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Severe kidney disease in blacks linked to genes on two chromosomes

...feld,. Ph.D., assistant professor of public health sciences (biostatistics) and Stephen S. Rich, Ph.D., professor of public health sciences and neurology, came up with a new way of analyzing the genetic data. "Using their novel analytic tec...

Naked mole-rats bare pain relief clues

...aid Thomas Park, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the principal investigator in the research project. Co-investigators include Christopher Comer, professor of biological sciences, Ying Lu, assistant professor of anesthesiology and Charles Laurito, profes...

Members receive distinction as fellows of agronomy society

...sciplines and practices of agronomy, crop and soil sciences by supporting professional growth and science policy initiatives, and by providing quality, research-based publications and a variety of member services....

Members receive distinction as fellows of crops society

...sciplines and practices of agronomy, crop and soil sciences by supporting professional growth and science policy initiatives, and by providing quality, research-based publications and a variety of member services....

A bird in a tree for biodiversity

...idate Norbert Cordeiro and professor of biological sciences Henry Howe focused their study on the Leptonychia tree (Leptonychia usambarensis), called the "zonozono" locally in the Swahili language. The tree is endemic to the Eastern Arc biodiversity hotspot of Kenya and Tanzania. Cordeiro, who is also a rese...

Scientists believe ancient arachnids may have spun silk like modern spiders

... Easterday, a masters degree student in geological sciences at Ohio State. I suspect that other microtubercles...gton, D.C., and an adjunct professor of geological sciences at Ohio State. Trigonotarbids were predators, so its possible that they used silk to trap prey. Or t...

Computer model offers new tool to probe Woburn toxic waste site

...d E. Scott Bair, professor and chair of geological sciences at Ohio State. Most surprising though, a substantial amount of the groundwater pumped by the wells originated in the nearby Aberjona River, which is another likely source of chemical contamination. The data collected by EPA at wells G and H indica...

Lycopene's anti-cancer effect linked to other tomato components

...linton. Clinton earned a doctorate in nutritional sciences from Illinois and a medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Researchers found that the rats that had consumed the tomato powder had a 26 percent lower risk of prostate cancer death than control rats, after controlling for ...

Explanation offered for Antarctica's 'blood falls'

...in Seattle. Berry Lyons, a professor of geological sciences and director of OSUs Byrd Polar Research Center, offered the best explanation to date for a strange, nearly-century-old discoloration halfway up the face of the Taylor Glacier in Antarcticas Dry Valleys. The Dry Valleys are well known to polar scient...

Extraterrestrial enigma: missing amino acids in meteorites

...ace," says Steve Macko, professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Macko refers specifically to eight of the amino acids found in a certain kind of meteorite a carbonaceous chondrite. All eight amino acids are identical to those used by life on Earth. That could see...

Study of the brain wins Eppendorf/Science prize

...without the Nucleus Accumbens." He studied medical sciences and neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, where he received his bachelor's degree and Ph.D. He has worked as an in-house physician and surgeon at hospitals in East Anglia; he is now a neuroscience lecturer at Cambridge....

Gene mutations that cause hearing loss discovered

...an MSU associate professor or audiology and speech sciences and a team member. "The grandmother in Michigan who initiated contact with MSU now has the satisfaction that we have identified the cause of the hearing loss that affects approximately half of her descendants," she said. "For the youngest of her gran...

Pack rat middens give unique view on evolution and climate change in past million years

...ris J. Bell, now associate professor of geological sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, detail their study of fossil sagebrush voles, a rat-like rodent of the arid West, in a paper published online Oct. 21 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. "This is the first study where we've actually taken...

Agronomy, Crop, and Soil Science Societies to meet Nov. 2-6 in Denver

...esearch in agronomy, crop, soil, and related earth sciences from member scientists of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) will be presented during the Annual Meetings, Nov. 2-6, at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO....

Premature babies benefit from breast milk, study says

...ht babies," says University of Toronto nutritional sciences professor Deborah O'Connor, lead author of a study by Canadian, U.S., U.K. and Chilean researchers in the October Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. The study confirmed previous findings that premature infants grow more slowly on hu...

Michigan receives NCRR grant for tomorrow's proteomics technology

... laboratory, scientists doing research in the life sciences now have one more reason to come to Michigan. An ...ow universities are helping create a thriving life sciences economy in Michigan."...

Annual bibliography of significant advances in dietary supplement research 2002

...reviewers in the fields of nutrition and botanical sciences and public health reviewed and ranked the articles. The top 25 articles were selected for publication. The articles for the 2002 bibliography included research in the following areas: Antioxidants; Vitamins; Minerals; Amino acids and fatty aci...

Biological trick reveals key step in melatonin's regulation

...ofessor and director of pharmacology and molecular sciences in Hopkins' Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. "When this phosphate group is present, the enzyme is stable." To test the importance of the phosphate group to the enzyme's stability, research associate Weiping Zheng, Ph.D., developed a mimic of...

President Bush names Rutgers' Evelyn Witkin for nations highest science honor

...n, has played an important role in the biochemical sciences and in clinical radiation therapy for cancer. "I had no idea that anything like this was possible. I am very gratified by the award," said Witkin. "That I was nominated by colleagues means a lot to me. Having been in the field of genetics since t...

Retroviral protein triggers proliferation of immune cells

...olecular virology and associate director for basic sciences at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. "The findings also support the view that this virus replicates mainly by causing infected cells to divide and proliferate rather than by generating more virus particles." The study provides in...

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