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A novel, safer strategy for regulating gene expression

...or safety reasons. "With recent concerns about the development of leukemia in several children treated with gene therapy, this new method adds an important new safety feature to the gene therapy toolbox," says Mulligan, who is also a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Laising Yen and other memb...

The book opens on the first tree genome

...ng our forests from pests and diseases through the development of tools for early detection, diagnosis, and control, allowing for more vigilant conservation and forest management." The Biological and Environmental Research program in the Department of Energy's Office of Science has provided a total of $12 mill...

DuPont scientist named one of the world's top young innovators by MIT's 'Technology Review' Magazine

...he DuPont Experimental Station global research and development headquarters here. She joined DuPont in 2002 and ...mmunications applications. She contributed to the development of the industry's early commercial samples of polymer-based switches and multiplexers, allowing ever...

Termites could hold the key to self-sufficient buildings

... findings will provide clues that aid the ultimate development of new kinds of self-sufficient human habitats. These habitats might be suited to use in a variety of arid, hostile environments, not only on the Earth but maybe one day on the Moon and beyond."...

NSF awards 22 new projects for plant genome research

...derstanding of the basic life processes in plants, development of improved crops, as well as train a future gener...t will result from this work will pave the way for development of improved varieties of tomato, and will also help scientists understand related plants, including ...

NSF and AIBS sign cooperative agreement for NEON project office

... large numbers of scientists and educators in the development of the NEON network blueprint and implementation plan. William Michener, associate director of NSF's Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network, will direct the NEON project office at AIBS headquarters in Washington, D.C. The project will be mana...

$2.7 million grant to support creation of virtual zebrafish atlas

...elationship between high rates of mutation and the development of cancer. "Zebrafish are becoming an ideal resear...rtebrates and the timing of gene expression during development in the context of a whole, living organism," Cheng said. "Strong similarities between fish and mamma...

AIBS tapped to coordinate design of ecological observatories

...an 100 scientists, educators, and engineers in the development of a network blueprint and implementation plan. Hayden, along with William Michener, associate director of the Long Term Ecological Research Network, will direct the NEON project office at AIBS headquarters in Washington, DC. The project, which will ...

ORNL's Delmau joins Technology Review's list of top young innovators

... research appointment. She was instrumental in the development of a selected process for removing radioactive cesium from nuclear waste material. She has more than 40 open-literature publications, including 15 journal articles and a book chapter. Overall, she has three patents. This year's TR 100 group was s...

Yale digital diagnostic technology is basis of new company, HistoRx Inc.

...l failure and move new drug candidates through the development process more quickly. ...

Key stimulator of colorectal cancer identified

...elevated in CRC and has been implicated in disease development and progression. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor d (PPARd), a regulator of cell survival, has also been linked to CRC. Dr. Raymond N. DuBois from the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt-Ingram Canc...

Research suggests new avenue for stopping, preventing colon cancer

... that blocking a cellular receptor can inhibit the development of pre-cancerous colon polyps in mice. The researc... scientists reported that they could inhibit polyp development in mice by "knocking out" the PPARdelta gene. PPAR stands for peroxisome proliferator-activated rece...

Targeted therapy knocks out pediatric brain cancer in mice

...g (Shh) signaling pathway could interfere with the development and progression of the disease. Previous studies h... in the mice. The researchers conclude that the development of compounds that selectively block Shh may be an appropriate direction for designing effective, non...

Genetic modification of linseed produces healthier omega 3 and 6 fatty acids

...ancers, and the promotion of healthy brain and eye development in infants. Scientists have been working on engineering the production of the very long chain PUFA in plants, because increased consumption of fish and fish oils is associated with other nutritional and environmental problems. First, it is recommende...

Researchers develop fast track way to discover how cells are regulated

...egulatory sequences responsible for the growth and development of the worm's foregut, or pharynx. They were able to identify a total of seven candidate gene sequences; after testing, they discovered that of the seven, five proved to be bona fide regulatory sequences. "Up to now, identifying transcription facto...

US investment firm gives away Rhode Island-sized lands in Chile

...ion of these lands. Whenever possible, sustainable development activities, including ecotourism, will be undertaken to support conservation objectives and additionally to provide benefit to local communities. Goldman Sachs Charitable Fund's support includes a substantial gift of endowment and operating support....

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...ly decrease levels of bacteria responsible for the development of the desirable qualities of raw-milk cheeses while at the same time increase the levels of undesirable contaminants and foodborne diseases, say researchers from France. They report their findings in the September 2004 issue of the journal Applied ...

Joslin researchers clarify mechanisms for beta-cell formation

... a protein called PDX-1, which is critical for the development of pancreatic islets that contain beta cells, limited the growth response in insulin-resistant states--suggesting that PDX-1 likely plays an important role in regulating this growth. The results were published in the September 2004 issue of The Jo...

JCI table of contents September 15, 2004

...f an enzyme called COX have been implicated in the development of atherosclerosis. The role of prostanoids in in...oscle-rosis, but their roles in the initiation and development of atherosclerosis remain ill-defined. To investigate the role of each of these prostanoids in ather...

New fruitfly model of diabetes has future implications for pancreatic cell transplantation

...the intricacies of what genes program the ultimate development of these mature cells from their progenitor cells. A better understanding of this process will help guide screening the human genome for genes that have a similar function in how alpha and beta cells develop. "This will be useful information fo...

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