio waves, nanoparticles and genetically modified viruses to remotely target activity deep in the brain. Read full article >>
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in the United States, have developed and tested the prototype of a self-guiding bullet. The so called Darpa’s bullet has the ability to guide itself while in motion and maintain accuracy on target, even in conditions in which any human can make an error. Darpa’s self-guiding bullets are part [...]
A new study, spearheaded by Andrew Motion and a team of researchers at Cambridge University, sets out to survey individuals across the U.K. to find out “what poetry is stored in our nation’s memory, and what it means to the individuals who remember it.” From The Guardian: Which is why I love the sound of [...]
The BlackBerry Classic release date is imminent, according to reports, with some even putting the date as Wednesday, Sept. 24. Canadian telecommunications company BlackBerry Limited, formerly known as Research in Motion, could launch the BlackBerry “Q20” Classic alongside their BlackBerry Passport or wait until later this year to unveil the device.
Geologists have a new explanation for the origin of plate tectonics. Researchers suggest it was triggered by the spreading of early continents then it eventually became a self-sustaining process.
The mystery of what kick-started the motion of our earth's massive tectonic plates across its surface has been explained by researchers at the University of Sydney. "Earth is the only planet in our solar system where the process of plate tectonics occurs," said Professor Patrice Rey, from the University of Sydney's School of Geosciences. read more
Researchers have developed a new model to study the motion patterns of bacteria in real time and to determine how these motions relate to communication within a bacterial colony. They chemically attached colonies of E. coli bacteria to a microcantilever, coupling its motion to that of the bacteria. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON D.C., September 16, 2014 – A team of researchers at Boston University and Stanford University School of Medicine has developed a new model to study the motion patterns of bacteria in real time and to determine how these motions relate to communication within a bacterial colony. read more
Researchers have 'filmed' the movement of lipid molecules using an X-ray stroboscope. Their study offers new insights into the dynamics of biomolecules, which compose materials such as cell membranes.
While producing a whipped jet in a viscous dielectric material – polydimethylsiloxane oil – the researchers were surprised to see the chaotic motion switch over to a steady-state helical structure. "We were able to stabilize the structure...Show More Summary
A brain region that appears central to perceiving the combination of color and motion has been identified by researchers. These neurons shift in sensitivity toward different colors and directions depending on what is being attended. The study sheds light on a key neurological process.
By Stock Market Sherpa: Canadians are used to being disappointed by our technology companies. First it was Nortel, then more recently it was Research in Motion. But for both Canadian and global investors, Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) shares have significant growth potential, despite already posting some impressive gains. Show More Summary
Despite being one of the largest net contributors to the European Union, Britain has no say in how EU money is spent, with new research showing 84 percent of all motions in the European Parliament opposed by Britain went on to become European Law. Show More Summary