Biology

Iron-bearing minerals in sediments naturally reduce contaminant levelsApril 8, 2014

The release of wastes associated with nuclear reprocessing from storage facilities into the underlying sediments and groundwater is an important environmental concern. Scientists working with two national laboratories have found evidence that iron-bearing minerals naturally abundant in some sediments can react with and immobilize contaminants such as technetium.

Your Inner Fish
The University of Chicago's Science on the Screen presents "Your Inner Fish," Episode One, on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, University of Chicago.

A discussion with Neil Shubin and the Field Museum's distinguished service curator Lance Grande follows the 60-minute screening.

Admission is free, RSVP is required.

PATRIC Bioinformatics Resource Center Workshop
The University of Chicago's Computation Institute presents a special Pathosystems Resource Integration Center (PATRIC) Bioinformatics Resource Center Workshop. The Workshop will take place Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., University of Chicago, Searle Laboratory 240A and 240B.
Decoding dengue and West Nile: Researchers take steps toward control of growing public health problemsFebruary 6, 2014

Utilizing Argonne's Advanced Photon Source, a team of scientists from the University of Michigan and Purdue University has discovered a key aspect both to how Dengue fever and West Nile fever replicate in the cells of their host and how they manipulate the immune system as they spread.

Ongoing BESI Work Presentations
Brief presentations from primary investigators of current LDRD projects that are related to Biology@Speed and the D-Factory will be made Friday, January 17, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.