Tag: "biochemistry" at biology news
Molecular motor implicated in tissue remodeling
...y Goldberg, Ph.D., professor of dermatology and of biochemistry
and molecular biophysics. "Because they participat...own," says Elson, Ph.D., coauthor and professor of biochemistry
and molecular biophysics. The research team discovered that MMP-1 moves along a collagen filament w...
Researchers find color sensitive atomic switch in bacteria
... Luecke, Ph.D., professor of molecular biology and biochemistry
and of physiology and biophysics at UC-Irvine. Co-authors include Oleg Sineshchekov, Ph.D., of Moscow State University in Russia, and visiting professor in the UT Center for Membrane Biology; and research fellow Vishwa Trivedi, Ph.D., and Jun Sasaki,...
UT Southwestern biochemist honored with NIH Director's Pioneer Award
... Sept. 29, 2004 Dr. Steven McKnight, chairman of biochemistry
at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health Director's Pioneer Award, a new initiative designed to support exceptionally creative investigators. The award, $500,000 per year for five years, is in i...
New molecular link key to cellular proteins involved in cancer progression, other diseases
...senior author Dr. Yi Zhang, associate professor of biochemistry
and biophysics in UNC's School of Medicine and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The new findings appear in the online issue of the journal Nature and will be published in print in October. Within the cell nucleus, DNA is wrap...
UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
...rome) 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 next five years, to be used at the recipient's discretion, is intended to "celebrate the creative individual in our midst," says Jonathan F....
UCI scientists successfully target key HIV protein; breakthrough may lead to new drug therapies
...ion of scientists in chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry
and pathology. Besides Weiss, co-authors of the study are Allison Olszewski, Ken Sato, Zachary D. Aron, Frederick Cohen, Aleishia Harris, Brenda R. McDougall, W. Edward Robinson Jr., and Larry Overman. Olszewski, a doctoral candidate in chemistry, is...
'Smart antibiotics' may result from UCLA research
...Miller's laboratory; Steven Zimmerly, professor of biochemistry
at the University of Calgary; graduate student Lixin Dai at the University of Calgary; Rajendar Deora, a former postdoctoral scholar in Miller's laboratory; Neeraj Mandhana, an undergraduate student in Miller's laboratory; and Robert Simons, UCLA ass...
22nd amino acid synthesized and added to genetic code of e. coli bacteria
... colleague Michael Chan, an associate professor of biochemistry
and chemistry at Ohio State, began the laborious process of synthesizing the actual chemical compound. After nearly a year's worth of work and a 10-step process, Chan's research group provided Kyzycki's group with a small amount of this chemically sy...
White House to honor UNC School of Medicine scientist for 'early career' achievement
...L HILL -- Dr. Brian Strahl, assistant professor of biochemistry
and biophysics at the University of North Carolina... future. Strahl's research interests are chromatin biochemistry
and gene regulation. Chromatin, a complex of nucleic acids and proteins, binds DNA into higher-order...
Cell's gatekeeper for ammonia revealed in unprecedented detail
...e diseases," said Robert Stroud, PhD, professor of biochemistry
and biophysics and of pharmaceutical chemistry at ...y J. W. Miercke, MS, a research specialist, all in biochemistry
and biophysics at UCSF. Stroud's lab is part of the California Institute for Quantitative Biomedica...
Small, Smac-like molecule encourages death of cancer cells
...ers to cell death. Dr. Xiaodong Wang, professor of biochemistry
and one of the authors of the Science paper, disco...s, said Dr. Patrick Harran, associate professor of biochemistry
and an author of the study. The compound, which so far has only been tested on cells in culture, doe...
Scientists discover proteins involved in spread of HIV-1 infection
... in humans. Now, Wesley Sundquist, professor of biochemistry
at the University of Utah, and his colleagues report that they have found the human version of Vps37p. "Our paper describes the identification of the human VPS37 proteins. This is a necessary step both for understanding how HIV-1 buds from cells and ...
Mouse study shows NPAS3 and NPAS1 genes may be linked to psychosis
...izophrenia," said Dr. Steven McKnight, chairman of biochemistry
at UT Southwestern and senior author of the study that will appear in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and is to be posted online this week. "It's too early to tell whether the abnormal behavior we observed in...
How an insidious mutation fools DNA replication
...e been a number of studies of the kinetics and the biochemistry
of this mismatch reaction, but it was not understood why this particular lesion evaded detection as well as it does," said Beese. "It is one of a series of such oxidative lesions, but it is considered the most mutagenic, which is why we concentrated ...
Probing the surface of white blood cells to enhance immune system medicine
...ers, led by Henry N. Higgs, assistant professor of biochemistry
at Dartmouth Medical School used scanning electron microscopy to analyze the finger-like projections coating white blood cells known as microvilli. "If you asked most medical scientists what a white blood cell looked like they would say a smooth sphe...
Highlights of American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-26
...to understand physiology from the point of view of biochemistry
by quantitatively measuring the metabolic pool siz...ngs," says Chris Beecher, Ph.D., vice president of biochemistry
& technology at Metabolon, Inc., in Research Triangle Park, N.C. "We believe that the metabolomic ap...
International symposium on nutritional genomics
...e symposium will honor Bruce N. Ames, professor of biochemistry
and molecular biology at UC Berkeley and senior scientist at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), for his lifelong contributions to science and for his vision in promoting human health through better nutrition. Ames will be pre...
Marijuana ingredient inhibits VEGF pathway required for brain tumor blood vessels
...rently available," said Manuel Guzmn, professor of biochemistry
and molecular biology, with the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain, and the study's principal investigator. "The present findings provide a novel pharmacological target for cannabinoid-based therapies." Glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggres...
'New and better drugs for tuberculosis' goal of UH professor
...s. Krause, an associate professor of biology and biochemistry
at the University of Houston, has been invited to ...s James Briggs, assistant professor of biology and biochemistry
at UH, with former UH professors Mike Benedik, now of Texas A&M University, and Hal Kohn, now of the...
Scientist who discovered Sly syndrome finds new research path to explore for treating the disease
...d William Sly, M.D., chairman of the department of biochemistry
and molecular biology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. "It could potentially provide access to the brain for enzyme therapy in other similar diseases, most of which are more common than Sly Syndrome." Sly Syndrome occurs in less than on...
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