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Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say

...me along in 1994, Robert Merson was thinking about becoming an accountant. The Connaught, which later renamed the Aventis Biotech Challenge (ABC), generated a new interest in the applied sciences for Merson. "It was my first experience in applying science and that confirmed for me that I wanted to wo...

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

... resources necessary for me to realize my dream of becoming a doctor." Many of these graduates, as well as current students and LSAMP members from around the nation, will convene at the Fourth Annual H-LSAMP Conference held October 1-3, 2004, at the University of Houston. Put on by H-LSAMP, the co...

Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases

... for new treatments for vision-robbing diseases is becoming critical. Age-related macular degeneration affects more than 1.75 million individuals in the United States. This number is expected to increase to almost 3 million by 2020.Each year 1.3 million Americans over age 20 are diagnosed with diabetic retino...

Anthrax enzyme images reveal secrets of antibiotic resistance, suggest new drug design

...ic to treat a variety of other infections that are becoming resistant to these drugs. The team made these discoveries by creating images of the molecular structure of DHPS using X-ray crystallography. The team bombarded crystals of the enzyme with X-rays, then used the patterns formed by the diffraction of th...

Joslin Diabetes Center honors brothers living 70-plus years with type 1 diabetes

...yracuse University and trained as a teacher before becoming assistant superintendent of the Syracuse Public Schools for 27 years. He has two children, Linda Czarny and Roger Cleveland, with his late wife of 62 years, Mildred Cleveland. Among those scheduled to speak at the ceremony honoring the Cleveland ...

$2.7 million grant to support creation of virtual zebrafish atlas

...tion and the development of cancer. "Zebrafish are becoming an ideal research model to determine the functions of individual genes in vertebrates and the timing of gene expression during development in the context of a whole, living organism," Cheng said. "Strong similarities between fish and mammalian develo...

'Fossil genes' reveal how life sheds form and function

...n entire set of genes performing related functions becoming fossilized. "To see this, the change has to be relatively recent. Sometime in the last 5 to 10 million years the pressure (on these genes) started to relax," Carroll explains....

Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'

...field of DNA-based chemistry. Within two years of becoming a Harvard professor, Liu developed a brand-new way to create man made chemical molecules, relying on the natural tendency of DNA strands to pair together like a zipper. Capitalizing on this, Liu is able to program the outcome of chemical reactions--b...

Folic acid vitamin use by women reaches all-time high, March of Dimes survey finds

...TDs, the March of Dimes says, all women capable of becoming pregnant should consume a multivitamin containing at least 400 micrograms of folic acid every day beginning before pregnancy, as part of a healthy diet containing foods fortified with folic acid and foods that naturally contain folic acid, such as le...

Lecture on ecology of infectious diseases

...rasslands throughout the western United States are becoming the most rapidly urbanized ecosystems in the country. Black-tailed prairie dogs, an imperiled species in western states, are increasingly found in these urban grasslands. In Boulder County, Colo., for example, nearly two-thirds of all prairie dog c...

Charting the future in prostate cancer care: A call to action

...reakthroughs to defeat this disease. The timing is becoming ever more critical. As the baby boomer men reach the target age for prostate cancer, beginning at age 50, this disease will become the cancer with the greatest increase in incidence, in addition to being the most common non-skin cancer in the U.S. ...

Adaptive changes in the genome may provide insight into the genetics of complex disease

...he tools and resources needed to do so areonly now becoming widely available. In the paper, researchers describe the largest signature of naturalselection discovered to date: a series of four contiguous genes onChromosome 7 that appear to have been transformed as people in Europe beganto drink more cow and go...

Computer scientists at UH developing 'nurturing' computers

...ity of Houston, such human-computer interaction is becoming a reality. Ioannis Pavlidis, associate professor ...ring computer use. "Most people often wait until becoming symptomatic before checking on the status of their health," Pavlidis said. "With typical health che...

Genetic map of important tree genes outlined

...enes as "metabolic fingerprints," a method that is becoming routine with the advent of gene chips, researchers can also make major strides in understanding the physiological changes that take place as trees age, Strauss said. "Do very old trees effectively oxidize over time, like humans do?" he said. "Or can ...

Optimizing protein's 'death domain' halts leukemia in laboratory study

...from its parent protein, it loses its rigid shape, becoming floppy liked an overstretched Slinky. In this form, it is vulnerable to degradation, unable to enter cells, and left powerless to block the antideath BCL-2 protein. Walensky's goal was to return the isolated amino acid helix to its original shape aft...

Molecular motor myosin VI moves 'hand over hand,' researchers say

... How these little proteins perform their duties is becoming clearer to scientists using an extremely sensitive measurement technique. Myosin VI, they found, moves by the same "hand-over-hand" mechanism as two other molecular motors, myosin V and kinesin. "Now that a third molecular motor has been found to mo...

PCB breakdown in rivers depends on sediment-specific bacteria, find Carnegie Mellon U. scientists

...s to coax bacteria with a preference for PCBs into becoming more dominant life-forms in sediments. Future studies that modify nutrients in sediments from contaminated sites with little or no bacterial activity also could reveal ways to transform sites with poor eaters into areas that grow microbes with health...

Managing occupational exposures to potential bioterrorist agents

...ID note that research on agents of bioterrorism is becoming more widespread. At the same time, institutions be...s a paper cut, to minimize the potential of anyone becoming ill or spreading diseases to the community. Early evaluation of potential occupational exposures at ...

Newly discovered protein may be key to muscular dystrophy

...lling and progressive loss of movement, eventually becoming wheel chair-dependent. Many die in their late teens or early twenties. Currently, there is no cure. Scientists already knew that muscular dystrophy results from genetic defects in components of a network of proteins, known as the dystrophin-gly...

Embryonic stem cell therapy shows steady benefits in rebuilding infarcted heart

...e line and collected cells with high potential for becoming cardiomyocytes. Randomly assigned rats that had been induced with myocardial infarction were injected directly into the damaged heart area either with the embryonic stem cells or were subject to a control or "sham" protocol. Three weeks after therapy...

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