News tagged with fibres
Scientists from Flinders University are trying to develop a new treatment for a highly aggressive, asbestos-related lung cancer that is set to become more prevalent in the future.
Cancer May 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A global team of researchers has identified the gene behind an Australian toddler's paediatric brain disorder in a discovery that is paving the way for the diagnosis and treatment of other ...
Genetics May 03, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) significantly improves muscle function – down to the muscle fibre level – in postmenopausal women, a new study published today in The Journal of Physiology shows.
Medical research Apr 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers from The University of Auckland have developed the world's most detailed 3D computer models of the heart's upper chambers.
Cardiology Apr 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are part of an international team which has for the first time identified the role of a tumour suppressor in peripheral neuropathy ...
Neuroscience Mar 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Whole grains, rather than dietary fibre, found to be fundamental to the prevention of chronic disease
The apparent links between various food types and the prevention of chronic diseases - such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease (CHD) and hypertension - are well established. In particular, dietary ...
Medical research Feb 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—The results published in Nature Communications enables us to consider eventual therapeutic strategies to restore the sensorial innervation of the cochlea, an organ essential to hearing.
Medical research Feb 18, 2013 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Ottawa scientists have discovered a trigger that turns muscle stem cells into brown fat, a form of good fat that could play a critical role in the fight against obesity. The findings from Dr. Michael Rudnicki's ...
Medical research Feb 05, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (8) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—A Queen's University study is giving new insight into how the neurons in our brains control our limbs. The research might one day help with the design of more functional artificial limbs.
Neuroscience Jan 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists in Japan have used ostrich blood vessels to create a viable bypass in pigs, raising hopes of easier and more effective artery transplants for heart patients.
Medical research Dec 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—In a collaboration between the University's Veterinary School and MRC's Regenerative Medicine Centre, scientists used a unique type of cell to regenerate the damaged part of the dogs' spines. The researchers ...
Neuroscience Nov 20, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 1 |
World-leading experts in Magnetic Resonance Imaging from The University of Nottingham's Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre have made a key discovery which could give the medical world a new tool for the improved ...
Medical research Nov 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
World-leading experts in Magnetic Resonance Imaging from The University of Nottingham's Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre have made a key discovery which could give the medical world a new tool ...
Neuroscience Oct 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Few drugs are available to treat muscle injury, muscle wasting and genetic disorders causing muscle degeneration, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. A compelling discovery that may change this was made recently by a research ...
Medical research Oct 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Scientists have proved a 60-year-old theory about how nerve signals are sent around the body at varying speeds as electrical impulses.
Medical research Oct 11, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1 |
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. The strongest engineering materials are generally made as fibers, for example carbon fiber and Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene.
Synthetic fibers can often be produced very cheaply and in large amounts compared to natural fibers, but for clothing natural fibers can give some benefits, such as comfort, over their synthetic counterparts.
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