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EMBO Gold Medal 2004 goes to Spanish scientist

...irector of EMBO said: "EMBO is about advancing the biosciences in Europe. This means maintaining quality and momentum in research. One way of doing this is to put a spotlight on the best molecular biologists in Europe. The EMBO Gold Medal highlights the accomplishments of young researchers, showing just what can...

Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative

.... Susan L. Schantz, professor of veterinary biosciences and of psychology, and Donna L. Korol, professor of psychology, will direct research on the effects of phytoestrogens on brain tissue and cognitive function, including cognitive flexibility, attention, inhibitory control and working memory. ...

Family-friendly, flexible and far-reaching

...ean Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) promotes biosciences in Europe. It was established by leading scientists almost 40 years ago. The organization raised the standards in this area of science through the establishment of a specialist laboratory (EMBL), the provision of training through practical courses an...

NPS Pharma and VIMAC Ventures locate at MaRS, a major new research and enterprise center in Toronto

... (Medical and Related Sciences) Discovery District biosciences research and commercialization hub in downtown Tor...in-class science, business and academic leaders in biosciences and related technologies, and serves as the venue to turn ideas into products and partnerships. With...

Latest findings on PCBs to be subject of June workshop at Illinois

...ganizer Larry G. Hansen, a professor of veterinary biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are sponsoring the event as part of their Superfund Basic Research Program. The afternoon session June...

Toxin combo common in fish appears capable of impairing motor skills

..." said Susan L. Schantz, a professor of veterinary biosciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previous laboratory studies had suggested that the two chemicals act together to impair nervous system function. A study in February's issue of the Journal of Pediatrics found that exposur...

Out-of-balance ecosystems play role in demise of amphibian populations

...y, according to Beasley, a professor of veterinary biosciences and executive director of the Envirovet Program in Wildlife and Ecosystem Health. Beasley's main collaborators, postdoctoral researcher Anna M. Schotthoefer and Rebecca A. Cole, an adjunct professor of veterinary pathobiology at Illinois and scientis...

Stanford launches public lecture series on genomic medicine

...an biology and Bio-X, Stanford's multidisciplinary biosciences program. "People are confused about controversial issues like stem cell research," Heller said. "It's our fault as scientists, because we do not communicate with the public. We hear all this news about the discovery of the structure of DNA, 'the blue...

Researchers identify key player in respiratory memory

...er, says Gordon Mitchell, chair of the comparative biosciences department at UW-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine and senior author of the recent paper. He notes that some people who have sleep apnea - a disorder where breathing stops repeatedly during sleep - may have inadequate respiratory memories. He a...

First steps to EMBO research awards agreed by the EMBC

...es EMBC/EMBO even more central to the promotion of biosciences in Europe and acts as a prototype to other more ambitious programmes, such as the European Research Council, that are currently being actively discussed in Europe"....

Researchers find viral protein that mimics its way into cells

...essor and chair of veterinary biosciences at Ohio State University. "That was important since it was the first time anyone had seen this effect after removing that gene." Seung-jae Kim, a graduate student in Lairmore's lab and f...

EMBO Young Investigators 2000 2002

...www.embo.org/projects/yip/index.html EMBO promote biosciences in Europe. It was established by leading scientists almost 40 years ago. The organization raised the standards in this area of science through the establishment of a specialist laboratory (EMBL), the provision of training through practical courses an...

UC Davis to begin identifying eligible families for study on environmental factors in autism

...ah, the center director and professor of molecular biosciences at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. "It's clear that genes play a role in autism and developmental delay, but evidence suggests that the environment is also an important factor," said Irva Hertz-Picciotto, professor of epidemiology and prevent...

Research on lentiviruses to continue at Ohio State

... Lawrence Mathes, professor of veterinary biosciences and director of the university's Center for Retrovirus Research, and Maria Hadjiconstantinou-Neff, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology and Director of the Division of Molecular ...

Methamphetamine drastically increases virus' ability to replicate in brain tissue

...athes, professor of veterinary biosciences and director of OSU's Center for Retroviral Research, and Mikhail A. Gavrilin, a research scientist in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, found that FIV is only able to infect a...

Sunlight, PCB exposure enhance skin cancer chances

...ons, said Rhian B. Cope, a professor of veterinary biosciences in the UI College of Veterinary Medicine. Because PCB-contaminated soil and sun exposure are both extremely common, we must look at this issue in humans. In the study, funded by the American Cancer Society, researchers exposed a group of mice for 77...

New UI center to study effects of exposure to toxicants in fish

...ing roles, said Schantz, a professor of veterinary biosciences and of psychology. In addition to studying the health impact of chemicals in the fish, researchers will be educating the communities about safe fishing locations, which species of fish are safe to eat, and preparation and cooking methods to help limi...

Estrogen, soy boost recovery in hearts after surgery, studies show

..., a professor of physiology and head of veterinary biosciences in the UI College of Veterinary Medicine.Regardless of the repairs made to the heart, reperfusion carries risks. The level of damage that naturally occurs can dictate how well a heart restarts and recovers, Gross said. The research is part of a depa...

Biotechnology promises major advances for U.S. Army

...ofessionals capable of translating advances in the biosciences into engineering practice."Also, to help speed the development of certain technologies, the report suggests that the Army focus its research in several high-priority areas, including: * New types of rugged, high-capacity computer memories based on pr...

New reserach shows promise in conquering ulcer-causing H. pylori

... and an associate professor of veterinary biosciences at Ohio State University. "But the reaction was completely reversed in a matter of months, and the bacteria also disappeared." The research appears in a recent issue of ...

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