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

AUSTIN, TexasAdam Heller, an acclaimed chemical engineering research professor and professor emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected a fellow into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS), along with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela, actor James Earl Jones, U...

UMass Medical School's Craig Mello elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

WORCESTER, Mass.The American Academy of Arts & Sciences today announced that it has elected University of Massachusetts Medical Schools Craig C. Mello, PhD, to its membership, which includes some 200 Nobel laureates, more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners and national and worldwide leaders drawn from...

Nobel laureate Dr. Linda Buck elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences 2008 Class of Fellows

SEATTLE Nobel laureate Linda Buck, Ph.D., member of the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, or AAAS, one of the nations oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and independent policy-r...

New computer simulation helps explain folding in important cellular protein

...rch was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Landau and Xu are in UGA's Franklin College of arts and Sciences. "This work demonstrates the power and potential of combining expertise from computational physics and computational biology in solvin...

Maternal, paternal genes' tug-of-war may last well into childhood

...ndence and sexual maturity," says author David Haig, George Putnam Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology in Harvard University's Faculty of arts and Sciences. "Human mothers are also unusual among primates in that they often care for more than one child at a time. Evidence from disorders of gen...

Ants more rational than humans

...izes from interactions among many poorly-informed ants," says Pratt, an assistant professor in the School of Life Sciences in ASU's College of Liberal arts and Sciences. The authors' insights arose from an examination of the process of nest selection in the ant, Temnothorax curvispinosus. These ant col...

$29.4 million grant establishes CTSI at NYU in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation

... Development, the Stern School of Business, the Silver School of Social Work, the Courant Institute for Applied Mathematics and the Graduate School of arts and Sciences to bear on the pressing problems facing New Yorkers. Robert Berne, NYU's senior vice president for health, said, "This grant is not ...

First direct evidence of substantial fish consumption by early modern humans in China

...ar-round diet for early humans. A new study by an international team of researchers, including Erik Trinkaus, Ph.D., professor of anthropology in arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, shows it may have happened in China as far back as 40,000 years ago. The study will be published ...

Humans related to orangutans, not chimps, says new Pitt, Buffalo Museum of Science study

...related to chimpanzees, which they maintain is not supported by fossil evidence. Jeffrey H. Schwartz, professor of anthropology in Pitt's School of arts and Sciences and president of the World Academy of Art and Science, and John Grehan, director of science at the Buffalo Museum, conducted a detailed a...

New method separates cancer cells from normal cells

... and biological engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and associate professor of chemistry in the Weinberg College of arts and Sciences. The researchers first discovered they could design channels of different geometries -- some a series of connected triangles -- throug...

'Shortcuts' of the mind lead to miscalculations of weight and caloric intake, says Penn study

...sands of years, which free up precious space in our consciousness," said Andrew Geier, lead author in the Department of Psychology in Penn's School of arts and Sciences. "In these atypical instances, however, it's the shortcut that hurts us." The researchers believe that the negative artifacts of the e...

MU study finds connection between evolution, classroom learning

...ore important as our knowledge of the world continues to expand," said David Geary, Curators' Professor of Psychological Sciences in the MU College of arts and Science. "Learning is not always going to be fun and children should not expect it to be. Attempting to engage children by making activities fun, ...

Trading energy for safety, bees extend legs to stay stable in wind

...art of life for all flying animals," says Stacey Combes, assistant professor of organismic and evolutionary biology in Harvard University's Faculty of arts and Sciences. "Yet we know remarkably little about how animals navigate windy conditions and unpredictable airflows, since most studies of animal flig...

Harvard scientist says we are what we eat -- and what we cook

...iet, and indeed, of human life -- but we have no idea why," says Wrangham, the Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology in Harvard's Faculty of arts and Sciences. "It's the development that underpins many other changes that have made humans so distinct from other species." Drawing on a wide body...

Scientists announce top 10 new species, issue SOS

...n exuberance of species diversity that we too often take it for granted," says Wheeler, who also is ASU vice president, dean of the College of Liberal arts and Sciences, and a professor in the School of Life Sciences. The annual top 10 new species announcement and issuance of the SOS report commemorate...

Scientists announce top 10 new species; issue SOS

...n exuberance of species diversity that we too often take it for granted," says Wheeler, who also is ASU vice president, dean of the College of Liberal arts and Sciences, and a professor in the School of Life Sciences. The annual top 10 new species announcement and issuance of the SOS report commemorate...

One sponge-like material, three different applications

... catalyst operates under more commercial conditions." Kanatzidis, Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of arts and Sciences, and doctoral student Santanu Bag make their catalyst using a method different from that of the conventional catalyst. The Northweste...

Exhibition showcases the 'art of science'

...ton University and a renowned molecular biologist; the internationally acclaimed photographer Emmet Gowin, who is a professor in the Program in Visual arts at Princeton; David Dobkin, dean of faculty and a professor of computer science at Princeton whose research focuses on computer graphics, and the Puli...

George M. Whitesides receives inaugural Dreyfus prize in the chemical sciences

... the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Philosophical Society, and is a fellow of the American Academy of arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. ...

Researchers find snippet of RNA that helps make individuals remarkably alike

... to compensate for the change and keep things intact," said Richard W. Carthew, Owen L. Coon Professor of Molecular Biology in the Weinberg College of arts and Sciences at Northwestern. Carthew led the research. "This design is similar to the principle that engineers use to design safety features into pro...

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

...th sciences. The most common type of member is employed by a U.S. News & World Report Top 50 National Research University or Top 50 National Liberal arts College as the top biology or life sciences librarian." The poll's questions were developed by the DBIO Natural History Expert Panel, consisting of...

Rumbaugh's theory links positions of Wilson, Skinner

...s behaviorism into the 21st century," Naour wrote in his prologue. The geographic proximity of Great Ape Trust to Central College, a private liberal arts school in Pella, Iowa, provided a serendipitous opportunity for Naour, professor of behavioral neuroscience, to learn from Rumbaugh, who he calls one ...

DOE makes largest Danforth Campus research award in history

...p, Ph.D., the Markey Distinguished Professor of biology and of chemistry in arts & Sciences, will be director of the Washington University program. He will ...itiative involving leading scholar-scientists from biology and chemistry in arts & Sciences, as well as engineering." "I was sitting in the audience at t...

Sugar, spice and puppy dog tails: Developing sex-typed personality traits and interests

...olescence, with girls showing higher levels of expressive traits (such as kindness and sensitivity) and interest in "feminine" activities (such as the arts and reading), and boys showing higher levels of instrumental traits (such as independence and adventurousness) and interest in "masculine" activities ...

MBL director and CEO and cell biology pioneer Gary Borisy elected to National Academy of Sciences

...rman Society for Cell Biology. He has served as president of the American Society for Cell Biology and is an elected member of the American Academy of arts & Sciences. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the biotech company CombinatoRx, located in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Borisy will be...

Translating the conversation between the brain and blood vessels

...dicine ) and past president of the Association of American Physicians. He is a member of the National Academies of Science and the American Academy of arts and Sciences. Dr. Schreihofer has won three previous awards from The American Physiological Society. She established her own laboratory at the Medi...

Autopilot guides proteins in brain

...ttle man sitting there, putting the protein in the right place," said Don Arnold, molecular and computational biologist at the USC College of Letters, arts and Sciences. "Proteins have to have in them encoded information that tells them where to go in the cell." In a study appearing online this week...

New hope for treatment of neurodegenerative disorder

...lvin J. A. Davies, professor of gerontology in the USC Davis School of Gerontology and professor of biological sciences in the USC College of Letters, arts and Sciences. In a paper in the June 2009 issue of Journal of Biological Chemistry , now available online, Davies and his coauthors use cell cultu...

Burnham researchers present at 100th AACR Meeting

...include: Lilach Agemy, Ph.D., who will present Nanoparticle-induced Vascular Blockade in Prostate Cancer. Jason Garrison, Ph.D., who will discuss arts and Siah Collaborate in a Novel Pathway for XIAP Degradation Shi Ranxin, Ph.D., who will present two papers: Cyclosporin A Sensitizes Cancer Cells to...

Unlikely life thriving at Antarctica's Blood Falls

..., who holds joint appointments in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Liberal arts and Sciences. Even the earliest explorers noted the massive red stain at the snout of the glacier and speculated as to what may have caused it. Som...

Penn biologists discover how 'silent' mutations influence protein production

...To answer this question, Joshua B. Plotkin, senior author and the Martin Meyerson Assistant Professor in the Department 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...

Penn researchers demonstrate a new model for drug discovery with a fluorescent anesthetic

... stagnant field. This new tool will allow for the high-throughput screening of novel drugs." Researchers from the School of Medicine and School of arts and Sciences at Penn initiated the study in response to the health-care industry's need for new and more powerful tools to discover and test new anest...

Orientation of antenna protein in photosynthetic bacteria described

...key find in the process of energy transfer in photosynthesis. Robert Blankenship, Ph.D., Markey Distinguished Professor of biology and chemistry in arts & Sciences, led a team that for the first time combined chemical labeling with mass spectroscopy to verify the orientation. The team also included Mic...

Penn biologists demonstrate that size matters... in snail shells

...wn and most widely studied organisms in the North Atlantic Ocean," said Peter S. Petraitis, professor in the Department of Biology in Penn's School of arts and Sciences. "Imagine that much change in the height of humans occurring between 1915 and 2007. In 1915, the height of the average Ivy League man was...

UF scientist tapped by Howard Hughes Medical Institute to pursue 'best ideas'

...ee in developmental biology at University College London. Cohn is currently an associate professor in the biology department of the College of Liberal arts and Sciences and the anatomy and cell biology department in the College of Medicine. His findings have led to new levels of understanding of evolut...

Professor to measure environmental impact of war

... The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has invited Michel A. Bouchard, a professor from the Universit de Montral's Faculty of arts and Sciences, to help evaluate the ecological impact of the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its neighboring countries. Three inter...

To fight drug addiction, UB researchers target the brain with nanoparticles

... Boniou, Ph.D., a post-doctoral researcher in the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics in the UB Department of Chemistry in the College of arts and Sciences, and a co-author. The drawback has been in finding a way to safely and efficiently deliver the siRNA, which is not stable by itself. ...

Pitt-led researchers create quick, simple fluorescent detector for TB

...areas besieged by TB, explained the paper's senior author Graham Hatfull, chair and Eberly Family Professor of Biological Sciences in Pitt's School of arts and Sciences. Hatfull conducted the research with Professor William Jacobs Jr. of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Albert Einstein...

DOE awards UGA $3.1 million to support complex carbohydrate study nationwide

...r, Parastoo Azadi. Azadi is co-principal investigator with Russell Carlson, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Franklin College of arts and Sciences. "We're unmatched in the world," said Azadi. "There's really nowhere else where scientists doing cutting-edge research can go for ana...

Study suggests salt might be 'nature's antidepressant'

...at the body actually needs by more than 8 grams. Johnson, who holds appointments in psychology and integrative physiology in the College of Liberal arts and Sciences and in pharmacology in the Carver College of Medicine, published a review of these findings in the July issue of the journal Physiology ...
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