Tag: "former" at biology news
Head trauma damages DNA repair mechanism
...ting PARP in rodents. Michelle LaPlaca, PhD, a former
post-doctoral fellow in McIntosh's lab waslead author of the study. Penn colleagues Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD, assistantprofessor of neurosurgery, and Kathryn Saatman, PhD, research assistantprofessor of neurosurgery, also collaborated on this study....
A first: Endangered puaiohi birds fledge four chicks in the wild
...elf-sustaining population of puaiohi in their former
range." Tweed says that released birds have built 14 nests to date in the Alakai Wilderness Preserve on the island of Kauai. Some nests remain active or have already produced fledglings-chicks capable of leaving the nest. ...
Burrowing mayfly swarms signal a healthier ecosystem, USGS scientists say
...burrowing mayflies were virtually absent fromtheir former
Great Lakes habitat. For the last five years, however, a remarkable recovery has been under way. Edsall and his colleagues at the USGS Great Lakes Science Center report thatnymphs in western Lake Erie have increased from near zero to numbers approach...
CWRU physicists invent "supershielding" for MRI devices
...opoulos, Picker engineering scientists and Brown's former
students, are also named on the patentapplication, along with another former
graduate student, Hiroyuki Fujita. The researchers have designed a method that can remarkably suppre...
Study: calcium channels regulate cell movement
...l from one place to another," said Dr. Juliet Lee, former
researchassistant professor of cell biology and anatomy at UNC-CH and now assistantprofessor of molecular and cell biology at the University of Connecticut. "Ifcells could not move, none of us would exist. Embryos would not develop, woundswould never...
A new view of visual system development
...f the journal Science , Katz and MichaelWeliky, a former
postdoctoral fellow in Katz's laboratory who is now anassistant professor at the University of Rochester, report results from justsuch experiments. "I cannot emphasize enough how difficult these experimentswere to do," says Katz. "It's a real tribute...
Colorado State experiment aboard space shuttle Columbia will show how plants
detect gravity; May help grow them on long-term missions
...es, professor of biology, andthe late Willy Sadeh, former
director of Colorado State's Center for Engineeringin Spaces Sciences, has received $280,000 for his work from NASA. Some of theexperiments will be performed with Monsanto Chemical Co., which has equipmentwith the capability to examine thousands of g...
Cellular espionage at play in post-menopausal osteoporosis
...laborators -- Jennifer Lewis, amedical student and former
Howard Hughes undergraduate fellow, and Osdoby's wife,Patricia Collin-Osdoby, Ph.D., research associate professor in biology --performed a variety of assays to reach their conclusions. They took bone cellsdonated from post-menopausal accident victim...
W.M. Keck Foundation gives USC $110 million
... Henderson, M.D.,professor of preventive medicine, former
director of the USC/Kenneth Norris Jr.Comprehensive Cancer Center and former
president of the Salk Institute forBiological Studies. "The challenge that currently lies before sci...
U-M scientists identify genes that make blood "thicker" and more likely to clot as we get older
...ior research associate;Yoshihiro Deyashiki, Ph.D., former
U-M post-doctoral research fellow; JunkoTakeshita, a former
undergraduate summer research student from WellesleyCollege; and Kotoku Kurachi, Ph.D., professor of...
Blocking the binge: UF researchers explore for uncontrolled eating
...ight within one to five years." Goldsmith, also a former
faculty member at the University of Cincinnati, saidthat prior to the study, most of the patients had binged at least once a day.After long-term treatment, ranging from seven months to two years, four patientshad complete remission of binge eating, a...
In public session: panel to evaluate plasticizers for possible reproductive, developmental risks
...various advocacy groups and editorialcommentary by former
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, who has headed a privatepanel which said there is no basis for concern. All sessions of the evaluation will be open to the public with anopportunity for oral public comment. Attendance will be limited only by...
Stanford scientists use noise to sort proteins
...ambridge, and Denis Ertas of Exxon. One of Boxer's former
students, Jay Groves, now a Director's Postdoctoral Fellowat the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, happened to hear Austin give atalk on the concept of geometrical ratchets and realized that a system he hadhelped develop while at Stanford could ...
Sandia-developed remote sensor expected to analyze gases up to two miles away
...ther with Mike Sinclair, also a Sandia researcher; former
SandianTony Ricco; and MIT professor Steve Senturia, have obtained two patents on thedevice, the most recent one in May. The researchers expect to have a functioningprototype by 2001, the end of a four-and-a-half-year funding period for theproject by...
Geologists at UNC-CH discover state's 'most spectacular' fossils
When Brian Coffey, a former
University of North Carolinaat Chapel Hill student...en buried very quickly." Among the 10 or so former
and current UNC-CH students who have workedhard on the project were Swiss native and masters candida...
Pinpoint targeting promises improved success in gene therapy for blood and other disorders
... Besides White, authors are Drs. David A.Wilcox, a former
UNC-CH postdoctoral fellow now at the Medical College ofWisconsin; John C. Olsen, research assistant professor of medicine at UNC-CH;and Lori Ishizawa and Michael Griffith of Nexell Therapeutics Inc. of Irvine,Calif. Wilcox said he and his co...
Researcher finds way to kill bacteria in tiny places
...ms," Day says. Day and his colleagues, including former
student Dr. Mark Ott and currentgraduate student Duwoon Kim, developed a combination of chemicals that firststrip the biofilm from the bacteria and then kill them with disinfectant. In dental equipment, the solution is injected into the water syst...
Consumers, health experts desire benefits of biotech foods and concur with current FDA labeling policy
...hnson, MD, World Medical Association president and former
president ofthe American Medical Association, stated "Almost ten years ago, the AMA Councilon Scientific Affairs took a hard look at biotechnology applied to food, and theCouncil hasn't modified the very positive recommendations it made at that time....
Mosquito fish may be wiping out amphibians
...century governments in the US, Hawaii, Canada, the former
SovietUnion, New Zealand and Australia have introduced the fish to exploit theirappetite for mosquito larvae. But Kats suspected that the fish also have a taste for other delicacies.In 1996, he showed that they eat the larvae of the Californi...
New technique builds microscopic medical devices for transplants
...ai and Derek Hansford are former
students of his at Berkeley; Desaiis now assistant professor of Bioengineering at theUniversity of Illinois at Chicago, and Hansford joined the OhioState faculty as an assista...
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