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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Geisinger launch new environmental research group

...omoting worker and community health Stewart, a former Hopkins faculty member, and Schwartz have been jointly conducting studies of the environment and health for two decades. As part of the work, Institute researchers will tap into Geisingers $90 million Electronic Health Record to understand how a pe...

Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...me to 100 indigenous groups. In Suriname, the only former Dutch colony in South America, the forests are at risk from foreign logging and other resource extraction. Cutting and burning tropical forests worldwide contributes 20 percent of the total carbon emissions into the atmosphere, more than all the w...

454 Life Sciences and Baylor College of Medicine complete sequencing of DNA pioneer

... medical care, said Jonathan Rothberg, founder and former chairman of 454 Life Sciences. Since Dr. Watson is the co-discoverer of DNAs structure and 1962 Nobel Laureate, it is only appropriate to work with him on this ambitious genome sequencing project. This project will pave the way for exploring life at...

Nobel laureate James Watson receives personal genome in ceremony at Baylor College of Medicine

... medical care, said Jonathan Rothberg, founder and former chairman of 454 Life Sciences. Since Dr. Watson is the co-discoverer of DNAs structure and a 1962 Nobel Laureate, it is only appropriate to work with him on this ambitious genome sequencing project. This project will pave the way for exploring life a...

'Virtual Patient' to simulate real-time organ motions for radiation therapy

...ation with the group in Texas came about when Xu's former student, Chengyu Shi, a clinical medical physicist, and Martin Fuss, a radiation oncologist, expressed their interests to develop better radiation treatment by accounting for lung movement. Xu contacted De, who had been using the 3-D VIP-Man to simul...

Nanotechnology requires immediate changes in EPA

...nd Nanotechnology: Oversight for the 21st Century, former EPA assistant administrator for policy, planning a...overnments. According to William D. Ruckelshaus, former EPA administrator from 1970 to 1973 and again from 1983 to1985, who read and issued a statement abou...

Plants that produce more vitamin C may result from UCLA-Dartmouth discovery

...used as a model for aging studies by Tara Gomez, a former UCLA undergraduate in Clarke's laboratory and now a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology. The gene's sequence suggested that it was related to a family of genes altered in cancer, known as HIT genes; these genes are studied in t...

Genome Canada, Gnome Qubec and Universit de Montral launch P3G Consortium and CARTaGENE Project

...reasingly vast field of exploring our genes." As former Chair of the International Ethics Committee of the Human Genome Project (HUGO), Professor Knoppers has been concerned with the ethical and legal issues surrounding genomics research. This concern is reflected in the Consortium's emphasis on the creat...

Alarming acceleration in CO2 emissions worldwide

...USA, the European Union, Japan, the nations of the former Soviet Union, China, India, and three regions covering the rest of the world. Between 2000 and 2004 the developing countries accounted for a large majority of the growth in emissions, even though they contribute only about 40% of total emissions. ...

Montana State University researchers to compare Montana, Japanese copper mines

...University historians who see similarities between former copper mines in Montana and Japan havereceived $306,000 from the National Science Foundation to investigateand share their findings. Brett Walker, Tim LeCain and six MSU graduate students will compare howMontanans and Japanese residents dealt with ...

Scientists seek useful traits in wild cottons

...esides in France and another in Uzbekistan, in the former Soviet Union. Breeders worldwide are evaluating specimens from these collections and exchanging germplasm in their efforts to improve the cotton genome. "These collections contain a wealth of genetic material," Gannaway said, "especially when ...

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

... it appears to have disappeared across much of its former range in Vietnam and Thailand. It is currently c...ion because it was one the last strongholds of the former Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. The survey was the first detailed study of the area since security r...

NMR advance relies on microscopic detector

...es the week of May 14. Lead author Yael Maguire, a former MIT graduate student who earned his Ph.D. for this work, will give a talk on it May 16 at the VII European Protein Symposium in Stockholm. NMR, along with X-ray crystallography, is commonly used to determine the structure of proteins and other mole...

Dr. Michael Petrides: Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

...227 year old academy. This years inductees include former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore and winners of Nobel and Academy Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. Inductees are nominated and elected to the Academy by current members. A broad-based membership, comprised of scholars and practitioners fr...

Light sticks may lure turtles to fishing lines

...e of the journal Animal Conservation. John Wang, a former graduate student at Carolina and now a research associate with the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research at the University of Hawaii, was the lead author of the study. Grants from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...

5 Stanford professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

...ditor of the Annual Review of Sociology. Cook is a former fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. In 1996, she was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She earned her bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Stanford. Before joining Stanford's facu...

Researchers learn more about genetic mutation linked to autism

...r, a graduate student in Wassink's laboratory; and former UI investigator Joseph Piven, M.D., now professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina (UNC) and director of the UNC Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center, "Genes with the most compelling evidence of causing autism appear to be ...

'Personality-gene' makes songbirds curious

...tute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, together with a former lab member who is now at the Cawthron Institute in Nelson (New Zealand) and with colleagues from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology in Heteren, have shown that the choice of the Drd4-gene in the study of the great tit turned out to be a good bet. ...

Salk researchers discover first gene that specifically links calorie restriction to longevity

... in C. elegans, graduate student Suzanne Wolff and former post-doctoral fellow Hugo Aguilaniu, Ph.D., now an assistant professor at the cole Normale Suprieure de Lyon, France, set out to determine if any of them teamed up with SMK-1 to delay aging in the CR-response. They did this by knocking out each gene ...

National Academy of Sciences elects 2 Rutgers professors

...zes the research performed throughout the years by former and present members of my lab," Dooner said. Dooner has brought a fresh perspective to our understanding of genomes. He observed that rather than adhering to a rigid plan, the genomes of many organisms, like maize and humans, comprise mobile, gene...

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(Date:11/3/2014)... Cancer Center study published in this month,s ... describes the activity of a recently discovered communication molecule ... It has been known to limit inflammation and the ... system: IL-37 inhibits the ability of the immune system ... mechanism that underlies IL-37,s effect on the immune system ...
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