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Human role in Indonesian polluting forest fires -- Guido van der Werf in Nature Geoscience

The large forest fires that sweep through Indonesia in dry periods are not only the result of severe drought. A team of researchers, including Veni grant winner Guido van der Werf, has analyzed the density of smog during forest fires. They have now established that the intensity of the forest fire...

American Society for Microbiology honors Regina S. Van Brakle

Washington, DCMay 28, 2008The 2008 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Scherago-Rubin Award is being presented to Regina S. Van Brakle, Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. This award recognizes an outstanding, bench-level clinical microbiolo...

'Microfluidic palette' may paint clearer picture of biological processes

... The masterpieces that spring from the talents of Rembrandt, van Gogh and other artists often begin with the creation of a gradient of colors on a palette. In a similar manner, researchers at the National Institute ...

Large trees declining in Yosemite

...s and should be taken into consideration," said USGS scientist emeritus Jan van Wagtendonk. "Warmer conditions increase the length of the summer dry season...t trees in unburned areas and warmer climates bring drier conditions," said van Wagtendonk. ...

Carnegie Mellon team makes sequestration recommendations

... Carnegie Mellon, the project team involves experts at the University of Minnesota, the Vermont Law School and the Washington, D.C.- based law firm of van Ness Feldman. While Morgan and his colleagues argue that a general framework for "performance-based regulation" should be established today, they b...

Our 'caveman logic' embraces ESP over evolution

...oth reasonable and advantageous in caveman days become illogicaland potentially destructivewhen they are overextended to modern times," says Madeleine van Hecke, author of Blind Spots: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things. Maggie Jackson, author of Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark A...

Possible drug target found for one of the most aggressive breast cancers

... Grand Rapids, Mich. (July 8, 2009) van Andel Research Institute (VARI) investigators have...cancer in 2009. "This very exciting work by the van Andel Research Institute gives us a new target for...Phoenix, Arizona, which initiated an alliance with van Andel Institute in February. "Since there are many...

Female human embryos adjust the balance of X chromosomes before implantation

...ryos prior to implantation in the womb. Ms Ilse van den Berg told the 25th annual meeting of the Europ...l X chromosome that is switched off," explained Ms van den Berg, who is a PhD student at Erasmus Medical ...om XCI after implantation occurred. However, Ms van den Berg and her colleagues have now found the fir...

Complications early in pregnancy or in previous pregnancies adversely affect existing or subsequent pregnancies

...e second highest rate in Europe [1]. Dr Robbert van Oppenraaij told the 25th annual meeting of the Eur...the impact of early pregnancy complications. Dr van Oppenraaij, a medical doctor and PhD student in th...remature delivery in subsequent pregnancies. Dr van Oppenraaij said: "The finding of a six-fold risk o...

ESHRE launches international study of polar body screening

...randomised trial. The first phase will begin in September 2009 in two centres: the University of Bonn, Germany (Dr. Markus Montag and Professor Hans van der Ven), and SISMER, Bologna, Italy (Dr. Luca Gianaroli and Dr. Cristina Magli). "Because this is a new technology," said Dr. Gianaroli, "we need to ...

The SIB recognizes the next generation of bioinformaticians

...B Member Lukas Burger, 29, who has been working for the past four years with the SIB in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Group led by Prof. Erik van Nimwegen at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. In his recently obtained PhD thesis, he studied how to predict physical interactions between pr...

Plant microbe shares features with drug-resistant pathogen

... said Brookhaven Lab microbiologist Daniel (Niels) van der Lelie, an expert on soil- and plant-associated...genome, and not a trait acquired in the hospital," van der Lelie said. Multi-drug antibiotic-resistance i...and inspiration for the synthesis of antibiotics," van der Lelie said. "These finding will help us to bet...

Researchers describe 'implausible' chemistry that produces herbicidal compound

...in Nature Chemical Biology in 2007, said Wilfred van der Donk, an author on both papers with microbiolo...scovered this very implausible chemical reaction," van der Donk said. "And the more we learned about it t...dates for the development of new antibiotics, said van der Donk, a principal investigator on the study wi...

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

...echnologies. “We are very pleased to work with TNO”, said Ben van Leent, CEO of Amarna Therapeutics. “We have developed a revolutionary...For further information please contact: For Amarna Therapeutics: Ben van Leent T: +31 71 3322192 M: +31 6 47566999 F: +31 71 3322195 E: ben.van...

Protein linked to mental retardation controls synapse maturation, plasticity, CSHL team finds

... in mental retardation (MR)," says Professor Linda van Aelst, Ph.D., who led the CSHL research team. "We..." That has been a major objective of studies in van Aelst's lab, where previous experiments have shown...at the synapse In a new series of experiments, van Aelst and colleagues set out to discover what woul...

Comprehensive cardiogenetic testing for families of sudden unexplained death victims can save lives

...n Genetics today (Tuesday 26 May). Dr. Christian van der Werf, a research fellow at the Department of C...might reveal an inherited heart disease", said Dr. van der Werf. In the largest such study to date, the...genetics department as soon as possible", said Dr. van der Werf. "Currently we estimate that only 10% of...

Tips from the American Journal of Pathology

... Treatment for Oxygen Toxicity Dr. Marieke van Zoelen and colleagues at The University of Amsterd...astronauts are all at risk for oxygen toxicity. van Zoelen et al hypothesized that uPAR, which attract...e lung injury that accompanies oxygen therapy." van Zoelen MAD, Florquin S, de Beer R, Pater JM, Verst...

Voyages of discovery or necessity?

...Florida Institute of Technology, and his faculty advisers Professors Robert van Woesik and Mark Bush, propose this intriguing theory in an upcoming issue o... will lead to better forecasting and planning for ciguatera outbreaks" says van Woesik. ...

Civil engineers name NJIT's John Schuring Educator of Year

...ineering. Schuring is a dedicated teacher and mentor. He was recently designated a University Master Teacher and was also awarded the prestigious van Houten Award, NJIT's highest teaching honor. He is the longtime faculty advisor to NJIT's student chapter of ASCE. Under Schuring's guidance the...

Civil engineers name NJIT's John Schuring Educator of Year Award

...ineering. Schuring is a dedicated teacher and mentor. He was recently designated a University Master Teacher and was also awarded the prestigious van Houten Award, NJIT's highest teaching honor. He is the longtime faculty advisor to NJIT's student chapter of ASCE. Under Schuring's guidance the...

NASA study says climate adds fuel to Asian wildfire emissions

... Until recently, scientists knew little about what drives changes in how fires spread and how long they burn. Collatz, along with lead author Guido van der Werf of Vrije University, Amsterdam, and other colleagues sought to estimate the emissions since the devastating 1997-98 fires and to analyze the ...

Winners announced in the Elsevier Grand Challenge

...'s needs." "I was impressed not only with the quality of the tools the finalists developed, but with the atmosphere of collaboration," added Herman van Campenhout, CEO, Elsevier. "Though the teams were in competition with one another, they were very open with their ideas, and a real sense of communit...

6 young ASU faculty earn NSF Career awards

...of mechanical and aerospace engineering; and Arjan van der Vaart, assistant professor of chemistry and bi... their parents. The binds that tie Arjan van der Vaart's Career award is for $600,000 and will ... of the protein and the bending or kinking of DNA. van der Vaart will develop and apply new computational...

Springer partners with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

...essential for understanding the molecular nature of life processes. It will provide a resource for scientists at all stages of their career." Henk van der Rijst, Executive Vice-President, Biomedical and Life Sciences at Springer, said, "The Encyclopedia of Molecular Life Sciences is a wonderful addit...

Stevens hosts 'Green Building: The Bottom Line,' April 8

...ty and for advanced semi-conductor-based lighting. Mr. McDonough is currently a green building consultant on the mixed-use redevelopment of the former van Leer chocolate factory in Jersey City. Andrew Topinka is the immediate past chairman of the New Jersey chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, ...

Food security for leaf-cutting ants: Workers and their fungus garden reject endophyte invaders

...e plant by excluding pathogens," explains Sunshine van Bael, post-doctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Trop...ffect the passage of endophytes into the nest." van Bael and colleagues used laboratory colonies of on...elcome in the leaf cutter ants' garden," concluded van Bael. ...

Tips from the American Journal of Pathology

...udies will address the therapeutic opportunities of this pathway for the treatment of [Alzheimer's Disease] and other tauopathies." Hoozemans JJM, van Haastert ES, Nijholt DAT, Rozemuller AJM, Eikelenboom P, Scheper W: The unfolded protein response is activated in pretangle neurons in Alzheimer's di...

An end to fear

...ved a Vici grant from NWO for her innovative research. This study was carried out by Merel Kindt, Marieke Soeter and Bram Vervliet at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. ...

A new view of oceanic phytoplankton

...ts of tropical and subtropical seas. The research team was led by Benjamin van Mooy of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, MA, with key ...a result of changes in the marine habitat due to greenhouse gas warming. van Mooy and colleagues discovered that phytoplankton in the open ocean may be ...

Blood test predicts chance of dementia

...f FTD and Alzheimer's patients. In 2006, Christine van Broeckhoven's team discovered hereditable defects ...granulin. This has been confirmed by Christine van Broeckhoven's team, who have shown that a shortage...f their research, Kristel Sleegers, a scientist in van Broeckhoven's team, has developed a test for measu...

Geologists map rocks to soak CO2 from air

...evor produced the map as part of his PhD. dissertation, with help from another Columbia student, Christopher Graves, and two USGS researchers, Bradley van Gosen and Anne McCafferty. By combining more than a hundred existing maps, the researchers were able to pinpoint the areas nationally where ultramafic...

Penn research team tests bedside monitoring of brain blood flow and metabolism in stroke victims

...to interdisciplinary teams that combine basic, applied and translational research for important biological or medical problems. Yodh is joined by Rick van Berg from the High Energy group of the Department of Physics in the School of Arts and Sciences and clinical collaborators John Detre, Joel Greenberg ...

European satellites provide new insight into ozone-depleting species

...e good regional coverage of the GOME-2 instrument, the transport of the Kasatochi BrO plume could be followed for six days after the eruption," Michel van Roozendael from the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy said. "Using the Lagrangian dispersion model, results show that the volcanic BrO was directly...

New book expands field data available on orangutans

...studied Indonesian primates since 1979 at the Ketambe Research Center and is the dean of the biology faculty at Universitas Nasional; and Dr. Carel P. van Schaik, a Dutch primatologist who is a professor and director of the Anthropological Institute and Museum at the University of Zrich, Switzerland all...

Atmospheric scientists trace the human role in Indonesian forest fires

...g of fire events since the mid 1990s, but little before this due to the absence of fire data from satellites," says Field, who collaborated with Guido van der Werf of VU University Amsterdam and Sam Shen of San Diego State University. "However, one of the major impacts of large-scale fires is a reducti...

Forget the antioxidants? McGill researchers cast doubt on role of free radicals in aging

...really is in the way of progress." Hekimi and postdoctoral fellow Jeremy van Raamsdonk studied mutant Caenorhabditis elegans worms. They progressively d...t decreased SOD production shortened an organism's lifespan, but Hekimi and van Raamsdonk did not observe this. In fact, they found quite the opposite. ...

Van Andel Research Institute and TGen undertake alliance to promote science and health

... PHOENIX, Ariz. Feb. 11, 2009 The van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and the Translatio...atient care. VARI is the research arm of the van Andel Institute (VAI), established in 1996 as a ph...educational organization by the late Jay and Betty van Andel. "We are excited to welcome TGen as they...

Phytoplankton cell membranes challenge fundamentals of biochemistry

...er. In a new paper published in Nature , Benjamin van Mooy, a geochemist with the Woods Hole Oceanograph...biochemical nutrients including nitrogen. However, van Mooy and his colleagues from WHOI, the University ...and they were essentially unknown until now," says van Mooy, whose work at WHOI was supported by the Nati...

BioScience tip sheet, February 2009

...ts that feed on the eggs of horseshoe crabs. The Ecological Role of the Mammalian Mesocarnivore. Gary W. Roemer, Matthew E. Gompper, and Blaire van Valkenburgh Mesocarnivores are small to midsized species that are more numerous and diverse than larger carnivores, and they often live close to hum...

Scientists identify bacteria that increase plant growth

...rookhaven biologist and lead author Daniel (Niels) van der Lelie, who leads the Lab's biofuels research p... non-agricultural land, for biofuel production. van der Lelie's team has experience with plants growin...tions may yield ways to further increase biomass," van der Lelie said. The plants were first washed an...
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