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Rice building Texas' fastest academic supercomputer

...ice's proposal for NSF funding for RTC faced stiff competition in a process that saw awards for just one-in-three applicants. Rice won based on independent evaluations by reviewers who praised CITI's expertise in high-performance computing, the interdisciplinary nature of CITI research, and the caliber of the fa...

Pinpointing the mutations that cause resistance to Gleevec

... as an HHMI investigator in May 2002 in a national competition to identify outstanding investigators who are conducting patient-oriented research. The latest findings build on earlier work by Sawyers' group that showed that mutations in BCR-ABL underlie resistance to Gleevec, a drug that has shown remarkable p...

Men are faster than women. but does that mean bets should always be placed on colts?

...er difference in running speed of the dog, another competition species. Unlike human and horse races, Greyhound races are not segregated by gender, suggesting that these dog owners do not perceive a gender difference in running ability. In male and female running ability, it is appropriate to ask if there are ...

Islet cell transplantation for diabetes turns corner

...unt of time pancreases can be safely preserved and competition from centers that transplant the entire pancreas. But unlike solid organ transplantation, for every patient needing an islet cell transplant, two donor organs generally are required because one organ alone usually cannot provide a sufficient number o...

Professor develops strategies to control exotic plant species

... among our primary agricultural commodities due to competition with exotic plants totals about $7.4 billion dollars annually, and an additional $3.6 to $5.4 billion is spent trying to control these pest species. In response to the posing threat, the Federal Interagency Committee has developed a national initiat...

AAAS at the BA: Whale food, winners and losers in Antarctica and solar insights

... the environmental change itself, but in surviving competition from invasions by alien species from lower latitudes. Marine species, in contrast, appear highly fragile in the face of predicted environmental temperature change and may be amongst the most vulnerable on earth because of their poor physiological cap...

DNA evidence suggests 3 types of elephants roam Africa

...ent trends of forest conversion and human-elephant competition for necessities like habitat and water continue, all elephants other than those in the highly managed protected areas of southern Africa will continue to be endangered. Even a limited resumption of the ivory trade could lead to increased hunting of f...

UT Southwestern receives $2 million grant to purchase 30-ton superconducting magnet

...d, high-field NMR spectrometer in an open national competition speaks incrediblyhighly for their stature in the broad field of biophysics. This accomplishment further solidifies UT Southwestern as one of the top institutions worldwide in the study of molecular biophysics," said McKnight, who holds the Distinguis...

NSF awards $75.6M for plant genome research

...in Plant Genome Research competition. This year's competition emphasized collaborative research in functional genomics, including development of tools to facilitate gene expression studies. A project led by the University of Arizona will develop new, sensitive methods for measuring gene expression in specific ...

Folding@home scientists report first distributed computing success

...ational biology, he added. "This is an area of hot competition that includes a number of heavy weights, such as IBM's $100-million, million-processor Blue Gene supercomputer project." Folding@home Two years ago, Pande launched Folding@home a distributed computing project that so far has enlisted the aid of more...

Wonderfest science festival returns to Stanford Nov. 2-3

...heir knowledge of basic science. The climax of the competition will occur at 12:30 p.m. with a championship round between the top two teams. At 8 p.m. Saturday, the evening dialogue will begin with the presentation of the Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization to Andrew Fraknoi, chair of the Astronomy Depar...

Walleye fishery threatened; Puerto Rico aquaculture, calling ALVIN on ocean bottom

... "where reproductive opportunities are limited and competition is severe." Further study of fish in Duluth, and eventually the entire Great Lakes, should give her team a better idea of what causes the fish to develop female characteristics. CONTACT: Deb Swackhamer, Minnesota Sea Grant Researcher and Universi...

When it comes to sperm competition, size can matterits the female who holds the aces

...f the game, according to a new study on male sperm competition vs. female choice to be published in the Nov. 8 is...quantity when it comes to sperm production and the competition to fertilize eggs," Pitnick says. "In 1995, we documented exceptions to the rule. That finding led u...

Large-scale climate change linked to simultaneous population fluctuations in arctic mammals

...heet in Greenland, along with their lack of shared competition for food and their lack of shared predators, greatly simplifies the analysis of the role of climate in synchronizing their population dynamics," Post says. "It is difficult to explain these results by means other than the influence of the North Atla...

Modified crop breeds toxic hybrid

...lieve that birdseed rape may be restricted more by competition with other plants than by insects. One reason Bt-oilseed rape is not grown commercially, even in countries that allow GM crops, is that insect pests don't have a serious impact on oilseed rape. If insect resistance doesn't confer a significant advant...

Zebrafish may point the way to mending a broken heart

...tion and scarring are possible in the zebrafish, a competition takes place between the two. The regenerative mech...tion is essential for regeneration, and there is a competition between the regeneration potential of the organism and scarring." In normal zebrafish, regeneration ...

Cat parasite killing otters; Michigan's perch pressured; HACCP for medicine

...ch in Lake Michigan are pressured early in life by competition from zebra mussels and round gobies. Zebra mussels...mberti. "The native fish will experience increased competition during several stages of its life." Contact: Gary Lamberti, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Researcher, A...

Exercise and recreation for people with mobility impairments

...were recorded during a men's wheelchair basketball competition with the use of three-dimensional video data collection. Joint angular motions of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist were calculated, as were parameters of ball release. Technique for successful free throw shooting in wheelchair basketball is detailed. ...

Prescott Prize to Diane and Mark Littler

...g hidden algal habitats, photosynthetic symbioses, competition for space, herbivory, animal camouflage and gardening behavior, and marine botanists at work. The marine plants featured in the Littlers' identification guide are, along with corals, the major photosynthetic producers and builders of reef systems. M...

Time flies

...cently shared First Prize in the Young Researchers competition at the Ultimate Reality Symposium in Princeton, New Jersey. Previous postdoctoral positions were held at the Albert Einstein Institute, Imperial College London, and Penn State University....

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