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The Bug Stops Here

...oup ofinvestigators in 1994, but the 1998 version, described in the March issue ofMethods in Cell Science, is faster, more specific, and has a larger capacity."You can look at a bunch of things at a time, which is more than most formatscan handle," says Dewhirst. It is also better at identifying closely relate...

UD Environmental News: Pfiesteria Detectors To Be Described March 18

...efly enzymeand DNA-based molecular probes--will be described March 18 by expert JoAnn M.Burkholder, as part of an Ocean Lunch and Lecture Series cosponsored by theUniversity of Delaware's College of Marine Studies and Sea Grant CollegeProgram. Burkholder, an associate professor of botany at North Carolina Stat...

Liquid Crystals Light Up Simple Chemical Test

...ill receive $500,000 overfive years. The research described here was funded by the National Science Foundationthrough the Center for Polymer Interfaces and Macromolecular Assembliesand by Abbott's Presidential Early Career Award. Media contact: Sylvia Wright, News Service, (530) 752-7704, swright@ucdavis.e...

Molecular Defect Could Be Mysterious Cause Of Blood Disorder

...t in an unusual blood disorder first identifiedand described at Johns Hopkins by the late Sir William Osler almost a centuryago has now been discovered by a team of his professional descendants. The molecular defect that may be responsible for polycythemia vera wasreported by the Hopkins team recently...

Motivating Muscles: New UD Study Might Help People With Paralysis 'Stay Strong Longer'

...the new Journal ofNeurophysiology . This finding, described in the journal's April 1998 issue, may suggest a betterway to stimulate the muscles of people with paralysis, says Stuart A.Binder-Macleod, associate chairperson of UD's Department of Physical Therapy, atop 10 national program, according to U.S. New...

NIGMS Makes First Awards For

...tor of NIGMS. Four of the newly awarded grants are described below. The principalinvestigator's name and institution are in parentheses. A study examining whether hydrogen sulfide (H2S)--a toxic gas that smells likerotten eggs--regulates functions in the brain, internal organs, and bloodvessels. Like the ga...

Among Wrens, Moms Teach Daughters To Call, Dads Teach Sons, Study Reveals

...birds produce can reflect both sex and kinship. He described the "his and her"vocal instruction as "a striking example of sex-specific learning." "Male stripe-backed wrens always produced calls acoustically identicalto their fathers'," said Price, who did the research for his doctorate. "Femalestri...

Renowned Breast Cancer Experts Present Latest Findings At UCSF Cancer Center Symposium

... Ernster, who along with her colleagues has described an "epidemic ofdiagnosis" of a type of breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ, leads alarge National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded project to establish a computerizedpopulation-based mammography registry for San Francisco that will be linked t...

New Study Shows Group Of Marine Bacteria Dominate Offshore Waters Of Southeast, May Play Key Role In Ecosystem Processes

...ortant future place in industry,since at least one described for the first time and named by Gonzles and Moran(Sagittula stellata) can break down lignin, the polymer that acts as a naturalbinder and support for cellulose fibers of woody plants. The potential use ofsuch bacteria in the pulp and paper industry i...

New Fossil Discoveries Clinch Ancient Age Of Human Ancestor

...ists questioned the antiquity of the fossil bones described in the 1995 paper, which were found sandwiched at different depths between layers of rock and ancient soils, because a definite time of origin could not then be measured for the youngest layer. "The fossils found in younger deposits were the mos...

Inhibition Of A Novel Gene Involved In Phosphorylating Starch In TransgenicPotato Tubers Leads To The Repression Of Cold Induced Sweetening

...ur if the expression of this gene is inhibited are described in the May issue of Nature Biotechnol...w temperatures (cold-induced sweetening) was first described by Mueller-Thurgau, a famous German grapevine breeder, in 1888. Many attempts have been...

DFG To Fund Six New Research Units

...ations will behuman behavioural patterns which are described in literary texts and films and looked into inreal...uth University intend toinvestigate these effects, described as superconduction and superfluidity. In the long run theproject is meant to provide new impetus for...

Researchers Identify A Gene That Causes Juvenile Polyposis

...pkins University. Deletions of this gene have been described in 50 percent ofpancreatic cancers and in 15 percent of colorectal cancers.Howe's research is a work in progress. "We know that this gene causes FJP in a subset of families, but we also knowthat it doesn't cause it in all families," Howe says. "The ...

Clinical Trials Show That Bone Marrow Transplant And Vitamin A Derivative Both Improve Survival From Neuroblastoma

... of Southern California School of Medicine. Healso described the research in an ASCO-sponsored press briefing on Sunday (May17). The study, a Phase III randomized trial designed to test the efficacy of thetreatment, began in 1991 and was conducted at more than 100 medical centers. Itshowed a significant incre...

Clusters, Computers And The Human Brain

...ation for thealgorithm, whose physical aspects are described in the April issue ofPhysical Review E, has been filed through Yeda Research andDevelopment Co., the Institute's technology transfer arm. Theapproach has great potential for use in data-heavy scientific and industrial applications. For example, the...

Neurogenetics Lab Scan Suggests Genetic Linkage On Chromosomes 4 And 11

...Dr. Long and laboratory chief David Goldman, M.D., described a finding on the distal short arm of chromosome 11 as most striking in their southwest American Indian population. Genes implicated in neurotransmission previously have been identified on a short arm of chromosome 11, including the DRD4 dopamine re...

UB Researcher Developing Method That Employs "Evolution" To Identify New Drug Leads

...o months or years using current techniques. It was described today (Tuesday, May 19) in a presentation by Alexey V. Eliseev, Pharm.D., UB assistant professor of medicinal chemistry, at the 39th annual UB Medicinal Chemistry Symposium. The research is published in the current issue of Chemistry: A European Jou...

Researchers Discover Novel Gene Family Responsible For Pacemaker Activity In Brain And Heart

...hers now report, that one ofthe five related genes described in Cell encodes ion channels with propertiesidentical to those of the known pacemaker channel of the brain and are verysimilar to pacemaker channels in the heart. In fact, three of the related genesdescribed in Cell are found in the heart as well as ...

Colorado State Research Indicates Two TB Vaccines Show Promise

...g the two reported on this month. The vaccines described in the Infection and Immunity article work in a different fashion than BCG, which triggers an immune response using weakened bovine tuberculosis bacilli. The Colorado State vaccine, developed over the past several years by a team led by Orme, uses s...

Ulcer-Causing Bacteria Found In Central Pa. Surface Water

... High School in Harrisburg. H. pylori was first described in the early 1980s by Australian researchers. The organism is found in the stomachs of the majority of people in the world. In most people, it does not cause any disease. In a small percentage of individuals, the organism causes serious consequenc...

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