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Study Focuses On How Plants Help Toxic Pollutants Travel Around The World
...ants. Keri C. Hornbuckle, Ph.D., assistant professor
of civil engineering atUB, has received a prestigious grant from the National Science Foundation tostudy the effects of temperature, humidity and ultraviolet light on thetransport through the atmosphere of persistent organic pollutants. The p...
Single Mechanism Seen To Underlie Group Of Neurodegenerative Diseases: Mutant Proteins Form Insoluble Masses In The Nuclei Of Neurons
...; Sonal S. Das, BS; and Kenneth H.Fischbeck, MD, a professor
of neurology. Coauthors at other institutions includeY. Trottier and J.-L. Mandel at the Institut de Genetique et de BiologieMoleculaire et Cellulaire, France; and S.H. Subramony and P. Vig at theUniversity of Mississippi, Jackson. Funding fo...
Scientists Discover How Genes Work Together To Control Neural Development
...overy. One team is led by Zhi-ChunLai , assistant professor
of biology, biochemistry, and molecular biologyat Penn State, and Richard W. Carthew, assistant professor
of biology atthe University of Pittsburgh. The leader of the other research team isGerald M. Rubin, ...
Penn State Researchers Study Used Mushroom Compost
...er for Environmental Chemistryand Geochemistry and professor
of fuel science and geosciences and chemistry."The... Hatcher; Dr. C. Peter Romaine, associate professor
of plant pathology;Dr. Jon Chorover, assistant professor
of environmental soil chemistry; and Dr.Ric...
Evolution Re-Sculpted Animal Limbs By Genetic Switches Once Thought Too Drastic For Survival
...g to novel body structures. Nipam Patel, assistant professor
of organismal biology and anatomy in theUniversity of Chicago's Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Michalis Averof,currently at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, showedthat changes in the pattern of activity of two Hox genes ...
Study: Device Prevents Epileptic Seizures, Doesn't Damage Hearts
... to medication," said Dr. Bradley Vaughn,assistant professor
of neurology at the UNC-CH School of Medicine. "We were partof a multicenter study involving 20 sites around the country that evaluated theimplant device in more than 200 patients. We were very pleased with the resultsbecause this is going to be a us...
DNA Testing For Genetic Disorders: 'Does It Run In The Family?' Explains Options, Limitations, Problems
...g is an informed consumer,"said Kimberly A. Quaid, professor
of medical and molecular geneticsat the Indiana University School of Medicine. "Dr. Zallenhas provided us with a comprehensive book that covers not onlythe scientific aspects of genetic diseases but the emotional andsocial implications of testing tha...
More To Drought Than Meets The Eye
...drought tolerance of trees," says Dr. Marc Abrams, professor
of forest ecologyin the College of Agricultural Sciences. Conventional measures of drought tolerance in trees include adaptationsdeemed necessary to conserve or withstand an absence of water, including deeproots and thick leaves that can con...
Oak Regeneration In Some Ohio Forests Is Failing, Researchers Find
...nd low moisture," said BrianMcCarthy, an associate professor
in the Department of Environmental and PlantBiology at Ohio University and lead author of the study. "Interestingly, when we brought the light, moisture and regenerationdata together, there was no obvious trend toward improved oak regenerati...
Wild Plant Genes Increase Food Production
...ormance," said Susan R. McCouch, Cornell assistant professor
of plant breeding. "However, most of the advances in molecular genetics have been directed toward traits other than yield, largely because of the complexity of this trait." McCouch and Steven D. Tanksley, Cornell's Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of P...
Jefferson Scientists Find Potential Deadly Effects Of Two Missing Cancer-Suppressor Genes
...ore than a week after conception. Fishel, professor
of microbiology and immunology at Jefferson Medical College, and co-discoverer of the human MSH2 colon cancer gene, thinks the answer lies with the X chromosome, one of two sex chromosomes responsible for sexual development. Somehow, he t...
A New Biochemical Link Established Between Stress, Sex And Dominance
... Human Biology program at Stanford. He is also a professor
of psychology and a member of the Neurosciences program faculty. He and members of his laboratory already have shown that for cichlid fish, social position determines physiology. It's not so much that the biggest, brightest fish becomes dominant. Ins...
One Chimp Can Perceive States Of Awareness In Others
...Psychological Association. Sally Boysen, associate professor
of psychology at Ohio State and directorof the project, said the fundamental question for the test was whether onechimpanzee could tell if another was ignorant of a specific situation, inthis case, of a threat or a reward. Boysen and her collea...
Maternal Lead Exposure Linked To High Numbers Of Cavities
... working on the project were GeneWatson, assistant professor
of clinical dentistry; graduatestudent Bianca Davis; Richard Raubertas, associate professor
ofbiostatistics; and technician Sylvia Pearson. Lead is well recognized as causing developmenta...
Researchers To Investigate Years Before Menopause
...will be very helpful," says Dr. James W. Wood, professor
of anthropology in College of the Liberal Arts and... women are dedicated," says Dr. Phyllis Mansfield, professor
of women's studies and health education. "When funding for the study decreased, the particip...
Early Menarche Puts Young Girls In Peril
...n of the past did not," said Joan Jacobs Brumberg, professor
of human development and of women's studies at Cor...umberg, a Stephen J. Weiss Presidential Fellow and professor
at Cornell. "Girls who want to be wanted so badly are unable to be critical about their sexual opti...
Pea Plant Stem Growth Gene Cloned
...rinciples of genetics," said Peter Davies, Cornell professor
of plant physiology, who worked on this research d...n J. Ross, a plant physiologist and James B. Reid, professor
of genetics, all at the University of Tasmania, and Davies, will publish "Mendel's Stem Length Gene ...
Study Sheds Light On Behavior Of Middle-Age 'Undertaker' Bees
...er postdoctoral researcher StephenT. Trumbo, now a professor
at the University of Connecticut in Waterbury,Conn. The study on development, also written by U. of I. entomologist Zhi-YongHuang, appears in the September issue of Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. The research on the undertakers' learning, or l...
Low Oxygen, Key To Fetal Development, Also Offers Cancer Clues
...ht on cancer, says co-author JohnLudlow, associate professor
at the University of Rochester CancerCenter, since...nta and fetus," says author OlgaGenbacev, research professor
at UCSF. "Hypoxia is necessary at acertain stage, and normal oxygen levels are needed at a laterstag...
UT-Houston Awarded $2.5 Million For Scleroderma Research
...nd principal investigator is Frank C. Arnett,M.D., professor
and director of the division of rheumatology and c...nter's clinical studies; Dr. Benoit deCrombrugghe, professor
of molecular genetics at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center,will be co-director for basic studies. Togethe...
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