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Protein 'chatter' linked to cancer activation

... between cancer cells and normal cells is that the former maintain their chromosome ends and have the unlimited potential to grow. Disruption of this communication in cancer cells induces shortening of chromosome ends and may restrict their potential to grow. Zhu says that the discovery will help researc...

1 of deep ocean's most turbulent areas has big impact on climate

...stigator and co-author was Andreas M. Thurnherr, a former postdoctoral researcher in the FSU oceanography department and now a scientist at Columbia University. The field study took place in August 2006 during a three-week expedition aboard a French research vessel to a location close to the Azores, volcani...

European Science Foundation's Forward Look reaches out beyond the endless frontiers

...ific level with European relevance. Impacts of former and present Forward Looks Nanomedicine (completed in 2005, see also http://www.esf.org/activities/forward-looks/medical-sciences-emrc/completed-forward-looks-in-medical-sciences/nanomedicine.html ) The Forward Look Nanomedicine was organi...

Experiment suggests limitations to carbon dioxide 'tree banking'

...red on Tuesday, Aug. 7 by Heather McCarthy, Oren's former graduate student, eight scientists working at the FACE site reported on the daily administrations of 1 1/2 times today's CO2 levels and how it has changed carbon accumulations in plants growing there. The Department of Energy-funded FACE site consi...

Lost forest yields several new species

... attempt to overthrow the regime of Joseph Mobutu, former president of the country (then called Zaire). Kabila succeeded in becoming president himself in 1996, the same year which plunged the region into a state of civil war. As a result, the region has been off limits to conservationists until recently. ...

Tipping points

...osphere. He points to Canada, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Mexico, and Central America as places where land clearing for cultivation may have inadvertently decreased suitability for growing crops. Brandon Bestelmeyer (USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range) will examine tipping points in rangela...

ASM's new media campaigns take the gold

...Schaechter, an actively retired microbiologist and former president of the American Society for Microbiology. Elio, as he is known to readers, created Small Things Considered to share his appreciation for the width and depth of the microbial activities on this planet, and emphasizes the unusual and the unex...

Screening for fragile skin

...ing both damage to reputations and economic loss," former head of the Regional Veterinary Laboratory at EMAI, Dr Keith Walker, said. "The DNA test provides an avenue for genetically smarter breeding programs." The breed society is taking advantage of reduced rate testing by being responsible for adminis...

High rates of HIV infection documented among young Nepalese girls sex-trafficked to India

...lp and study prostituted women, said co-author and former HSPH doctoral student Jhumka Gupta. Added co-author and HSPH doctoral student Michele Decker, Now, we are learning that these youngest girls not only exist, but are actually the most vulnerable to HIV, highlighting the need for improved prevention ...

Jan Lwe awarded 2007 EMBO Gold Medal

...ctureless bags of enzymes, explains Tony Crowther, former Joint Head of the Structural Studies Division at MRC-LMB. He determined the structure and function of several bacterial homologues of tubulin and actin and analysed the filamentous nature of their assemblies. Two years after starting his post-doc a...

New research identifies anti-viral protein that may predict who might be at risk to develop lupus

...thy Niewold, M.D., first author of the study and a former rheumatology fellow at Hospital for Special Surgery. But otherwise, those family members looked and felt perfectly fine. All of their diagnostics were normal. Our immune system works by distinguishing self from non-self, so that it preferentially a...

Surprising new species of light-harvesting bacterium discovered in Yellowstone

...e fragment containing both. "We were lucky that a former graduate student in Ward's lab, Jessica Allewalt, had already grown a culture of mixed microbes from the mats," Bryant explains, "although she didn't realize at the time that the mixture contained Cab. thermophilum." Cab. thermophilum grows near th...

Charting ever-changing genomes

...haped by evolution, says Justin Borevitz, Ph.D., a former post-doctoral researcher in the Ecker lab and now an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. As a general rule, genes that dont change over time are under strong negative selection because they ...

Sequencing method yields fuller picture

...ic means its not real, Li said. Lead author and former graduate student Jong Hyun Kim, advised by Li and USC University Professor Michael Waterman, was able to infer a complete sequence of the chromosomes of Ciona intestinalis, a marine invertebrate, from existing sequencing data. Kims method exploite...

Philadelphia ecologist receives top Mongolia honor

...v, general secretary of the Communist Party of the former Soviet Union. Gouldens relationship with Mongolia ...mpted Goulden to return to the sparsely populated, former Soviet-aligned country. The lama and his followers were concerned about the economic development eff...

EPA foregoes opportunity to improve nanotechnology oversight

...nder TSCA on a case-by-case basis. According to former EPA official and Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) senior advisor J. Clarence Davies, The agencys current practice is inadequate to deal with nanotechnology. It is essential that EPA move quickly to recognize the novel biological and ecologi...

A stepwise retreat: How immune cells catch pathogens

...tions in nanotechnology, says Alexander Rohrbach a former member of Stelzers group who is now a professor at the University of Freiburg. Future synthetic nano-machines must integrate themselves into a system and have to react flexibly to changes within the system. Precisely these properties we have now obse...

Homestake strikes gold again

...l Science Foundation (NSF) has chosen Homestake, a former gold mine in the Black Hills, near Lead, South Dakota, as the site for a multipurpose deep underground science and engineering laboratory. The proposal, chosen from a field of four finalists, was prepared by a multi-institutional collaboration of re...

The new wildlife refuge -- Golf courses?

...ssistant professor at Miami University in Ohio and former MU graduate student, and J. Russell Bodie, senior scientist for Audubon International, outlined recommendations that would improve golf course habitats for amphibian populations in a paper published in USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online...

Invisible gases form most organic haze in urban, rural areas

...n rural areas. The study was led by Qi Zhang, a former CIRES scientist now at the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center at State University of New York, Albany and CIRES researcher Jose-Luis Jimenez. The study was published in the July 7 online issue of Geophysical Research Letters. The scientists com...

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(Date:8/21/2014)... (ANU) team has successfully replicated one of the crucial ... powered by sunlight which could manufacture hydrogen as a ... It is an exciting prospect to use them to ... Dr Kastoori Hingorani, from the ARC Centre of Excellence ... Biology. , Hydrogen offers potential as a zero-carbon replacement ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014 George E. Fox, a John and Rebecca Moores ... (UH), was named a fellow in the International Society for ... Fox is one of four members two from the ... as fellows in 2014. Fellows are elected every three years, ... 500 members from more than 20 countries, the ISSOL includes ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... University of Tennessee, Knoxville, research finds life can persist ... professor was part of a team that examined waters ... Antarctic ice sheet and found the extreme environment supports ... by Jill Mikucki and her colleagues has implications for ... in the solar system. The findings are published in ...
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