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FSU Historian's Arctic research has him sitting on top of the world

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It's one of the coldest and most remote areas on Earth, but the Arctic region has long held great strategic interest for a number of nations. Now, a Florida State University researcher is leading an international team that is working to produce one of the most comprehensive h...

Venomous sea snakes play heads or tails with their predators

...crevices hunting for food. Rasmussen was momentarily distracted by a second snake, but when looking back he was surprised to see the "head" was facing him while the tail probed the coral. Rasmussen's surprise grew when he saw a second head emerge from the coral instead of the expected tail. It was only w...

Martin Hensen, head of e-strategies, UCB Germany: Making e-marketing more than just an add-on

...ll as customer classification to personalize and individualize marketing efforts. And such personalization and individualization, Hensen says, reminds him of Web 2.0. But he questions whether pharma is ready for Web 2.0. The health system is 100% regulated, Hensen says, making it Health 1.0. But pharma...

Down Under dinosaur burrow discovery provides climate change clues

...nd the first fossil crayfish burrows from the same area. Martin teaches a seminar at Emory on modern-day animal tracking, a skill 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 imag...

Mount Sinai's Dr. Benjamin tenOever to be honored by White House

...comes with $500,000 in research funding over a five year span. The Department of Defense, which nominated Dr. tenOever, will match this amount, giving him $1 million for research over five years. Dr. tenOever's lab focuses on developing novel vaccine strategies to combat influenza virus and other emergi...

AACR applauds nomination of Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., to be the new NIH director

...rking with Dr. Collins as new scientific discoveries transform the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The AACR urges the Senate to confirm him with haste. ...

Spread your sperm the smart way

...e more attractive a male is, the more females will be willing to mate with him, reducing the value of each mating to him. This means it is optimal for him to contribute fewer sperm per mating. Although this reduces fertility per mating, it maximises the number of offspring he sires overall. Less attracti...

Double success for Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia scientists working on chromosome segregation

...e formation of the centromere, a key cellular structure in powering and controlling chromosome segregation and accurate cell division, has just earned him a paper in Nature Cell Biology and a prestigious EMBO installation grant, of 50,000 euro per year, for a maximum of five years. Lars Jansen moved...

Oscar Pistorius: Previously confidential study results released on amputee sprinter

...us by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) barring him from sanctioned competitions, including the Olympics and World Championship...haped, high-performance prostheses used for running) worn by Pistorius give him an advantage over able-bodied runners. The appeal was successfully prese...

NYC science symposium marks Gruber Prize program 10th anniversary

...ent of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, whose discoveries about communication mechanisms within and between brain cells earned him the National Medal of Science, will speak on "Novel Neural Messengers Impacting Neural Diseases." All prize categories will be represented by Gr...

Researchers to reveal aging's origins on global stage

...ging." Hayflick's discoveries described in his book, "How and Why We Age" have been reinforced by several other leading biologists, who will join him at the Paris symposium. These co-presenters include Robin Holliday, PhD, of the Australian Academy of Science, author of "Understanding Ageing"; St...

Targeting helpers of heat shock proteins could help treat cancer, cardiovascular disease

...k Hsp90 in cancer cells by learning more about how it works in normal and cancer cells. A recent grant from the American Heart Association will enable him to further decipher how GCUNC45 interacts with Hsp90 and how that interaction affects steroid receptor function. "By understanding how these interacti...

delSECUR CORPORATION Announces Appointment of the Company's President & CEO

...mick with over 30 years experience in the financial marketplace and his direct involvement with delSECUR Corporation over the last several years makes him an excellent candidate to take the company to the next level." delSECUR, a public company (DLSC.PK) headquartered in S. Burlington, VT. It is...

Scientists should look at their own carbon footprint

... Nunavut and Northwest Territories. He collaborates with northern wildlife managers and is also involved in youth education. This work typically takes him north five or six times per year and when he calculated his own carbon footprint, he was not happy with the result. "My research footprint is about...

Researcher garners major award from NIH for further exploration into the mechanisms of obesity

... awards are for researchers like Dr. Bartness who have a long track record of doing cutting-edge and quality work. Georgia State is very proud to have him as a member of our research faculty." MERIT is among the most selective research grants given by the NIH, with less than 5 percent of NIH-funded in...

Vitamin D expert receives Linus Pauling Prize for Health Research

...g up to criticism and skepticism, a trait of Holick as well," said Nevin Scrimshaw, president of the International Nutrition Foundation, in nominating him for this award. "Today, Holick is recognized as a world renowned nutritional biochemist/physician whose research has had a global impact on the health...

UC Riverside geneticist receives highest honor from Botanical Society of America

...tah, on July 29, 2009. "Dr. Ellstrand's long and productive career sets him apart from the majority of our membership, and the awards committee was enthusiastically unanimous in naming him as one of this year's honorees," said Karl J. Niklas, the Liberty Hyde Bail...

Analysis finds strong match between molecular, fossil data in evolutionary studies

... audience nodding their agreement, Jablonski, the William Kenan Jr. Professor in Geophysical Sciences, saw more work to be done. The question launched him on a rigorous study that has culminated in a new approach to reconciling the conflict between fossil and molecular data in evolutionary studies. Fo...

Regional partnership to develop algal biofuels gets backing of San Diego leaders

...can address these problems and their close working relationship with scientists at local biotechnology companies engaged in biofuels development, make him confident that the San Diego region could become a world leader in the development of biofuels from algae. "San Diego could well become the next Gr...

Ultrasound imaging now possible with a smartphone

...he small, portable probe and phone to detect quickly the site of shrapnel wounds in order to make the decision of transporting the soldier or treating him elsewhere on the field. ...

Boston College chemistry professor Udayan Mohanty receives a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship

...he fields of modern physical chemistry, biophysics, biophysical chemistry and soft condensed matter physics. Mohanty said his fellowship will allow him to spend the next year using new computational models to develop a set of tools that will allow scientists to describe rare fluctuations in chemical s...

New therapeutic strategy could target toxic protein in most patients with Huntington's disease

...r Neil Aronin, who is also at UMass Medical School, proposed using the technique to attack Huntington's, Zamore couldn't see a way. "I explained to him that you can't," Zamore said. The problem was that the disease gene and its healthy allele are almost identical, and Zamore told Aronin that he wouldn...

Selected personal letters of Max Perutz are released in new book

...nd moments of elation of Max's 60-year quest to understand the molecular biology of hemoglobin. His discovery of the structure of the molecule earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1962. The letters also reveal some of Max's experiences while an "enemy alien" interned in Canada during World War ...

Caltech scientists control complex nucleation processes using DNA origami seeds

... my lab has been to understand algorithms and information within molecular systems." Winfree's investigations into algorithmic self-assembly earned him a MacArthur "genius" prize in 2000; his collaborator, Paul W. K. Rothemund, a senior research associate at Caltech and a coauthor of the PNAS paper,...

Image processing and mathematical morphology in new text by NJIT professor

... and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), was a breakthrough to solve the bottleneck problem in grayscale morphological processing. Several other articles by him in Image Processing and Signal Processing , also IEEE publications, were innovations to achieve fast exact Euclidean distance transformation and to c...

Image processing and mathematical morphology in new text by NJIT prof

... and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), was a breakthrough to solve the bottleneck problem in grayscale morphological processing. Several other articles by him in Image Processing and Signal Processing , also IEEE publications, were innovations to achieve fast exact Euclidean distance transformation and to c...

University of Kansas graduate student researcher takes aim at deadly brain tumors

...ukemia when I was in junior high and he was very sick the last year of his life," Ciaccio said. "I think a lot of it was the treatment that was making him sick. And when he passed, he had been though so much pain and had lost so much weight that he didn't even look like himself anymore. So that started m...

Physical activity may strengthen children's ability to pay attention

...as did reading comprehension, but suspects it may be related to design of the experiment. Students were tested on reading comprehension first, leading him to speculate that too much time may have elapsed between the physical activity and the testing period for those subjects. "Future attempts will def...

Montana State grad's work helps diagnose skin cancer without a biopsy

... But he said the experience he's gained from having a hand in every aspect of the project -- from theory and design to machining parts -- will give him a leg up in searching for an engineering job after he leaves MSU. "This project has really allowed me to see how things come together from multiple...

Peter Baumann named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist

...s Institute's Kansas City campus. In addition to his generous Stowers funding, Dr. Baumann will receive substantial annual support from HHMI, allowing him to expand his program by adding new members to the research team and taking on additional projects. Dr. Baumann was selected from among more than...

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

...Florida scientist whose interest in embryonic development and evolution led him to discover the molecular building blocks that shape appendages ranging fro...and feet on the ends of legs protruding from the trunk. His research led him to the Hox family of genes, which direct the formation of body structures i...

Whitehead member Peter Reddien named HHMI Early Career Scientist

...ghes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded Whitehead Member Peter Reddien an Early Career Scientist appointment, a six-year funded position that allows him to his pursue innovative biomedical research. "I am thrilled to receive the HHMI Early Career Scientist position," says Reddien. "HHMI has a remar...

Wildlife biologist named Roger Tory Peterson Medal recipient, speaker

...urt and Help," Mittermeier will discuss the major extinction crisis facing the planet, as well as the management and conservation strategies that give him hope for the future. In addition to his work at Conservation International, Mittermeier has served as chairman of the International Union for Conse...

Biomedical engineering student recognized as IEEE's 'New Face of Engineering'

... for a science, technology and economic policy fellowship at the National Academies in Washington. He believes that this experience has helped prepare him for a career in public policy related to economic development and sustainability issues. Madhavan is also senior editor of "Career Development in ...

UC San Diego bioengineering professor trey ideker wins 2009 Overton Prize

...Ideker: Network and Systems Biology Trey Ideker started his career as an engineer and computer scientist, but an interest in molecular biology led him to the University of Washington's graduate program in molecular biology run by Leroy Hood, founder of the Institute of Systems Biology. The Intern...

Female birds 'jam' their mates' flirtatious songs

...do a similar thing with the songs of their partner, but the overall situation is more analogous to a wife continually interrupting her husband to stop him from flirting with a single woman." Social animals produce a wide range of communal displays, many of them remarkable feats of complex coordinatio...

Prairie dog research promotes caring, conservation

...ding land while helping to cool it. Biology undergraduate Patricia Dennis is getting research experience working with Slobodchikoff. She is helping him take his inquiry to the next level by working to understand the meaning and "grammar" behind prairie dog talk. "It's hard to believe how smart the...

Oh baby, interventional radiology makes childbirth safer

...ura was a co-lead for the Mount Sinai study. "Often with massive bleeding, there is so much blood coming at the obstetrician that it is impossible for him or her to see from the outside in order to surgically intervene. Since interventional radiologists visualize what they are doing from the inside of th...

Metastatic bone disease patients can walk in Lazarus' footsteps

...en used to connote an apparent restoration to life, with Lazarus being the subject of the miracle recounted in the New Testament in which Jesus raises him from the dead. The nun, like other patients, was able to be discharged from the hospital on the same day. "I cannot emphasize enough how important...

Prominent climate researcher to speak at UH on global warming March 5

...f the climate, has served in a number of advisory roles to U.S. presidents and the federal government. Beginning in 1995, President Clinton appointed him to two six-year terms on the National Science Board that helps oversee the National Science Foundation and advises the executive branch and Congress o...
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