Veterinary Memorial Fund transforms grief into promise

Blacksburg, Va. -- When President George W. Bush lost his beloved dog Spot earlier this year, he received a letter of consolation from Gerhardt Schurig, dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.......The letter informed the President that a donation had been made to the college's "Veterinary Memorial Fund" by an employee in the White House in honor of his beloved spani...

New study shows hope for treating inhalant abuse

UPTON, N.Y. -- A new study by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory suggests that vigabatrin (a.k.a. gamma vinyl-GABA or GVG) may block the addictive effects of toluene, a substance found in many household products commonly used as inhalants. These results broaden the promise of GVG as a potential treatment for a variety of addictions. The study will be publi...

Chemical engineering grad students will take notable national awards

A recent graduate and a current doctoral candidate in chemical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will receive graduate student research awards of $300 each from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The awards will be presented in early November at the organization's annual convention in Austin, Texas.... ...Dimitrios Zarkadas, who is expected to graduate in...

NIH awards $18.2m to The Burnham Institute to develop Center on Proteolytic Pathways

(La Jolla, CA) The National Institutes of Health ("NIH") has selected The Burnham Institute to develop a national resource for medical researchers to be known as the "Center on Proteolytic Pathways". A team directed by The Burnham's Jeffrey Smith, Ph.D., will receive $18.2 million over the next five years to develop this unique research hub. ......The Center will consolidate all known and emerg...

Lycopene slows human prostate tumour growth in mice and combined with vitamin E is even better

Geneva, Switzerland: A study by Dutch and German researchers has provided evidence that lycopene may be able to inhibit the growth of prostate tumours and that its effect may be enhanced if it is combined with vitamin E. ......A number of epidemiological studies have already indicated that high intake of lycopene a carotinoid that gives the red colour to tomatoes and other fruits is associated w...

International study findings link acne-like rash to effectiveness of new targeted cancer treatment

Geneva, Switzerland: Acne is not a condition that anyone would welcome under normal circumstances, but an international study of a new targeted cancer treatment cetuximab has shown that patients who developed an acne-like rash responded better to the treatment than those who did not.......Professor Eric Van Cutsem told a news briefing today (Thursday 30 September) at the EORTC-NCI-AACR[1] Sympos...

Researchers determine genetic cause of Timothy syndrome

Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have pinpointed the genetic cause of a devastating but rare childhood disorder, called Timothy syndrome, which underlies a form of severe cardiac arrhythmia.... ...The research shows that children who have the syndrome develop spontaneous genetic mutations that interfere with calcium channels that regulate the excitation and contraction of the heart. In...

UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative

DALLAS Sept. 30, 2004 UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas has been awarded a prestigious three-year planning grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the causes of obesity and associated metabolic diseases.......The $1.78 million grant, part of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, creates an Interdisciplinary Research Center and could develop into a permanent Metabolic and Obe...

Cigarette smoke causes breaks in DNA and defects to a cell's chromosomes, Pitt study finds

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30 The amount of smoke in just one or two puffs of a cigarette can cause breaks in DNA and defects to a cell's chromosomes, leading to irreversible changes in genetic information being passed to a newly divided cell, according to University of Pittsburgh researchers. Their findings, to be reported Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, a...

Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories

Seattle, WA and San Diego, CA, Sept. 30, 2004 Oceanographers and computer scientists will design cyberinfrastructure to link research institutions on land with several existing or planned ocean observatories off the west coasts of the United States, Canada and Mexico. That infrastructure will be a prototype for the use and automation of undersea sensor networks -- both delivery of data from senso...
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