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AGI announces the winners of Earth Science Week 2003 contests
...elebration that recognizes the importance of Earth sciences
in our lives. The most recent contests included an...he public's understanding of geology and the Earth sciences
so that citizens can make informed decisions concerning land management and use, address environment...
Progress in probing the mosquito's sense of smell
...ence J. Zwiebel, associate professor of biological sciences
at Vanderbilt, who participated in the study. His co-authors were Vanderbilt graduate student A. Nicole Fox along with Yale colleagues Elissa A. Halem, a graduate student, and professor John R. Carlson. Confirmation of this hypothesis means that it s...
Bridging the gap between genetics and motivations to drink alcohol
...neth J. Sher, Curators' Professor of psychological sciences
at The University of Missouri and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center. "Drinking motives represent a possible genetic mediator of alcoholism risk in multiple ways. For example, if genetic variability predisposes someone to experience greater neu...
World's first 'robot scientist' proves a major success in the lab
...s increasing need for automation in the biological sciences
and, although the problems we set for the robot were relatively simple, we have shown that it could be used to help solve real-world problems." The researchers set the robot the problem of discovering the function of different genes in baker's yeast ...
Mars on Earth?
...ed A. Rainey, an associate professor in biological sciences
at LSU, who is a co-author of the study and an exp... Several LSU undergraduate students in biological sciences
Danielle Bagaley, Becky Hollen and Alanna Small were also involved in the research and are co-auth...
Cells' ability to open blood's floodgates hinges on unexpected factors
...o, M.D., Ph.D., research associate in radiological sciences
and an author of the human study, notes that without lactate injections, the blood flow increase to the visual cortex during the visual task was 19 percent. After lactate injections, it was 26 percent. "That might not seem like a lot if you look stri...
Parasite's enzyme structure helps address a public health issue
...esearchers who rate published articles in the life sciences
each month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been watching Cryptosporidium and tracking its impact on human populations, where it spreads easily and quickly, for more than 20 years. While healthy people stricken with this pa...
Exxon Valdez oil spill impacts lasting far longer than expected, scientists say
...Peterson, Alumni Distinguished professor of marine sciences
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "They show the environmental consequences of the Exxon Valdez oil spill went far beyond the more than 250,000 seabirds, thousands of marine mammals and countless numbers of other coastal marine orga...
Study finds evidence for global methane release about 600 million years ago
...stie-Blick, a professor of earth and environmental sciences
at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbi...ional Science Foundation's (NSF) division of earth sciences
funded the research. NSF is the federal agency responsible for supporting basic science, engineering...
Ohio State creates first gene chip for horse
...icia Bertone, the professor of veterinary clinical sciences
who led Ohio State's efforts in developing the equ..., a postdoctoral researcher in veterinary clinical sciences
at Ohio State. Gu created a computer program that helped he and Bertone discover and describe 3,088 ...
Leibniz Prizewinners 2004
...es, 61 from the life sciences, 78 from the natural sciences
and 32 from engineering. Of the 148 nominations received for 2004, the following eleven researchers won the Leibniz Prize: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Allgwer (41), Control Engineering, University of Stuttgart (1.55 million euros) Frank Allgwer is a spe...
Call for Entries: The 2004 Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award
...and enterprising reporting on the basic biomedical sciences
in print, broadcast, or online journalism during the award year. Entries for the 2004 award must have appeared between January 1 and December 31, 2003, and the deadline for submitting entries is February 29, 2004. The winner will be selected by an in...
Down that long dusty trail
...ly discovered," said Nealson, a professor of earth sciences
and biological sciences
in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. "We know it's possible here, so certainly it's po...
On the tip
...rch by Liman, an assistant professor of biological sciences
in the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, and graduate student Dan Liu will be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this month. The paper also offers a molecular model of how taste cells reset so they are ready to de...
Researchers find mechanism bacteria use to target specific chemical contaminants
...co-author and an assistant professor of geological sciences
at Ohio State. "Petroleum products are one of the main chemicals found in toxic waste dumps. "Also, there's little to no oxygen in these underground sites, so the bacteria have to adapt to anaerobic conditions," said Lower, who is also a professor in...
Expedition will retrace legendary Steinbeck-Ricketts voyage to the Sea of Cortez
...' says William F. Gilly, a professor of biological sciences
at Hopkins Marine Station and director of the Sea ... * Chuck Baxter, a lecturer emeritus in biological sciences
at Stanford; * Nancy Burnett, a marine biologist and photographer who serves as science director and...
Scientists solve puzzle of how kinesin motor molecules walk or limp across cells
..., a professor of applied physics and of biological sciences
at Stanford. "Motion at the cellular level is a hallmark of being alive," Block said. "A fundamental question is, how did living organisms figure out how to move? The answer is they developed kinesin and several other very efficient protein motors...
Marine scientists discover nutrient pollution boosts fungi, bacteria killing Caribbean reefs
...ak. Dr. John Bruno, assistant professor of marine sciences
at UNC, and colleagues at other U.S. universities, believe they have identified one reason why. Results of field experiments they conducted off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula suggested that chemical nutrients washed and dumped into the sea can increase t...
Nanotech instruments allow first direct observations of RNA 'proofreading'
...'' says Steven M. Block, a professor of biological sciences
and of applied physics at Stanford University. ''When RNAP adds the wrong base, it backs up on the DNA helix a little bit, cleaves off the piece of RNA that has the bad base in it and starts up again. That's the hypothesis, at least.'' New experimen...
New evidence says Earths greatest extinction caused by ancient meteorite
...on years ago," says Asish Basu, professor of earth sciences
in today's issue of Science. The research is the l...obert Poreda, professor of earth and environmental sciences
at the University, and also co-author of the current Science research, showed that both the Siberian...
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