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2012-01-11 12:01:01

The National Science Board (NSB) has released a report on the National Science Foundation's merit review criteria. The NSB report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions, is the culmination of a thorough review by the NSB Task Force on Merit Review to determine if the merit review criteria used by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to evaluate all proposals remain appropriate. NSF reviews two criterion, intellectual merit and broader impacts, for every...

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2011-12-17 04:14:20

Experiments on "slime mold" explain why almost all multicellular organisms begin life as a single cell Any multicellular animal, from a blue whale to a human being, poses a special challenge for evolution. Most of the cells in its body will die without reproducing; only a privileged few will pass their genes to the next generation. How could the extreme degree of cooperation required by multicellular existence actually evolve? Why aren't all creatures unicellular individualists...

2011-08-28 04:51:53

  Officials from the National Science Foundation (NSF) are currently streaming live video from an undersea volcano, located off the coast of Oregon, which erupted back in April. The video feed is part of the NSF's Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) and is being overseen by Oregon State University geologist William Chadwick and his colleagues. The OSU and University of Washington scientists and engineers involved on the project are currently conducting site surveys onboard the...

2011-07-05 23:10:20

Binghamton University researcher Christof Grewer thinks he has an important brain transport protein "“ glutamate transporter "“ figured out. And he's using a novel approach to spy on them by taking aim with lasers. Grewer, a biophysical chemist, studies glutamate transport proteins, miniscule components of our brains that move glutamate among cells. Glutamate, an important molecule in cellular metabolism, is also a neurotransmitter. He explains his research on these tiny proteins...

2011-02-07 18:25:30

Rice, University of Texas collaborators view C-clamp-like proteins implicated in neuro diseases A digital signal processing technique long used by statisticians to analyze data is helping Houston scientists understand the roots of memory and learning, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and stroke. Researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) reported today in the journal Nature Chemical Biology that single molecule fluorescence...

2010-11-10 17:27:38

Reclaimed proteins enable the fusion of transmitter vesicles with the cell membrane Neurons communicate via chemical transmitters which they store in the bubble-like synaptic vesicles and release as required. To be able to react reliably to stimulation, neurons must have a certain number of "acutely releasable" vesicles. With the help of a new method, neuroscientists at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen have now discovered that neurons systematically recycle...

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