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UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
...ntial process, according to the Foundation. No one can
apply for the awards, and no interviews are conducted. "I have not before experienced anything coming close to the degree of transformation that Joe has brought about in our community," says Peter Walter, PhD, chairman and professor of the UCSF...
16 APS exercise research highlights, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity
...inion of Krogh, Barcroft and others that diffusion can
account for the transfer of oxygen in the lung." ...Oct. 6-9 in Austin. Information about the meeting can
be found at ( http://www.the-aps.org/meetings/aps/austin/ ). A detailed program, including abstract...
A test case for DNA barcodes to identify species
...logists are looking for high-throughput tools that can
rapidly and accurately identify individuals from k...at comparisons of sequence variations in that gene can
also reveal evolutionary relationships among species. Hebert and colleagues tested the effectiveness...
HHMI, NIBIB/NIH to invest up to $35 million in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs
...he different strengths of each organization. "HHMI can
provide flexible support to catalyze the development of new, interdisciplinary programs," said Thomas R. Cech, president of HHMI. "The NIBIB will sustain these young programs once they are developed, as NIH does so well with traditional training gran...
USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America
... biodiversity and demonstrate that human societies can
live harmoniously with nature. CI develops scientific, policy and economic solutions to protect threatened natural ecosystems that are rich in biodiversity. To find out more, visit www.conservation.org . The United States Government, working primar...
Agronomy, crop, and soil science societies to meet Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 in Seattle
...ia representatives and public information officers can
apply to receive complimentary registration for access to all technical sessions and the Press Room. Please e-mail, fax, or mail your name, company, address, phone, and e-mail address to: Sara Uttech. A Press Room will be located as part of the Caree...
Atacama rover helps NASA learn to search for life on Mars
...tacama and to create technologies and methods that can
be applied to future NASA missions," said David We...ying to understand if signatures of microbial life can
be unambiguously detected remotely using a robotic platform," Cabrol said. "These robots and science...
Hidden diversity: DNA 'barcoding' reveals a common butterfly is actually 10 different species
...t and ecosystem. However, as many as six species can
live in the same place, which strongly suggests ma..." In much the same way that supermarket barcoding can
distinguish one brand of canned beets from another, DNA barcoding is an attempt to classify species ...
Wisconsin scientists develop quick botox test
...cles. With enough blocked nerve endings, the toxin can
cause paralysis and death. In recent years, the ne...d interfering with any of the steps in the process can
inhibit the poison's toxic action. "We can
screen for (agents) to block any one of those steps," exp...
DNA barcode finds four new bird species
...short stretch of DNA -- a so-called DNA barcode -- can
be used genetically to identify known species and ...hort DNA sequence from a gene found in all animals can
be used to identify species because in each species the sequence varies slightly. He coined the term...
Researchers devise potent new tools to curb ivory poaching
...llion. The new methods developed by Wasser's team can
show generally where such ivory came from, alertin...ll only increase poaching. The new sampling method can
help determine quickly whether that is true in time for exemptions to be altered before elephant pop...
Punching the timeclock of life
...die early so that a few better-adapted individuals can
grow." What is even more striking, he said, is that the findings raise the possibility that the same process happens in humans, with many of us dying before we have to. "Programmed human aging is just a possibility. We don't know wheth...
Indiana University, EPA to study airborne PCBs
...es. PCBs are semi-volatile, which means the toxins can
easily alternate between liquid and gaseous states...e air is one of the main ways that these chemicals can
get into the Great Lakes," said EPA scientist and IADN Program Manager Melissa Hulting. "PCBs do not...
Tracing genes, biologists show lizard migration is traced to Florida
...ulations of the lizard in five different countries can
be traced back to the Sunshine State as their site... introduced species gets established in an area it can
become a source for introductions elsewhere. And we also found that genetic variation can
Marijuana use could cause tubal pregnancies
...case of marijuana, over-stimulate the CB1 receptor can
cause ectopic pregnancy in humans. However, "our r...factors include pelvic inflammatory disease, which can
scar the fallopian tubes, and smoking. At the same time, surveys indicate that a significant percent...
Fortifying food with folic acid benefits babies
Adding folic acid to food can
dramatically reduce the incidence of spina bifida and other birth defects. A study, published today in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, shows that the proportion of babies born with neural tube defects in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador droppe...
Rice finds 'on-off switch' for buckyball toxicity
...minor alterations to the surface of the buckyballs can
dramatically affect how toxic they are to individu..." Colvin said. "Moreover, we believe the technique can
prove useful in tuning the toxicity of other nanoparticles." The researchers postulate that cell dea...
UCI scientists successfully target key HIV protein; breakthrough may lead to new drug therapies
...is used to identify small molecule inhibitors that can
disrupt interactions between proteins. According t...opment of therapies using smaller molecules, which can
often be used in oral medications. Therapies that rely on larger molecules are used in medications i...
Researchers create nanotubes that change colors, form 'nanocarpet' and kill bacteria
...sitivity to different agents by changing color and can
be trained to kill bacteria, such as E. coli, with...ngs have implications for developing products that can
simultaneously detect and kill biological weapons. "In these nanotube structures, we have created a ...
Alaska scientists find Arctic tundra yields surprising carbon loss
... a warming climate will lead to bigger plants that can
store more carbon and thereby reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide was indeed a silver lining in the global warming cloud that some people had hoped for. Apparently not. "The broadest implication of this research is that climate warming could lead to a ...
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