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Walking sticks lost wings, then re-evolved them

...he believes he earned in large part because of his undergraduate research experience. "When I started this project, I just wanted to get some research experience that would help me get into graduate school," Maxwell said. "I never thought I would end up co-authoring a paper in 'Nature.'"...

UCLA offers CASE Media fellowships on genetics, society and the individual

...edia and the American public. UCLA is designing an undergraduate major for pre-medical and pre-law students, initiating a graduate program, developing new curricula for secondary education, and initiating an annual symposium and conference for the general public. Fellows will receive housing on campus, meals and t...

Predicting the movement of genes

...ld population from the cultivated sunflowers. Many undergraduate biology students conduct an experiment using daphnia, crickets or other small invertebrates, measuring the number of offspring produced, how many survive and several other factors to understand survivorship and other population concepts. The scienti...

Newer methods added, scope expanded in new Methods of Soil Analysis Book

...thods for bulk density testing." Patrick McGuire, undergraduate student, College of Renewable and Natural Resources, University of Arizona Each section of the book begins with the basics and progresses to advanced techniques, and many chapters feature an "emerging technologies" section. Many sections fill the rol...

Mathematical prediction of on-off switches in cell division proven

...scientist at Virginia Tech; Antonio Lassaletta, an undergraduate student in mechanical engineering who is studying with Sible; and Chung-Seon Yi, a postdoctoral associate with Tyson....

UC Riverside study suggests placentas can evolve in 750,000 years or less

...dissections at UC Riverside. Several UC Riverside undergraduate students contributed to the dissections. Reznick ...Department of Biology serves three main functions: undergraduate instruction, graduate education, and research in basic biology. The department conducts research an...

Lab engineers develop microelectronics for artificial retina project

... Julie Hamilton, participating guest Dennis Polla, undergraduate summer student Armando Tovar from Trinity University, MIT graduate student Christina Park, engineer Courtney Davidson and scientist Tom Wilson. Lab engineers have pioneered the use of poly(dimethylsiloxane), a form of silicone rubber simply called P...

CWRU researcher reveals differences in high-altitude living

...nt of neurosciences at Emory University and a CWRU undergraduate and graduate school alumnus; Gary M. Brittenham, department of pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University; Irving Kushner, department of medicine at CWRU's Metrohealth Campus; Amha Gebremedhin, department of internal medici...

2,000+ brown recluse spiders in a Kansas home inflict no bites in the occupants, UCR study notes

..." The University of California, Riverside offers undergraduate and graduate education to nearly 16,000 students and has a projected enrollment of 21,000 students by 2010. It is the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse campus of the preeminent ten-campus University of California system, the largest public...

Gene increases schizophrenia risk, says study

...d pharmacology graduate student Gabriela Novak and undergraduate student David Kim. The study shows that one in five people with schizophrenia has this risk gene. Researchers found that 17 of 81 individuals with schizophrenia - 21 per cent - had inherited the uncommon Nogo variant gene from both parents. In a cont...

Polluted beach closures influenced by full moons and sunlight, surfer-engineer discovers

... moved to Southern California, where she earned an undergraduate degree at Caltech and a doctorate in environmental engineering at the University of California-Irvine. Much of her free time was spent at nearby Huntington Beach, one of Orange County's most popular surfing spots. In the summer of 1999, while Boehm w...

UT Southwestern scientist helps identify neurons in worms that control link between stress, eating

...other of the study's authors, when he was a summer undergraduate research fellow at UT Southwestern under the tutelage of Avery. Davis is currently a researcher at the University of Utah....

Popular weed killer feminizes native leopard frogs across Midwest

...Foundation. Hayes' coauthors are former or current undergraduate students - Kelly Haston, Mable Tsui and Cathryn Haeffele - postdoctoral fellow Anhthu Hoang and research associate Aaron Vonk. Hayes is a member of UC Berkeley's Health Sciences Initiative, a broad-based effort to bring the physical and biological sc...

Impact of geography on species challenges paleontologists

... is from Cicero, near Syracuse, N.Y., received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York, Binghamton....

Study shows fossil records remain stable in storm beds

...at Harvard. He was the advisor for Barbour Wood's undergraduate thesis research at Virginia Tech on predation in the fossil record....

Brazilian shellfish may improve understanding of ancient world

...land,. who grew up in Portland, Ore., received his undergraduate degree from Colorado College in 1996 and his master's degree from the University of Southern California in 1999....

NSF establishes center for biophotonics at UC Davis

...ry and concept development. UC Davis will develop undergraduate and graduate courses in biophotonics, including a new mentoring program called "shadow a scientist." The center also will work with minorities and women to ensure that the next generation of scientists is a diverse group. Several of the participating...

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute to decode plant devourer genomes

...ctivities will also train postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate students in a multidisciplinary, team-oriented environment. Bruno Sobral from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and Jeffrey Boore from the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) will collaborate with Tyler on this project. USDA and NSF funding was pro...

JGI to decode DNA of destructive plant pathogen

...tational biology by training postdoctoral fellows, undergraduate students and visiting researchers from minority institutions in a multidisciplinary, team-oriented environment....

Chemical society convenes regional meeting in Albuquerque, October 12-15

...ue, N. M., Oct. 12-15. Noted scientists as well as undergraduate and graduate students are expected to attend the meeting at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque (505-842-1234). On Sunday, Oct. 13, attendees have the opportunity to view the Mass Ascension of the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta from the me...

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