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Chemical industry research commitment spurs CIIT growth

...hat research. CIIT's capital plan calls for using existing funds along with proceeds from the sale of land in... to buy state-of-the-art equipment and to renovate existing areas within the Institute's 110-thousand square foot headquarters. The total cost will be $5 millio...

Researchers seek clues to help newborns with abnormal lungs

..., these mechanisms cannot fully compensate for the existing defects and the babies suffer from PPH and respiratory distress. The researcher hopes that the future work in this area will focus on understanding the defective embryonic development of heart, lung and blood vessel formation in lungs. More detail...

Memory mechanism found at nerve cell connections in the brain

... brain to make new proteins and change existing ones rapidly, Huber said. "The mechanism appears to be a viable way for the brain to express its changes. We think this activity also may be a way that the structure, or shape, of synapses can be altered." The fin...

Targeted Genetics presents clinical data on E1A cancer gene therapy

...atment options to patients who do not benefit from existing regimens." Previous laboratory and animal studies have demonstrated the ability of E1A to suppress metastases, increase sensitization to chemotherapeutic agents, increase sensitization to radiation, induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) and rev...

Princeton scientists describe genetics of blood stem cells

...roach completion, integration of new data into the existing Stem Cell Database will increase its power and usefulness to biologists," says Phillips. The project also represents a constructive model of interactions between the private biotechnology sector and academia. "While the funding for the large-scale a...

Targeted Genetics presents data on arthritis gene therapy

...able the development of numerous products based on existing protein therapies or on newly identified genes. Protein therapy via gene delivery may allow for less frequent dosing, maintenance of consistent levels of protein over time, localized administration and the prevention of acute episodes in chronic dis...

Blind, naked mole-rats not the inbreeders biologists once thought

...nd-glove with inbreeding, and that splitting of an existing colony was the only way to form new colonies. Moreover, researchers had found scant evidence that small colonies even existed, or that a single breeding pair could be found alone, on the verge of starting a big family. Braude found proof of both sce...

USGS reports increase of sea otters in recent survey

...e obtained counts that departed substantially from existing trends. Therefore, a sustained trend over the next several years will be required before we can say with any confidence that the period of decline is over." Low population growth rate has long been a factor in the lagging recovery of the California s...

Scientists issue telomerase caution

...mere length by adding nucleotides one at a time to existing chromosomal ends in a regulated fashion. Experiments in other laboratories had indicated that the use of telomerase expression to extend the life-span of cultured cells did not appear to transform these cells into a hyperproliferative, cancerous st...

Researchers develop tastier low-fat cheddar

...lavors that consumers tend to prefer. "Most of the existing low-fat cheeses tend to be bitter, without many buttery notes," says Howard Morris, Ph.D., professor emeritus of food science and nutrition at the university and one of the lead researchers for the study. "From our experience we picked the three cult...

More tolerable treatment for severe, obstructive sleep apnea around the world

... The researchers placed caps over the existing holes and slid skinny tubing through the caps to simulate mini tracheotomies. The doctors then monitored the patients' breathing patterns during sleep. The researchers discovered that a gr...

Healing the brain from the inside out

Researchers find existing brain cells -- not transplants -- mayreplenish dea...ntroduced chemical labels revealing whether or not existing precursor cells in the cortex were multiplying and taking their places as new neurons. The investig...

Research to give authorities new tool in tracking terrorists

...e it will be more reliable and more sensitive than existing methods," said Richard Yost, a UF professor of che... McClellan said. The technique also is faster than existing methods because it does not require extensive preparation of the sample. Investigators typically se...

Do fish farms really add to the world's supply of fish?

...bigger fish by adding extra amounts of fishmeal to existing ponds. The result, say the authors, could mean a dramatic increase in the demand for fishmeal, putting even more pressure on herring and other ocean fisheries. Indirect costs In addition to depleting wild fish populations, aquaculture also causes in...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $50.3 million to enrich undergraduate biological sciences education

...d upgrading the knowledge and laboratory skills of existing teachers through outreach programs to their communities. Murray State University, Santa Clara University, Spelman College and Williams College will provide a variety of research opportunities for undergraduates, both on and off campus. "The college...

Experiments point to new theory of skeletal development

...lly inserting a piece of foil between them. By the existing theory, each half should contain the same positional information and develop into two digits of the same identity. To the researchers' surprise, one half formed the digit it was supposed to form, but the other half transformed to the identity of the ...

Study finds rare juvenile turtles

...ld surveys of Blanding's turtles to supplement the existing 36-year data set and to examine the life history traits and ecology of the species under undisturbed conditions. Using the already-marked population in privately-owned Sherriff's Marsh in Kalamazoo County, they will also try to determine the extent ...

Trans-pacific air pollution is worse than was suspected,says new study

...ia international researchprogram. In ACE-Asia, the existing air samplers and someadditions will gather data for six weeks in spring 2001. Newsamplers will be installed at sites in five Asian countries(China, Taiwan, the Philippines, South Korea and Japan),Mexico and the United States. The heart of the network...

Supermarket shelf labels help African Americans, others shop healthier, study finds

...e targeted at all shoppers rather than people with existing diabetes, heart disease, or other conditions. Like previous successful test programs elsewhere, M-Fit's offerings are supermarket-based, rather than relying on a guide that shoppers must obtain elsewhere. The program's dietitians constantly review ne...

Monsanto adds support for 'golden rice'; opens its rice genome sequence data to worldwide research community

...chers working in this area who wish to make use of existing proprietary technologies. "We want to minimize the time and expenditure that might be associated with obtaining licenses needed to bring golden rice' to farmers and the people in dire need of this vitamin in developing countries," said Hendrik Verfa...

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