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W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

...s. "The CGS represents a community of faculty and students with expertise in the biological, computational and physical sciences," Gordon says. "We are dedicated to integrating concepts and technologies from a variety of disciplines so that we can analyze the massive amounts of information encoded in genomes...

Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...ng him on the July voyage were two UMaine graduate students -- Eric Roy and Lisa Pickell -- and postdoctoral researcher Jennifer Boehme. UMaine scientist Mary Jane Perry collaborates on the project but was unable to join the trip. Also participating were professors Charles Trick of the University of Western ...

Termites feed through good vibrations

...oid competition. With Professor Joseph Lai and his students from the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Dr Evans investigated how the blind insects measured pieces of wood. They recorded the vibrations of worker drywood termites as they fed on large and small wood blocks. ...

Plants, animals share molecular growth mechanisms

...El-Din El-Essal, research assistants; postdoctoral students Jie Le, Chunhua Zhang and Gregore Koliantz; Eileen Malley, laboratory manager, all of the Department of Agronomy; and Shanjin Huang, postdoctoral student, and Christopher Staiger, professor, both of the Department of Biological Sciences. Staiger and ...

Scientists seek answers on what activates deadly anthrax spores

...n Mallett, Ph.D., Derek Parsonage, Ph.D., graduate students Carleitta Paige, Jamie Wallen, and Tim Colussi, and senior research assistants Bill Boles, M.S., and Sumana Choudhury, M.S. Paige earlier received a $161,000 graduate fellowship from the Department of Homeland Security to support her research. ...

Solution to Pollution: New Bacteria Eats Toxic Waste

...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 interest in this project is high because of its human-interest orientation. In Orson Wells?classic tale “War of the Worlds,?...

First 'atlas' of key brain genes could speed research on cancer, neurological diseases

... on thestubborn problem of cancer pain: He and his students are screening theatlas for transcription factors that regulate development of theneurons that generate the severe pain that is a common symptom ofmetastatic tumors.The research was funded by the Charles Dana Foundation, the NationalInstitutes of Heal...

Probing The Promise And Perils Of Nanoparticles

...al downsides might be." Banaszak Holl and graduate students Pascale Leroueil and Seungpyo Hong will discuss their research at the 229th national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego March 13-17. In collaboration with other researchers at U-M's Center for Biologic Nanotechnology, Banaszak Hol...

Same mutation aided evolution in many fish species, Stanford study finds

...ers who participated in the study include graduate students Pamela Colosimo, PhD, first author on the study, and Kim Hosemann; technician Sarita Balabhadra; undergraduate Guadalupe Villarreal Jr.; technical managers at the Stanford Human Genome Center Mark Dickson, Jane Grimwood and Jeremy Schmutz; and Richar...

Papers of DNA Pioneer and Nobel Laureate Francis Crick Added to National Library of Medicine’s Profiles in Science Web Site

...le, an early photo of Watson and Crick as research students at the Cavendish Laboratory, drafts of articles on the structure of DNA, and Crick’s unpublished note predicting the existence of transfer ribonucleic acid. Profiles in Science was launched September 1998 by the National Library of Medicine. The Lib...

Wiley announces publication of Databasing the Brain

...atabasing the Brain" is an invaluable resource for students entering this interdisciplinary area, as well as for researchers wanting to cross-train between neuroscience and informatics. About the Authors: Stephen H. Koslow, Ph.D., is the Director of External Relations at the Seattle-based Allen Institute fo...

Probing the promise and perils of nanoparticles

...al downsides might be." Banaszak Holl and graduate students Pascale Leroueil and Seungpyo Hong will discuss their research at the 229th national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego March 13-17. In collaboration with other researchers at U-M's Center for Biologic Nanotechnology, Banaszak Hol...

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish at UH hold keys to biological clocks

...ng these lines. With a team now built, UH graduate students who assisted with this project are now trained to work with Cahill to implement the next steps of this research. Prior to coming to UH in 1994, Cahill was a research assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell biology at the University...

Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny

...cation and removal. A new study, done by chemistry students at Northern Arizona University, looked at the chemical composition of a variety of tattoo inks to better understand their potential health risks. The findings, presented today at the 229th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world...

Medical molecules designed to respond to visible light that can penetrate tissue

...n. Co-authors are Brewer; undergraduate chemistry students Matthew Jeletic of Centreville, Va. and Jerita Dub...tion Center Room 4. Co-authors are chemistry Ph.D. students Mark Elvington of Blacksburg, Va. and Ran Miao of Zhangzhou City, China, Mongelli, Dubash, Jeletic, ...

Defenseless plants arm themselves with metals

...the University of Colorado, Fort Collins. Graduate students Daniel Garcia and Amber Hopf and postdoctoral scientist Donggium Kim at Purdue's Center for Plant Environmental Stress Physiology also participated in this research. The National Science Foundation and the Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology...

Duke engineers develop new 3-D cardiac imaging probe

...create this probe," said Smith. "Not many graduate students could have done what Chris Pua has done." "Maintaining the size of normal TE probes was a main factor in the design since 3-D imaging inherently requires significantly more sensors than 2-D imaging," said Pua. "The original casing held enough cablin...

Researchers discover underwater volcano

...rn about immediate danger," said Staudigel. Three students from High Tech High in San Diego were aboard one o...esearchers in collecting and analyzing data. These students also created and maintained an in-depth web site related to the cruise where they posted reports, ma...

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

...las, Selwyn Hurwitz and Anatoliy Bushnev; graduate students Holly Symolon and Sarah Pruett of Emory and Jeremy Allegood of Georgia Tech; post-doctoral fellow Steve Moody; and Georgia Tech research technicians Carrie Pack, Samuel Kelly and Elaine Wang. Additional collaborators at Wayne State University are Pro...

Marine sponge yields nanoscale secrets

...ellow, David Kisailus (first author), and graduate students Mark Najarian and James C. Weaver. The simple sponge fits into the palm of your hand, and proliferates in the ocean next to the UCSB campus, said Morse. "When you remove the tissue you're left with a handful of fiberglass needles as fine as spun gla...

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