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The precise role of seminal proteins in sustaining post-mating responses in fruit flies

... organisms, sperm enter the female with seminal proteins that are vital for fertility. In a new ... Cornell University knocked down the levels of 25 seminal proteins individually in male fruit flies, ... and physiology. Ram and Wolfner found five seminal proteins that are necessary to elevate offspring ...

Meyskens honored with AACR-Prevent Cancer Foundation award

... Prevention Research. The award is given annually to a scientist for seminal contributions to the field of cancer prevention research in basic, ... for potential preventive strategies. Meyskens has published many seminal "thought" papers that have moved the field of cancer prevention forward. ...

NARSAD announces 2008 Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Research on Mental Health Disorders

... trials of TMS in patients with treatment-resistant depression. This seminal work resulted in recent approval of TMS by the FDA for use within the ... George is one of the true young pioneers of modern psychiatry. He has made seminal contributions to the development of new, nonconvulsive physiological ...

Columbia to award 2008 Horwitz Prize to Arthur Horwich & Ulrich Hartl for cellular protein folding

... Prize will be given to Rosalind Franklin, Ph.D., posthumously, for her seminal contributions to the discovery of the structure of DNA. These awards will ... in bacteria, fungi, plants, animals and humans, their work has been seminal in understanding the protein folding as vital to biological function," ...

8 National Medals of Science awardees to be honored at gala, then the White House

... Mostafa El-Sayed - Georgia Institute of Technology For his seminal contributions to our understanding of the electronic and optical ... physical insight and elegant experimental mastery have allowed him to make seminal contributions to an extraordinarily broad range of problems of great ...

Ecological Society of America announces 2008 award recipients

... career, Rosenzweig has been the discoverer and creator of some of the seminal concepts in ecological thought, including the stability of predator-prey ... Turner is one of the founders of the discipline of landscape ecology; her seminal publications on the subject led to the first comprehensive textbook on the ...

Obese men have less semen, more sperm abnormalities, and should lose weight before trying for a baby

... shown that men with a higher body mass index (BMI) had lower volumes of seminal fluid and a higher proportion of abnormal sperm. Dr. Shayeb and colleagues looked at the results of seminal fluid analysis in 5316 men attending Aberdeen Fertility Centre with their ...

U. Mass Medical School and Carnegie announce licensing agreements with Oxford BioMedica

... Andrew Z. Fire, PhD, and Craig C. Mello, PhD, and their colleagues. The seminal patent claiming this technology was first granted in the United States by ... in Australia and other US and foreign applications are pending. This seminal patent covers a process by which ribonucleic acid (RNA), the cellular ...

UMMS and CIW grant key RNAi rights to Oxford Biomedica

... Andrew Z. Fire, PhD, and Craig C. Mello, PhD, and their colleagues. The seminal patent claiming this technology was first granted in the United States by ... in Australia and other US and foreign applications are pending. This seminal patent covers a process by which ribonucleic acid (RNA), the cellular ...

Experimental Biology and Medicine announces expansion into Asia, opens new office

... Editorial Board. Dr. Goodman is now announcing the appointment of the seminal EBM Asian Editor: It is my great pleasure to announce that effective ... of the journal and of the society itself is expanding profoundly. Two seminal events give credence to the progress being made, namely the appointment by ...

NARSAD presents 2007 prizes for outstanding achievement in neuroscience and psychiatric research

... NARSADs Falcone Prize Selection Committee, wrote: "Dr. Helen Mayberg made seminal contributions to understanding the pathophysiology and prediction of ... Neuroscience Institute at the University of Michigan. Dr. Akil has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the neurobiology of emotions, ...

Sex is thirst-quenching for female beetles

... can accept sexual invitations simply to get hold of the water in the seminal fluid. Dr Martin Edvardsson, whose research is published in the journal ... access to water. Female bruchid beetles can absorb the water in the seminal fluid through their reproductive tracts and need to mate less frequently ...

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

... at Boston and his M.A. and Ph.D. in chemistry from Brandeis University. He has written widely about science and sustainability, including his seminal work with co-author John Warner, "Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice," which outlines the 12 principles of green chemistry and engineering. He has ...

Canadian biomedical engineering pioneer receives international award

... biomaterials community for many years," said Michael Sefton, past-president of the Society for Biomaterials and chair of the awards committee. "His seminal contributions to our understanding of the behaviour of proteins at interfaces and to the use of polyurethanes in medicine have been among the most ...

'Undesirable' evolution can be reversed in fish, Stony Brook University scientists show

... environmental influences, rather than managing each species in isolation. Dr. Pikitch was among the earliest proponents of EBFM, and lead author of a seminal 2004 article in Science on the concept. "We have interfered extensively with the natural course of things, and while it is very encouraging that ...

World's top minds to celebrate 'the birth and life of beginnings'

... designation inspired by the 200th birthday of naturalist Charles Darwin earlier this year. "Origins '09" will extend well beyond Darwin and his seminal 1859 work "On the Origin of Species," however, to take a broader look at various advances in science and the humanities and how they have helped ...

Darwin's seminal impact on biology, anthropology, philosophy and psychology

... Montreal, February 10, 2009 The year 2009 marks the 150 anniversary of Charles Darwin's " On the Origin of the Species " a seminal book that permeated countless disciplines and remains controversial. As February 12 also marks the bicentennial anniversary of Darwin's birth, the ...

New paper offers key insights into how new species emerge

... This year marks both the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work "On the Origin of Species." Just in time for the Darwin observances, a new paper appearing today in the journal Science by a team led by ...

Smithsonian scientists receive coveted BBVA Ecology and Conservation Award

... theses. Among these are more than twenty articles published in the leading journals Science and Nature, and eight major edited books, including such seminal works as Tropical Forest Remnants by William Laurance and Richard Bierregaard, Lessons from Amazonia by Richard Bierregaard, Thomas Lovejoy, and ...

Carnegie's Joe Berry elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

... papers. Three of his papers have been cited over 1,000 times each, and the collection of his papers have more than 10,000 citations." Berry's seminal papers include studies on modeling photosynthesis and water loss and a method for inferring water-use efficiency based on the composition of a leaf. ...

13 UCR faculty members recognized by American Association for the Advancement of Science

... and characterization of new antitumor compounds including salinosporamide A." Stephan von Molnar 65 Ph.D., now at Florida State University: "For seminal research on magnetic polarons, the metal-insulator transition, dilute magnetic semiconductors and magnetic nanoparticles." New fellows will be ...

Land iguanas under continuing threat on Galapagos archipelago

... The Galpagos Islands, which provided impetus and inspiration for Charles Darwin's seminal work, "On the Origin of Species", are home to unique populations of reptiles. Since the time of man's first visit in the 16th century to this crucial ...

Protein folding researcher David Baker to receive Sackler Prize in Biophysics

... wife, Beverly Sackler. Raymond Sackler is a psychiatrist and co-founder of a multinational pharmaceutical company. Baker is being honored for his seminal contributions to computer-based studies of the manner and the speed in which chains of amino acids fold into protein molecules. Anyone who has tried ...

Minnesota ecology professor wins international award for biodiversity and biofuels research

... Tilman was selected for research proving that biodiversity makes ecosystems more productive and resistant to drought, disease and pests. His seminal findings were published in Science and Nature during the 1990s. More recently, he has applied his discoveries to renewable energy, showing that ...

UCLA, partners establish new center on environmental effects of nanotechnology

... undergone toxicity testing, making it very challenging to control the toxicological impact of chemicals in the environment. Building on this seminal concept, the UC CEIN brings together a highly integrated, multidisciplinary, synergistic team with the skills set to address the complexities of ...

New synthetic form of protein holds promise to stop cancer spread

... protein was discovered in the lab of Brian Volkman, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry at the Medical College. The findings were based on seminal reports by Michael Dwinell, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, who initially inspired Dr. Volkman to look into the ...

Biophysical Society names 2009 award recipients

... Gaudenz Danuser of The Scripps Research Institute will receive the Michael & Kate Brny Award for Young Investigators for his outstanding seminal contributions in diverse areas of cell biology, particularly to our understanding of cell cytoskeleton dynamics and function using speckle ....

Duke Medicine physician-scientist receives National Medal of Science

... sciences." "I'm thrilled that Bob is being honored in this way as it really is a recognition and celebration of not only his well-documented seminal discoveries, but more importantly the incredible body of scientific work that has characterized his long and illustrious career," said Nancy Andrews, ...

Oceans on the precipice: Scripps scientist warns of mass extinctions and 'rise of slime'

... assessment, Jackson reviews and synthesizes a range of research studies on marine ecosystem health, and in particular key studies conducted since a seminal 2001 study he led analyzing the impacts of historical overfishing. The new study includes overfishing, but expands to include threats from areas such ...

2 Springer authors win important awards from the Ecological Society of America

... of ecology in the Department of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, is one of the founders of the discipline of landscape ecology. Her seminal publications on the subject led to the first comprehensive textbook on landscape ecology, Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice which she ...

American Society for Microbiology honors Dianne K. Newman

... individual on the threshold of his or her career. Dr. Newman is a pioneering young scientist who has championed the field of geomicrobiology. Her seminal research in this field combines original thinking and powerful experimental approaches, and she has fundamentally changed perceptions of how the ...

Leading scientist named new chair of Cell Biology at Yale

... genome, providing fresh insights into disease and identifying new molecular targets for therapy. For more than two decades, Rothman has performed seminal research on membrane trafficking, the transport of molecules inside the cell in tiny spherical sacs known as vesicles, which fuse with membranes to ...

55th anniversary of Nobel honoring double helix continues to overlook the late Rosalind Franklin

... rejoices in the discovery that was recognized by the 1962 prize, we hope that they will take this opportunity to appropriately acknowledge the seminal contributions of Dr. Franklin as well. The Rosalind Franklin Society urges the Nobel Foundation to consider future recognition of more of the ...

Did the solar system 'bounce' finish the dinosaurs?

... thrown debris containing micro-organisms out into space and across the universe. Centre director Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe said: This is a seminal paper which places the comet-life interaction on a firm basis, and shows a mechanism by which life can be dispersed on a galactic scale. ...

UMass Medical School's Craig Mello elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

... School congratulates Dr. Mello on his election to the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences, which has rightly and richly recognized his seminal contributions to advancing our understanding of developmental gene regulation, said Michael F. Collins, MD, interim chancellor. Dr. Mello joins an ...

Eliminating germline lengthens fly lifespan, Brown study shows

... suggests that signals from the reproductive system can regulate aging in animals including, possibly, humans. The Brown findings follow a seminal discovery made 10 years ago by acclaimed aging biologist Cynthia Kenyon at the University of California, San Francisco. Kenyon found that eliminating ...

Rockefeller University hosts 2-day evolution symposium, May 1-2, 2008

... its beginnings to 19th century naturalist Charles Darwin. In 2009, the world will celebrate both the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's seminal Origin of Species and the bicentennial of his birth. Already, it's widely being heralded as an international "year of Darwin." The Rockefeller ...

Yale University's Strobel recognized for work on RNA

... to study reactions catalyzed by RNA. Many scientists now use techniques that he developed to study RNA activity. Scott Strobel has made seminal contributions to our understanding of the structure and functions of RNA in nature, said Yale Provost Andrew D. Hamilton. He has provided not only ...

Language of a fly proves surprising

... even the most daring previous estimates. Similar-though-much-simpler experiments on different subjects, including flies, and going back to the seminal work of E. D. Adrian and Yngve Zotterman in 1926, seemed to show that sensory neurons would fire a certain number of impulses during a given period, ...

Nations and conservation groups seek plan to protect 'Ghost of the Himalayas'

... innovative conservation techniques, and discuss successful community-based initiatives. Speakers include Dr. George Schaller of WCS, who conducted seminal studies of snow leopards in the Himalayas more than 35 years ago, and took the first-ever photographs of wild snow leopards in 1971. An estimated ...
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