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Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say
...pects that many academic institutions keep a close eye
on the finalists in hopes of attracting them into their programs. "I really enjoyed the competition back in 1994," Merson said fondly. ...
Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
...s from many disciplines to find cures for blinding eye
diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic re...eds of organizations for the award. It is the only eye
research institute to receive this type of award. The grant is part of a larger initiative known as ...
Gladstone investigator Mike McCune wins prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award
...isms by which HIV causes immunodeficiency, with an eye
toward understanding immune responses that might prevent the development of AIDS in HIV-infected people. Such insight, he says, could lead to more effective therapeutics for those with HIV, as well as to effective vaccine strategies for those at risk...
UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
...immune system of the organisms it invades, with an eye
toward drug development." DeRisi, a faculty affiliate with the California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research (QB3), headquartered at UCSF's Mission Bay Campus, has already made significant strides against the malaria parasite,...
New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins
...heir research focus for years to come. The bull's eye
can be visualized as a series of expanding bands around a volcanically active region. The National Science Foundation is funding the Lau Basin research in 2004 and 2005, Fisher said. As the Lau Basin also is being studied by such countries as Japan,...
University of Alberta researcher looks for clues to mysterious disease
...red. Reading eventually becomes impossible because eye
movements are too hard to control. Other features of the debilitating disease include mild diabetes, premature graying of the hair, difficulty swallowing causing choking and drooling and slowed growth. Children with A-T also tend to be more predispos...
Binocular rivalry: Fulfilling visual expectations
...ognized it can cause dominance of signals from one eye
and suppression of signals from the other. This is strong evidence that the brain's expectation that there should be a walking figure between the dots is somehow transmitted to the earliest level of the visual cortex, where signals from the two eyes ...
Genetic modification of linseed produces healthier omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
...me cancers, and the promotion of healthy brain and eye
development in infants. Scientists have been working on engineering the production of the very long chain PUFA in plants, because increased consumption of fish and fish oils is associated with other nutritional and environmental problems. First, it i...
First glimpse of DNA binding to viral enzyme
...noviruses cause respiratory, gastrointestinal, and eye
infections, including highly contagious viral pink eye. Some adenovirus eye
infections lead to blindness. Respiratory epidemics of adenovirus are often prevalent on army bases....
Early detection hope for eye disease
... and monitoring the most prevalent diseases of the eye
glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age rel...s of the retina, to study the blood vessels of the eye
and reveal the presence or progression of any disease. They modified a standard ophthalmoscope, addi...
Computer scientists at UH developing 'nurturing' computers
...es up around the area surrounding the orbit of the eye
due to increased blood flow, telling us that our subject is experiencing some sort of emotional distress. This periorbital area is the facial area affected the most from blood flow redistribution during anxious states." Since current computers are...
In a world of distortion, archer fish learn to judge absolute size of aerial prey
...cal correction to account for distance between the eye
and the viewed object: dramatic differences in the size of the actual retinal image occur as the distance between viewer and object changes. A situation in which this corrective requirement is especially challenging arises for animals that need to ju...
Single isolated mouse skin cell can generate into variety of epidermal tissues
...ushed to grow into other epithelial cells, such as eye
cornea or tooth enamel, or even different types of...rest has always been to understand biology with an eye
toward eventual clinical applications," Fuchs says. "So far, this study has provided some of the ans...
DHA-rich diet protects brain from Alzheimer's damage, UCLA study shows
...ant supply critical for proper cognitive function, eye
development and mental tasks. DHA helps keep the brain membrane fluid, moves proteins and helps to convert signals from other parts of the body into action. Cheap sources of DHA include coldwater fish, like salmon, halibut, mackerel, sardines and h...
NASA satellites detect 'glow' of plankton in black waters
...orescence, from the plant's chlorophyll. The human eye
cannot detect the red fluorescence. The ability to detect glowing areas of water helps researchers identify whether phytoplankton are present in large dark water patches that form off the coast of Florida. Without these data, it is impossible to dif...
New understanding of the machinery of flinching
... measuring the electrical activity of the animals' eye
muscles during the response, the researchers could follow it in greater detail. Significantly, they found that the initial startle response was unaffected by the drug, as were the nondefensive movements the animals made between trials. Only the susta...
Stanford researcher's findings may shed light on common, deadly birth defect
... or "front tooth," close-set eyes or even a single eye
in the center of the child's forehead. Although it's not known exactly what causes HPE, overexposure to alcohol or other chemicals during early development has been implicated. There's also a genetic component: children with HPE routinely crop up in ...
Gene changes linked to increased eye pressure may have implications for glaucoma therapy
...have discovered that increased pressure within the eye
alters a set of genes normally involved in preventing hardening of tissue. Increased eye
pressure often occurs in glaucoma, a blinding eye
disease that affects about 70 million people world...
Why some animals have smaller eyes: Lifestyle matters
... Cornell University biologists reasoned, shouldn't eye
size and body size scale the same way? While they ...hmic relationship between animals' body weight and eye
size for all vertebrates, in general: Bigger animals do tend to have bigger eyes, on average. But br...
New discovery may help transplants survive
...ontrols how immune cells traffic (move) within the eye
and also stimulates the immune system to reject co...athway' that stimulates the immune response in the eye
and in other parts of the body," says Reza Dana, MD, MPH, a Senior Scientist at the Schepens Eye Res...
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