SEAGLE: Magnolia has survived many geological events | News

“July is hollyhocks and hammocks, fireworks and vacations, hot and steamy weather, cool and refreshing swims, beach picnics, and vegetables all out of the garden — first sweet corn on the cob dripping with butter, first tomatoes dead ripe, and the sun warm, string beans, squash, crisp cucumbers.” – Jean Hersey “Hot days and sultry … Read more

EDDIE SEAGLE: Magnolia is an ancient genus surviving many geological events | Lifestyles

“July is hollyhocks and hammocks, fireworks and vacations, hot and steamy weather, cool and refreshing swims, beach picnics, and vegetables all out of the garden—first sweet corn on the cob dripping with butter, first tomatoes dead ripe, and the sun warm, string beans, squash, crisp cucumbers.” Jean Hersey. “Hot days and sultry nights and crashing … Read more

Georgia Clipping — Magnolia is an ancient genus surviving many geological events | Lifestyles

“July is hollyhocks and hammocks, fireworks and vacations, hot and steamy weather, cool and refreshing swims, beach picnics, and vegetables all out of the garden — first sweet corn on the cob dripping with butter, first tomatoes dead ripe, and the sun warm, string beans, squash, crisp cucumbers.” —Jean Hersey. “Hot days and sultry nights … Read more

5 misunderstandings of pregnancy biology that cloud the abortion debate

On June 24, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. By undoing the landmark 1973 decision that protected a person’s right to an abortion, the highest court in the country has shifted decisions about this medical care to individual state and local governments. Some states have already passed laws that curtail abortion access. Now, … Read more

Space Biology Biospecimen Sharing Program

Share | Research | Discover Vision: Share resources to promote scientific discovery. Mission: The NASA Space Biology Biospecimen Sharing Program (BSP) collects biospecimens to maximize the scientific return from biological spaceflight and associated ground investigations and to encourage and broaden participation from the scientific community in space biology-related research. Background and History The BSP concept … Read more

New York City Developer Launches Life-Science Venture

Taconic Partners, one of New York’s largest private owners and managers of lab space serving pharmaceutical and biotech companies, is consolidating its life-sciences portfolio into a new subsidiary named Elevate Research Properties. Elevate will control three life-sciences laboratories currently under development by Taconic. Elevate also plans to spend more than $ 250 million to redevelop … Read more

Evolutionary biology: The greening ashore: Trends in Plant Science cover story: — ScienceDaily

A team led by evolutionary biologist Prof. Dr. Sven Gould of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) has been studying the current state of research on the plant colonization of land that occurred some 500 million years ago. The findings from this illustrated overview study published by Dr. Mona Schreiber as lead author have now appeared … Read more

Animal science professor named Walther H. Ott Professor in Avian Biology

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Ramesh Ramachandran, professor of reproductive biology at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named the Walther H. Ott Professor in Avian Biology. “I am honored to be recognized,” Ramachandran said. “I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Ott when I joined Penn State as a young assistant professor … Read more

Breeding 2,000 Generations of Bacteria May Have Solved This Major Debate in Biology

Since the dawn of genetics in the early 20th century, biologists have debated whether evolution is driven more by chance mutations or by the original diversity in the gene pool. Having a lot of genetic options to choose from might make natural selection move a lot faster at the start, but do the genetic mutations … Read more

A $100 genome? New DNA sequencers could be a ‘game changer’ for biology, medicine | Science

For DNA sequencing, this “is the year of the big shake-up,” says Michael Snyder, a systems biologist at Stanford University. Sequencing is crucial to fields from basic biology to virology to human evolution, and its importance keeps growing. Clinicians are clamoring to harness it for early detection of cancer and other diseases, and biologists are … Read more