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St. Jude study solves mystery of mammalian ears

...ter hair cells sport tufts of hair-like cilia that project into the fluid. The presence of outer hair cells makes mammalian hearing more than 100 times better than it would be if the cells were absent. As sound waves race into the inner ear at hundreds of miles per hour, their energy—although dissipated by ...

Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

... HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology, (CHAVI) a seven-year project funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, in 2005, led by Duke's Barton Haynes, M.D. It took the international genetics team, called EuroCHAVI, pooling their cohorts of carefully ...

Cellular message movement captured on video

...oscope, Chien and the paper’s co-author, associate project scientist Ying-Li Hu, filmed red-fluorescence-tagged paxillin molecules traveling from cells’ outer membrane along green-fluorescence-labeled traces of cytoskeleton. Even without video evidence, scientists have confirmed over the past 10 years that h...

Releasing fish for the future

...s. Key recommendations from an initial two-year project are that fishers should Cut the line on fish that swallow hooks Remove hooks caught in the fish’s mouth Minimise air exposure Use landing nets without knotted mesh Maintain water quality in on-boat holding tanks, and Use the right...

Pesticides choke pathway for nature to produce nitrogen for crops

...symbiosis and nitrogen fixation." Fox began the project as a doctoral student with John A. McLachlan, director of the Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane University. She is working at the University of Oregon as a National Institutes of Health and National Research Service Award postdoctoral fe...

New study finds genetically engineered crops could play a role in sustainable agriculture

...e a greater understanding of a complex issue. The project is enhanced by the creation of a public database, Nontarget Effects of Bt Crops, developed by NCEAS ecoinformatics expert, Jim Regetz, that will allow other scientists to conduct congruent analyses.” ...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...y resources engineering and a researcher on a GCEP project on carbon sequestration in coal. But studies ha...k, professor of geophysics and a researcher on the project on storage in coal. The project, which is funded by GCEP and GEOSEQ-a partnership involving the D...

Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

...site has been selected. “Drew Pierce did this project last summer,” Schneider explained. “We constructed a special observation stand where we could actually see how workers were interacting with queens inside a swarm cluster, where they are hanging in a tree. That was really interesting, because nobod...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...ers that rival those of the Serengeti. The survey project was conducted by J. Michael Fay, a conservationist...vernment of Southern Sudan (GoSS). Funding for the project also came from USAID under the USAID/U.S. Department of Agriculture Sudan Agreement and the U.S. Fis...

MU researchers to study the status of black bears in Missouri

...rs. “I am really excited to be working on this project because it will be a fantastic learning experience for me. MU really encourages undergraduate participation in research, and I have been fortunate to receive support from the College of Arts and Science, as well as the Life Sciences Undergraduate Res...

New findings challenge established views on human genome

...ctional elements throughout the genome. The ENCODE project represents the first systematic effort to determine where all types of functional elements are located and how they are organized. In the pilot phase, ENCODE researchers devised and tested high-throughput approaches for identifying functional ele...

454 sequencing identifies HIV drug resistance at early stage

... arose in response to treatment. This research project examined samples from 258 subjects of the FIRST study, a large multi-center study conducted in the US comparing three different approaches to antiretroviral therapy. The FIRST study, which lasted 5 years, evaluated the long-term clinical and virologi...

Potent possibilities for parasite attack

...ined Professor Deborah Smith, collaborator on this project at the University of York. "Perhaps only a few par...ogens," said Jeremy Mottram, a collaborator on the project who is a Professor in the Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology at the University of Glasgow. ...

UCF nanoparticle offers promise for treating glaucoma

...or the compound after supervising a student summer project at UCF. Duke University undergraduate Serge Reshet... of a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project funded by the National Science Foundation. Reshetnikov started looking into the possibilities of us...

Reconstructing the biology of extinct species: A new approach

...ove in diverse ways in varied environments. The project is the first large-scale study to document the rel...ual image stable. The basic hypothesis of the project was that the organ of balance -- which helps stabilize an animal's gaze and coordinate its movements...

Human genetic 'deserts' are teeming with significant life

...national collaborators working together on a pilot project to use as a ‘reference set’ by the ENCODE consortium, launched in 2003 by the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the US National Institutes of Health, with the aim of identifying all functional elements in the human genome sequence. Th...

The mouflons of the Kerguelen archipelago

...iduals. The history of a fascinating research project Denis Réale discovered this mouflon population while doing his French civilian service in 1991. For 16 months, he participated in an ecological research program under the supervision of Jean-Louis Chapuis of the Muséum national d'histoire naturell...

Helping chlorine-eating bacteria clean up toxic waste

...models of the inner workings of the bacterium. The project is funded by a three-year, $381,000 grant from the Department of Defense, which has some 6,000 toxic-dump sites of its own to clean up. Richardson explained that in the field "the bacteria sometimes start and then stop. We might improve conditions...

Want to save polar bears? Follow the ice

...tically shrink as a result of global warming. In a project named "Warm Waters for Cool Bears," WCS will use b...save the species will be most effective. The new project will be funded by a $100,000 grant from the Wendy P. McCaw Foundation and will enable landscape ecol...

How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages

... The complexity of the brain -- in which nerves project in all directions and connect with one another to form multiple, looping networks -- makes studying how deep brain stimulation works a challenge, Grill said. Grill's team created a mathematical model of a normally functioning brain cell. The resea...

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