Hexbyte Glen Cove A closer look at how immune cells attack and heal thumbnail

Hexbyte Glen Cove A closer look at how immune cells attack and heal

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Macrophages—immune cells that both fight infections and fix the damage they cause—are often placed into two categories: those that increase inflammation (known as "M1") to attack, and those that decrease inflammation to begin the healing process ("M2"). Researchers in the lab of Kathryn Miller-Jensen, associate professor of biomedical engineering and...

Hexbyte Glen Cove Do simulations represent the real world at the atomic scale? thumbnail

Hexbyte Glen Cove Do simulations represent the real world at the atomic scale?

Pictorial representation of joint experimental and computational study of materials. The study utilized the Advanced Photon Source (upper panel) and Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (lower panel). The team addressed the atomistic structure of interfaces, which are ubiquitous in materials. Credit: Emmanuel Gygi, University of California, San Diego Computer simulations hold tremendous promise to accelerate...

Hexbyte Glen Cove Point-of-care test developed for tumor marker in human saliva based on lanthanide nanoprobes thumbnail

Hexbyte Glen Cove Point-of-care test developed for tumor marker in human saliva based on lanthanide nanoprobes

Schematic illustration of CEA detection in saliva. Eu2O3 NCs and disposable syringe filter equipped with nitrocellulose membrane are employed as nanoprobes and bioassay platform, respectively. The whole assay can be carried out within 10 min, including incubation, labeling, and washing procedures, which allows both quantitatively time‐resolved (TR) and qualitatively visual detection of CEA.Advanced Science...

Hexbyte Glen Cove Proper geometry of leaflets is important for their movement in legumes thumbnail

Hexbyte Glen Cove Proper geometry of leaflets is important for their movement in legumes

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Most legume species have compound leaves with multiple joined units termed leaflets, and the geometry of leaflets (the spatial structure and organization of leaflets) largely determines the compound leaf shape, which has been broadly recognized in model compound-leafed species. Previous studies mainly focused on the role of the pulvinus in...

Hexbyte Glen Cove Researchers reveal effects of chemical lysis and mechanical lysis on quality of microbial DNA thumbnail

Hexbyte Glen Cove Researchers reveal effects of chemical lysis and mechanical lysis on quality of microbial DNA

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Yield, purity and integrity, of microbial DNA extracted from digesta samples is crucial for downstream analysis of amplicon sequencing. These markers of quality are influenced by chemical and mechanical lysis. However, contributions of chemical and mechanical lysis have not been investigated in DNA extraction methodology. Recently, researchers from the Institute...

Hexbyte Glen Cove Researchers develop a mathematical model to explain the complex architecture of termite mounds thumbnail

Hexbyte Glen Cove Researchers develop a mathematical model to explain the complex architecture of termite mounds

The interior of a termite nest shows complex, interconnecting floors and ramps. Credit: Guy Theraulaz/Harvard SEAS Following a series of studies on termite mound physiology and morphogenesis over the past decade, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have now developed a mathematical model to help explain how...

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