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Yale dean addresses biggest environmental threats in new book

...nted set of laws and institutions intended to help solve large-scale environmental problems. Global Environmental Governance is the first in the Foundations of Contemporary Environmental Studies series produced by Island Press in collaboration with the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies . ...

Friend or foe: Could a protein linked to Alzheimer's be related to vision loss in seniors?

.... The mystery SLU researchers are now trying to solve is why the reverse seems to be true when it comes to advanced macular degeneration. "Paradoxically, the exact opposite trend seems to prevail," Fliesler says. "ApoE-4 seems to correlate with a reduced incidence of macular degeneration." For the n...

Creative economy grows despite large population growth of creative people

...erica's workforce advantage lies in our ability to solve problems, forge new frontiers, and quickly adjust to changing economic forces. Creative occupations include engineers, educators and scientists as well as those involved in the creative arts, entertainment and professions such as architecture. Flo...

HHMI helps physicians launch careers in research

...nology and bioinformatics. His research goal is to solve the genomic puzzle of type 2 diabetes. More than 30 types of high-throughput measurement and experimental techniques and more than 75 human diseases that have been studied using microarrays make it difficult to integrate all the data and figure out ...

UCI researcher named Pew Scholar

...ke months, if not years, to produce. Tsai works to solve crystal structures of PKSs, which can then be gene...s." Recently, Tsai and her colleagues were able to solve the crystal structures of several key enzymes from the disease-causing agent for tuberculosis, which...

Leptin found to control appetite and limb development in frogs

...gs and humans, so Denver's lab had some puzzles to solve to successfully clone the frog gene. But once they solved those issues and put the gene into E. coli bacteria to make quantities of leptin, the frog protein turned out to be functionally very similar to the human version, Denver notes. "It would app...

HHMI awards $86.4 million for undergraduate science education

...al disciplinary borders to understand, address and solve global health disparities. Rice will collaborate with medical schools, schools of public health and research institutes to develop the program. Beyond Traditional Borders builds on a course developed by HHMI professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum to incre...

UCLA biomathematician earns prestigious peer award

...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 recording and collection of data. In their award-winning article, Suchard and Redelings described a new...

Rhesus monkeys in Nepal may provide new alternative for HIV/AIDS research

...here are many instances of local people seeking to solve this problem by chasing or killing macaques. "One of the goals of our international program is to assist our collaborators in creating the first primate research center in Nepal and to help address some of Nepal's most pressing health concerns that ...

Nervous inhibitions

...A and glycine release. The scientists did not just solve the problem of simultaneous release of GABA and glycine from "bilingual" spinal cord nerve cells. They also disproved a piece of textbook wisdom, that release of GABA from nerve cells is important for their growth and maturation. The commonly held vi...

Light-to-moderate prenatal alcohol exposure can lead to cognitive deficits 10 years later

...g, and executive functions (the ability to problem solve and learn from experiences). Deficits in intellectual, achievement, adaptive, and executive functioning could make it difficult to appropriately manage finances, function independently without assistance, and understand the consequences of or react...

Scientists develop first comprehensive theory explaining Madagascar's rich biodiversity

...parable period of time. Data and spatial analyses solve the riddle The new hypothesis explaining the evolutionary history of regional speciation in Madagascar's forests is based a study of the island's rivers and associated watersheds coupled with an analysis of 35,400 records of different modern animal...

ACS weekly press package — May 1st, 2006

...weencustomer and product. Scientists are trying to solve a corollary mystery inbiology: What turns a sperm's head and attracts it to an egg for theencounter that results in fertilization? Sperm are notorious for turningtheir microscopic heads and changing directions during their journey towardthe egg. Res...

Nature meets technology at Georgia Tech's conference on bio-inspired design

... now engineers are looking to nature to help them solve some of the most complex problems of the day. For ...volving field is the belief that every animal must solve a particular problem to survive, so every animal embodies a design solution for a particular problem...

Scientists discover new regulating mechanism in cells

...slated into protein. Boris-Lawrie's findings help solve that long-standing puzzle. RHA provides the missing signal. It attaches to these mRNAs and allows them to be translated into protein. If RHA is missing, the proteins are not made. During this study, Boris-Lawrie and her colleagues identified additio...

National Institutes of Health funds $13.7 million for Texas tuberculosis study

...of researchers in the worldwide consortium to help solve the 3-D structure, then to computerized screening to identify potential drugs," he said. "Under ideal conditions the whole process can be completed in just a few weeks," he added. "New drugs are always far away. It takes a long time to come out with ...

'Uniquely human' component of language found in gregarious birds

... rattles and warbles. They were applying rules to solve the task. The researchers also checked to see how ...rgoliash said. "They have innate abilities. They solve interesting problems and learn difficult tasks. Any number of times during the experiments I said '...

From climate dynamics to educational research...

...will cooperate to develop new modelling methods to solve this task. (Coordinator: Prof. Rupert Klein, Free University of Berlin) The Priority Programme "Colloid Process Engineering" will focus on developing principles for creating and processing novel, tailor-made colloids. The research will deal primaril...

Dover 'intelligent design' decision to be topic of national forum

...n ID initiatives elsewhere, as backers scramble to solve the constitutional issues raised in the Dover case. The panel also will address other issues related to the ongoing debate over evolution, Blum said, including what many opponents decry as evolution's perceived rejection of religion and personal beli...

HHMI's experiment in changing scientific culture

...pes of research, Rubin said. "We felt we couldn't solve all these problems through the investigator program alone. Just identifying really good people and encouraging them to work on the most important problems regardless of the challenges was not enough. We felt we could and should do more. And to do tha...

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(Date:10/30/2014)... a $1.04 million grant from the U.S. Army ... osteoarthritis using a patient,s own stem cells, spurred ... polymers., Liping Tang, a bioengineering professor and interim ... is primarily focused on helping soldiers who are ... if we inject microscaffolding that we,ve developed into ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... North Carolina State University researchers have developed a suite ... between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything ... our pets. , "We,ve developed a platform for computer-mediated ... to new avenues for interpreting dogs, behavioral signals and ... Dr. David Roberts, an assistant professor of computer science ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... In the largest study of its kind to date, ... genes that heighten the risk for autism. Joseph Buxbaum, ... York City, Mark Daly, Ph.D., Broad Institute of Harvard ... DNA samples from affected children, parents and unrelated people. ... to contribute to the risk for autism spectrum disorder ...
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