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Mimic

An imitation that sends a false signal.
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Quinn's group, for example, has developed small robots mimicking the cockroach's locomotive system.
We believe that mimicking is possible for a number of reasons.
I was so excited by [the Poole-Tyack team's] ability to document the mimicking phenomenon because we had suspected it for some time in our own elephant-vocalization studies," comments Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell of the department of otolaryngology at Stanford Medical School, where she does research on elephant communication.
By mimicking the profound benefits of saliva we are able to attack the several stages of the tooth decay process.
Using real-time computer graphics, including anatomic models developed from actual patient data and a robotic interface device, force is transmitted through the flexible scope to provide tactile sensations mimicking the actual feel of a procedure.
RHAKOSS is specifically designed to offer the hundreds of thousands of patients each year who undergo cervical spinal fusion procedures the advantages of a synthetic bone repair product - eliminating the risk of disease transmission associated with the use of cadaver tissue, and offering more consistent levels of purity, quality and availability - while closely mimicking the desired characteristics of human bone," said Maarten Persenaire, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Orthovita.
These viral mimicking agents may be useful in the treatment of a wide range of cancers, infectious diseases and genetic diseases, including metabolic genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis.
What I think endocrine disrupters have done is show us that they-and presumably other toxicants as well-can exert their damage by mimicking, blocking, or altering these natural signaling pathways," says McLachlan, who heads the Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities in New Orleans.
359)--appear to exert their gender-bending properties by mimicking the actions of estrogen, a female sex hormone (SN: 1/8/94, p.
Consider, for instance, the ability of nectarless flowers to lure bees away from other plants by mimicking the coloration of nectar-producing blossoms.
Toffoli said the new "CAM-8" will represent the first generation of machines capable of mimicking physical processes with unprecedented detail and verisimilitude.