Navigation Links
LSU gets to the bottom of things -- in Antarctica
Date:11/24/2009

BATON ROUGE Antarctica has long held secrets of the earth's history locked in its icy depths, and until recently, there has been very little information on the environments that have been sealed beneath miles of ice for millions of years. Now, a team of researchers from nine institutions including LSU have been funded to the tune of $10 million dollars by the National Science Foundation, or NSF, to get to the bottom of things literally. These scientists will drill through the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica to directly access a subglacial lake and the cavity below the ice shelf.

WISSARD, the Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling project, will investigate the physical, chemical and geobiological interactions in subglacial environments poised at the interface of the Antarctic cryosphere, geosphere and global ocean. LSU will primarily be responsible for one phase of WISSARD known as GBASE, or GeomicroBiology of Antarctic Subglacial Environments, which will focus on the microbes that call this extreme environment home.

"We expect to find novel microbial species and ecosystems in the subglacial hydrological system beneath the Whillans Ice Stream that thrive in permanent cold and darkness," said Brent Christner, LSU assistant professor of biological sciences and a principal investigator for the GBASE program. "Our recent work supports the notion that Antarctic subglacial environments are a habitat for life. The WISSARD project will allow us to study these systems in an unprecedented way."

The overarching scientific objective of WISSARD is to assess the role of water beneath the Whillans Ice Stream in interlinked glaciological, geological, microbiological, geochemical and oceanographic systems. GBASE will examine distinct, but hydrologically-related, subglacial environments, assess the biodiversity there, reveal how these environments function in constant cold and no sunlight and determine the
'/>"/>

Contact: Ashley Berthelot
aberth4@lsu.edu
225-578-3870
Louisiana State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Stevens hosts Green Building: The Bottom Line, April 8
2. Bacteria feed on earths ocean-bottom crust
3. Bottom trawling impacts, clearly visible from space
4. Explore the science of familiar things -- and discover the Joy of Chemistry
5. Remembrance of things past influences how female field crickets select mates
6. 4,000-year-old coral beds among worlds oldest living things, prof says
7. Forgotten but not gone -- how the brain takes care of things
8. Antarctica glacier retreat creates new carbon dioxide store
9. Algae and pollen grains provide evidence of remarkably warm period in Antarcticas history
10. Unlikely life thriving at Antarcticas Blood Falls
11. First comprehensive inventory of life in Antarctica
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/10/2014)... 2014 You,ve been here before: you desperately need ... your password, site key or the answer to your secret ... teacher? Today, Hoyos Labs , a ... will finally put an end to the frustration that comes ... . 1U leverages a user,s smartphone to acquire his or ...
(Date:12/10/2014)...     Jifflenow ...   Jifflenow, a leading provider ... business-to-business (B2B) events, today announced a partnership with ... communication (NFC), Bluetooth low energy (BLE), and cloud-based ... Jifflenow will integrate its meeting scheduling ...
(Date:12/3/2014)... , Dec. 2, 2014 As part of ... Inception Technologies is pleased to announce the release of ... customers to collect the workforce data that they need. ... have been left by existing readers. Many such devices ... connectivity and modern technology. Older models force users to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 2The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 3Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 2Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 3Inception Technologies to Release New Biometric Reader 2
... Health announced today that it will fund 22 grants ... modifications to genes that result from diet, aging, stress, ... human diseases and biological processes. The awards ... of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research,s Epigenomics Program. ...
... Prevention Institute at Kansas State University is being honored ... Prevention Roundtable. The K-State institute,s intern program has ... award, also called the MVP2 award, as the best ... Sept. 22, in Washington, D.C. The award is ...
... Calif., September 15, 2009 -- Researchers at the ... that reactive oxygen species, such as superoxide and ... invadopodia, cellular protrusions implicated in cancer cell migration ... director of the Tumor Microenvironment Program at Burnham,s ...
Cached Biology News:NIH funds grantees focusing on epigenomics of human health and disease 2NIH funds grantees focusing on epigenomics of human health and disease 3NIH funds grantees focusing on epigenomics of human health and disease 4K-State Pollution Prevention Institute's intern program named best 2Reactive oxygen's role in metastasis 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Bina Technologies, Inc. (Bina, ... they have been acquired by Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; ... held company that provides a big data platform for ... data for the academic and translational research markets.  Bina ... will continue to focus on development of their innovative ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Arlington, MA (PRWEB) December 18, 2014 ... products for ophthalmology and wound care. The National Eye ... has awarded LayerBio a Phase I SBIR grant to ... , Cataracts are the most common cause of vision ... cause of blindness worldwide. According to Dr. Ken Mandell, ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... The empty capsules market is experiencing growth primarily ... innovations in the empty capsules market. The fast-growing ... of the empty capsules market. , Get Full ... Report , The report will enrich both established ... gauge the pulse of the market which in ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... -- Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: RLMD), a clinical-stage company ... announced the results of its annual general meeting of ... year in Relmada,s history and it set the stage ... Sergio Traversa , chief executive officer of Relmada. "Over ... human resource and clinical development objectives that position Relmada ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Bina Technologies is acquired by Roche. 2Bina Technologies is acquired by Roche. 3LayerBio Awarded NIH Grant to Develop a Drug Delivery Device for Cataract Surgery 2Empty Capsules Market Hit to Reach $1,820 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Empty Capsules Market Hit to Reach $1,820 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Empty Capsules Market Hit to Reach $1,820 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Relmada Therapeutics Announces Results of Annual Shareholders Meeting 2
... TEL-AVIV, Israel, October 17 TopSpin Medical,(TASE: TOPMD), ... MRI,using an IntraVascular MRI (IVMRI) catheter for the ... Ph.D., as Vice President,Clinical Affairs. Dr. Setum ... research in,the medical device industry. She has a ...
... Oct. 17 Poniard,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD ... that its lead product candidate, picoplatin,has been granted ... cell lung cancer (SCLC) by the European Commission. ... Committee for Orphan Medicinal,Products (COMP) of the European ...
... GenVault announced today that,the Henry C. Witelson Ocular ... purchased a Personal Archive biosample management system.,The laboratory ... will be a critical component of the Laboratory,s,research ... as uveal,melanoma and retinoblastoma and for developing new ...
Cached Biology Technology:TopSpin Medical Appoints Cindy Setum, Ph.D., Vice President Clinical Affairs 2Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces European Commission Grants Orphan Medicinal Product Designation to Picoplatin for Treatment of Small Cell Lung Cancer 2Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces European Commission Grants Orphan Medicinal Product Designation to Picoplatin for Treatment of Small Cell Lung Cancer 3Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces European Commission Grants Orphan Medicinal Product Designation to Picoplatin for Treatment of Small Cell Lung Cancer 4McGill University Purchases GenVault's Personal Archive System to Manage Rare Cancer Samples 2
Tissue-Stat ( Tissue Adherent for Mounting Formalin-Fixed and Frozen Tissue Sections.)...
This monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes Y. pestiscapsular F1 antigen. It does not cross-react with Y. pseudotuberculosisor Y. enterocolitica....
Clarin Mounting Medium (Permanent environmentally safe mounting medium for general histology & cytology use)...
... Plus is formulated for covering tissue sections and ... soluble OR alcohol insoluble end products. ... as Fast Red or AEC that require an ... such as DAB. No heating is required prior ...
Biology Products: