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Key to Triplet Repeat Brain Diseases Open Door For New Way To Understand, Treat Genetic Diseases"

...ts and molecular biologists.Only by working across disciplines could we have come up with such an understanding,"he said. Additional funding or support for the study came from the Joseph and KathleenBryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Duke, the Duke Center for HumanGenetics, and the National Institutes...

From Corn Rootworms To Art, Cornell's Reactor Is At The Core

...cade ago. "We think faculty from many different disciplines could benefit from this technology." Indeed, its utility already has been shown by Cornell faculty in a variety of areas. W. S. Taft, professor of art, has used neutron induced autoradiography to peer beneath layers of pigments on a painting to see ...

New Research Suggests REM Is About Eyes Not Dreams

...system, REMhas been considered to be the domain of disciplines ranging from psychology toneuropharmacology and it has not received attention from ocular physiologists." Dr. Maurice proposes a completely different purpose for REM sleep. Hedeveloped his theory when he learned of a young man whose eyes...

The Human Genome Project: Science, Law, And Social Change In The 21st Century

...cal Center. Thirty-five speakers from a variety of disciplines will explore topics such as: Impact of new genetic technologies on cancer therapy and other fields in medicine Genetics and drug developmentnew corporate interest in patient records Widespread use of DNA data banks in forensic science Likelihoo...

Jellyfish Help To Make Sugar Smarter

...group led by Dr John Manners, a broad spectrum of disciplines are covered from plant physiology and biochemistry to field crop technologies....

Report Focuses On Managed Care Impact In Clinical Microbiology Labs

...ver42,000 members representing a broad spectrum of disciplines in themicrobiological sciences, including medical, environmental, and public healthmicrobiology as well as infectious diseases. The Society's mission is to promotea better understanding of basic life processes and the application of thisknowledge for...

University of Georgia Genetics Professor John Avise Publishes The Genetic Gods, A New Book On Evolution And Belief

...recent decades. Indeed, the entirehistory of those disciplines is barely a century old. In recent years newgenetic discoveries have begun to provide mechanistic explanations of humanconditions that until recently "had been within the exclusive purview ofmythology, theology and religion." "Most people rem...

NSF teams with DOE to fund Environmental Molecular Science Institutes

...for academic scientists andengineers from multiple disciplines to work with industrial colleagues and withstudents to improve understanding of how nature and technology affectenvironmental systems at the molecular level. The EMSI teams at Columbia,Northwestern and Princeton will collectively employ close to 200...

World's Largest Gathering Of Plant Scientists To Meet In St.Louis, August 1-7, 1999

...orld-renowned scientists from dozens of scientific disciplines -- includingbotany, plant ecology, horticulture, agriculture and biotechnology -- to cometogether and share their research and their insights. The Congress last met inNorth America in 1969, when it was convened in Seattle. The comprehensive program w...

Major $17 Million Grant To Fund Ocean Research

...her a far greater range of scientists in different disciplines than isoften done in smaller research projects. We have marine ecologists workingwith oceanographers, molecular biologists and experts in population genetics orcomputer modeling." OSU, UCSC and UCSB will coordinate PISCO's ecological moni...

Secrecy In Science Focus Of AAAS-MIT Colloquium

... largest federation of scientistsfrom a variety of disciplines and has more than 143,000 individual members. Theassociation publishes the weekly, peer-reviewed journal Science and administersEurekAlert!, the online news service featuring the latest discoveries inscience, medicine, and technology. Since the mid-...

USGS Finds That Mysterious Arkansas Bald Eagle Disease Has Spread To Ducks In Eastern States

...siveinvolvement of leading scientists from diverse disciplines and numerousorganizations, we have yet to solve the puzzle about the exact cause of thedisease." McLean noted that "vexing" questions about the disease still need to beanswered. He asked: "Is it emerging and spreading to new locations and newspecie...

Stanford launches interdisciplinary initiative in the biological sciences

...erable collaboration has taken place among various disciplines in thepast, but it has been largely conducted on a...e "action" in biological sciences and in the other disciplines is gravitatingto various interdisciplinary boundaries. "Increasingly, people in the different disci...

Reducing VOC: new polymer coating process combines high degree of flexibility with improved environmental properties

... opportunity to collaborate with all the different disciplines involved." Beyond the researchers already mentioned, the research team has included Dr. Henry Paris, former GTRI research scientist; Zhenguo Liu, graduate student in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Dr. David Bush and ...

Combining medical, agricultural and chemical research, UF Genetics Institute is making an impact and attracting renowned scientists

...medical, agricultural and chemical research, three disciplines not usuallyallied. Soon to join the UF Genetic Institute is R. Frank Rosenzweig, theinterim chair of the department of biological sciences at the University ofIdaho. Rosenzweig is the first scientist hired specifically for the GeneticsInstitu...

National Science Board calls for significant new investment in research on the environment

...nd basic environmental research within allrelevant disciplines should be enhanced. NSF should actively promote partnerships that include both domestic andinternational collaborations. The National Science and Technology Council should examine how priorities inthe environment are established and coordinated and t...

INEEL launches comprehensive vadose zone management program

...tilized to leverage knowledgefrom other scientific disciplines as it applies to the vadose zone. This willcut co...adose zone management havecome from other research disciplines and were modified for use in the vadosezone. This approach has proved inadequate in preventing grou...

Biology, engineering jointly train students in neuro-mechanics

...lists," says Ritzmann. Faculty members from these disciplines have collaborated for the past decade on developin...ace engineering. One of the major barriers to two disciplines collaborating is learning the vocabulary and concepts of the other area. Ritzmann says it took him a...

Biotechnology requires training across disciplines, and in business

...classical department boundaries-- and not only the disciplines ofchemistry and biology. An exposure to business and public speaking, and goodwriting skills, will also do them a lot of good, says Tracy Wilkins, director ofbiotechnology at Virginia Tech. "The highest paying jobs in biotechnology andchemistry are n...

Knowledge-centered awards jump start NSF focus on I.T. for the 21st century

... among at least two disciplines, withthree or four disciplines often sharing in this research," Hilderbrandt said. The grants cover a three-year period....

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