News tagged with fibers
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from Japan recently published a paper in PLoS One describing their successful growth and transplantation of new teeth created from the stem cells of mice.
Medical research Jul 13, 2011 | 4.9 / 5 (23) | 8 |
Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have solved a key part of a muscle regeneration mystery plaguing scientists for years, adding strong support to the theory that muscle mass can be built without ...
Medical research Sep 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (14) | 7 |
Ever gone to the movies and forgotten where you parked the car? New UCLA research may one day help you improve your memory.
Neuroscience Feb 08, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (13) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Some parts of the body, like the liver, can regenerate themselves after damage. But others, such as our nervous system, are considered either irreparable or slow to recover, leaving thousands ...
Neuroscience May 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (8) | 1 |
The brain receives information from the ear in a surprisingly orderly fashion, according to a University at Buffalo study scheduled to appear June 6 in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Neuroscience Jun 05, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (8) | 1 |
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study in the US has shown that the type of "good" bacteria that predominate in human stools varies with the diet.
Medical research Sep 02, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (8) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Distinct neural pathways are important for different aspects of language processing, researchers have discovered, studying patients with language impairments caused by neurodegenerative ...
Neuroscience Nov 24, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (7) | 5 |
People who like to nap say it helps them focus their minds post a little shut eye. Now, a study from Georgetown University Medical Center may have found evidence to support that notion.
Neuroscience Oct 17, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (7) | 2 |
New information has come to light explaining how injured skin cells and touch-sensing nerve fibers coordinate their regeneration during wound healing. UCLA researchers Sandra Rieger and Alvaro Sagasti found that a chemical ...
Medical research May 24, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (7) | 1 |
The moment you step into oppressive heat, the body senses life-threatening danger and starts fighting to keep things cool.
Health Jul 22, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (7) | 0
Research shows mice brains are 'very wired up' at birth, suggests experience selects which connections to keep
Ask the average person the street how the brain develops, and they'll likely tell you that the brain's wiring is built as newborns first begin to experience the world. With more experience, those connections are strengthened, ...
Neuroscience Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—A thin, flexible electrode developed at the University of Michigan is 10 times smaller than the nearest competition and could make long-term measurements of neural activity practical at ...
Neuroscience Nov 11, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
University of Illinois researchers determined that an adult stem cell present in muscle is responsive to exercise, a discovery that may provide a link between exercise and muscle health. The findings could lead to new therapeutic ...
Medical research Feb 06, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (6) | 0 |
The soldier on the fringes of an explosion. The survivor of a car wreck. The football player who took yet another skull-rattling hit. Too often, only time can tell when a traumatic brain injury will leave ...
Neuroscience Mar 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 3
Using a miniature electronic device implanted in the brain, scientists have tapped into the internal reward system of mice, prodding neurons to release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure.
Neuroscience Apr 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 3 |
Fiber, also spelled fibre, is a class of materials that are continuous filaments or are in discrete elongated pieces, similar to lengths of thread. They are very important in the biology of both plants and animals, for holding tissues together. Human uses for fibers are diverse. They can be spun into filaments, string or rope, used as a component of composite materials, or matted into sheets to make products such as paper or felt. Fibers are often used in the manufacture of other materials. Synthetic fibers can be produced very cheaply and in large amounts compared to natural fibers, but natural fibers enjoy some benefits, such as comfort, over their man-made counterparts.
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