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Rice engineer wins prestigious Annunzio Award

...pointed Board of Trustees, the Foundation seeks to nurture and recognize pioneering individuals and programs that reflect the visionary spirit and pioneering heritage of Christopher Columbus. The foundation was created by Congress in 1992 and endowed with funding from the sale of three denominations of limit...

Researchers grow sperm stem cells in laboratory cultures

...h spermatogonial stem cells from the cells used to nurture them in lab cultures by the green light the spermatogonial stem cells gave off. (A photograph of the spermatogonial stem cells appears at ( http://www.nichd.nih.gov/new/releases/stem_cell.cfm .) The spermatogonial stem cells also gave off green li...

Powerful 'toolkit' developed for functional profiling of yeast genes

...enge them to survive removal of a particular gene, nurture the ones that make it and use microarrays to see quickly which ones are missing." The researchers dubbed the combined technique dSLAM, for diploid-based synthetic lethality analysis on microarrays. "Diploid" reflects the second set of genes add...

New pheromone creates buzz about the clout of older bees

... and defend the hive, and those that stay home and nurture the larvae. Huang had documented that this balance is controlled by the elder bees, those that typically spend the final one to three weeks of their five-week lifespan out in the field. Experiments showed that if a significant number of forager bees...

International team finds gene variants that affect response to HIV infection

...esults. "The purpose of doing this work here is to nurture local South African scientists. [And] if not for this institute, it would not have been possible to do this work here."...

TWAS, illycaff launch Trieste Science prize

...rize. The nature of our business has allowed us to nurture close relationships with coffee growers throughout the developing world. We have long recognized that the well-being of our business depends on the well-being of our business associates, many of whom reside in the South." "That's why for many years, ...

Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity

...ity of scientific societies to partner with NIH to nurture the next generation of scientists and future NIH grantees; and It will create confusion and put authors at risk of inadvertently violating copyright agreements. "This is a missed opportunity that represents a waste of government resources," said Mar...

Neuroscientists locate 'imaginary' colors

...l have." Synesthesia may give us clues about how nurture and nature interact to lay down neural pathways, adds Ramachandran. And it provides a unique window into the mind. "Synesthesia might tell us how the brain makes metaphors, which often take the form of cross-sensory associations think "loud tie" or...

21-22 April AAAS forum to discuss Pentagon R&D spending, other policy issues

...logy spending, money that traditionally has helped nurture such disciplines as computer science, mathematics and oceanography. For all agencies, the total federal R&D portfolio of $132.3 billion would grow just 0.1 percent or $84 million, far short of the 2.0 percent increases needed to keep up with inflatio...

Wild grasses and man-made wheats advance research capabilities

...ld species to a hexaploid wheatand then rescue and nurture the developing embryo to get a plant, he said.Hexaploid wheat has three genomes or sets of chromosomes. This is themakeup of the typical bread wheat. After such a cross, the initial plant will have genetic abnormalities.A series of crosses back to...

Type 2 diabetes may begin with Grandma's diet

... of grandchildren is "the confluence of nature and nurture it's one of the hottest health care stories there is."...

NIMH research showcased at APA meeting

...ies in rats uncover a molecular mechanism by which nurture can modify nature A suspect gene variant that boosts risk for psychosis triggers a telltale pattern of brain activity. Certain subgroups of teens with depression may respond better than others to treatment. "We view our research track at the APA ...

Rodent social behavior encoded in junk DNA

...e readily and were more apt to form pair bonds and nurture their young. "If you think of brain circuits as locked rooms, the vasopressin receptor as a lock on the door, and vasopressin as the key that fits it, only those circuits that have the receptors can be 'opened' or influenced by the hormone," added Ha...

Two Children's Hospital Boston researchers win top presidential awards

...established in 1996, are intended to recognize and nurture outstanding beginning scientists and engineers who "show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge during the twenty-first century." Awardees receive up to five years of funding to further their research....

U-M scientists discover identifying markers for primitive blood-forming stem cells

...thelial cells produce substances that regulate and nurture the growth of these stem cells. If we can identify these growth factors, it could help us learn how to manipulate and grow colonies of HSCs outside the body, which could lead to new medical treatments for sickle cell anemia, leukemia and other types ...

Study in Royal Society journal on world's only horned rodent

... present. These findings suggest the importance of nurture in the expression of a basic navigational strategy. Contact: Professor ML Spetch, Psychology, University of Alberta, BSP-217, EDMONTON, T6G 2E9, Canada Costly parasite resistance - a genotype-dependent handicap in sand lizards? By Dr M Olsson, Dr E ...

Environment, not genes, key in family relationships

...ow, it appears, nature may play a larger role than nurture when it comes to family relationships between adolescents and their parents. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and George Washington University in Washington, D.C., used data on 674 families, each with a same-sex adolescent pair, to ...

UQ researchers honoured for research excellence

...nitiatives created by the University to foster and nurture exciting research projects. "Awards such as these are designed to foster the next generation of quality researchers," he said. "This year's winners were part of a strongly contested field. The quality and diversity of their research augurs well for...

Phenotype is influenced by nature, nurture and noise

...r decades the relative importance of nature versus nurture in determining how an animal looks and behaves, and now UCSD scientists report that noise could also be an important factor in determining phenotype. In a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences released online Sept. 30, the scienti...

A surprising pair of proteins help make healthy eggs

...roteins that cause granulosa cells to multiply and nurture developing eggs. The finding, published in an advanced online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provides an important piece of the reproduction puzzle, and it points to possible drug targets for treating infertility and ...

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