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Subtle Changes In Brain Receptor Gene May Have Significant Consequences For Addiction

...Addictive Diseases atRockefeller; Suzanne M. Leal, assistant professor in the Laboratory ofStatistical Genetics at Rockefeller; molecular biologist Cherie Bond, molecularneurobiologist Mingting Tian and Jay A. Tischfield, professor, at IndianaUniversity School of Medicine; and graduate student Shengwang Zhang,...

Alaska Scientists Say Salmon Declines Inevitable

...s. "It was bound to happen," says Milo Adkison, an assistant professor of fisheries at the University of Alaska...years of good returns in a row," says Adkison. UAF assistant professor of oceanography Tom Weingartner also isn't ready to say a regime shift is under way, but h...

University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Scientists Find Breast Cancer Gene Required To Correct Certain GeneticDamage

...Anne M. Latour and Dr. Beverly H. Koller, research assistant professor ofmedicine. Leadon said his laboratory has studied transcription-coupled repair formore than a decade. In that process, damage to active genes, which continuouslyproduce proteins critical to cell function, are repaired more rapidly ...

Genetic Clue Found To The Leading Cause Of Blindness In The United States

...romosome 1," said Dennis Schultz, Ph.D.,a research assistant professor of ophthalmology at OHSU. Specifically, the geneis located in an area referred to as chromosome 1q25-q31. "It's a little like finding out the gene is living along a certainstreet, but not knowing which house it's in," said Schultz....

Astronomical Costs Of New Medical Technology

...The study co-authors include Richard A. Hirth, U-M assistant professor of health management and policy and internal medicine; Seema A. Sonnad, U-M assistant professor of surgery; A. Mark Fendrick, U-M assistant professor of health management and policy and ...

New Class Of Protease Inhibitors May Be Effective In Treating One Of Latin America's Most Devastating Diseases

...teresearch parasitologist; Patricia S. Doyle, PhD, assistant researchparasitologist; and Ivy Hsieh, MA, staff research associate; all of the UCSFDepartment of Pathology. The study was funded with grants from the National Institutes of Health and theAmerican Heart Association. Images Available Three illustrat...

Penn Researchers Find Mutation In Prostate Cancer Gene

...ved in prostatecancer," says Timothy Rebbeck, PhD, assistant professor ofepidemiology and principal investigator of the study. "Thisinformation will lead to more studies that could help usultimately devise better prostate cancer prevention strategies." In a study of 230 Caucasian men with prostate cancer, the...

Penn Researchers Prove "Short-Cut" Function Of Myelin Sheath Channel: BetterUnderstanding Of Myelin Should Lead To Therapies For Neuropathies

...ogy, who collaborated withRita Balice-Gordon, PhD, assistant professor of neuroscience, and former Penncombined degree student Linda J. Bone, MD, PhD, on this study. In earlier work, mutations in components of the channel were associatedwith inherited forms of neuropathies. Specifically, five years ag...

Scientists Closer To Locating Gene That May Explain Cholesterol Absorption

... absorbed bythe body," said Dr. Shailendra Patel, assistant professor of clinical nutrition and a scholarin the Center for Human Nutrition at UT Southwestern. "Different people absorbdifferent amounts. Some might eat a cholesterol-laden meal and absorb 30 percentof it; someone else might eat a low-cholesterol...

Chumminess Of Roundworms Linked To Single Gene, Offering Insight Into Mechanisms Of Social Behaviors

...tigator of the study, CorneliaI. Bargmann, PhD, an assistant investigator of the Howard Hughes MedicalInstitute and a professor of anatomy at UCSF, is an avenue for exploring the relative contribution of single and multiplegenes to the development of innate behaviors, particularly social behaviors. ...

Pitt Neuroscientists Uncover Mechanism For Neuron Death, Counter Long-Held Assumptions About This Process

...rane. Together with Teresa Hasting, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology atPitt, Dr. Reynolds recently received a more-than $1 million federal grant tostudy mitochondrial responses in neuronal injury....

Researchers Identify How AIDS Virus Kills Cells It Doesn't Infect

...ornia San Francisco, and Georges Herbein, MD, PhD, assistant professorof internal medicine at the included researchers at the Picower Institute forMedical Research and North Shore University Hospital in New York. HIV is well known for causing a decline in immune cells called CD4 or helperT-cells, whose numbers...

Combination Therapy For Brain Tumors Holds Promise For Longer Survival After Surgery

...ife during that time," saysDonald M. O'Rourke, MD, assistant professor of neurosurgery. "Following adiagnosis of brain cancer, median survival of patients is only 12 monthswith treatment." More than 17,000 new cases of brain cancer are reportedeach year, according to O'Rourke, and this diagnosis is nearly alwa...

Possible Dangers Of Taking Over-The-Counter Medications For Hepatitis C Patients

...escribe Tylenol," explains ThomasRiley, III, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at Penn State's College ofMedicine. "The correct recommendation to help the patient is a low dose ofTylenol, about 2 grams per day. That means the patient can take one extrastrength Tylenol -- 500 mg -- every six hours or take t...

UD Education News: HHMI Award Supports Undergraduate Discovery

..., who works in the laboratory of Junghuei Chen, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Heidenfelder and Simons are among many UD undergraduates discovering the rewardsof scientific investigation through special projects, and through activelearning exercises-thanks to the Howard Hughes Medical In...

Tightly Controlled Protein Destruction Drives The Cell Cycle

... from the laboratory ofSandra L. Holloway, PhD, an assistant professor ofgenetics at Penn and assistant investigator with the Howard Hughes MedicalInstitute, is beginning to answer that question. Hollowa...

Upcoming 'Century Of Biology' Given Head Start By NSF Plant Genome Research Program Grants

...-institutionalvirtual centers," says Mary Clutter, assistant director of NSF for biologicalsciences. "Future results from these awards are expected to provide thefundamental knowledge and new technologies essential for the advancement ofplant biology as well as crop improvement. Novel, value-added, plant-bas...

Antioxidant Action Of Vitamin E Significantly Reduces Heart Disease In Mice

...girala, MD, was a coauthor. DanielJ. Rader, MD, an assistant professor of medicine, collaborated on the study.Funding was provided by the National Institutes of Health, the National ScienceFoundation, the American Heart Association, and the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust. The University of Pennsylvania Me...

New Studies Shed Light On Facial Features Of Popular Dinosaurs

... a lot of dinosaurs look," says LawrenceWitmer, an assistant professor of anatomy at Ohio University and principalinvestigator on a National Science Foundation project to study the soft tissuesof dinosaurs. Witmer presented his research at the annual meeting of the Society forVertebrate Paleontology h...

Major Plant Genome Research Project Grants Renewed

...rtant plant species, according to Mary Clutter,NSF assistant director for biological sciences, and will lead to the creation ofnew and improved plants and plant-based products. "Because plants are vital to our existence, increased understanding ofthe biology of plants will impact every facet of our liv...

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