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Marine Microbiology Initiative

Genome analysis of marine microbe reveals a metabolic minimalist

By Tim Stephens University of California, Santa Cruz February 21, 2010

Flightless birds, blind cave shrimp, and other oddities suggest a "use it or lose it" tendency in evolution. In the microbial world, an unusual marine microorganism appears to have ditched several major metabolic pathways, leaving it with a remarkably reduced set of genes.

This metabolic minimalist is a specialist uniquely ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

USC microbiologist Katrina Edwards named PI of new NSF Science and Technology Center

By Susan Andrews University of Southern California Dornsife February 19, 2010

"USC has a strong track record of success in winning these types of center excellence awards across the university,” said USC Executive Vice President and Provost C.L. Max Nikias. “We have built a reputation for quality research that leverages our strengths in multidisciplinary collaboration between our schools, other institutions and ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

West Coast Aquatic launches Barkley Sound Knowledge Symposium

January 19, 2010

A new Barkley Sound knowledge community is being created and will kick off with the first-ever Barkley Sound Knowledge Symposium on February 9-11. This exciting initiative will support planning and result in new opportunities and partnerships in Barkley Sound.

Tony Bennett is co-chair of West Coast Aquatic, the local organization ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

An historic three-year, statewide patient safety collaborative

Anthem Blue Cross January 19, 2010

Anthem Blue Cross, along with California's three regional Hospital Associations, and the National Health Foundation, announced today that they are joining together in a three-year, 6 million dollar effort to improve the quality and consistency of care Californians receive. The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center hosted the launch of Patient ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

GBMF Marine Microbiology Investigator Mary Ann Moran named AAAS Fellow

By Sam Fahmy UGA Today December 17, 2009

A record nine University of Georgia faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon them by their peers for “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

The UGA faculty members are among 531 new AAAS ...

California Institute of Technology

Caltech scientists film photons with electrons

By Kathy Svitil Caltech December 16, 2009

Techniques recently invented by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)—which allow the real-time, real-space visualization of fleeting changes in the structure of nanoscale matter—have been used to image the evanescent electrical fields produced by the interaction of electrons and photons, and to track changes in atomic-scale structures.

Papers ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Nature study: Hypoxia tends to increase as climate warms

Oregon State University December 14, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study of Pacific Ocean sediments off the coast of Chile has found that  offshore waters experienced systematic oxygen depletion during the rapid warming of the Antarctic following the last “glacial maximum” period 20,000 years ago.

The findings are intriguing as scientists are exploring whether climate ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

GBMF Principal Investigator Jessica Green awarded TED fellowship

University of Oregon December 14, 2009
University of Oregon biologist Jessica Green is among 25 newly named, international TED Fellows who will travel to Long Beach, Calif., in February for the organization's 25th annual conference that is themed “What the World Needs Now.” Green, a member of the UO Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, ...
Special Projects in Science

A superbright supernova that’s the first of its kind

An extraordinarily bright, extraordinarily long-lasting supernova named SN 2007bi, snagged in a search by a robotic telescope, turns out to be the first example of the kind of stars that first populated the Universe. The superbright supernova occurred in a nearby dwarf galaxy, a kind of galaxy that’s common but ...

Special Projects in Science

Science and engineering fellowship candidates sought for California Legislature

The California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships is accepting applications from scientists and engineers interested in filling up to 10 year-long appointments as an advisor in the California State Legislature.

Managed by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the fellowships offer unique professional development opportunities while providing California ...

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