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Study by Tufts biologist provides window into progression of some degenerative diseases

...t-doctoral fellow Mayurika Lahiri and former Tufts undergraduate researchers Tanya Gustafson and Elizabeth Majors published their findings, "Expanded CAG repeats activate the DNA damage checkpoint pathway" in the July 23 issue of the journal Molecular Cell. Freudenreich, a molecular biologist, studies the unstabl...

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

...s should be firmly integrated into pre-college and undergraduate educational curricula. "Since microbes are of fundamental importance to life, their activities must be taken into account in biological research and all biologists must have a solid background in microbial sciences." The report puts forth that micr...

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

...lty at UGA has approved the establishment of a new undergraduate research initiative that will advance plant research on campus. The program, called Georgia Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Program (GROUP) will give students a chance to work on the corn project with world-class scientists. The ...

UCSD undergraduates participate in collaborative studies abroad on cyberinfrastructure

Nine undergraduate students from the University of California, San Di...ultural environments of their host countries. Each undergraduate has a minimum of two mentors: one affiliated with UCSD, and another with the host institution. The h...

$1.6 million grant to Williams College

... The award is part of a $606 million investment in undergraduate science by HHMI. To help colleges meet the challenges of keeping up with emerging scientific fields, inspiring excellence in teaching, assisting interdisciplinary collaborations, and encouraging minority students to pursue careers in science, in thi...

ESA awarded new SEEDS grant

... travel awards for the ESA Annual Meeting; a SEEDS undergraduate research fellowship; Campus Ecology Chapters; and student field trips. For example, 30 undergraduate students, 6 graduate students, and 20 faculty members will receive travel awards to attend the Socie...

Scientists receive awards, give lectures at the ASBMB/IUBMB meeting

... the many ways he has enriched the life of Caltech undergraduate and graduate students. He speaks on cytochrpme c oxidase and the particulate methane monooxygenase at 4:45 p.m. Monday, June 14. Dr. Ronald W. Davis of Stanford University School of Medicine, a world leader in biotechnology and recipient of this y...

Study finds that only half of a commonly used cancer drug is activated in cancer patients

...g at the University of Pittsburgh and Mr. Fisher's undergraduate research project advisor. "We were surprised to find that about half of the dose of the drug administered might not be converted into an active form. The implication is that alternative schedules of gemcitabine infusions need to be evaluated carefull...

Lowly weeds may hold promise for curing host of common health woes

... on their own. In a classroom experiment with 15 undergraduate students in Georgia, Stepp had about half collect plants from weedy fields and half pick them from a forest. Using a database of major plants developed by Daniel Moerman, an anthropologist at the University of Michigan at Dearborn, to identify the sp...

Beware cancer, insomnia and liver disease UH students are taking aim

...f Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) swept the undergraduate research competition, taking home half of the six awards handed out in that category. Each received a medal to recognize their achievements and a cash award of $500. "We are extremely proud of all our students who represented the University of Hou...

UC Riverside professor to spend year with US State Department

...sustainable growth and development. With a current undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 17,000, the campus is projected to grow to 21,000 students by 2010. Located in the heart of inland Southern California, the nearly 1,200-acre, park-like campus is at the center of the region's economic development. V...

Without words, bullfrogs communicate through stutters in their croaks

...ior in psychology, who used it as the basis of her undergraduate honors thesis. Suggs was supported by a grant through the Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship (UTRA) program. Simmons' laboratory is supported by a research grant from the National Institutes of Health....

The $50 million solution

... and Puerto Rico. This brings HHMI's investment in undergraduate science to more than $606 million. The four-year g... million, support a variety of programs to improve undergraduate science, from new courses in hot fields such as bioinformatics and computational biology, to fellows...

Tufts University groundbreaking research on caterpillar locomotion

...tics and mechanical engineering, and often employs undergraduate researchers as well. The majority of the knowledge about how humans move is based on research about creatures that walk, fly or swim using hard bones and exoskeletons (a hard outer structure that provides protection or support). By looking at soft bo...

Dramatic decline of California native frog linked to introduced trout in mountain lakes

...r longer. As part of his study, he and UC Berkeley undergraduate volunteers removed trout from five lakes and docum... question was, 'Why?'" Using gill nets, he and his undergraduate assistants removed trout completely from three lakes and greatly reduced the population in two other...

Lewis and Clark data show a different Missouri River

...University in St. Louis, and Washington University undergraduate student Bethany Ehlmann, an earth and planetary sciences major in Arts & Sciences. Ehlmann presented her and Criss's findings April 1, 2004 at the 38th annual meeting of the North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, held in St. Loui...

Jorge Escalante-Semerena receives 2004 ASM Graduate Microbiology Teaching Award

... role model who has trained dozens of doctoral and undergraduate students, guiding them to highly successful career...e careers in science. After completing his undergraduate education at the School of Chemistry, Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico (UNAM), Mexico City, Esc...

Leslie Ann Schiff wins 2004 Carski Foundation Award

...ors Schiff for her innovation and creativity as an undergraduate teacher, her extraordinary commitment to teaching ...tment to her students. As departmental director of undergraduate studies, she has a lasting influence on all microbiology majors throughout their university careers....

Govindarajan Dhanasekaran wins 2004 Sarber Award from American Society for Microbiology

...resented each year to microbiology students at the undergraduate and predoctoral levels to recognize research excellence and potential. Dhanasekaran is honored for important research on infectious diseases that affect poultry. At the University of Maryland, he has nearly completed mapping all the genetic inform...

David Rosmarin wins 2004 Sarber Award from American Society for Microbiology

...ed each year to honor microbiology students at the undergraduate and predoctoral levels for research excellence and potential. An award-winning medical student, Rosmarin is honored for his development of an improved means of detecting bacterial infections in human tissue. Microbiologists often use the polymera...

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