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Thursday, December 28, 2017

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28-Dec-2017


Saving the Planet One Dollar at A Time

The NGO – This is MY Earth – Continues to Purchase Habitat that is Home to Endangered Species: This time – 7,000 dunams of wild rainforest in the Amazon Among species facing local extinction – The Spectacled Bear, White Fronted Monkey and Ja...

– University of Haifa

27-Dec-2017


Project Will Provide Reaction Kinetics Data for Deterministic Synthesis of Metallic Nanocrystals

Researchers have published the first part of what they expect to be a database showing the kinetics involved in producing colloidal metal nanocrystals – which are suitable for catalytic, biomedical, photonic and electronic applications – through ...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; CHE 1505441


Veterinary Surgeons Perform First-Known Brain Surgery to Treat Hydrocephalus in Fur Seal

A neurosurgical team at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has successfully performed what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind brain surgery on a Northern fur seal named Ziggy Star in an attempt to address her worsening neur...

– Tufts University


Science, Storytelling, and Art Collide in San Francisco! Scientists and Artists From the Entertainment Industry Will Lead a Symposium on Communicating Science Through Narrative on January 5

Scientists and artists will gather in San Francisco to discuss ways of engaging broad audiences with science using narrative, through a special symposium, a workshop, and a story booth at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Mee...

– Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)

SICB 2018 Annual Meeting

26-Dec-2017


One in a Million

The development of an HIV vaccine has proven extraordinarily difficult. One of the reasons is that naïve precursor B cells that can give rise to mature B cells producing broadly neutralizing antibodies are exceedingly rare within the average human. ...

– La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Immunity; UM1 AI100663; AI073148; AI12883; T32 AI125179

Embargo expired on 26-Dec-2017 at 12:00 ET


LJI Researchers Report How T Cells Navigate the Rough-and-Tumble Environment of the Bloodstream

Helper T cells move toward inflamed tissue using membrane protrusions that stabilize them and provide traction on the vasculature. Using high-resolution microscopy and global molecular analysis, the team shows that immature T cells lack these protrus...

– La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Cell Reports; HL078784; P2BEP3-158972

Embargo expired on 26-Dec-2017 at 12:00 ET

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