Tag: "collections" at biology news
Research teams uncover risk genes for multiple sclerosis
...and genomics experts, incorporates the two largest collections
of MS genetic information worldwide and is the fir...d at the University of Cambridge, in England. Both collections
were used for both of these studies. But the real breakthroughs came through collaboration. Hauser...
Glimmer of hope for Tahitian tree snails' survival
...eum specimens in general. Natural history museum collections
represent time-islands of biological diversity who...ted research. At the time, his Tahitian tree snail collections
did not have any special conservation value. They are now priceless....
Journal of Nuclear Medicine's impact grows, remains consistently high over past 5 years
...librarians with a tool to help them manage journal collections
and make purchasing decisions. ISI has presented quantifiable statistical data to provide a systematic, objective way to evaluate the worlds leading journals and their impact and influence in the global research community for more than 45 years. ...
Antarctic icebergs -- Hotspots of ocean life
...orer.ucsd.edu ) and then stored the information in collections
at SDSC for access and analysis by scientists now and in the future. Just getting to the icebergs was a challenge. First the scientists used satellite images to select two icebergs to study in detail. Then they sailed aboard the Antarctic research...
Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?
... houses one of the worlds largest genetic resource collections
of fungi, numbered at over 28,000 strains, including Flemings original penicillin producing isolate. They will be supplying the University of Strathclydes Institute for Drug Research (SIDR) with extracts from filamentous fungi which will be screened...
Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics
...mportance of the interplay between natural history collections
data, visualization and analysis tools, and conservation decision-making. He has published in top-tier scientific journals, but at the same time he builds software applications that are intuitive and maximize the user experience for both scientists a...
New genetic data overturn long-held theory of limb development
...rtebrate animals," said Lance Grande, PhD, head of collections
and research at the Field Museum. Scientists have attacked the evolutionary quandary of limb development on two fronts: the direct evidence of the fossil record and the morphology, and its relationship with specific genetic mechanisms. What they need...
Climate change threatens wild relatives of key crops
...tore the seeds of wild relatives in crop diversity collections
before they disappear. At the moment, existing collections
are conserving only a fraction of the diversity of wild species that are out there." Extinction of...
Scientists seek useful traits in wild cottons
...n College Station house one of three international collections
of cottons. Another resides in France and another ...ders worldwide are evaluating specimens from these collections
and exchanging germplasm in their efforts to improve the cotton genome. "These collections
Decoding protein structures helps illuminate cause of diabetes
...n depicted as static blobs, proteins are more like collections
of balls and springs, constantly in motion, and their endless atomic twitching conveys information about their organization, Zanni says. Infrared laser beams can detect the minute vibrations and identify characteristic patterns to deduce protein str...
Smithsonian hosts Polar Science Symposium to celebrate International Polar Year 2007-2008
...rs ago and resulted in some of the worlds foremost collections
and archives of Arctic and Antarctic materials. The two-day event will feature an introductory plenary session followed by concurrent sessions of invited papers and panel discussions, evening public and keynote lectures, and tours of collections. ...
Geisinger launches extensive study on obesity and related liver problem
DANVILLE, PA. - Relying on one of the largest collections
of liver tissue samples ever acquired by a single organization, Geisinger Health System researchers have embarked on a massive study of one of the fastest growing liver problems. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease starts with the accumulation of fat ...
FSU leads botanical research into 21st century: Deep South Plant Specimen Imaging Project
...ers everywhere to search, view and manage multiple collections
of Deep South images from many Biological Research Collections (BRCs) at the same time, Mast said. Currently, users might wait a month or more for physical plant specimens to arrive at their institution from just one BRC; to look at specimens from 10...
Cure for cancer one step closer
...cancer is one step closer this week with the first collections
of cancer tissue taking place at the new Wesley Re...nce of large, high quality cancer tissue and blood collections
with clinical data is a major barrier to improving care of cancer patients. "Queensland research h...
Could USA presidential DNA trail reveal Middle-Eastern origins?
... Prof Jobling said: When we look closely at large collections
of British Y chromosomes we find surprises, like this rare K2 lineage, and the African chromosome that we recently found in a Yorkshireman. These exotic chromosomes remind us of the complexity of British history and prehistory....
30th anniversary of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize
...ts occur in many application areas, for example in collections
of research results, as sensor data, or in stock tickers. However, these data are often available only in a semistructured form rather than as a usable database. Thanks to her mathematical training, Schweikardt has been able to score important succe...
Joslin study reveals how a specific fat type can protect against weight gain and diabetes
...not disappear in all adult animals and that little collections
of brown fat may account for why some mice are protected from obesity and diabetes and others are not. This study began by exploring differences in basal energy expenditure (the amount of energy required to maintain the body's normal metabolic acti...
New guide to sharks and rays of Indonesia
.... More than 800 specimens were lodged in reference collections
at the Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense at Cibinong, Java, and the Australian National Fish Collection at Hobart. Six of their discoveries have now been formally described. These include two species found only in Bali: the Bali Catshark and Jimbaran Shov...
Architectural plan revealed of doomsday arctic seed vault
...nted by the Global Crop Diversity Trust to protect collections
of crop genetic diversity around the world. ...
Nanotechnology meets biology and DNA finds its groove
...y it, scientists generally are forced to work with collections
of molecules floating in solution, and there is no easy way to precisely single out individual molecules for study. Now, however, scientists have developed a quick, inexpensive and efficient method to extract single DNA molecules and position them ...
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