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A gene's first 'kiss' sets off that affair known as puberty

...r. Plant and now with the department of biological sciences at Quaidi-i-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan; Claudio Mastronardi, Ph.D., and Sergio R. Ojeda, D.V.M., both from the division of neuroscience at the Oregon National Primate Research Center; and Stephanie B. Seminara, M.D., and William F. Crowle...

New, automated tool successfully classifies and relates proteins in unprecedented way

...terBerget, both associate professors of biological sciences at CarnegieMellon. The computational analyses were carried out together with XiangChen, a graduate student in the Merck Computational Biology andChemistry program.Chen and Murphy found that the new tool outperformed existing methodsof identifying ove...

Inexpensive, mass-produced genes core of synthetic biology advances at UH

...eklyscientific journal for biological and physical sciences research. “Synthetic genes are like a box ofLego building blocks,?Gao said. “Their organization is very complex,even in simple organisms. By making programmed synthesis of geneseconomical, we can provide more efficient tools to aid the efforts ofres...

Solution to Pollution: New Bacteria Eats Toxic Waste

...ch involves many levels of cooperation between the sciences and engineering fields but also extends to social scientists and economists. Utah State undergraduates and graduate students from the Colleges of Engineering and Science are also participating in the project. The researchers said student and faculty ...

Study: Soap And Water Work Best In Ridding Hands Of Disease Viruses

...th; Dr. Mark D. Sobsey, professor of environmental sciences and engineering in public health; and medical technologist Maria F. Gergen-Teague. Dr. Gregory P. Samsa, a Duke University biostatistician, helped analyze the data. "These findings are important because health-care associated infections rank in the ...

Open microfluidic and nanofluidic systems

...the way in which research is performed in the life sciences since they offer the ability to work with much smaller reagent volumes, much shorter reaction times, and the possibility of massive parallel processing. In general, this should lead to increased throughput and, thus, to reduced cost of (bio)chemical ...

Scientists discover unique microbe in California's largest lake

... Hurlbert. Now an assistant professor ofbiological sciences at The University of Montana, he was working withWood as a graduate research associate when he first noticed theorganism's unusual lime-green color."I knew right away there was something unusual about itsphotochemistry," Miller recalls."We purified t...

MSI releases 'moleculizer' - a new approach to simulation of intracellular biochemical networks

...logical, biomedical,agricultural and environmental sciences as well as covers thecommercial, political, ethical, legal, and societal aspects of thisresearch."...

The BIOS Initiative - open source biotechnology is born

...ged its intent to expand its scope beyond the life sciences to include all patents in many countries, to create comprehensive search capabilities and to assist with opportunities for patent system reform. CAMBIA has also just added the INPADOC patent status database to its free online service, now allowing an...

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

...aid Eric Ahrens, assistant professor of biological sciences in the Mellon College of Science at Carnegie Mellon. "Now, with our approach, we have put this job into the hands of the molecular biologist. Using off-the-shelf molecular biology tools we can now enable living cells to change their MRI contrast via ...

Measuring the impact of post-genomics on Mediterranean populations

...opean Commission, highlighted the role of the life sciences in improving health in countries bordering the Med... to capitalise on post-genomic research. The life sciences ?in particular following the mapping of the human genome ?offer vast opportunities to improve scient...

Scientists find fossil proof of Egypt's ancient climate

...versity assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, and her doctoral student Johanna M. Kieniewicz, are using stable isotope and minor element analyses of the freshwater gastropod Melanoides tuberculata and carbonate silts from a small lake (now dry) in the Kharga Oasis of west...

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

...lch, a co-director of the division of radiological sciences at Washington University's renowned Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and head of the institute's radiochemistry laboratory, explained that studies on the same living animal can be extended over a period of time, allowing researchers to follow the ...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

...d Dr. Gerald S. Levey, vice chancellor for medical sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine. "... strong collaborations between faculty in the life sciences and the health sciences," said Patricia O'Brien, executive dean of the UCLA College. "As biomedicine...

BioMed Central welcomes the new National Institutes of Health public access policy

...tral urges all researchers in the life and medical sciences to fulfil the NIH request and to submit their future manuscripts to one of the 130 Open Access journals published by BioMed Central. ...

Affymetrix Licenses Microfluidics Technology From Caliper Life Sciences

...' customers." "We are pleased that a leading life sciences company like Affymetrix recognizes the vast potential of LabChip technologies," said Kevin Hrusovsky, President and CEO at Caliper. "Affymetrix is moving beyond basic research applications and is pioneering areas such as pharmacogenomics and personal...

Study reveals new technique for fingerprinting environmental samples

...sequencing to accelerate advances in environmental sciences akin to the contributions DNA sequencing has made to biomedical sciences. "These DNA sequence fingerprints can be used to provide highly accurate assessments of the vitality of extremely diverse environments," said Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Director of...

Researchers find promising cancer-fighting power of synthetic cell-signaling molecule

...peutic drugs using funds from EmTech Bio -- a life sciences technology business incubator operated by Georgia Tech and Emory. This research is coordinated with Slainte Bioceuticals, a start-up biotechnology company in metro Atlanta that is helping to bring this potential drug to market. "Even if Enigmols are...

To sea or not to sea: When it comes to salmon sex, size sometimes doesn't matter

...ity of Washington professor of aquatic and fishery sciences and author of a recently released book, "The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout." Just picture that tiny male under the belly of a 20-pound adult female that's returned to spawn, Quinn says. He's almost as likely to be a "winner" as th...

Confocal imaging promises early detection of skin cancer

... 50 years, but only recently been used in the life sciences area. Because it calls on lasers and high-end imaging, confocal technology is expensive. One project goal was to reduce the manufacture costs ?by stripping away everything not needed for skin diagnosis, redesigning optical components and producing a...

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