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Two Long-sought Diabetes Gene Found
...en working with endocrinologist Stefan Fajans, MD, professor
emeritus at the University of Michigan, who spent decades studying one large family -- more than 360 members spanning six generations -- in which 74 people have diabetes. Most of those 74 have MODY, which can often be detected in early adolescence. I...
Optical Microscopy Shines Light On Biology
...he University of Kansas, Robert C. Dunn, assistant professor
of chemistry, has reached that goal by improving on near-field optical scanning microscopy, a technique that can be used to look at individual molecules. In instruments that use this process, the object to be viewed is placed close to a special fibe...
Fast Measurement Technique Reveals Early Steps In Protein Folding
...urring within nanoseconds," saidMartin Gruebele, a professor
of chemistry and a researcher at the BeckmanInstitute for Advanced Science and Technology. "We are able to witnessthe early steps in protein folding that are being missed by other techniques." Understanding how proteins fold is a necessary first ste...
Environmental Impact Statements Need To Be Made Easier To Decipher
...rticipate in the process," said WilliamSullivan, a professor
of natural resources and environmental sciences atthe University of Illinois. "An agency that fails to produce an EISthat citizens can understand opens itself to lawsuits." To test the understanding level of an EIS -- a document supposedly writtenat...
New Sensor Provides First Instant Test For Toxic E. coli Organism
...acture and sale. Stevens, who is also an assistant professor
of chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, developed the sensors in concert with Berkeley postdoc Quan Cheng. The device is a modification of one originally described in the journal Science by former Lab scientist Mark Bednarski and ...
Scientists Identify Gene For Sexual Behavior In Male Flies
...al Institutes of Health-sponsored study are Baker, professor
ofbiological sciences at Stanford and an expert on...exual differentiation; Steven Wasserman, associate professor
ofmolecular biology and oncology at UT Southwestern, an expert on themolecular genetics of fertility...
Researchers Find How Disease-resistant Plants Recognize Bacteria
...st disease naturally. Gregory B. Martin, associate professor
of agronomy at Purdue, and his colleagues found th...searchers from the laboratory of Brian Staskawicz, professor
of plant biology at the University of California, Berkeley. The papers represent major breakthroughs...
Urbanized Watersheds More Sensitive To Climate Change
...ally impacted by humans," says Dr. David De Walle, professor
of forest hydrology. "No one, to our knowledge, has formally looked at urban watersheds in this way." De Walle is trying to see how urbanization affects sensitivity of stream flow to climate change. Using population data from the U.S. Census Bu...
New Finding Suggests "HATs" Are Key To Gene Activation Puzzle
...nded biologists for years," says C. David Allis, a professor
of biology who madethe finding with post-doctoral fellows Craig Mizzen and JamesBrownell at Rochester. "Gene activation at the right time and place is critical for cell survival and properdevelopment. Scientists have proposed many different mechanism...
New Nonviral Gene Therapy System Could Help Fight Cancer
...nucleus of diseased cells, saidXandra Breakefield, professor
of neurology at MassachusettsGeneral Hospital and Harvard Medical School. By allowing genesto express in the cytoplasm, the T7 system eliminates that problem,said Breakefield, who has experimented with the T7 system. "The success of gene therapy...
Selenium Supplements Can Reduce Cancer Rates
...F. Combs Jr., a nutritional biochemist and Cornell professor
of nutritional sciences. Combs and a group of co-a...atisticians Bruce W. Turnbull and Elizabeth Slate, professor
and assistant professor, respectively, in the School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineeri...
Moving DNA Molecules With Magnetic Tweezers
...t carefullythrough a solution. Wirtz, an assistant professor
of <ahref="http://www.jhu.edu/~cheme/ChemE.html">chemicalengineering at The Johns Hopkins University, is not playinganelectronic game. He is manipulating molecules in ground-breakingresearch that could lead to new surgical tools and drug del...
Bog Beetle, Misidentified For 85 Years, Is 'Discovered' At Cornell
...rom Columbus, Ohio, and James K. Liebherr, Cornell professor
of entomology and curator of the Cornell insect collection, were working through the university's insect collection when they stumbled upon a species that looked familiar but which they could not immediately identify. "Kip and I were sorting through ...
Bottom-up Ecological Processes Better For Clear Waters, Study Finds
...nvironmental studies division. Brett and UC Davis professor
Charles Goldman, director of the UC Davis CastleLa...nology at the University of Wisconsin,Madison. The professor
of limnology is considered among of the world's mostinfluential lake ecologists. Yet, his top-down ...
Laser Microscope At Cornell Images Serotonin In Live Cells
... fluorescent marker," said Watt W. Webb , Cornell professor
of applied and engineering physics, who led the work. "It is a new way of doing three-dimensional UV microscopy in functioning cells and the best way we know of for doing UV microscopy in thick tissues," Webb said. The studies were reported in a pap...
Researchers Corral Millions Of Microscopic Membranes
...d Boxer looking for projects when David Bloom, the professor
with whom he was working, decided to leave Stanford. Boxer got Ulman and Groves together and they came up with the idea of using microfabrication techniques to make smaller membrane corrals. "The hardest part was deciding what to do," Ulman said. The...
Penn State Wetlands Project Seeks Scientific Evaluation Criteria
...floating on the water. To Robert Brooks, associate professor
of wildlife ecology in Penn State's School of For... by Brooks and C. Andrew Cole, affiliate assistant professor
of landscape architecture, designed to discover how wetlands function, including how wetlands chan...
Birds Deal With "Cocktail Party Effect"
...rception. The paper was written by Hulse, who is a professor
inthe Department ofPsychology , and graduate students ScottMacDougall-Shackleton and Amy Wisniewski. The scientists combined the tape-recorded songs ofstarlings, brown thrashers, nightingales and mockingbirds. Thestarling and brown thrasher son...
Plants Need Vitamin C, Too
...e Thompson Institute and Cornell adjunct associate professor
of genetics. Free radicals are atoms with unpaired electrons that are bad for the human immune system. "But our mutants lacking vitamin C had shriveled leaves. When grown in an ozone-contained environment, those plants, the ones with shriveled leav...
Blood Test Can Identify Some Children With Strep-Related Behavioral Disorders
... change the outcome forthese children." Leonard is professor
and director of training for child andadolescent psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and HumanBehavior, Brown University School of Medicine, and director of training inchild and adolescent psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital. Only a small ...
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