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Pest management specialist Charles Summers wins prestigious Woodworth Award

... Charles W. Woodworth Award from the Pacific branch of the Entomological Society of America. ... "This is the major award of the Pacific branch to professionals and is very prestigious," said Pacific branch president Walt Bentley, an integrated pest ...

Researchers develop new self-training gene prediction program for fungi

... accurate gene prediction in locations called branch point sites," said Mark Borodovsky, director of ... Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics. branch point sites are located inside introns, which are ... of eukaryotic genes, we didn't search for branch point sites, but doing so in the new program ...

Entomological Society of America names 2008 award winners

... Award for Teaching Excellence, the North Central branch Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, and ... and he currently serves as the North Central branch Student Affairs Committee President. He serves as ... of 41 scientific presentations (17 invited) at branch and national meetings of the ESA, the National ...

Oak Ridge pegged for national ecological network

... diseases and other areas of interest. Walker branch Watershed and other portions of the Department of ... history of excellent research conducted at Walker branch Watershed," said Pat Mulholland, a senior ... other DOE climate change research in Walker branch and other areas of the Oak Ridge Reservation and ...

NOAA awards $22.5 million to Harbor Branch/FAU and UNCW for new cooperative institute

... award of a new cooperative institute which will be headquartered at Harbor branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University in Fort ... research expertise of UNCW's Center for Marine Science and FAU's Harbor branch Oceanographic Institute to support areas of NOAA interest." Dr. ...

ORNL, St. Jude track neurons to predict and prevent disease

... will be focused on automatically detecting when and how neurons branch or grow. Branching patterns and branch orientations can be critical to distinguishing between normally developing ...

Tree lizard’s quick release escape system makes jumpers turn somersaults

... impact on a lizard's mobility and ability to survive. Specifically how do branch hopping, tree dwelling lizards cope with their loss. Teaming up with ... they are really compromised,' says Gillis. 'Coordinated landing on a branch is out of the question when spinning backwards,' he adds. Escaping lizards ...

A big bunch of tomatoes?

... - flower-bearing shoots - are not. The way that inflorescences branch determines the number and distribution of flowers; in peppers (capsicum) ... The two genes work in sequence to regulate the timing of development of a branch and a flower so, for example, slowing down the pathway that makes a ...

Rice and UT-Houston join DOD push for regenerative medicine

... of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Dental branch at Houston. Rice and UT-Houston will receive $2 million over the next five ... quickly transitioned to patients. Wong, the director of the UT Dental branch at Houston's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency training program, ...

Entomological Society announces 2007 award winners

... at various professional conferences. Greg has served at both the branch and national levels on the Student Affairs Committee and is involved in ... inform production agriculture and the general public. He is active at the branch and national levels of ESA, and has more than 12 refereed journal papers. ...

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research to set up its first Asian branch in Singapore

... institute, the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR), to establish a branch for translational and clinical cancer research in Singapore. This is in ... committee is led by Webster Cavenee, PhD, Director of the LICR San Diego branch and Distinguished Professor at the University of California San Diego; ...

Study identifies genetic risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus

... says study coauthor Elaine Remmers, Ph.D., of the Genetics and Genomics branch of the Intramural Research Program at the National Institute of Arthritis ... ago by Dr. Gregersen, NIAMS Clinical Director and Genetics and Genomics branch Chief Daniel Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., and investigators at several academic ...

UTMB study identifies women at risk of gaining excessive weight with injectable birth control

... GALVESTON, Texas Researchers at the University of Texas Medical branch at Galveston have identified women who are likely to gain weight while using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, more commonly known as Depo-Provera ...

Spring cold snap helps with stream ecosystem research

... severely limit stream production," said Mulholland, a member of the Environmental Sciences Division. In this case, a freeze caused the Walker branch stream to prosper, but an ecosystem cannot count on unexpected weather events to maintain productivity. "The stream ecosystem cannot depend on an ...

Plant protein 'doorkeepers' block invading microbes, study finds

... two branches: one makes use of receptor proteins outside the cell to recognize specific molecular features of an invading microbe, while the other branch uses similar proteins within the cell to recognize an invading microbe during the infection process. Up until now, scientists had identified only ...

Genetically engineered mice yield clues to 'knocking out' cancer

... One of these repair genes, neil1, was identified and characterized in 2002 by Sankar Mitra and his team at the University of Texas Medical branch in collaboration with NIST researchers Miral Dizdaroglu and Pawel Jaruga. The gene produces a DNA repair protein, NEIL1 that is nearly identical in ...

Debate on admin. of magnesium sulfate to pregnant women to prevent cerebral palsy in pre-term infants

... of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology , the authors shed some light on the debate. Investigators from the Perinatology Research branch (Division of Intramural Research), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, of the NIH, Bethesda, and ...

Plant protein 'doorkeepers' block invading microbes, study finds

... two branches: one makes use of receptor proteins outside the cell to recognize specific molecular features of an invading microbe, while the other branch uses similar proteins within the cell to recognize an invading microbe during the infection process. Up until now, scientists had identified only ...

'Father of green chemistry' Paul Anastas to head EPA research

... "Strong science is at the heart of EPA's mission, and it is my highest priority." Anastas previously served as chief of the Industrial Chemistry branch and director of the U.S. Green Chemistry Program at the EPA, where he coined the term "green chemistry" in 1991. From 1999 to 2004 he served in the ...

URI receives $18 million grant to strengthen biomedical research capacity in Rhode Island

... KINGSTON, R.I. May 20, 2009 The University of Rhode Island has been awarded a five-year, $18 million grant by a branch of the National Institutes of Health to strengthen biomedical research capacity in Rhode Island. One of the largest grants in the University's ...

Risk of vibration-induced vascular injuries linked to vibration frequency differences

... on April 19 at the Experimental Biology 2009 meeting in New Orleans, Dr. Kristine Krajnak, a team leader in the Engineering and Control Technologies branch of the Health Effects Laboratory Division of NIOSH in Morgantown, West Virginia, describes results from the first study to directly link the ...

Skin cancer study uncovers new tumor suppressor gene

... so do different patients who have the same cancer," said the study's senior author, Yardena Samuels, Ph.D., an investigator in the Cancer Genetics branch of the NHGRI's Division of Intramural Research. Dr. Samuels and her collaborators followed up their DNA sequencing work with cell and animal ...

Prominent climate researcher to speak at UH on global warming March 5

... appointed him to two six-year terms on the National Science Board that helps oversee the National Science Foundation and advises the executive branch and Congress on science-related matters. Washington's talk is part of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) Dean's Lecture ...

New tool for genome-wide association studies

... and disease, but also present the challenge of analyzing huge amounts of genetic and clinical data. With this in mind, investigators at the Lausanne branch of the international Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR), the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and the University Hospital of Lausanne ...

Scientists identify human monoclonal antibodies effective against bird and seasonal flu viruses

... H1N1 subtype that causes seasonal human infections; this is really remarkable," said Dr. Ruben Donis, chief of the Molecular Virology and Vaccines branch at CDC. Vaccines consisting of attenuated or killed virus do not typically stimulate antibodies against the stem, perhaps because it is less ...

Scientists identify human monoclonal antibodies effective against bird, seasonal flu viruses

... H1N1 subtype that causes seasonal human infections; this is really remarkable," said Ruben Donis, PhD, chief of the Molecular Virology and Vaccines branch at CDC. Vaccines consisting of attenuated or killed virus do not typically stimulate antibodies against the stem, perhaps because it is less ...

The law of the weakest

... non-hierarchical relationships form a cyclical motion. "The game can help describe the diversity of species," explains Frey. "The background is a branch of mathematics called game theory, and in this case evolutionary game theory. It helps analyze systems that involve multiple actors whose ...

Pubic hair provides evolutionary home for gorilla lice

... heirloom', inherited down the generations as humans have evolved, pubic lice may well be a recent and slightly unwelcome gift from the more hirsute branch of our evolutionary family. ...

Researchers examine role of climate change in disease spread

... That's the message of a paper in the February " Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene " by University of Texas Medical branch at Galveston pathology professor Stephen Higgs and Oxford University professor Ernest A. Gould. In the article, Higgs and Gould examine the relative ...

UT to develop fracture putty for traumatic leg injuries

... Diseases; Mark Wong, D.D.S., associate professor and chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Dental branch at Houston and professor in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston; Nagi Demian, M.D., ....

Nicotine activates more than just the brain's pleasure pathways

... besides the one that had been knocked out," Oliveira-Maia said. The researchers then measured nerve activity in the chorda tympani (CT), which is a branch of the facial nerve that serves the taste buds in the front of the tongue and found that activity in CT nerve fibers increased when nicotine was put ...

Researchers identify potential new weapon in battle against HIV infection

... more susceptible to the virus. "This study is not suggesting that your blood type alone determines if you will get HIV," says lead author Dr. Don branch of Canadian Blood Services. "However, it does suggest that individuals who are exposed to the virus, may be helped or hindered by their blood status ...

High numbers of right whales seen in Gulf of Maine

... efforts of many other organizations, including support for stranding networks. The aerial survey team is part of the NEFSC's Protected Species branch based at the Center's Woods Hole Laboratory, which conducts research needed to manage protected species off the northeast coast of the U.S. from ...

Root system architecture arises from coupling cell shape to auxin transport

... has been a mystery, but a new paper published this week in PLoS Biology shows that the shape of the existing root can determine how further roots branch from it because shape determines hormone concentration. The work also suggests that the root-patterning system shares a deep evolutionary ...

Leptin's long-distance call to the pancreas

... channels many of its effects through the nervous system. The team thus tested whether the hormone relied on the sympathetic nervous system, the branch that pumps out adrenaline during emergencies but at other times emits a hormonal trickle to maintain a low level of stimulation. This baseline ...

Snails and humans use same genes to tell right from left

... and thus, presumably, expressed nodal and Pitx on the right side of the body - similar to sea urchins, an early offshoot of the deuterostome branch leading to humans - the authors propose that the common ancestor of all bilateral animals had left-right asymmetry controlled by nodal and Pitx ...

'Hobbit' fossils represent a new species, concludes University of Minnesota anthropologist

... population of modern-day humans (with one individual exhibiting "microcephaly," an abnormally small head) or represent a previously unrecognized branch in humanity's family tree. Using 3D modeling methods, McNulty and his fellow researchers compared the cranial features of this real-life "hobbit" ...

Root system architecture arises from coupling cell shape to auxin transport

... has been a mystery, but a new paper published this week in PLoS Biology shows that the shape of the existing root can determine how further roots branch from it because shape determines hormone concentration. The work also suggests that the root-patterning system shares a deep evolutionary ...

Columbia University scientist devises new way to more rapidly generate bone tissue

... vessels. However, there are problems associated with these approaches. Among these problems: artificially fabricated blood vessels do not readily branch out and network with host blood vessels, and blood vessels induced by angiogenic growth factors tend to be immature and "leaky." To overcome these ...

In just 5 years, gene discovery to clinical trial of potential treatment

... Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), headed these studies. Dr. Collins has continued to conduct research as a special volunteer in the Genome Technology branch of NHGRI's Division of Intramural Research. ...
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