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AAAS announces winners of 2007 AAAS Science Journalism Awards

... if they walked right over it, Frazer said. Katie Alvord, a freelance reporter who won in the online category for her stories on the changing environment ... solve the mystery both teaches and holds readers interest. Susan Milius, a reporter for Science News , said Chiang showed scientific process in action with ...

Discovery to aid in future treatments of third-world parasites

... protein secreted from schistosome eggs, recapitulates the activities of the complex mixture in the test tube (in vitro). Importantly, using IL-4 reporter mice, the researchers show that omega-1 alone is sufficient to generate Th2 responses in vivo. This identification of a single protein will ...

Toxin detection as close as an inkjet printer

... the enzyme, and the resulting bio-ink forms a thin film of enzyme that is entrapped in the silica on paper. When the enzyme is exposed to a toxin, reporter molecules in the ink change colour in a manner that is dependent on the concentration of the toxin in the sample. This simple and cost-effective ...

Recent news reports of sweetener reformulations raise questions about motivations

... companies' marketing efforts and put forth scientifically substantiated facts about sweeteners commonly used in foods. As Washington Post health reporter Jennifer LaRue Huget wrote on June 12, "most nutrition experts now agree there's really little material difference" between high fructose corn syrup ...

BIO 2009 -- R&D session: New stem cell research unlocks unknown therapies

... candidates in clinical development, one for Parkinson's disease and one for ALS. The session will be chaired by Ceci Connolly, National Healthcare reporter at Washington Post. R&D session at BIO 2009 - Breaking new stem cell research unlocks unknown therapies Time: Thursday 21 May at 10:00 am. ...

2009 AIBS Media Award

... and wrote for the online and print journal, Science Progress . Weiss came to CAP from The Washington Post , where he was a science and medical reporter for 15 years. He has earned degrees in both biology and journalism and has written articles for The New York Times , the Los Angeles Times , ...

Seattle Times reporters win ASM public communications award

... called the series "an excellent, readable examination of a critically important public health problem." Michael Berens has been an investigative reporter for over 20 years, garnering two Pulitzer nominations and winning dozens of journalism awards. He has served as an adjunct professor of journalism at ...

Pitt-led researchers create quick, simple fluorescent detector for TB

... More information about the HHMI initiative is available on the institute's Web site at www.hhmi.org/news/krith20090319.html "The development of reporter flurophages," Jacobs said, "allows us to bypass the existing method of diagnosing TB, which requires cultivating slow-growing bacteria in a biosafety ...

Einstein and Pitt researchers develop new TB test that will dramatically cut diagnosis time

... that causes TB, causing the cell to glow. A clinician could detect the glow with equipment available at many clinics. "The development of these reporter flurophages allows us to bypass the existing method of diagnosing TB, which requires cultivating slow-growing bacteria in a biosafety level 3 ...

Fifth annual Templeton-Cambridge fellowships awarded to 10 noted journalists

... Journalism fellows named today are: Edwin Cartlidge, Freelance Journalist Rod Dreher, Editorial Columnist, Dallas Morning News Joel Garreau, reporter and Editor, Washington Post Lauren Green, Chief Religion Correspondent, Fox News Michael Hanlon, Science Editor, Daily Mail Martin Levin, Books ...

Human aspects of climate change to be focus of conference at Illinois

... at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the author of four books on ancient climate change and human society; Michael Hawthorne, environment reporter for the Chicago Tribune; Lisa J. Lucero, a professor of anthropology at Illinois whose research focuses on the emergence and demise of political ...

156th Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami

... to any credentialed full-time journalist or professional freelance journalist working on assignment for a major publication or outlet. If you are a reporter and would like to attend, please contact Jason Bardi ( jbardi@aip.org , 301-209-3091). Meeting staff will be available to help you set up ...

October 2008 Biology of Reproduction highlights

... authors used a conditional knockout (CKO) approach to delete Dicer1 in the germline. Because the CKO mice exhibited transient fertility, an elegant reporter strategy was used to demonstrate that elongated spermatids present in the CKO testes did express the Cre recombinase; therefore, it is likely that ...

Thumbs up -- a tiny ancestral remnant lends developmental edge to humans

... to test the expression readout of a single human genetic fragment and compare it with the chimp version. The strategy, which links a color-inducing reporter gene when expression is activated, turns the targeted tissue blue, as it did in the published case. This led to the conclusion that the ...

AIBS honors outstanding contributions to the biological sciences

... Island, and the South Pole. His TV credits include six years as host and writer for the PBS Emmy-award-winning Newton's Apple, as well as science reporter for CBS This Morning and CNBC. He has talked science on Today, Charlie Rose, and Oprah. He is the author of several books, most recently Present at ...

Epigenetic regulation by the MMB/dREAM complex

... found that Myb and E2F2-RB epigenetically regulate expression of the Polo kinase, a key component of cell cycle progression. Using a GFP-Polo reporter gene construct, the researchers were able to monitor Polo gene expression at the level of a single-cell in Drosophila larval imaginal wing discs. ...

2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting -- media advisory 2

... about science communication featuring filmmaker and former marine biology professor Randy Olson (Flock of Dodos), Washington Post environment reporter Juliet Eilperin, and scientists in oceanography, ecology, and aquarium work. (Time & place: 20:00-22:00, Chapin Theater) A Thursday (6 March) ...

Priming scientists for successful media interviews

... practicing scientists. Step-by-step, Menninger and Gropp walk scientists through the entire interview processfrom appropriate questions to ask when a reporter calls to practical advice for looking and sounding ones best on-air or on-camera. The information and advice in the Primer is presented in eight ...

Nanotechnology and the media: The inside story

... Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies will explore these and other questions at a program featuring National Public Radio science and technology reporter Nell Greenfieldboyce, and Lehigh University professor Sharon M. Friedman. Ms. Greenfieldboyce, who is heard regularly on Morning Edition and All ...

Neilson member of Nobel Prize-winning panel of scientists

... global change research program. Fast forward to October 12, 2007: Neilson is at home in Corvallis, Ore., and gets a phone call from a local reporter asking him about his contribution to the IPCC. An e-mail had been sent around my office earlier that day about the prize, but at first, I really ...

Chloroplast f and m Thioredoxins Discovered in Nonphotosynthetic Tissues

... Spain, established the presence of these redox proteins in tissues other than the chloroplast by fusing the promoters of these genes to a visible reporter molecule, -glucuronidase (GUS), and by expression analysis, in situ hybridization, and immunological analysis. All the different types of plant ...

Pulsating ultrasound enhances gene therapy for tumors

... then immediately injected an easily measurable reporter gene into the vein in their tails. The reporter gene in this study--a fluorescent-green protein ... signs of the gene. An analysis showed reporter gene levels to be nine times higher in tumors ...

Carnegie Mellon scientists develop tool that uses MRI to visualize gene expression in living animals

... are then converted into an image. Ahrens' new MRI reporter alters the magnetic field in its proximity, ... in many tissue types. You could link this MRI reporter gene to any other gene of interest, including ... Ahrens injected the vector carrying the MRI reporter gene into brains of living mice and imaged the ...

UCSD study clarifies insulin's role in blocking release of energy in patients with type II diabetes

... in Type II diabetes, the researchers used a new breed of cellular enzyme reporter to track PKA. The reporter is a “marker?protein, created with special fluorescent tags so that ...

New technique rapidly detects illness-causing bacteria

... pyogenes rRNA and anchors it to a zone on a strip of membrane, while the reporter probe, which has a dye attached to it, sticks to another sequence of the ... rRNA target molecule anchors itself to a strip on a membrane. Since the reporter probe with a red dye is also attached to the rRNA molecule, as the ...

Researchers wake up viruses inside tumors to image and then destroy cancers

... that doesn't require transfecting tumors with a "reporter" gene, the scientists say. "The beauty of this is that you don't have to introduce any reporter genes into the tumor because they are already there," says radiologist Martin G. Pomper, M.D., Ph.D. "This is the only example we know of where it is ...

Clues to gene expression in cystic fibrosis will guide research

... collaborators from several French institutions studying how the antibiotic gentamicin affected CF patients with a stop mutation. The team used a dual reporter gene assay first in vitro and then in CF patients. The study found that a small subgroup of patients with the Y122X mutation, found mainly in ...

Protein shown to rally biological clock

... array with 60 electrodes upon which they place SCN cells, a “clock in a dish.? They also recorded gene expression in real-time using a bioluminescent reporter of gene activity. Using drugs or genetic knock out mice, they negated the role of GABA and recorded the electrical activity of many neurons, ...

Mobile DNA part of evolution's toolbox

... injected the resulting DNA into the nuclei of fertilized mouse eggs. Eleven days later, he examined the mouse embryos to see whether and where the reporter gene was switched on. Sure enough, the gene was active in the embryos' developing nervous systems, as would be expected if the LF-SINE copy were ...

Loosen up, DNA: Leukemia gene changes genetic packaging

... of the signaling system and compared them to mutant flies with increased or decreased JAK/STAT signaling. They moved the location of the "red-eye reporter gene" around, sometimes inserting it into a "quiet" stretch of DNA, sometimes putting it into an active area, and sometimes inserting it near the ...

New hybrid virus provides targeted molecular imaging of cancer

... Diagnostic Imaging, a pioneer in development of molecular-genetic imaging tools. "We could see by using positron emission tomography that the reporter and therapeutic genes were being expressed throughout the tumors in the animals," Gelovani says. "This is an example of the so-called "theragnostic" ...

Bacteria which sense the Earth's magnetic field

... rather clumped together into irregularly arranged clusters. (see image 1) The scientists genetically marked the MamJ protein with the fluorescent reporter protein GFP ("green fluorescent protein") and could thus track the fusion protein in the living bacteria cells. As they suspected, the protein was ...

Fluorescing lab worms signal longer life spans

... Carried out using about 100,000 popular laboratory nematodes known as C. elegans, the study indicated the brightness level triggered by the reporter protein could predict up to a four-fold variation in the life expectancy of a worm. In a typical experiment, the brightest worms had life ...

Novel live reporting system to track cells

... genes can then be tracked by MRI to ensure the target is reached and the desired activations occur. Prof. Neeman: "The use of ferritin as a reporter gene would be particularly beneficial in those cases where administration of contrast material is compromised by barriers, including embryonic ...

Use of PET can reduce, may eliminate more strenuous drug development trials with animals

... of chemistry, Washington University, both in St. Louis, Mo. * Authors of "Noninvasive Monitoring of Target Gene Expression by Imaging reporter Gene Expression in Living Animals Using Improved Bicistronic Vectors" are Yanling Wang, Ph.D., and Meera Iyer, Ph.D., both with Crump Institute for ...
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