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Idaho Showcases its Best Research through IBEST Institute
Posted: Tuesday, October 16 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Some of the University of Idaho’s best researchers will showcase their research at a free, day-long information session on Thursday, Oct. 18. This event is open to the public. All work is linked to the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies – or IBEST – which was formed as a grassroots group over 10 years ago and was formalized as an institute in 2011. Researchers a...
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Science | Larry Forney | Biology | News Release | International | ibest | Biology
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New Branches (of Knowledge) Help Grow the Tree of Life
Posted: Wednesday, July 18 2012
By Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – It’s a revolutionary time in biology and resulting data are piling up. Luke Harmon, University of Idaho associate professor of biological sciences, and his peers are hoping to add to a global research corps of knowledge focused on evolution, with the help of a three-year, $4 million National Science Foundation grant. “As we’re sequencing whole genomes of a wide v...
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U-Idaho, University of Maryland Study Finds Vaginal Microbes Vary Over Time Among Healthy Women
Posted: Wednesday, May 2 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The delicate balance of microbes in the vagina can change drastically over short periods of time in some women, while remaining the same in others, according to a new joint study by the University of Idaho and the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute for Genome Sciences. The scientists believe these microbes affect a woman’s susceptibility to infection and other ...
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Science | Biological Sciences | Larry Forney | Microbiology | Biology | Biology | Research | News Release | Scott Wood | ibest | ibest | Biology
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NSF Awards $700,000 for Cross-Institutional, Interdisciplinary Math/Biology Education
Posted: Thursday, November 4 2010
Written by Donna Emert MOSCOW, Idaho and PULLMAN, Wash. – The National Science Foundation has awarded a $700,000 grant to 10 faculty researchers and educators at the University of Idaho and Washington State University. The funding will support interdisciplinary undergraduate training in mathematics and biology at both institutions. As health and life sciences become increasingly quantitative,...
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Science | Mathematics | Paul Joyce | Barrie Robison | Mathematics | Biology | Mathematics | Biology | News Release | Undergraduate | Mathematics | ibest
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Idaho Researchers Aim to Unlock Plasmid Transfer Secrets
Posted: Wednesday, June 23 2010
Written by Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – In an effort to take the resistance out of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, University of Idaho researchers are getting down to the genetic level to figure out how multi-drug resistance plasmids increase their resistance. Thanks to a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Eva Top, professor of biology, and Zaid Abdo, assistant...
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Science | Biological Sciences | Mathematics | Zaid Abdo | Eva Top | Biology | Mathematics | Research | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | ibest
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Study Provides New Insights About Women's Reproductive Health
Posted: Thursday, June 3 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – It's an uncomfortable topic, and not considered polite dinner conversation, but Larry Forney's research on the human vagina and the ecology of the vaginal microbial ecosystem has big implications for women. Forney, professor of biological sciences and director of the Initiative for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) at the University of Idaho, is focusing his research...
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Randall Seminar Series "Women in Science at the University of Idaho" - Dr. Camille Parmesan
Wednesday, March 10 2010 at 3:00 PM
Dr. Camille Parmesan, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas, will present a seminar entitled "Responses of Wild Life to Anthropogenic Climate Change: the Limits of Adaptation and Implications for the Future of Biodiversity" on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. The seminar will be occur in Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) 040. For more information, contact Ev...
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Natural Resources | Science | Eva Top | Biology | Wildlife Resources | Biology | Diversity and Human Rights
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