Articles Archive for August 2008
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The symposium is being organized as a satellite meeting to the international Human Genome Symposium being held in India this year (Sept 2008). The focus of the satellite symposium is to highlight genomic approaches in model organisms and the relevance of these genomic approaches in furthering understanding of complex diseases and drug discovery. The range of model organisms covered includes invertebrates (Drosophila and C. elegans), and vertebrates (Zebrafish and mouse) with a few related talks on human disease.
October 1-2, 2008
Deadline for registrations : 1 September 2008
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Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who will become vice president if John McCain is elected president ,expressed her views on ever going debate of evolution and creation.
“Teach both. You know, don’t be afraid of information. “Healthy debate is so important and it’s so valuable in our schools. I am a proponent of teaching both. And you know, I say this too as the daughter of a science teacher. Growing up with being so privileged and blessed to be given a lot of information on, on both sides of the subject — …
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The advantage of using two eyes to see the world around us has long been associated solely with our capacity to see in 3-D. Now, a new study from a scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has uncovered a truly eye-opening advantage to binocular vision: our ability to see through things.
Most animals â€” fish, insects, reptiles, birds, rabbits, and horses, for example â€” exist in non-cluttered environments like fields or plains, and they have eyes located on either side of their head. These sideways-facing eyes allow an animal to see in …
A novel mechanism of Hox proteins was deciphered by the group of Brian Gebelein ,where in Hox protein Abdominal -A (abd-A) permits secretion of EGF in Peripheral nervous system(PNS) by promoting rhomboid expression and by competing out senseless.
Hox genes are known for their selector activity which sculpt the body plan along anterior posterior axis. Hox protein control patterning of body plan in almost all metazoans by regulating distinct cells, tissues, and organs. So understanding how Hox proteins function is utmost important for better understanding of development and evolution. (415)
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A postdoctoral position in evolutionary genomics/evo-devo is available in the group of Dr. Walter Salzburger at the University of Basel, Switzerland http://www.evolution.unibas.ch/salzburger/. The position is funded by a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), a new European funding body set up to support excellent investigator- driven research (http://erc.europa.eu).
The Salzburger Lab (http://www.evolution.unibas.ch/salzburger/) is a young, multinational, open-minded, enthusiastic and creative team. We are, at present, about ten people. Our main model systems are East African cichlid fishes, although we also study the adaptive radiation of Antarctic notothenioid fishes and …
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Charles Darwin was born on 12 February 1809 .He abandoned his studies of medicine to study theology when he was just 22 years old, joined a voyage around the world on the ship, the Beagle.
The celebrations are beginning now as they span over two additional Darwin anniversaries â€“ 150 years since Darwin and Wallace announced the theory that rocked science and society on 1 July 1858, and 150 years since On the Origin of Species was published on 24 November 2009.
As we approach the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of …