Tag: "centers" at biology news
NIH awards $18.2m to The Burnham Institute to develop Center on Proteolytic Pathways
..."Center on Proteolytic Pathways" is one of two new centers
launching the "National Technology Centers Network...Director Elias A. Zerhouni. Designated technology centers
will be focused on a biological theme and aim to shorten the pathway from medical discovery and deve...
New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth
...ne of three new National Science Foundation-funded centers
that will investigate human decision-making under climatic uncertainty. The impact of the NSF centers
could be felt for years to come as populations move to areas that struggle to achieve sustainability...
UAF scientists discover new marine habitat in Alaska
...o distributing rhodoliths around the world, debate centers
on where P. calcareum originated. Riosmena-Rodriguez says the species may have actually originated in Alaska waters. More research on the species' evolutionary history is needed to be sure. The other rhodolith specimen collected by Konar and ...
Newborns have ear preferences, too
...r nerve cells, that link ears and sound-processing centers
in the brain. The right ear auditory nerve pathway leads to the left hemisphere's auditory cortex. Therefore, the right ear reacts faster and more accurately to speech-type stimuli than the left ear does. Conversely, the left ear auditory nerve path...
Maine-based biophysics institute gets funding for first US-based 4Pi nanoscale microscope
...I see biology moving towards specialized high-tech centers
like the IMB, bringing in investigators from all over the world," he said....
Men from early middle ages were nearly as tall as modern people
...ularly hazardous for health," Steckel said. "Urban centers
were reservoirs for the spread of communicable diseases." Inequality in Europe grew considerably during the 16th century and stayed high until the 20th century the rich grew richer from soaring land rents while the poor paid higher prices for food, ...
NHGRI launches Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research
...ounced today the funding of four interdisciplinary centers
as part of a new initiative to address some of the...ndation by establishing interdisciplinary research centers
that can take an even more dynamic and broad-based approach to identifying and addressing some of th...
Naturalists of the Isthmus of Panama
... history of STRI and of other outstanding research centers
who have worked in Panama such as: the American Museum of Natural History, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Field Museum of Natural History and Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology," writes STRI Director, Ira Rubinoff, in his introductory remark...
Congress to fund Sequim-based coastal security research effort
...t could harm maritime commerce, coastal population centers
and critical infrastructure within America's maritime borders." Karen Steinmaus, PNNL project manager for the effort, notes the program's initial research and development efforts will focus on improving the ability to rapidly acquire, analyze and int...
Nucleic acid-amplification testing further safeguards nation's blood supply
...ich greatly enhances the ability of blood donation centers
to rapidly incorporate new tests as needed," added Nemo. "This collaboration also facilitates our ability to conduct ongoing and timely surveillance of the nation's blood supply." NAT also makes it possible to identify persons in the very early s...
New model can aid in understanding immune system diseases
...rganization of cells and tissue -- called germinal centers
-- in your lymph nodes, spleen and lining of the intestine. When we looked at germinal centers
in the mouse, we could see this tissue organization was disrupted," Bishop said. By studying this d...
APS announces the winners of its 2004 postdoctoral fellowship in physiological genomics
...arvard School of Public Health Dr. Jones' research centers
on determining how immune cells and lung cells communicate with each other to fight off infection and protect the lungs. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is an intercellular mediator that is essential to overcoming pneumonia infections. With APS funding, he and...
Newcastle scientists get UK's first stem cell license
...st England's status as one of the world's emerging centers
for biomedical research. The Newcastle Human Embryonic Stem Cell Group, part of the government sponsoredLife Knowledge Park(LKP), is now launching a funding appeal to accelerate research. It is seeking private sector partners to help the UK stay ...
Evolvability could be a driving force in drug resistance
...ther along the DNA chain. Deem and Earl's argument centers
on the idea that the ability to reorder genes or to cause large-scale genetic change are themselves genetic traits, traits that are subject to selection like any others. The upshot of this is that many observations within evolutionary biology that we...
Viral proteins may prevent bacterial infections
...nor skin infections and ear infections in day care centers
to deadly pneumonia in nursing homes and hospitals. In most instances human beings are the only reservoir of these bacteria, often carrying them unknowingly in their nose or throat. Enzymes targeting these bacteria could be delivered orally or nasa...
NHGRI adds 18 organisms to sequencing pipeline
...Sequencing efforts will be carried out by the five centers
in the NHGRI-supported Large-Scale Sequencing Rese...ssignment of each organism to a specific center or centers
will be determined at a later date. NHGRI's new selection process began with the formatio...
Plant pathologists meeting in Anaheim, CA to discuss agricultural security, food safety, and more
...agriculture. California, with its large population centers
and highly productive agriculture industry, experiences many such challenges. To serve as a model for similar situations throughout the U.S., pathologists will present their learnings from California's experience. Organic Foods -- From Production to...
Carnegie Mellon University hosts ACS-PRF summer school on green chemistry
...try problems. With only a handful of U.S. academic centers
offering curricula in green chemistry, the summer school provides a unique opportunity for junior chemists from across the Americas to practice in this field. Five Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards have been given to local academic resear...
University of Pittsburgh medical center among first to implant heart assist device
...t this works." Last fall, UPMC was among the first centers
to receive approval from the Centers for Medicare ...d by the FDA, and UPMC is only one of two approved centers
in western Pennsylvania to implant the Heartmate XVE. "We are pleased to be able to bring this new ...
UCSD undergraduates participate in collaborative studies abroad on cyberinfrastructure
...lso spending the summer in Taiwan. Bell's research centers
on Internet-based virtual laboratory testing for earthquake resistance of structures using the National Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) model. He is working for Keh-Chyuan Tsai, director of Taiwan's National Center for Research on Earthquake...
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