Tag: "models" at biology news
Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say
...highlight. "They've been such good role models
for us and continue to give us career advice. If it wasn't for the ABC we would never have met." "It's been a wonderful experience," Nguyen said. Joe Barfett "The Aventis Biotech Challenge was the best, genuine lear...
UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative
... translation of scientific findings made in animal models
to humans. Dr. Keith Parker, chief of endocrinology and director of the Jean D. Wilson Center for Biomedical Research, is lead investigator for the team studying central regulators of energy metabolism. The molecular biology of energy metabolism will...
Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative
...in promote the growth of cancerous cells in animal models
representative of postmenopausal women with estrogen-dependent breast cancer. "Under the grant, three groups will conduct preclinical investigations on animal models, looking for a balance of potential effectiveness and safety issues," Helferich ...
Phase II trials of second-generation antisense cancer drug planned following successful early study
... we are optimistic. The drug worked well in animal models
and we hope that we will be able to see benefits akin to some of the other targeted therapies now in use."...
'Most recent common ancestor' of all living humans surprisingly recent
...s issue of Nature , a Yale mathematician presents models
showing that the most recent person who was a dire...rs ago. "While we may not all be 'brothers,' the models
suggest we are all hundredth cousins or so," said Joseph T. Chang , professor in the Department of...
New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth
...decision-making; using intermediate-scale climate models
to produce regional forecasts of temperatures and ...decisions; developing and applying sophisticated models
of decision science to water allocation and use; engaging the community in discussions about priori...
Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly
... Lab at Princeton are using sophisticated computer models
to estimate the changes in ozone caused by the changes in tree-produced VOCs. Purves noted that interactions between VOCs, NOx and ozone are complex -- some may actually lower pollution -- so it would be premature to base environmental policy on stud...
Gene clusters predict atherosclerosis severity, susceptibility
...esearch team plans further studies in animal mouse models
of atherosclerosis to further refine their techniques. Since it is not practical to test samples of aortas in living patients, the also researchers hope to develop a way to correlate their findings in the aorta with possible markers in circulating bl...
The book opens on the first tree genome
...o work with in addition to the already established models
of Arabidopsis and rice. The many unique properties of trees, for example wood formation, longevity, seasonal growth and hardiness patterns, mean that Populus now can be used to study many fundamental biological questions." Joining Jansson in leading...
Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant
...on all this data, researchers will create computer models
to predict when plants will flower and which will thrive in certain regions. Then, with the help of students sent for training in seven leading European Arabidopsis labs, all 200 weed varieties will be planted in six test sites one in Finland, one i...
Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'
...and wind records. The data is fodder for numerical models
he uses to interpret past climate changes and pred...bothered to do the math. Today, Walker is creating models
to demonstrate how ceramics shatter. He also worked with NASA in the aftermath of the Columbia disas...
K-State, other universities to study how climate affects plant evolution
...lch and Roe as they develop and apply the computer models
that will track the gene responses in Arabidopsis plants. Working with seven leading laboratories in Europe, the researchers will plant and study Arabidopsis at six diverse sites, ranging from subarctic locales in Finland -- which at times during t...
Cockroach-like robot leads new research effort
...al experiments on insects and develop mathematical models
to improve the robot. This multi-pronged approach ...ticians and specialists in dynamics who can create models
that can be tested on animals and robots. Full has coined the phrase "neuromechanical systems biolog...
Joslin researchers clarify mechanisms for beta-cell formation
...wth in two different genetically engineered animal models
of insulin resistance called IR/IRS-1 mice and LIR...g author of the study. "Using two different animal models
of insulin resistance, we have identified the key players that are involved in this crucial compensa...
JCI table of contents September 15, 2004
... the retinal nuclear layers of two different mouse models
for retinal degeneration. The researchers found that, in both mouse models
of retinal degeneration, whenever the transplanted stem cells stabilized and rescued the retinal blo...
Tufts University establishes $4 million dollar tissue engineering resource center
...ic research, by providing physiologically relevant models
of cells and tissues. "We've created this Center to meet the demand caused by the widening gap between clinical needs and available replacement tissues and organs," said David Kaplan, chair of the biomedical engineering department at Tufts' Schoo...
OutFoxed! New research may redefine late-stage cardiac development
...tember 10th issue of Science may redefine current models
of how the heart develops in mammals. "Understanding the earliest steps in heart development gives us insight into the possible genetic causes of the dramatic heart defects exhibited by so many newborn babies, " says Morrisey. During normal embryoni...
Novel IBD therapeutic approaches reported from Washington Univ., Barcelona, LSU at APS meeting
...stinal inflammation. They said that experimental models
have shown that blockade of VLA-4, VCAM-1 and P-selectin afford significant amelioration of intestinal inflammation. In experimental models, response to adhesion molecule blockage varies according to the type of inflammatory intestinal condition. In ...
Researchers discover why mutant gene causes colon cancer
...ten use the little black-and-white striped fish as models
to study various aspects of human development. "Implications of this study are far reaching," Jones says. "We have long suspected that vitamin A was helpful in preventing certain cancers, including colon cancer. With this new understanding, it m...
Hunting illusive signs of natural selection
...cer Research Center in Seattle created demographic models
of possible population histories and applied them ...at the University of Washington, Seattle. The four models
represented populations that expanded exponentially, rapidly decreased to a small population size ca...
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