Medical zoologist Stephen Rich, head of the Laboratory of Medical Zoology, collects ticks, dead or alive, from people and pets across the country, to help map the distribution of different kinds of the blood-sucking arachnids, and to categorize the...
11/21/2013 2:00 PM EST
Man, a mouse or a microbe, stress is bad. Experiments in bacteria by molecular biologists have uncovered the mechanism that translates stress, such as exposure to extreme temperature, into temporarily blocked cell growth. Bacteria deal with stress...
8/15/2013 4:20 PM EDT
An international team of astronomers led by BoMee Lee has established that mature-looking galaxies existed much earlier than previously known, about 11.5 billion years ago. “Finding them this far back in time is a significant discovery,” says...
8/13/2013 4:15 PM EDT
Using a data set spanning 40 years of dengue fever incidence in Thailand, an international team has for the first time estimated from data that after an initial infection, a person is protected from infection with other strains for between one and...
7/2/2013 4:05 PM EDT
NAS awards a three-year, $271,930 grant to chemist Vincent Rotello to develop, test and deploy sensitive new reliable and affordable inkjet-printed, nanoparticle-based test strips for detecting pathogenic bacteria in drinking water, with research...
7/1/2013 4:00 PM EDT
Using biochemistry and mass spectrometry, researchers “trapped” scores of new candidate substrates of the protease ClpXP to reveal how protein degradation is critical to cell cycle progression and bacterial development. The new understanding...
6/26/2013 12:00 PM EDT
The results of a new survey by the University of Massachusetts Amherst show that a majority of Americans across the political spectrum oppose the outsourcing of lethal military and defense targeting decisions to machines. The opposition to...
6/19/2013 3:00 PM EDT
The cover story in the June issue of Genetics describes a new technique allowing scientists to study the function of individual proteins in individual cell types in a living organism, providing deeper insights into protein function by isolating its...
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Expert Available to Comment on SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Decisions, Social & Economic Implications -- Lee Badgett
6/17/2013 11:40 AM EDT
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Cicadas Are Coming! Entomologist Robert Childs Can Discuss Emerging East Coast Brood Ranging From NC to NY
4/12/2013 12:35 PM EDT
Immigration Expert Available to Offer Analysis of Senate Proposal & Recent Polling Data - Tatishe Nteta
4/11/2013 10:45 AM EDT
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