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How roots control plant shoots
... the journal Current Biology by Sieburth, graduate student
Jaimie Van Norman and Rebecca Frederick, who forme...ked in Sieburth's laboratory and now is a graduate student
in biochemistry. Seeking the Secrets of How Leaves Grow Sieburth's research focuses on a seemin...
Good news: As you age, leg blood vessels adapt so you can still exercise without fainting
... David Proctor and Urs Leuenberger and physiology student
Dennis Koch, researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Hershey Medical Center, studied this possibility by manipulating the activity of the sympathetic nervous system in healthy older and younger men undergoing a moderate level of leg (cycling...
Protein energy profiles offer clues about amyloids
...lementi co-authored the latest study with graduate student
Silvina Matysiak. Two other graduate students in C... Payel Das and Alexei Tcherniak, and undergraduate student
Yoav Kallus, are working with Clementi and Matysiak to test and improve the technique for practical ...
After flu exposure, mild exercise protects mature mice from dying
...l be exposed! Jeffrey A. Woods, PhD., and graduate student
Tom Lowder at the Physical Fitness Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, said their lab has a long-time interest in exercise and its influence on the immune system. (See "Exercise delays allogeneic tumor growth and re...
MIT: Recycling of scrapped electronics studied
...ial Development, and Jennifer R. Atlee, a graduate student
in the Engineering Systems Division, and colleagues in the Materials Systems Laboratory to develop measures of assessing electronics recycling firms. The team drew on its 10 years' experience studying another recycling industry--automobiles. To...
World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'
... Institute of Technology, who was Gross's graduate student
at Princeton University, when the pair completed t...e hall is a bank of offices. Next to the graduate student
space is a shower room--suggested by many a visitor who bikes in from his or her temporary abode in ...
Emory chemists develop bacteria that may help decaffeinate coffee
...rch, by Emory chemist Justin Gallivan and graduate student
Shawn Desai, is scheduled to appear in the Oct. 27 edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Bacteria are terrific chemists, but they normally synthesize only molecules they need for their own survival, says Gallivan. His research team...
New method identifies chromosome changes in malignant cells
...gy, 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 added. "The problem is similar to f...
UF scientists have bionanotechnology recipe to find elusive bacteria
...sor 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 and microbiology. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation, the Packard Foundati...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...any schools, good classroom acoustics means that a student
can hear the teacher and classmates clearly without having to filter out excessive ventilation noise and echoes. With the recent introduction of the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard for classroom acoustics, people are now beginn...
Technique for genetically modifying blood stem cells brings cure for blood diseases closer
...hor of the Blood article and a former postdoctoral student
in Persons' laboratory. Despite the promise of the lentivirus in improving the efficiency of human HSC gene transfer, some uncertainty remains as to whether this technique alone will result in enough genetically modified ...
Technology award presented to Weizmann Institute scientist
...icine in 2003. Yaakov Benenson, Shapiro's graduate student
who had a key role in creating the biomolecular computers, received a 100 Top Young Innovators Award the previous week from MIT's Technology Review Magazine. The award was presented to Prof. Shapiro in a formal ceremony at the closing of the World Te...
Laboratory test of evolutionary theory confirms importance of links between populations
...rate communities on rocky shorelines as a graduate student
at UCSC. But she isn't done with the microbes in the chemostats yet. She has stored samples from the chemostat experiments in a freezer, awaiting genetic analysis. She plans to look at the genes involved in the coevolutionary interactions, identify s...
Muscling in on a deadly cancer
...pediatric pathology; Benjamin Arenkiel, a graduate student
in human genetics; and Harvard Medical School's Nabeel El-Bardeesy and Ronald DePinho. A Mutant Fusion Gene's Role in Muscle Cancer Childhood cancers are rare because cancer is primarily age-related. The American Cancer Socie...
Purdue chemists give an old laboratory 'bloodhound' a sharper nose
...n take up to half a day," said Gologan, a graduate student
in Cooks' laboratory. "You have to dissolve the sa...rity and drug detection," said Wiseman, a graduate student
working on the project. "While the technique obviously cannot look inside packages to see what is in...
Discovery might improve design, effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs
...hael Hooker Proteomics Core Facility, and doctoral student
Gottfried K. Schroeder. Wolfenden and Borchers are members of UNC's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. "When the active site of this enzyme binds to what is called the active site of a well-fitting inhibitor molecule, it also binds a single wate...
$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training
..." Pettitt said. "This is just the right thing for student
training and education. Through interdisciplinary...we can offer a custom-tailored curriculum for each student
that opens up the playing field to study at each university under different professors and experts. ...
Incentives for US farmers reduce water waste
...s David Pimentel, a Cornell professor who led nine student
ecologists through an exhaustive analysis of research conducted at other institutions and government agencies. "We learned, for example, that to produce wheat using irrigation requires three times more fossil energy than producing the same quantity o...
For inferring the biological tree of life, simple is better
...sor of biology, and Bryan Kolaczkowski, a graduate student
in computer and information science, used a small supercomputer to simulate the evolution of thousands of gene sequences on a hypothetical evolutionary tree. They examined which methods for inferring historical relationships correctly recovered that ...
Molecular mechanism sheds light on neurodegenerative diseases
...y; and Kristine E. Staniszweski, a former graduate student
at Northwestern. ...
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