Tag: "way" at biology news
Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say
...competition for a project that found an innovative way
to deal with the problem of hog waste. They went on to win the Manning Innovation Achievement gold medal in senior environmental science at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Edmonton the following year. Barfett says it was a "tremendously exci...
Climate change plus human pressure caused large mammal extinctions in late Pleistocene
...rs ago, and the same thing is happening in a major way
today." Because climate change is occurring more rapidly today than even in the late Pleistocene, when the majority of megafauna went extinct, serious consequences for many large animal species that weathered the Pleistocene extinction could be just ...
Houston minority graduation rises in sciences, engineering as result of UH-led alliance
HOUSTON The University of Houston is paving the way
for more minorities to earn degrees in science, technology, mathematics and engineering with notable success in a national NSF-sponsored program. In the last five years, the Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (H-LSAMP), led by...
Veterinary Memorial Fund transforms grief into promise
...f the Veterinary Memorial Fund program is that the way
it links community veterinarians around the state with college researchers in a way
that directly serves animals and their owners, Schurig noted. When a companion animal passes ...
NIH awards $18.2m to The Burnham Institute to develop Center on Proteolytic Pathways
...wledge. "These tools will give us a completely new way
of looking at complex biological processes, allowing us to actually watch them in action," said NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D. "As the centers refine the technologies, these valuable resources will be made available to hundreds of investigator...
Researchers determine genetic cause of Timothy syndrome
..."More broadly, this finding really highlights in a way
that I haven't seen before the fundamental importance of calcium metabolism in development and physiology in humans." While Keating emphasized that autism remains a deeply mysterious and complex disorder, "it certainly is a reasonable hy...
Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biosphere's carbon cycle
...bitants, has yielded surprising insights about the way
they may be using nitrogen, fats and silica in ord...finding reported in Science concerns the unusual way
the diatom metabolizes silicon to form its characteristically ornate silica frustule. "Diatoms can...
EMBO Gold Medal 2004 goes to Spanish scientist
... maintaining quality and momentum in research. One way
of doing this is to put a spotlight on the best molecular biologists in Europe. The EMBO Gold Medal highlights the accomplishments of young researchers, showing just what can and is being achieved. Mara is a fine example of this. Her contribution to ...
DNA lends scientists a hand, revealing new chemical reactions
...IDGE, Mass. - Scientists have developed a powerful way
of mining the chemical universe for new reactions by piggybacking collections of different small organic molecules onto short strands of DNA, which then gives the reactants the opportunity to react by zipping together. Their work draws upon an innova...
Pack-MULEs are toting a new look at plant evolution
... attention to." But not only did Jiang find a new way
to look at genomic sequences a scientist's treasure map but she's also provided a refreshing testament to how personal and creative even the most dense and high-tech sciences can be. Jiang is a native of China who entered science with a personal l...
Alzheimer's disease is not accelerated aging
...l processes. I think it's probably going to be the way
many people start to think of cognitive aging." Buckner said he hopes the review will help researchers consider the aging condition as the outcome of multiple factors. "We need to look at them as potential separate causes that interact with e...
Half-million dollar landmark achieved for the Methuselah Mouse Prize
...o space, but help bring about breakthroughs in the way
we live and age." "We're thrilled to have the supp...huselah Mouse Prize is the best and most effective way
that you can help ensure that human biological rejuvenation technologies are developed and widely av...
Phase II trials of second-generation antisense cancer drug planned following successful early study
...the new drug blocks its target gene in exactly the way
it is designed to do. In the Phase I study the dru... Dr. Chi: "We designed the Phase I trial in such a way
that we could identify the biologically active dose in the tumour tissue. Being able to identify the...
Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide
... disease without a cure, and there is still a long way
New research shows plants can shuffle and paste gene pieces to generate genetic diversity
... at the University of Georgia has discovered a new way
that genetic entities called transposable elements...discovered that capturing rice gene fragments is a way
of life for one type of TE called MULEs. MULEs with captured gene fragments were called Pack-MU...
Researchers identify protein promoting vascular tumor growth
...ormities in infants and young children, paving the way
for an antibody-based treatment to remove cells that fuel the tumors' growth. Blood vessel tumors require macrophages, a type of white blood cells, to develop. In studying these cells' role in tumor development, Ohio State University medical research...
Gene clusters predict atherosclerosis severity, susceptibility
...g patients, the also researchers hope to develop a way
to correlate their findings in the aorta with possible markers in circulating blood. ...
UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
... a pioneer in pharmacogenetics -- the study of the way
natural variations in individuals' genes affect their response to drugs. DeRisi, who designs and builds microarrays -- a technology in which gene activity is revealed on a glass slide -- to carry out his studies on infectious diseases, says ...
A test case for DNA barcodes to identify species
... the dinosaurs died," the need for a fast and easy way
to identify species has never been greater. With too few specialists to do the job, biologists are looking for high-throughput tools that can rapidly and accurately identify individuals from known species and from an entirely new species. In the open...
USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America
...systems. This Alliance approach is a new, creative way
of doing business. It combines market forces and business interests to help improve the lives of rural people and the environment worldwide." Building upon the success of the six-year partnership between Starbucks and CI, the Alliance uses a field-t...
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