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KELO Sioux Falls
Presidential Partnershipback in 2007. During his term, he expanded and updated student housing, added n
Presidential Partnership
KELO Sioux Falls / Posted yesterday
back in 2007. During his term, he expanded and updated student housing, added new buildings, and oversaw the transition to Division one athletics. "It really is a great chance for us to enable, through higher education, students to pursue their... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
University of Chicago professors, students upset by layoffs and school financesChicago leadership and its ongoing effort to lay off administrative personnel a
University of Chicago professors, students upset by layoffs and school finances
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Chicago leadership and its ongoing effort to lay off administrative personnel across campus. Leaders of multiple academic divisions were directed to cut budgets by 8 percent, following a university mandate to reduce spending on administration,... Read more
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PhysOrg
Researchers put manganese's role in coastal waters under the microscopeas documented by his Canadian colleagues including Alfonso Mucci, a professor i
Researchers put manganese's role in coastal waters under the microscope
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
as documented by his Canadian colleagues including Alfonso Mucci, a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at McGill University. "Oxygen-rich water coming down from Iceland has been feeding the St. Lawrence for many years,... Read more
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PhysOrg
DNA analysis rewrites the story of thinhorn sheep during the last ice agebecause with glaciation, fossilization is a hard thing to achieve," explains Si
DNA analysis rewrites the story of thinhorn sheep during the last ice age
PhysOrg / Posted 6 days ago
because with glaciation, fossilization is a hard thing to achieve," explains Sim Zijian, PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences and lead author on the study. "Traditionally when you're trying to figure out what species came first and... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Inquirer editor wins best thesis in Harvardof the Impacts of Supertyphoon Yolanda in 2013.” Ubac received his master of l
Inquirer editor wins best thesis in Harvard
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
of the Impacts of Supertyphoon Yolanda in 2013.” Ubac received his master of liberal arts (ALM) degree from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education, one of the 12 degree-granting institutions at the Ivy League school founded in 1636. Ubac... Read more
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PhysOrg
Scientists replace iron in muscle protein with non-biological metalknown natural or engineered enzyme. This work, led by John Hartwig, a senior f
Scientists replace iron in muscle protein with non-biological metal
PhysOrg / Posted 12 days ago
known natural or engineered enzyme. This work, led by John Hartwig, a senior faculty scientist in Berkeley Lab's Chemical Sciences Division, is described in a study published online this week in the journal Nature. "We have blended two different... Read more
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Duke University
Protein Structures Pave The Way For Broad-Spectrum Antifungalswith many of the best drugs more than 50 years old. The search for new antifun
Protein Structures Pave The Way For Broad-Spectrum Antifungals
Duke University / Posted 13 days ago
with many of the best drugs more than 50 years old. The search for new antifungals has recently alighted on a simple biological pathway, the production of trehalose, a chemical cousin to table sugar that pathogenic fungi need to survive in... Read more
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PhysOrg
A call for consensus standards to ensure the quality of cell linesinto the thousands and are used as simple models for studying disease and for t
A call for consensus standards to ensure the quality of cell lines
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
into the thousands and are used as simple models for studying disease and for testing the toxicity of compounds, producing biological drugs, and other applications. Cell-line contamination and misidentification can undermine research results, spur... Read more
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PhysOrg
Protein structures pave the way for broad-spectrum antifungalswith many of the best drugs more than 50 years old. The search for new antifun
Protein structures pave the way for broad-spectrum antifungals
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
with many of the best drugs more than 50 years old. The search for new antifungals has recently alighted on a simple biological pathway, the production of trehalose, a chemical cousin to table sugar that pathogenic fungi need to survive in... Read more
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PhysOrg
Potato parasite's 'toolkit' revealedthe potato cyst nematode's 'parasitism toolkit'," said Dr Sebastian Eves-van de
Potato parasite's 'toolkit' revealed
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
the potato cyst nematode's 'parasitism toolkit'," said Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, of the University of Dundee's Division of Plant Sciences, based at the James Hutton Institute. "Once we had sequenced the genome of the nematode, we... Read more
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Duke University
New Grants Support Graduate Students to Pursue Training Outside Their DisciplinesSyria as a research site Brenna R. Forester, Ph.D. in Environment, Nicholas Sc
New Grants Support Graduate Students to Pursue Training Outside Their Disciplines
Duke University / Posted 17 days ago
Syria as a research site Brenna R. Forester, Ph.D. in Environment, Nicholas School of the Environment, Environmental Sciences and Policy Division, University Program in Ecology Participate in Tutorial on Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Finalists announced for DACC presidencyon June 28. Here's a little bit more about each finalist: — Brauer previously
Finalists announced for DACC presidency
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
on June 28. Here's a little bit more about each finalist: — Brauer previously served as the global manager of Accessories Division Manufacturing Operations for Andrew Corporation (acquired by CommScope), in Illinois. He earned an associate degree... Read more
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PhysOrg
An eco-friendly approach to reducing toxic arsenic in ricethat threaten human health. The team is led by Angelia Seyfferth, assistant pr
An eco-friendly approach to reducing toxic arsenic in rice
PhysOrg / Posted 19 days ago
that threaten human health. The team is led by Angelia Seyfferth, assistant professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, who worked with a group of research technicians and... Read more
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The Daily Comet
In other Thibodaux City Council action: June 7, 2016of a fixed network metering system. Action: Authorized a contract with the Nic
In other Thibodaux City Council action: June 7, 2016
The Daily Comet / Posted 20 days ago
of a fixed network metering system. Action: Authorized a contract with the Nicholls State University Department of Biological Sciences to monitor the wetlands enhancement process. Action: Approved a grant proposal submission to... Read more
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The Houma Courier
In other Thibodaux City Council action: June 7, 2016of a fixed network metering system. Action: Authorized a contract with the Nic
In other Thibodaux City Council action: June 7, 2016
The Houma Courier / Posted 20 days ago
of a fixed network metering system. Action: Authorized a contract with the Nicholls State University Department of Biological Sciences to monitor the wetlands enhancement process. Action: Approved a grant proposal submission to... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Study establishes copper’s role in fat metabolismjewelry and plumbing, copper has been gaining increasing attention over the pas
Study establishes copper’s role in fat metabolism
News-Medical-Net / Posted 20 days ago
jewelry and plumbing, copper has been gaining increasing attention over the past decade for its role in certain biological functions. It has been known that copper is needed to form red blood cells, absorb iron, develop connective tissue... Read more
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Boston Globe
Verily Life Sciences stumbles turning fiction into realityis not the only misfire for Google’s ambitious and extravagantly funded biotech
Verily Life Sciences stumbles turning fiction into reality
Boston Globe / Posted 21 days ago
is not the only misfire for Google’s ambitious and extravagantly funded biotech venture, now named Verily Life Sciences (Google itself has since changed its corporate name to Alphabet). It has announced three signature projects meant to... Read more
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PhysOrg
Copper is key in burning fat: Scientist says results could provide new target for obesity researchjewelry and plumbing, copper has been gaining increasing attention over the pas
Copper is key in burning fat: Scientist says results could provide new target for obesity research
PhysOrg / Posted 21 days ago
jewelry and plumbing, copper has been gaining increasing attention over the past decade for its role in certain biological functions. It has been known that copper is needed to form red blood cells, absorb iron, develop connective tissue... Read more
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PhysOrg
Marine invertebrate larvae actively respond to their surroundingsFour-armed larva of sea urchin used in the research. Credit: Division of Life S
Marine invertebrate larvae actively respond to their surroundings
PhysOrg / Posted 21 days ago
Four-armed larva of sea urchin used in the research. Credit: Division of Life Science, HKUST Many marine invertebrates have complex life histories in which the planktonic larval phase acts as the vehicle to connect otherwise disjointed benthic adult... Read more
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Missoula Independent
UM cutshealth professions President Royce Engstrom is seeking to bolster. Yet, just af
UM cuts
Missoula Independent / Posted 26 days ago
health professions President Royce Engstrom is seeking to bolster. Yet, just after spring graduation ceremonies, Division of Biological Sciences head Charles Janson was scrambling to cut his operational budget in half. He and other... Read more
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The Scientist
Synthetic Biology Comes into Its Ownteam had engineered 12 components to generate the coordinated oscillations. Thi
Synthetic Biology Comes into Its Own
The Scientist / Posted 26 days ago
team had engineered 12 components to generate the coordinated oscillations. This circuit wasn’t electronic, however; it was biological. Two populations of E. coli, each carrying a synthetic gene circuit, cycled in synchronous pulses every 14... Read more

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