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Duke Geologists Explore Alternative Way To Measure Ice Age Sea Bottom Temperatures
...gist Gary Dwyer and colleagues from Duke and other institutions
described how the fossilized remains of marine crustaceans called ostracods seem to provide more reliable measurements of ancient water temperatures than the usual indicators. The usual method involves comparing the ratios of two forms -- or isotopes...
Duke Researchers Discover Candidate Susceptibility Gene For Autoimmune Disease
...l trials beingconducted at Duke and other research institutions
of an experimental treatmentfor rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that also uses antibodies to TNFa, Blackshearsaid. Such studies have shown antibodies to TNFa can significantly reducethe symptoms of RA in patients. "We know that TNFa is involved in many ...
Duke Researchers Find Second Gene Linked To Blood Vessel Disorder
...d colleagues from Duke and from six other research institutions
reportedthe finding in the June issue of Nature Genetics. The study was funded bythe National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and theBaxter Foundation. HHT, also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu disease, causes tiny veins to fuseint...
Learning From Birds And Bees: Engineers Study Insects For Ideas On Tiny "Micro Air Vehicles"
...ne thrustacross the wings. Researchers at several institutions
are studying tiny jet turbineengines, pulsejets, ducted fans and other concepts for propulsion. Butsince the MicroFlyers could contact humans during their search missions,whirring rotor blades or exposed propellers may be too dangerous to use. Batt...
Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes
...ow protection of biotechnology inventions,research institutions
were able to patent not only new plant varieties,b...efully,it will serve as a model for other research institutions
as they searchfor equitable ways to recompense source nations for genetic materials,"Vanderhoef said...
EPA's Plant-Pesticide Policy Threatens To Stifle Development Of Pesticide Alternatives And International Trade
...er small to mid-sized companies andpublicly-funded institutions
such as the USDA's Agricultural Research Service(ARS) from developing alternatives to chemical pesticides. Wheat production, for example, depends heavily on pest-resistantvarieties developed by state agricultural experiment stations and the ...
Jefferson Scientists Discover Mechanism Of Viral Link To Disease Commonly Associated With Asbestos
...Rb-2/p130 protein. Other collaborating institutions
include Loyola University, Chicago, the University of Naples, Italy, and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit....
Single Mechanism Seen To Underlie Group Of Neurodegenerative Diseases: Mutant Proteins Form Insoluble Masses In The Nuclei Of Neurons
..., MD, a professor of neurology. Coauthors at other institutions
includeY. Trottier and J.-L. Mandel at the Institut de Genetique et de BiologieMoleculaire et Cellulaire, France; and S.H. Subramony and P. Vig at theUniversity of Mississippi, Jackson. Funding for the work was provided by the National Instit...
Basin Traps Air Pollution In Mexico City: International Study Has Implications For U.S. Cities
...tory, Desert Research Instituteand several Mexican institutions
including the Mexican Petroleum Institute andthe University of Mexico. Scientists at four sites around the basin released radiosondes --balloons with sensors to measure temperature, pressure and humidity -- into theatmosphere five times a day...
Researcher Gains 30,000% Saving Using "Bargain Basement" Chemistry To Create Complex Industrially Useful Molecules
..., learned societies, professional associations and institutions
active in chemical science and technology, and also by the UK's science research councils. Two dozen MPs were in attendance at the event. The two researchers were selected from 43 finalists....
Researcher Finds New Way Of Devising Medically Useful Linked Rings Of Atoms Replacing Toxic, Expensive, And Environmentally Unfriendly Old Process
..., learned societies, professional associations and institutions
active in chemical science, and also by the UK's science research councils. Two dozen MPs were in attendance at the event....
Early Career Development Grants Foster Faculty Research And Education
... list of fiscal 1997 CAREERaward recipients, their institutions
and their projects, see: http://www.nsf.gov/home/...through grants to more than 2,000 universities and institutions
nationwide. NSF receives more than 50,000 requests for funding annually, including at least 30,000 ...
Emory University Fragile X Group Receives NIH Program Grant
... "It is unlikely that there are many other institutions
with a similargroup of investigators with such a h...t their workat HHMI facilities at leading research institutions
nationwide undercollaborative relationships with those institutions. Through its Gra...
University At Buffalo Energy-Conservation Projects Record Highest Savings Among Campuses
...ildlife Federation. Of the 23 case studies at 15 institutions
of higher education outlined in thereport, "Green Investment, Green Return: How Practical Conservation ProjectsSave Millions on America's Campuses," UB's energy-saving projects demonstratethe highest annual revenues and savings. The report focuses o...
The Bug Stops Here
... Dewhirst. Scientists from other academic institutions
have also joined thecollaboration. The result, which has been partially released, is PE AppliedBiosystems" MicroSeq" package. It contains a sequence database, report-writingsoftware, and reagent kits. The major application of these products ...
American Society Of Gene Therapy To Hold Its First Annual Meeting
...ions specialists from government agencies,academic institutions
and scientific/medical institutions
(private ornon-profit) may also register at no charge. Publishers and representatives of sal...
Rapid Progress Reported On New Class Of Anti-Cancer Drugs
...bitors," Casey said. He added thatstudies at other institutions
are also underway on combinations of FTaseinhibitors with such traditional anti-cancer drugs as taxol. In addition to studies of farnesyl transferase, Casy also emphasized theimportance of studying the related enzyme geranylgeranyl transfera...
Evaluation Of The Two Types Of Cardiac Pacemakers Indicates Only Modest Differences In Value
... of Medicine, researchersrepresenting 10 different institutions
report the results of a large-scale,multi-institutional clinical trial assessing the relative merits of the twoforms of treatment--the single chamber (ventricular) pacemaker and the dualchamber (ventricular and atrial) pacemaker. Lee Goldman, MD, UC...
Jefferson Scientists Devise Way To Treat Animals Chronically Infected With Hepatitis B
...ity in Philadelphia, and his colleagues at several institutions
havefound that by interfering with a specific step...or HCVbegan. Scientists from several other institutions
participated in the study,including Raymond Dwek, D. Phil., FRSC, Oxford University, and Nobel laure...
Antimicrobial Resistance: Issues And Options
..., and regulatory concerns of industry and academic institutions
alike. The IOM's Forum on Emerging Infections was created in response to a request from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. It brings together representatives fr...
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