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Researchers achieve major breakthrough with water desalination system

...ter agencies and industries across the United States, as well as with the international community, and collaborates with research institutions such as ben Gurion University in Israel, Victoria University in Australia and Tarragona University in Spain. According to Stephen Gray, director of the Inst...

Amarna Therapeutics B.V. and TNO announce SVac research and development partnership

... partly supported by a co-financing initiative aimed at developing innovative technologies. “We are very pleased to work with TNO”, said ben van Leent, CEO of Amarna Therapeutics. “We have developed a revolutionary novel viral gene delivery vector platform technology SVac for producin...

Scientists map West coast areas most affected by humans

... shipping top the list of threats to the ocean off the West Coast of the United States. "Every single spot of the ocean along the West Coast," said ben Halpern, a marine ecologist at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, "is a...

Preclinical work shows how one gene causes severe mental retardation

...learning only a 2-3 words over their lifetime. "When we have experiences, connections between brain cells are modified so that we can learn," said ben Philpot, Ph.D., a University of North Carolina professor in Cell and Molecular Physiology and co-senior author of the study. "By strengthening and wea...

Neuroscientists discover long-term potentiation in the olfactory bulb

... CLEVELAND May 3, 2009 ben W. Strowbridge, Ph.D, associate professor of Neuroscience and Physiology/Biophysics, and Yuan Gao, a Ph.D. student in the neurosciences program at Cas...

University of Texas at Austin engineer elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

...uous glucose monitor for diabetes management known as FreeStyle Navigator of TheraSense, a company founded by Heller's son, Ephraim. With Ephraim, ben Feldman, and others of TheraSense, Heller also developed a technology of coulometrically testing glucose levels using blood samples so small that they...

New high-throughput screening technique makes probing puzzling proteins possible

...ble for only about a third of the proteome. "The remaining two thirds or so of these proteins are to a large extent totally uncharacterized," says ben Cravatt, chair of the Department of Chemical Physiology at Scripps Research and corresponding author of the new study, "and that presents major challe...

K-State researchers help Epitopix license the United States' first E. coli O157 vaccine for cattle

...hird-year veterinary medicine student, St. John; Ashley Thornton, a December 2007 master's degree graduate in biomedical science, St. Joseph, Mo.; and ben Wileman, a doctoral student in pathobiology, Belle Fourche, S.D. Thomson said the next step for the K-State researchers is to conduct post-approval...

Georgia goes bananas

...namental and nursery production and to observe the bananas' fruit production. Gerard Krewer, Esendugue Greg Fonash, Mark Rieger, David Linvill, and ben Mullinax of the University of Georgia, and Richard Wallace of Armstrong Atlantic University, undertook the multi-year research project with the object...

Case Western Reserve researchers develop 'wireless' activation of brain circuits

...between chemists and neuroscientists that led to the discovery of a remarkable new way to use light to activate brain circuits with nanoparticles. ben Strowbridge, an associate professor in the neurosciences department in the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and Clemens Burda, an associate pro...

Rett Syndrome Research Trust advisor makes significant discovery

... evidence that glial cells are critically important contributors to neurological diseases and therefore attractive targets for drug development," said ben Barres, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University and a glial cell expert. Recent studies from multiple groups,...

Texas researchers provide emissions data for livestock industry

...e, it was determined the reporting was required under the 1986 act and operations falling within the guidelines must report emissions by Jan. 20, said ben Weinheimer, Texas Cattle Feeders Association vice president. The rule applies to operations that can emit 100 pounds or more of ammonia or hydrogen...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 17, 2008

...tential recipients. Their study is scheduled for the current issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a weekly publication. Robert N. ben and colleagues note that the growth of ice crystals is a major cause of damage to cells, tissues and organs during cryopreservation, which leaves them...

UAF researchers to present at AGU press briefing

...nks: Donald "Skip" Walker, Uma Bhatt, Vladimir Romanovsky, Martha Raynolds, Gary Kofinas, Patrick Kuss. University of Virginia: Howie Epstein, Qin Yu, ben Cook, Domingo Alcaraz; NASA Goddard: Joey Comiso; Earth Cryosphere Institute, Moscow, Russia: Marina Liebman, Nataliya Moskalenko, Pavel Orekov, Georg...

Researchers shed new light on catalyzed reactions

... structure and makeup of molecules sitting on the palladium-covered gold nanoshell surface. Scuseria, Rice's Welch Professor of Chemistry, and postdoc ben Janesko provided sophisticated theoretical calculations that helped match the vibrations with the type of chemical bonds. "We think we parsed it ou...

Greenhouse gas auction revenues can help cut Md. electric use significantly, says study

...vided data for the other researchers. JHU-OUTEC: "Johns Hopkins University-Oligopoly Under Transmission and Emissions Constraints" was developed by ben Hobbs and Yihsu Chen. It is a regional market equilibrium model for the mid-Atlantic power generation market. It is designed to account for the possib...

Annual C4ISR Integrated Conference and Big 25 Awards Banquet

... Editor, C4ISR Journal, Training and Simulation Journal, and Armed Forces Journal, Defense News Media Group, Army Times Publishing Company -- ben Iannotta, Editor C4ISR Journal, Defense News Media Group, Army Times Publishing Company -- Vago Muradian, Editor, Defense News, and host of "This...

Petascale climate modeling heats up at University of Miami

...ove weather and climate predictions, as well as climate change projections. With this boost in computing capabilities, the research team led by Dr. ben Kirtman, professor of meteorology and physical oceanography at the University of Miami, has developed a novel weather and climate modeling strategy, o...

Racing cane toads reveals they get cold feet on Southern Australia invasion

...ed, the toad's ability to move depends on its body temperature which fluctuates with its environment. Dr Kearney and his colleagues, including Dr. ben Phillips from the University of Sydney and Dr. Chris Tracy from Charles Darwin University, set up a 2m sprint event for toads at a range of different ...

W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2008 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in Medical Research

...ng, Rice University Hengbin Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham ben Stanger, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania ...

'Early bird' project really gets the worm

...logy textbooks and birdwatchers' field guides will have to be revised. LSU participants in the study include: Fred Sheldon, director of the LSU MNS; ben Marks, recent graduate of LSU's biological sciences doctoral program; and Chris Witt, former LSU graduate student and current assistant professor in t...

Genomics of large marine animals showcased in the biological bulletin

...R. Girguis Does the high gene density in the sponge NK homeobox gene cluster reflect limited regulatory capacity? by Bryony Fahey, Clair Larroux, ben Woodcroft and Bernard M. Degnan Insights from a sea lamprey into the evolution of neural crest gene regulatory network, by Tatjana Spengler Sauka ...

New grants will support research in the sustainable built environment

...ne Principal investigator: Martin Fischer (Civil and Environmental Engineering) Research team: Stephen Monismith, Oliver Fringer, Jack Baker and ben Schwegler (Civil and Environmental Engineering); Meg Caldwell (Law School) Green Adhesives for Clean Air Buildings Principal investigator: Curti...

Did the gene for ADHD help our nomadic ancestors?

...ccording to new research by a team directed by an anthropologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). A study by UWM assistant professor ben Campbell and colleagues from Northwestern University, Boston University and UNLV shows that a particular version of the gene DRD4, appears to have com...

Dinosaur diggers bring mobile lab, new techniques to Eastern Montana

...Schweitzer and Horner recently discussed the laboratory while it was parked near the Museum of the Rockies for renovations. Helping with the work were ben Novak, one of Horner's graduate students, and Liz Johnson and Tim Cleland, both Schweitzer's students. Almost half of the semi-truck contains a cle...

Energy Crossroads conference April 30 and May 1 at Stanford University

...ney (no relation to Vice President Dick Cheney), vice president of exploration and production for Shell Americas oil company, and Prince Moulay Hicham ben Abdallah of Morocco, managing director of Al Tayyar Energy. The conference will include a Clean Energy Expo, which will showcase sustainable energy...

Rice and UT-Houston join DOD push for regenerative medicine

...Surgery residency training program, holds surgical appointments at Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, ben Taub General Hospital and The Methodist Hospital. He said AFIRM's bench-to-bedside research efforts in Houston will help ensure that the technology de...

Plant gene clusters for natural products

... these intermediates accumulate in parts of the plant where the thalianol pathway is usually not present then they cause severe stunting of growth. Dr ben Field, who contributed to the research, said "This suggests that gene clusters, as well as keeping beneficial combinations of genes together, may prev...

Open-access tropical conservation journal launches

...N. Parthasarathy of Pondicherry University, India; Dr. Robert Sussman of Washington University, USA; Sarah Boyle of Arizona State University, USA; Dr. ben Collen of the Institute of Zoology at the Zoological Society of London; and Dr. Salvador Mandujano of the Instituto de Ecologia, A. C., Mexico. The ex...

NOAA science story tips -- AAAS 2008 edition

... a seat on the aircraft. Fish Kill Study Will Advance HAB Prediction ben Sherman, NOAA National Ocean Service, 301-713-3066 ext. 178 Water sample...itats. NOAA Analyzes Impacts of Marine Anti-foulants in Estuaries ben Sherman, NOAA National Ocean Service, 301-713-3066, ext. 178 NOAA toxici...

Texas Hospital nation's first to use large-scale 'cocoon strategy' against whooping cough

...ns Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research will administer whooping cough booster vaccines, called Tdap, to approximately 5,800 families at Houstons ben Taub General Hospital (BTGH), administering over 17,000 shots in the first year. According to Dr. Healy, the cocoon strategy involves first educati...

Oceans Past: A Guide to Oceans Future

...00 spongers, but in 1938, the local newspaper reported that only 40 men in Monroe County called themselves spongers, with only five working regularly: ben Felton, Nelson Spencer, William Spencer, James Thompson and John Spencer. The Key grounds had been considered exhausted at the turn of the century, an...

Five young Hebrew University scientists win first competitive EU grants

...rage age of the successful grant winners is 35, and 26% are women. The five Hebrew University winners and their research projects are: Dr. Sigal ben Yehuda of the Faculty of Medicine -- investigation of the nature of dormant bacterial spores. Dr. Tsachik Gelander of the Einstein Institute of Ma...

How molecular muscles help cells divide

... aspect of this work was that we used computer simulations at every step to test what is feasible physically and to guide our experiments, said author ben OShaughnessy, professor of chemical engineering at Columbia. The simulations show that cells use reaction rates that are nearly ideal to make this mec...

MU study finds that sitting may increase risk of disease

...hat they already are doing. One misrepresentation is that people tend to say 'I sit all the time, so your studies suggest that I can't even work,' but ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson showed us that you can be very productive and still do great work in an office with a 'standing' desk." ...

Expecting an afternoon nap can reduce blood pressure

... online edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology, published by The American Physiological Society. The study was conducted by Mohammad Zaregarizi, ben Edwards, Keith George, Yvonne Harrison, Helen Jones and Greg Atkinson, of the Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, U.K. The Afternoon Na...

UT researcher sheds new light on hybrid animals

...ive you a sense of the difference between these two species, they are about as closely related as humans and chimpanzees," said UT assistant professor ben Fitzpatrick, a faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Mating between two different species creates a hybrid offsprin...

UT researcher sheds new light on hybrid animals

...ive you a sense of the difference between these two species, they are about as closely related as humans and chimpanzees," said UT assistant professor ben Fitzpatrick, a faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Mating between two different species creates a hybrid offsprin...

Scripps Research study reveals new activation mechanism for pain sensing channel

...e modification as a warning against cell damage, the study concluded. "Our findings, which are the result of a successful collaboration with the ben Cravatt and Peter Schultz labs at Scripps Research, show that modification of reactive cysteines within TRPA1 can cause channel activation," Macpherso...

A buffet for early human relatives

... enamel, we found that they ate lots of different things, and what they ate changed during the year," says University of Utah geology doctoral student ben Passey, a coauthor of the study in the Friday, Nov. 10 issue of the journal Science. "We wanted to know if they had variability in their diets o...
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