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Hebrew University researcher identifies gene that assists plants to overcome stress

...h, melon, cucumber, and tomato. Dr. Alex Levine, a lecturer in the Department of Plant Sciences who is supervising Mr. Mazel's work, and the Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University are negotiating with a high-tech company about conducting further research on the gene in order to investiga...

The oceans top 10 coral reef hotspots identified for first time

...eef hotspots and these wilderness areas. A senior lecturer with the University of York in England, Roberts was a fellow with CABS when the study was performed. Co-authors include four CABS scientists: Timothy B. Werner; Gerald R. Allen; Cristina G. Mittermeier, and Carly Vynne. The other co-authors were Col...

Prizes awarded in the 2002 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme

... in 1976. Following his qualifying as a university lecturer at Bonn University, he initially joined IBM as a p... palaeontology and qualified there as a university lecturer in 1988. Following activities in Erlangen and in Heidelberg, he was appointed to the GEOMAR Research...

A little larceny comes naturally to Northwestern crows

...heir surroundings, report Renee Robinette Ha, a UW lecturer in psychology, and James Ha, a research associate professor of psychology. Their findings were recently published in the journal Animal Behaviour. "Crows and other corvids (ravens, jays and magpies) are highly intelligent," said Renee Ha. "Among b...

Clean water for Nepal is focus of MIT research

...ery year from such diseases, said Susan Murcott, a lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and leader of the MIT project. Now in its third year, the project is part of a CEE graduate course. It includes annual trips to test possible solutions, meet the people who will use them...

Skin expert issues winter sports warning

...o 1.2m new cases. Dr Birch-Machin, senior research lecturer in molecular dermatology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, says: "Most people know too much sun exposure causes sunburn - but fewer people realise that the Ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight cause DNA damage in skin cells which may create a sk...

Clemson-led team makes breakthrough in controlling Bt resistance in pests

...me in 1991. Heckel left in 1999 to become a senior lecturer in the genetics department at the University of Melbourne. Prior to leaving Clemson, he received funding from the National Science Foundation to find the Bt-resistant gene in the tobacco budworm, resulting in the research conducted by Gahan, Heckel a...

Overfishing sets the stage for other problems in marine ecosystems

...he world, including Steneck and Bruce J.Bourque, a lecturer in anthropology at Bates College in Lewiston. JeremyB. C. Jackson of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla,California, is the primary author. Science is published weekly by theAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science. In ...

With HIV rising, UMBI tailors vaccine for Nigeria

...for vaccine trials there. Agwale said he is also a lecturer at the University of Jos and a senior research fellow at the National Institute for Pharmacological Research in Abuja, Nigeria. Abimiku said that the young average age of the Nigerian population "makes the country at high risk for HIV infections." ...

Helping medical researchers classify genes

...enes into categories, says Professor Reza Emami, a lecturer at U of T's Institute for Aerospace Studies. The task is made more difficult by the fact that most organisms are made up of thousands of genes, while the human genome contains almost 100,000 genes, resulting in millions of data points. Rather than lo...

Book examines all aspects of nutrition for dogs and cats

...ident for Iams research and development. Case is a lecturer in the University of Illinois animal sciences department, where she teaches courses on companion animals. She is a nationally recognized expert in pet behavior and nutrition, and also is the author of "The Dog: Its Behavior, Nutrition and Health," ...

Blind, naked mole-rats not the inbreeders biologists once thought

...ught. Stanton Braude, Ph.D., Washington University lecturer in biology, studied 54 colonies of the subterranean rodents in Kenya since 1986. Braude has captured, tagged and released more than 8,000 mole- rats, in whole colonies -- some as large as 290 animals. Over a 12-year time span, Braude caught 21 of t...

Welch Award honors 2 for unlocking nature's secrets

...oral work in the U.S., he returned to England as a lecturer at the University of Bristol, and then held a chair at the University of Liverpool. In 1969, he accepted the Chair of Organic Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. Since his university retirement in 1992, he first continued research with private ...

Carnegie Mellon's Carnegie Symposium on Cognition

...Neural Basis of Cognition, and Ruth Kimchi, senior lecturer in the Psychology Department of the University of Haifa in Israel, also are chairing the symposium. Each day of the conference will focus on a particular theme and will consist of a series of lectures followed by discussion. Speakers on June 2 w...

Most highly endowed promotion prize for fourteen scientists and scholars

...(EMBL) in Heidelberg and qualified as a university lecturer at the age of 30. For the past year he has been Se...r gaining her Ph.D. and qualifying as a university lecturer she at first turned her back on university life and became director of the Office for Water Protecti...

New textbook is first comprehensive guide to horse dentistry

...r, who began documenting equinedental disease as a lecturer in veterinary surgery in 1965 at the RoyalVeterinary College in London. "Once a horse presents with dental disease," hesaid, "it may already be beyond any treatment other than surgical intervention."...

Testosterone, stress may not suppress immune system after all

...lta and John Wayne famous.Stanton Braude, Ph.D., a lecturer in biology in Arts and Sciences, analyzed anumber of studies that focused on the phenomenon whereby bright or showy maleanimals advertise their disease resistance. For instance, a male bird, duringmating season, will display showy feathers to let fe...

Easy-To-Understand Book Written To Appeal To Students, Pet Owners

... animal classeslike the one I teach," said Case, a lecturer inthe department of animal sciences at the University of Illinois. "Then I beganto realize there was a need for a book thatcould be used by hobbyists, by pet sitters, by people who show and train dogs.There are many books available, but thepopular on...

Leibniz Prize Winners 1999 - Most Highly Endowed German Promotional Prize For Ten Scientists

...he University of Dortmund; since 1991 he has beena lecturer at the Technical University of Graz. Alois Fürstner works in theborderline area between organic and organometallic chemistry. He focuses ondeveloping efficient and selective organic synthesis procedures using metals,organometallic compounds and c...

International Expert To Discuss Ramifications At Local Lecture...Tracking Contaminants In The Mighty Mississippi And Other Large Rivers Worldwide

...ston. Meade is touring the country as the featured lecturer of the 14th MendenhallSeminar Series, speaking to both scientists and the public on "Large Rivers andTheir Floodplains as Conveyers and Storers of Sediments and Contaminants." Namedin honor of Walter Curran Mendenhall, fifth director of the USGS, the...

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