New Research May Expand Stem Cells Available For Transplants
Researchers of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have found out a way to expand blood-forming, adult stem cells from human umbilical cord blood (hUCB). Read more at: en.iscanews.ir/news/625844
Tip: Sharing is caring. This one is for all the Ancestry DNA users out there. Did you know you can share your DNA results with others? Not just your DNA story, but your entire DNA match list. Too often I find people are unaware that they can do this and it is SO, SO beneficial for families working and collaborating together with hopes of making discoveries about their shared lineage.
Sharing your match list with others allows immediate family members to have access to your results list without all the important details of your account like login information. You can also assign roles to each individual you invite to have results access such as: Viewer, Collaborator or Manager. Viewers are obviously granted the least capabilities and I usually don't require a Manager role myself, so I tend to recommend Collaborator status as a happy middle ground. Providing others with this sharing level allows them to leave notes for you to view later on and to highlight in common matches. I know there are several people who take these tests with little time, interest and/or understanding of how it all works to want to deal with all these mysterious new cousins. Sharing your match lists with someone who is enthusiastic about helping you is the best way for you to make progress without you possibly ever having to do much of the work. Let those DNA addict cousins of yours do all the legwork! Well not all, but most. Don't be afraid to let others help you in your journey.
See screenshots here for accessing your DNA settings found on your Ancestry DNA landing page. Click on the cog and scroll down to DNA Result Access. You will need the username or email address of the person you will want to invite and they will need to have an Ancestry profile on the site, but it does not require them to have a paid subscription. •
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"Out For Some Tucker"
🔵@maestro320 Notes: This drone footage of a pod of dolphins headed out for some baitball off the Coast of Byron Bay, Australia courtesy of Marine Scientist, Freediving Instructor, Australian Wildlife and Underwater Photographer, Lucas Handley @lucas_handley - My mate @david_deitch found this pod of bottlenose dolphins cruising for baitfish off Byron today, awesome footage from the mosquito camera!
A bait ball, or baitball, occurs when small fish swarm in a tightly packed spherical formation about a common centre. It is a last-ditch defensive measure adopted by small schooling fish when they are threatened by predators. Small schooling fish are eaten by many types of predators, and for this reason they are called bait fish or forage fish.
For example, sardines group together when they are threatened. This instinctual behaviour is a defense mechanism, as lone individuals are more likely to be eaten than an individual in a large group. Sardine bait balls can be 10–20 metres in diameter and extend to a depth of 10 metres. The bait balls are short-lived and seldom last longer than 10 minutes.
However, bait balls are also conspicuous, and when schooling fish form a bait ball, they can draw the attention of many other predators. As a response to the defensive capabilities of schooling fish, some predators have developed sophisticated countermeasures. These countermeasures can be spectacularly successful, and can seriously undermine the defensive value of forming bait balls.
Once our samples get on deck, we make sure to quickly sort and preserve them so as to ensure that all the little living microbes and invertebrates are able to be used in lab as we plan. Sometimes it takes a couple helping hands!
2 IAU Units Among Top 20 Iranian Universities, Webometrics Ranking Shows
Based on the most recent updates of Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, 2018 (Webometrics), Science and Research IAU could preserve its former position among Iranian Universities but improved its ranking among the world's universities.
Read more at: en.iscanews.ir/news/625842
That fancy grey device on this turtle's shell is a tracker that we're using to monitor eastern box turtle populations. Native turtles are in decline in the U.S., but we can help conserve the species by tracking health and numbers! 🐢
Hallie Fischman '19 first designed her current research project back in December of 2017 after witnessing the devastation of Georgia's sand dunes following Hurricane Irma. Combining the guidance of a faculty member with knowledge and research techniques gained from many marine biology and ecology courses taken at Brown, she emerged from the process an UTRA awardee with funding from the Garden Club of America. Hallie now lives and works alongside only six other researchers on Sapelo Island for the summer, studying the roles of plants in rebuilding sand dunes, deploying careful experiments with allotted resources, and watching her work come to fruition through gradual regrowth in the ecosystems around her. 🌾🌊🌪 To share your summer experience, use #BrownConnect or check out our Internship Spotlight form!
I had a lot of fun organising the 3rd Student Conference on Mathematical Foundations in Bioinformatics, held at King's College London on August 2nd.
With world-renowned researchers, industrial sponsors + 70 attendees, this was our best conference yet!
My colleague + friend Steven Watts chaired the third session, as well as co-chairing the organising committee.