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Microscopic miracles

...needed to exploit many of the drugs developed from advances in molecular biology. Professor Duncan said: "The...medicine research is expected to bring significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. She said: "This is still just the beginning. In the long...

Gene clusters predict atherosclerosis severity, susceptibility

...udy," Seo said. "The identification of these genes advances our understanding of the biological pathways relevant to atherosclerosis. "Many of these genes are likely to be implicated in the disease process and may become targets of future therapies," Seo continued. "By identifying variants within th...

UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow

...the activity of genes, and used them to make major advances in understanding such infectious diseases as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and malaria. He is an associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics and Gordon M. Tomkins Chair at UCSF. The honor, which includes $500,000 in support over ...

The book opens on the first tree genome

...le in mapping the human genome and making possible advances in human health, we now are pleased to build on that success and help deliver the poplar's parts list--and the clean energy and cleaner environment that scientists will produce using the genetic sequence of the poplar in the future." "Forest genomics...

Study reveals why eyes in some paintings seem to follow viewers

...behind this visual effect for more than a century, advances in the field of perception now allow for better ways to study why it occurs, Todd said. "Researchers have developed powerful techniques that allow us to measure the perception of complex shapes in a very precise way," he said. In this study, the auth...

NSF announces six 'FIBR' awards to tackle some of biology's most challenging questions

...any areas of biology and other fields to draw upon advances in genomics, ecology, enhanced information technology, and other fields -- not to mention a robotic cockroach -- to address significant under-studied or unanswered questions in biology. "FIBR is one of the premier, crosscutting programs in biology...

AACR applauds NCI initiative on nanotechnology

...orations are essential if we are going to make the advances against cancer we believe are possible in the near future. "We in the cancer research community must reach out to scientists and experts from any discipline that offers new ways of understanding, interfering with and ultimately curing cancer. This...

Tufts University establishes $4 million dollar tissue engineering resource center

...n immensely as a discipline in recent years due to advances in cell and molecular biology, biomaterials science and engineering and bioreactor design and function. Tissue engineering also fosters basic research, by providing physiologically relevant models of cells and tissues. "We've created this Center ...

APS Foundation names student travel award recipients

...arch of the organization's 5,000 worldwide members advances the understanding of the science of plant pathology and its application to plant health....

Joslin Diabetes Center adds first affiliate in California at Irvine Medical Center

...ersity of California, Irvine will offer the latest advances for treating diabetes and its complications, as well as patient education and research. The venture represents the first time Joslin has affiliated with an institution in California. More than 18 million Americans have diabetes, which is the fifth...

Origin and Development of the Vertebrate Traits

...imal development and regeneration. To keep up with advances and identify future directions in these rapidly evolving fields, the CDB inaugurated a program of annual symposia covering diverse aspects of developmental biology and regeneration and aimed at promoting the free and timely exchange of research achie...

Ventilation in bars, casinos doesn't control health risk for hospitality workers

... a project over a period of up to three years that advances the field. The program addresses problems related to alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs, through education, advocacy, treatment and policy research and reform at the national, state and local levels. The Innovators program is run by a national prog...

Rising childhood leukaemia incidence prompts conference

London, UK: The advances in treating childhood leukaemia over the last forty years have been one of cancer's outstanding success stories but the fall in mortality has diverted attention from a rise in incidence, a London conference will hear (Monday 6 September). "The marke...

Genetic map of important tree genes outlined

...rees at the most basic levels," Strauss said. "But advances such as this will narrow the gap between the scien...biology, Strauss said. The new study, along with advances that are expected soon to describe the entire Populus genome DNA sequence, will help scientists find...

How do you mend a broken heart?

...enitor cells, and Bob Schwartz, who has made great advances in the understanding of cardiac gene expression. Prof. Rosenthal predicts that the team will make major advancements. "We've been given a unique opportunity to share the expertise, facilities, models and knowledge of this superb group of scientists."...

$18 million bioinformatics center to become weapon against deadly diseases

...tics and comparative analysis will drive the rapid advances needed to address the growing body of threats asso...h pathogenic microorganisms," Stevens said. "These advances will occur, however, only in the presence of effective cooperation between experimental research and...

JCI table of contents: 1 September, 2004

...agues into this context and details how this study advances our understanding of and the development of treatments for cancer. TITLE: Disruption of Stat3 reveals a critical role in both the initiation and the promotion stages of epithelial carcinogenesis AUTHOR CONTACT: John DiGiovanni The Univer...

NHGRI launches Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research

...hical, legal and social questions raised by recent advances in genetic and genomic research. The initiative, the Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research, is being led by NHGRI, with significant contributions from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institute ...

Virginia Tech professor honored with DeLaval Award

...computer applications, and other recent scientific advances into its teaching program....

NIGMS funds Center for Quantitative Biology

...g, Ph.D., NIGMS director. "The Princeton center advances NIGMS efforts to move into new areas of science, foster multidisciplinary collaboration, and enhance research training. It also joins ongoing NIGMS initiatives to recruit quantitative scientists and harness computer modeling approaches for biological...

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