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25838
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Dr. Jason Bond, professor of biology at East Carolina, has just received three National Science Foundation grants to study spiders and millipedes. The research will focus on cataloging species from around the world, examining biodiversity and evolutionary biology with the aid of undergraduate and graduate students.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Spring 2006, p27 Periodical Website
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25918
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Researchers affiliated with UNC’s Laboratories for Reproductive Biology are working on a vaccine that could serve as birth control for men. They discovered a protein critical to movement of sperm cells. Targeting the protein could stop sperm from making it to the female reproductive tract.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 21 Issue 3, Spring 2005, p23-25, il, por Periodical Website
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26165
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Bill Kier, associate professor of biology, studies squid movement. He discovered that squids move with surprising speed and agility because of the special traits of their muscles.
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26181
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Microbiologist Bob Johnston’s work with mutant versions of a virus started off as basic research but lead to a vaccine that can save Latin American children from encephalitis. His lab now has a version that produces a green fluorescent protein which highlights and traces viral paths.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 13 Issue 3, Spring 1997, p12-13, il, por Periodical Website
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26179
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Alan Feduccia, professor of biology, challenges the view that birds evolved from dinosaurs. He thinks that birds began evolving long before the hypothetical first bird, Archaeopteryx.
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26199
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Biology undergraduates are working with Seth Reice, chair of the Ecology Curriculum, to examine New Hope Creek for their senior theses. They will study the various physical influences that cause macro-invertebrate species, called benthos, to select particular stream habitats.
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26222
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Biology doctoral candidate Jonathan Parkinson is researching patchy ephemeral resources, transient habitats such as mushrooms that sprout after it rains. He believes his work in patch dynamics has practical applications in conservation and agriculture.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 7 Issue 3, Spring 1990, p11-12, por Periodical Website
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26246
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William Kier, an assistant professor in Biology, studies the morphology and biomechanics of invertebrate species. He’s uncovered significant information about how squid and octopuses make rapid, complex, and varied muscle movements, despite the absence of a skeletal system.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 6 Issue 4, Summer 1989, p1-4, il, por Periodical Website
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28306
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A key was prepared for the shell-less opisthobranch gastropods reported as occurring on the Atlantic coast from South Carolina to New Jersey. Forty-seven species were keyed out using primarily external characteristics.
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28172
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Biologists at East Carolina University conducted a study of the distribution of chondroitin sulfate glycosaminoglycans in the human chorio-amnionic membrane complex. The study utilized immunohistochemistry to localize the antigens. Results suggest creation of a boundary between fetal and maternal tissues and possible participation in regulation of amniotic fluid transport.
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28200
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The gnathiid isopod, Bathygnathia depaolorosae, is a new marine crustacean species described from a single specimen collected off the North Carolina coast. Gnathia brucei, a second new species, is described on the basis of specimens from three stations off Cape Lookout, North Carolina.
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28207
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Three taxa within the leech family Glossiphoniidae are poorly known with respect to their biology and systematics. New information has been collected on their biology, anatomy, and hunter-prey behaviors.
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28208
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Researchers at East Carolina University conducted a study of tiger beetle (Megacephela carolina carolina) behavioral responses to simulations of bat echo location calls. Results reveal a host of acoustic startle response behaviors, suggesting that tiger beetles may have evolved hearing organs as a direct result of the hunting pressures exerted by insectivorous bats.
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28212
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There is a diverse freshwater silica-scaled chrysophycean algal flora for the Carolina Piedmont and Mountain Regions, including several new taxa. This study presents an account of the scale-bearing chrysophytes from the Carolina Coastal Region, which were observed using scanning and transmission electron microscopy.
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28215
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Woodrats are species in the rodent genus Neotoma. Specimens of Neotoma from West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina were karyotyped using standard techniques and examined.
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