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A new undergraduate degree program in molecular life sciences will begin fall 2018, connecting the fields of biology, chemistry, medicine and biotechnology. The program, a collaboration between the Department of Biology and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, builds a foundation in ...
Baker Hall is flooded and leaking water after somebody failed to cover the roof with a tarp before the weekend storms. As of now, according to a professor who teaches a class in the building, there is only one “inhabitable” classroom. Classes originally scheduled to be in the building had to be moved.

5:30 pm: Matthew Cerveny, “Identification and Elimination of Exons in Zea mays CENPC Responsible for Auto-Activating the Yeast 2-Hybrid Assay.” 5:42 pm: Alexie Diakite, “The Role of Aurora B in Spindle Assembly”. 5:54 pm: Michaela Guinee, “Mapping Protein-Protein Interactions between Mis12-2, ...
This refers to the process by which the frequency of a particular gene in an environment may be affected due to chance events. So, a particular genetic trait may be annihilated by, say, a catastrophe that wipes out a species. Meanwhile, other genes may be favoured by such random events. This is in ...
Synthetic biology is a descendant of recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology, which transformed biology in the 1970s by allowing scientists to cut and paste DNA from one organism to another. These same biologists were also the vanguard in another way – they were the first to publicly raise concerns about ...
Robert Donaldson never expected to lead the biology department – but 41 years after he began teaching at GW, more than a quarter of his time has been spent in the position. Donaldson's first stint as chair started by chance. It was the mid-1990s, and the position was up for grabs – but he was ...

A jewellery designer believed to be the mysterious tenth man in the Hatton Garden heist is the son of a pioneering Cambridge biophysicist, The Times can reveal. Michael Seed, 57, appeared in court yesterday accused of being the fugitive dubbed “The Ghost” and known only as Basil to his alleged ...
West Shamokin biology students went to Homer-Center High School on March 6 to attend the “Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Symposium.” Homer-Center teachers Mrs. Cindy Scott and Mrs. Lisa Adams wrote and received a grant through Intermediate Unit 13 Organ and Tissue Donation ...
Scripps Research has long been recognized for its expertise at the nexus of chemistry and biology. This has resulted in numerous discoveries and spinoffs of biotech companies putting those discoveries to commercial use. One spinoff, Receptos, was purchased for $7.2 billion by pharma giant Celgene in ...
SALISBURY — When students from Ms. Amber Lawson's Salisbury High School AP biology class visited the Catawba College biology department, their task was to solve a “whodunit” mystery through molecular techniques. Lawson's students conducted an experiment in Catawba's Molecular Laboratory ...
March has been a bumper month at PLOS Biology with lots of research hitting the press. A selection of our top picks this month include papers on flying reptiles, electric fish, e-cigarette toxicity, obesity and taste, and the role of the ear in motor function. Image credit: John Conway. Our first study in March ...
Bacteria could be programed to efficiently produce drugs, thanks to breakthrough research into synthetic biology using engineering principles, from the University of Warwick and the University of Surrey. Led by the Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology Centre at Warwick's School of Engineering and the ...
The 63-year-old geneticist presides over one of the largest and best-funded academic biology labs in the world, headquartered on the second floor of the massive glass and steel New Research Building at Harvard Medical School. He also lends his name as an adviser or supporter to dozens of projects, ...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The 37th Summer Symposium in Molecular Biology, presented by the biochemistry and molecular biology department, is calling for undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, research personnel and faculty to submit abstracts for the upcoming June symposium. Students ...
The Biology Department at The University of New Mexico hosts its 27th annual Research Days and Open House Thursday and Friday, March 22-23. This annual event is a presentation of student research showcasing their discoveries and celebrating education in the biological sciences at UNM. Student ...
A collaboration between art and biology students at Ithaca College is exploring how a person thinks of themselves once they understand how much of their body is made up of bacteria. Intermediate and Advanced Drawing taught by Sarah Sutton, assistant professor in the Department of Art, and a research ...
Joyn Bio is the official name of the Bayer and Ginkgo joint venture announced in September 2017. Joyn Bio was founded with the goal of bringing advanced techniques in synthetic biology to agriculture to support the industry's sustainability efforts, starting with reducing the environmental impact of nitrogen ...

Stony Brook University's College of Arts and Sciences is gearing up to add a Bachelor of Arts or BA in Biology in addition to a BS in that subject. The school said the new BA in Biology will allow “students to study the biological sciences and complement these skills with those from a minor in the College of ...
North America and Regional Synthetic Biology Market Report provides important information related to the overall market and price forecast over a five-year period, from 2018 to 2023. In this bit, the experts have offered essential figures which relates to the production and consumption forecast for the major ...
An Idaho junior school has become the nexus of a bizarre and horrifying animal rights storm after a biology teacher reportedly fed a live puppy to the school turtle – which has now been euthanised. Preston Junior High School biology teacher Robert Crosland was identified on Tuesday by East Idaho News ...
“They actually have very good vision and they see ultraviolet light and more colors than us, or at least they are supposed to.” Neff said that although she is not certain of what her career plans are, she knows that it would be connected with biology. “I definitely want to do something in the biology field, but I'm ...
Date: March 15, 2018; Source: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute; Summary: Researchers made an important step toward deeper understanding of how malaria blood stage parasites turn the switch to become transmissible to other humans. This knowledge is fundamental for future research aiming to interrupt ...
The BioSpot is a study center usually filled with biology students in Room 350 of Chance Academic Center. The BioSpot is a friendly community that welcomes all majors to take advantage of its resources, Coordinator Gerard Robledo said March 8 in an interview. “When you're in college, the best thing for ...
Simpson undergraduates Julianna Gilson and Rachel Last have been friends since sophomore year and both are biology majors that paired up to research the Iron Mountain Mine in Redding. "We are looking to decrease the acid in the mine by simulating the bacteria who metabolism, breathes in that sulfuric acid and then ...
But when the instructors, cell biologist Tony Hyman and his postdoc, biophysicist Cliff Brangwynne, returned to their lab at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden, Germany, they ran some more experiments: they stuck worm gonads filled with P granules ...
Physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking died today (March 14) at 76. Hawking's major achievements included developing the first theory of cosmology unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics, and some of the most essential research on black holes ever accomplished—but he was better ...
We are bringing these three venture investors together in San Diego as part of the Xconomy Forum on Big Data Meets Big Biology. We've invited them to offer their insights on the convergence of healthcare with advanced information technologies like machine learning and predictive software—and to ...
Now, however, such an item could forge a new life in education, in Colorado State University's Department of Biology. Thanks to the hard work of one undergraduate, the University recently acquired 105 such specimens for its teaching collections. “We got a bit of everything under the sun – from snail shells ...
A machine-learning algorithm fully describes how the cells function, and could help us simulate medical research more accurately. Background: Virtually all AI systems are black boxes—algorithms that are impossible for us to examine. That's fine for, say, tech firms doing image recognition, but biologists ...
Have you read a 2017 PLOS Computational Biology Research Article that stood out for you in terms scientific excellence or impact on your field? Maybe you edited or reviewed a manuscript that caught your attention? If so, nominate them now for our “PLOS Computational Biology Research Prize”! A $2,000 ...
SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Twenty-one eighth and ninth-grade students from the Solvay Union Free School District came to Syracuse University recently for the bi-annual Biology Apprenticeship Evening. The goal of the event is to expose students to the STEM field, introduce them to current undergrads who ...
They're black boxes: A question goes in (“Is this a photo of a cat?” “What's the best next move in this game of Go?” “Should this self-driving car accelerate at this yellow light?”), and an answer comes out the other side. We may not know exactly how a black box AI system works, but we know that it does work.
It's not uncommon for biology classes to have live animals. At no time during the incident was the safety of students or staff at compromised, the district says. The name of the teacher involved in this incident was not released. The teacher is still in the classroom, not on leave, pending the outcome of the ...
Michael Karson is a professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology. He has taught at the University of Denver since 2003. Before entering academia, Karson practiced clinical and forensic psychology for 25 years. Since 1997 he has authored five books and he publises the blog Feeling Our ...
Social media companies play on biology and psychology to enslave us. But we have the tools to defeat them, write the authors of a new paper on the subject. How Evolutionary Biology Explains Smartphone Addiction. [Photo: PeopleImages/Getty Images]. By Jesus Diaz 3 minute Read. Do you feel like ...
A new initiative aims to increase participation rates and enhance the success of underrepresented ethnic minorities and students who are deaf or hard of hearing in biological and biomedical graduate fields at Cornell. The new five-year, $2.4 million National Institute of General Medical Sciences/National ...
People could benefit from a more comprehensive view of the brain, one that includes how biology, environment and culture shape behavior. When mental processes are seen as transcending the body, society perceives people as “more independent and self-motivated than they truly are,” and that ...
While that only concerns biopharmaceuticals today, there's a $140 billion per year opportunity in industrial biotech in the United States alone. Industrial biotech isn't what most people think of when they hear "industrial conglomerate," but there's a case to be made that General Electric's future is in biology.
Joseph Orgel, associate professor of biology and biomedical engineering, is an invited guest speaker at McGill University's Faculty of Dentistry Advanced Research Seminar, “Extracellular Matrix Formation in Health Disease,” on Tuesday, March 13 in Montreal. At the seminar, Orgel will discuss how the ...
1, the nine students in Kassi Mendick's Advanced Biology class at Centerville High School got a little experience in presenting research to an audience during a mock cancer research symposium. According to Mendick, each student had to choose a certain type of cancer, research it, and their present their ...
Declan Bates, Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Warwick's School of Engineering and Co-Director, Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology Centre (WISB) commented “Synthetic Biology is about making cells easier to engineer so that we can address many of the most important challenges ...
Is there a "baby penalty" for women scientists? The Working Group of Mothers in Science believes the answer is yes, especially when it comes to being able to attend scientific conferences and proceedings, which are crucial to career advancement. Sarah DuRant, an assistant professor in the Department of ...
An international team of biologists from Poland and Japan has discovered and described a new species of tardigrade. Details of the micro-animal's discovery are published in the journal PLoS ONE. Macrobiotus shonaicus. Scale bars in μm. Image credit: Stec et al, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0192210.
Marlis Douglas, a biology professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and the holder of the Brubaker Professorship of Life Sciences, recently received a first-place award from Integrated DNA Technologies Inc. Douglas won the award for ...
Ring, a professor of biology at VSU, regularly reviews DNA evidence for attorneys and provides an expert opinion on what the data indicates in criminal cases involving sexual assault, aggravated assault, murder, and more. Ring's analyses — based on DNA samples taken from the crime scene, victim, and ...
After Donald Trump was elected president in November 2016, Yale professor of molecular and cellular biology Valerie Horsley cried for hours that night and the whole next day. Then the tears dried, and she got to work. Now, Horsley, a Democrat from Hamden, is seeking her party's nomination for state ...
Led by the Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology Centre at Warwick's School of Engineering and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey, new research has discovered how to dynamically manage the allocation of essential resources inside engineered cells -- advancing the ...
Jessica Ferrara is a senior biology major and Italian minor, who is pursuing a unique career: she wants to become a veterinarian and has been accepted for graduate school at St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies. “I honestly have wanted to be a vet for as long as I remember,” Ferrara said.
Two MMC freshmen, David Gonzales and Ashley Pavia, have been awarded prestigious summer fellowships to conduct research in ocean science this coming summer. David is a Biology major, and Ashley is a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies. Both students have minors in Chemistry.
Finkbeiner's success highlights how deep learning, one of the most promising branches of artificial intelligence (AI), is making inroads in biology. The algorithms are already infiltrating modern life in smartphones, smart speakers and self-driving cars. In biology, deep-learning algorithms dive into data in ...


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