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University awarded £5M to investigate how cells communicate
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have been awarded £5 million to investigate how cells respond to stimuli such as stress and UV radiation. (2007-11-27)

Biological warfare in bacteria offers hope for new antibiotics
Scientists are to study a group of proteins that are highly effective at killing bacteria and which could hold the key to developing new types of antibiotics. Researchers from the Universities of York and Leeds have been awarded £3.3 million ($5.4 million) from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to find out how a family of proteins known as colicins force their way into bacterial cells before destroying them. (2009-07-02)

Nick Smith (R-MI) honored by 2 science coalitions in D.C.
The Coalition on Funding Agricultural Research Missions (CoFARM) and the Biological and Ecological Sciences Coalition (BESC) honored Chairman Nick Smith (R-MI) who, as leader of the House Sciences Subcommittee on Research, has championed numerous efforts for which the agricultural and biological science communities are grateful. BESC focuses on the vitality of research in the biological sciences across agencies including NSF. CoFARM works to raise awareness and support for the agricultural research community. (2003-04-04)

University of Southern Denmark receives Euro 8 M
New state of the art equipment benefits science at University of Southern Denmark. (2013-06-18)

Genetic safety switches could help curb potential bioterror risks
The potential threat of bioterrorism using man-made biological organisms could be reduced, thanks to a new method developed by scientists. (2015-01-26)

Scientists clock on to how sunlight shapes daily rhythms
Fresh insight into how biological clocks adjust to having less sunlight in the winter could help us better understand the impact of jet lag and shift work. (2010-11-22)

NIH and NSF team up to link math and biology at February 12 Symposium
The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation are holding a symposium on (2003-02-05)

Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences to offer forum
The Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences will sponsor a scholarly forum open to both members and non-members of The Gerontological Society of America for recent scientific articles to be discussed and debated. (2003-07-29)

Parasite study paves way for therapies to tackle deadly infections
New understanding of a parasite that causes a million cases of disease each year could point towards effective drug treatments. (2017-10-10)

Lehigh receives $1.8 million from Howard Hughes Medical Institute for bioscience education
Lehigh University is one of 50 institutions receiving a total of more than $86 million over the next four years from HHMI. The funding will enable Lehigh to provide undergraduate students in a variety of fields with research-intensive experiences in biosystems dynamics. It will also help the university promote bioscience literacy. (2006-06-02)

Biological Clock Advanced By Two Hours Earlier In Morning Types
Researchers at Leiden University, financed by NWO, have discovered the biological reason for the difference between morning types (larks) and evening types (night owls), by observing a time difference in their bodies' daily temperature curve. The biological clock runs two hours earlier in morning types than in evening types. Up to now it was assumed that personality differences were involved. (1999-02-08)

Springer author receives 2011 Croonian Lecture from the Royal Society
The 2011 Croonian Lecture has been awarded to John Ellis for his pioneering contributions to biochemistry, molecular cell biology and plant sciences. Ellis, an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Warwick in the UK, is the author of the Springer book (2010-11-05)

The biological and toxin weapons convention - an analysis
The refusal of the US to sign the long awaited renegotiation of the Biological and Toxin Weapon Convention looks set to lead to the failure of the final round of talks, currently concluding in Geneva. Malcolm Dando and Simon Whitby from the Department of Peace Studies, the University of Bradford discuss the implications for the protocol and the responsibilities of the biomedical community during the verification procedures. (2001-08-17)

Pathogens use previously undescribed mechanism to sabotage host immune system
New research identifies a previously unknown enzymatic mechanism that subverts the early host immune response and promotes pathogenicity by manipulating a common signaling pathway in host cells. The research, published by Cell Press in the Dec. 14 issue of Molecular Cell, may have important implications for the food industry and for development of new antibiotics. In addition, the results lead to intriguing questions about whether mammalian cells can make use of a similar mechanism for potentially permanent and irreversible post-translational modifications. (2007-12-07)

For docs, more biology info means less empathy for mental health patients
Give therapists and psychiatrists information about the biology of a mental disorder, and they have less -- not more -- empathy for the patient, a new Yale study shows. (2014-12-01)

Reprogrammed mouse fibroblasts can make a whole mouse
In a paper publishing online July 23 in Cell Stem Cell, a Cell Press journal, Dr. Shaorong Gao and colleagues from the National Institute of Biological Sciences in Beijing, China, report an important advance in the characterization of reprogrammed induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPSCs. (2009-07-23)

Special journal issue furthers exploration of anti-aging claims
Continuing its series of publications and events related to anti-aging treatments, The Gerontological Society of America has released the second and final special section of The Journals of Gerontology: Biological and Medical Sciences (Vol. 59A, No. 7). (2004-08-11)

Research Links Healthy Biological Clock To Longevity
Aging hamsters who received a new biological clock had their lifespan increased by 20 per cent, proving the importance of circadian rhythms to the health and longevity of an organism. (1999-03-29)

Plant insights could help develop crops for changing climates
Crops that thrive in changing climates could be developed more easily, thanks to fresh insights into plant growth. (2014-09-08)

Tiny protein offers major insight into foot-and-mouth virus
Scientists have identified that a tiny protein, which plays a major role in the replication of foot-and-mouth disease virus, demonstrates a greater level of genetic economy than previously reported. (2017-10-03)

AIBS sponsors 2nd Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event
The American Institute of Biological Sciences will convene the 2nd annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event, which will be held throughout the month of August 2010. (2010-05-25)

Article series aims to educate on the truth of anti-aging claims
As part of a summer effort to present peer-reviewed research on the truth of anti-aging medicine, The Gerontological Society of America has released the first of two special sections in The Journals of Gerontology: Biological and Medical Sciences (Vol. 59A, No. 6). (2004-07-08)

Lost hormone is found in starfish
Biologists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered that the evolutionary history of a hormone responsible for sexual maturity in humans is written in the genes of the humble starfish. (2016-06-28)

Sens. Harkin and Bond receive Ag Science Award
Recognized for their long-time support of the agricultural and biological sciences, US Sens. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Kit Bond (R-MO) received the BESC/CoFARM Award. The award was presented by the Biological and Ecological Sciences Coalition and the Coalition on Funding Agricultural Research Missions, which both promote federal support of the nonmedical biological sciences and the advancement of agricultural research, respectively. (2007-04-27)

Resonant mechanism discovery could inspire ultra-thin acoustic absorbers
New research led by academics at the University of Bristol has discovered that the scales on moth wings vibrate and can absorb the sound frequencies used by bats for echolocation (biological sonar). The finding could help researchers develop bioinspired thin and lightweight resonant sound absorbers. (2018-11-12)

Fruitful collaboration earns another NSF award for Medical College scientist
Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy at New York Medical College, is one of seven scientists who have been awarded a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study biological self assembly using a technique called (2005-10-24)

NSF grant to Carnegie Mellon establishes research experiences for undergraduates site
The Department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University has received a $407,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Research Experiences for Undergraduates site. Beginning in late May, ten rising juniors and seniors will spend ten weeks at Carnegie Mellon conducting intensive, mentored research projects in molecular biosciences. Selected students include undergraduates from small colleges and universities that lack extensive research programs, with an emphasis on groups underrepresented in the sciences. (2005-05-18)

Non-destructive technique measures oxygen levels in 3-D cells used for toxicity testing
A non-destructive technique which can measure the concentration and consumption of oxygen in 3-D models of biological cells has been developed by Plymouth University in partnership with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. (2016-02-22)

Researchers detect receptor for day/night cycles
It's been something of a mystery to scientists - how are blind mice able to synchronize their biological rhythms to day and night? New research by a team of scientists, including one from the University of Toronto, seems to have uncovered the answer. (2003-06-23)

Biology groups partner to advance science education policy
The American Institute of Biological Sciences and the National Association of Biology Teachers are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership that will help advance the science and education policy interests of the biological sciences community. Through the arrangement, NABT members will be able to access and utilize a suite of AIBS public policy services and resources. (2010-08-30)

A new generation of biological scaffolds
Professor John Fisher from the University of Leeds is speaking July 14 at the UK National Stem Cell Network Annual Science Meeting in Nottingham about his team's research into how biological scaffolding will pave the way for off-the-shelf tissue transplants. (2010-07-13)

Four-billion-year-old chemistry in cells today
Parts of the primordial soup in which life arose have been maintained in our cells today according to scientists at the University of East Anglia. Research published today in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reveals how cells in plants, yeast and very likely also in animals still perform ancient reactions thought to have been responsible for the origin of life -- some four billion years ago. (2014-07-24)

Action needed now to curb biological warfare
Swift action is needed to curb the prospect of disease being deliberately applied for military or terrorist purposes through biological warfare, writes Stephen Pullinger, director of the International Security Information Service in this week's BMJ. (2000-04-20)

Rep. Sherwood Boehlert to receive award from AIBS
To cap off its 2006 Annual Meeting, the American Institute of Biological Sciences will present House Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert, R-NY, with an award commending him for his distinguished record of service and his support for the biological sciences. (2006-05-17)

Deaf moths evolved noise-cancelling scales to evade prey
Some species of deaf moths can absorb as much as 85 per cent of the incoming sound energy from predatory bats -- who use echolocation to detect them. The findings, published in Royal Society Interface today, reveal the moths, who are unable to hear the ultrasonic calls of bats, have evolved this clever defensive strategy to help it survive. (2020-02-25)

Nobel Prize Laureate hosts webcast to explore impact of translational vs. basic research trends
2008 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry, Dr. Martin Chalfie, will host a live webcast to address the impact of translational versus basic research trends and the powerful implications for the future of scientific research. The webcast is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 29th, 2012 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time/12 p.m. Eastern Time. (2012-02-28)

U of Minnesota researcher discovers how electricity moves through cells
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a molecular image of a system that moves electrons between proteins in cells. The achievement is a breakthrough for biology and could provide insights to minimize energy loss in other systems, from nanoscale devices to moving electricity around the country. (2010-03-11)

Researchers discover 2 paths of aging and new insights on promoting healthspan
Scientists have unraveled key mechanisms behind the mysteries of aging. They isolated two distinct paths that cells travel during aging and engineered a new way to genetically program these processes to extend lifespan. Cells embark upon either a nucleolar or mitochondrial path early in life, and follow this ''aging route'' throughout their entire lifespan through decline and death. At the heart of the controls the researchers found a master circuit that guides these aging processes. (2020-07-16)

AIBS recognizes diversity in the biological sciences
The American Institute of Biological Sciences is committed to increasing participation in the biological sciences of individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, minorities and persons with disabilities. Each year through the Diversity Scholars and Diversity Leadership Awards, AIBS recognizes the academic achievements of students from these groups, or a program dedicated to broadening participation in the biological sciences. The AIBS Board of Directors and Awards Committee are pleased to announce the 2009 honoree. (2009-05-15)

'Hair of the dog' may help alcohol withdrawal symptoms but it also increases alcohol dependency
Research defines alcohol's impact on signaling in nerve pathways. (2010-05-05)

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