Eric Allen at the 2013 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Eric Allen of Scripps and UC San Diego on "Assembly-driven metagenomics of a hypersaline microbial ecosystem" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 27, 2013 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

The Application of Reproductive Biotechnology for Genetic Improvement and Conservation in Livestock

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the special lecture on "The Application of Reproductive Biotechnology for Genetic Improvement and Conservation in Livestock" by Dr. Lerma C. Ocampo, Supervising Science Research Specialist, Reproductive Biotechnology Unit, Philippine Carabao Center National Headquarters on March 15, 2013 at the Animal Science Lecturel Hall, UPLB, College, Laguna

biosights: March 18, 2013 - Breaking egg symmetry

submitted by: JCB
During the first meiotic division of mammalian oocytes, the meiotic spindle and chromosomes move from the interior to the periphery of the cell. Yi et al. reveal that chromosome migration occurs in two sequential phases driven by the actin nucleators Fmn2 and the Arp2/3 complex. This biosights episode presents the paper by Yi et al. from the March 4, 2013, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology and includes an interview with senior author Rong Li (Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas...

Biotechnological Approaches for Quality Control of Animal Feeds

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the special lecture on "Biotechnological Approaches for Quality Control of Animal Feeds" by Dr. Susan Sedano, University Researcher, BIOTECH, UPLB during the 2013 Philippine Society of Animal Science Lecture Series at the Animal Science Lecture Hall on March 15, 2013.

Mathematical Modeling of Brassinosteroid Signaling

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the special seminar on "Mathematical Modeling of Brassinosteroid Signaling," by Mark Jayson Cortez, Instructor, Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics during the 27th IMSP Research Colloquim at the Mathematics Building, UPLB, College, Laguna

New solution for therapeutic cancer vaccine failure

submitted by: mdanderson
http://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/news-releases/2013/cancer-vaccines-ch... Vaccines designed to turn the immune system against cancer have been logically constructed and tested against many cancers. Almost all have failed or shown minimal effect. They spark creation of killer T cells against the cancer, but generally have little effect on tumors, both in patients and mouse models. Willem Overwijk, Ph.D., and colleagues at MD Anderson discovered that a common vaccine component is...