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Researchers model cues guiding cell behavior

Archaea teaser.jpgA diverse set of physical and chemical cues act upon individual cells to ensure coordinated multicellular behavior. Using the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus, a team led by University of Georgia and Rice University researchers has devised a data-driven model of the mechanisms that guide elaborate self-organization at the cellular level.

The research, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provides a blueprint...

First sunflower genome sequence

sunflower teaser.jpgThey follow the sun's path throughout the day - hence their name in the Romance languages - and this news about the sunflower genome turns our attention to a new paper in Nature:

[UGA] researchers are part of an international team that has published the first sunflower genome sequence. This new resource will assist...

UGA to host Quantum Computing workshop May 18-19

QC teaser.jpgJust a few years ago, the possibilities for quantum computers were well understood, though the reality of using one as a research tool remained a distant goal. And while the quantum computing capacity that exists today is still comparable to traditional computers, scieintists expect that the next couple of years will see quantum computers that are much more powerful for certain applications. That anticipation, and how it might impact...

  

Food Evolution screening & workshop

FoodEv teaser.jpgThe UGA Plant Center will host Academy award nominated filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy for a screening of his movie Food Evolution on May 10 at Cine in downtown Athens:

Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, FOOD EVOLUTION wrestles with the emotions and the evidence driving one of the most...

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