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Yeast model shows promise as Alzheimer's test

...rch tool developed by Susan Liebman, distinguished university professor of biological sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, may ultimately provide a means for treating the earliest stage of Alzheimer's, thereby stemming its progression. Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the formation of pla...

Hebrew University in leading spots in world university rankings

...iences, the Hebrew University was the only Israeli university listed, ranked in 63rd place. The top three univer...xford and Berkeley. As for overall ranking, the university was listed in 29th place among the top 50 universities outside of Europe and North America. The only...

Louisiana Tech inventors honored for research

...aid. "The faculty at Louisiana Tech recognizes the university values their efforts." He also he felt those involved in the hiring process should also be commended. "The deans and others have hired faculty who are very innovative," he said. "Many (faculty members) have practical research, so they are looking...

U of M researchers invent 'flashy' new process to turn soy oil, glucose into hydrogen

...n possibly be used as feedstocks. Schmidt and his university colleagues--graduate students James Salge, Brady Dreyer and Paul Dauenhauer--have produced a pound of synthesis gas in a day using their small-scale reactor. Here's how the new process works: The oil and sugar water are sprayed as fine droplets fro...

Worcester Polytechnic Institute receives $2 million in federal funds for biomedical research centers

...nse Appropriations Bill, setting the stage for the university to further its leadership in two key areas of biomedical research. The allocations will go to two centers within the university's Bioengineering Institute (BEI): the Center for Untethered Healthcare, which is developing an integrated system of medic...

Learning global solutions to local problems

...ojects borne out of the experience. Wiley said one university already had a data base of 2000 Mexican families. "This is something I might have dreamed about, and here they already have it set up." Elvira de Mejia is an assistant professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, one of the Acad...

Decisions on the first round of the excellence initiative announced

... be eligible for institutional strategy funding, a university must have been approved for at least one cluster of excellence and one graduate school. The Joint Commission, made up of members of both the Expert and the Strategic Commission, discussed the proposals and evaluation results. The DFG Grants Committee...

Nano competition debuts at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

... or I2P, a nanotechnology business competition for university graduate students with a $25,000 prize. Nano Indu... Several of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's core university partners will be participating in the event, including University of Tennessee, Duke University, Flo...

Harvesting machine driving mesquite-to-ethanol potential

...o make this happen andrepresents a good example of university researchers and the private sectorworking together." The initial vision for a mesquite harvester was that of Montey Sneedwith Texas Ethanol Company of Vernon and Ansley's, he said. Frailey wasbrought in, along with Larry and John Willis of W.W. W...

16 outstanding researchers receive Singapore's highest honor in science and technology

...n countless discussions at research institutes and university departments, and in giving scientific talks and public lectures. These public lectures were always interesting, peppered with characteristic wit and humour, and delivered on key points. He spoke to the public and students in a way that they could un...

A measure of excellence

...d 80 percent of all public third party funding for university research. The report also takes into account the n...es, however, also increase their visibility in the university landscape by focusing on specific research fields: Paderborn is one of the most renowned universitie...

'Urban Wildlife Management' book something to crow about

...ar out of a wrapper, he noted. Of interest beyond university classes, Adams noted, may be the job description for an urban wildlife biologist as cities become more aware of the need for such well-educated personnel. The book includes the history of wildlife management in the U.S. and sets the scene for change...

Rutgers-led group lands $2.55 million to advance high school biology and math

...together 100 high school teachers, administrators, university researchers and students to explore how to strengthen instruction, develop needed materials and overcome obstacles to introducing interdisciplinary topics. In addition, they have been working with seed grants over the past three summers, including a ...

Rockefeller University receives $45 million from NIH for clinical and translational science

...as awarded a CTSA to Rockefeller University," says university President Paul Nurse. "The medical and translational studies conducted at Rockefeller are an integral part of our commitment to science for the benefit of humanity, and this award will allow us to build even further on our strong programs." "This pr...

UCSF set to transform itself into engine of translational research

...t, receptive, and risk taking." UCSF is a leading university that consistently defines health care worldwide by conducting advanced biomedical research, educating graduate students in the health professions and life sciences, and providing complex patient care....

NSF awards $3.3 million grant to Cornell to bolster the percentage of women faculty members

...f women scientists at an elite, research intensive university is not only possible, but critical to the quality of the institution," said Martin, "The presence of greater numbers of female faculty at Cornell will have a transformational impact at a national level."...

Open Science Grid receives $30 million award

...nd regional grids points of entry to the grid for university scientists and students are beginning to use the ...r grid computing projects, from computing grids on university campuses to large national and international grid projects, the consortium works to create a worldwi...

Invasive sea squirts persist on Georges Bank

...s. -- For the fourth consecutive year, federal and university researchers have surveyed two areas on Georges Bank where an invasive colonial sea squirt continues to thrive on the gravel bottom. The colonies are denser than in 2005 over the 88 square-mile area observed. But scientists found no colonies in near...

Chemical tests of cell growth enter third dimension

...nufacturer to develop the technology further. The university is expecting to license both technologies....

UA strengthens commitment to Arctic research

... positioned for polar and arctic research, and the university has gained an international reputation in the area...nd other community organizations. Donations to the university since the state and oil companies signed the agreement total $23 million to date. International P...

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