Podcast: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Wildlife Trade Management
The illicit wildlife trade is a multi-billion-dollar business that spans the globe. Unfortunately, efforts to control it have often fallen short, and massive numbers of organisms are regularly removed from ecosystems and sold as pets, food, and traditional medicines. Writing in BioScience, Dr. Mary Blair, Dr. Minh Le, and their colleagues describe an integrative framework to help characterize and mitigate the wildlife trade. Based on Elinor Ostrom’s social-ecological systems thinking, the framework incorporates biological, anthropological, socioeconomic, and other types of data to paint a holistic picture of the prob...
Source: ActionBioscience - November 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Podcast: A Waterway Bounces Back following the Passage of the Clean Water Act
Although the aims of environmental legislation are well known, measuring the effects of regulation is often a difficult task. Inadequate data for baseline conditions and the recovery period can hamper efforts to quantify the effects of a regulation. In a rare exceptional case, Dr. Daniel Gibson-Reinemer and his colleagues describe in BioScience the successful recovery of the Illinois Waterway following the implementation of the 1972 Clean Water Act. Using a robust, multi-decadal data set, the authors demonstrate a tight linkage between water quality and the rebound of numerous fish populations. Dr. Gibson-Reinemer joins us...
Source: ActionBioscience - November 10, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Podcast: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Wildlife Trade Management
The illicit wildlife trade is a multi-billion-dollar business that spans the globe. Unfortunately, efforts to control it have often fallen short, and massive numbers of organisms are regularly removed from ecosystems and sold as pets, food, and traditional medicines. Writing in BioScience, Dr. Mary Blair, Dr. Minh Le, and their colleagues describe an integrative framework to help characterize and mitigate the wildlife trade. Based on Elinor Ostrom’s social-ecological systems thinking, the framework incorporates biological, anthropological, socioeconomic, and other types of data to paint a holistic picture of the prob...
Source: ActionBioscience - November 10, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Podcast: A Waterway Bounces Back following the Passage of the Clean Water Act
Although the aims of environmental legislation are well known, measuring the effects of regulation is often a difficult task. Inadequate data for baseline conditions and the recovery period can hamper efforts to quantify the effects of a regulation. In a rare exceptional case, Dr. Daniel Gibson-Reinemer and his colleagues describe in BioScience the successful recovery of the Illinois Waterway following the implementation of the 1972 Clean Water Act. Using a robust, multi-decadal data set, the authors demonstrate a tight linkage between water quality and the rebound of numerous fish populations. Dr. Gibson-Reinemer joins us...
Source: ActionBioscience - November 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Podcast: A Waterway Bounces Back following the Passage of the Clean Water Act
Although the aims of environmental legislation are well known, measuring the effects of regulation is often a difficult task. Inadequate data for baseline conditions and the recovery period can hamper efforts to quantify the effects of a regulation. In a rare exceptional case, Dr. Daniel Gibson-Reinemer and his colleagues describe in BioScience the successful recovery of the Illinois Waterway following the implementation of the 1972 Clean Water Act. Using a robust, multi-decadal data set, the authors demonstrate a tight linkage between water quality and the rebound of numerous fish populations. Dr. Gibson-Reinemer joins us...
Source: ActionBioscience - November 10, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Podcast: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Wildlife Trade Management
The illicit wildlife trade is a multi-billion-dollar business that spans the globe. Unfortunately, efforts to control it have often fallen short, and massive numbers of organisms are regularly removed from ecosystems and sold as pets, food, and traditional medicines. Writing in BioScience, Dr. Mary Blair, Dr. Minh Le, and their colleagues describe an integrative framework to help characterize and mitigate the wildlife trade. Based on Elinor Ostrom’s social-ecological systems thinking, the framework incorporates biological, anthropological, socioeconomic, and other types of data to paint a holistic picture of the prob...
Source: ActionBioscience - November 10, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Neglected Biodiversity and the Current Extinction Crisis
What is neglected biodiversity? More than 14 million species are estimated to exist worldwide, of which approximately 1.7 million, or 12 percent, have been documented by scientists over the last three centuries. Well-studied and iconic groups of organisms such as plants, mammals and birds account for only about 18 percent of the total documented life on Earth. The other 82 percent, more than 1 million species, collectively constitute what we here call “neglected biodiversity,” or species that are not recognized, understood, or appreciated by most people. Considering that scientists agree that the majority of t...
Source: ActionBioscience - May 11, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Neglected Biodiversity and the Current Extinction Crisis
What is neglected biodiversity? More than 14 million species are estimated to exist worldwide, of which approximately 1.7 million, or 12 percent, have been documented by scientists over the last three centuries. Well-studied and iconic groups of organisms such as plants, mammals and birds account for only about 18 percent of the total documented life on Earth. The other 82 percent, more than 1 million species, collectively constitute what we here call “neglected biodiversity,” or species that are not recognized, understood, or appreciated by most people. Considering that scientists agree that the majority of t...
Source: ActionBioscience - May 11, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Neglected Biodiversity and the Current Extinction Crisis
What is neglected biodiversity? More than 14 million species are estimated to exist worldwide, of which approximately 1.7 million, or 12 percent, have been documented by scientists over the last three centuries. Well-studied and iconic groups of organisms such as plants, mammals and birds account for only about 18 percent of the total documented life on Earth. The other 82 percent, more than 1 million species, collectively constitute what we here call “neglected biodiversity,” or species that are not recognized, understood, or appreciated by most people. Considering that scientists agree that the majority of t...
Source: ActionBioscience - May 11, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

AIBS, 48 Member Organizations Send Letter to Senate on Future of NSF
The Honorable Cory Gardner Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation 512 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Gary Peters Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation 254 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Gardner and Peters, Thank you for the opportunity to provide input regarding the scientific community’s priorities for the reauthorization for the America COMPETES Act. Scientific research is an important engine that powers our nation’s economic growth. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the federal agency tha...
Source: ActionBioscience - August 21, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

AIBS, 48 Member Organizations Send Letter to Senate on Future of NSF
The Honorable Cory Gardner Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation 512 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Gary Peters Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation 254 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Gardner and Peters, Thank you for the opportunity to provide input regarding the scientific community’s priorities for the reauthorization for the America COMPETES Act. Scientific research is an important engine that powers our nation’s economic growth. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the federal agency that supports the fun...
Source: ActionBioscience - August 21, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

AIBS, 48 Member Organizations Send Letter to Senate on Future of NSF
The Honorable Cory Gardner Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation 512 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Gary Peters Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation 254 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Gardner and Peters, Thank you for the opportunity to provide input regarding the scientific community’s priorities for the reauthorization for the America COMPETES Act. Scientific research is an important engine that powers our nation’s economic growth. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the federal agency tha...
Source: ActionBioscience - August 21, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

Regime Shifts in Social-Ecological Systems
What are regime shifts? Ecosystems consist of components that interact and self-organize through internal feedback mechanisms that maintain the system’s structure and function. Regime shifts occur when systems experience changes in their internal dynamics that push the system into a new state. 1,2 For instance, natural periodic fires help to keep grasslands structure; if fire is suppressed grasslands may shift to encroached shrubland. 3 In humid forests tree evapotranspiration is an important source of humidity for forest persistence. The loss of large tracts of forest may lead to declines in evapotranspiration, wh...
Source: ActionBioscience - July 1, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Regime shifts in social-ecological systems
What are regime shifts? Ecosystems consist of components that interact and self-organize through internal feedback mechanisms that maintain the system’s structure and function. Regime shifts occur when systems experience changes in their internal dynamics that push the system into a new state. 1,2 For instance, natural periodic fires help to keep grasslands structure; if fire is suppressed grasslands may shift to encroached shrubland. 3 In humid forests tree evapotranspiration is an important source of humidity for forest persistence. The loss of large tracts of forest may lead to declines in evapotranspiration, wh...
Source: ActionBioscience - July 1, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Regime Shifts in Social-Ecological Systems
What are regime shifts? Ecosystems consist of components that interact and self-organize through internal feedback mechanisms that maintain the system’s structure and function. Regime shifts occur when systems experience changes in their internal dynamics that push the system into a new state. 1,2 For instance, natural periodic fires help to keep grasslands structure; if fire is suppressed grasslands may shift to encroached shrubland. 3 In humid forests tree evapotranspiration is an important source of humidity for forest persistence. The loss of large tracts of forest may lead to declines in evapotranspiration, wh...
Source: ActionBioscience - July 1, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Fact Sheet on NSF's Investments in Biological Research
Click here to read the PDF.     Related Stories133 Organizations Ask Congress to Close the Innovation Deficit2,100 Organizations Call for End to SequestrationAIBS Expresses Concerns about COMPETES Reauthorization  (Source: ActionBioscience)
Source: ActionBioscience - May 20, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Fact Sheet on NSF's Investments in Biological Research
Click here to read the PDF.     Related Stories133 Organizations Ask Congress to Close the Innovation Deficit2,100 Organizations Call for End to SequestrationAIBS Expresses Concerns about COMPETES Reauthorization  (Source: ActionBioscience)
Source: ActionBioscience - May 20, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Fact Sheet on NSF's Investments in Biological Research
Click here to read the PDF. (Source: ActionBioscience)
Source: ActionBioscience - May 20, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Large Wildfires in Forests: What Can be Done?
Introduction Forest fires have received increased attention from the media, politicians, and the public in the last 20 years. Visceral pictures of towering flames on the nightly news and Internet routinely depict fire as a disaster that humans are called upon to fight by all means necessary, similar to warfare. This view of fire began in the US in the early 1900’s.1 The Great Idaho Fires of 1910 cemented this view when they burned about 3 million acres (1.2 million ha) and killed 87 people. Early fire exclusion policies were primarily designed to increase wood production from US forests since they were thought to be...
Source: ActionBioscience - April 29, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Large Wildfires in Forests: What Can be Done?
Introduction Forest fires have received increased attention from the media, politicians, and the public in the last 20 years. Visceral pictures of towering flames on the nightly news and Internet routinely depict fire as a disaster that humans are called upon to fight by all means necessary, similar to warfare. This view of fire began in the US in the early 1900’s.1 The Great Idaho Fires of 1910 cemented this view when they burned about 3 million acres (1.2 million ha) and killed 87 people. Early fire exclusion policies were primarily designed to increase wood production from US forests since they were thought to be...
Source: ActionBioscience - April 29, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Large Wildfires in Forests: What Can be Done?
Introduction Forest fires have received increased attention from the media, politicians, and the public in the last 20 years. Visceral pictures of towering flames on the nightly news and Internet routinely depict fire as a disaster that humans are called upon to fight by all means necessary, similar to warfare. This view of fire began in the US in the early 1900’s.1 The Great Idaho Fires of 1910 cemented this view when they burned about 3 million acres (1.2 million ha) and killed 87 people. Early fire exclusion policies were primarily designed to increase wood production from US forests since they were thought to be...
Source: ActionBioscience - April 29, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

AIBS Expresses Concerns about COMPETES Reauthorization
The Honorable Lamar Smith, Chairman House Science, Space and Technology Committee 2321 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson, Ranking Member House Science, Space and Technology Committee 394 Ford House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Subject: HR 1806, The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act Dear Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Johnson, and Members of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee: On behalf of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, I would like to thank you for your continued efforts to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act. T...
Source: ActionBioscience - April 21, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

AIBS Expresses Concerns about COMPETES Reauthorization
The Honorable Lamar Smith, Chairman House Science, Space and Technology Committee 2321 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson, Ranking Member House Science, Space and Technology Committee 394 Ford House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Subject: HR 1806, The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act Dear Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Johnson, and Members of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee: On behalf of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, I would like to thank you for your continued efforts to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act. Thank you, too, for...
Source: ActionBioscience - April 21, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

AIBS Expresses Concerns about COMPETES Reauthorization
The Honorable Lamar Smith, Chairman House Science, Space and Technology Committee 2321 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson, Ranking Member House Science, Space and Technology Committee 394 Ford House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Subject: HR 1806, The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act Dear Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Johnson, and Members of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee: On behalf of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, I would like to thank you for your continued efforts to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act. T...
Source: ActionBioscience - April 21, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

2,100 Organizations Call for End to Sequestration
Dear Representative/Senator: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 negotiated by Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray provided partial, temporary relief from sequestration. With the expiration of this relief in fiscal year (FY) 2016, lawmakers should act quickly to stop sequestration from taking effect in the upcoming fiscal year. The undersigned 2,100 national, state, and local organizations--representing the hundreds of millions of Americans who support and benefit from nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs--strongly urge lawmakers to replace sequestration with a balanced approach to deficit reduction. In so ...
Source: ActionBioscience - February 18, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

AIBS Report on the President's 2016 Budget Request
Click here to read the PDF.     Related Stories133 Organizations Ask Congress to Close the Innovation Deficit2,100 Organizations Call for End to SequestrationAIBS Expresses Concerns about COMPETES Reauthorization  (Source: ActionBioscience)
Source: ActionBioscience - February 18, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

2,100 Organizations Call for End to Sequestration
Dear Representative/Senator: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 negotiated by Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray provided partial, temporary relief from sequestration. With the expiration of this relief in fiscal year (FY) 2016, lawmakers should act quickly to stop sequestration from taking effect in the upcoming fiscal year. The undersigned 2,100 national, state, and local organizations--representing the hundreds of millions of Americans who support and benefit from nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs--strongly urge lawmakers to replace sequestration with a balanced approach to deficit reduction. In so ...
Source: ActionBioscience - February 18, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

AIBS Report on the President's 2016 Budget Request
Click here to read the PDF. (Source: ActionBioscience)
Source: ActionBioscience - February 18, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

2,100 Organizations Call for End to Sequestration
Dear Representative/Senator: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 negotiated by Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray provided partial, temporary relief from sequestration. With the expiration of this relief in fiscal year (FY) 2016, lawmakers should act quickly to stop sequestration from taking effect in the upcoming fiscal year. The undersigned 2,100 national, state, and local organizations--representing the hundreds of millions of Americans who support and benefit from nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs--strongly urge lawmakers to replace sequestration with a balanced approach to deficit reduction. In so ...
Source: ActionBioscience - February 18, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

AIBS Report on the President's 2016 Budget Request
Click here to read the PDF.     Related Stories133 Organizations Ask Congress to Close the Innovation Deficit2,100 Organizations Call for End to SequestrationAIBS Expresses Concerns about COMPETES Reauthorization  (Source: ActionBioscience)
Source: ActionBioscience - February 18, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

AIBS Report on the President's 2016 Budget Request
Click here to read the PDF.     Related Stories133 Organizations Ask Congress to Close the Innovation Deficit2,100 Organizations Call for End to SequestrationAIBS Expresses Concerns about COMPETES Reauthorization  (Source: ActionBioscience)
Source: ActionBioscience - February 18, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

AIBS Report on the President's 2016 Budget Request
Click here to read the PDF. (Source: ActionBioscience)
Source: ActionBioscience - February 18, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

133 Organizations Ask Congress to Close the Innovation Deficit
Dear Member of Congress: The 133 undersigned national business, higher education, scientific, patient, and other organizations write to strongly urge you to pass an omnibus FY2015 appropriations bill this year that includes increased investments in scientific research and higher education needed to help close our nation's innovation deficit. Members of the Senate and House from both political parties have highlighted the need to address the innovation deficit. Congress has already taken some preliminary steps in this direction. In most instances, individual appropriations bills considered by the House and Senate Appropri...
Source: ActionBioscience - November 12, 2014 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

133 Organizations Ask Congress to Close the Innovation Deficit
Dear Member of Congress: The 133 undersigned national business, higher education, scientific, patient, and other organizations write to strongly urge you to pass an omnibus FY2015 appropriations bill this year that includes increased investments in scientific research and higher education needed to help close our nation's innovation deficit. Members of the Senate and House from both political parties have highlighted the need to address the innovation deficit. Congress has already taken some preliminary steps in this direction. In most instances, individual appropriations bills considered by the House and Senate Appropri...
Source: ActionBioscience - November 12, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

133 Organizations Ask Congress to Close the Innovation Deficit
Dear Member of Congress: The 133 undersigned national business, higher education, scientific, patient, and other organizations write to strongly urge you to pass an omnibus FY2015 appropriations bill this year that includes increased investments in scientific research and higher education needed to help close our nation's innovation deficit. Members of the Senate and House from both political parties have highlighted the need to address the innovation deficit. Congress has already taken some preliminary steps in this direction. In most instances, individual appropriations bills considered by the House and Senate Appropri...
Source: ActionBioscience - November 12, 2014 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

The Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease
Introduction Chances are, you already know someone with Alzheimer’s disease (AD); currently, an estimated 5 million Americans have the disease.1 If you don’t already know someone, chances are you eventually will as our population ages; nearly 20% of people ages 75-84, and nearly half of people older than 85 years of age, have AD.2 Indeed, the scope of the problem is so large, with future projections so dire, that President Obama recently announced a National Plan to fight AD, with the ambitious goal of developing effective prevention and treatment approaches for AD and related dementias by 2025.3 An estimated...
Source: ActionBioscience - May 13, 2014 Category: Biology Authors: Ali Hochberg Source Type: news

The Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease
Introduction Chances are, you already know someone with Alzheimer’s disease (AD); currently, an estimated 5 million Americans have the disease.1 If you don’t already know someone, chances are you eventually will as our population ages; nearly 20% of people ages 75-84, and nearly half of people older than 85 years of age, have AD.2 Indeed, the scope of the problem is so large, with future projections so dire, that President Obama recently announced a National Plan to fight AD, with the ambitious goal of developing effective prevention and treatment approaches for AD and related dementias by 2025.3 An estimated...
Source: ActionBioscience - May 13, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Ali Hochberg Source Type: news

The Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease
Introduction Chances are, you already know someone with Alzheimer’s disease (AD); currently, an estimated 5 million Americans have the disease.1 If you don’t already know someone, chances are you eventually will as our population ages; nearly 20% of people ages 75-84, and nearly half of people older than 85 years of age, have AD.2 Indeed, the scope of the problem is so large, with future projections so dire, that President Obama recently announced a National Plan to fight AD, with the ambitious goal of developing effective prevention and treatment approaches for AD and related dementias by 2025.3 An estimated...
Source: ActionBioscience - May 13, 2014 Category: Biology Authors: Ali Hochberg Source Type: news

The Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease
Introduction Chances are, you already know someone with Alzheimer’s disease (AD); currently, an estimated 5 million Americans have the disease.1 If you don’t already know someone, chances are you eventually will as our population ages; nearly 20% of people ages 75-84, and nearly half of people older than 85 years of age, have AD.2 Indeed, the scope of the problem is so large, with future projections so dire, that President Obama recently announced a National Plan to fight AD, with the ambitious goal of developing effective prevention and treatment approaches for AD and related dementias by 2025.3 An estimated...
Source: ActionBioscience - May 13, 2014 Category: Biology Authors: Ali Hochberg Source Type: news

The Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease
Introduction Chances are, you already know someone with Alzheimer’s disease (AD); currently, an estimated 5 million Americans have the disease.1 If you don’t already know someone, chances are you eventually will as our population ages; nearly 20% of people ages 75-84, and nearly half of people older than 85 years of age, have AD.2 Indeed, the scope of the problem is so large, with future projections so dire, that President Obama recently announced a National Plan to fight AD, with the ambitious goal of developing effective prevention and treatment approaches for AD and related dementias by 2025.3 An estimated...
Source: ActionBioscience - May 13, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Ali Hochberg Source Type: news

Ethical Issues in Genetic Engineering and Transgenics
Introduction Genetic engineering, or genetic modification, uses a variety of tools and techniques from biotechnology and bioengineering to modify an organism’s genetic makeup. Transgenics refers to those specific genetic engineering processes that remove genetic material from one species of plant or animal and add it to a different species. Due to the high similarity in genetic sequences for proteins among species, transgenic organisms are able to effectively assimilate and express these trans-genes. Figure 1: The mule is a common example of a transgenic organism created when a horse and a donkey mate and produce...
Source: ActionBioscience - November 21, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Ethical Issues in Genetic Engineering and Transgenics
Genetic engineering and transgenics represent fields with myriad potential practical applications that are of value to patients and physicians, as well as potentially lucrative research and... ActionBioScience has moved to a better RSS delivery service! Unfortunately, you need to take one small step to update your subscription by visiting: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/actionbioscience. If you would prefer to change your subscription to our e-newsletter, please visit: http://www.actionbioscience.org/e-newsletter.html. Update your subscription now to continue to receive the latest news from ActionBioScience! (Source: ActionBioscience)
Source: ActionBioscience - November 21, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Ethical Issues in Genetic Engineering and Transgenics
Introduction Genetic engineering, or genetic modification, uses a variety of tools and techniques from biotechnology and bioengineering to modify an organism’s genetic makeup. Transgenics refers to those specific genetic engineering processes that remove genetic material from one species of plant or animal and add it to a different species. Due to the high similarity in genetic sequences for proteins among species, transgenic organisms are able to effectively assimilate and express these trans-genes. Figure 1: The mule is a common example of a transgenic organism created when a horse and a donkey mate and pro...
Source: ActionBioscience - November 21, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Ethical Issues in Genetic Engineering and Transgenics
Introduction Genetic engineering, or genetic modification, uses a variety of tools and techniques from biotechnology and bioengineering to modify an organism’s genetic makeup. Transgenics refers to those specific genetic engineering processes that remove genetic material from one species of plant or animal and add it to a different species. Due to the high similarity in genetic sequences for proteins among species, transgenic organisms are able to effectively assimilate and express these trans-genes. Figure 1: The mule is a common example of a transgenic organism created when a horse and a donkey mate and pro...
Source: ActionBioscience - November 21, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Ethical Issues in Genetic Engineering and Transgenics
Genetic engineering and transgenics represent fields with myriad potential practical applications that are of value to patients and physicians, as well as potentially lucrative research and... ActionBioScience has moved to a better RSS delivery service! Unfortunately, you need to take one small step to update your subscription by visiting: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/actionbioscience. If you would prefer to change your subscription to our e-newsletter, please visit: http://www.actionbioscience.org/e-newsletter.html. Update your subscription now to continue to receive the latest news from ActionBioScience! (Source: ActionBioscience)
Source: ActionBioscience - November 16, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: Ali Hochberg Source Type: news

The Human Microbiome: A True Story about You and Trillions of Your Closest (Microscopic) Friends
Introduction The human microbiome is composed of the microbes, as well as their genes and genomes, that live in and on the human body. Scientists are discovering just how important these resident microbes are to our health and well-being, particularly with respect to the roles they play in maintaining our immune systems, contributing to the digestion of our food, and acting as a first line of defense against pathogens. There are many diseases that may be the result of disturbed microbiomes; however, microbiome-based medical treatments and applications are on the horizon. The human microbiome is composed of bacteria, viru...
Source: ActionBioscience - September 12, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ali Hochberg Source Type: news

The Human Microbiome: A True Story about You and Trillions of Your Closest (Microscopic) Friends
The human microbiome is composed of the microbes, as well as their genes and genomes, that live in and on the human body. Scientists are discovering just how important these resident microbes are to... ActionBioScience has moved to a better RSS delivery service! Unfortunately, you need to take one small step to update your subscription by visiting: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/actionbioscience. If you would prefer to change your subscription to our e-newsletter, please visit: http://www.actionbioscience.org/e-newsletter.html. Update your subscription now to continue to receive the latest news from ActionBioScience! (Source: ActionBioscience)
Source: ActionBioscience - September 12, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: Ali Hochberg Source Type: news

The Human Microbiome: A True Story about You and Trillions of Your Closest (Microscopic) Friends
Introduction The human microbiome is composed of the microbes, as well as their genes and genomes, that live in and on the human body. Scientists are discovering just how important these resident microbes are to our health and well-being, particularly with respect to the roles they play in maintaining our immune systems, contributing to the digestion of our food, and acting as a first line of defense against pathogens. There are many diseases that may be the result of disturbed microbiomes; however, microbiome-based medical treatments and applications are on the horizon. The human microbiome is composed of bacteria, viru...
Source: ActionBioscience - September 12, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: Ali Hochberg Source Type: news