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Scientists discover potential new way to control drug-resistant bacteria
...bind to different cell receptors. The researchers, who
encountered this genetic property while working on...ublic health concern," says David L. Klein, Ph.D., who
oversees bacterial respiratory disease research at NIAID. "The introduction of bacteriophages may al...
Joslin Diabetes Center honors brothers living 70-plus years with type 1 diabetes
...ty in Jamesville, NY, will honor Robert Cleveland, who
has lived for more than 78 years with type 1 diabetes, and his brother Gerald Cleveland, who
has lived for 72 years with the disease. "Robert Cleveland and Gerald Cleveland have led remarkab...
Secretary of Energy announces seven E.O. Lawrence Award Winners
...the memory of the late Dr. Ernest Orlando Lawrence who
invented the cyclotron (a particle accelerator) and after whom two major Energy Department laboratories in Berkeley and Livermore, Calif., are named. The Lawrence Awards will be presented at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on November 8. ...
A novel, safer strategy for regulating gene expression
...ature to the gene therapy toolbox," says Mulligan, who
is also a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Laising Yen and other members of Mulligan's laboratory began by evaluating hundreds of known ribozymes, and found two that function well in human cells. One ribozyme was especially prone...
AAAS expert panel calls for voter-system research and reform
...o promote better access byvoters, especially those who
have historicallyencountered serious impediments t...nd workers in the trenches - the electionofficials who
actually oversee the whole votingprocess. Since any practical research agenda willrequire funding, t...
The book opens on the first tree genome
..., Igor Grigoriev, Paul Richardson and Susan Lucas, who
manages JGI's production sequencing operation. "This achievement will have a huge impact on research far beyond the field of forestry," said Stefan Jansson at Ume Plant Science Centre. Plant scientists throughout the world now have a tree model sys...
Certain genes boost fish oils' protection against breast cancer
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 21, 2004) - Researchers who
found that fish oils appear to reduce breast cance...ting rid of the fish oils' byproducts are the ones who
benefit most from consuming the oils. That may help scientists better understand exactly how fish oi...
$2.7 million grant to support creation of virtual zebrafish atlas
... its capacity to model human disease," said Cheng, who
is working with co-investigator Stephen Moorman, Ph.D., of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Medical School on the atlas. "This grant grew out of experiments in my laboratory a decade ago. The atlas will make it possible for us to share our detailed...
Health of world's sea lions the focus of Wakefield Symposium
Anchorage, Alaska--More than 100 scientists who
study the world's sea lions, including dozens who
study the decline of Alaska's Steller sea lions, will gather in Anchorage, Alaska, from September 30...
UAF scientists discover new marine habitat in Alaska
...z, an internationally recognized marine taxonomist who
specializes in identifying rhodoliths. During the past several months, Riosmena-Rodriguez conducted a number of tests aimed at identifying the rhodoliths at his laboratory at the Marine Botany Program at Autonomous University of Baja California Sur i...
AIBS tapped to coordinate design of ecological observatories
...ers of the scientific and educational communities, who
will be nominated to serve on committees and asked to review planning documents. See www.neoninc.org for nominating procedures and other information. Nominations will be reviewed beginning 8 October, 2004. ...
Economy of movement
...journal PLoS Biology, took a page from economists, who
have long used equations called utility functions that incorporate the costs and benefits of a situation. Say you like oranges better than apples, but oranges cost more. Given a certain budget for fruit, the utility function says how many of each you...
Study reveals why eyes in some paintings seem to follow viewers
... the theories of La Gournerie, a French researcher who
proposed a mathematical analysis in 1859 of why eyes in a painting seem to follow viewers. "One of the contributions of our study is that we showed that while La Gournerie had the basic idea right, his mathematical description was wrong," Todd said. ...
ORNL's Delmau joins Technology Review's list of top young innovators
...ouis Pasteur of Strasbourg, France. Delmau, who
resides in Oak Ridge, counts playing the clarinet, target shooting, kayaking and scuba diving among her outside interests. ...
Wastewater could treat itself, power city
...n," says civil engineering professor David Bagley, who
conducted the research with lead author and PhD candidate Ioannis Shizas. "Any recovery of potential energy above that can be returned to the grid." Bagley and Shizas used bomb calorimetry, a technique that measures the heat content of materials, ...
Scientists explore genome of methane-breathing microbe
...ations." Johan Lillehaug, the Norwegian scientist who
oversaw the University of Bergen's role in the project, says the genome analysis found that M. capsulatus has a novel strategy for scavenging copper, an essential element for regulating methane oxidation. "We found that M. capsulatus is a good model ...
Research suggests new avenue for stopping, preventing colon cancer
...cautioned. DuBois credited Sudhansu K. Dey, Ph.D., who
directs the division of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt, with maintaining the PPARdelta "knockout" mouse colony that made the study possible. Dey, DuBois and their colleagues previously have demonstrated the importance of PPARdel...
Genes expose secrets of sex on the side
...or on the research articles. "There are men around who
aren't able to have children, because they are being outcompeted by more successful males." Co-author Michael Hammer, a research scientist in UA's Arizona Research Laboratories, said, "We may think of ourselves as a monogamous species, but we're c...
Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant
...University evolutionary ecologist Johanna Schmitt, who
will head up a team of researchers examining how e...vironmental cues affect animals, including humans, who
share many of their genes with Arabidopsis....
New sign language suggests children create language's fundamentals through learning
...ee age-groups that use NSL and hearing individuals who
speak Spanish. They showed each participant a cartoon in which a cat swallows a bowling ball and then wobbles down a steep road. Then, they asked the participants to tell the story in their language. The signing of the oldest group looked much like t...
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