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Virus evolution topic of Darwin talk at UH April 2

... Turner, Yale University associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will speak from 4 to ... Auditorium. His talk is titled "The Evolutionary ecology of Viruses." The impact of the HIV-AIDS ... . WHO: Paul Turner, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, Yale University ...

5 Brown faculty elected to world's largest scientific body

... an AAAS fellow for his contributions to marine ecology and for outstanding research mentoring. He is the ... Brown Professor of Biology in the Department of ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown. His research focuses on the ecology and conservation biology of marine shoreline ...

Hermaphrodites, predatory actions and fertility decline are among topics at behavior conference

... be examined at the 12th International Behavioral ecology Congress, hosted by the International Society for ... on: Suzanne Alonzo, assistant professor ecology and evolutionary biology, Yale University, on ... University, United Kingdom, on "The Behavioral ecology of Fertility Decline." ...

'Best of Show' Awards Go to Spa and Medical Aesthetics Industry Stars

... http://www.equifitspacare.com -- Fraxel Skin ecology System, Booth #704: The Fraxel Skin ecology System is a physician-dispensed line of ... lasers for skin rejuvenation. The Fraxel Skin ecology regimen maximizes the benefits of the Fraxel ...

UNH, state health agency, private industry and NASA to tackle Lyme disease

... and the private sector will conduct work on the ecology and risk factors of Lyme disease in New Hampshire ... that applies space technology to study disease ecology and address public health issues. The research ... be critical in order to better understand the ecology and human risk of Lyme disease in the state, ...

Primate disease field guide covers critical gap in global health

... Human Pathogen Exchanges Up The specialized field of primate disease ecology began around 1999, when the global HIV/AIDS pandemic was traced ... projects, funded by the National Geographic Society, is tracking the ecology of pathogens among people and wild primates at logging sites in the ...

Microbial 'cheaters' help scientists ID 'social' genes

... co-author Joan Strassmann, Rice's Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Though little understood, social cooperation ... at BCM, and David Queller, Rice's Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of ecology and Evolutionary Biology, have identified a handful of cheater mutations ...

AIDS Stopped in Haiti Before U.S.

... Michael Worobey, a professor in the University of Arizona's Department of ecology and Evolutionary Biology and co-author of a study released Monday. "It ... Alabama at Birmingham; Michael Worobey, D.Phil., professor, department of ecology and evolutionary biology, University of Arizona, Tucson; Oct. 29-Nov.2, ...

Birth Control May Help Ward Off Bacterial Vaginosis

... said. "Nobody really knows which comes first," Erbelding said. Hormonal contraceptives may help ward off a recurrence by altering the vaginal ecology or by reducing menstruation, which is also associated with changes to vaginal bacteria levels, according to the study. More information The ...

Was SIDS the cause of infant deaths even 150 years ago?

... Ariane Kemkes, an independent researcher from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Her findings (1) are published online this week in Springer's journal Human ecology . SIDS is the third most prominent cause of death among infants under a year old, accounting for 30-55 percent of infant deaths during their first ...

Plant communication: Sagebrush engage in self-recognition and warn of danger

... Richard Karban of the Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, in groundbreaking research published in the current edition of ecology Letters . Karban and fellow scientist Kaori Shiojiri of the Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University, Japan, found that sagebrush ...

Scientists find city rats are loyal to their 'hoods

... In the rat race of life, one thing is certain: there's no place like home. Now, a study just released in Molecular ecology finds the same is true for rats. Although inner city rodents appear to roam freely, most form distinct neighborhoods where they spend the majority ...

UTSA announces funding for new faculty research

... (All projects will receive $22,000 in funding.) The Evolution of Terrace Farming in Mountainous Environments: Archaeology, Historical ecology and Ethnography in the Eastern Andes PI: Sonia Alconini, Assistant Professor, Anthropology (COLFA) Synergistic effects of chemicals released from ...

Thus the bile does not overflow

... of the bacterial communities of the catheters. Their results have now been published by the scientific journal International Society for Microbial ecology Journal . The Scientists of the HZI Department "Microbial Pathogenesis" used material from biliary stents of patients where old catheters had been ...

Natural Killer Cells May Help Protect Against New Strains of Influenza Virus

... degrees. Our 31 faculty members and scientists are passionately involved in teaching and conducting research in Cellular and Molecular Biology, ecology and Environmental Science, Organism Physiology and Development, Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, and Nutrition and Food. About Active ...

Photos: How You Can Help Protect Yourself & Your Family From Swine Flu (H1N1)

... or blowing your nose, using the restroom, eating or preparing food or touching an animal," says Eileen Lantier, RN, PhD and Associate Dean of Human ecology at Syracuse University . Dr. Lantier also notes viruses can be transferred by shaking hands, social contact and in public places. "To effectively ...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Associates Volunteer to Help Wisconsin Organizations During Second Annual Community Service Day

... across the state, including: Groundwork Milwaukee; March of Dimes; Rebuilding Together; and Urban ecology Center "At Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield we're committed to improving the lives of the people we serve and the health of our ...

Papua New Guinea declares first national conservation area

... from National Geographic and Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) institutions, Dabek and TKCP have conducted long-term research on tree kangaroo ecology and mapped the area with YUS landowners to identify critical habitat areas for preservation. "Creating this conservation area is a step forward ...

Allstar Awards Announces its New Ecologically Friendly Product Website

... they also provide a safer, smarter alternative. Bamboo is grown in China and is harvested by hand, not machines, to have a minimal impact on the ecology and a positive impact on the local economy. Coconuts provide food and other traditional purposes, but also yield a superb element for awards from ...

International Humanization of Birth Conference

... Towards Perinatal ecology Based on Science MONTERREY, Mexico, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Join the movement toward more humanized birth practices with this exciting Birth ...

Mutant rats offer clues to medical mystery

... puzzling association between metabolic bone disease and vascular calcification that has eluded researchers for years. Kohn, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, collaborated with Roger Price of the Baylor College of Medicine and Hans-Joachim Pelz of the Julius Kuehn Institute in ...

UCLA Art/Sci Center to host symposium on sound and science

... of listening from the nanoscale of cells to the macroscale of solar winds and similarly mediated modes of musical expression. The field of acoustic ecology will also be highlighted, with keynotes on animal communication, alarm calling and predator detection, as they apply to conservation biology and ...

Roadkill study could speed detection of kidney cancer

... us to new drug targets and potentially help us detect kidney cancers sooner," said study-director Kevin White, PhD, professor of human genetics, and ecology and evolution, and director of the Institute for Genetics and Systems Biology at the University of Chicago. "It also confirms our strategy of using ...

The Obama Cancer Plan Should Prioritize Prevention, Says Cancer Prevention Coalition

... National Director Organic Consumers Association Finland, Minnesota Tracey Easthope, MPH Director, Environmental Health Project ecology Center Ann Arbor, Michigan Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD Professor Department of Oncology University Hospital Orebro, Sweden ...

Top Tips To Naturally Heal Dry Skin And Moisturize This Winter

... dermal layer. Humidity drops during these months and so does the amount of moisture that enters your skin. Of course, the world's rapidly changing ecology and household pollutants are no friends to health either". Aguiar says there are several steps you can take to aid in skin protection and ...

Flowers Can Help Decrease Anxiety in Challenging Economic Times

... Etcoff says. "What we didn't know is that spending a few days with flowers in the home can positively affect a wide variety of feelings." The Home ecology of Flowers Study at Harvard found that flowers chase away anxieties, worries and the blues at home. Overall, participants simply felt less negative ...

Cornell researchers' study showing evidence of a major environmental trigger for autism

... Disorder diagnosis," said Waldman, a professor of management and economics. Co-author Associate Professor Sean Nicholson of the College of Human ecology at Cornell added, "We looked at the hypothesis using three different statistical approaches and in each case we found strong evidence consistent with ...

PCAS' New Internet Site On-Line

... regards to the European REACH legislation. Last September's visit to the PCAS Limay plant by Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, the Secretary of State for ecology underlines the Group's progress in this matter. "PCAS's new site contributes to reinforcing the group's image and to providing improved coverage of ...

K-State and Kansas Health Foundation Team Up to Promote 'One Health Kansas'

... Kansas children and adults." One Health Kansas will involve K-State faculty and students from the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Human ecology and Veterinary Medicine, the K-State Graduate School and the K-State Olathe Innovation Campus. ...

HIV Outbreak Began Decades Earlier Than Thought

... had been done on frozen samples, and there are only so many of those samples available," lead researcher Michael Worobey, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, said in a university news release. "From that point on, the next oldest sequences ...

Study: Delaying evolution of drug resistance in malaria parasite possible

... delays the evolution of drug resistance in malaria parasites, a University of Florida researcher says. David Smith, associate director of disease ecology at UF's Emerging Pathogens Institute, said the study will guide scientists and policy makers in extending the longevity of current artemisinin-based ...

Photos: Bayer Names New U.S. CEO

... Group is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and to its role as a socially and ethically responsible corporate citizen. Economy, ecology and social commitment are corporate policy objectives of equal rank. For more information about Bayer, visit http://www.bayerus.com . ...

Elsevier announces 2007 journal impact factor highlights

... (#1 in Emergency Medicine); Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (#1 in Allergy); Water Research (#1 in Water Resources); Trends in ecology & Evolution (#1 in Evolutionary Biology); Biomaterials (#1 in Materials Science, Biomaterials); Cognitive Brain Research (#1 in Computer ...

Emory study of syphilis bacteria yields valuable diagnostic tool

... strategies," says Kristin Harper, who led the research team as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute pre-doctoral fellow in Emorys Population Biology, ecology and Evolution program. The family of Treponema bacteria causes venereal syphilis and the non-venereal diseases of yaws and bejel, which are ...

Chemical engineering researchers identify biofilms that cause infections

... is inhibited. His findings are covered in a series of five published articles, two of which appear in The International Society for Microbial ecology Journal a member of Nature Publishing Group's stable of scientific publications. In addition, his progress is detailed in The Public Library of ...

UC Irvine to lead statewide program on green materials research

... Materials Program, which will foster research and graduate-level training at UC campuses. Oladele Ogunseitan, professor of public health and social ecology at UCI and international expert on environmental health sciences, will serve as inaugural director. "There is a great need to develop new, ...

Expanded food and nutrition program shows $10 benefit for each $1 spent

... funding." The study was supported by a USDA Research Development Grant from the Joint Center for Poverty Research (2000), the College of Human ecology at Cornell University, and Cornell Cooperative Extension. ...

Cleaner Air May Threaten Amazon Rainforest

... as the north Atlantic warms, resulting in a sharp increase in the risk of Amazonian drought," study co-author Chris Huntingford, of the Centre for ecology and Hydrology at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, said in a prepared statement. "These findings are another reminder of the complex ...

Study questions 'cost of complexity' in evolution

... kneecap and genitalia, we wondered how often random mutation would affect many traits said lead author Gunter Wagner , professor and chair of ecology and evolutionary biology at Yale. The phenomenon wherein mutation in a single gene can have effects on multiple traits is known as pleiotropy . ...

Prize or patent? Innovative ideas for funding medical drug development and access

... not limited only to those who can afford the high prices charged by patent holders. Speakers will include: Jamie Love, Director, Knowledge ecology International (KEI) Kalipso Chalkidou, Associate Director of Research and Development, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence ...
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