International Conference on Water and Ions in Biological Systems (2nd) Held at Bucharest, Romania on 6-11 September 1982.
Final rept. 15 Jun 82-15 Feb 83,
BAYLOR COLL OF MEDICINE HOUSTON TX
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The Second International Conference on Water and Ions was held in Bucharest, Romania, on September 6-11, 1982. This conference was sponsored by UNESCOs Biophysics Cooperation and The Romanian National Council for Science and Technology. In addition, some travel funds for American Scientists were provided by The Office of Naval Research and other agencies. Specifically seven American Scientists, partially supported by ONR funds, presented nine papers. Those reports included studies in cryobiology, hydration dependent phase transitions in membrane, proton transport in membrane bounded systems, selective ion accumulation in cellular organelles without membranes, and the physical properties of water and ion in biological and model systems. Numerous papers were given on bound water in biological systems. New applications of neutron scattering techniques to the study of the diffusive motion of water molecules in biological and model systems were presented. Considerable time was devoted to the role of calcium in bioprocesses. Reports related to the transport of ions in membranes systems were in significant numbers.
- Anatomy and Physiology