Tag: "project" at biology news
Citizens asked to monitor impact of invasive bird species
...use sparrow, by participating in a citizen-science project
called The Birdhouse Network (TBN). In the mid-180...of North America in vast numbers, according to TBN project
leader Tina Phillips. She says surging populations of house sparrows have resulted in fierce competi...
The Hunter's Breath tells a story of adventure and discovery in Antarctica
...ith others. "It was such an exciting project
and the discoveries were coming so quickly, it just seemed like one of those grand adventures that people would appreciate," Williams said. The project's popular appeal was brought home to Williams when she launched a web site for the 2...
A fly (genome) like any other fly
...2000, reflecting a single genetic isolate. The new project
will develop the necessary technology to sequence ... the ideas and tools from this Drosophila genomics project
could be used to extend the study of human genomic variation -- currently based on a handful of indi...
Colorectal cancer rates in African Americans equal with insurance parity
A collaborative project
between researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical College found that when insurance coverage is equal, racial differences in deaths due to colorectal cancer in blacks and whites disappear. The new study, which appears i...
Crystallographers take note: A synchrotron light source for your home lab
... launched the PSI in 2000 as an ambitious, 10-year project
to dramatically reduce the time and cost of solving protein structures," said PSI director John Norvell, Ph.D. "With PSI support, scientists around the world are using highly automated systems to determine the structures of thousands of proteins exp...
Alcoholism risk linked to gene involved in brain chemistry
...Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism, a 15-year-old project
that involves scientists at nine institutions across the country and is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health. The research team's analysis involved 2282 individuals from 262 famil...
Researchers awarded $2 million to create high-tech tools for fighting wildfires
...is is how people expect computers should work. Our project
will help make this a reality." Wildland fires are a devastating force driven by complex phenomena that are not well understood. Scientists at NCAR have a history of coupling numerical regional weather simulations with fire-spread models to advance ...
Grant from GE Foundation to University of Houston to strengthen math, tech 'pipeline'
...searchers to provide assessment tools, communicate project
results and support service learning as a path for building math skills and their practical application. To measure success, the program established specific goals that include increasing the number of students enrolled in eighth grade algebra from...
Newborn lambs' central heating system could aid fat busting in humans
... Science Research section at Wye and leader of the project
says: "Obesity is fast becoming one of the biggest...at deposits would help to solve this problem. This project
is a good example of why we need to understand the basic biology of animals so that we can come up w...
Keck Futures Initiative announces grant recipients
...emperature and nutritional compensation. Dunlap's project
proposes to test an alternative model where autoca... MODELS IN SIGNALING SYSTEMS The goal of this project
is to understand signal integration of multiple G protein pathways. The thrombin receptor, PAR1, is...
MCG pursues markers to improve ovarian cancer treatment, diagnosis
...ition provided the opportunity for funding a pilot project
to do this, we seized the opportunity," said Dr. F...or ovarian cancer treatment. But of course, as the project
progresses, we will try to understand why certain patients can be cured and others cannot." "We have...
Conservation International & SC Johnson invest in Ecuador's rainforest to offset climate impacts
...nternational's Conservation Carbon program to fund project
work that will offset the carbon impacts associated with the printing and distribution of every SC Johnson Public Report dating back to 1991 as well as office paper for the past two years. Conservation International will use this investment to conti...
Cinnamon may help to alleviate diabetes says UCSB researcher
...on mice with diabetes are being studied in a joint project
at the UCSB and the Sansum Diabetes Research Insti...sum's lab, according to Graves, who is running the project
with Lois Jovanovic, Sansum's research director. When the trials are completed, 60 diabetic mice wi...
Better techniques needed to predict earthquake hazards, UC study finds
...as conducted in a five-year collaborative research project
initiated and directed by Franois Heuze, a geotechnical engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) near San Francisco. Seven UC campuses participated in the study, known as the Campus Earthquake Program. The researchers found wide disc...
Carnegie Mellon U. develops microgel to recover enzymes for manufacturing, research assays
...he microgel, nor was it becoming inactivated. The project
demonstrates how effectively chemistry can bridge the biological and materials sciences, according to Armitage. "This is becoming a dominant theme in interdisciplinary research, particularly relating to nanotechnology. Our microgel is just one more e...
NSF funds summer research program abroad for undergraduates at UC San Diego
...leware, distributed data and networking. The pilot project
builds on the NSF's previous efforts to promote co...duate school," noted Peter Arzberger, co-PI on the project
and director of the Life Sciences Initiative at UCSD, who also chairs the PRAGMA Steering Committee....
Understanding nutrition labels can lead to healthier eating
... own daily requirements. "One of the goals of the project
was to help particularly teenaged girls and menopausal women understand how they can get the daily requirement for calcium into their diet in order to help prevent osteoporosis," said Karen Chapman-Novakofski, associate professor and nutritionist in ...
Introduction of the 'Rett protein' in post-mitotic neurons rescues Rett Syndrome in mice
...of Rett symptoms could be initiated at birth. This project
was funded by the Rett Syndrome Research Foundation (RSRF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Rett Syndrome (RTT) is a severe neurological disorder diagnosed almost exclusively in girls. Children with RTT appear to develop normally until 6...
'Springer' - A solution to water pollution?
... diesel contamination of water or atmosphere. The project
aims to stimulate the growth of UK expertise in USV technology, which is attracting increasing interest worldwide. A key focus will be the development of a novel navigation, guidance and control system that will allow Springer to switch seamlessly be...
USC awarded $3.5 million to study DNA enzyme
...hemistry, whowill lead the theoretical part of the project
and guide the modelingof the enzyme's activity usi...s thespeed of the reaction," Warshel said. A third project
led by structural biologist Samuel Wilson, deputydirector of the National Institute of Environmental...
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