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Brain Protein "Rescues" Neurons From Atrophy

...ofessor Lawrence Katz, all of the medical center's department of neurobiology. Their research was supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Klingenstein and McKnight foundations. In a separate paper in the October issue of Neuron, the scientists reported the first steps in deciphering the intercell...

Gene-Altered Mouse May Provide New Insights To Parkinson's Disease, Substance Abuse And Schizophrenia

...s lead author, Mohamed Jaber, andSara Jones of the department of cell biology; and R. Mark Wightman, of thedepartment of neurobiology and chemistry at the University of North Carolinaat Chapel Hill, also contributed to the research. The study was funded inpart by the National Institutes of Health and an unrestr...

New Cancer Switch Discovered By Duke Medical Center Pharmacologists

...cer Institute. Cortez is a graduate student in the department of molecular cancer biology. The researchers made their discoveries studying an abnormal gene called BCR-ABL, which produces two forms of leukemia -- chronic myelogenous leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The BCR-ABL gene forms when a genetic...

New 'Twist' In Proteins Offers Possible Route To Improved Antibiotics

...and professor in the DukeUniversity Medical Center department of biochemistry, and Steven Roderick,assistant professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine departmentof biochemistry. Their research is sponsored by the National Institutesof Health. In the report, Raetz and Roderick reported X-ray c...

Northwestern Scientists Discover How Herpes Simplex Virus Infects Cells

...he Guy and Anne Youmans Professor and chair of the department ofmicrobiology-immunology at Northwestern. Herpes simplex virus is highlyprevalent in humans, in part because it can establish latent infections innerve cells and persist indefinitely with periodic reactivation of thevirus. Consequences of viral rep...

Animal Studies Indicate Aging Brain Responsive To Estrogen

...l Center; Williamsis an associate professor in the department of psychology -- experimental,and Einstein is an assistant research professor in the medical center'sdepartment of neurobiology. Their research was sponsored by the AmericanFoundation for Aging Research, the National Institute for Aging, and theAlzhe...

Sea Turtles Have Favorite Oceanic Routes

...t Drexel University; and Frank V. Paladino, chair, department of biological sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Ind. At the nesting beaches in Costa Rica, Morreale and his colleagues tagged eight female leatherback turtles with small satellite transmitters designed to survive the crush...

Vietnamese Chemist Finds New Use For Old Cashew Shells

...merEngineering at the University of Akron and UC's department ofmaterials science and engineering, she was able to make severalsamples of blended rubber using cardanol and test theirproperties. They all turned out to be stronger and longer-lastingthan plain latex alone. The only problem arose when Vu ran out of...

Ten Years of Progress For Superfund Basic Research Program

...,associate professor and associate director of the department ofenvironmental health, will discuss her findings on the mutagenicmechanisms of chromium. She has looked at the links betweenchromium inhalation and lung cancer and has developed modelsystems including yeast, bacteria, mammalian cell cultures andtran...

Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes

...he licensing royalties, which normally goes to the department where thediscovery was made. The campus initially has committed approximately $50,000of future royalties to the fund in connection with Ronald's rice gene andwill review the amount in the future. When the licensing revenue does come in, the universi...

Virus May Be Linked To Obesity -- Early Findings Hint At Relationship

...sistantresearch scientist in the UW Medical School department of medicine,Dhurandhar conducted the research with UW Medical School Professor ofMedicine and Nutritional Sciences Dr. Richard Atkinson. Between 80 and 90 million Americans are obese, defined as having abody-mass index of 27 or above. Body m...

Scientists Trace Roots Of Protein That Keeps Antarctic Fish From Freezing

...," said Chi-Hing C. (Chris) Cheng of the U. of I. department of molecular andintegrative physiology. "They are taken and reassembled into a newgene, with nothing really new being created. "The antifreeze glycoprotein came about differently, taking twoparts of its ancestor, trypsinogen [a digestive enzyme prod...

Researchers Find Production Point Of Key Protein In Fragile X Syndrome

...her William T. Greenough of the U.of I. psychology department and the U. of I. Beckman Institute for AdvancedScience and Technology. There is no cure for fragile X syndrome, which is caused by the geneticinability to normally produce the fragile X protein. "Fragile X"refers to the broken appearance of the X ch...

Newly Identified Tomato Gene Appears Key To Fruit Softening

... AlanBennett , a professor in the vegetable crops department and associatedean of the plant sciences division of the UC Davis Collegeof Agricultural and Environmental Sciences . Conventional wisdom among scientists studying plant cells walls has heldthat pectin was the wall component critical to fruit soften...

UW Smogmobile Offers Cleaner, Safer Alternative To Gas Or Electric Cars

... explains John Williams, a master's student in the department of aeronautics and astronautics who has worked on the smogmobile project for two years. Under a $360,000 U.S. Department of Energy grant, Knowlen, Williams and fellow students Peter Vitt and Helene DeParis have built a smogmobile prototype from a con...

Menstrual Phase Linked To Ineffective Mammograms

...al investigator and an associateprofessor in the department of public health sciences. "From our research we'v...ilMcKeown-Eyssen and Robert Tibshirani, all of the department of public healthsciences....

UT-Houston Awarded $2.5 Million For Scleroderma Research

...biostatistical analysis, Dr.Chul Ahn of UT-Houston department of internal medicine, will join the SCORdirectors in analyzing data from all the projects and managing the large amountsof information generated....

Environmental Engineers Demonstrate Effective Method For Trapping Highway Pollutants

... Sansalone as part of his doctoral research in the department of civil andenvironmental engineering at UC. The PET replaces the normal sandused in highway storm drainage systems with an iron oxide coatedsand. That makes the sand signficantly more effective at trappingheavy metals such as cadmium, copper, lead a...

NSF Grant For Sphingolipid Research

...biology, and Plant Physiology. He is chair of the department of biology, and served as chair of the biochemistry and molecularbiology program in 1995-96. Lynch received his B.Sc. in biology from University of Massachusetts at Lowell in 1979, and his Ph.D.in botany from University of Texas at Austin in 1983. B...

SFU Researcher Fools Forest Pest Into 'Barking Up The Wrong Tree'

... Huber, a PhD student in Simon Fraser University's department of biological sciences. He's part of a research team investigatingthe secret scent life of two of British Columbia's most destructive forest insect pests. His goal? To fool the insects into bypassing vulnerable trees. For the past two years, Huber ha...

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