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Duke Geologists Explore Alternative Way To Measure Ice Age Sea Bottom Temperatures

...in the Science article, Dwyer worked with ostracod expert Thomas Cronin of the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va. With Cronin's help, Dwyer obtained ostracod samples from a Deep Sea Drilling Project site just west of the mid-ocean ridge at roughly the same latitude as New Jersey. That is a location where...

Dating A Caveman

...llow visiting France, was brought in as an outside expert on geochronology. The two scientists have stayed in touch ever since. In addition to his work at Zhoukoudian, Ku is currently engaged in numerous studies using subtle clues in ocean or lake sediments to study the past climate on Earth. One such stud...

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

... physician examining X-rays, Leslie Allee lends an expert eye to the film hanging on the light screen. No broken bones here. Allee, a Cornell University doctoral student in entomology, is looking at film that shows a thin white line branching off in different directions. Around it are three or four tiny ...

Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America

...o blood-sucking mites, an Ohio State Universitybee expert says. "Honeybees in the wild are decimated," said James E.Tew, an associate professor of entomology at Ohio State and honeybeeresearcher with the Ohio Agricultural Research and DevelopmentCenter (OARDC) in Wooster, Ohio. Bee experts across the countr...

Researchers Identify A New Cellular Structure: The "Dumposome"

...tted visualization of Pdd1p, and Meng-Chao Yao, an expert in the DNA sequences that are thought to promote DNAremoval. Smothers conducted the electron microscopy of dumposomes at Syracuse University. The research was funded by theNational Institutes of Health....

Scientists Identify Gene For Sexual Behavior In Male Flies

...professor ofbiological sciences at Stanford and an expert on the molecular geneticsof sexual differentiation...ecular biology and oncology at UT Southwestern, an expert on themolecular genetics of fertility; Jeffrey Hall, professor of biology atBrandeis University and ...

New Finding Suggests "HATs" Are Key To Gene Activation Puzzle

...ndings," says Alan Wolffe, a widely recognized DNA expert at NIH who was notinvolved in this research. "I think they're some of the most exciting in this field in the last 10 years." The team has found the strongest evidence yet to support the widely accepted theory that gene activation is linkedto the...

Duke researchers find existing drugs can stop fungus that attacks AIDS patients

...ward Hughes Medical Institute investigator; fungus expert Dr. John Perfectof the division of infectious diseases; and their colleagues identifieda trait in the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans that allows it to infect people,and suggested a potential new drug target to stop the infection. The studies w...

DNA Testing For Genetic Disorders: 'Does It Run In The Family?' Explains Options, Limitations, Problems

...be other people interestedin it," Zallen said. An expert in genetic technologies and bioethicsin medicine, ...tions, said Zallen, a geneticistand science policy expert in Science and Technology Studies atVirginia Tech's Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. "Willthat ...

UT-Houston Awarded $2.5 Million For Scleroderma Research

...s a nationalresource for scleroderma research. An expert in biostatistical analysis, Dr.Chul Ahn of UT-Houston department of internal medicine, will join the SCORdirectors in analyzing data from all the projects and managing the large amountsof information generated....

Study: Hydrogen Bonds Aren't Key To DNA Pairing After All

...quired," agrees Myron Goodman, a biologist and DNA expert from the University of Southern California, in a PNAS analysis accompanying Kool's paper. "These results provide an impetus to consider what role H-bonds actually play in stabilizing DNA and enhancing DNA polymerase fidelity. ... The notion that H-bo...

Cornell Text On International Nutrition

...of the deepest concern," says Latham, a physician, expert in international nutrition and tropical public health and former director of Cornell's Program in International Nutrition for 25 years. Intended for students of international nutrition and as a reference book for workers in agriculture, health, edu...

Purdue Researchers Track Oil Spill's Effects On Sea Otters

...tanker may still be in the environment. Snyder, an expert on animal immune systems, has studied the Alaskan ... ranging from biostatisticians to veterinarians to expert divers, are using funds from the $900 million spill settlement to study the near-shore ecosystem, wh...

Penn State Erie's Sea Grant To Focus On Ecology, Economic Development

...nn State. The Behrend College plans to appoint an expert incoastal environments and an expert in coastal economic development to round outthe staff of the sea grant and to head the studies. ...

Guidelines For Next Generation Of Environmental Policy

...Ms. Chertow, an industrialenvironmental management expert on the faculty of the Yale School of Forestryand Environmental Studies (F&ES). While the first generation of environmental reform targeted bigbusiness, the next generation needs to include thousands of smaller companiesand millions of consum...

Colorado State Biology Professor Says Fatty Acids, Not Shadow, Determine Outcome Of Groundhog Day Feb. 2

...ty biology Professor Greg Florant, aninternational expert on hibernating animals, recently discovered that highamounts of linolenic acid can actually hinder hibernation in marmots, a cousinof the groundhog. Excessive amounts of this long-chain polyunsatured fatty acidalso can cause the animals to be more ac...

Virginia Tech Engineers Help Mother Nature Clean Up

...re andfor protecting the environment. Novak, an expert in water and wastewatertreatment as well as soil and groundwater remediation, explainsthat poplar trees can "generally withstand a lot of pollution."Some of his knowledge about the tree is based on a project conductedin Virginia by Ecolotree. It plan...

High Testosterone Level May Lead Male Junco To Stray From Mate

...or of zoology at OhioState University , who is an expert in mating systems of birds and indetermining parentage; and Charles Ziegenfus of James Madison University,who has studied juncos for many years. Their findings were published ina recent issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London SeriesB...

Emerging Field Of Industrial Ecology

... Graedel, who teaches industrial ecology, is an expert in helpingcorporations find ways to bring new products to market with the leastenvironmental stress. "The emerging field of industrial ecology, whichsometimes is termed the science and technology of sustainability, focuses ondevelopment that is sust...

Jefferson Researchers First To Create Genetically Engineered Mouse To Study Photoaging

... and cutaneous biology. Dr. Gasparro, an expert in photobiology, and author of the newlyreleased book, Sunscreen Photobiology: Molecular, Cellular and PhysiologicalAspects, recognizes the new transgenic mouse line as one step in understandingthat most sunscreens currently on the market are not co...

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