'Keys to cures' -- an online expedition to the frontier of biomedical research

How far would you go to find a cure for cancer? How far would you go to discover new species and to preserve a unique ecosystem? Dr. Shirley Pomponi and an international team of scientists faced these questions and came up with an answer: 3000 feet...straight down. That's how deep they'll be diving into the waters of the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico, prospecting for powerful new drugs and performing a pioneering submersible-based biodiversity survey of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The rest of us will only have to travel as far as the nearest computer to join in this noble scientific adventure.

@Sea, (http://www.at-sea.org) , a website sponsored by Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (HBOI), will have a correspondent on board the Research Vessel EDWIN LINK, transmitting daily dispatches from Dr. Pomponi's ambitious science cruise. From August 5 - 25, @Sea will provide a window into the world of science during every stage of this complex field operation--each submersible launch, each scuba dive, each breakthrough discovery or unexpected challenge.

Coral reef ecosystems provide a compelling setting for biomedical research. Many adult reef inhabitants spend their lives permanently affixed to the spot where they settled as juveniles. Since they cannot move to escape predators, to accommodate new neighbors, to seek out mates, or to avoid disease, these animals have evolved complex arsenals of chemical agents to compensate for their immobility. Indeed, life on a coral reef has been likened to nonstop chemical warfare. Among the millions of untested, powerful chemical compounds used by reef animals, scientists hope to find potent new medicines to kill tumors, dull pain, fight inflammation and ward off infections.

In addition to their search for new medicines from the sea, mission scientists will be cataloging sea life, using Harbor Branch's JOHNSON-SEA-LINK (JSL) submersible to study u

Contact: Susan J. Hanson
561-465-2400 x206
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Paleofire database puts fire-scar and charcoal data online
2. First-ever UN University diploma offered to grads of online water-management course
3. Agronomy, Crops and Soils Annual Meetings papers, symposia searchable online
4. NIH launches online AIDS oral history project
5. Scientists invite others to join them online to discuss exotic species threat
6. Global online workshop on risks of exotic forest pests will be "live" in mid-April
7. Scientists go online to discuss threat posed by exotic forest pests
8. Amgen introduces new rheumatoid arthritis book and first online resource for access to interleukin-1 (IL-1) research
9. AAAS seeks entries for online category in Science Journalism Awards
10. AIDS prevention researchers to gain premier online info-exchange forum
11. 2000 Spring Meeting: Sessions and abstracts online

Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/10/2019)... ... October 10, 2019 , ... Mindray, a ... attendees of the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2019 Annual Meeting to visit exhibit ... 19-21 in Orlando, Florida, and will provide more than 14,000 healthcare professionals from ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... October 07, 2019 , ... ... of imaging modalities such as optical projection tomography, optical coherence tomography, echocardiogram, light ... to generate these data sets inhouse, a lot of research groups struggle with ...
(Date:10/4/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... October 03, 2019 , ... Mount Sinai ... that cells hand down from one generation to the next. In a study published ... modulate the activity of this enzyme, leading to cancers and other diseases. , “DNA ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/3/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Murrieta Genomics , the launch pad for genomic sequencing ... Silicon Valley at a special Life Science showcase event on October 10th, ... JJ Lake Business Center located at 340 E. Middlefield Road in Mountain View, California. ...
(Date:9/30/2019)... ... September 30, 2019 , ... The September 2019 edition ... , is now available online on the company’s global website. The Bridge features ... diffraction, fluorescence and imaging, and presents articles, scientific papers and news reports. ...
(Date:9/24/2019)... ... September 24, 2019 , ... Personalized ... training and site qualification for clinical trial sites and physician investigators. The ... potential clinical trial participants. , Clinical trial sites are currently located in San ...
(Date:9/17/2019)... N.J. (PRWEB) , ... September 17, 2019 , ... ... announced that Julie Delaney, Director, Project and Clinical Supplies Management, Asia Pacific (APAC) ... the One Farrer Hotel, Singapore, on Sept. 25-26, 2019. , On Thursday, Sept. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: