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Novel AIDS-Directed Technology: Approach Permits Optimization Of Existing Drug Therapies And Targeted, Patient-Specific Treatment

...delighted to be working with SpectruMedix with the goal ofcommercializing this technique at the earliest time. We anticipate thatpotential beneficiaries will include AIDS, cancer, osteoporosis, heart patientsand others." "The implications of the technology's capability to quickly and accurately monito...

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Say Direct Instruction, Rather Than "Discovery Learning" Is Best Way To Teach Process Skills In Science

...ngs are stretched or balls roll down slopes. Their goal was to teach thesechildren how to design experimen...stered by most young students. Klahr's goal is to create a CVS curriculum that is based on solidresearch from cognitive psychology. Their long-...

Biologists Map First Gene For Age-Related Hearing Loss In Mice

...sfrom hearing loss by the age of 80, the long-term goal is toidentify the specific causes of age-related hearing loss inhumans....

PEBBLEs Help U-M Scientists Open A Window On Cell Chemistry

...cesses inside a living cell," said Kopelman. "The goal of the DARPA project is to learn what happens inside the cell when it is exposed to neurotoxic agents. If we can learn exactly how these toxins trigger a flood of ions in and out of cells, we may be able to speed up development of antidotes or count...

3-D Structure of Human Tumor-Suppressor Protein Produced

...for the treatment of cancer, which is the ultimate goal ofwork like this. “Determining the structure of the protein is the first major stepin developing such a drug,” said Tsai, a professor of chemistry andof biochemistry. The study, conducted by Tsai and a team of Ohio State researchers, wasp...

Virginia Tech Researchers Assess Watershed Management For EPA, NSF

...n and agricultural evelopment," Diplas adds. "The goal of ourproject is to help local governments learn how to allow for urban developmentwhile sustaining good environmental quality." The project study site is theUpper Roanoke River Watershed. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in c...

Nitrate Reductase: A Magical Enzyme?

...e're studying the structure of the enzyme with the goal ofunderstanding how it catalyzes the nitrate reduction process," says Campbell."In the next couple of years we hope to get extensive information about crystalstructure that will help us solve the structure/function mystery. Ultimately weneed to be ab...

Global Change: Will Some Plant Species Be Left Behind? Studies Of EcosystemDynamics Make Wide Use Of Computer Models

... historically observed for many species. One major goal of the scientists?meeting in Barcelona is to predict the dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems facingthis unprecedented rate of climate change. One of the most powerful tools at the disposal of researchers is the use ofsophisticated computer models th...

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Launches Innovative Therapeutics Development Centers

...st anti-infective drugs. "Progress toward our goal * to move all promising discoveries about CF from the test tube to the bedside * will be accelerated through this program," says Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president, CEO and medical director of the Foundation. "These centers are building t...

RNA-Dendritic Cell Combo Shows Promise As A Universal Cancer Vaccine

...ng is an unusual form of gene therapy. Itsultimate goal is to wipe out cancer cells and then keep the body protected fromnew cancer growth but much work remains to be completed before such an agentcould be available. The potential therapy, which already is being tested in cancer patients,just requ...

Hard Hearts: New Discovery Of Bone In Heart Tissue May Explain Valve Disease

... What's the trigger?" The team's ultimate goal is to devise a treatment to prevent thehardening in the first place. Knowing how and why bone forms in the soft tissueof the heart might lead to a preventive or corrective therapy. The next stepsare to develop cell and animal models of valve calcific...

Scientists Seek Early Warning Of Drinking Water Threats

...f "pathogen cocktails" in the laboratory, with the goal of counteringdisease-causing threats to drinking water. Civil Engineering Professor Greg Harrington is leading a two-year project todetermine how well water-treatment technologies remove Cryptosporidium and othermicroorganisms before they reach the k...

Fortified Drink Improves Third World Nutrition

... new approach to improve Third World diets. Their goal was to see if a simple drink, made by mixing about two tablespoons of powder in a glass of water and fortified with 10 vitamins and minerals, could reduce multiple deficiencies and improve growth, said Michael C. Latham, professor of international nu...

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

...rofessor of Tumor Biology and CancerResearch. The goal of the UCSF Cancer Center is to become the firstNCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in Northern California. UCSF expectsto apply for the designation this year. Speakers at the UCSF Cancer Center's day-long symposium include:Virginia E...

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

...are stillunclear. "Right now, an important goal in marine microbiology is understandingthe connection between the structure of bacterial communities and theirecological function," said Dr. Mary Ann Moran. "We are studying a group ofbacteria that are closely related but which may be very diverse fu...

Web Site Offers Comprehensive Information On Mad Cow Disease

...ource in an academic thesis inGreat Britain. "Our goal is to be completely, factually accurate and avoid thehysteria on both sides of the road," he said. "People, especiallythose in tragic circumstances, need answers they can trust."...

Wistar Research Yields Information About Colorectal Cancer Cell Invasion

... Herlyn is the principalinvestigator. The primary goal of the project is to evaluate the humoral andcellular immune responses of CRC patients to vaccination with the GA733 antigen. The program project will conclude with a Phase I clinical trial that will giveinsight into the immunological mechanisms tha...

Perkin-Elmer, Dr. J. Craig Venter, And TIGR Announce Formation Of New Genomics Company

...he human genome in three years. The new company's goal is to become the definitive source of genomicand associated medical information that will be used by scientists to developa better understanding of the biological processes in humans and deliverimproved healthcare in the future. Using breakthrough DN...

Clusters, Computers And The Human Brain

...e complex neural activity of the brain itself. The goal is to develop an automated process for sorting out brain images produced in response to different stimuli. Domany's research team included Dr. Marcelo Blatt, Dr. ShaiWiseman and Gaddy Getz. Funding was provided in part by theGerman-Israeli Foundati...

ASU Scientists Join NASA Astrobiology Institute

... lab-simulated and field-based methods. Holloway's goal is todetermine if life could have had an origin at high temperatures, a suggestion thathas recently been the focus of much interest in the scientific community. Robert Blankenship, first director of ASU's Center for Early Events inPhotosynthesi...

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(Date:4/22/2014)... MD, April 22, 2014: The Association for Molecular ... The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics on recommendations ... baccalaureate and master,s levels of education. The report ... Curriculum Task Force of the AMP Training and ... critical need of educating future medical laboratory scientists ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... German . ... but their mode of action is complex: In low ... behavior, while at high concentrations they can cause "oxidative ... how redox signaling unfolds in single cells and organelles ... developed jointly by the teams of LMU Professor Martin ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... we all seem to know who we say is neurotic ... isn,t unable to act but simply doesn,t want to., ... study of nearly 4,000 college students in 19 countries has ... decisions and moving forward with life. Turns out that when ... just don,t like it as much as non-neurotics. Therefore persuasive ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... This news release is available in German . ... F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and the ... Zurich, have now shown how double stranded RNA, such as ... a cell. During the immune response against viral infection, the ... cytoplasm. There it modifies viral RNA to inhibit reproduction of ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests ... or fox squirrel, according to a new study ... from orangutans to zebra finches. , Scientists at ... than two-dozen other research institutions collaborated on this ... defined in the study as the ability to ...
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