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Life Sciences - 05.10.2010
Nocturnal ants have evolved night vision: study
Nocturnal ants have evolved night vision: study
Researchers studying the eyes of Australian bull ants have found the first evidence of adaptation of visual structures within a single species to distinct light intensities. The research, led by Dr Ajay Narendra of the Division of Evolution, Ecology and Genetics at The Australian National University, found that the eye structure of the bull ants genus Myrmecia changed according to their role in the colony.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.10.2010
New registry to accelerate research on fragile X syndrome
As researchers delve further into the genetic basis for disease, they face a conundrum: finding enough affected people who can fill out a true picture of mutations that can vary from one person to another.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.10.2010
Two Caltech Scientists Named Among 2010 NIH Director's New Innovator Awardees
Two Caltech Scientists Named Among 2010 NIH Director’s New Innovator Awardees
PASADENA, Calif.—As part of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative to stimulate highly innovative research and support promising new scientific investigators, two scientists from the

Health - Life Sciences - 04.10.2010
Addition of Immunotherapy Boosts Pediatric Cancer Survival in Children with Neuroblastoma
Sept. 30, 2010 By Jackie Carr Administering a new form of immunotherapy to children with neuroblastoma, a nervous system cancer, increased the percentage of those who were alive and free of disease progression after two years, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and fellow institutions.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.10.2010
Despite Brain Damage, Working Memory Functions Within Limits
October 12, 2010 By Scott LaFee Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, led by Larry R. Squire, PhD, professor of psychiatry, psychology and neurosciences at

Life Sciences - Health - 03.10.2010
McGill partners with leading Swiss neuroscience research group
Building on its worldwide reputation as a leader in neuroscience research, McGill University today joined with two leading Swiss research institutions - the University of Zurich (UZH) and the Swiss F

Health - Life Sciences - 02.10.2010
U-M creates the state’s first human embryonic stem cell line, a milestone on the road to new disease treatments
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—University of Michigan researchers have created the state's first human embryonic stem cell line, achieving a long-sought goal that provides the foundation for future efforts to develop innovative disease treatments.

Life Sciences - 01.10.2010
DirectFuel
The Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg participates in the new EU-funded FP7 collaborative project "Direct biological conversion of solar energy to volatile hydrocarbon fuels by engineered cyanobacter

Life Sciences - Administration - 01.10.2010
Manchester team wins major EU biofuels grant
01 Oct 2010 The European Commission has agreed to fund a project to develop photosynthetic microorganisms that directly convert solar power and carbon dioxide into engine-ready fuel.

Life Sciences - 01.10.2010
Ig Nobel for slime networks
Science Pete Wilton | 01 Oct 10 An experiment to test if slime moulds can design efficient railway networks has won a team, including Oxford University researchers, an Ig Nobel Prize .

Health - Life Sciences - 30.09.2010
Stanford lands research grants for creative scientists and breakthrough projects
Stanford researchers win prestigious grants from the National Institutes of Health. Some funding goes to unusually creative investigators at an early stage of their careers; other support goes to risky projects that may produce game-changing results.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.09.2010
NIH Awards $11.5 Million for New Caltech-Led Membrane-Protein Center
NIH Awards $11.5 Million for New Caltech-Led Membrane-Protein Center
PASADENA, Calif.—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $11.5 million to a consortium of research institutions led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for the creation of a center for the study of membrane-protein structures.

Physics - Life Sciences - 30.09.2010
Graphene may hold key to speeding up DNA sequencing
Graphene may hold key to speeding up DNA sequencing
Researchers from Harvard University and MIT have demonstrated that graphene, a surprisingly robust planar sheet of carbon just one-atom thick, can act as an artificial membrane separating two liquid reservoirs. By drilling a tiny pore just a few-nanometers in diameter, called a nanopore, in the graphene membrane, the researchers were able to measure exchange of ions through the pore and demonstrate that a long DNA molecule can be pulled through the graphene nanopore just as a thread is pulled through the eye of a needle.

Life Sciences - Environment - 27.09.2010
Grant to help New Yorkers reduce risky teen behaviors
Grant to help New Yorkers reduce risky teen behaviors
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is preparing communities across New York for an innovative system to more effectively deliver research-based programs to prevent substance abuse and risky behavior in young teens.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.09.2010
Study pinpoints ectopic smoke link
Scientists have discovered why women who smoke have a higher risk of developing ectopic pregnancies. Researchers have found that female smokers who have an ectopic pregnancy have raised levels of a protein - called - in their Fallopian tubes, which increases the risk of an egg implanting outside the womb.

Physics - Life Sciences - 27.09.2010
A shot to the heart: Nanoneedle delivers quantum dots to cell nucleus
A shot to the heart: Nanoneedle delivers quantum dots to cell nucleus
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Getting an inside look at the center of a cell can be as easy as a needle prick, thanks to University of Illinois researchers who have developed a tiny needle to deliver a shot right to a cell's nucleus.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.09.2010
Cancer-associated long non-coding RNA regulates pre-mRNA splicing
Cancer-associated long non-coding RNA regulates pre-mRNA splicing
CHAMPAIGN, lll. Researchers report this month that MALAT1, a long non-coding RNA that is implicated in certain cancers, regulates pre-mRNA splicing - a critical step in the earliest stage of protein production. Their study appears in the journal Molecular Cell. Nearly 5 percent of the human genome codes for proteins, and scientists are only beginning to understand the role of the rest of the “non-coding” genome.

Life Sciences - 22.09.2010
Honeybee democracies offer useful insights, says new book
Honeybee democracies offer useful insights, says new book
When honeybees seek a new home, they choose the best site through a democratic process that humans might do well to emulate, says a Cornell biologist in his new book, "Honeybee Democracy" (Princeton University Press).

Health - Life Sciences - 22.09.2010
Stem cell technique offers new potential to treat blindness
Stem cell technique offers new potential to treat blindness
UCL scientists are pioneering a stem cell treatment to replace diseased parts of the retina, which could lead to a future treatment for retinal diseases that affect around 3,000 children in the UK. The researchers from UCL Institute of Child Health and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, also members of the UCL Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, successfully implanted cells from healthy mice into mice with an inherited form of childhood blindness called Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA).

Life Sciences - Health - 21.09.2010
University of Freiburg launches research project on the digital printing of single biological cells
IMTEK coordinates European project PASCA Freiburg, 21.09.2010 The Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), University of Freiburg , is the principal technology partner and project coordinator of the EU Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development research project PASCA (Platform for Advanced Single Cell Manipulation and Analysis).

Life Sciences - Health - 21.09.2010
Increased Brain Protein Levels Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease
Elevated levels of a growth protein in the brains of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients is linked to impaired neurogenesis, the process by which new neurons are generated, say researchers at the University of California, San Diego in today's edition of The Journal of Neuroscience.

Life Sciences - Health - 21.09.2010
UC San Diego Receives $15.4 Million to Establish New Center for Systems Biology
National Centers for Systems Biology BioCircuits Institute San Diego Consortium for Systems Biology Alexander Hoffman's research: Signaling Systems Jeff Hasty's research: Systems Biodynamics Trey Ideker's research Sept.

Life Sciences - Health - 20.09.2010
For neurons to work as a team, it helps to have a beat
BERKELEY — When it comes to conducting complex tasks, it turns out that the brain needs rhythm, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

Life Sciences - Health - 19.09.2010
Grasping the Tree of Life: there's an app for that, too
Grasping the Tree of Life: there's an app for that, too
University Park, Pa. The scientists who put an innovative "tree of life" online last year now have made that same resource available - for free - for iPhone users.

Life Sciences - 17.09.2010
Anglers and Stanford scientists join to track marlin swimming unusual migration routes across the equator
Anglers and Stanford scientists join to track marlin swimming unusual migration routes across the equator
An annual collaboration of Stanford researchers and sport anglers in Hawaii is revealing the long migration paths of Pacific blue marlins, a large, spectacular fish with a snout shaped like a spear. Electronic tags placed on the marlins reveal surprising behavior, including three fish that swam from Hawaii to the Marquesas Islands, a 3000-kilometer journey south across the equator.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.09.2010
UCL reaps one-third of new Alzheimer’s Society research grants
UCL has received a total of nearly £500,000 funding for three dementia research projects from the Alzheimer's Society and Bupa, representing one-third of all projects funded in this round.

Art and Design - Life Sciences - 17.09.2010

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 16.09.2010

Life Sciences - Interdisciplinary / All Categories - 16.09.2010
New director for Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre
New director for Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre
Professor Nigel Scrutton has been appointed Director of the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (MIB), founded at The University of Manchester in 2006 to develop a globally recognised focus of interdisciplinary research at the interface to biology.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.09.2010
Single largest gift to Vet College will create world's first canine genomics program
Single largest gift to Vet College will create world’s first canine genomics program
Cornell will establish the world's first canine genomics program with a $10 million gift - the single largest donation ever given to the College of Veterinary Medicine - from an anonymous university trustee.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.09.2010
Fleming fellow to study key DNA copying process
Fleming fellow to study key DNA copying process
Francisco Bastos de Oliveira, a researcher at Cornell studying a novel cellular pathway during replication that may one day lead to better cancer drugs, was awarded the 2010 Sam and Nancy Fleming Research Fellowship from Cornell's Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 15.09.2010
Weill Institute on track after two years of active research
Weill Institute on track after two years of active research
Cornell's Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology is on track to becoming fully operational by 2013, says Director Scott Emr.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.09.2010
Medical Center research funding exceeds $100 million
Growth in federal research funding and plans for an increased focus on personalized medicine research were key highlights of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's public board of directors meeting on Wednesday, Sept.

Life Sciences - 15.09.2010
Three's the limit for our eyes
Three’s the limit for our eyes
The human brain can see only up to three moving objects at a given instant, new research has found.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.09.2010
Professor Deenan Pillay: directing the path for biomedical research
Professor Deenan Pillay has recently taken on the role of Director at the UCLH/UCL National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre (CBRC).

Health - Life Sciences - 14.09.2010
Tranquil scenes have positive impact on brain
Tranquil scenes have positive impact on brain
Study shows tranquil scenes have positive impact on brain Tranquil living environments can positively affect the human brain function, according to researchers at the University of Sheffield.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.09.2010
Fighting to save the 'Tree of Life'
Fighting to save the ’Tree of Life’
PA 237/10 Scientists from The University of Nottingham have joined forces with researchers in Africa to tackle a lethal disease which is devastating a vital resource and foodstuff… the coconut palm.

Veterinary - Life Sciences - 10.09.2010
Planning moves forward on UW-Madison research animal forums
Planning is moving ahead on a series of community forums that aim to provide a window into the use of animals in research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.09.2010
Most powerful microscope in the UK unveiled
Most powerful microscope in the UK unveiled
The most powerful atom resolving microscope in the UK was today revealed at the University of Cambridge.

Life Sciences - Health - 10.09.2010
Visual Pattern Preference May be Indicator of Autism in Toddlers
Using eye-tracking methods, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown that toddlers with autism spend significantly more time visually examining dynamic geometric patterns than they do looking at social images - a viewing pattern not found in either typical or developmentally delayed toddlers.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.09.2010
Sydney Science Forum: Law of the Locust
Sydney Science Forum: Law of the Locust
Hear a tale of cannibals, ageing and human obesity from Professor Steve Simpson, NSW Scientist of the Year 2009, at his Sydney Science Forum public talk on Wednesday, 15 September 2010.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 09.09.2010
Researchers expand yeast's sugary diet to include plant fiber
BERKELEY — University of California, Berkeley, researchers have taken genes from grass-eating fungi and stuffed them into yeast, creating strains that produce alcohol from tough plant material – cellulose – that normal yeast can't digest.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 08.09.2010
Researchers attack plum pox to save state's stone fruits
Researchers attack plum pox to save state’s stone fruits
Last year, 15 trees in New York state tested positive for plum pox virus (PPV), and more than 30 acres of peaches, plums and apricots in six orchards had to be destroyed by their owners.

Life Sciences - Health - 08.09.2010
New director takes over at Primate Center
New director takes over at Primate Center
It is not likely, by a long shot, to be his biggest challenge, but reorienting his collegiate athletic allegiances and keeping peace in the family will be one pressing priority for neurophysiologist

Life Sciences - 08.09.2010
Researchers find that interneurons are not all created equally
Researchers find that interneurons are not all created equally
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A type of neuron that, when malfunctioning, has been tied to epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia is much more complex than previously thought, researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory report in the Sept.

History / Archeology - Life Sciences - 08.09.2010
Off the Shelf: Book reviews by the Editors of Research/Penn State
"Do Fish Feel Pain?" (Oxford University Press) Do fish feel pain? It's a barbed and difficult question, but for Victoria Braithwaite , a fish biologist at Penn State, the science may be the easy part.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.09.2010
Largest ever Epigenetics project launched
Largest ever Epigenetics project launched
One of the most ambitious large-scale projects in Human Genetics has been launched today: Epitwin will capture the subtle epigenetic signatures that mark the differences between 5,000 twins on a scal

Life Sciences - Environment - 07.09.2010
Mother’s care is key to a big brain
The evolution of big-brained mammals may be due to maternal investment, rather than metabolism, according to a new study by scientists at UCL (University College London) and the University of Cambridge. Published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) the study analysed data sets of the brain sizes of 197 marsupial and 457 placental mammals to test the influences of metabolism versus maternal investment on brain size evolution.

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