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UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow

...," he said at the time. DeRisi also focuses much of his energy on using his custom-built microarrays to move in on viruses that cause a variety of infectious diseases. In January 2003, he and his then-postdoctoral fellow David Wang used a microarray designed to detect all known viruses -- and ...

UMaine anthropologist wins Solon T. Kimball Award

..., and "Capturing the Commons" in 2003. The second focuses on the management of the lobster industry. ...

AAAS expert panel calls for voter-system research and reform

...iteracy, and accessibility to thepolls, this group focuses on voters' directinteraction with the electoral system. Favoredprojects include studies of the factors thatencourage citizens to vote or discourage them fromdoing so; sources of voters' information on theelectoral system; voters' satisfaction with th...

DuPont scientist named one of the world's top young innovators by MIT's 'Technology Review' Magazine

...g the DuPont polymer photonics team. Her research focuses on the use of polymers to fabricate optical devices for telecommunications applications. She contributed to the development of the industry's early commercial samples of polymer-based switches and multiplexers, allowing ever-faster telecommunication...

Origin and Development of the Vertebrate Traits

...e evolutionary developmental biology, with special focuses on the evolution of morphogenesis (Day 1), the neural crest, sensory systems and the brain (Day 2), and the genetic and cellular bases for the chordate body plan (Day 3). It is hoped that the broad scope of the presentations and disciplines covered w...

Chernobyl study: Risk of thyroid cancer rises with radiation dose

... Fred Hutchinson's Global Health Initiative, which focuses on international collaboration to understand and solve some of the most widespread health problems in the world, including cancer and infectious diseases. SIDEBAR IT ALL STARTED WITH A RUSSIAN HELICOPTER PILOT WHO WAS TREATED FOR LEUKEMIA AT FRED HUT...

NIGMS funds Center for Quantitative Biology

...graduate and graduate curriculum at Princeton that focuses on quantitative biology and collaborative research. "The most challenging problems in biology are best tackled by combining the expertise of researchers from diverse backgrounds," said Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., NIH director. "Through its multidisc...

Winner of 2004 EMBO Science Writing Prize announced

...at the Istituto di Ricerche di Biologia Molecolare focuses on biophysical studies of protein structures involved in chromatin structure or transcription. The young researcher's first post-doctoral position at EMBL in Heidelberg was supported by an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship. Asked to elaborate on the inspira...

One-hundred-fifty year old lessons of John Snow still relevant today

... distinctions along class lines." Most of the book focuses on the later years of Snow's short life he died in 1858 at the age of 45 partly because very little is known of his early days. However, said Vinten-Johansen, the book does give a good feel for the times. "We were able to find the diary of someone ...

Study in Science reveals recreational fishing takes big bite of ocean catch

...ent management of saltwater recreational fisheries focuses primarily on the individual fisherman -- setting limits on the number and size of fish one can bring in -- without restricting the number of people allowed to fish. Approximately 40% of coastal states do not even require salt-water recreational fishi...

NJIT chemist speaks Aug. 25 about compound derived from pine tree

...een method," said Malhotra. Malhotra's research focuses on ionic liquids, nanotechnology, sensors and organic synthesis. He co-wrote "Applications of Ionic Liquids in Organic Synthesis," in Aldrichimica ACTA (December of 2002). Malhotra, a resident of South Orange, NJ, received his master's and doctorat...

Discovery of new shrimp species adds to unique family

...ty of Alberta's Department of Biological Sciences, focuses his research on a family of shrimp known as snapping shrimp--scientifically known as alpheidae--and has recently discovered two new species. Shrimp from this family are diverse, ranging from one to nine centimetres in length, and including some rath...

Study narrows search for genes placing men at increased risk for prostate cancer

... not genetically prone to the disease. "This study focuses and intensifies the hunt for genes that increase a man's risk of prostate cancer," says the paper's senior author, Dr. Jeffrey M. Trent, Scientific Director of TGen in Phoenix, Arizona. "We needed this sort of massive study in order to have the power...

Genes can influence both alcohol consumption and dependence

...m. "Naturally enough," he said, "public attention focuses on the most extreme forms of alcohol dependence and literary and dramatic portrayals of alcoholics' shape or reinforce this view. However, people with less extreme forms of alcohol dependence also report many alcohol-related problems, including rela...

Prions act as stepping stones in evolution

...y reads the protein recipes contained in genes, it focuses on what are called "stop codons"--sections of DNA that indicate exactly where in the gene a particular protein recipe ends. Sup35 ensures that the cell only translates material prior to these designated codons. But when it misfolds into a prion conf...

Technology already exists to stabilize global warming

... fuels. Carbon the culprit The study focuses on the main contributor to greenhouse warming, carbon dioxide, which comes from burning carbon-based fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas and coal. Throughout Earth's history, changes in carbon dioxide levels have been linked to changes in climate. ...

T. rex owes its giant size to the ultimate teenage growth spurt

...g some of the internal lines. This study, however, focuses on smaller, nonweight-bearing dinosaur bones, including ribs, gastralia, and fibulas. These bones do not develop hollow cavities or remodel as they grow, so growth lines are clear when viewed under a microscope. "Our work was based on counting lines...

Water on Mars not easy to find, says Texas A&M researcher

...esults from the Spirit Rover at Gusev Crater" that focuses on camera images taken by the rovers as they slowly traversed Mars' surface. Texas A&M University research Mark Lemmon, a member of the Mars rover team and professor in the College of Geosciences, is one of the co-authors of the two articles. Two ro...

Commercialization deal boosts hope for new sickle-cell drug

...any in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Icagen, which focuses on ion channels as drug targets, did further chemical work to optimize the drug and sponsored Phase I and Phase II studies. The studies found the drug to be safe in humans and to improve the hydration and structural integrity of red blood cells. ...

Dr. Brenda Milner promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada

...ch in the Cognitive Neuroscience Group at the MNI, focuses on the specialization of the brain hemispheres. She and her colleagues are using sophisticated brain imaging technologies to examine differences between the right and left hemispheres. Dr. Milner is particularly interested in the role of the right ...

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