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$10 million Simons Foundation gift supports new initiative with Institute for Advanced Study

... physicists and computer scientists exploring quantitative and theoretical approaches to biological ... of this initiative. Leibler is interested in the quantitative description of biological systems, both on ... serve as a model for this initiative to explore quantitative and theoretical approaches in biology. ...

Why didn't Darwin discover Mendel's laws?

... even in his own work. Darwin's commitment to quantitative variation as the raw material of evolution meant ... was at the heart of Darwin's evolution, and quantitative variation is the last place where clean Mendelian ... who insisted, because of his belief that only quantitative variation contributed to evolution, that the ...

Researchers create mathematical model of fruit fly eyes

... difficult to quantify. Thats a nightmare for quantitative scientists, he said. Its extremely complicated. ... Hilgenfeldt took those two factors and created a quantitative model of cell geometries in the fruit fly retina. ... to create the model. Its one of the most quantitative models Ive seen for a biological system, ...

Rong Li Lab reports protein interactions of MAP kinase signaling pathway

... the Institutes Imaging Center, has achieved a quantitative in vivo measurement of the dynamic ... sophisticated biophysical techniques to perform quantitative biochemical measurements directly in live yeast ... a significant advance to be able to apply these quantitative techniques to the model system of yeast. These ...

Quantitative PET imaging finds early determination of effectiveness of cancer treatment

... tumors. Researchers have found that measuring a quantitative indexone that reflects the reduction of metabolic ... Medicine. In our study, we demonstrated that a quantitative assessment of therapeutic response for patients ... response was assessed visually and by various quantitative parameters, explained the co-author of Early ...

PRS And EmSense Partner To Integrate Bio-Sensory Measures In Packaging Research Studies

... announced their partnership to include bio-sensory measures within quantitative packaging research studies. The companies presented findings from a ... 600 studies annually, on a global basis, including primary qualitative and quantitative research focused on packaging graphics and structures. Headquartered in ...

Measuring intellectual disability

... from the University of California, Davis have developed a specific and quantitative means of measuring levels of the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) ... mutated in fragile X syndrome. The related report by Iwahashi et al, "A quantitative ELISA assay for the fragile X mental retardation 1 protein," appears in ...

New and improved tomato analyzer

... features based on the boundary of the fruit. Morphometrics studies the quantitative analysis of the shape and size of a biological form using the position of ... project's needs. A main objective of the study was to investigate the quantitative trait loci (QTL), which are parts of the genetic code that control fruit ...

Songbird study from CSHL, CCNY provides concrete measure of biology's impact on culture

... This model, combining ideas from the literature on cultural evolution and quantitative genetics, tries to quantify the relative contributions of the songbird's ... as cultural evolution, neuroethology (biology of song development) and quantitative genetics. "We've provided a starting point to explore the biology of ...

GEN highlights increasing use of digital gene expression profiling

... ). Some scientists believe that digital gene-expression profiling, a fully quantitative approach for gene-expression analysis, will eventually rival microarrays ... the first product to use the company's disk sort alignment algorithm for quantitative RNASeq applications and digital gene-expression experiments. DNAStar ...

Tension in the nanoworld

... future computer chips. For both development and quality control, the quantitative and reliable mapping of the carrier mobility is strongly demanded but ... applications of s-SNOM in semiconductor science and technology such as the quantitative analysis of the local carrier properties in strain-engineered electronic ...

Reverse evolution in real-time

... York University and the University of California Irvine, provide the first quantitative genetic evidence of why this is so. In this study, to be published ... or from comparing existing natural populations) and provide the first quantitative evidence for natural selection on so-called standing genetic variation a ...

2 Alexander von Humboldt professorships go to LMU Munich

... years, Gaul has been increasingly interested in how to decrypt and make a quantitative description of the complex genetic networks underlying embryonic pattern ... bioinformaticians, is pioneering for linking organismic biology with the quantitative analysis of systems biology. Gaul will use the award money associated with ...

UT Knoxville wins $16M NSF mathematics and biology center

... "At the start of the 21st century, biologists will become increasingly quantitative and interdisciplinary," said Collins. "This new institute has a broad ... this mission it complements previous and current efforts to stimulate quantitative thinking in biology while fostering interdisciplinary research and ...

What a sleep study can reveal about fibromyalgia

... universities have joined technical and clinical hands to put innovative quantitative analysis, signal-processing technology and computer algorithms to work in ... several-year collaboration provided MTRI's first opportunities to apply quantitative analysis, remote sensing technology and computer algorithms to clinical ...

Study finds connections between genetics, brain activity and preference

... Many earlier studies have established the keypress experiment as a quantitative measure of preference. In the version used in this study, keypress ... both behavior and brain activity." Breiter adds, "This study connects quantitative measurements across three levels of observation brain activity, genomic ...

August 2008 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... in the nearby Banjar Panji-1 gas well. Tingay et al. conduct the first quantitative analysis into the proposed triggering mechanismsman-made and natural. The ... the existence of very old terrestrial and extraterrestrial life. quantitative estimates of glacial and Holocene temperature and precipitation change in ...

The 21st century tomato

... one gene, but of many genes located together in chromosomal regions called quantitative trait loci (QTLs), because they produce a range of values in fruit or ... received from the wild species. In this way, over 1200 metabolic QTLs or quantitative metabolic loci (QMLs) were identified and analyzed. Almost 900 of these ...

Evolution of fruit size in tomato

... regions with groups of genes that influence a particular trait are called quantitative trait loci (QTLs). When a trait is influenced by one gene, it is much simpler to study, but quantitative traits, like skin and eye color in humans or fruit size in tomatoes, ...

Fast AFM probes measure multiple properties of biomolecules or materials simultaneously

... (AFM) cantilevers for applications such as fast topographic imaging, quantitative material characterization and single molecule mechanics measurements. ... energy and adhesion hysteresis of three polymers and a silicon sample. The quantitative results were mapped in addition to topography. FIRAT probes made of ...

Work with power grids leads to cell biology discovery

... three different single-celled organisms, the researchers built a general quantitative model that can be used to control and restore biological function to cells ... information, computational scientists now are beginning to develop quantitative models of biological systems that allow them to predict cellular behavior. ...

Astronomy technology brings nanoparticle probes into sharper focus

... and data processing will be increasingly used to reveal detailed and quantitative features not currently available to biomedical researchers. This work ... us how these markers reflect DNA, but this system allows us to collect quantitative data and prove not hypothesize how genes are behaving. Instead of ...

Researchers uncover new piece to the puzzle of human height

... human genetic variation. To conduct a genome-wide association study on a quantitative trait such as height, researchers survey each participants complete set of ... collaborative manner, we can tackle the complexities of common disease and quantitative traits far more efficiently than we could working alone, said Gonalo R. ...

Biophysical Society announces winners of 2008 Student Travel Awards

... Cardiac Muscle Contraction. Khamir Mehta, University of Michigan, quantitative Inference of Protein Binding Affinities from FRET Imaging Data. ... Martijn E. van Raaij, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, quantitative Atomic Force Microscopy Establishes Free Energy Parameters of Amyloid ...

Are current projections of climate change-impacts on biodiversity misleading?

... amphibian diversity in Europe than contemporary climate. The lack of quantitative spatial data on variation in climate over historical time has prevented ... richness affirms Dr. Rahbek. They provide the first evidence, using a quantitative analytical approach, that historic climate can contribute to current ...

Genetic contributions to human brain morphology and intelligence

... genes, also needs investigation as the high heritability of a complex quantitative phenotype such as brain volume cannot be explained by a single-gene ... carried out in large and more homogenous samples, analyzed with advanced quantitative genetic methods are needed. To investigate the stability of genetic ...

Reducing risk of hospitalization in the elderly

... risk of functional decline and disability. "Most methods of measuring muscle mass or density rely on complex imaging procedures, such as using quantitative computed tomography (QCT). Those are time consuming and expensive," says Cawthon. "However, we found that much simpler methods such as measuring ...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

... information. This patent-pending technology has been combined with Sandia's proprietary algorithms to form a complete system for the extraction of quantitative image information. The Artificial Retina Project see Lawrence Livermore National Lab ...

Reveal the enemy

... Using this biosensor, the researchers were able to detect a bacterial concentration equivalent to one salmonella bacterium in 5 mL of medium. quantitative measurements were possible down to a concentration of about 1000 salmonella per milliliter. This biosensor is specific: it does not react to bacteria ...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

... PRODUCT DEFINITIONS Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 Solid-State Lasers I-3 Fiber Lasers I-3 Gas Lasers I-3 ...

Systems biology recommended as a clinical approach to cancer

... complex processes related to cancer progression, diagnosis, and treatment. Systems biology brings together mathematical modeling, simulations, and quantitative experiments, allowing researchers to use the data of one of the approaches to repeatedly define the framework of the other approaches. Biochemical ...

Ecological Society of America announces 2009 award recipients

... drives the evolution of the trait. The paper uses a combination of theory, experiment and observation to bridge the fields of community ecology and quantitative genetics. Odum Education Award: Christine Flanagan Christine Flanagan of the U.S. Botanic Garden will receive this year's Eugene P. Odum ...

A urine test for appendicitis?

... a rapid clinical test, such as a urine dipstick, could be developed through further research. Bachur, Steen and Kentsis now seek to develop quantitative LRG urine assays and further validate their findings. "Recent diagnostic advances have focused on advanced radiologic procedures, such as computed ...

Faculty of 1000 praised by Wellcome Trust

... additional mechanism for assessment of the quality of biomedical research literature". They recommend using both qualitative expert reviews and quantitative data when assessing the impact of a published paper. ...

Springer Series editor John Smol receives two prestigious biology awards

... Killam citation describes how John Smol has worked to transform a largely descriptive study of natural and human impacts on lakes into a recognized quantitative science with powerful analytical properties. The citation also says his groundbreaking research on lake acidification, climate change, and land use ...

Lenfest forage fish task force launched

... experts in a wide range of disciplines, including marine ecology, small pelagic fishery populations, marine mammals, seabirds, oceanography, climate, quantitative methods, ecosystem modeling, and fishery management. Members are: Dr. P. Dee Boersma, University of Washington Dr. Ian L. Boyd, University of ...

A quicker, cheaper SARS virus detector -- one easily customizable for other targets

... less than ten minutes, compared to hours needed for results from ELISA tests - which are basically present/not present tests with relatively little quantitative elements. Next steps are to enable detection in more complex environment, such as Serum and whole blood, by integrating the nanobiosensor with ...

Two Central High (Philadelphia) grads honored by AIBS

... of mathematics and computer methods in disease and landscape ecology, spatial control for natural resource management, and the development of quantitative curricula for life science undergraduates. He is well known for service on numerous editorial boards, holding leadership positions in several ...

Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology launches new projects

... simulations of entire biological systems based on mathematical models is equally important. This allows biology and medicine to become a predictive quantitative science, which in the long term will simplify processes such as the discovery of novel and more personalized medications. ...

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation awards $191,000 in grants

... of MR-visible ThermaSphere Microspheres for Simultaneous Chemoembolization and Thermal Therapy for Liver Cancer"; Eugene Duke, "Correlation of quantitative MR Perfusion Parameters With Pathology Following Chemoembolization of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)," and Brian Jin, "The Correlation of ...
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