Tag: "networks" at biology news
Daphne Koller named MacArthur Fellow
...tion of Koller's work is the expansion of Bayesian networks
-- reasoning frameworks that deal with uncertainty -- by showing how they can be organized into logical, object-oriented hierarchies. She has advanced this concept by implementing "probabilistic relational models," which blend logical and statistical...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...s examine the potential of practice-based research networks
to rapidly gather data on time-sensitive topics, s...ont lines of primary care, practice-based research networks
offer a promising mechanism for bioterrorism surveillance and early detection. Rapid Assessment of ...
Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia
...e encephalitis, health officials need surveillance networks
that allow them to respond quickly to reported cas...rove national and subregional disease surveillance networks
in other parts of Asia. "Voxiva's innovative approach holds huge potential, b...
Researchers provide road map for generating B cells from stem cells
...ll types will require similarly complex regulatory networks
for their generation." "But the work is also promi...ight into the design principles of such regulatory networks
we may be able to make any kind of cell we want, or even produce hybrids that combine features of di...
Support groups aid women with 'breast cancer gene mutations'
...ected by the genetic mutations are seeking support networks
and therapy when no validated model currently exists. In the first prospective study to evaluate the effects of a psychosocial intervention for women carrying BRCA1 or 2 mutations, Mary Jane Esplen, Ph.D. of the University Health Network and the Univ...
Texas universities expanding new information network
...s, linking them at much higher speeds than current networks
to permit researchers to share very large data set...ses, large-scale scientific instruments and sensor networks
will all be available and linked by TIGRE over LEARN. TIGRE access to the state's rich set of dist...
Laboratory test of evolutionary theory confirms importance of links between populations
...and how coevolution organizes biodiversity through networks
of interactions across landscapes," Thompson said. "These experiments are one step in actually translating that theory into predictive analyses of natural populations." The experiments used a simplified system in the laboratory to test the prediction...
Time-lapse movies show brain cells move like a two-stroke engine
...ter, it is likely that discovering those signaling networks
will lead us to novel classes of cell surface receptors that regulate migration, and thereby the formation of cortical areas of the brain," says Hatten....
Establishment of an International Council for Science Regional Office for Africa
...scientific networking and support already existing networks
active in the region. Additional ICSU Regional Offices will be established in the Arab Region, Asia, and Latin America, including the Caribbean. These Offices will substantially increase the impact of the scientific communities of developing countri...
UF scientist: 'Brain' in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer
... "If we can extract the rules of how these neural networks
are doing computations like pattern recognition, w...ces how the neurons compute. These living neural networks
are being used to pursue a variety of engineering and neurobiology research goals, said Steven Potte...
NSF gives 'teeth' to biomaterials research
...South Carolina develop stronger industry clusters, networks
of interrelated industries. The same study identified advanced materials as an emerging seed cluster. "The Department of Commerce has high expectations for what this grant can help accomplish," said S.C. Department of Commerce Secretary Bob Faith. "...
Gut microbes can open gates in fat cells
...ution with us, microbes have learned to manipulate networks
of human genes," Gordon says. "By defining these networks, we can learn 'new ways' to promote health." As a result of such research, physicians may one day opt to make specific changes in the mixture of a person's gut microorganisms to improve heath...
International Rice Functional Genomics meeting in Tucson Nov. 15-17
...Once we understand how to control these regulatory networks
we can design more drought-tolerant, disease-resistant crops and grow them in a more environmentally friendly way on less land with fewer pesticides and less water." Gurdev Khush, the father of the Green Revolution in rice farming and former head of...
Virginia Tech, TIGR sign memorandum for new alliance
...n all four of these crucial new biodefense-related networks
funded by NIH. "The Virginia Tech-TIGR agreement supports this administration's strategy to build the biotechnology infrastructure in Virginia," Governor Warner said. In a series of Executive Orders, Warner wrote, "The biotechnology industry has th...
First Max Planck Partner Institute in China
...esults. Reproducing complex processes in molecular networks
and cell systems with the help of computer aided calculation methods will be of immediate interest. Simulating complex cellular processes can lead to a deeper understanding of processes in human organs and ultimately to the development of new medicat...
Global warming: Informal networking is the key to a swift response
...at organisations that make use of informal contact networks
to build mutual trust are more flexible and are be...l investment in developing informal communications networks
and valuing individuals with these skills could significantly improve their effectiveness," he sai...
A $2 Million NSF grant brings technology and biology together at UC Riverside
...ameras monitor the nesting cycles of birds, sensor networks
track weather data on habitat microclimates and computers map out the potential damage from wildfires. This program will be shown at other dates and times during the month. Find out more at www.uctv.tv/search-details.asp?showID=8384 ...
A 'repulsive' protein guides blood vessel development
... nerves and blood vessels. Understanding how those networks
communicate with each other could help researchers devise methods to prevent blood vessel growth in tumors selectively an approach to cancer treatment known as anti-angiogenesis. The research team, which included Howard Hughes Medical Institute inve...
Studies in Royal Society journals include stress in birds and depletion of medieval fish stocks
... St. Paul, MN 55108, USA Tolerance of pollination networks
to species extinctions by Dr J Memmott, Professor NM Waser and Dr MV Price Humans rely on pollination of plants by insects, but human activities threaten pollinators and plants with extinction. This paper combines computer models with extensive rec...
Study in Royal Society journal on possible genetic factors in social responsiblity
... the largest part of cerebral cortex, suggest that networks
of a particular type of deep-layer neuron may gene...ave activity implying that these deep-layer neuron networks
may be the source of neocortical theta waves. Contact: Dr Julian Budd, Dept of Informatics, Sussex ...
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