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 This 2005 photograph depicted a female Anopheles albimanus mosquito while she was feeding on a human host, thereby, becoming engorged with blood. Like other species in the genus Anopheles, A. albimanus adults hold the major axis of the body more...

Malaria Vaccines, Looking but Seeing and Nanoscale Electric Cars!

New Malaria Vaccine Target A protein interaction on red blood cells could be a prime target for an effective Malaria ... is first processed. By changing the visibility of images seen by the volunteers the team saw no different in activity when the images were visible or invisible, meaning their awareness and ...

Ultrasound and MRI

... sound waves instead of ionizing radiation to form images. The sound waves are emitted by a hand-held ... affairs, which produced low resolution black and white images. Even so, the potential of the technique was obvious, ... of the sound when it reflects off a moving column of blood) means that blood flow to organs or tumours can be ...

 This example of fMRI data shows regions of activation including primary visual cortex (V1, BA17), extrastriate visual cortex and lateral geniculate body in a comparison between a task involving a complex moving visual stimulus and rest condition...

Mind-reading MRIs

... neurons in your brain.  Instead, it measures changes in blood flow in your brain.  So, when your neurons fire, they ... encoding model that describes how the movies or the still images are translated into changes in blood flow in that ... So if you show someone thousands and thousands of still images or say, a few hours of movies, you can actually build ...

CT Scan

CT Scans, Nuclear Medicine and PET imaging

... how standard radiography using x-rays was used to form images of the insides of our bodies. Now I want to talk about ... you get another slice, and so on until you have a set of images encompassing the part of the patient you are ... of contrast material (see previous article) into the blood vessels supplying it (angiography), and the other ...

Mind Reading a Reality?

... recognise what happens in the brain in response to certain images, and the system was then able to accurately reproduce images that the subject had not seen before. The images were ... the fMRI, which recorded brain activity by looking at blood flow in the visual cortex, which is located at the back ...

A Male T-Rex Skull

75 million year-old dinosaur cells found

The remains of blood cells and fibrous tissues have been found preserved in ... she had managed to extract soft tissues and even signs of blood cells from the 68 million year old remains of a T.rex. ... under the electron microscope, which the team saw in their images. The samples were also analysed using a technique ...

Tales of Evolution: How fish conquered the land

... in most fish this bud then splits off from the gut tube. Blood vessels line the outside of the swim bladder and ... instead of depositing gases into the swim bladder from the blood vessels, the fish can swim to the surface and gulp air ... further and use this organ to take up oxygen into their blood for respiration - in exactly the same way as tetrapods ...

Naked Thoughts : Seeing the Brain in Action

... that area of your brain to demand more oxygen and more blood. As the blood arrives, it provides us with a visible ... of the brain. By using a precise combination of sound and images in their new advert, could they cause that region of ... old copy of Nineteen Eighty Four. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS All images courtesy of Dr Mark Lythgoe, a Neurophysiologist and ...

Sound waves

Sound makes invisible become visible

... Shorter waves, at higher frequency, return better quality images, but penetrate poorly into tissue. Longer wavelengths get deeper into tissues, but produce grainier images and cannot see structures smaller than fractions of a ... To test the system, the French team imaged the tiny blood vessels in the brains of sleeping mice, through the ...

Van_Leeuwenhoek's microscopes, by Henry Baker

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek: the father of Microbiology

... he also discovered, among many other things, blood cells, sperm cells and microscopic nematodes (worms). ... he also discovered, among many other things, blood cells, sperm cells and microscopic nematodes (worms)... ...

Cataracts and Crystallins

... responsible for focusing light and producing clear, sharp images and is contained in a sealed capsule. It is a ... to clump together, causing the lens to cloud and making images look blurred or fuzzy. This results in visual ... bathed in fluids and so is completely avascular (lacking blood vessels). The lens fibre cells that make up the bulk of ...

10 breakthroughs for the next 60 years

... the world. Spanish company Life Length is developing new blood tests that can identify our biological age by analysing ...

Mouse with red eyes

Science's Scariest Experiments

... literally sewn together, sharing the circulation of their blood. Apart from being a grotesque, real-world counterpart ... kinds of experiments in mice have revealed that young blood appears to rejuvenate the older mice. The geriatric ... a clinic popped up in the US where you could buy young blood to inject yourself with. This horrified the scientists ...

What did Dinosaur DNA look like?

... chromosome preparations is by using living tissue or a blood sample. And even if DNA could be extracted from ...

Car made from carrots and potatoes and driven on chocolate

British Science Festival 2009

... In other intervention studies, it certainly seems that blood flow to the brain is involved in these processes. Diana ... They think that flavonoid-rich foods serve to dilate the blood vessels and increase blood flow to the brain thereby improving attention spans.  ...

Figure 1b: Spiderman toy hanging from a glass plate, attached using the Gecko-tape. The contact area is about 0.5cm2 with a carry load of >100g. This toy has been attached to several surfaces before this photo was taken.

Biomimetics: Borrowing from Biology

... leaf is anything but smooth. Scanning electron microscope images revealed that the leaves were very rough and covered ... reducing the water required to flush a toilet for example. Blood clots, arteries and self-healing space craft ... clue to a more advanced technological solution. Take the blood clotting system for example. When you cut yourself, it ...

Damaged blood-brain barrier

A breath test for Parkinson's

... between two populations of people. We are looking at blood, we are looking at urine samples, we're looking at ...

Brain invasion: why music can frighten us

... of a soundtrack send a shiver down our spines, make our blood run cold, and help us completely forget we are being ... occurring in different areas of the brain. The resulting images of brain activity revealed exactly the sort of pattern ...

Hydrophylax bahuvistara is native to southern India

Urumin: frog chemical kills flu viruses

... but was also apparently harmless at the same dose to human blood cells. The Emory team tested the substance against 12 ...

U.S. Army boxer Sgt. John Franklin scores with a left jab en route to winning the flyweight crown at the 2011 USA Boxing National Championships. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs

Seeing Red

... perceived dominance, aggression and portrayed emotion. The images had been manipulated to alter the colours of the mens' ... all identical shades of either red, grey or blue. Separate images were prepared of each male individual wearing all ... more often.  "In nature, chemical pigments, and also blood flowing through the skin, produce a red colouration," ...

A child sleeping

Can computers read our dreams?

... brain are active, by monitoring the flow of oxygenated blood around the brain. The research team fed the brain ... activity were when their subjects saw particular visual images during wakefulness, versus when similar objects were ... comparison, the team used internet search engines to find images of the kinds of objects that their subjects often ...

Panoramic Ultrasound Scanner

... the better the resolution of the system so the better the images. But short wavelengths mean that the signal can't penetrate very far so images deeper into the body are not very detailed. This ... the sensor inside the body on a probe, sometimes down a blood vessel.  The problem is that the sensors could only ...

Male Pattern Baldness

Fighting Baldness and Healing Wounds through Hibernation

... --- Spotting Archaeological Sites from Space Satellite images have been used to identify over 9000 sites of early ... Harvard University used computer algorithms to search the images for clues of human habitation such as soil ... and their core temperature is greatly reduced and their blood circulation is greatly reduced, they are able to heal ...

The Gran Telescopio at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, Canary Islands Date

Bigger, better telescopes

... atmosphere.  The atmosphere moves around and blurs the images, but we can measure the amount of blurring by looking ... The adaptive optics technology that we use to correct the images from the sky, can also be used to correct images used ... look at individual rods and cones, look at the individual blood vessels, and actually measure blood flow in those blood ...