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Pioneer in the genetics of programmed cell death honored

...e of Beardstown, Ill., Korsmeyer received both his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Illinois, and served his internship and residency at the University of California Hospitals, San Francisco. He resides in Weston, Mass....

Houston scientist named as rising star in chemistry

...l engineer, and mother, a chemist. He received his undergraduate degree in physical chemistry at Fudan University in Shanghai in 1985 and a doctorate in chemistry from Boston University in 1996. He completed post-doctoral work at Harvard University in 2000. As a member of the department of biochemistry and molecu...

Astronomers unravel a mystery of the Dark Ages

...er frosts. The work was carried out by two Cardiff undergraduate students, Emma Rigby and Mel Symonds, as part of their student project work under the supervision of Dr Derek Ward-Thompson. Their findings are reported in the February issue of Astronomy and Geophysics, the in-house magazine of the Royal Astronomica...

New antioxidants are 100 times more effective than vitamin E

...dn't been tried before." At the time, Pratt was an undergraduate at Carlton University in Ottawa and was working with Keith Ingold at the National Research Council in Canada. When Pratt explained his idea to Ingold, the prominent chemist advised him to "keep this one for yourself." So Pratt brought the idea with ...

AGI announces the winners of Earth Science Week 2003 contests

...ld: the USGS Stream Gage Network," is intended for undergraduate introductory geoscience students. Ben Kennedy of Montreal, Canada, received top honors in the photography contest for his picture of Indonesia's Tengar Caldera and Mt. Semeru. Winning entries and finalists for each of the four contests are posted on ...

Mars on Earth?

...ached or are close to being met." Several LSU undergraduate students in biological sciences Danielle Bagaley,... of 2003, Rainey took six students from one of his undergraduate biology courses to the Atacama, providing them with an opportunity to interact with other scientists...

Ancient DNA mutations permitted humans to adapt to colder climates, UCI researchers find

...sity of California campuses, with more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,300 faculty members. The third-largest employer in dynamic Orange County, UCI contributes an annual economic impact of $3 billion....

Purdue research suggests 'nanotubes' could make better brain probes

...stdoctoral fellow Jeremiah U. Ejiofor and visiting undergraduate student Michael C. Waid from the University of Nebraska. The nanotubes were specially designed so that their surfaces contained tiny bumps measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter. Conventional silicon probes do not contain the nanometer-sc...

Virginia Tech researcher receives $1.8 million to study Arabidopsis genome

...ill also support a number of minority high school, undergraduate and graduate students. This interdisciplinary pro...eloped in this investigation will be used to train undergraduate students in formal lab courses. VBI, a Commonwealth of Virginia shared resource, serves as a flagshi...

How lice and bird feathers stick together

... It was conducted by Clayton; Bush; former biology undergraduate Brad Goates, now a University of Utah medical student; and former postdoctoral researcher Kevin Johnson, now at the Illinois Natural History Survey. SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), which killed 916 people worldwide in a 2003 outbreak, is c...

First-ever UN University diploma offered to grads of online water-management course

...socio-economics. The curriculum is designed as an undergraduate course for adult professionals, usually with undergraduate degrees but with little or no training in IWRM. It will be of greatest immediate benefit to enginee...

Bush Administration plan to reduce global warming could devastate sea life

...n Monterey, Calif. for several years. He received undergraduate and doctorate degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to studying the impact of CO2 on deep-sea creatures, his research focuses on the physiology and adaptations of marine organisms, especially squid, living in extreme ...

Carnegie Mellon dorm honored as first green residence hall

...1,400-square-foot "green building'' offers its 255 undergraduate residents a variety of environmentally-friendly ammenities ranging from a sophisticated air ventilation system to specially-designed high efficiency washing machines to conserve water use. "The carpeting was specifically made for Car...

U. of Colorado team developing 'Flu Chip' for fast, accurate diagnosis

...e students Michael Townsend and James Smagala, and undergraduate student Amy Reppert. "In order to address the needs in developing nations, one of our primary objectives is to create an inexpensive and field-portable test kit for respiratory illness," said Rowlen. "The goal is to provide an important new tool to ...

Plants' circadian clocks tune into latitude to enhance fitness

...or Spencer '03, and Emily Sharp '05, all Dartmouth undergraduate students; Mark McPeek, Professor of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth; Jos Alonso, Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University; and Joseph Ecker, Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies....

Computer model offers new tool to probe Woburn toxic waste site

...grant he received from the university to create an undergraduate honors geology course based on A Civil Action. To build his mock trial course, Bair called on Ohio State researchers from many different disciplines, including law and medicine. Students in the class learn about childhood leukemia and its treatment, ...

Catching evolution's henchmen in the act

...expand their molecular operations--specifically an undergraduate student and a post doctoral fellow. They will train both University of Panama and Princeton University students in Wolbachia screening techniques. Within five years, they hope to have a much clearer understanding of how a tiny bacterial parasite med...

NSF awards four-year, $3.9 million grant to plant biology team led by University of Georgia

...h and training will also be part of the grant, and undergraduate students from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., will engage in cutting-edge genomics research. Scanlon will deliver guest lectures at local high schools with predominantly minority enrollment, and the University of Georgia and the CSHL Dola...

UCSF-led study raises doubts about marrow cell treatment for brain, heart

..., an HHMI postdoctoral fellow, and Hyun O. Lee, an undergraduate research assistant, both of the Morrison lab at University of Michigan; Carlos Lois, MD, PhD, of the Picower Center for Learning and Memory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Jose M. Garcia-Verdugo, PhD, Department of Cellular Biology, Univers...

Gene expression tied to social behavior in honey bees

...al researcher in the department of entomology, and undergraduate Anne-Marie Cziko....

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