Tag: "map" at biology news
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington join in national effort to study health impact of toxic substances
...This project will use DNA-microarray technology to map
and identify genes that influence susceptibility to environmental toxins that cause breast cancer. Relatively few women diagnosed with breast cancer - between 5 percent and 10 percent - carry BRCA1 and BRCA2, the so-called "breast-cancer genes" that ...
Researchers discover precise olfactory map
...c studies in mice that uncovered a precise sensory map
in the olfactory cortex. The researchers also showed that this map
is virtually identical in different individuals. Odor molecules that enter the nose are detected by...
Research to fine tune studies of geologic time
... figure out geologic time used by oil companies to map
areas that, before, they could map
with a resolution of only two to three million years. The studies also will help researchers see th...
Stanford scientists to probe inner workings of remarkable microbe
...ve received another DOE grant to create a cellular map
detailing how proteins produced by C. crescentus interact with one another. ``To accomplish all of our goals requires a lot of people with different expertise,`` noted Michael Laub, a graduate student in developmental biology who will continue workin...
NSF awards two plant genome grants to University of Minnesota
...sity of Minnesota, to continue work on a system to map
genes of the corn plant in a highly efficient mann...sual in that no other institution is involved. To map
the genes, corn is crossed with oats. The hybrid plant often rejects all 10 corn chromosomes, but so...
Challenges of genetic knowledge
...ederal government's effort to construct a detailed map
of the complete set of human genes. U-M will webca...ill run 8:30 a.m.- noon at Hale Auditorium. For a map
of U-M central campus: http://www.umich.edu/~newsinfo/ccamp.html The symposium and workshops are ...
Lyme disease ticks follow rivers in midwest
...gan in the late 1990s, is founded on the tick risk map
developed for Wisconsin and northern Illinois by Dr. Marta Guerra, now a CDC EIS officer. The research focuses on the migration of the along the Illinois River, which merges with the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis. The ticks appear to be...
Ocean frontier revealed: scientists to describe unexpected discoveries of arctic research cruise
...t icebreaker, exceeded its most ambitious hopes to map
the ocean's floor and reveal geological and biolog...survive in the frigid Arctic waters; used sonar to map
the ridge at a level of detail that was thought impossible aboard a working icebreaker; and was able...
New Faculty of 1000 service offers a unique evaluation system for research papers in the life sciences
...een created to provide a rapidly updated consensus map
of the most important papers and trends across biology and so addresses a real need felt by the biological community. Stan Falkow, Faculty head for Microbiology, said: The mass of literature is overwhelming, and a systematic tool that organizes a...
Scientists design molecules that mimic nanostructure of bone
...ip and other joint replacements. The findings also map
out a path for the creation of many other materials by self-assembly and spontaneous mineralization that take advantage of an inorganic material growing on an organic material (known as a composite) and which could be useful in electronics, photonics...
Healy researchers make a series of striking discoveries about Arctic Ocean
...re also pleased to discover that they were able to map
the ridge in great detail from the Healy because t...idge pave the way for future expeditions that will map
the vents and may discover completely new organisms" Michael said. The AMORE research was the firs...
Lobster sniffing: how lobsters' hairy noses capture smells from the sea
...ith each flick their antennules capture a detailed map
of the swirling odors in the water, Koehl said. She and her colleagues had predicted this after building a large model of the tiny hairs on a lobster nose and swishing it through Karo syrup, a set-up that mimics the physics of swishing real antennule...
Study of key enzyme sheds new light on programmed cell death and may lead to new drugs for reducing the severity of stroke
...g Cancer Center. They produced a three-dimensional map
of the kinase domain with the highest resolution obtained for any other known kinase. The higher the resolution with which the structure of a kinase is known, the easier it is for drug developers to use molecular modeling techniques to design "virtua...
Clean water for Nepal is focus of MIT research
...terprise, creating a geographic information system map
of arsenic in Nepal and developing a mathematical model to predict SODIS bottle temperatures in different climates to evaluate temperature disinfection. Standing in her lab at MIT, Charles River water dripping through one potential filter, Murcott re...
New view of bacteria-mineral interface to advance bioremediation
...Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) can now precisely map
mineral crystals and bacterial growth on basalt using a customized laser imaging Fourier transform mass spectrometer. In the first reported application of imaging Fourier transform mass spectrometry (FTMS) to the field of biogeochemistry, INEEL resea...
Scent of a lobster
...ntly, with each flick of the antennule, a detailed map
of the swirling filaments of odor in a plume is captured. Work is now underway measuring the behavioral algorithms used by the crustaceans when their antennules encounter odor filaments. The next phase of the study will get neuroscientists involved ...
Fish may show how nature diversifies
...British Columbia, report the creation of a genetic map
of the fish that will make it possible for Kingsleys lab and others to tie behavioral, ecological, morphological and physiological differences among the various species of sticklebacks to changes in the genome. We see this as our chance to find out h...
Stanford researchers develop system for field testing mechanisms of evolution
... the three-spine stickleback, and the gene-linkage map
of the fish's chromosomes that the team has develo...e in the wild. The group's intent was to develop a map
of the inheritance patterns showing the links between genes from one generation to another. Accordin...
Cellzome publishes novel approach for the systematic use of protein interaction maps in drug discovery in Nature
... Nature describing the first draft of a functional map
of the yeast proteome. The map
visualizes an entire network of protein complexes and their interactions in yeast Saccharomyces cere...
AAAS announces Science Journalism Award winners
... tales of buried treasure, mummies and the race to map
the human genome, and for their efforts they are among the twelve journalists to win the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2001 Science Journalism Awards. The following journalists will be recognized as winners in the six ca...
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