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Urban water ecology at the ESA annual meeting

...hat cities can reap benefits from making greenroofs a part of their building requirements, as cities like Toronto and Berlin have recently done. Using gis satellite imagery, she estimated the number and area of buildings that could hold greenroofs within one watershed in the Baltimore area. If all these ...

Rapid approach to identify influenza A virus mutations and drug resistance developed

...tecting a wide range of pathogens," said Dr. Wong, gis Chief Scientific Officer for Biomarker Development...vent or combat a pandemic," said Edison Liu, M.D., gis Executive Director. This is especially importan...aid Gerd Maass, Ph.D., CEO of Roche NimbleGen. gis scientists used NimbleGen arrays in a similar way ...

Conservationists seek to identify prime stopover sites for migrating birds

...developing the model at the request of the Nature Conservancy and Audubon Society. Karl Korfmacher, director of environmental science at RIT, provided gis expertise, and David Mathiason, director of the RIT honors program and a statistician, designed the model. Both were pivotal to the study, says Waud. ...

Compromised skin barrier function plays a role in psorasis development

...sity, China, have identified genes that play an important role in the development of psoriasis, a common chronic skin disease. The research, led by gis Human Genetics Group Leader and Associate Prof. Liu Jianjun, will be published online on 25 Jan. 2009 in the journal Nature Genetics . Studying ge...

'Junk' DNA proves functional

...tion. Using the latest sequencing technologies, gis researchers showed that many transcription factors... distinguish humans from all other species. The gis study also highlighted the functional importance o...lain our findings," said Guillaume Bourque, Ph.D., gis Senior Group Leader and lead author of the Genome ...

Gene with probable role in human susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis identified

...me TLR8 has been implicated in bacteria infections," said Dr. Sonia Davila, gis Research Scientist and first author of the article. "Our analysis of t...e our understanding of the disease process of pulmonary tuberculosis." gis Senior Group Leader and Associate Director of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Mart...

Entomological Society of America names 2008 award winners

...ogy of two mosquito species, Aedes triseriatus and Aedes albopictus, in La Crosse virus transmission foci in Virginia. He also used remote sensing and gis to relate abundance of these two mosquito species to land cover. After completing his M.S. research, Chris moved to Bakersfield, California, where he ...

Southern Sierra Science Symposium planned for Visalia

...research biologist with NPS as well as USGS, studying species-habitat relationships and exploring the use of extensive field inventories combined with gis for improved environmental analyses. In more recent years, his efforts have been concentrated on better informing park and reserve conservation and ma...

Wealth of genomic hotspots discovered in embryonic stem cells

...earch. "Using cutting edge sequencing technology, scientists from the gis and NUS have identified hotspots in embryonic stem cells," said Prof. Lee E...these intriguing cells." "In this new paper in Cell , the team at the gis continues their remarkable progress in defining the precise DNA sequences ...

Novel therapeutic strategy for colon cancer treatment

... the effective inhibition of Wnt/β-catenin massive death of colon cancer cells. Their discovery was published in Cancer Cell on June 9, 2008. gis Group Leader, Yu Qiang, Ph.D., said, "This work identifies a significant new regulator of the Wnt/β-catenin avenue for future colorectal cancer ...

San Diego Harbor Police Deploy BIO-key(R) Automated Vehicle Location System

...op and its AVL capability has been critical to our gis deployment," said Thomas Lockwood, a member of the...Department. "We are using MobileCop to provide our gis system with patrol vehicle locations, encrypt mobile communications and deliver our gis application to vehicles out in the field." "Usin...

Entomological Society announces 2007 award winners

...ential non-target impacts of Rhinocyllus conicus and Trichosirocalus horridus on native Cirsium thistles under Jerome Grant. Additionally, he is using gis to predict suitable habitats for native and introduced thistles to identify where native non-target feeding may occur. Greg has authored or co-authore...

Choices and Challenges forum to address nuclear power issue

... internationally known as an expert on renewable energy, basing his work on a clear understanding of Earths living system; Timothy Foresman, the gis manager for Clark County, Nev., during the late 1980s when the Department of Energy was working on the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository site plans in...

Human embryonic stem cells remain embryonic because of epigenetic factors

...human embryonic stem cells, said Ng Huck Hui, Ph.D., senior group leader at gis and a member of the Singapore team that conducted this research. Such fi...ly lead to the development of new therapies and clinical treatments. His gis colleague, Wei Chia-Lin, Ph.D., who headed the Singapore research team, sa...

DNA replication behavior in complex organisms may foreshadow leaps in genomic discoveries

...the S-phase progressed. In a paper published in PLoS ONE in August 2007, gis scientists described how they were able to determine the replication timing...eginning of the S-phase, and increased at the later stage of this phase. gis Group Leader and the corresponding author of the publication, Dr Liu Jianhu...

First confirmed common genetic risk factors for breast cancer

...005 to provide large sample sizes for examining genetic associations. In addition to GIS, participants include the Karolinska Institute with which the gis has several other collaborations, and scientific institutions in other countries of Europe, as well as the U.S., and Australia. ...

Want to save polar bears? Follow the ice

...ganizations to provide input on the initial direction of the project. Following steps will include synthesizing available and subsequent data into the gis platform, which can then be used to generate the trends and recommended conservation actions. Findings will be presented in a peer-reviewed journal, f...

FDA approves child-friendly AIDS medicine

...eveloping with several academic partners. The gis will contain layers of data, including the locatio...informed decisions about risk of disease. "This gis has the capability of being a powerful tool to ful...HS in the development of the various phases of the gis include Duke University, University of California ...

NIEHS launches website with information for assessing environmental hazards from Hurricane Katrina

...eveloping with several academic partners. The gis will contain layers of data, including the locatio...informed decisions about risk of disease. "This gis has the capability of being a powerful tool to ful...HS in the development of the various phases of the gis include Duke University, University of California ...
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