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Leader in cancer treatment and prevention research honored
...in preventing squamous cell skin cancer. Following this
work, he developed a panel of biomarkers of skin c... Medical School. The AACR is pleased to co-sponsor this
award with the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation. CRPF is a national, nonprofit health found...
Genetic mutations linked to the practice of burning coal in homes in China
...er to account for the high rates of disease within this
region, we tested for mutations generally associat... cancer death rate," said Dr. Keohavong. "Women in this
region traditionally start the fires and cook, spending more time inside homes that lack ventilation...
Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say
...re, agriculture, and the environment. In a survey this
summer commissioned by the Canadian Biotechnology ...uman Resource Council. Students who compete in this
challenge represent some of the brightest young scientists in Canada and the federal government is a...
Climate change plus human pressure caused large mammal extinctions in late Pleistocene
...ist Anthony D. Barnosky and his colleagues reached this
conclusion after review of studies of the extensiv...round, he added. "Because species can no longer do this
by themselves, maybe the solution is to do it for them."...
Houston minority graduation rises in sciences, engineering as result of UH-led alliance
...program. Very few programs come close to reaching this
vision, and it is among the strongest out of all the LSAMP programs." A national program, LSAMP is one of a sequence of four NSF programs that seek to build productive capacity and output within institutions with significant enrollments of minor...
Landmark gene agreement announced by Samoan government and UC Berkeley for anti-AIDS drug Prostratin
...ereignty, and every effort will be made to reflect this
fact." The agreement, signed by Prime Minister Tuila'epa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi of Samoa and UC Berkeley's Vice Chancellor for Research Beth Burnside, gives Samoa and UC Berkeley equal shares in any commercial proceeds from the genes. Samoa's fif...
Landmark agreement between Samoa and UC Berkeley could help search for AIDS cure
...ereignty, and every effort will be made to reflect this
fact." The agreement, signed by Prime Minister Tuila'epa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi of Samoa and UC Berkeley's Vice Chancellor for Research Beth Burnside, gives Samoa and UC Berkeley equal shares in any commercial proceeds from the genes. Samoa's 50 ...
Veterinary Memorial Fund transforms grief into promise
...t George W. Bush lost his beloved dog Spot earlier this
year, he received a letter of consolation from Gerhardt Schurig, dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. The letter informed the President that a donation had been made to the college's "Veterinary Memorial Fund" by an ...
New study shows hope for treating inhalant abuse
...VG with nicotine and heroin. "The findings of this
study extend the potential value of GVG to treat addiction," says Stephen Dewey, the Brookhaven Lab neuroanatomist who led the study. "More importantly, our results show promise in treating inhalant abuse as it continues to grow as a problem among ad...
NIH awards $18.2m to The Burnham Institute to develop Center on Proteolytic Pathways
... $18.2 million over the next five years to develop this
unique research hub. The Center will consolidate ...Professor in that same program. Collaborators on this
effort include Drs. Mathew Bogyo from Stanford University, Bonnie Sloane of Wayne State University, ...
Lycopene slows human prostate tumour growth in mice and combined with vitamin E is even better
... green vegetables, nuts and olive oils. Of course, this
needs to be part of an all-round healthy lifestyle and diet with plenty of vegetables and other healthy foods. Regular consumption of supplements and fortified foods may help to obtain adequate amounts of lycopene and vitamin E, which may otherwise b...
International study findings link acne-like rash to effectiveness of new targeted cancer treatment
...hs," he said. "In total, 87% of patients developed this
acne-like rash. Of the 46 patients who did not develop a rash none had a tumour response and their median survival was only 2.1 months. Of the 142 with a grade one rash 8% had a tumour response and median survival was 4.9 months. Among the 141 patien...
Researchers determine genetic cause of Timothy syndrome
... "With these findings, we had a good handle on why this
particular mutation would cause an arrhythmia and ...educe arrhythmia and improve cognitive function in this
disorder. "While there are developmental abnormalities that we can't treat, it is very gra...
UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative
...and clinical research techniques are being used in this
groundbreaking study of a large multiethnic group ... important component of the work being done within this
NIH grant. The Dallas Heart Study serves as a tremendous opportunity to jumpstart this
Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories
...cy's Information Technology Research (ITR) program this
year, which total $130 million to be disbursed ove... Industry and Education (CANARIE); WHOI will flesh this
out with middleware and test the result using existing ocean observatories and terrestrial IT infras...
Belgian researchers explore revolutionary approach to angiogenesis
...ood vessels in healthy tissue can't do this. "What this
means is that we may have the potential to use dru... we did was to use a an endolthelin antagonist in this
case a cyclic peptide called BQ123 to target selectively one of the ET receptors, ET-A, that we fou...
Rare childhood genetic syndrome identified
...volved in arrhythmia, and try to determine whether this
calcium channel is involved in other forms of autism....
'Dead zone' area shrinking, Texas A&M prof says
...zone area encompassed more than 6,000 square miles this
year. "We found that the hypoxia had moved offshor...er words, much of the dead zone had broken up, and this
very much surprised us." DiMarco believes there are two reasons why the region affected by hypoxia b...
Chemical derived from vitamin-E shows early promise as cancer drug
... to other body sites. "We have clear evidence that this
chemical is directly causing cancer cells to die,"...ing national efforts to investigate the ability of this
novel compound, RRR-alpha-tocopherol ether acetic analog (alpha-TEA), to prevent colon and breast c...
Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biosphere's carbon cycle
... The genome work also shed additional light on how this
diatom species uses fats, or lipids, that it is kn...tterned frustule as part of their biology, perhaps this
could be adapted by humans," Rokhsar says. Scientists on the project, which includes 46 researchers...
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