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2 hrs ago | Science Daily

Biologists help solve fungal mysteries, inform studies on climate change

A new genetic analysis revealing the previously unknown biodiversity and distribution of thousands of fungi in North America might also reveal a previously underappreciated contributor to climate change.


Related Topix: Science, Genetics, Medicine

6 hrs ago | Newswise

New Internships Allow Eight UChicago Undergrads to Spend Summer at Marine Biological Laboratory

Eight students in the College will spend their summer as research interns at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, marking a new phase in the affiliation between the lab and the University of Chicago that will allow students to pursue significant scientific projects.


Related Topix: Science, University of Chicago, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Woods Hole, MA

10 hrs ago | Washington University in St. Louis

New center aims to use immune system to fight cancer, other diseases

A time-of-flight mass cytometer is the centerpiece of the new Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs, a center that helps scientists use the immune system to fight cancer and infection.


Related Topix: Immunology, Oncology, Health

11 hrs ago | GhanaWeb

Ghana urged to accept GM maize to boost yields

The low yields in crop production, particularly maize, has been attributed to the inability of farmers to purchase nitrogen based fertilisers to boost production in the country.


Related Topix: Science, Agriculture, Plant Biology, World News, Norfolk County, England, United Kingdom

15 hrs ago | Science Daily

Progress in understanding immune response in severe schistosomiasis

A mechanism that may help explain the severe forms of schistosomiasis, or snail fever, has been discovered by researchers.


Related Topix: Tufts University, Immunology, Science

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Science Daily

Breakthrough points to new drugs from nature

A new technique for discovering natural compounds has been discovered, and could form the basis of novel therapeutic drugs.


Related Topix: Science, Chemistry

Science Daily

At the origin of cell division: The features of living matter emerge...

Droplets of filamentous material enclosed in a lipid membrane: these are the models of a "simplified" cell used by the SISSA physicists Luca Giomi and Antonio DeSimone, who simulated the spontaneous emergence of cell motility and division -- that is, features of living material -- in inanimate "objects."


Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

Hispanic Business

Findings from Institute of Microbiology Provides New Data about Nanoparticles

Synthesis of these nanoparticles by microorganisms has been described only for bacterial species."


Related Topix: Microbiology, Science

Mental Help Net

Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are

When it comes to the communities of helpful bacteria living in and on people, "one-size-fits-all" is definitely not the rule, a new study finds.


Related Topix: Science, Immunology

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

UC Davis researchers help find birthplace of chili pepper

Chili peppers likely became a cultivated crop in central-east Mexico, according to a new study by an international team including UC Davis plant scientists.


Related Topix: UC Davis, Davis, CA, Agriculture, Science, North America, World News, Mexico, Plant Biology, Genetics, Medicine

South End Standard

"Angel" killed by common slapped cheek bug

A DEVASTATED mum has paid tribute to her "blue-eyed angel" who died suddenly after catching a childhood bug - previously thought to be harmless to fit children and adults.


Related Topix: Microbiology, Science

North Denver News

Great Lakes fish killed by lack of Vitamin B1

Great Lakes fish in the salmon family that rely on the fish "alewife" as part of their diet face a major obstacle in restoring naturally reproducing populations, according to new U.S. Geological Survey research published in the journal Fish and Shellfish Immunology .


Related Topix: Supplement, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Immunology

Market Wire

Mountain High Appoints Leading Cannabis Authority Dr. Robert Melamede Ph.D. as Scientific Advisor

"Dr. Melamede is a visionary and a pioneer in the field of medicinal cannabis research, so we are greatly honored that he has agreed to join our team as Scientific Advisor," stated Mr. Alan Smith, President of Mountain High Acquisitions Corp. "His years of leading scientific research and cannabis advocacy have earned him a reputation as a vital ... (more)


Related Topix: Marijuana, Colorado

The WSU Signpost

Student samples water in Guatemala for study

Emma Bentley puts water samples from Guatemala onto a Petri dish in order to determine whether the water is potable.


Related Topix: Microbiology, Science, Brigham Young University

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Culinary cultural conservation is economic botany when it comes to nutrition

Epicurious' Around the World in 80 Dishes takes you to Puerto Rico with a demonstration of a recipe for Mofongo prepared by Chef Sergio Remolina of The Culinary Institute of America.


Related Topix: Plant Biology, Science, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, PlayV, Atari, Around the World in, Video Games, Culinary Institute of America, Vegetarian

Washington University in St. Louis

Gereau named Brown professor of anesthesiology

Larry J. Shapiro, MD, , executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, congratulates Robert W. Gereau IV, PhD, at his installation as the Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology.


Related Topix: Anesthesiology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Saint Louis University, Health

Oxford Times

The Oxford Times: university of oxford logo

It will help firms co-operate, encouraging the area to discover more in the life sciences sector - any discipline that focuses on living organisms, such as biology, zoology and biochemistry.


Related Topix: Science

Applied Clinical Trials

Esteemed Cell Biologist Selected to Receive America's Most Distinguished Prize in Medicine

Scientist's 'monumental' discoveries underlie one of the largest fields in modern biomedical research, including efforts to treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases Scientist's 'monumental' discoveries underlie one of the largest fields in modern biomedical research, including efforts to treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases ... (more)


Related Topix: Science, Cell Biology


Biologist defiant over stem-cell method

The lead author of two hotly debated stem-cell papers made a tearful plea for forgiveness last week after her employer found her guilty of misconduct.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Cell Biology, Science, Cambridge, MA


Blood test aims to predict breast cancer's return

A new blood test may one day help predict the recurrence of breast cancer and also a woman's response to breast cancer treatment, researchers report.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Johns Hopkins University, Genetics, Science, Duarte, CA