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Botulinum toxin structure offers clues for vaccines/treatments

...lly the same structure but with no toxicity. "This achievement gives two opportunities for developing therapeutic agents," Swaminathan said. "First, because of their structural similarity, the inactive protein could be used as a potential vaccine; an immune response raised against it should also thwart the activ...

Ferr-D'amar wins 2004 Eli Lilly and Company Research Award

... humans. Ferr-D'Amar's second groundbreaking achievement was to obtain highly detailed information about the biochemical and biological functions of ribozymes, which are RNAs that can catalyze a variety of chemical reactions, to see how these molecules interact with their cellular environments. He ea...

High profile publications in biology and biochemistry on rise at UH

...of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, this citation achievement is attributed to the department's faculty recruiting strategies in the past decade and the synergy it creates. "By recruiting faculty in our areas of strength, our department has built up a critical mass in specific areas, enhancing our contributio...

UGA professor Jeffrey Bennetzen named to National Academy of Sciences

...s elected by peers in recognition of distinguished achievement in their respective fields. The National Academy of Sciences includes about 1,800 members, the National Academy of Engineering about 1,900 and the Institute of Medicine about 1,200. All three organizations also elect foreign associates....

2004 Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award winners announced

...ause the judges wanted to acknowledge the parallel achievement of the writers for the clear and informative presentation of epigenetics to a general audience by Ambrose and the sophisticated treatment of the same topic by Gibbs for an audience interested in science. The six members of the judges panel are: Debor...

New York microbiologists awarded research grants in antibiotic resistance and lyme disease

...which is given "on the basis of distinguished past achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment," Dr. Cabello joined the College in 1978. He was born in Santiago, Chile, and graduated from the University of Chile School of Medicine. Dr. Cabello did postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford University...

Four IU professors are 2004 Guggenheim Fellows

...llowships are given "on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment," to "men and women devoted to science and liberal studies, great teachers, creators of beauty, and generally to those devoted to pursuits that dignify, ennoble and delight mankind," accor...

Reporters from Science Magazine to receive ASM Public Communications Award

...n its ninth year, the award recognizes outstanding achievement in increasing public awareness, knowledge, and understanding of microbiology. The recipients will be presented with a $2,500 honorarium and a plaque during the 104th General Meeting of the ASM in New Orleans, LA, May 24, 2004. The judges were un...

Genetic trick adapted from viruses makes gene therapy vectors more versatile

... the May 2004 issue of Nature Biotechnology . The achievement gives researchers a powerful tool for studying the roles of complex proteins in living cells. The study also showed that this technique can reliably produce therapeutically useful amounts of multiple proteins. Some cellular proteins must be present i...

Gene-rich human Chromosome 19 sequence completed

... most gene-rich of all the human chromosomes. This achievement is described in the April 1, 2004 edition of the journal Nature. Culminating 18 years of research, this partnership exemplifies DOEs commitment to advancing our understanding of the complex interplay between our human health and the environment, sai...

Gene variants may increase susceptibility to type 2 diabetes

...chromosomes, and will significantly accelerate the achievement of this goal. The FUSION study was conducted by researchers from the National Human Genome Research Institute; University of Michigan; University of Southern California; National Public Health Institute in Finland; and The Wellcome Trust Sanger Insti...

Rwanda's primate-rich forests now a national park

...pecies of trees and shrubs. "This is an important achievement for Rwanda and for conservation in Africa," said Michel Masozera, country director for WCS's Rwanda program. "Nyungwe National Park will safeguard one of Rwanda's most valuable assets--its wildlife--for future generations." At 970 square kilometers ...

Top US scientist honored with prestigious award

...ly one of its kind that recognizes women for their achievement in the sciences. Each year, five top prizes and 15 fellowships are awarded, in as many as 20 countries. Dr. Marrack was selected as this year's North American award recipient. She was chosen for her significant contribution in the area of T cell res...

USGS March science picks

...nd a better example of dependability, economy, and achievement than the Landsat 5 earth observing satellite. Landsat 5 was launched on March 1, 1984. Because of the sophisticated equipment on board, engineers anticipated a life of a mere two years, with a goal of three years of collecting data over the landmass...

Founder of UCSD bioengineering program honored with lifetime achievement award

... and communities. Previous winners of the lifetime achievement award include Leo Esaki and Samuel Chao-Chung Ting who won the Nobel Prize in Physics, respectively, in 1973 and 1976, as well as Chang-Lin Tien, former Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley. More than a dozen organizations sponsored...

Purdue chemists 'put the twist' on protein building block

...such applications are a long way off, and the real achievement was for fundamental science. "It's more of interest to my professional colleagues than anyone else right now," he said. "But it may prove inspiring to someone whose mind can twist the right way."...

Mice cloned from olfactory cells

...ant receptor genes. According to Axel, the cloning achievement eliminates one potential mechanism and narrows the...eriments had no application to the newly announced achievement by South Korean scientists in cloning human embryos. "Our experiments were performed largely to addr...

Transgenic animals produced using cultured sperm

...ically modified and grown in a laboratory dish, an achievement with implications for a wide range of research from developmental biology to gene therapy. In their study, to be published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences during the week of Jan. 26-30, researchers from...

Statistics and biology a natural pair for the classroom

... measure learning better than traditional one-time achievement tests. The project will also involve researchers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst to develop technologies to support learning in statistics and data modeling, including the development of kid-friendly versions of statistical tools. In add...

Leibniz Prizewinners 2004

... expected to particularly advance their scientific achievement with this additional funding. This year's prizewinners again include a number of younger researchers. Today's decision brings the total number of prizes awarded under the Leibniz Programme to 218. Of these, 47 come from the humanities, 61 from the l...

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