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UCI study offers blueprint for pinpointing sources of beach water pollution

...ng the causes of water pollution. The research was headed by UCI environmental engineer Stanley Grant and USC microbiologist Jed Fuhrman, working with Alexandria Boehm of Stanford University and Robert Mre of UCI. Their results will be posted Jan. 6, 2003, on the Research ASAP site of Environmental Science ...

UGA researcher comments on her team's discovery of the first 'jumping genes' in rice

...sposons or "jumping genes." Dr. Susan Wessler, who headed the research team that published the findings in the journal Nature, made the following statements regarding the discovery: "This is of particular interest at this time because rice is in the news with recent reports of two draft genome sequences b...

K-State researchers use Colbert Hills process to study ecosystem of former landfill site...

...uilt on a former landfill site. The research team, headed by Steve Thien, professor of agronomy, and Steve Starrett, associate professor of civil engineering, will be applying the same process researchers used at K-State to study the ecosystem quality before, during and after construction of Colbert Hills' ...

Human kidneys created in mice

...ts, one might be able to grow a new kidney. A team headed by Prof. Yair Reisner of the Weizmann Institute of Science has induced human stem cell tissue to grow into functional kidneys, and have accomplished the same with porcine stem cell tissue. Published in Nature Medicine, the method could lead to a prom...

'Scientific balancing act' dominates AAAS top ten list of science policy stories for 2002

... includes a Directorate for Science and Technology headed by an under secretary and a Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA)--provisions that were not part of the Administration's original proposal. With bioterrorism R&D remaining in the National Institutes of Health and not shifting t...

Gene responsible for anemia (type CDA-1) discovered

...ka Medical Center in Beer Sheva. Initially, a team headed by Dr. Hannah Tamary, who works both at Schneider and the Felsenstein Medical Research Center in Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Medicine, narrowed down the search for the gene to a region on a specific chromosome (chromosome15) . To uncover the ge...

K-State researchers study response of prairie ecosystem

...researchers at Kansas State University. The team, headed by Alan Knapp, a university distinguished professor of biology, and John Blair and Phil Fay, professors of biology, has been studying how grasslands respond to increases in the variability of rainfall patterns to better understand how rapidly and to ...

Increasing biodiversity is not always best

...es in a region.) Lead author Sax said, "We may be headed for a sort of biotic homogenization, with the same species everywhere. Lose a parrot, get a starling; no one wants that." Gaines said that while few native plant species have gone extinct, vast numbers of exotic species have become established, acco...

Diabetic gene linked to heart disease

...w P. Levy of the Technion Faculty of Medicine, who headed the research which was published in the December 4th issue of The Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Eugene Braunwald, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief Academic Officer at Partners HealthCare System agreed....

Even green pond scum can suffer from jet lag

... Johnson, the professor of biological sciences who headed up the study, directs one of the few labs in the world that studies biological clocks in prokaryotes, single-celled organisms that lack a nucleus. In humans and other higher organisms, biological clocks control the wake-sleep cycle and have a profoun...

Tailor-made sugar coated proteins manufactured in novel E. coli system

...raining Centre, Ascot, the Imperial research team headed by Professor Dell and Professor Howard Morris were able to identify the precise nature of glycosylation in C. jejuni, including the exact position where sugars are attached to proteins. Colleagues in Zurich were then able to insert the C. jejuni glyc...

Artificial cell gets light-powered nanopump for calcium ions

...to stored chemical energy within the cells. A team headed by Arizona State University chemistry professors Thomas Moore and Devens Gust has developed a light-powered molecular pump that shuttles calcium ions through a phospholipid membrane calcium ion pumping that resembles various key cellular activities ...

From designer milk to 'green' cows: predictions for milk and dairy products in the next 50 years

...ld MacDonald will be surprised when he sees what's headed for his dairy farm: specially bred cows that naturally produce low-fat milk, designer milk that boosts the immune system, and "green" cows -- engineered to produce less methane to help stem global warming. All are among the changes predicted for the ...

Bio-X to fund 21 new interdisciplinary research projects

...resent biology in its broadest sense.'' Cohen also headed the IIP committee two years ago that awarded the first round of Bio-X interdisciplinary grants. ''Those projects have been very successful and have resulted in advances that could not have occurred by individual scientists and educators,'' he noted. ...

Genes, neurons, and the Internet found to have some identical organizing principles

... to ecological food webs or the Internet. A team headed by Dr. Uri Alon, of the Weizmann Institute of Science's Molecular Cell Biology Department has found several such organizational patterns which they call "network motifs" underlying genetic, neural, technological, and food networks. The mathematical...

School of public health launches CDC Center for Excellence in Environmental Public Health Tracking

...e in Community Environmental Health Practice (also headed by Dr. Burke) and the Center for Public Health Preparedness, directed by Robert Lawrence, MD, professor and associate dean for professional education programs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Other Hopkins faculty working with ...

Northwestern launches major gene banking project

...Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. NUgene is headed by Rex L. Chisholm, professor of cell and molecular biology at the Feinberg School and director of the Center for Genetic Medicine and staffed by a team of leading Northwestern scientists and genetic counselors. NUgene's goal is to collect thousand...

Research on lentiviruses to continue at Ohio State

...lead investigator, will now be headed by researchers from the university's College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Medicine and Public Health. Earlier this summer, the university announced the first findings based on ...

New England lakes hold clues to lurking storms and floods

Is New England headed for troubled waters? Devastating storms and floods may be ready to wreak havoc, according to geologists at the University of Vermont (UVM). Periods of intense storminess have peaked in the North Atlantic region roughly every 3,000 years over a 13,000...

Biomedical scientist testing nanoparticles as early cancer detection agent

...pany spun out of his lab's research in Indiana and headed by Tom Petzinger, CEO. The company, which holds the exclusive license from Indiana University for the synthesis of multiplexing dyes for imaging and detection, was recently added to the roster of start-ups at EmTech Bio, a business incubator jointly ...

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