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Brain Protein "Rescues" Neurons From Atrophy
...phins use in fostering brain cell growth. Graduate student
Kimberley McAllister, Lo and Katz reported finding that different regions of the brain's visual cortex sprout connections, called dendrites, in response to different neurotrophins. Understanding this chemical language is a first step in learning to m...
New Cancer Switch Discovered By Duke Medical Center Pharmacologists
...he National Cancer Institute. Cortez is a graduate student
in the department of molecular cancer biology. The...lar Biology paper, Cortez, Pendergast and graduate student
Lisa Kadlec also reported the results of producing slightly altered, or mutated, versions of the BCR...
Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo
... This gorilla, as it turns out, isactually a human student
seeing firsthand how apes interact in the wild,thr... on movementand interaction, Georgia Tech doctoral student
Don Allison createdvirtual gorillas that simulate real movement and generalized behavior. "Our job ...
From Corn Rootworms To Art, Cornell's Reactor Is At The Core
... bones here. Allee, a Cornell University doctoral student
in entomology, is looking at film that shows a thin white line branching off in different directions. Around it are three or four tiny white marks, maybe 1/4-inch long -- the objects of her attention. These are living corn rootworms in soil, caught...
New Discovery About Genes Has Implications For Genetic Therapy
...Scholar in Molecular Genetics, along with doctoral student
Jian Yang and postdoctoral researcher Steven Zimmerly, focused on the simple organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae , ordinary baker's yeast. The yeast is widely used both in brewing and by geneticists for their research. Genes are basically long str...
Cornell Researchers Precisely Date Wood From Ancient Tomb In Turkey
...it is a date 'to the year,'" said Cornell doctoral student
Maryanne Newton, one of the Nature article's coauthors. "That level of precision, based on the fact that trees put on a single growth ring per year, is unique." The researchers supplemented their dendrochronology work with radiocarbon "wiggle-matchi...
New Ultrasensitive Technique For Accurately Characterizing Biomolecules Is Developed By Cornell Chemists
...McLafferty's lab; and Neil L. Kelleher, a doctoral student
-- reported their studies in the journal Science (Aug. 29, 1996). Their work was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Previous methods of analysis at this level, such as laser detectors, are useful only if the researcher knows what to look f...
Harvard, Duke Researchers Discover 'Off-switch' Inside Human Cells
...authors of the paper are Duke graduate and medical student
Timothy Fields,and Harvard graduate student
Timothy Hunt. The research was supported bythe American Cancer Society and the National Science Foun...
How Birds Sing
...logy and anatomy , and Albert Yu, M.D., a graduate student
in neurobiology , have provided the most detailed look yet at how the brain controls singing in the zebra finch, which Margoliash calls the "white rat" of songbirds. Neurobiologists have used them extensively to study brain function. "It doesn't hav...
Researchers Identify A New Cellular Structure: The "Dumposome"
...ilding ribosomes," adds James Smothers, a graduate student
in Allis' lab. "We now know thatthe structure is u...d by Malavi Madireddi, a former Rochester graduate student
now at Columbia-PresbyterianCancer Center in New York, and Robert Coyne of the Fred Hutchinson Cance...
Changing Continental Runoff Patterns Could Change Ocean Circulation
... surface waterways," says Karen L. Bice, graduate student
in geosciences. "The Colorado River barely flows to the ocean and the Aral Sea is drying up. We do have the capacity to alter the amounts of freshwater that run off into the oceans and that could alter ocean circulation patterns." Bice, Dr. E...
An Equal Opportunity Extinction? Cincinnati Geologists Find Global Impact from Permian Die
... play favorites. University of Cincinnati graduate student
Stewart Ebersole and Arnold Miller, professor of geology at UC, willreport Wednesday,Oct. 30 during the annual meeting of the Geological Society ofAmerica that the Late Permian mass extinction was global in itsextent and hit all marine areas with rou...
Study Examines How Mechanisms Evolve To Regulate Bee Development
...izedhoney-bee expert, and Tugrul Giray, a doctoral student
at the U. of I. inentomology. Honey-bee scientists have a general understanding of how the level of juvenilehormone affects the well-known division of labor among worker honey bees,which plays a key role in the ecological success of the species. Th...
Animal Studies Indicate Aging Brain Responsive To Estrogen
... for Neuroscience meeting. Henderson is a medical student
at the Duke University Medical Center; Williamsis an associate professor in the department of psychology -- experimental,and Einstein is an assistant research professor in the medical center'sdepartment of neurobiology. Their research was sponsored b...
...time of the experiments and now a biology doctoral student
in Colorado, wondered. And how do other mole rats, in colonies that average 75-80 closely-related kin, find their way through pitch-black tunnels to the newest food source? As soon as a mole-rat scout located the biologists' stash of sweet potato bi...
Researchers Develop Model Using Birds As Indicator Of Wetlands Health
...land. "How healthy is the habitat?" asked graduate student
JamieColeman, who also works for MAI, a Loveland c...habitats. He is continuing that work as a doctoral student
in thelab of biology professor Michael Miller. Birds turned out to be a good indicator for several r...
Siblicide In Nature: Study Of Galapagos Seabird Finds Death Can Ensure Species Survival
...r, work by Andrea Schwandt, a Wake Forest graduate student
working in Andersons Galapagos laboratory, suggests that masked booby parents even stand over their chicks to give the attacking bird more room to maneuver. The masked boobies nest, flatter than the blue-footed species, may also make the ejectors job...
Scientists Identify Gene For Sexual Behavior In Male Flies
...rd; and Diego H. Castrillon, formerly anM.D./Ph.D. student
at UT Southwestern, now a resident in pathology atBrigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard University Medical School. "These findings on fru provide a starting point for a whole hostof other studies, to learn how sexual behavior and sexual orientat...
Pinpoint Gene Control Holds Promise For Nervous System Studies
...ach allows us this level ofcontrol." Graduate student
Andrew Brooks is first author of the paper.Also contributing were scientist Nariman Panahian, researchassociate Bhaskar Muhkerjee, and Professor Deborah Cory-Slechta,Ph.D. Brooks presented the work, which is funded by the NationalScience Foundation, ...
Proteins Interacting With RNA And DNA Are Surprisingly Similar
... Also involved in theresearch wereHopkins graduate student
Debraj GuhaThakurta and former graduatestudentYanyan Xing. Draper's work has earned him a prestigious MERIT award from theNationalInstitutes of Health. MERIT stands for Method to Extend Researchin Time. The10-year awards are given only to scientists ...
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