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Post-Doctoral research position in Molecular Cell Biology

first_imgA full time Post-Doctoral research position is available in thelaboratory of Dr. Young Chun/Dr. Charles Hong in the Division ofCardiology at the University of Maryland-Baltimore immediately. MD,PhD or MD/PhD scientist is sought to join a laboratory at theforefront of academic drug discovery, cardiovascular biology andhuman induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). Primaryresponsibility is to utilize the CRISPR/Cas9 genomic engineeringtechnology to examine the impact of genomic ablation of thecandidate target genes on iPSC-CM and animal models.If interested, please email a CV, a short statement of researchinterests, and the names and contact information for threereferences to Young Chun, PhD/Charles Hong, MD, PhD at Email:[email protected] [email protected] University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouragingexcellence through diversity. Qualified woman and minoritycandidates are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or M.D. and an expertise inmolecular cell biology. Prior experience in CRISPR/Cas9 genomeediting, and experience with hiPSCs and iPSC-CMs are highlyvalued.last_img read more

Press release: Statement from Harriett Baldwin on Ebola in Uganda

first_img Telephone 020 7023 0600 General media queries (24 hours) It is devastating to hear that cases of Ebola have now been confirmed in Uganda and tragically a child has lost their life. The UK government has been the leading donor for Ebola preparedness in Uganda, training health workers on the ground and providing medical equipment to deal with this virus. We stand ready to provide further support, but are also calling on the global community to step up. It is more important than ever that we work together to end this deadly outbreak. The Ugandan government has confirmed three cases of Ebola in the country. A five-year old boy has died as well as his 51-year old grandmother. The authorities have also identified eight contact cases. Since 2000, Uganda has had five Ebola outbreaks. In the last outbreak (2012), there were 24 reported cases and 17 deaths. Efforts to strengthen Uganda’s health system to be prepared for such outbreaks, including through UK support, means Uganda should be well placed to manage and respond to these new cases. UK aid has funded Uganda’s preparedness effort since the current Ebola outbreak began in August 2018. This has involved training for health workers, the provision of eight ambulances and sixty-three motorbikes to support the management of suspected cases, including in refugee settlements. As a leading donor, the UK is coordinating other international donors to support Government of Uganda’s plans to limit the possible spread of Ebola. This has included working closely with the EU, US and Ireland. UK experts have provided on the ground briefing to donor partners, using extensive knowledge of the disease to advise and guide the use of resources to prevent the spread of the disease. Public Health England (PHE) continues to assess that the risk to the UK from the outbreak is negligible-very low, even after the confirmed cases on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). DRC is battling the second largest Ebola outbreak in history and the first-ever in a conflict zone, with more than 70 armed groups operating in the east of the country. The number of cases has surpassed 2,000 and the death toll has reached 1,390. If you have an urgent media query, please email the DFID Media Team on [email protected] in the first instance and we will respond as soon as possible. Background Email [email protected] Responding to the confirmation of Ebola cases in Uganda, International Development Minister and Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, said: ENDSlast_img read more

Conservation Confusion: Do You Know How to Save Water?

first_imgIndiana University research finds most people look to curtailing water use instead of improving efficiency of their habits and appliances as the best method to conserve water.There appears to be some confusion about when it comes to water conservation and how best to do it, as a new survey finds many people underestimate how much water they use in various daily activities. According to study author Shahzeen Attari, assistant professor at Indiana University Bloomington’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, most people believe curtailing their use is the best strategy to save water, but efficiency measures are more effective.She said water is an essential but neglected resource, and people need a better understanding of how to save it.“Indiana, at least this past year, has been pretty water-rich, but we’ve experienced drought in the past two years and we need to know what actions are really impactful when it comes to decreasing our water use. That would be important, especially in a short-term or in a long-term drought.”According to the survey, a large percentage of people cited taking shorter showers, which Attari said does save water but may not be the most effective action. Very few participants cited replacing toilets or flushing less, even though toilets use the greatest daily water volume.The survey found men and older people, and those who have a good understanding of numerical concepts, were more likely to have an accurate perception of water use. But Attari said most people have no idea of, for instance, how much water is needed to produce everyday foods.“A lot of water actually went into growing the coffee beans that went into making my coffee, so how is it that people will adapt to the drought and climate change if we have no understanding about how much water goes into making our food?”, she asked.Attari said the goal of the survey was to correct perceptions, and encourage people to adopt more effective efficiency measures to save water at home.“If you have the money, install a low-flow flush toilet, install a water-efficient clothes washer,” she suggested. “If you can, try to reduce the amount of time you spend in the shower. Only wash a full load of clothes, and try to think about reducing the number of times you flush a toilet.”The research appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and is available online at PNAS.org.last_img read more