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Academy Library accepted to prestigious Biodiversity Heritage Library

PHILADELPHIAThe Academy of Natural Sciences announced today that its Ewell Sale Stewart Library has been accepted as a member of the prestigious Biodiversity Heritage Library. The BHL is a group of 12 natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries and research institutions worldwide dedic...

American Library Association names NJIT prof’s Whale Music book a top ten

Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound (Basic Books, 2008) by NJIT humanities professor, author and clarinetist David Rothenberg, has been named one of the ten best science and technology books for 2008 by Booklist on Line, a publication of the American Library Association. http:/...

FISH-BOL: NOAA researchers help build a global reference library of DNA barcodes

Most of us are familiar with bar codes, those small black stripes with numbers below, known as the Universal Product Code or UPC label, that appear on commercial products. We scan them at the grocery store or to check a price, or have to cut them out and send them in for a rebate. Now imagine s...

BioMed Central launches Biology Image Library

LONDON, October 18, 2007 - BioMed Central today announced the launch of Biology Image Library, an online resource that provides access to over 11,000 carefully selected biology-related images. This is the latest service from BioMed Central, part of the Science Navigation Group of companies which ...

Public Library of Science to launch new, open access journal on neglected tropical diseases

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) announced today the creation of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, the first open access journal devoted to the world's most neglected diseases. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases ( www.plosntds.org ) will focus on the overlooked diseases that strike millions of...

PLoS ONE is launched by the Public Library of Science

Until now, online scientific journals have been little more than electronic versions of the printed copy. Today, that all changes with the launch of PLoS ONE, which publishes primary research from all areas of science and employs both pre- and post-publication peer review to maximize the impact of ...

Bacteria could make new library of cancer drugs that are too complex to create artificially

Researchers at the University of Warwick are examining a way of using bacteria to manufacture a new suite of potential anti-cancer drugs that are difficult to create synthetically on a lab bench. The bacterium Streptomyces coelicolor naturally produce antibiotics called prodiginines. This gr...

Free access to a digital library for developing countries

As of 2006 more than 130 environmental journals from the scientific publisher Springer will be part of the initiative Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), a digital library for developing countries. Public and non-profit institutions in underdeveloped nations in Africa, Asia, Latin ...

Unique library of plant genes germinates, takes root at UNC

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's newest "library" is not the kind that will entice an average book lover, but it eventually will please thousands of plant scientists around the world. Through such researchers' work, it will undoubtedly contribute to improving crops that humans arou...

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

The National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health, is proud to present an extensive selection from the papers of one of the twentieth century’s greatest scientists, Francis Crick, on its Profiles in Science Web site. Don't miss Crick's sketch of the DNA double helix...

Antibody targeting of glioblastoma shows promise in preclinical tests, say Lombardi researchers

...can invade other parts of the brain very quickly." In this latest research, Wellstein and his colleagues searched public databases, at the National library of Medicine, to see if other studies that collected and analyzed glioblastoma and other brain tumor tissues also recorded expression of PTN and ALK, a...

UCSF researchers identify new drug target for Kaposi's sarcoma

...mputational design to identify and create a potential drug to target that protease interface. Using high-throughput screening, the team screened a library of 182 compounds that it had specifically and rationally designed to mimic the protease interface. The work identified six molecules that inhibited th...

SRI announces selection by the National Cancer Institute as a Chemical Biology Consortium center

... from active compounds within the target family and from the structure of the target protein that can be applied to the evaluation of compounds from a library as well as compounds not yet synthesized. BioComputing Group, Inc. (www.BioPredict.com) has a significant track record of success in applying its too...

Down Under dinosaur burrow discovery provides climate change clues

... that he says aids him in finding signs of prehistoric life. "It's important to do as much field work as possible, because it gives your mind a better library of search images," he says. ...

Spontaneous assembly

...y Lab's Physical Biosciences Division and UC Berkeley's Physics Department. He is the principal author of a paper now available on-line in the Public library of Science entitled: "Self-Organization of the Escherichia coli Chemotaxis Network Imaged with Super-Resolution Light Microscopy." Co-authoring the p...

Springer launches SpringerImages

...ntific images, tables, charts and graphs, spanning all scientific subject areas. The new database will be officially launched at this week's American library Association Annual Conference in Chicago. SpringerImages includes the high-quality image collection from Images.MD, as well as images from Springer j...

Plant protein 'doorkeepers' block invading microbes, study finds

...nmark, at the University of California, Davis, and at UC Berkeley. Findings from the study, which will appear June 29 in the online journal Public library of Science Biology , provide a better understanding of plants' immune systems and will likely find application in better protecting agricultural crops...

GUMC discovery highlights new direction for drug discovery

... at turning genes on and off," says the study's first author, Hayriye Verda Erkizan, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in Toretsky's lab. Then, from a library of 3,000 small molecules loaned to Georgetown from the National Cancer Institute, the researchers searched for a small molecule that would bind on to ...

ADA releases updated position paper on vegetarian diets

... balanced vegetarian diet." The position paper draws on results from ADA's evidence analysis process and information from the ADA Evidence Analysis library to show vegetarian diets can be nutritionally adequate in pregnancy and result in positive maternal and infant health outcomes. Additionally, an evide...

Plant protein 'doorkeepers' block invading microbes, study finds

...nmark, at the University of California, Davis, and at UC Berkeley. Findings from the study, which will appear June 29 in the online journal Public library of Science Biology , provide a better understanding of plants' immune systems and will likely find application in better protecting agricultural crops...

Environmental cues control reproductive timing and longevity, University of Minnesota study shows

...o increase the impact of reproduction, according to a new study by University of Minnesota researchers published in the June 25 issue of PLoS (Public library of Science) One . The discovery, which explains why starvation can lead to longer life, has important implications for improving human health and l...

'Canadian excellence' strengthened by extensive adoption of open access

...l submission into an institutional repository. Complying with this mandate and also heeding wider position statements from bodies such as the Canadian library Association (CLA) necessitated Wilfrid Laurier University to establish Laurier IR. Laurier IR embraces the 'open access' movement by allowing autho...

Cancer-causing protein can also help fight the tumors it causes

...aculty of Life Sciences and a renowned expert in the field, is supervising the project. He and Rechavi published the discovery in the journal Public library of Science One and a recent review about such cell-to-cell transferring of proteins in FEBS Letters. Turning a cancer-causing protein against can...

UCLA cancer researchers develop model that may help identify cancer stem cells

...that cause it so we can develop more effective therapies." The study appears in the June issue of PLoS One , a peer-reviewed journal of the Public library of Science. Two competing theories of how cancer originates have been weighed by scientists for decades. In one theory, all the cells of a tumor a...

Canadian synchrotron conference sheds light on new biomedical research

... by internationally renowned science fiction author and CLS writer-in-residence Robert J. Sawyer on Wednesday, June 17 at 7 pm at the Frances Morrison library Theatre. ...

P[acman]-generated fruit fly gene 'library': A new research tool

...ed by Baylor College of Medicine has established a library of clones that cover most of the genome of Drosop...se a gene and find the corresponding clones in the library that cover that gene. Their collaborators at Lawre... it back and locate where it is expressed." The library is available at http://pacmanfly.org/ . ...

NIH announces new program to develop therapeutics for rare and neglected diseases

...nter (NCGC), initially developed as part of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research. NCGC has developed a robotic high-throughput screening system and a library of more than 350,000 compounds that it uses to make basic discoveries and probe cellular pathways. NCGC also has developed a team of researchers skill...

SRI International to screen drugs that fight 2009 H1N1 influenza A

...ch and development organization, announced today that that it will screen a library of well-characterized drugs against the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus, previo...gs, including the development of novel uses for antibiotics and screening a library of licensed drugs to find compounds that show efficacy against biothreat ag...

UCLA scientists discover ultrasonic communication among frogs

...r of the study. "We found them our first night out." The study was published April 29 in the online journal PLoS ONE , a publication of the Public library of Science, and is available at http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0005413 . Huia cavitympanum produces some audible calls and others that ...

NOAA researchers: Blue whales re-establishing former migration patterns

... migration pattern. Researchers made this identification by comparing photographs of blue whales taken in the north Pacific Ocean since 1997 with a library of nearly two thousand photographs of blue whales off the West Coast. A positive match was determined based on pigmentation patterns in skin color and...

OHSU researchers study the idling brain

...iagnosing mental health disorders and monitoring the progress of treatments. The researchers' latest findings are published in the journal the Public library of Science Computational Biology . "For years, the vast majority of scientists studying human functional brain organization have focused on how act...

'Annals of the ESA' selected as one of 100 most influential journals

...ers have at least an accredited master's degree in library and information studies, and many possess addition...t Panel, consisting of Lori Bronars, Kline Science library at Yale University; Eleanor MacLean, Life Sciences library at McGill University in Montreal, Canada; and Cons...

Geoscientists meet to discuss Rocky Mountain geology

...ction of the Geological Society of America, being held 11-13 May 2009 in Orem, Utah. Utah Valley University (UVU) is hosting the meeting in their new library building on the UVU campus. Brigham Young University is co-hosting. The technical program, presented by academic and industry scientists, and gradu...

Findings uncover new details about mysterious virus

... microscopes. The findings are detailed in a research paper that will appear online April 28 in the journal PLoS Biology , published by the Public library of Science, a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians. The paper's lead author was Chuan Xiao, a former Purdue postdoctoral research assoc...

Open access advocate Philip E. Bourne to receive 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award

...ne for his open-access work with the Protein Data Bank (PDB) and the Public library of Science (PLoS), said Bizzaro. As associate director, Bourne helped the P...itor-in-chief of the journal PLoS Computational Biology, part of the Public library of Science, a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed...

Using combinatorial libraries to engineer genetic circuits advances synthetic biology

...e research team, led by James J. Collins, BU professor of biomedical engineering, focused on ways to speed up the construction process by assembling a library of 20 versions of two gene promotors and a simple synthesis technique to create component libraries for synthetic biology. Each version covered a wid...

Sugar on bacteria surface serves as base for a web of resistance

...e of growth. This comes into play with resistance." The research appears in a recent issue of the journal PLoS Pathogens , published by the Public library of Science. Wozniak and colleagues had singled out Psl as the likely culprit in Pseudomonas biofilm creation a few years ago, but weren't certain a...

Findings show insulin -- not genes -- linked to obesity

... the liver, muscle or fat cells." The findings are detailed in a research paper appearing online in the journal PLoS ONE , published by the Public library of Science, a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians. "This varied capability to store fat among genetically identical cells is a wel...

Penn biologists discover how 'silent' mutations influence protein production

...partment of Biology in Penn's School of Arts and Sciences, and colleagues at Harvard University and the University of Edinburgh engineered a synthetic library of 154 genes that varied randomly at synonymous sites. All the genes encoded the same green fluorescent protein, enabling the researchers to easily s...

3 prominent Cell Press journals named among the 100 most influential journals in past 100 years

...unced today that its flagship journal, Cell , as well as Current Biology and The American Journal of Human Genetics , were voted among the Special library Association's (SLA) Top 100 Journals in Biology and Medicine of the past century. The Top 100 list is compiled by the 680-plus members of the SLA's...
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