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Slide

slide 1. The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice. 2. Smooth, even passage or progress. A better slide into their... Read More

Hanging drop slide

Definition noun (microscopy) A glass slide prepared by hanging drop technique to observe living and motile microscopic... Read More

Gram staining

Definition noun A staining method performed to determine whether a bacterial species is gram-positive (i.e. violet stain) or... Read More

MIT sorts cells with beams of light

Could find applications in genetic screening, more CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Separating out particular kinds of cells from a... Read More

1 sample examined by 1,000 pathologists — how and why?

1 sample examined by 1,000 pathologists -- how and why? This week, more than eight hundred pathologists from around Europe... Read More

Improvement of silver impregnation technique (protargol) to obtain morphological features of protists cilitates, flagellates and opalinates

Improvement of silver impregnation technique (protargol) to obtain morphological features of protists cilitates, flagellates... Read More

Improvement of silver impregnation technique (protargol) to obtain morphological features of protists ciliates, flagellates and opalinates

SILVA-NETO, I. D. da Laboratório de Protistologia, Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biologia, C.C.S.,... Read More

Evidence for Intelligent Design from Biochemistry

From a speech delivered at Discovery Institute's God & Culture Conference Michael J. Behe Discovery Institute August... Read More

Rochers sign

Rocher's sign --> drawer sign (Science: clinical sign) In a knee examination, the forward or backward sliding of the... Read More

Canadian system for outdoor air monitoring

Aerobiology Research was first formed in 1994 to collect outdoor air samples and report on pollen and fungal spore levels.... Read More

Ocular micrometer

ocular micrometer A glass disk that fits in a microscope eyepiece and that has a ruled scale; when calibrated with a slide... Read More

Whole mount

whole mount (Science: procedure) Placing a whole organism or specimen on a slide for microscopic... Read More

Trombone

trombone 1. A powerful brass instrument of the trumpet kind, thought by some to be the ancient sackbut, consisting of a tube... Read More

Piston

piston (Science: machinery) A sliding piece which either is moved by, or moves against, fluid pressure. It usually consists... Read More

Pinworm

Definition noun, plural: pinworms A small nematoid worm that inhabits the rectum of the human host Supplement Pinworms are... Read More

Tumbler

tumbler 1. One who tumbles; one who plays tricks by various motions of the body; an acrobat. 2. A movable obstruction in a... Read More

Spline

spline 1. A rectangular piece fitting grooves like key seats in a hub and a shaft, so that while the one may slide endwise... Read More

Gram-negative

Definition adjective Of, or relating to the group of bacteria that take the color of the counterstain (i.e. pink) under the... Read More

Rebuck skin window technique

Rebuck skin window technique An in vivo test of the inflammatory response in which the skin is abraded and a slide applied... Read More

Muscle contraction

muscle contraction A process leading to shortening and/or development of tension in muscle tissue. Muscle contraction occurs... Read More

Immersion

Immersion 1. The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking within a fluid; a dipping; as, the immersion of... Read More

Decomposer

Decomposer Definition The organisms that carry out the process of decay or break down of the dead organism are known as... Read More

Pseudopodia

A pseudopodium (plural: pseudopodia) refers to the temporary projection of the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell. Pseudopodia... Read More

Amoeboid movement

Definition noun A crawling-like type of movement in which the cell forms temporary cytoplasmic projections called... Read More

Z disc

Definition noun, plural: Z discs The region or line formed in the sarcomere into which the thin filaments are... Read More

Epidermis

Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough and... Read More

Simple squamous epithelium

Simple Squamous Epithelium Definition Simple squamous epithelium, also known as simple squamous epithelial tissue or... Read More

Sarcomere

Definition noun, plural: sarcomeres A segment consisting of a highly organized assembly of filaments delimited by two Z... Read More

Amoebozoa

Definition noun A taxonomic group including the amoeboid protists that are characterized by having pseudopods and a cell... Read More

Diatom

A diatom is a unicellular eukaryotic alga characterized by the siliceous covering and symmetry. Diatoms are mostly aquatic,... Read More

Tumblers

tumbler 1. One who tumbles; one who plays tricks by various motions of the body; an acrobat. 2. A movable obstruction in a... Read More

Mosby’s Radiographic Instructional Series: Radiobiology & Radiation Protection Study Guide

Mosby's Radiographic Instructional Series: Radiobiology & Radiation Protection Study Guide ... Read More

Thermometer

thermometer (Science: physics) An instrument for measuring temperature, founded on the principle that changes of temperature... Read More

Inflection

Inflection 1. The act of inflecting, or the state of being inflected. 2. A bend; a fold; a curve; a turn; a twist. 3. A... Read More

Mitosis Gets Harder Thanks To New Gene Discovery

April 2008 -- A biological process taught to every student studying biology has just become a little more complicated... Read More

Sex: It’s Costly But Worth It. Just Ask A Microbe

The next time you mutter about the high cost of relationship maintenance, take comfort in knowing that microbes share your... Read More

‘Micro-boxes’ of water used to study single molecules

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the use of water droplets as... Read More

Computational Analysis Shows That Plant Hormones Often Go It Alone

Unlike the Three Musketeers who lived by the motto "All for one, one for all," plant hormones prefer to do their... Read More

University Of Chicago Researchers Uncover First Steps In Cell-Cell Adhesion Process

For the first time, researchers at the University of Chicago describe in detail how neighboring skin cells adhere to one... Read More

Engineers probe spiders’ polymer art

Engineers probe spiders' polymer art      MIT researchers hope the golden silk spider... Read More