Caltech prof wins prize

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventUbiquitin – from the Latin word “ubique,” meaning “everywhere” – is a protein found in every cell of all living things, from yeast to human beings. It attaches itself to many other proteins in cells, specifically those proteins that have outlived their purpose, are abnormal or must be destroyed to regulate their levels in a cell. The study of ubiquitin has implications for research into the causes of birth defects, neurodegenerative syndromes, cancer and immune disorders, according to the March of Dimes. “Dr. Varshavsky’s work has provided rich insight into the ubiquitin system and its crucial role in regulating living cells,” said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology has been awarded annually since 1996 to investigators “whose research has profoundly advanced the science that underlies the understanding of birth defects.” The March of Dimes created the prize as a tribute to Dr. Jonas Salk, who received March of Dimes support for his work to create a polio vaccine. The March of Dimes Prize will be presented to Varshavsky at a black-tie dinner and ceremony on May 1 at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco. CBS sportscaster Greg Gumbel, a member of the March of Dimes national Board of Trustees, will host the ceremony.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – A Caltech professor is the winner of the 2006 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology for explaining how a tiny protein helps to regulate many crucial processes in human cells, it was announced Tuesday.The recipient receives a cash award of $250,000 and a silver medal in the design of the Roosevelt dime, in honor of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who founded the March of Dimes. Alexander Varshavsky, the Smits professor of cell biology at Caltech, is credited by his peers with co-founding the field of ubiquitin research and ushering it into the age of molecular genetics, according to the March of Dimes. “His pioneering studies in the 1980s brought to light the remarkably diverse and important biological functions of the ubiquitin system,” according to a March of Dimes statement. last_img read more

Facebook Shows Its Cards With Bing on Ad Strategy: Full House

first_imgRelated Posts As we’ve seen from some of the previews of the new layout, search is becoming more of a focal point for Facebook, and today’s announcement seems to back that up. Microsoft and Facebook announced this morning an expanded partnership, making Bing the default search engine for Facebook’s more than 400 million users worldwide. The two companies also came to a “mutual decision” to allow Facebook to take over sole responsibility for advertisements on the social network, a move that we see as part of Facebook’s continual progression toward becoming an ad provider.Facebook’s Slide Into Advertising?Facebook and Microsoft had entered into a deal last August to start serving up Microsoft ads, but Facebook has made several moves lately that look to protect its valuable stake in advertising. On Wednesday, the site rolled out a new set of terms for ad and offer providers, increasing accountability and further clarifying how user information gathered through apps could not be shared for advertising. Facebook has also told us that the company’s recent moves to usher more user content into the light of day and outside of privacy settings are motivated in part by a desire to improve and grow advertising. Furthermore, the company is uniquely positioned, with its Facebook Connect preferred by users by a margin of 2-to-1, to offer tailored advertising to third-party sites using the mass of information it gathers daily on its users. And with Facebook moving into the full-featured webmail game, it may soon be able to compete with Google with an all-encompassing grasp on your information.Back To That Search Engine Part…As for the deal with Bing, the search engine had already been providing search capabilities for users in the U.S., but now will expand its services worldwide. The announcement also said that the search engine would provide results “beyond a set of links, including richer answers combined with tools that help customers make faster, smarter decisions.” By increasing the capabilities of the on-site search, Facebook is hoping to become your one and only portal to the web. If Facebook can get its users to perform on-site searches, it can not only keep you on the site longer, but like Google, it can gather even more information about its users through their searches. This stuff is advertising gold.While some argue that the difficulty here is that it’s hard to monetize Facebook’s data compared to Google’s – Facebook know’s you care about Haiti, while Google knows you’re in the market for a Lexus – this move goes directly at the heart of that problem. By making search a focal point of the site, Facebook is looking to gather the type of data it knows it can leverage in the advertising world. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Tags:#Facebook#news#web mike melanson A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Switzerland’s Hoefflin skis to gold in women’s slopestyle

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Sarah Hoefflin, of Switzerland, jumps during the women’s slopestyle finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Switzerland’s Sarah Hoefflin is the Olympic champion in women’s slopestyle skiing.The 27-year-old put together an electric final run down the demanding course at Phoenix Snow Park on Saturday, posting a 91.20 to edge teammate Mathilde Gremaud for gold. Gremaud scored 88.00 on the first of her three runs in the finals but couldn’t top Hoefflin.ADVERTISEMENT Simmons enjoying his first NBA All-Star weekend Hoefflin was in position for the silver when she stepped into the gate for her last trip. Rather than try to simply hold on to second, she went for the top spot. She finished with an off-axis 720 degree flip. She raised her arms after sticking the landing before skiing into the arms of her coaches.Logan, who will compete in the halfpipe competition next week, never really got going on her 24th birthday. She was a middling sixth during qualifying and her best trip during the finals came on her second run, when she appeared to be doing well only to scrape the ground after landing her penultimate jump. LATEST STORIES Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Hoefflin is a latecomer to freestyle skiing. She didn’t get serious about the sport until her early 20s when she couldn’t get into medical school after earning a degree in neuroscience.Isabel Atkin of Britain took bronze with a score of 84.60 in her final run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDefending Olympic champion Dara Howell crashed twice during qualifying and didn’t advance. American Devin Logan, a silver medalist in Sochi, reached the finals but wasn’t a factor after either crashing or having execution problems in each of her last three runs.Unlike the women’s snowboarding slopestyle final, where wind wreaked havoc with the field, the issues this time around seemed to simply be the treacherous course. Only nine of the 36 runs in the finals were scored higher than 70, typically a benchmark for a relatively clean trip.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

Injured Sushil Kumar to skip Asiad

first_imgWorld champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sushil Kumar will be missing next month’s Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. Sushil has opted out of the Asiad because of a shoulder injury. The wrestler had won the gold medal in the 66 kg freestyle wrestling category at the Commonwealth Games that concluded on Thursday.  Having earlier won a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics and the world championships in Moscow, much was expected from Sushil during the Asian Games.last_img