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Trojan Horse Virus Controls Hiv Infection

...stitute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) grantees at YaleUniversity have converted a common livestock virusinto a Trojan horse that selectively targets HIV-infected cells and thendestroys them. As reported Sept. 5 in the journal Cell, this strategyeffectively controlled HIV infection in laboratory-...

Limits Of Life On Earth: Are They The Key To Life On Other Planets?

...s one such hyper-arid desert here on earth. LExEn grantees Frederick Rainey and John Battista of Louisiana State University will investigate the range of microorganisms living in this hyper-arid desert, with the goal of shedding light on the survival of microorganisms in similar extreme environments elsewher...

National Science Foundation Is Taking Small Business Into A New Phase Of Innovation

...tives for Small Business Innovation Research(SBIR) grantees to seek partnerships with investors. The new SBIR... Wefound that the top 50 successful small business grantees (representing about 10percent of all Phase II grantees) have accounted for $2.2 billion in directsal...

Multicomponent Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Laboratory Tests

A team of researchers, including grantees of the National Institute of Allergyand Infectious Diseases (NIAID), today reported positive results of research ona new, broad-based malaria vaccine. A paper describing their findings appearsin the February 16 issue of the Proceedings of the Nation...

Immune Response To Hepatitis B Spares Liver Cells

...stitute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) grantees andscientists, appears in the April 30, 1999, issue of Science. "This is an intriguing finding," notes NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "By advancing our understanding of how HBV is cleared from the liver, it couldlead to better treatments for ...

Environmental Health Institute report concludes evidence is 'weak' that electric and magnetic fields cause cancer

...he studies reviewed and conducted by NIEHS and its grantees focused onthe possibility of a link to cancer ? a reaction to a leukemia study in Denver,Colo., in 1979, and to subsequent attempts to duplicate or refute it in Denverand elsewhere. But the report said NIEHS also found inadequate evidence of anyli...

Hopkins wins $14 million NIH grant for genetic cardiopulmonary disease research

...ortant in these diseases." Hopkins is one of 11 grantees from NHLBI's new Programs for Genomic Applications. "One of the reasons we were able to compete successfully and win this grant is that we have very well-characterized patient populations at Hopkins," says Garcia. "We've been following patients with ...

Fogarty International Center announces new awards under International Training And Research In Population And Health Program

...n and among countries. The work done by the ITRPH grantees will help us better understand the relationships among health, development, and population - including the important social, cultural, and behavioral aspects of population research." The following universities were successful applicants for the award...

NSF grantees featured at ASCB meeting

National Science Foundation (NSF) grantees will contribute a wide range of insights and research findings at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), in such areas as the biological determinants of circadian functions, the regulation of cells by proteins and the eff...

Brain gene implicated in autism

...d by several studies over the past few years. NIMH grantees Thomas Wassink, M.D., University of Iowa, and Joseph Piven, M.D., University of North Carolina, and colleagues, report on their findings in the American Journal of Medical Genetics , available online May 17, 2001. Rare mutations in WNT2 may "signif...

AFAR announces 189 new grants for aging research totalling $10 million

... grantee publish their findings, but 85% of AFAR's grantees have continued their careers on geriatrics or gerontology. AFAR gathers over 200 of the nation's leading scientists and physicians to rigorously review applications. For the AFAR Research Grant selection process, AFAR's National Scientific Advisory ...

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington join in national effort to study health impact of toxic substances

... research dollar by having scientists at NIEHS and grantees at universities work in concert," said Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., director of NIEHS. "But perhaps more important, we know that bringing ideas together in science increases the advances we achieve."...

HHMI awards $16.25 million to biomedical researchers from Canada and Latin America

...sisting other scientists. Twenty-three of the new grantees have previously received HHMI grants. The Institute currently supports International Research Scholars in 29 countries. Since 1991, it has awarded over $100 million in grants through its international program. The international program and HHMI gra...

NIAID unveils bioterrorism research agenda

...ccines have been developed by NIAID researchers or grantees and are now approaching clinical testing. One of ... Over the past several years, NIAID scientists and grantees have made tremendous strides in understanding the complex physiology of the bacteria that cause anth...

NSF awards $37.9 million in grants to study biocomplexity in the environment

...cological responses in a freshwater species. IDEA grantees will study ways to develop: an autonomous sensor for environmental water quality monitoring; multifunctional scanning nanoprobes for analysis of chemical processes at the interface of microbes and minerals in the environment; and an instrument for me...

NSF establishes center for biophotonics at UC Davis

...tablish a science and technology center. The other grantees will use the money to explore topics from space weather to water purification systems. All of the new centers have multiple institutional partners....

Mouse gene knockout illuminates how light resets clock

...ight cycles regulate such rhythms in mammals. NIMH grantees Ignacio Provencio, Ph.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), and Steve Kay, Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute, and colleagues report on their findings in the December 13 Science.* In a similar knockout mouse study repo...

Key to hepatitis virus persistence found

...iversity of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, are grantees of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). "Persistent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major cause of liver disease worldwide and is the leading reason for liver transplants in this country," notes NIAID Director An...

NSF awards $31.9 million in grants to study biocomplexity in the environment

...t live in extreme environments, are underway. IDEA grantees will conduct research on the development of large-scale wireless sensor networks for observation of ecosystem processes; test a land-ocean biogeochemical observatory for nutrient and carbon cycling; and develop communication technologies for real-tim...

Making sense of the brain's mind-boggling complexity

... opinion leaders on the first day, followed by HBP grantees on the second day. There will also be a poster session at the working lunch and at the reception at the end of the first day. "The presentations will highlight what is now possible because of these ten years of research in Neuroscience Informatics," ...

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