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NJIT astrophysicist who revived earthshine named fellow of American Physical Society

... rays to measure simultaneously the Sun's magnetic field at different altitudes in the solar atmosphere to study the field's evolution. Goode's study of earthshine, funded by NASA, has also been notable. He and his team of researchers have published two important and controversial scholarly journal articl...

Satellite data to track wildlife: Elephants in space

...ent organization, currently operates more that 350 field conservation projects in 54 countries around the w...e the resources of wildlife parks in New York with field projects around the globe to help sustain our planet's biological diversity. The project was funded ...

European Union cites excellence of Hebrew University neural computation center

...rch across EU research institutions working in the field of brain science." The EU took note of the "highly successful" research and training that has already been conducted by the center for visiting European scientists....

Scientists decipher genome of fungus that can cause life-threatening infections

... a project that already has benefited an important field of biomedical research, scientists have deciphered the genomes of two closely related strains of Cryptococcus neoformans , a fungus whose importance as a human pathogen has risen in parallel with the HIV/AIDS worldwide epidemic and the increased use...

Desertification alters regional ecosystem climate interactions

...nsing techniques from a U-2 surveillance plane and field studies, scientists from the Carnegie Institution ...ast it is impossible to study the processes at the field level alone. Our five-year project in the Northern Chihuahua region of New Mexico has successfully s...

Research may speed development of new oral drugs for fertility treatments

...extracellular domain is a major achievement in the field of glycoprotein hormones and G-protein coupled receptors," said Dias in an interview. "For ten years we have had the 'key.' That is, the crystal structure of the hormone.... Now we not only have the lock, but the key in the lock," he said. Researcher...

Why do some people get bitten by mosquitoes more than others?

...cows. When these individuals were moved to another field the number of flies afflicting the herd increased. James, working in collaboration with Professor Jenny Mordue at the University of Aberdeen, tested the behavioural reaction of yellow fever mosquitoes to the odour of the volunteers. James said: "The...

American Academy of Microbiology report proposes initiative to interpret genome data

... funding as a primary reason that progress in this field has been so slow. The report recommends that the ...ion and to seek ways to accelerate progress in the field of genome annotation. "The genome sequences that exist today are a great available resource, and th...

New, automated tool successfully classifies and relates proteins in unprecedented way

...echnology . "Our approach really enables the new field of location proteomics, which describes and relates the location of proteins within cells," said Murphy, a professor of biological sciences, machine learning, and biomedical engineering. "This work should provide a more thorough understanding of cell...

Scientists find missing link between whale and its closest relative, the hippo

...hen UC Berkeley's Vincent Sarich, a pioneer of the field of molecular evolution and now a professor emeritus of anthropology, analyzed blood proteins and saw a close relationship between hippos and whales. A subsequent analysis of mitochondrial, nuclear and ribosomal DNA only solidified this relationship. ...

Yellowstone microbes fueled by hydrogen, according to U. of Colorado study

...obial bioenergetics. Thermodynamic models based on field data confirmed that hydrogen metabolism was the mo..., according to the team's computer models built on field measurements of hydrogen, sulfide, dissolved oxygen concentration and other factors. Spear said it ...

'Moss in space' project shows how some plants grow without gravity

...rom the center of the earth, just like shoots in a field of corn. In space, scientists expected the cells to grow erratically in all directions since there was no gravity cue. Instead, the moss grew non-randomly in two successive types of patterns: The first pattern resembled that of spokes in a wheel, whe...

Population of rare gorillas may be increasing in war-torn Congo

...s for conservation work. As recently as last May, field teams attempting to count gorillas had to flee the area due to rebel fighting. Five years ago a survey team of ten was killed by rebel fighters during attempts to demarcate the park border. For the park guards, the ability to negotiate with rebels...

Novel approach yields predictions validated by experiments

...cal modeling of whole cells the Holy Grail in his field -- is a highly complex task because of the huge amounts of data necessary and the multitude of possible biological system responses that must be considered. He compares the complexity of this task to an aerial view of a busy city with many people, ca...

Molecular probes for biology research and drug discovery

While the field of genetics investigates and influences the life's processes by modifying the genes themselves, the field of chemical genetics pursues this goal using chemical compounds that modulate the functioning of the...

Brain 'avalanches' may help store memories

... economies. Biocomplexity is a cross-disciplinary field involving physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and the life sciences. A description of the IU Biocomplexity Institute, headquartered in IU Bloomington's Department of Physics, is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~iufcs/issue7/solving...

UCLA researchers detail the evolution of quantum dot imaging in the journal Science

...d University. The researchers assess this emerging field and highlight two recent advances in the Jan. 28, 2005, issue of the peer-reviewed journal Science. "Qdots as biological probes have lived up to the hopes of their initial promoters," said the article's senior author, Shimon Weiss, a Jonsson Cancer ...

Highlights of the February Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...on and is the premier peer-reviewed journal in the field of nutrition and dietetics....

'Future Vision 2005' to feature innovation in endoscopy

...niques of tomorrow, and the exciting future of the field in both technology changes and better patient care. Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, DBA MBA, will be the keynote speaker on the topic of the "Disruptive Forces in the Future of Healthcare." His consulting firm, Innosight, has ...

New insight into regulation of blood stem cells

...ns would be expected to have a major impact on the field of stem cell therapy and to provide important in vitro model systems for the identification of genes and compounds that can be used to regulate the process of stem cell differentiation."...

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