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Genetic variants linked to higher risk of high blood pressure in African Americans

...g the development of early diagnostictests and the design of more specific and effective drugs to treat this seriousdisease," says the study's lead author, Robert J. Parmer, M.D., professor ofmedicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and director of theHypertension Clinic at the San Diego V...

Warner-Lambert Company gift creates bioinformatics program

...avis who use the facility. Savageau addedthat the design phase for the renovation is complete and construction will beginlater this fall. Educational components of the U-M's Program in Bioinformatics already are underway---including a seminar series, which brings experts in the field to campus tomake prese...

A socially responsible car for the new millenium

...t of advanced,high-strength steels and world class design innovation, according to FrankWalker speaking at t...over the world areworking together with Porsche to design and manufacture an ultra-light steelautobody (ULSAB) that could revolutionise the future of steel de...

Scientists identify novel component of cell-fate pathway

...nd how this pathway functions, we should be ableto design new genetic and pharmacological approaches to develop preventivemeasures or cures for those cancers." The Wnt signaling pathway regulates development by altering gene expressionthrough a series of interactions. Wnt signals bind with receptors on...

New machine may provide answers about leading cause of blindness

... I.Land, and D. Max Snodderly. Also providing design input were Robert K. Moore and Ken DeLucia at Brown.Wooten, Snodderly and Land have applied for a patent for the machine....

Researchers discover hemoglobin's enzymatic nature

...hemoglobin as a molecularscaffolding upon which to design new therapeutic agents that can starvecancerous tumors of the oxygen they need to survive. "This is the first enzymethat eliminates oxygen," he said. "The hope is it could be usedtherapeutically," much like the so-called antiangiogenesis agents now b...

Researchers identify enzyme essential for battle against bacteria in the intestine

...ladder. This work might oneday help drug companies design more effective drugs to combat a myriad ofdiseases, including gingivitis, bladder infections and cystic fibrosis. "This enzyme activates molecules called defensins, which people alwaysthought were a key line of defense against bacteria. But n...

Hutchinson Center to lead $11.5 million ovarian-cancer research consortium

...ich makes such trials very expensive to conduct.To design such trials efficiently, there needs to be a way to identifypopulations that are at greatest risk for developing the disease. The goal ofthis project is to develop a risk model that estimates a woman's probability ofdeveloping ovarian cancer within t...

UT Southwestern researchers develop technique to determine protein communication, function

...fast way tounderstand protein function in order to design more effective drugs for a vastnumber of diseases, said Dr. Rama Ranganathan, assistant professor ofpharmacology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. "We devised a statistical technique to tell how two positions in aprotein int...

Conference promotes environmentally responsible research

...d safety officers,environmental services managers, design and packaging engineers, architects andengineers, and manufacturers of research equipment and supplies, chemicals andpharmaceuticals. To register, fill out an online registration form or contact:John T. Grupenhoff, Ph.D., or Betty Farley N...

Twins

...ic of the cell's operating system could reveal new design principles for operating autonomous unmanned devices. In recently published reports, the Stanford researchers have determined that a "master regulator" protein prevents DNA replication from happening at the wrong time in the cell cycle. By carefully ...

How biological molecules move electrons: Simplicity trumps complexity

...ults point to a greatly simplified approach to the design of entirely new biologically active molecules, likely to be of immediate use in drug development efforts, and construction of such molecules is already under way at Penn. A report on the study appears in the November 4 issue of Nature. "What we're s...

Clemson forum may help decide design of future space suits

...oengineering department. "We want to make sure all design issues are addressed and assessed so that we can d...nes. A key challenge will be the construction and design of rovers and robotic assistants, which are reliable, durable and of seamless interaction with the a...

Whitaker Foundation funds Washington University biomedical engineering facility

...education and medicine, has submitted a conceptual design for a three-story, 96,000-gross-square-foot biomedical engineering building, to be located southeast of the intersection of Hoyt Drive and Millbrook Boulevard. The preliminary cost for the building is estimated at $33 million. Features of the propos...

Scientists discover how to make nanostructures assemble themselves

...potentially further-reaching application is in the design of ultrasmall circuits. LISA could solve the increasingly difficult problem of attaching wires to ever-shrinking electronic devices. "Using the LISA process, you can fabricate your wires first, then it will assemble your devices between the wires on ...

Carilion, Virginia Tech, U.Va. create biomedical institute -- Virginia Tech forms optical sciences and engineering research center

...physical properties of tissue that are required to design implantable devices,development of an adaptive cas...ring, combining thin film and biochiptechnology to design diagnostic probes and screening agents, and architecture studies to determinehow team based bio-medi...

UB establishes institute for research on lasers, photonics and biophotonics

...sed on both the fundamental scienceinvolved in the design of photonic materials and their industrial applica...focus either on the fundamental science behind the design of photonicmaterials or on their industrial applications, the UB program was designed to do both," s...

New tool provides major advance for understanding chronic Lyme disease and other illnesses

...matory bowel disease. It also can be used to help design novel vaccines against infectious agents and tumors, and to identify candidate self-antigens and develop ways to turn off unwanted immune responses they might generate. "We are already using this technique in our study of multiple sclerosis," notes ...

Mutation on Y chromosome stops sperm production

...journal Nature Genetics,may eventually help in the design of male contraceptives and treatments for infertile males. "It's been very difficult to find the smoking gun - the definitive evidence that any particulargene is the cause of male infertility," said Page, whose laboratory is at the Whitehead Institu...

New Cosumnes River research partnership announced

...als: to conduct baseline scientific surveys; to design and implement long-term hydrologic, biologic and land-use monitoring programs; to develop new methods to measure the success or failure of conservation programs in the watershed; to use the lessons learned to guide river and floodplain restoration p...

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