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Everything in its place: Researchers identify brain cells used to categorize images

...x is a part of the brain circuitry that learns and recognizes the meaning of the things that we see. "It was pre...ions, less is known about how the brain learns and recognizes the meaning of stimuli. The process of grouping related visual images into categories allows the bra...

Pam Henderson receives plant pathology journalism award

... Award. The APS Plant Pathology Journalism Award recognizes outstanding achievement in increasing public awareness, knowledge, and understanding of plant pathology. Henderson was selected for her nine-article series entitled "Asian Soybean Rust Takes Root in the U.S." This series provided a comprehensive ...

BGSU biologist trying to crack microscopic code

...ood model for resolving questions of how a protein recognizes and communicates with others with whom it's exchanging energy, he says. A similar system, called the Tol system, is important in maintaining the defensive barrier, although which proteins it delivers energy to as part of that process isn't known. F...

Be still my beating heart: Ilk gene underlies heart failure

...component of the integrin signaling pathway, which recognizes changes in the extracellular environment and sends signals within the cell to affect an appropriate cellular response. In particular, integrins direct the assembly of actin-based adhesion structures to propagate cellular forces, and are thus essentia...

Research pinpoints West Nile virus antibody binding site

...ver, were surprised to discover that this antibody recognizes only two of the E proteins in each set of three, s...ntibody is called a monoclonal antibody because it recognizes only a single binding site on the E protein. Each E protein has three "domains," or well-defined, fo...

Study reveals how cells destroy faulty proteins in cystic fibrosis

...ators identified cell components that specifically recognizes misshapen CFTR and drops it in the molecular trash bin. The team found that turning off these components the cell's trash collectors -- extends the life of faulty CFTR proteins and thereby enables some of it to assume a functional shape. The tras...

Einstein's Dr. E. Richard Stanley receives 2006 E. Donnall Thomas Prize

...ogy. The Prize, which was established in 1992, recognizes a researcher whose ground-breaking work has contributed greatly to the field of hematology. In conjunction with receiving the honor, Dr. Stanley will present the E. Donnall Thomas Lecture at the Society's annual meeting in December in Orlando, Florid...

Dengue virus reveals its circular secret

...ation in Buenos Aires, describe how a viral enzyme recognizes and amplifies the genetic material needed to assemble new dengue viruses. Their findings provide the first model for RNA replication in the family of viruses that includes West Nile, St. Louis encephalitis, and hepatitis C. These viruses, known as...

SNM honors outstanding contributors

...SNM's Computer and Instrumentation Council June 4, recognizes outstanding scientific contributions to the field of computers and instrumentation in nuclear medicine. "It is a great honor to be so recognized by my peers and having my name so associated with Dr. Hoffman who was an outstanding scientist, mentor ...

Protein tied to usher syndrome may be hearing's 'Missing Link'

...in antibodies, demonstrated that the antibody that recognizes protocadherin-15 in mice also binds to the TLA. The team also analyzed the amino acid sequences of protocadherin-15 and discovered four distinct forms -- three of which are present in various developmental stages of the mouse inner ear. The research...

Internationally acclaimed soil scientists to receive awards in Philadelphia

...the "father of the fertilizer industry"--the award recognizes outstanding contributions in applied soil science research, resulting in new discoveries, techniques, inventions, or materials. The Liebig Applied Soil Science Award consists of an engraved medal and $1,000 honorarium and is presented in 2006 to Ratt...

Researchers show how brain decodes complex smells

...gsaw puzzle piece, assembling the signals until it recognizes the picture is a cookie? To find answers, the Duke researchers exposed mice to different odors and measured response of neurons across the olfactory bulb with intrinsic signal imaging. The imaging technique maps brain activity by detecting changes in...

Conservation offers financial rewards for cattle ranchers, study finds

...servation land uses," Goldstein added. "This study recognizes that each landowner has different needs and values. What we've done is create a menu to see what fits with their interests and to try to find a strategy that works well for them." Other co-authors of the study are James B. Friday, forestry specialis...

AIDS vaccine research offers new insights on survival

...y, so that a group of T-cells induced by a vaccine recognizes the cells that have been infected by HIV and then destroys them so that the virus cannot continue replicating. "While this vaccine approach cannot actually prevent an infection, it can tamp down the AIDS virus, resulting in the development of a much ...

Next generation of science stars: 5 female scientists receive 2006 LOral USA fellowships

...r, the highly selective L'Oral USA Fellows program recognizes and rewards up-and-coming female scientists from across the country and disciplines. While the scientific competence of men and women may be on an equal footing, there is an undeniable divergence between men's and women's careers in the sciences aft...

Bacteria have their own immune system protecting against outside DNA

...gle-cell organisms have a protein called H-NS that recognizes foreign DNA and prevents it from becoming active, the researchers discovered. But bacteria can also benefit from foreign DNA. When Salmonella is infecting an animal or person, for instance, many proteins the bacteria need to cause disease are encoded...

Alexander Gottschalk receives 2006 Benedict Cassen Prize for research in nuclear medicine

...lled to receive this distinctive honor, which also recognizes the important work being performed to advance quality patient care," added the SNM member. "Dr. Gottschalk's research has truly advanced excellence in health care, the primary mission of the Education and Research Foundation," said Sue Weiss, ERF ex...

UCLA biomathematician earns prestigious peer award

...lings, have won the 2006 Mitchell Prize. The award recognizes an outstanding research paper that applies a statistical approach called Bayesian analysis to solve an important scientific dilemma. Bayesian statisticians calculate probabilities by blending prior knowledge and accumulated experience through the rec...

Americans support free access to research

...d research is more important than ever. The public recognizes its stake in open sharing of research, and the Harris data gives voice to their stand." "The poll results show that research must be a collaborative, informed process between investigators and the public to be successful and increase trust," said Rob...

Dan David Prize awarded to two leading American cancer researchers

...nd headquartered at Tel Aviv University, the prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary re...that expand knowledge of former times. The present recognizes achievements that shape and enrich society today. The future focuses on breakthroughs that hold grea...

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