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Field experiences highlight Viterbo conservation biology course
Field experiences highlight Viterbo conservation biology courseStudents in Viterbo University’s conservation biology course spent the beautiful afternoon of Oct. 17 conducting a study of the population of brown trout in Timber Coulee Creek near Coon Valley. “One of the goals of conservation biology is to ...read more
Source: La Crosse Tribune
Published on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 04:16:00 GMT
This high school biology teacher never knew the influence she has on her students—until she received an unexpected note
This high school biology teacher never knew the influence she has on her students—until she received an unexpected noteWhen Amy Hamilton teaches her biology classes at Northwest Guilford High School in North Carolina, she wants her students to get more than just a passing grade—she wants them to leave inspired. “When the kids leave my classroom I want them to love ...read more
Source: theepochtimes.com
Published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:49:00 GMT
Untangling spider biology
Untangling spider biologyFor a display of nature's diabolical inventiveness, it's hard to beat spiders. Thanks to their silks and venoms, these arachnids have come up with creative ways of capturing their prey, from nets they cast to trapdoors. The silks and venoms vary ...read more
Source: science.sciencemag.org
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:27:00 GMT
Cell biology: Cleaning up? Not without helpers
Cell biology: Cleaning up? Not without helpersScientists explain assembly and transport function of 'old' calcium pumps by 'new' partner proteins. Calcium-ATPases convey calcium ions (Ca2+) from the cytoplasm to the extracellular space via active transport (using ATP as an energy source), and thus ...read more
Source: Science Daily
Published on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT
Meeting report: Synthetic Biology Australasia Conference
Meeting report: Synthetic Biology Australasia ConferenceSynthetic biology as we commonly know it is often described in its scientifically specific context, or in the context of its effects on society and the environment. However, another prominent characteristic of synthetic biology in Australasia is the sense ...read more
Source: PLOS BLOGS
Published on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:48:00 GMT
Rep. Franks Praises HHS Definition of Life Beginning at Conception: High School Biology Students Know This
Rep. Franks Praises HHS Definition of Life Beginning at Conception: High School Biology Students Know ThisRep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) praised the Health and Human Services' strategic plan Tuesday which says that "HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage ...read more
Source: Townhall.com
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:15:00 GMT
The Graduate Center and Princeton University explore the interface between physics and biology
The Graduate Center and Princeton University explore the interface between physics and biologyNEW YORK, October 20, 2017 - The Graduate Center (GC) of the City University of New York (CUNY) has entered into a joint endeavor with Princeton University to explore the interface between biology and physics through the establishment of the Center for the ...read more
Source: EurekAlert!
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:42:00 GMT
Biology Beats Calories in Matters of Weight
Biology Beats Calories in Matters of WeightCalorie intake and energy expenditure do not explain body weight to the extent that scientists once thought, researchers write in an article in Perspectives on Psychological Science. Disproving this misconception, the authors said, comes down to simple ...read more
Source: psychologicalscience.org
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:47:00 GMT
Plasmodium vivax-like genome sequences shed new insights into Plasmodium vivax biology and evolution
Plasmodium vivax-like genome sequences shed new insights into Plasmodium vivax biology and evolutionPlasmodium vivax is responsible of the majority of malaria infections outside Africa. Its closer genetic relative, Plasmodium vivax-like, was discovered in African great apes and suggested to have given rise to P. vivax in humans. We generated two newly P.read more
Source: biorxiv.org
Published on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:15:00 GMT
NIH Awards $6.5 Million to Berkeley Lab for Augmenting Structural Biology Research Experience
NIH Awards $6.5 Million to Berkeley Lab for Augmenting Structural Biology Research ExperienceThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $6.5 million to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to integrate existing synchrotron structural biology resources to better serve researchers. The grant will establish a center based at ...read more
Source: newscenter.lbl.gov
Published on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:16:00 GMT