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NIH to investigate Ohio State University spinal injury course
..." the OSU spinal injury techniques course requires students
to surgically expose the spinal cords of mice and rats--a technique known as laminectomy--and drop weights on them to simulate human spinal cord injuries. Over the course of the three-week class, the 269 injured mice and rats are subjected to additio...
Novel 'canary on a chip' sensor measures tiny changes in cell volume; Provides assay results
... even faster at higher temperatures." Hua and her students
created the tiny silicon chip that is the heart of the sensor chamber in which the cells are encased for testing. "The new technique is so sensitive it can detect changes in cell dimensions never seen before in living cells," she said. "The necessar...
HHMI professor, 138 undergraduates identify essential genes in eye formation
...y, Drosophila melanogaster. The undergraduates are students
in a unique biology class taught by HHMI professor...rsity of California, Los Angeles. Banerjee and his students
identified 501 essential genes responsible for processes such as repair, cell death, and cell replic...
Charles Yanofsky named National Medal of Science winner
...ofsky has mentored several generations of graduate students
and postdoctoral fellows, dozens of whom have beco... birthday in April 1995, Yanofsky's colleagues and students
recognized his fondness for breeding orchids by presenting him with the first blooming plants of a n...
Bishop named winner of National Medal of Science
... Harvard University. He continues to teach medical students
and supervise a research team studying the molecular pathogenesis of cancer. He is the author of more than 300 research publications and reviews, and of the book How to Win the Nobel Prize: An Unexpected Life in Science, published by Harvard Univers...
Merck CEO Raymond Gilmartin to lecture at NJIT
...he connections between the technological expertise students
study in the classroom and the real-world geo-political issues that affect the quality of human life. Each event is designed to foster discussion between the experts and the audience about the social implications of cutting-edge technologies. During...
Educators in Pennsylvania and North Carolina earn top 2004 Mentoring Awards from AAAS
...or their tireless efforts to help underrepresented students
earn doctoral degrees in the sciences. Rhonda J. H...tor Award. Hughes has helped 57 women and minority students
earn graduate degrees in mathematics, including 17 at the doctoral level. Jagannathan Sankar, Profes...
Teams build robots that walk like humans
...ve Sciences. The project involved a number of MIT students
that participated through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, including Ming-fai Fong, Derrick Tan, and Andrew Baines. The version of the robot featured in Science was designed and built by Tedrake and Teresa Weirui Zhang, an alumni of...
Michael F. Hochella Jr. named Virginia's 2005 Outstanding Scientist
...y it may become a model curriculum for high school students
nationwide. Hochella came to Virginia Tech in 1992. He was named a professor in 1996. Before coming to Virginia Tech, Hochella worked at Corning Glass Inc. and Stanford University. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in geosciences from Vir...
Merck / AAAS announce 2005 winners for outstanding undergraduate research programs
...nding supports research stipends for undergraduate students
and ancillary programs that foster interactions be...tionship between chemistry and biology; encourage students
to pursue graduate education in chemistry and life sciences; and foster undergraduate programs and...
Gorilla diet tips -- Have we 'evolved to eat mush'?
...repeating a bit of wisdom he often shares with his students
in the classroom. "They go into biological anthropology because they want to understand what the human species are all about." This AAAS session was organized by Mark Teaford of the Johns Hopkins University....
Foiling fugitive fish
...cross-appointed professors, and dozens of graduate students
Dr. Fleming's AAAS Presentation Fugitive fish: risk associated with farmed fish escapes Friday, February 18, 2005 8:30 - 11:30 a.m....
Restoring the marshes of Eden
.... Warner says that a group of Iraqi scientists and students
will be coming to work and study at the University of Waterloo this summer. "Again, we want to try and reacquaint them with the modern world," he says. Dr. Warner's AAAS Presentation Sunday, February 20 10:30 a.m. 12:00...
The thrill of discovery: Pitt professor reveals how he gets students interested in science
...search universities across the country are getting students
more involved in science, during AAAS symposium "R...cessible to the breadth of innovative and creative students
who might be well suited to scientific pursuit," said Hatfull. "The advance of science is well serve...
Undergrads hooked on research
...lege and university professors motivate and engage students
in science, especially freshmen and students
from disadvantaged backgrounds? The excitement of scientific research and discovery is a powerful st...
UAlbany CNSE enters NanoBio alliance with Albert Einstein College of Medicine
...with the distinguished physicians, scientists, and students
of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine on some...ience and nanoengineering faculty, scientists, and students
of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering will serve as a new paradigm for cutting-edge re...
2005's highest engineering honors awarded
...embers. With input from their community partners, students
design, develop, test, deploy, and support their p...he United States and Puerto Rico. More than 3,500 students
have participated; there are currently over 140 active community partnerships. Coyle and WILLIAM C...
Plants, animals share molecular growth mechanisms
...El-Din El-Essal, research assistants; postdoctoral students
Jie Le, Chunhua Zhang and Gregore Koliantz; Eileen Malley, laboratory manager, all of the Department of Agronomy; and Shanjin Huang, postdoctoral student, and Christopher Staiger, professor, both of the Department of Biological Sciences. Staiger and ...
Termites feed through good vibrations
...oid competition. With Professor Joseph Lai and his students
from the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Dr Evans investigated how the blind insects measured pieces of wood. They recorded the vibrations of worker drywood termites as they fed on large and small wood blocks. D...
Study: Testing for joint substance in blood might improve diagnosis of osteoarthritis
...; and Anca D. Dragomir and Gheorghe Luta, doctoral students
in epidemiology and biostatistics, respectively. Dr. Virginia B. Kraus, associate professor of medicine, and Thomas Stabler, both at Duke University, Dr. Charles D. Helmick of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dr. Marc C. Hochberg of...
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