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Why damaged DNA gets a case of the bends

...nergy, national security, the environment and life sciences by advancing the understanding of physics, chemistry, biology and computation. PNNL employs 3,800, has a $600 million annual budget, and has been managed by Ohio-based Battelle since the lab's inception in 1965....

Plumbing trees' plumbing reveals their engineering skill

...d Kingdom. Jackson is a professor of environmental sciences and biology in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences and a professor in the Department of Biology at Duke. The scientists' work was supported by the National Science Foundation, the Mellon Foundation and the U. S. Department of Ag...

New comprehensive textbook on companion animals fills need

...mpanion animal program in the department of animal sciences when he joined the Illinois faculty. "This book is...essions, said Corbin, professor emeritus of animal sciences at Illinois. "This book took two years to put together, and it represents the phenomenal amount of ...

Newcastle scientists get UK's first stem cell license

...ader in what could be the major field for the life sciences in the coming decade." Richard Maudslay, One NorthEast Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the region'sScience & Industry Council, said: "This announcement is a clear demonstration that the NorthEast can lead in cutting-edge areas of science and th...

Common call for action on European Research Council (ERC)

...nge of scientific disciplines including the social sciences and humanities. With the ERC debate having gained considerable momentum in 2004, the appeal warns of the danger of complacency and calls for acceleration of the work being done to establish an ERC. The petition also stresses the importance of involve...

Spiders or scapegoats

...rs. Despite significant advances in the biomedical sciences and increasing focus on evidence-based medicine, the diagnosis of a spider bite continues to be based mainly on suspicion and fear of spiders, and diagnosis of a chronic ulcer on stories of suspected spider bites causing devastating necrotic fasciiti...

Carnegie Mellon researchers to demonstrate autonomous robotthat will seek life in Atacama Desert

...—Carnegie Mellon University robotics and life sciences researchers will demonstrate Zoë, an autonomous rover being groomed to seek and identify life in hostile environments, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at the former LTV site off Brownfield Road in Pittsburgh. (See below for directions.) The r...

Gulf of Maine marine ecosystem may have entered new phase

... report are Robert S. Steneck, professor of marine sciences at UMaine's Darling Marine Center, and former UMaine graduate students John Vavrinec and Amanda Leland. They received support for their research from the Pew Foundation for Marine Conservation, Maine Sea Grant, the Maine Department of Marine Resource...

Ecologist calls for creation of an international panel to assess human behavior

...y action has shifted into the domain of the social sciences - and thus an MAHB - to find ways of bridging the disconnect.'' Academic challenges Ehrlich also said that members of academic communities faced a great ethical challenge: ''Can we become moral entrepreneurs and persuade universities to retool them...

New UCF researchers, college will help fight Alzheimer's disease, cancer

...ANDO, July 30, 2004 -- A new college of biomedical sciences will dramatically increase the University of Centr... number of faculty members working in biomolecular sciences from 22 to 47 in the next few years. The college initially will have about 900 undergraduates and 75...

Scientists build on case connecting inflammatory disease and depression

...ith Kelley, professors in the department of animal sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "For the first time, we have evidence of a strong relationship between a molecular event and the development of psychopathology," Dantzer said. The two scientists, who have collaborated for 25 years,...

Misfiring proteins tied to inflammation and sick feeling of type 2 diabetics

...cine at Urbana-Champaign and a professor of animal sciences in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, is pursuing the theory that inflammation is tied to a disturbance of signal-carrying cytokines. Type 2 diabetes -- once considered an adult-onset disease -- is an increasing problem...

Report outlines vision and recommendations for microbiology in the 21st Century

...sequently, "the future of biological and planetary sciences lies in understanding the role microbes play in sh...demic niche. The report recommends that microbial sciences should be firmly integrated into pre-college and undergraduate educational curricula. "Since microb...

UGA named recipient of $5.6 million grant from NSF for corn improvement

...ves a collaboration between scientists in arts and sciences and agriculture. In addition to Dawe, those in arts and sciences include Michael Scanlon, Lee Pratt and Susan Wessler in plant biology and Jeff Bennetzen in genetics...

Unique partnership between UH, FDA opens path for scientific exchange

...maceutical research," said Isaac Montoya, clinical sciences professor at the UH College of Pharmacy. "Training and research opportunities for faculty and students, at both institutions, are greatly enhanced by this partnership. This exciting opportunity will link our college closer to the process of develop...

Impact of Earth's rising atmospheric carbon dioxide found in world oceans

...ements," said James Yoder, director of NSF's ocean sciences division. "The results are among the most intriguing yet from the WOCE and JGOFS programs. These new measurements, when coupled with how much anthropogenic carbon dioxide is known to accumulate in the atmosphere, show that the ocean and atmosphere ...

Genetic model for devastating form of paraplegia suggests new treatments

...toskeleton," says Broadie, professor of biological sciences and pharmacology and an investigator at the Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. "Spastin, as well as other HSP-linked genes, appears to mediate this common function. This suggests that treatment of this common defect may be effective fo...

Carnegie Mellon neuroscientist develops tool to image brain function at the cellular level

...ing to Barth, an assistant professor of biological sciences at the university's Mellon College of Science. To overcome these limitations, Barth created a transgenic mouse that couples the green fluorescent protein (GFP) with the gene c-fos, which turns on when nerve cells are activated. Using this method, res...

Scientists find 75 percent of red snapper sold in stores is really some other species

... Dr. Peter B. Marko, assistant professor of marine sciences at UNC's College of Arts and Sciences. "Red snapper is the most sought-after snapper species and has the highest prices, and many people, including me, believe it tastes best," Marko said. "Mislabeling to this extent not only defrauds consumers, but...

Key principles for the foundation of a European Research Council (ERC)

...areas of research, i.e., the humanities and social sciences as well as the natural sciences, medicine and engineering. A future ERC must have a constitution establishing its authority to act autonomously and to develop its own criteria for structures, procedures and decisions, independent of the European Comm...

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