Tag: "emerging" at biology news
Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say
...ss, especially among students and educators, about emerging
sciences and to encourage more students to consider careers in biotechnology. Past research has shown that the interest of many students in science starts to wane in about Grade 6, said Mark Lievonen, President of Aventis Pasteur Limited. "...
NIH awards $18.2m to The Burnham Institute to develop Center on Proteolytic Pathways
...ch hub. The Center will consolidate all known and emerging
knowledge about how proteins behave into "The Protease Pathway Interrogation Platform ('PIPP')".The platform, PIPP, will be the product of a multi-disciplinary team, including the Burnham Institute's Guy Salvesen, Ph.D., an expert on proteases and co...
UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative
...ry because the metabolic interactions represent an emerging
problem that is going to bring on significant premature cardiovascular disease and diabetes over the next few decades," said Dr. Grundy, chairman of human nutrition. "We're trying to get a handle on that issue from every aspect." Obesity is associate...
Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories
...science, technology, education and outreach of the emerging
network of science-driven ocean observatories. Wor...hese ocean observatories, LOOKING will rely on the emerging
capabilities of the NSF-funded OptIPuter project. Dedicated lightpaths, or lambdas (individual wavel...
Bush nominates NJIT space explorer Louis Lanzerotti to NSF governing board
...n. The journal has been the first to focus on the emerging
field of space weather and its impact on technical systems, including telecommunications, electric power and navigation. Lanzerotti's work at NJIT continues to investigate many unanswered questions about the sun and its effects on the earth's s...
Wildlife Conservation Society hosts public symposium on human-wildlife diseases
...niversity in New York City to address the issue of emerging
diseases shared by humans, wildlife and domestic a...ing threats to the global food supply from new and emerging
pathogens. Experts from conservation biology, policy and law will also be on hand to discuss strate...
Hidden diversity: DNA 'barcoding' reveals a common butterfly is actually 10 different species
...proved inconclusive, the team turned to a recently emerging
method for discriminating species: DNA "barcoding," 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 by variations in a small signature and stand...
Researchers ID chlorophyll-regulating gene
... a baby takes his or her first breath of air after emerging
from the womb, seedlings must quickly convert protochlorophyll into chlorophyll once they are exposed to light for the first time. "It's a delicate balancing act," said Peter Quail, professor of plant and microbial biology at UC Berkeley's College ...
DuPont scientist named one of the world's top young innovators by MIT's 'Technology Review' Magazine
...ents a growing core of young scientists working on emerging
technologies at the DuPont Experimental Station gl...onics. We are excited about the potential for the emerging
technology under development by the Photonics Team led by Maria and its focus on helping bring to ma...
Northeastern University receives $12.4 million NSF grant for creation of nanomanufacturing institute
...rapidly, a strong emphasis has been placed on this emerging
technology with two new associated degree programs offered, including a master's in bioinformatics and a master's in biotechnology, both of which have been created in the past two years alone....
Prion propagation: Avoiding the toxic oligomer
...zation, in which growth occurs monomer by monomer, emerging
from a monomer "nucleus." Instead, Weissman and colleagues' findings support a model in which nucleated monomers initially support fiber growth, fibers undergo fragmentation, and monomers rapidly grow from the broken ends. Weissman and col...
Chemical genetics identifies SARS inhibitors
... rapid and effective approach with which to tackle emerging
and existing diseases. Crucially, this study has provided a reservoir of novel biologically active small molecules that could be developed as anti-SARS therapeutics....
K-State, other universities to study how climate affects plant evolution
... through September 2009 is $1.4 million. "It's an emerging
discipline," said K-State assistant professor of biology Judy Roe. Roe and other researchers will study the genetic processes that control flowering time under different weather conditions for the Arabidopsis thaliana, an annual weed closely related...
Ecology of infectious diseases grants awarded
...e risks of viral, parasitic and bacterial diseases emerging
in humans and animals."Over the past 20 years, unprecedented rates of change in non human biodiversity have coincided with the emergence and re emergence of numerous infectious diseases around the world," said Sam Scheiner, EID program director at NS...
Genetic analysis rewrites salamander's evolutionary history
..., before losing their gills and swimming tails and emerging
onto land. Salamanders that evolved to live totall... out of the water, however, lost the larval stage, emerging
from the egg as a smaller version of an adult. The new family tree shows, however, that some terrest...
DuPont developing new protective suits for military, first responders
...al Protection business director. "We believe this emerging
technology could revolutionize gear for both first responders and military personnel. The new suits should be lighter, more compact, more breathable and resistant to chemical and biological warfare agents. It's just one example of the R&D pipeline ...
New research suggests early diet may play key role in protecting against childhood leukaemia
...revention. The increasing incidence combined with emerging
concerns about the long-term effects of leukaemia treatments, make prevention a top priority. It is hoped that out of the conference which has attracted top international experts from Europe, America, Asia and Australia - will be born an agenda for...
Viral suspect for amphibian decline traced to human spread through bait
...nce for this comes from the genetic analysis of an emerging
virus that has been implicated as a cause of infec...e finding further exposes a complex picture of how emerging
or invasive diseases are involved in amphibian decline -- the ongoing global disappearance of a broa...
Imitative parrots just might tell you it's all in the tongue
...on could significantly affect the qualities of the emerging
sound."By analogy, it's larger than the difference between an A and an O inhuman speech," Beckers said. The scientists also believe they are the first to identify four acoustic"formants" in parakeet sounds. Formants are small ranges of frequenciestha...
Rising childhood leukaemia incidence prompts conference
...ard trend, an inability to pin down the causes and emerging
concerns that cancer treatments are leaving survivors vulnerable to future serious health risks that has prompted the charity to summon top international experts from Europe, America, Asia and Australia to discuss the problem and, it is hoped, set an...
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