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Category Archives: Biology

Stanford Medicine magazine reports on the future of vision – Stanford Medical Center Report

Posted: August 25, 2017 at 7:42 am

Many of the strategies being explored at the Stanford University School of Medicine to protect, improve and restore vision sound seriously sci-fi. Among them: cornea transplants conducted with magnetic fields instead of scalpels, virtual reality workouts to repair damaged retinas, and bionic vision. The new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine, a theme issue on eyes and vision, includes details about these projects and others pushing the boundaries of biology and technology to help people see. Continue reading

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OU Biology professor awarded grant for corneal research – News at OU

Posted: August 15, 2017 at 6:43 pm

Sheldon R. Gordon, Ph.D., a professor in the department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a $15,000 Eye and Vision Research grant by Eversight, a global nonprofit network of eye banks Continue reading

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Geoengineering and Synthetic Biology – PLoS Blogs (blog)

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Guest post byDevang Mehta This September, as part of their annual symposium, EUSynBioSwill hold an Open Discussion on the topic, Synthetic Biology and Environmental Engineering,at the National Center for Biotechnology, Madrid, Spain. They will host experts in the field to talk about the science and the more difficult aspects of public acceptance and bioethics surrounding geoengineering and synthetic biology. Continue reading

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The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Appoints SPARGO, Inc. as Official Exposition and Advertising Sales and … – Newswise (press release)

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Newswise In August of 2017, SPARGO, Inc. will assume responsibility for the management of exhibit and sponsorship sales for the American Society for Cell Biologys 2017 and 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meetings and 2019 and 2020 ASCB Annual Meetings. Additionally, SPARGO will sell advertising in ASCBs three publications and other digital communications Continue reading

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Alexion, Sema4 Partner on Rare Disease Diagnostics and Systems Biology – Drug Discovery & Development

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Alexion Pharmaceuticalsand Sema4 announced a strategic partnership to leverage their shared experience in data science and systems biology to accelerate rare disease diagnosis and therapeutic discovery. This new partnership will combine Alexions rare disease SmartPanel analytics with Sema4s proven success in next-generation sequencing and genomic interpretation to further enable novel diagnostic and therapeutic insights into rare diseases Continue reading

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Student-friendly, research-savvy new Biology Building opens its doors – Source

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Student-funded The 155,000 square-foot, $70 million building was funded in large part by the University Facility Fee Advisory Board, a group of students who determine the allocation of the student facility fee. Inspired by this funding, the department wanted to make the building people-friendly and individual-friendly, said biology Associate Professor Joe von Fischer Continue reading

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Nominations open for the PLOS Computational Biology Research Prize! – PLoS Blogs (blog)

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Have you read a 2016PLOS Computational BiologyResearch Article that stood out for you in terms scientific excellence or impact on your field? Maybe you edited or reviewed a manuscript that caught your attention? If so, were delighted to announce that were launching the PLOS Computational Biology Research Prize program, and would like to invite you with the opportunity to become involved! The program celebrates PLOS Computational Biologys best Research Articles published last year (2016), in the following three prize categories: Breakthrough Advance/Innovation Exemplary Methods/Software Public Impact A $2000 prize will be awarded to the authors of the winning Research Article in each category from a pool of public nominations, selected by thePLOS Computational BiologyResearch Prize Committee Continue reading

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How to Leverage the Biology of Healthy Leadership (And Why Leaders Have a Duty to Take Care of Themselves) – HuffPost

Posted: August 14, 2017 at 3:48 am

Being part of a healthy organization contributes to the well-being, engagement, and productivity of the people in them. This may sound transparently obvious, but it is a fact that is routinely overlooked or ignored. Leaders who are patient, understanding, compassionate, and clear communicators contribute directly to the health of the people on their team. Continue reading

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We’ve studied gender and STEM for 25 years. The science doesn’t support the Google memo. – Recode

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A Google engineer who was fired for posting an online claim that womens biology makes them less able than men to work in technology jobs has charged that he is being smeared and is a victim of political correctness. James Damore, 28, questioned the companys diversity policies and claimed that scientific data backed up his assertions Continue reading

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Google Manifesto: Does Biology Explain Gender Disparities in Tech? – Live Science

Posted: August 13, 2017 at 11:43 am

A Google employee recently published an anti-diversity manifesto on an internal discussion board that has gone viral and stirred furious debate both inside and outside the company. In the essay, James Damore claimed that differences in the number of women and men in tech companies such as Google can be largely explained by biological differences, rather than sexism Continue reading

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