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Pea Plant Stem Growth Gene Cloned

...screte factors -- later called genes -- remain the foundations of genetics today. Little attention was drawn to Mendel's work in his own lifetime, Davies said. At the turn of the century, the Royal Horticultural Society of Great Britain commissioned an English translation from German of Mendel's work, and it wa...

Homocysteine: A Possible Risk Factor For Alzheimer's Disease

...es like Alzheimer's disease,OPTIMA aims to lay the foundations for the development of new forms ofprevention and treatment. The project's work was examined in two hour-long documentaries, `Assault on theMind', shown on Channel 4 in the UK on April 21 and 28. The programme outlinedthe methods and main achievement...

As The City Goes, So Goes The World: Symposium At ESA Meeting To Examine The Ecology Of Cities

...stand urban areas. Ecologists have thetheoretical foundations and tools to participate in the study of cities, onceleft to other disciplines. By studying the ecology of cities, we can improvethe quality of life of city dwellers. Annual Meeting Information Members of the media and freelance writers are invite...

Adaptation's Basis May Be A Mix Of Genetic Tweaks, Whoppers

...Rochester hasput forth a new theory on the genetic foundations ofadaptation, the process whereby a species responds to a changingenvironment. H. Allen Orr suggests that, faced with environmentalchange, organisms can evolve through a mix of many minute genetictweaks, a lesser number of moderate changes, and a few...

Important Genetic Marker For Alzheimer's Disease Questioned

...reasingly important inidentifying the real genetic foundations of Alzheimer's." "While we know that the A2M-2 variant of alpha-2 macroglobulin is not the causeof Alzheimer's Disease, there is strong evidence that there is another geneticdefect elsewhere on chromosome 12 which does cause Alzheimer's Disease. The ...

Computing device to serve as basis for biological computer

...rogrammablecomputer and is key to the theoretical foundations of computer science, it hasnever before been embodied in an actual computing device. Shapiro's mechanical device embodies the theoretical Turing machine, and as such is a general-purpose programmable computer. The device employs a chain of three-d...

AVAX Technologies' M-Vax™ cancer vaccine induces T cell mediated immune reactions in patients with metastatic melanoma

...ted, "These data continue to expand the scientific foundations for the mechanism of action of M-Vax. T cells are the 'prime movers' of cell mediated immunity and their significant presence in tumors in vaccinated patients supports the true promise of our autologous vaccines, which is to help a patient's own imm...

DFG to launch 21 new priority programmes

...st how population research altered its theoretical foundations and abused methods as pseudo-scientific "proof" of...ctrical engineers want to establish the scientific foundations of the function, manufacture and characterisation of these new components, which are regarded as key...

Veterinary College Molecular Diagnostic Lab's focus has implications for human health, goal of private development

...inicians and scientists to investigate the genetic foundations of disease and may ultimately lead to spin-off cor...to support his ongoing research into the molecular foundations of osteoarthritis in horses, another disorder that has significant comparative implications for huma...

Genome project finds the 'triggers' for E. coli illness

... the National Science Foundation; and a variety of foundations devoted to biomedical research. Other UW-Madison contributors include: Guy Plunkett and Val Burland, Genome Center scientists; genomics professors David Schwartz and Thomas Anantharaman; and bacteriology professor Rodney Welch....

The future belongs to proteomics

...that he believes that federal funding agencies and foundations are "increasingly aware of the complexities, the problems, the need for technologies, and the funding to meet all these challenges." Fields emphasized that the massive proteomics effort will be well worth it, because basic discoveries about the cell...

Spurred by the worldwide fight against malaria, scientists release parasite genome database

...fense, international health organizations, private foundations and public funding agencies. Plasmodium falciparum is by far the most complex pathogen genome sequenced to date, requiring extraordinary effort and ingenuity on behalf of the sequencing centers. The sequencing of Plasmodium's roughly 30 million n...

Prizes awarded in the 2002 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme

...iant splines, which goes back to Dahmen, forms the foundations of computer-aided design and manufacturing process...s interdisciplinary activities range from physical foundations through chemistry to the complex building components required for application. Prof. Dr. Karl Leo...

Merck/AAAS announce 2002 winners for Undergraduate Science Research Program

...unded entirely by the company. The mission of the foundations is to advance biomedical science training and education and to improve health care worldwide. Since its inception, more than $254 million have been contributed by the Foundation to support biomedical education and health care, as well as social serv...

President Bush names 15 to receive National Medal of Science

...niversity, who led the theoretical work toward the foundations of statistics, and Elias M. Stein of Princeton University, who greatly influenced the shaping of mathematical analysis fields. Marvin L. Cohen, Raymond Davis, Jr., and Charles D. Keeling are honored in the physical sciences. Cohen, from the Universi...

Scientists get no-strings awards for biodiversity leadership

...ay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation are private foundations established by Charles Ulrick Bay, an industrialist and former U.S. ambassador to Norway from 1946 to 1953, and his widow, Josephine. The Foundations have made grants to educational and cultural institutions, museums, zoos, and schools. Their grants...

Teamwork in the intestine: Gut bacteria interact with intestine to regulate blood supply

... for healthy development. Unraveling the molecular foundations of these relationships may provide new ways of preventing or treating a variety of diseases."...

A pathway towards cures for Parkinson's and cancer

...ave identified small molecules that could form the foundations of exciting new treatments for Parkinson's disease and certain cancers. New research published in Journal of Biology - the open access journal for exceptional research - has identified small molecules that are able to stimulate or block the Hedgehog ...

Researchers discover gene that controls ability to learn fear

...o because we know very little about the biological foundations of most forms of mental illness," he said. "However, we do know something about the neuroanatomical substrates of anxiety states, including both chronic fear and acute fear. We know they are centered in the amygdala. "And while I don't want to overst...

UC Riverside receives $1.25 million from W. M. Keck Foundation

...because it comes at a time when many philanthropic foundations have had to scale back activities. The W. M. Keck Foundation award is a strong statement about the foundation's confidence in UC Riverside." Scientific innovation in biotechnology holds great promise for meeting the food needs of a growing world pop...

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