Navigation Links
Undergraduate research highlighted in DNA and Cell Biology Journal
Date:9/16/2010

New Rochelle, NY, September 16, 2010Not only do undergraduate students gain valuable hands-on experience by participating in scientific research projects, but they also make meaningful contributions, examples of which are highlighted in the current special issue of DNA and Cell Biology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The issue is available free online.

This special issue features a collection of papers reporting on successful research projects in which undergraduate students played a significant role, "and undoubtedly learned much in the process," writes Jo Handelsman, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of DNA and Cell Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University (New Haven, CT), in an accompanying Editorial. Dr. Handelsman notes that "novices bring a fresh perspective" and their "lack of entrenched bias can bring new insights to old problems."

"This issue of DNA and Cell Biology is a testament to the creativity and hard work that undergraduates invest in research projects. And implicit in these publications is evidence of the power of research as an instrument of education," says Dr. Handelsman.

Included in the issue is a paper by Cristina Cardemil and colleagues from Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania) and DuPont Company (Wilmington, DE), describing the development of a bioluminescence-based test that uses a bacterium to measure the amount of ammonia and phosphate in water samples. The researchers showed that this method yields as good or better results as commonly used analytical chemistry test kits that have limited sensitivity.

Laura Bergner and coworkers from Davidson College (North Carolina) authored an article on their research to map and clone a mutant gene associated with male sterility in fruit flies. In Drosophila carrying this mutant gene, sperm begin to form too early, before
'/>"/>

Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. NIMBioS hosts 200 undergraduates at national research conference
2. 2009 ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship award announcement
3. UC San Diego senior named Churchill Scholar for extraordinary undergraduate research
4. Merck and AAAS announce 2009 winners of outstanding undergraduate research programs
5. Research-based undergraduate course expands beyond Washington University
6. Research aims to lighten load carried by soldiers
7. Scripps research team wins $5.1 million to develop DNA sequencing technology
8. Neutrons helping ORNL researchers unlock secrets to cheaper ethanol
9. Research shows radiometric dating still reliable (again)
10. Plant biologists lead biobased-fuel research projects
11. Researchers build artificial ovary to develop oocytes into mature human eggs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... Winners of The Economist,s prestigious Innovation awards 2014 will ... at the JW Marriott Hong Kong on Friday, October 10 th ... experiences and the lessons those hold for others. The awards, which ... past decade, will be presented at a ceremony in ... be the first time the ceremony has come to ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... a NASA story from 2009, "human activities in this area ... issue. Palm oil is increasingly grown for use as a ... processed foods. It has become the most widely produced edible ... years to surpass that of soybean oil. , The environmental ... be cleared to grow the crop, and the preferred method ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... Mountain pine beetles get a bad rap, and understandably ... trees over tens of millions of acres in the ... , But contrary to popular belief, these pests may ... those that have recently swept through the region. Instead, ... ecological severity of fires than these bark-boring beetles. , ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 2Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 3Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 4Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 5Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 6Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 7Tree killers, yes, fire starters, no: Mountain pine beetles get a bad rap, study says 2Tree killers, yes, fire starters, no: Mountain pine beetles get a bad rap, study says 3Tree killers, yes, fire starters, no: Mountain pine beetles get a bad rap, study says 4
... developed a new technique for creating human embryonic stem ... cells. The fusion causes the adult cells to undergo ... developmental characteristics of human embryonic stem cells. , ... nuclear transfer (SCNT), a method that is currently used ...
... Remains of photosynthesizing microbes in prehistoric rocks suggest Earth ... techniques to previously unexamined rock formations has turned up ... decades-long scientific argument. , The study appears in the ... Olcott, a Ph.D. student of earth sciences in the ...
... with mice, researchers have found that nicotine triggers ... as heroin their addictively rewarding properties--including associating an ... nicotine does not directly activate the brain's opiate ... in the brain. , The researchers, led by ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers devise new technique for creating human stem cells 2Researchers devise new technique for creating human stem cells 3Researchers devise new technique for creating human stem cells 4Study casts doubt on 'Snowball Earth' theory 2Nicotine triggers the same brain reward circuitry as opiates 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), the ... at universities, today announced the awarding of seven grants ... and cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. ... in its history—over 20 grant proposals—a 100 percent increase ... to receive so many solid applications from talented scientists ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Windsor, CT (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 ... distributor of scientific research products, recently opened an ... its comprehensive cell culture product lines developed and ... through its online store include Biological Industries’ Nutristem® ... (hMSC) and human embryonic stem cell (hESC) culture. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 UFP Technologies, a producer ... has recently introduced a custom insulated shipping container ... The new insulated shipper solves the issue of ... UFP Technologies’ BioShell is a universal storage container ... handling and shipping. The insulated shipper keeps frozen ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Toronto, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 ... requirements based on 500 square feet. per employee, which included ... different world back then.” says Jeff Howell, partner at ... tenant advisory firm in Toronto. “By the year 2000, ... We are now seeing that number come down to 175 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Lyme Research Alliance Awards Nearly $600,000 in New Grants 2Lyme Research Alliance Awards Nearly $600,000 in New Grants 3Lyme Research Alliance Awards Nearly $600,000 in New Grants 4Rainbow Scientific, Inc. opens online store for state-of-the-art stem cell culture and cytogenetic reagents 2UFP Technologies Introduces Insulated Shipping Container For Bulk Drug Transportation 2UFP Technologies Introduces Insulated Shipping Container For Bulk Drug Transportation 3ITRA Global Reports on How Companies Are Squeezing More Employees into Less Office Space 2ITRA Global Reports on How Companies Are Squeezing More Employees into Less Office Space 3
... with the 20th Anniversary of the Draper Prize, Draper Laboratory, in ... new website for students and adults to learn about the impact ... accomplishments of the 32 engineers who have been awarded "Engineering,s Nobel" ... ...
... 12 Neurobiological Technologies, Inc. (NTI(R)) (Nasdaq: ... and six-month periods ended December 31, 2008. Revenues for ... compared to $3.7 million for the second quarter of ... for the three months ended December 31, 2008 compared ...
... Calif., Feb. 12 iZumi Bio, Inc., announced,today the ... and a,member of the company,s Board of Directors. ... Inc. which merged with Transcept Pharmaceuticals,Inc. in January 2009. ... , iZumi Bio is focused ...
Cached Biology Technology:New Educational Website Celebrates the Accomplishments of Engineers 2Neurobiological Technologies Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 2Neurobiological Technologies Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 3Neurobiological Technologies Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 4iZumi Bio, Inc., Appoints John Walker as Chief Executive Officer 2
... EZ-Spread Plating Beads Sterile plating in ... glass rods and potentially hazardous ethanol flaming, ... choices of ready-to-use sterile packaging: dispenser bottle for ... plating, Fastest and easiest way to ...
The new Silencer siRNA Starter Kit is perfect for researchers new to RNAi. It provides all of the reagents, protocols, and instructions necessary to get underway with siRNA transfection and ensure su...
... a regulated environment, Pipette Tracker Pro ... that automates gravimetric pipette calibration and ... meets todays regulatory compliance requirements. Pipette ... that includes a full security implementation, ...
... the yolk protein Vtg in plasma from juvenile ... biomarker for endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) with estrogenic ... an accepted screening test for the estrogenic effects ... EIA kit is a double-antibody immunometric (sandwich) EIA ...
Biology Products: