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Leader in cancer treatment and prevention research honored
...ed into sunscreens. Dr. Alberts also published an important
study which rejected the hypothesis that dietary supplementation with wheat bran fiber could prevent colon cancer. This study has become the benchmark for the conduct of large population-based studies in which healthy subjects are recruited from the ...
Potential for enhanced sequestration of carbon in soils supports evaluations
...endeavor to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it is important
both to determine that soil sequestration practices are competitive, low-cost means of offsetting greenhouse gas emissions and to design programs or incentives that make these practices attractive for use by land managers." ...
Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say
...t have a technical background are among two of the important
lessons she received. Her ABC experience also ignited an interest in medical research that has taken Desbiens to graduate school in neuroscience at Boston University. Today, she is investigating how memories are stored in the human brain i...
Houston minority graduation rises in sciences, engineering as result of UH-led alliance
...ring students for entry into graduate programs, an important
goal of H-LSAMP is to increase the number of doctoral graduates and professors of Hispanic, African-American, Native American and Pacific Islander descent in STEM fields to ensure that scientific advancements reflect the needs of all sectors of our s...
Researchers determine genetic cause of Timothy syndrome
...to and out of the cell. Calcium is one of the most important
signaling molecules in the body, and perturbing ca...cium channel. "This channel was known to be important
for the excitation and contraction of the heart, but its role in other parts of the body were less c...
UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative
...g participated in the study. Fatty liver is a very important
component of the work being done within this NIH grant. The Dallas Heart Study serves as a tremendous opportunity to jumpstart this project." The exploratory work is expected to eventually lead to another NIH clinical research center grant which will...
Rare childhood genetic syndrome identified
...t inside a cell. Calcium is one of the body's most important
signaling molecules, and normally, cellular calcium levels are tightly regulated. Dr. Mark Keating, senior author of the study and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Children's Hospital Boston, likens the calcium channel to a screen d...
Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biosphere's carbon cycle
...scopic ocean algae that are among the Earth's most important
inhabitants, has yielded surprising insights about...rests combined. "These organisms are incredibly important
in the global carbon cycle," says Virginia Armbrust, a University of Washington associate professor ...
EMBO Gold Medal 2004 goes to Spanish scientist
...eres are the physical ends of chromosomes and have important
functions, primarily in the protection, replication, and stabilization of the chromosome ends....
Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
...that NIH recognizes eye disease as one of the most important
problems facing the rapidly aging population. The selection of The Schepens Eye Research Institute as the location for that program reflects its national leadership in the search for new cures for blindness." "With these new Exploratory Centers, we h...
Pack-MULEs are toting a new look at plant evolution
...ead which runs through her life. "Rice is the most important
food for me; nothing else can replace it," Jiang s...nsignificant element doing carrying around such an important
gene? That led Jiang and another team at Washington University, Zhirong Bao and Sean Eddy, to adopt ...
Alzheimer's disease is not accelerated aging
...e. Other studies directly implicate dopamine as an important
neurotransmitter that participates in frontal executive function and declines with age. Researchers are still unclear as to how anatomical deterioration and neurotransmitter depletion relate to each other and to executive impairment. The review ...
New molecular link key to cellular proteins involved in cancer progression, other diseases
... Zhang said. "Histone proteins, including H2A, are important
in two ways. One is to package genomic material into the nucleus and the other is to regulate processes involving DNA including gene expression, or transcription." In 1975, histone H2A was the first molecule ever described to be ubiquitinated, or mod...
Award winning researchers reveal potential new role for Glivec
...with other molecular abnormalities. "The most important
outcome of our study is that molecular analysis of the tumour can be used to predict a patient's response to treatment where the analysis indicates that the pathway targeted by imatinib is activated." Said Professor Cvitkovic: "These results fit perf...
Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide
...h the availability and quality of the tissue is an important
issue. If implemented widely it would mean that te... highly significant difference. "These results are important
because temozolomide is a drug that acts directly against DNA to slow down the replication of cancer...
New research shows plants can shuffle and paste gene pieces to generate genetic diversity
...tances were so rare suggested that this was not an important
process." In analyzing the TE content of the en...s in the rice genome indicates that this may be an important
mechanism to create new genes and new functions in rice and in other plants where MULEs are known to...
Genetic differences might help distinguish thyroid cancers
...enes. Distinguishing between the two cancers is important
because the malignancies behave differently and require different treatment. The research should also help scientists better understand the origins of the two diseases. The study is published in the a recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology....
New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth
...ll come into play as we focus on this increasingly important
issue of sustainability in arid regions. We know t... decisions on growth and sustainability critically important
to this region and others like it." Crow is one of the investigators on the DCDC project. The...
Winning combination to build bone density in children
... building bone mass in children. Strong bones are important
for obvious reasons in growth and development. It is widely accepted that calcium intake and physical activity are two ways one can positively impact bone density. But consuming the FDA recommended 800 milligrams of calcium per day, roughly the equ...
Gene clusters predict atherosclerosis severity, susceptibility
...ty of the disease. For the researchers, this is an important
first of many steps toward developing highly indiv...et, smoking, cholesterol levels and inactivity are important
in the development of atherosclerosis, the researchers said that heredity plays a crucial role in ho...
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