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Informational Meeting About Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge
Posted: Wednesday, October 8
With a goal of stimulating entrepreneurship at Idaho’s colleges and universities, Zions Bank has launched the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge, a business model and business plan competition offering over $150,000 in prizes. All colleges and universities in the Gem State are invited to participate and the University of Idaho is currently screening ideas to enter into the Spring 2015 Challenge....
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New Microscope Will Allow UI Scientists to See Biology in Action
Posted: Wednesday, June 4
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 3, 2014 – Biologists in the College of Science at the University of Idaho will now have an opportunity to image cells and small organisms while they are in motion, responding to environmental change or changing shape during development.  A group of investigators led by Deborah Stenkamp, a professor in the UI Department of Biological Sciences, has received two...
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UI Receives $1.2 Million to Bring New Life to Undergraduate Research Labs
Posted: Thursday, May 29
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 29, 2014 – Students in beginning chemistry, biology, environmental science and microbiology courses at the University of Idaho will soon get a revamped laboratory experience that allows them to tackle real-world problems. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded a $1.2 million, five-year grant to UI’s Biosciences Retention and Academic Innovatio...
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UI Prof Works with International Team to Study How Plants Evolved to Weather the Cold
Posted: Sunday, December 22 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Dec. 22, 2013 – A team of plant researchers including University of Idaho biologist David Tank has assembled the largest dated evolutionary tree, using it to show the order in which flowering plants evolved specific strategies, such as the seasonal shedding of leaves, to move into areas with cold winters. The results will be published Dec. 22 in the journal Nature.
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U-Idaho receives $5.1 million grant from National Institutes of Health
Posted: Friday, April 19 2013
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Idaho a five-year grant for $5.1 million in continued support of the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST).
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2013 College of Science Student Awards
Posted: Thursday, April 4 2013
The College of Science has named Katie Slavens as the recipient of the John P. George Award for 2013. The George Award is given to the outstanding graduating senior from the college, chosen from among students nominated from each of the college’s departments. Katie will receive a certificate and a 50 oz. engraved silver bar, to be presented at the college’s graduation reception in the ...
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$718,304 in Competitive Grants Awarded to Faculty Members.
Posted: Wednesday, February 20 2013
University of Idaho faculty members of the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) were awarded $718,304 in competitive grants as part of the NSF BEACON Science and Technology Center on "Evolution in Action". The award will be dispersed over two years. $513,304 for 2013-14 academic year, and $204,836 for the 2014-15 academic year. These funds support nine projects involving 1...
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U-Idaho Biologist Investigates a Common Virus’ Damaging Effect on Cells
Posted: Thursday, November 29 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho - University of Idaho biologist Lee Fortunato’s innovative new research method reveals how a virus responsible for birth defects co-opts a cell’s ability to repair itself. Fortunato, an associate professor of biological sciences, has spent more than 15 years studying human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), and her recent research was published today in the Public Library of Scien...
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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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University of Idaho Recognizes Distinguished Professors
Posted: Monday, April 2 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho announced today that Carolyn Hovde Bohach, professor of food science, and Holly Wichman, professor of biological sciences, have been selected to the rank of University Distinguished Professor. “Our faculty’s commitment to excellence is a key component of our students’ success,”said M. Duane Nellis, president. “These remarkable faculty members hav...
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U-Idaho Receives $557,577 from Competitive Proposals as part of BEACON Science and Technology Center
Posted: Tuesday, February 28 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho faculty members in the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) were awarded $557,477 for the next academic year, as part of the NSF BEACON Science and Technology Center on "Evolution in Action." These funds will support 11 U-Idaho faculty members, seven graduate students and two postdoctoral students for the next academic year. ...
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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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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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Idaho Technology Creates Lucid Path to Texas
Posted: Friday, March 12 2010
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – An interdisciplinary team with some of the top talent at the University of Idaho is taking their two-time champion business plan to Arlington, Texas, host of the annual World’s Best Technology Showcase as well as the University of Texas at Austin’s IC2 Institute business plan competition. The WBT Showcase features between 75 and 100 of...
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New Research Center Targets Chlamydia’s Climate and Chromosomes
Posted: Friday, September 4 2009
Scientists from the University of Idaho are teaming up with colleagues around the world to wage a genetic war against chlamydia. The five-year, $12.5 million project will use genetic sequencing to learn more about the number one reported sexually transmitted infection in the world.
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