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Their findings appear in the Journal of cell biology. Correct segregation of the chromosomes requires precise positioning of the cleavage furrow to the mid-plane of the cell. To achieve this, the spindle apparatus sends out two signals. One of these actively stimulates formation of the contractile ring at the ...
Rosemary Whelan, coordinator of the University of New Haven's biology major and its program in Biotechnology and genetics, has received the University's prestigious William L. Bucknall Excellence in Teaching Award, which provides an honorarium of $15,000 as well as $10,000 to support new teaching ...

When she was just 12 years old, an impressionable Cathy Lucas, now associate professor in marine biology at the University of Southampton, met Sir David Attenborough. He'd come to talk to students about his 1979 landmark wildlife series Life on Earth. "I thrust him my copy of his book to sign.
BROKEN ARROW -- The Northeastern State University Broken Arrow campus will begin its spring 2018 biology and chemistry Seminar Series on Jan. 26, a news release states. Presented by the NSU Gregg Wadley College of science & Health Professions and arranged by Dr. Sapna Das-Bradoo, ...
Beyond his fame as the biology Man, Turner is also co-creator of Dreadhead films, a production company started by the 19-year-old sophomore and his younger brother. While Turner is the script king, his younger brother, Justen, is the camera master, and the two have gone on to create award-winning ...
Parks Collins and Justin Leonard, biology instructors at Mitchell, led the initiative to apply for inclusion in the sea-PHAGES program in order to expand opportunities for students to learn and develop as scientists. The program will begin at Mitchell in the fall 2018 semester. For more information on the ...

A research fellow in Drew's lab at the time and my most influential mentor early on reached out to me after seeing my science fair work and hearing about my interest in combining biology and computer science. I was able to work in the lab over the summer and continued on a project part-time for a while ...
Of chimps and men: biology of men behaving badly and its solutions. DR. OMAR BAGASRA; Jan 11, 2018; 0 · facebook · twitter · email. Chimp. Foxie, a chimp who lives at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest near Cle Elum, Washington, sits on a platform during a party for her 40th birthday on Aug. 8, 2016. Ted S. Warren ...
"Big biology" will publish roughly once a month, and an upcoming episode will feature Zimmer. Currently, the broadcasts feature short episodes of 5 to 10 minutes along with a companion piece that's longer and less edited for people who might be more interested in the topic, although the podcasters will ...
Using 3D images, biologists at Imperial College London, UK, have shown how bacteria have evolved their 'flagellar' motors of different powers to optimize their swimming. Flagellar motors of Wolinella succinogenes, Arcobacter butzleri, and Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. 'B,' 'M,' and 'P' labels depict Basal disk ...
This involves the injection of fluorescent markers, into a living system, to follow dynamics of a cell and drug delivery. Tissue biology involves the analysis of the microscopic structure of animal and human tissues. This is often performed by examining a thin tissue slice under a light or an electron microscope.
A controversial plan to turn graduate art students' studio space in the historic Art Annex into a home for the Honors College and move the art students to the smaller biology Annex drew passionate outcry from the art students, faculty and others on campus. In November, regents scrapped that idea, part of a ...
In early 1951, a woman named Henrietta Lacks visited the "colored ward" at Johns Hopkins hospital for a painful lump she found on her cervix. She was seen by Dr. Howard W. Jones, who indeed found a tumor growing on the surface of her cervix. He took a tissue sample, which confirmed Henrietta's worst ...
A small coastal shark called the bonnethead shark (Sphyrna tiburo) eats copious amounts of seagrass (Thalassia testudinum) and has adaptations in its digestive system to process vegetation, according to new research. Leigh et al investigated the digestive function of bonnethead sharks in order to ...
Pune, India -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/09/2018 -- The analysts forecast global synthetic biology workstation market to grow at a CAGR of 7.02% during the period 2018-2022. One trend in the market is growing number of startups in synthetic biology. With the increasing number of venture capitalists willing to fund bio-based solutions ...
The Department of Biological sciences at the University of Limerick are welcoming 450 Leaving Certificate biology students from all over Munster into their state-of-the-art laboratories this week. They are providing the students with the opportunity to conduct the laboratory practical experiments set on the ...
Amity Manning, assistant professor of biology and Biotechnology, has received a three-year, $300,000 award from the Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research. The grant will support her research on the molecular biology of cancer cells, work that may lead to a better ...

Amity Manning, assistant professor of biology and Biotechnology, has received a three-year, $300,000 award from the Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research. The grant will support her research on the molecular biology of cancer cells, work that may lead to a better ...
Back in Austin for its third year, the annual BDYHAX conference brings together cutting-edge experts from around the globe in various fields and disciplines. The two-day event runs Fri.-Sat., Feb. 2-3, at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol. Specialists in fields such as life extension, body modification, ...
Scores of Indigenous North American languages might not survive the 21st century, so scientists from Canada's McGill University are proposing to borrow a leaf from conservation biology to preserve as much linguistic diversity as possible. When setting conservation goals, Ecologists use evolutionary ...
Rarely occurring side by side in an academic setting, cultural heritage and molecular biophysics are the focus of a groundbreaking course at Yale thanks to fearless students, a newly dedicated lab and expert conservation science taking place at the University's West Campus. Led by Andrew Miranker, Professor of ...
"Development is starting to become a canvas for engineering, and by breaking the complexity of development down into simpler engineering principles, scientists are beginning to better understand, and ultimately control, the fundamental biology," says senior author Zev Gartner, part of the Center for ...
HUNTINGTON -- The Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) is one of the most threatened mammals on earth. By 2011, only about 200 of the rhinos were thought to remain living in the wild. Now, an international team of researchers, including Marshall University biology professor Herman Mays ...
A San Jose State University biology professor recently accused a Texas state legislator of being "bigoted" for tweeting that there are only two genders. "In case you forgot how many genders there are," Republican State Representative Briscoe Cain tweeted on December 21, attaching a picture of the XX ...
A biology researcher on Wednesday claimed his recent participation in the election of Hong Kong representatives to the state legislature had affected his employment prospects at Baptist University, quoting "reliable faculty sources" who said his three-year contract would not be renewed when it expired in ...
The past five years have seen this niche movement grow into companies on the verge of leather without cows, and new materials like yarn made out of spider webs (you got it--without the spiders!). We're not talking materials simply inspired by biology, like pleather, but rather fabric built from the very same ...
I really like academic herpetology meetings, and I (mostly) really like herpetologists, so it was with a skip in my step and a smile on my face that I made my way to Bournemouth, Dorset (UK) for the 2017 Amphibian and reptile biology and conservation meeting. Because the meeting jointly involves two ...
Germany's attitudes towards biology can seem inconsistent, but they stem from a deep fear of repeating history. Many of the country's politicians see biology as a terrifying business. They sense the nervousness of their electorate towards anything that smacks of interfering with nature -- the atrocious ...
BAR harbor -- Sam Beck has joined the faculty of the MDI Biological Laboratory as an assistant professor of computational biology. Beck will lead a research team focused on the study of progeria, or Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a rare, fatal, genetic condition characterized by accelerated ...
The Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has scrapped the ordinary level practical examinations for physics, chemistry and biology with effect from the 2018 academic year. According to a circular, the decision to scrap the examinations took place during a meeting where members present ...
"If we can first teach them how to critically think and analyze things, then when they walk into that big fact-based area (which they're going to do!), they have a better way of hanging those facts onto some kind of structure," said Associate Professor of biology Anne Kruchten. "They can tell a story with them ...
Pigeons can discriminate the abstract concepts of space and time -- and seem to use a different region of the brain than humans and primates to do so, according to new research published in the journal Current biology. The finding adds to growing recognition in the scientific community that lower-order ...
"It is an extraordinary honor to be named recipient of the International Prize for biology, a very special honor for a biologist," said Dr. Colwell. "I am deeply grateful to the Japan Society for the Promotion of science for this award. I have many friends and colleagues in Japan and look forward to continuing my ...
McGowan, who has been teaching at South Fayette since 2003, was recently recognized by the National Association of biology teachers as Pennsylvania's Outstanding biology Teacher for the 2016-17 school year. He attended the NABT's annual conference in St. Louis in early November to receive his ...
But one such space in East Baltimore allows people to work with a different kind of making 'tool;' biology. Baltimore Under Ground science Space, or BUGSS, is a public laboratory that offers classes, seminars and lab access to anyone -- with or without a science background -- interested in working in ...
The theme of Peer Review Week 2017 was transparency, and to mark the occasion, this September we launched a trial of transparent peer review at Genome biology. Although transparency may mean different things to different people, we are taking it to mean the process whereby the reviewers' reports, ...
Penn professors are collaborating to bring the new field of synthetic biology into Philadelphia high schools. The Graduate school of education's Yasmin Kafai and the school of design's Orkan Telhan are developing affordable, safe, and user-friendly synthetic biology wetlab kits for high school students. students use the ...
The goal of synthetic biology, which combines biology with engineering, is to (re)program cells in order to improve their performance in a specific task, or so that they can efficiently perform a new task. One of the challenges in this discipline is thus to bypass the limitations of existing biological systems.
Throughout the 18th century, wool dominated England's commerce, with the wool trade involving, directly or indirectly, almost one-fourth of the population. It fed the nation's mills and coffers, and anything that threatened the sheep that produced it was clearly a cause for concern. One such danger was a ...
students at George Rogers Clark High school got a special lesson in biology and microbiology from staff members at Catalent PhaRMA Solutions Wednesday afternoon. According to Research and Development Project manager Roger Croucher, the program was done as a part of Winchester Catalent's day ...
Synthetic biologists have established a DNA-encoded and readily engineered bacterial platform for borylation that outpaces conventional chemical methods. The feat marks the first time that bacteria have made compounds with boron-carbon bonds. In this artist's interpretation, a scientist introduces boron ...
"We believe that the tight integration of computational protein design and scale-up capabilities will result in a cascade of synthetic biology innovation, creating superior performance and financial returns for any market that depends on chemical production," said Arzeda CEO Dr. Alex Zanghellini in a press ...
"Findings in populations are generally robust and translate well across cohorts and species -- making the data directly relevant to human biology," says Li. "We have deposited all the data and the toolkit in a public platform, which will help researchers identify and validate the functions of their genes of ...
ALL life on Earth uses the same four chemical letters, known as bases, to store genetic information in the form of DNA. Three bases form a codon, a genetic "word" that represents one of 20 natural amino acids. A string of codons can be read by the machinery inside cells and turned into long chains of amino ...
Professor Chris Willis, from the school of chemistry, said: "This is a classic case where nature has produced something really useful, but combining nature with chemistry through a synthetic biology approach we are able to make things even better." These new compounds are some of the only new class of ...
An international team of scientists from the United States and Indonesia has described a new species of flowering plant of the genus Rafflesia ...
scientists at Trinity will build a new state-of-the-art 'mesocosm-based platform' to assess the impacts of climate change on marine resources ...
A biology of grazing lands workshop will be held Jan. 3-5, 2018, at the North Dakota State University Dickinson Research Extension Center.
Last week, Philip and I attended a meeting with some of the pioneers and leaders of the synthetic biology field. They believe biology will be ...
Wondering what your high schooler's up to? Maybe this assignment from a Seattle-area ninth grade biology class will offer some insight: ...


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