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2007 National Soybean Rust Symposium to be held in Louisville, KY
...icides, disease management strategies and tactics, computer
simulations, and other areas of importance. New this year will be a session devoted to experiences and perceptions of producers and crop consultants," he said....
Nature surrenders flowery secrets to international team
...the papers lead author and a University of Calgary computer
scientist. "It was thought that separate mechanisms explained the many differences in form and development of inflorescences in nature, but now we see that these are just facets of the same mechanism." Dr. Lawrence Harder, a University of Calgary ...
MIT researchers probe bones' tiny building blocks
... a disorder. The researchers also formulated a computer
model to study the effects of their experimental results on larger-scale biomechanical properties. For example, using the model they found that the non-uniform stiffness patterns were advantageous to bone's ability to absorb energy. "We tend to thi...
How does day length affect aggression in mice? It's in the genes
...d another idea that would use microarrays -- small computer
chips that examine thousands of genes at the same time to see which ones are active. They compared genes from mice living in winter-like short days with those living under longer day lengths. The results showed that certain genes associated with estr...
UF researchers awaken vision cells in blind mice
...dical University, the mice were surrounded by four computer
monitors that simulated the appearance of being inside a moving drum that had vertical stripes on the walls. Scientists knew the mice could see the stripes because sighted animals naturally move their heads in the same direction as the moving strip...
Computer model maps efficient inoculation of hospital staff in pandemic outbreak
...d Hospital Epidemiology and reports the results of computer
simulations comparing several inoculation strategi... over an unmanaged 'free-for-all' scenario that in computer
simulations resulted in wait-times as long as an hour -- time spent away from patient care. "Just ha...
Latent memory of cells comes to life
...ty of Copenhagen have used mathematical models and computer
simulations to examine fundamental mechanisms of cell memory. The research is an interdisciplinary cooperation between molecular biologists and physicists and has just been published in the prestigious scientific journal CELL where it is featured on ...
Insignia -- A new way to identify viruses and bacteria
... the University of Maryland, USA, have developed a computer
program that can identify these signatures with a higher degree of accuracy than ever before. They describe this new computational system, called Insignia, and the results of its successful application on 46 Vibrio cholerae strains this week in the ...
Ocean observing contracts awarded to UC San Diego and University of Washington
...anagement system. The award to UCSD is for the computer
architecture or cyberinfrastructure (CI) portion of the OOI. Scripps Institution of Oceanography will lead the project while the UCSD division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) will manage it and,...
Executable biology -- Computer science sheds light on animal development
By applying the techniques of computer
engineering to a mechanistic diagram describing th...erstanding of the details involved. Biologists and computer
scientists from the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) and the University of Zurich hav...
From ink to optics, study of particle mixtures yields fundamental insights
...tical fibers. Researchers have long tried to use computer
simulations to determine the conditions under which colloids will exist in the solid, liquid and gas states -- knowledge that is necessary to capitalize fully on colloidal properties. Charting the freezing, melting and boiling points in "phase diagra...
Researchers develop way to calculate speed of bacterial sex
..., and wondered about its impact in nature, current computer
models of conjugation were pretty basic," said Ginn. UC-Davis researchers set out to build a better model that incorporated the experiences of bacteria in nature, such as wait times associated with conjugations, bacterial cell motion and transport in...
Do fruit flies have free will?
...nd non-randomly by the brain. These results caught computer
scientist and lead author Alexander Maye from the ...n tested a plethora of increasingly complex random computer
models, all of which failed to adequately model fly behavior. Only after the team analyzed the fly ...
Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles
...State University ( email@example.com ) will present computer
simulations and theoretical models that predict acoustic propagation in the atmospheres of various bodies such as Titan, Venus, and Mars (3aPAb3, 3aPAb5, 3aPAb6). Gregory Delory of UC Berkeley ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) will discuss what was inte...
UCLA molecular biologists convert protein sequences into classical music
...ulting music on the piano. Now they are piloting a computer
program, written by colleague Frank Pettit, that uses their translation rules to convert the protein sequences to music. They hope this will speed up the translation of large segments of genomes. Takahashi first converted to music the human ThyA pr...
CSHL selected for odENCODE Data Coordination Center
...Stein's lab at CSHL will lead a collaboration with computer
scientists at University of Cambridge, UK, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of California, Santa Cruz. His team will integrate the functional elements into a centralized database, combine the information with public information ...
K-State to collaborate on research to forecast ecological consequences of environmental changes
...ncluding hydrology, ecology, geography, sociology, computer
information technology and agronomy. Subgroups include biodiversity, biogeochemistry or nutrient flux, climate and hydrology, human dimensions, and information/data management. Ecological forecasting must consider changes in land-use patterns; climat...
3M Manchester research center to develop vital new science
...CADA - pronounced SIKARDA) - which brings together computer
scientists, mathematicians and engineers - is bein...hat change continuously. Techniques developed by computer
scientists to make sure computer
programmes work correctly - particularly important in safety critic...
Climate policy: It's good to be in the 'RED'
...phere by the year 2100. As for the second issue, computer
models that link climate effects to changes in the carbon cycle have predicted that tropical forests will survive and continue to act as a "sink" by absorbing carbon, provided that emissions can be kept under control . The efficiency of the tropical ...
Magnetic computer sensors may help study biomolecules
...archers, these experimental results, combined with computer
modeling, suggest that if biomolecules such as proteins or DNA strands were attached to the magnetic particles, the spin-valve array could apply torsional forces strong enough to alter the structure or shape of the biomolecules. The NIST group is now...
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