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  • November 30, 1999
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increasing women in neuroscience

by Ragamuffin in How We Are Hungry

The Department Chair Training to Increase Women in Neuroscience (IWiN) is scheduled to meetin in Tucson, at the University of Arizona this April. The workshop, funded by the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE program, is a three-year program aiming to increase the number of women on neurosciences faculty. The participants of these workshops expect to leave them with tools to implement recruitment and advancement plans for women within their universities, and to disseminate the informat........ Read more »

Mary Ann Mason, Marc Goulden, Karie Frasch. (2010) Keeping Women in the Science Pipeline. Focus on Workplace Flexibility. info:/

  • November 30, 1999
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Dr. A H Bandivdekar finds the inhibitor for sexual transmission of HIV virus.

by B V Waghmare in HIV virus and antiretroviral drugs and antiAIDS vaccine research and developmets

Dr. A H Bandivdekar Indian scientist found the exact way by which HIV virus gains entry in to human blood in sexual transmission of HIV virus, which is one of the biggest reason for HIV virus infections and AIDS.
There are certain individuals who are tested positive and do not develop symptoms of AIDS or AIDS this is because there is diffrerance in their genetic constitution.
In latancy period there is a resistance for replication of HIV virus in lymphocytes in these infected individuals. The........ Read more »

B V Waghmare. (2011) Dr. A H Bandivdekar finds the inhibitor for sexual transmission of HIV virus. . info:/bvwaghmare

  • November 30, 1999
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by xxx in Anole Annals

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Kirsten E. Nicholson and Paul M. Richards. (2011) Home-range size and overlap within an introduced population of the Cuban Knight Anole, Anolis equestris (Squamata: Iguanidae). Phyllomedusa, 10(1), 65-73. info:/

  • November 30, 1999
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Kein Kanal, sondern eine Kette schiffbarer Becken - neue Studien zur Fossa Carolina

by R. Schreg in Archaeologik

Geoarchaeology at the fossa Carolina... Read more »

Eva Leitholdt, Christoph Zielhofer, Stefanie Berg-Hobohm, Katharina Schnabl, Britta Kopecky-Hermanns, Jens Bussmann, Joachim W. Härtling, Klaus Reicherter, & Katrin Unger. (2012) Fossa Carolina: The First Attempt to Bridge the Central European Watershed—A Review, New Findings, and Geoarchaeological Challenges. Geoarchaeology, 88-104. info:/

  • November 30, 1999
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A Slippery Supernova Remnant and its Compact Companion

by Brooke N in Smaller Questions

Astronomers prove supernova remnant G350.1–0.3 is in our galaxy; explain its asymmetric, shell-less structure; and constrain parameters of its compact central object.... Read more »

Gaensler, B., Tanna, A., Slane, P., Brogan, C., Gelfand, J., McClure-Griffiths, N., Camilo, F., Ng, C., & Miller, J. (2008) The (Re-)Discovery of G350.1-0.3: A Young, Luminous Supernova Remnant and Its Neutron Star. The Astrophysical Journal, 680(1). DOI: 10.1086/589650  

  • November 30, 1999
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On the brink of extinction

by sedeer in Inspiring Science

In 1994, David Noble was trekking through Wollemi National Park in the Blue Mountains, about 200km northwest of Sydney, Australia, when he came across a copse of unusual looking trees. Unable to identify them, he took specimens back with him for further study. Botanists were shocked to realize that the trees which Noble had found belonged to a lineage which they believed had been extinct for millions of years. Designated Wollemia nobilis (in honour of the place and person of discovery), this ........ Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Climate change causes species to move north and to higher elevations

by brettcherry in Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Blog

How climate change is causing species in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere to move on average 12.2 metres higher in elevation per decade and northwards 17.6 kilometres per decade. Species are moving the most in regions showing the highest levels of warming, but some are more influenced by climate change than others... Read more »

Chen IC, Hill JK, Ohlemüller R, Roy DB, & Thomas CD. (2011) Rapid range shifts of species associated with high levels of climate warming. Science (New York, N.Y.), 333(6045), 1024-6. PMID: 21852500  

  • November 30, 1999
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A Holiday Without Helminths

by Michael Hsieh in Hsieh Lab Blog

What would a holiday without helminths, also known as parasitic worms, look like?... Read more »

Lustigman S, Prichard RK, Gazzinelli A, Grant WN, Boatin BA, McCarthy JS, & Basáñez MG. (2012) A research agenda for helminth diseases of humans: the problem of helminthiases. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 6(4). PMID: 22545164  

  • November 30, 1999
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Methylome Data in Lethal Prostate Cancer Supports Personalized Medicine

by Nicole Kelesoglu in E3 Engaging Epigenetics Experts

Recent surprising evidence has shown that metastatic tumors usually do not vary in their genomes within an individual. Yet, these tumors behave differently at different sites around the body. Does that mean that epigenetic profiling will be too variable to target for cancer treatment? In a word, no.... Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Middle-distance running kenyans and anti-climaxes

by Stuart Miller in UKSportSci

Recently an article came out that got me really excited. I had found out about it through Twitter (this really is a great tool, and I strongly suggest you get on it…and say hi @UKSportSci). As soon as I saw the tweet, I wanted to know more…immediately. It was an article that, based on the title, could be MASSIVE in my field. Reading it was, unfortunately, full of anti-climaxes though. I’m just hoping that they collected more data, and are doing the tactic of getting as many p........ Read more »

Sano K, Ishikawa M, Nobue A, Danno Y, Akiyama M, Oda T, Ito A, Hoffrén M, Nicol C, Locatelli E.... (2012) Muscle-tendon interaction and EMG profiles of world class endurance runners during hopping. European journal of applied physiology. PMID: 23229882  

  • November 30, 1999
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Five things to think about when preparing glycoproteins for crystallization:

by Dave Dilyx in Protein Solubility Blog

So, you have decided to crystallize your glycoprotein. First for the bad news, protein crystallization is difficult; it is not called the bottleneck of crystallography for nothing. When you want to crystallize a glycoprotein your problems are compounded because glycosylation is usually heterogeneous and can interfere with crystallization. However, there is good news, crystallographers believe that all proteins can be crystallized; it is just a matter of hard work and determination. A major prob........ Read more »

Chang, V., Crispin, M., Aricescu, A., Harvey, D., Nettleship, J., Fennelly, J., Yu, C., Boles, K., Evans, E., Stuart, D.... (2007) Glycoprotein Structural Genomics: Solving the Glycosylation Problem. Structure, 15(3), 267-273. DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2007.01.011  

  • November 30, 1999
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The case of the missing genitalia: copulation costs for male spiders

by Chris Buddle in Arthropod Ecology

Male spiders can be missing their organs (pedipalps) and this is clearly quite a cost for their fitness! This post explores this topic, with some original data, and with some discussion of past literature on the topic.... Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Middle age females are most interested in mating: Lessons from a cricket

by Sue Bertram in Lab Chirps

How age influences phonotaxis in virgin female Jamaican field crickets (Gryllus assimilis)

A new article in PeerJ written by Karen Pacheco, Jeff Dawson, Mike Jutting, and Sue Bertram... Read more »

Karen Pacheco, Jeff Dawson, Mike Jutting, and Sue Bertram. (2013) How age influences phonotaxis in virgin female Jamaican field crickets (Gryllus assimilis). PeerJ. info:/10.7717/peerj.130

  • November 30, 1999
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The Science of Sleep

by Amy Swanston in Antisense Science

Feeling tired? I know I am. But what is it that makes us feel like we need to sleep? And what keeps us awake?
Within our bodies, a lot of systems work antagonistically to maintain homeostasis - that is, one action opposes another, keeping balance. There are two important forces that we use to control sleep: our sleep drive and our alerting signal. As the day goes on, the drive to sleep becomes greater and greater, so our alerting signal has to increase at the same rate to keep us awake. S........ Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Spatial variations in mortality in pelagic early life stages of a marine fish (Gadus morhua)

by Øystein Langangen in Marine Science blog

Mortality of pelagic eggs and larvae of marine fish is often assumed to be constant both in space and time due to lacking information. This may, however, be a gross oversimplification, as early life stages are likely to experience large variations in mortality both in time and space.... Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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2014: The Year in Science

by Viputheshwar Sitaraman in Draw Science

The year in review: innovative discoveries and progress in all different fields of science. [Infographic]... Read more »

Qiu, X., Wong, G., Audet, J., Bello, A., Fernando, L., Alimonti, J., Fausther-Bovendo, H., Wei, H., Aviles, J., Hiatt, E.... (2014) Reversion of advanced Ebola virus disease in nonhuman primates with ZMapp. Nature, 514(7520), 47-53. DOI: 10.1038/nature13777  

Obokata, H., Wakayama, T., Sasai, Y., Kojima, K., Vacanti, M., Niwa, H., Yamato, M., & Vacanti, C. (2014) Stimulus-triggered fate conversion of somatic cells into pluripotency. Nature, 505(7485), 641-647. DOI: 10.1038/nature12968  

Quintana, E., Barclay, T., Raymond, S., Rowe, J., Bolmont, E., Caldwell, D., Howell, S., Kane, S., Huber, D., Crepp, J.... (2014) An Earth-Sized Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Cool Star. Science, 344(6181), 277-280. DOI: 10.1126/science.1249403  

A.K. Geim, & K. S. Novoselov. (2010) The rise and rise of graphene. Nature Nanotechnology, 5(11), 755-755. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2010.224  

  • November 30, 1999
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How to make rice better for you and the environment

by Betty Zou in Eat, Read, Science

An innovative way of rice preparation that removes more arsenic than the conventional method of cooking and a new strain of high-starch, low-methane rice are discussed.... Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Sticks And Stones (Coda) – How Names Work Against Women

by Michael Ramscar in The Importance of Being Wrong

Mothers tell your daughters

From 2011 to December 2015, five women fought the Japanese Government all the way to the country’s Supreme Court. They were seeking to change a law that compels couples to adopt the same surname in order to legally register their marriage. Although the law does not specify whose name it should be, in practice, 96% of couples take the husband’s name, and the women argued that this made the law unconstitutional, since it violated their basic civil rights........ Read more »

Colman, A., Sluckin, W., & Hargreaves, D. (1981) The effect of familiarity on preferences for surnames. British Journal of Psychology, 72(3), 363-369. DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8295.1981.tb02195.x  

A. Crook. (2012) Personal Names in 18th-Century Scotland: a case study of the parish of Beith (North Ayrshire). Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 1-10. info:/

Shannon, C. (1948) A Mathematical Theory of Communication. Bell System Technical Journal, 27(3), 379-423. DOI: 10.1002/j.1538-7305.1948.tb01338.x  

Shannon, C. (1951) Prediction and Entropy of Printed English. Bell System Technical Journal, 30(1), 50-64. DOI: 10.1002/j.1538-7305.1951.tb01366.x  

  • November 30, 1999
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Productivity Paradox 2.0

by Paco Jariego in Mind the Post

Despite ongoing IT-related innovation, aggregate U.S. productivity growth slowed markedly after 2004. While economists are again unable to find the productivity in their statistics, many people in Silicon Valley think that this slowdown has to be at least in part illusory. Who is right?... Read more »

Byrne, D., Fernald, J., & Reinsdorf, M. (2016) Does the United States have a Productivity Slowdown or a Measurement Problem. Finance and Economics Discussion Series, 2016(017), 1-74. DOI: 10.17016/FEDS.2016.017  

Chad Syverson. (2013) Will History Repeat Itself? Comments on “Is the Information Technology Revolution Over?”. International Productivity Monitor, 37-40. info:/

  • November 30, 1999
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Ultrasound might increase autism severity

by vitul in Think, Ask and Resolve

According to a study by University of Washington researchers, diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to increased autism severity in the child.... Read more »

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