National Science Foundation
Search NSF News:
 
{NSF_SLIDER}
NSF Main
NSF News
NSF Funded Research News
 
News by Research Area
Arctic & Antarctic
Astronomy & Space
Biology
Chemistry & Materials
Computing
Earth & Environment
Education
Engineering
Mathematics
Nanoscience
People & Society
Physics
 
At nsf.gov
Contacts Page
Multimedia Gallery
Media Advisories
Publications
Special Reports
Awards Search
Science & Engineering Stats
NSF & Congress
About NSF
RSS Feed RSS Feed
Back to EurekAlert! A Service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  News From the National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) — For more information about NSF and its programs, visit www.nsf.gov

NSF Funded News

Key: Meeting M      Journal J      Funder F

Showing releases 76-100 out of 951.

[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 ]

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists cut 'Gordian knot' in the human genome
Females have two X chromosomes in each of their cells. Fully unfolded, each copy is two inches long. One of these two X chromosomes is inactive -- its genes are turned off. This copy folds into a structure called the Barr body, a mysterious configuration that was discovered in 1949. Recently, scientists have shown the Barr body contains massive superloops bringing DNA sequences at opposite ends of the chromosome together inside the nucleus of a cell.
NIGMS, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, NIH, NSF Physics Frontier Center, NHGRI Center for Excellence for Genomic Sciences, NVIDIA Research Center, IBM University Challenge Award, Google Research Award, Cancer Prevention Research

Contact: Allison Huseman
allison.huseman@bcm.edu
713-798-4710
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Nature Geoscience
Researchers create means to monitor anthropogenic global warming in real time
A research team simulated in a computer model, for the first time, the realistic evolution of global mean surface temperature since 1900. The researchers also created a new method by which scientists can measure and monitor the pace of anthropogenic global warming, finding that the contribution of human activities to warming in the surface waters of the Pacific Ocean can be distinguished from natural variability.
National Science Foundation, NOAA

Contact: Robert Monroe
scrippsnews@ucsd.edu
858-534-3624
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Synthetic membranes created to mimic properties of living cells
Biochemists at the University of California San Diego have developed artificial cell membranes that grow and remodel themselves in a manner similar to that of living mammalian cells.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kim McDonald
kmcdonald@ucsd.edu
858-534-7572
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Nature Communications
Tiny transformers: Chemists create microscopic and malleable building blocks
Taking a page from Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels,' a team of scientists has created malleable and microscopic self-assembling particles that can serve as the next generation of building blocks in the creation of synthetic materials.
National Science Foundation

Contact: James Devitt
james.devitt@nyu.edu
212-998-6808
New York University

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Lemur DNA paints a picture of Madagascar's forested past
While there's no question that human activities such as logging and slash-and-burn agriculture have dramatically altered Madagascar's forests since the first settlers arrived about 2,000 years ago, just how much of the island was forested before people got there remains a matter of debate. Now, a DNA study of tree-dwelling mouse lemurs suggests that humans did not arrive to find the island as blanketed by forests as frequently assumed.
National Science Foundation, Duke Tropical Conservation Initiative

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
ras10@duke.edu
919-681-8057
Duke University

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Microsystems & Nanoengineering
Researchers invent 'smart' thread that collects diagnostic data when sutured into tissue
Researchers led by Tufts University engineers for the first time have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads -- ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetics -- that can be sutured through multiple layers of tissue to gather diagnostic data wirelessly.
National Science Foundation Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation

Contact: Patrick Collins
patrick.collins@tufts.edu
617-627-4173
Tufts University

Public Release: 15-Jul-2016
'Noah's Ark' ex silico
An international team of researchers is enlisting supercomputing to help better predict where plants and animals might end up under the effects of climate change. The project will model climate change-related shifts of species and ecosystems to suggest placement of protected areas for the future.
Global Environment Facility, National Science Foundation

Contact: Doug Carroll
dougcarroll@email.arizona.edu
520-621-9017
University of Arizona

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
RIT awarded a total of $1 million from NSF for gravitational-wave astronomy
RIT won more than $1 million in federal funding to study the dynamics of extreme black holes and to develop the Einstein Toolkit, making Einstein's equations user-friendly for scientists exploring the new field of gravitational wave astronomy.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Susan Gawlowicz
smguns@rit.edu
585-475-5061
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society
Dark energy measured with record-breaking map of 1.2 million galaxies
A team of hundreds of physicists and astronomers, including those from Berkeley Lab, have announced results from the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies. The team constructed this map to make one of the most precise measurements yet of the dark energy currently driving the accelerated expansion of the Universe.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Science Foundation, DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Jon R Weiner
jrweiner@lbl.gov
510-486-4014
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Small
'Green' electronic materials produced with synthetic biology
A new strain of bacteria that spins out extremely thin and highly conductive wires made up of solely of non-toxic, natural amino acids designed by microbiologist Derek Lovely and colleagues say the wires, which rival the thinnest wires known to man, avoid the harsh chemical processes typically used to produce nanoelectronic materials.
US Office of Naval Research, NSF/Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, UMass Amherst Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Cell Stem Cell
Defining what it means to be a naive stem cell
Whitehead Institute scientists have created a checklist that defines the 'naive' state of cultured human embryonic stem cells. Such cells provide a better model of early human embryogenesis than conventional ESCs in later stages of development.
Simons Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Swiss National Science Foundation, European Research Council, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Nicole Giese Rura
rura@wi.mit.edu
617-258-6851
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Cell Stem Cell
Four steps for validating stem cells
Scientists at EPFL and in the US have developed a robust method for characterizing human embryonic stem cells and their potential for medical applications.
Simons Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Swiss National Science Foundation, European Research Council, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Mary K. Chapman Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and others

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
n.papageorgiou@epfl.ch
41-216-932-105
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Cell Chemical Biology
Anticancer drug discovery: Structures of KDM5 histone demethylase inhibitors
When doctors hurl toxic death at cancer cells, often a few will survive and come back. A family of enzymes called KDM5 histone demethylases is emerging as important for this resilience, and drugs that inhibit KDM5 enzymes could be active in treating several types of cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, American Cancer Society, US Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, Arthur and Sarah Merrill Foundation, Winship Cancer Institute

Contact: Quinn Eastman
qeastma@emory.edu
404-727-7829
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Journal of Arid Environments
To save water on lawns, throw some shade
How much water does your lawn really need? A University of Utah study re-evaluated lawn watering recommendations by measuring water use by lawns in Los Angeles. The standard model of turfgrass water needs, they found, lacked precision in some common urban southern California conditions, like the Santa Ana winds, or in the shade.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Paul Gabrielsen
paul.gabrielsen@utah.edu
801-505-8253
University of Utah

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
New Journal of Physics
Tiny 'racetracks' show how bacteria get organized
A new study helps explain the collective dynamics that emerge when bacteria are confined to tight spaces.
European Research Council, National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
NSF awards UTEP $1.9 million to prepare new generation in computer science
The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Texas at El Paso $1.9 million to prepare more computer science professionals over the next five years. The funds will be used to address a 2012 report on undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from President Barack Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The report cites 'uninspiring' introductory courses and an unwelcoming atmosphere from faculty as major factors contributing to attrition of STEM students.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lauren Macias-Cervantes
news@utep.edu
915-747-7503
The University of Texas at El Paso

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Journal of Family Psychology
Millennials and marrying young: Like mother, like child
Daughters and sons of mothers who tied the knot young are more likely to want to marry early too, but only if Mom stayed married, new research has found. And millennials whose moms divorced tend to want to move more slowly, perhaps in the interest of avoiding the mistakes of their parents.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Claire Kamp Dush
kamp-dush.1@osu.edu
Ohio State University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
British Journal of Nutrition
Food nudging can help us to eat in a healthier way
What we eat in the canteen and buy in the supermarket for dinner depends on the order in which the dishes are presented, and how easy it is to get to the products. This is the conclusion of a collaborative review of existing research into food 'nudging.' Until now there's been very little research on this topic, but researchers behind the review expect healthy food nudging to be a predominant subject in the coming years.
Swiss National Science Foundation, Swiss Foundation for Nutrition Research, IAPP-Marie Curie FP7/EU, Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Contact: Federico J. A. Perez-Cueto
apce@food.ku.dk
45-60-74-33-90
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Computer
Greater privacy and security measures needed to protect patient info in mobile health tech
With over two-thirds of US adults owning a smartphone, and the rise in miniaturized sensors and low-power body area networks that are used for remote health monitoring, mobile health (mHealth) is beginning to experience a boom. While the technology has the potential to increase healthcare quality, expand access to services, reduce costs, and improve personal wellness and public health, such benefits may not be fully realized unless greater privacy and security measures are implemented, according to a new paper published in Computer.
National Science Foundation, Department of Health and Human Services

Contact: Amy D. Olson
amy.d.olson@dartmouth.edu
603-646-3274
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
The Allied Genetics Conference
New insights on how cells regrow after being sliced in half
For a single celled organism, as with many cells, cell shape is critical to the functions it can perform. However, little is known about how cells regain proper shape after an injury. In a new study being presented at The Allied Genetics Conference in Orlando, Fla., researchers report new insights about the underlying drivers that help cells heal and maintain their shape.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Andrew Noble
TAGCPress@genetics-gsa.org
415-722-2129
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
The Allied Genetics Conference
Shedding new light on protein aggregates and the diseases they cause
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University have developed a system capable of quickly screening millions of yeast cells to measure protein aggregates. Proteins regulate all of the processes that keep cells alive, but when misfolded they can clump into large aggregations, a phenomenon associated with diseases including Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's.
G. Harold and Leila Y. Mather's Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Andrew Noble
TAGCPress@genetics-gsa.org
415-722-2129
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Nature Communications
High-resolution imaging reveals the secrets of a bacterial toxin
Many bacteria use specialized toxins to attack and infect other cells. Scientists at EPFL and the University of Bern have now modeled a major such toxin with unprecedented resolution, uncovering the way it works step-by-step.
Swiss National Science Foundation, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
n.papageorgiou@epfl.ch
41-216-932-105
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
Nature Climate Change
El Niño played a key role in Pacific marine heatwave, as did potentially climate change
The Northeast Pacific's largest marine heatwave on record was at least in part caused by El Nińo climate patterns. And unusually warm water events in that ocean could potentially become more frequent with rising levels of greenhouse gases.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Josh Brown
josh.brown@comm.gatech.edu
404-385-0500
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
Nature
DNA origami lights up a microscopic glowing Van Gogh
A technique that allows manmade DNA shapes to be placed wherever desired -- to within a margin of error of just 20 nanometers -- now removes a major hurdle for the large-scale integration of molecular devices on chips.
Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and National Science Foundation

Contact: Robert Perkins
rperkins@caltech.edu
626-658-1053
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Scientists move closer to developing therapeutic window to the brain
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside are bringing their idea for a 'Window to the Brain' transparent skull implant closer to reality through the findings of two studies that are forthcoming in the journals Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Nightingale
sarah.nightingale@ucr.edu
951-827-4580
University of California - Riverside

Showing releases 76-100 out of 951.

[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 ]

  Highlights
Science360 Science360 News Service
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Science360 News is an up-to-date view of breaking science news from around the world. We gather news from wherever science is happening, including directly from scientists, college and university press offices, popular and peer-reviewed journals, dozens of National Science Foundation science and engineering centers, and funding sources that include government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and private industry.
Science360 Science for Everyone
The Science360 Video Library immerses visitors in the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math. Each video is embeddable for use on your website, blog or social media page.
NAGC Winner - Jellyfish NSF Exclusive Special Reports
From "Understanding the Brain" to "Engineering Agriculture's Future", these in-depth, Web-based reports explore the frontiers of science and engineering.