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Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'
...cientists to watch. All are extraordinary thinkers who
are gaining recognition in their fields, yet remain virtually unknown to the general public. The article appears in the October issue of Popular Science, on newsstands today. "Brilliant 10 is our way of bringing some of the brightest, most promisin...
The American Phytopathological Society announces 2004 awards
...alifornia-Riverside. This award honors individuals who
have made an innovative research contribution that...fornia-Berkeley. This award recognizes individuals who
have made outstanding contributions in host-pathogen interactions, plant pathogens or plant-associat...
Information system to help scientists analyze mechanisms of social behavior
...vior is caused by nature or nurture," said Schatz, who
also directs the Community Architectures for Netwo...h, a long-time professor of entomology at Illinois who
now is the Reynolds Professor of Developmental Neuroscience at Wake Forest University in North Carol...
Cockroach-like robot leads new research effort
...ight not only to biologists, but also to engineers who
have designed robots like RHex that mimic the move...help of mathematicians and specialists in dynamics who
can create models that can be tested on animals and robots. Full has coined the phrase "neuromechani...
Washington University in St. Louis leads group studying aging process
...that there are many talented people in engineering who
want to know biology, and vice versa with biologists. It's a big challenge, but the novelty is a lot of fun."Pakrasi said the first move will be to model the system in cyanobacteria and then extend it to plants to see how much of the system has been...
Wiley publishes Welcome to the Genome: A User's Guide to the Genetic Past, Present, and Future
...just opened to the first of its many pages. Those who
triumphantly claim DNA is destiny may have spoken too soon; it is far more likely that we cannot even imagine the full ends of the discoveries we have started to make. WELCOME TO THE GENOME: A USER'S GUIDE TO THE GENETIC PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE is...
Folic acid vitamin use by women reaches all-time high, March of Dimes survey finds
...However, our survey finds that 49 percent of women who
have been on low-carb diets in the past six months...althy diet before and during pregnancy. Of women who
were not pregnant at the time of the 2004 survey, 37 percent reported taking a vitamin containing fo...
Brain has center for detecting sound motion
...reported by Christine Ducommun and her colleagues, who
used studies of the patient to demonstrate conclus...lleagues discovered the region by studying a woman who
was to be operated on to alleviate intractable temporal lobe epilepsy. The operation would involve t...
Human chromosome 5 final sequence analysis released to public
...Richard M. Myers, Professor and Chair of Genetics, who
is also the director of the Stanford Human Genome Center. Chromosome 5, the largest to be completed thus far, is made up of 180.9 million genetic letters the As, Ts, Gs, and Cs that compose the genetic alphabet. Those letters spell out the chromosom...
Protein is key to fatal disorder and normal cell function
...d neurodegenerative disease of childhood. Children who
inherit a copy of the defective CLN3 gene from both parents produce a non-functional form of the protein. Those affected develop normally until about age five. Between the ages of five and eight years, their vision, motor and cognitive skills begin t...
Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements
...e buoys can even be used to locate ship passengers who
have been lost overboard. Also, two years ago the ...ills off the coast of Hawaii. Norman Guinasso Jr., who
serves as project manager of the Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS), part of the College of Geoscien...
European common frog found to use novel mating strategy
... within an hour or two of being laid. Often, males who
fertilize a clutch in the normal way later join a gang to engage in clutch piracy. To determine the paternity of the fertilized eggs, which can number between 300 and 3,000 in this species, Vieites gathered 16 separate clutches and took tissue sampl...
A liking for sweets, combined with novelty seeking, may predict alcoholism
...d novelty seeking can be also found in individuals who
do not have any substance-abuse problems. It has b...f these factors can indeed tell us something about who
is at highest risk for alcoholism. Finally, understanding the biological/environmental bases of the...
URI oceanographers to build laboratory to study subseafloor life
...the University of Rhode Island. The URI scientists who
will initially use the field laboratory are geological oceanographers Steven D'Hondt, Arthur Spivack, and John King, biological oceanographer David Smith, and biomedical scientist David C. Rowley. The laboratory will be fully outfitted for microbio...
Byproduct of water-disinfection process found to be highly toxic
... at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who
tested samples on mammalian cells. The discovery raises health-related questions regarding an Environmental Protection Agency plan to encourage all U.S. water-treatment facilities to adopt chlorine alternatives, said Michael J. Plewa [PLEV-uh], a g...
Research on carbohydrate metabolism receives historical recognition
... of chemistry to society. Carl and Gerty Cori, who
won the Nobel in Physiology or Medicine in 1947, observed what became known as the "Cori cycle," the process by which the body converts glucose into glycogen, the form in which sugar is stored. They isolated and purified many of the enzymes involved ...
Tufts University establishes $4 million dollar tissue engineering resource center
...Technology, led by MIT's Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, who
also has an adjunct teaching position at Tufts' School of Engineering. "We recognize the need to integrate cell biology, biomaterials and bioreactor systems as a strategic approach to advancing the field of tissue engineering and associated ser...
Researchers identify distinctive signature for metastatic prostate cancer
...ted samples of metastatic prostate cancer from men who
had died of the disease. They found a uniformly hi...estigator Matthew Scott, a developmental biologist who
has studied the Hedgehog pathway at Stanford University, noted that Beachy's "study is very thorough...
Columbia research to examine gene influence on severity of peridontal disease, therapy response
... Ph.D., the principal investigator on the project, who
is also professor and chair of the Section of Oral and Diagnostic Sciences and director of the Division of Periodontics, Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery. "We intend to identify the molecular basis of the wide spectrum of response...
Joslin President awarded medal from international diabetes organization
...tists, nurses and students from over 100 countries who
work in the field of diabetes research. The association works to find innovative research concepts that will both encourage and support new ideas and put them into practice in research labs across the globe....
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