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NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute

...ay of the molecules in solution, is then placed in front of a beam of x-rays, which diffract when they strike the atoms in the crystal. Based on the pattern of diffraction, scientists can reconstruct the shape of the original molecule. NMR refers to the ability of atomic nuclei to reorient in a magnetic...

College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work

...ecognized for their groundbreaking achievements in front of an audience of educators, National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees, and technology leaders. All of the students had submitted their work to the Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. All fourteen fin...

HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize

...lfactory bulb. This structure, located in the very front of the brain, is the clearinghouse for the sense of smell. From the olfactory bulb, odor signals are relayed to both the brain's higher cortex, which handles conscious thought processes, and to the limbic system, which generates emotional feelings. ...

September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...ructure already exists and because they are on the front lines of primary care, practice-based research networks offer a promising mechanism for bioterrorism surveillance and early detection. Rapid Assessment of Agents of Biological Terrorism: Defining the Differential Diagnosis of Inhalational Anthrax Us...

Forum at Virginia Tech to address issues of human cloning

...or of the forthcoming book, The Eighth Day: On the front Lines of Stem Cell Research and the Countdown to a Human Clone. Barbara Katz Rothman, a sociologist at the City University of New York, has written extensively on genetic engineering and reproductive technologies, and is the author of The Book of Li...

World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'

...dy can see everybody, and physicists seated in the front row can dash to the blackboard to illustrate or work out their points. Three separate, motorized drop-down screens enable projection of visual presentations whether view-graphs or PowerPoint or Keynote. The screens deploy in such a way that the bla...

Acoustics meeting in San Diego

... mouth (such as the "ah" in father), as opposed to front vowels (such as the "ih" in bit). (1aSC10) MAKING YOUR COMPUTER LAUGH Shiva Sundaram of USC ( ssundara@usc.edu ) will discuss a technique to synthesize human laughter, a complex mode of expression that varies greatly from individual to individu...

Time-lapse movies show brain cells move like a two-stroke engine

...d in the centrosome, the organelle located just in front of the nucleus in migrating cells, which plays a role in organizing the cytoskeleton. This in itself was an interesting discovery. "The centrosome has a large number of proteins that make up its structure. Most other known proteins in the centrosome ...

A new culprit in depression?

...rior cingulate cortex. Both are located toward the front of the brain behind the forehead. Previously, brain scan studies have found differences in brain activity levels and size in these areas in people with psychiatric illnesses. In the current paper, the researchers report what they found when they zero...

Perceptual decision-making hub pinpointed in human brain

A perceptual decision-making hub at the front of the brain makes the call on whether you're look...ces and houses, respectively. An area in the left front of the brain (dorsolateral prefrontal cortex) responded with more activity when images were easier t...

Study: Inadequate physical activity worsens as teenagers become adults

...ysical activity and spend too much time sitting in front of video screens of one kind or another to meet national recommendations," Gordon-Larsen said. "Thus, interventions must begin before adolescence, and this is particularly true for Hispanic and black girls." ...

National Eye Institute funds search for genetic key to corneal disease

...int or be a dense patch blocking out light on the front layer of cells in the cornea," Yee said. "Onset c...ornea is the curved, transparent layer at the very front of the eye. Yee, Zhao, and UT School of Public Health Human Genetics Center colleagues Stephen Daige...

By impounding iron, FHC foils cell suicide, fuels inflammation

...the University of Chicago. "If we tamper with the front end, it changes everything, but boosting or blocking a downstream component allows us to select for a specific response." Programmed cell death, also known as apoptosis, is the mechanism all multi-cellular organisms use to eliminate excess or damaged...

Scientists develop 'electronic eye' for the blind

...o detect the existence of a pedestrian crossing in front of a blind person using a single camera. When combined with two other techniques the authors have produced, for measuring the width of the road and the colour of traffic lights, a single camera can now give the blind all the information they need to ...

What have scientists learned since Mount St. Helens erupted?

...rates, and live-small mammals at 14 sites right in front of the crater. Unlike in 1980, when we had very little pre-eruption data, we now have a broad network of established plots and lots of data on hundreds of aquatic and terrestrial species--from microscopic-aquatic plants, to insects to mammals. This ...

Dwarf mistletoe reveals its sexual secrets

... earn the dwarf mistletoe a place of honour by the front door, Dr. Ross says her probing has revealed another floral first that's "really going to shake things up" in the world of plant reproduction science. The male portion of the dwarf mistletoe sends out its pollen tube prematurely (or pre-empt...

Research led by UGA professor reports first routine tool use by wild capuchin monkeys

...to expect, but soon she saw, from a blind built in front of a nut-cracking site, monkeys coming to break open nuts with huge stones. The study adds important new information to increasing knowledge that human beings are not the only primates who use tools. At one time, the use of tools was considered an i...

ESA's Huygens begins its final journey into the unknown

... diameter, will deploy to stabilise the probe. The front shield will then be released and the probe, whose main objective is to study Titan's atmosphere, will open inlet ports and deploy booms to collect the scientific data. All instruments will have direct access to the atmosphere to conduct detailed in-s...

Beer-drinking rats count calories better than many people, UF researchers say

...by social and marketing factors that stick food in front of our face every which way we turn," said Neil Rowland, a professor of psychology who studies the neural mechanisms of obesity, eating disorders and alcohol abuse. "It's difficult to say no." People cannot simply cut food calories while they're dri...

Calit2 launches prize program to encourage bioinformatics research by UCSD undergraduates

...in the Center for Molecular Genetics auditorium in front of a crowd of roughly 60 undergraduate, graduate students and faculty. The Calit2-sponsored event showcased opportunities for UCSD undergraduates in bioinformatics research. "A tremendous number of research opportunities in bioinformatics are availa...

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