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Houston minority graduation rises in sciences, engineering as result of UH-led alliance

...r descent in STEM fields to ensure that scientific advancements reflect the needs of all sectors of our society. Established in 1999, H-LSAMP has been approved for phase II of the program with another five-year NSF grant in the amount of $5 million, starting Oct. 1, 2004. H-LSAMP is charged with a new visio...

Newcastle scientists get UK's first stem cell license

...edical research, which will not only contribute to advancements in understanding and treating debilitating disease, but will lead to job opportunities in the region and attract and retain talented researchers." ...

Full promise of genomics in disease research yet to be realized

...orensics participated in discussions on the recent advancements in the field and the outlook for future research. "Genomics has had a profound and lasting impact on the study of pathogens and disease, to the extent that it is difficult to imagine what the science would be like today in the absence of genomics,...

National Corn Growers Association announces valuable maize genome data now available to scientists

...project underscores NCGA's continued commitment to advancements through research. NCGA took a leading role in getting the Plant Genome Initiative signed into law in 1997 and continues to support this important effort. With the availability of sequencing data from Ceres, DuPont and Monsanto, the corn genome could ...

Protein controls acid in cells by direct detection of volume changes, study finds

...the acidity is changing," Dr. Hilgemann said. "Our advancements allow us to better show and study how these systems are working." Other UT Southwestern researchers who contributed to the study are Dr. Daniel Fuster, a postdoctoral researcher in internal medicine, and Dr. Orson Moe, director of the Charles and Jan...

Biocompatibility to widen scope of biomaterial applications

...fic medical applications are likely to mark future advancements toward biocompatibility. One such development is tailor-made, designer polymers from a beaker by programming the modular polymer scaffolds to attract building blocks of small molecules. This 'one-beaker' process aims at simplifying the synthesis of d...

UC Riverside professor to spend year with US State Department

...rs who are not scientists; keep up with scientific advancements outside their own disciplines; and become familiar with public policy issues and the protocol under which the department operates. They also have been investigated for assignment of security clearances. They will spend one year serving at the Depart...

20 May AAAS lecture: Computers that Respond to Human Emotion

...the religious communities particularly, understand advancements in science and technology, such as affective computing, and to use this understanding as the foundation for exploring the ethical and religious implications of these advancements. "I was first interested in building computers that could be smarter i...

AChemS: Cutting edge research in taste, smell, & chemical irritation

...l and taste disorders. Among those contributing to advancements are members of AChemS, which will be holding its 26th annual meeting in Sarasota, FL, April 21-25, 2004. AChemS consists of more than 800 members from 23 countries who are specialists in the chemical senses, smell, taste, and chemical irritation. In ...

Sickle cell sufferers living longer, dying less from their disease

...egan in the 1970s, and there have been significant advancements made in the medical care of these children since then." People with sickle cell disease have a genetic error in their hemoglobin, a component of red blood cells. Instead of being soft and round, the red blood cells of a sickle cell patient are ...

Awards honor Alt's three decades of genetic cancer research

...ts of genomic instability and cancer. Several key advancements specifically cited by the AACR are detailed below, followed by a description of Alt's more recent work. Gene amplification Alt's early work, as a student with Robert Schimke in the 1970s, led to the discovery of a major form of genomic ...

New advances in thrombosis help further understanding of disease prevention

...tions and undesirable side effects. Technological advancements in this area and new treatment options with increased safety and efficacy are greatly needed." Hormone Therapy and Venous Thrombosis: Final Results of the Women's Health Initiative Trial of Estrogen Plus Progestin (Abstract 729) The Women's H...

President Bush names Rutgers' Evelyn Witkin for nations highest science honor

... "We now see the daily evidence of the tremendous advancements in technological capabilities, human health and vast new knowledge within our physical world due to these heroes of science we celebrate today," Colwell said. The National Medal of Science, established by the 86th Congress in 1959 and administere...

Long-term natural gas supplies should meet growing demand in coming decades, study finds

...il prices will decrease consumption. Technological advancements in coal, nuclear and other energy sectors could reduce demand for natural gas, the authors wrote. However, the report found that renewable technologies, such as wind and solar power, will have a relatively minor impact on natural gas markets in the n...

Automated imaging of brain tissue, high-quality glimpses inside arteries

...S provides a backdrop for in-depth analysis of the advancements of the future and industry functions of today. The exhibit brings together prominent industry corporations to showcase their technologies and provide a snapshot of today's market. Programs such as the Lasers and Electro-Optics Applications Program ...

Secrets of drug resistance in bacteria

... slip inside the cell unhindered. To support these advancements in drug design, the team will next use the ALS to more fully explore how AcrB binds with a structurally diverse range of antibiotics. They believe a fuller understanding of Escherichia coli's multidrug efflux pump will shed light on similar pumps fou...

'Frontiers In Bioinformatics' symposium to be held by UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics

... to discuss the cutting-edge science essential for advancements in genetic analysis and drug discovery in the post-genomic era. The "Frontiers in Bioinformatics" symposium, to be held June 6-8 at the Adams Mark Hotel in Buffalo, will be among the first conferences in the world to explore collaborative approac...

A kindler, gentler cut for LASIK

...e of the most promising areas of study, leading to advancements in manufacturing, high-speed electronics, quantum computing, physics and other areas of research....

Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center leads group buying PPL'S cloning, stem cell business

...ears, Regenecor plans to leverage PPL's scientific advancements in stem cells, xenotransplantation and immune tolerance technologies with an initial focus on developing treatments for diabetes and pursuing whole organ transplantation using animal organs. Existing federal funding from the National Institute of St...

Oral contraceptives increase C-reactive protein, an infIammatory biomarker

... be correct. On the one hand, new pharmacological advancements have provided combination oral contraceptive (OC) formulations with lower-dose estrogen. These formulations have significantly less risk of cardiovascular adverse events compared to the older combined formulations with higher doses. They also provide...

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