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Offspring at risk from maternal occupational exposure to solvents

...director of Sick Kids' Motherisk Program, a senior scientist in the Sick Kids Research Institute, and a profess...-author of the study, a psychologist and associate scientist at Sick Kids, and an associate professor of Population Health Sciences and Human Development and App...

Internet data-mining of natural history

...ided by the lab's Macaulay Library. Says computer scientist Caruana: "This grant will allow us not only to develop and test leading-edge data mining, machine learning and modeling techniques, but to integrate these methodologies with the ornithology lab's existing projects. The project has the potential to gr...

Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials

... chemistry, and Lisa Weiland, currently a research scientist at CIMMS who will soon be joining the University of Pittsburgh's mechanical engineering department. This highly interdisciplinary team has expertise in molecular biology, polymer chemistry, structural modeling and control, fabrication methodologies, ...

University of Oregon professor wins 2004 Spiers Medal

...October 5, 2004It's only given once a year, to one scientist in the world. This year's Spiers Medal recipient i...nt confirmation that her ongoing achievements as a scientist are recognized worldwide." Richmond's findings have implications for how we understand many impor...

Viruses found in untreated city water

...chardt, Ph.D., the study's lead investigator and a scientist in MCRF's National Farm Medicine Center. "Understanding viruses in groundwater is a research priority among drinking water professionals. La Crosse is leading the way and has the most extensive dataset of any community in the U.S. that uses groundwat...

Researchers find chemosignal that encourages women's sexual desire

...t the University of Chicago, and Julie Mennella, a scientist with the Monell Chemical Senses Center, in Philadelphia. The study was conducted both in Chicago and Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, Mennella recruited 26 breastfeeding women, who were asked to eat a bland diet to avoid transmitting odors such a...

Component of volcanic gas may have played a significant role in the origins of life on Earth

...y, which was suggested in the 1920s by the Russian scientist A.I. Oparin, is that life emerged in its most primitive forms from minerals, metals, and the elements carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen, which were combined into amino acids, nucleotides, and the other the building blocks of life under the viole...

New method identifies chromosome changes in malignant cells

... Combining computer science and biology, Princeton scientist Olga Troyanskaya, graduate student Chad Myers and other colleagues invented a method for quickly analyzing an entire genome -- all the genes contained in a cell -- and producing a reliable list of chromosome sections that have been either deleted or ...

UF scientists have bionanotechnology recipe to find elusive bacteria

...huge issue." The research team includes former UF scientist Xiaojun Zhao, now an assistant professor at the University of North Dakota; UF graduate student Lisa Hilliard; postdoctoral researchers Shelly John Mechery, Yanping Wang and Rahul Bagwe; and Shouguang Jin, associate professor of molecular genetics an...

FSU scientist links iron imbalance to Parkinson's disease

... findings from a study by Florida State University scientist Cathy Levenson are described in "The Role of Dietary Iron Restrictions in a Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease" and will appear in an upcoming edition of Experimental Neurology. Levenson is an associate professor of nutrition, food and exercise scien...

Mitochondria findings may help beat wide range of disease

...lthy cells," said J. Michael McCaffery, a research scientist in the Johns Hopkins Department of Biology, director of the Integrated Imaging Center, and an author on both studies. Mitochondria constantly split and recombine and as cells divide, they pass along to each "daughter" cell the full complement of mito...

Effort to control trade in great white sharks gets teeth from international community

...t white shark ecology and a conservation fisheries scientist for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Dr. Bonfil, who is also a member of the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Shark Specialist Group and a strong proponent for the initiative to list great white sharks on CITES noted: "In spite of its reput...

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

...of mouse neuron called a granule cell. Rockefeller scientist Tarun Kapoor, Ph.D., an expert on the centrosome and on techniques for visualizing microtubules, collaborated with Hatten and her lab colleagues to create images showing these structures in extraordinary detail. Kapoor is head of Rockefeller's Labora...

Ancient Chinese folk remedy packs anti-cancer punch

...n artemisinin-based cancer drug," Kevin Mak, chief scientist at Holley, said. "The technology is very promising, but it's in its early stages. Further research and clinical trials are needed." The company, located in Chongqing, China, has been in the artemisinin business for more than 30 years, and is a wor...

Using fruitflies to examine alcohol tolerance

...g intake of alcohol," said Karen H. Berger, senior scientist at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center. "Rapid and chronic tolerance are produced by different types of previous experience with alcohol. 'Rapid tolerance' results from a single intoxicating dose, whereas 'chronic tolerance' is produced by ...

Scientists identify new cause of obesity

... said Vaisse, senior author on the new study and a scientist in the Diabetes Center at UCSF. "Obesity results from the interaction of a genetic predisposition and environmental factors that include decreased levels of exercise and increased access to foods high in fat," Vaisse said. "The importance of the gene...

UT Southwestern researchers uncover process for sugar-induced fat formation

...yeda, senior author of both studies and a research scientist at the Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System. "With the discovery of this factor, the biochemical mechanism of how carbohydrates are converted to fat has become clearer." Eating meals high in carbohydrates or sugars leads the body to ...

$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training

...t seeks to develop a new type of interdisciplinary scientist in the emerging field of nanobiology that draws upon the interface and combines the tools, ideas and materials of nanoscience and biology. The new discipline will be characterized by the interplay between current nanoscience applications in high tec...

Large-scale forces shape local ocean life, global study shows

...ch associate of Witman's who is currently a marine scientist in New Zealand. ...

ORNL system eliminates perchlorate, helps scientists trace source

...nd resolving resulting liability issues, said ORNL scientist Baohua Gu, who headed development of the treatment system. Perchlorate, or ClO4-, disrupts the thyroid gland that regulates metabolism in adults and physical development in children and is increasingly being found in soil and water. It is used to ...

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