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International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

...nce on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID), to be held February 29 to March 3, 2004 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The meeting is being organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Society for Microbiology, the Council of State and Territori...

Changes in shape of single protein plays key role in the spread of cancer cells

...rotein. "Vinculin resembles a series of cylinders held together by threads," Izard said. Vinculin changes its shape by moving the individual helical "cylinders" making up its headmuch like the movement of the fingers on a hand--in a process called helical bundle conversion. This process, which the team ...

Metastasis of colon cancer cells reversed in vitro

...sion-related ("cell-gluing") mechanisms. Cells are held together by "adhesive molecules," including two key molecules called beta-catenin and E-cadherin, which are found near the surfaces of cells. Beta-catenin also has another function: when inside the nuclei of cells, it regulates the expression of gene...

B2MIN9: Beagle 2 teams continue efforts to communicate with the lander

...hey are available. The next press briefing will be held in the Beagle 2 Media Centre at 08.30 GMT on Monday, 29 December, when Lord Sainsbury, Minister for Science and Innovation, will be a principal speaker....

'Mad cow' mechanism may be integral to storing memory

...ork while in a prion state, contradicting a widely held belief that a protein that has prion activity is toxic or at least doesn't function properly. "For a while we've known quite a bit about how memory works, but we've had no clear concept of what the key storage device is," says Whitehead Institute ...

Leibniz Prizewinners 2004

...his habilitation at the ETH Zurich in 1998. He has held a C4 professorship at Marburg since the beginning ...ibniz Programme 2004 at an official ceremony to be held at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences in Berlin on 25 February 2004....

DFG to establish seven new Clinical Research Units

...nits at a session of the relevant Grants Committee held on 5 December 2003. Twelve Clinical Research Units were originally established in 2001 in response to recommendations contained in a white paper. Today, the DFG funds a total of 21 units at 15 universities. Clinical Research Units were introduced to ...

2nd Annual CDB Symposium: Developmental Remodeling (March 29 - 31, 2004; Kobe, Japan)

...e theme of "Developmental Remodeling," and will be held from March 29 to 31, 2004 in the CDB auditorium. This symposium will cover a broad range of subjects relating to the plasticity of biological systems, and will feature talks by a number of internationally distinguished invitees and speakers selec...

American Society of Hematology honors prominent researchers with major awards

...Society of Hematology's 45th Annual Meeting, to be held December 6-9, 2003, at the San Diego Convention Center, provides hematologists from around the world a forum for discussing critical issues in hematology. Nearly 20,000 clinicians, scientists, and others attend the four-day meeting, which consists o...

Dinosaur symposium at the Smithsonian Institution

...events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Museum's Baird Auditorium. Scientists, dinosaur enthusiasts and families are all invited to attend. The public symposium, organized and hosted by Smithsonian dinosaur curator Dr. Matthew Carrano, will present speakers from 11 universities and...

ASH presents advocacy awards to Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Claude Lenfant, M.D.

...Society of Hematology's 45th Annual Meeting, to be held December 6-9, 2003, at the San Diego Convention Center, provides hematologists from around the world a forum for discussing critical issues in hematology. Nearly 20,000 clinicians, scientists, and others attend the four-day meeting, which consists o...

UCLA study sheds new light on island evolution

... separate islands." The study questions the widely held view that vast numbers of species of plants and animals on Caribbean, Hawaiian and Galapagos islands evolved separately in isolated microcosms of evolution. As a result, the research sheds new light on the mechanisms of evolution of animals in island...

Left side of brain activates speech from birth

...hese preliminary findings challenge the previously held belief that left-hemisphere dominance doesn't develop fully until puberty. "Language lateralization seems to be established almost from birth," said Shantanu Sinha, associate professor of radiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, wher...

All sides are not created equal as babies process speech

... of North America (RSNA), challenge the previously held belief that left-hemisphere dominance isn't fully developed until puberty. "Language lateralization seems to be established almost from birth," said Shantanu Sinha, Ph.D., associate professor of radiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at Un...

Max Planck Research awards 2003 presented

... and capital. Kathleen Thelen has refuted a widely held assumption that globalization has led to a uniform, "neoliberal" American model of companies in all industrialized nations. The Max Planck Research Award 2003 for Physics goes to: - Prof. Klaas Bergmann from the Department of Physics at the Univer...

Green and sustainable chemistry

... conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry was held in Tokyo in March. The Tokyo Statement (Paul Anastas, Shun-Ichi Murahashi) and papers from a variety of renowned international experts from academia and industry are now available in print and on-line in the new Special Issue of Green Chemistry (Vo...

InterAcademy panel holds general assembly in Mexico

...anel's 2003 Conference and General Assembly, to be held in Mexico City between 1-4 December. The theme of this year's conference, "science for society," provides a framework for discussing a broad range of issues that includes global warming, food security and emerging infectious diseases. More than 150 s...

Symposium on scientific misconduct

...ange experiences and ideas. The two-day symposium, held on 12 and 13 November in Bonn, provided participants with an opportunity to examine in detail problems relating to scientific misconduct. On the first day of the conference, ombudsmen from various research organisations reported on their experiences ...

High-tech analysis of vineyard soil

...Soil Physical Measurements and Methods Symposium," held during the 2002 SSSA Annual Meeting. Fittingly, this symposium was dedicated to the research of C. Topp, one of the founding fathers of TDR. Sander Huisman, an author of the review says, "After recognizing the dominating role of spatial variability a...

AACR and CEO Dr. Margaret Foti receive award for raising public awareness about melanoma

...ndation's 5th Annual "SunSafe Moonlit Night Gala," held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in San Francisco, Calif. "We are very pleased that Dr. Foti is the 2003 recipient of this award for the role she and the AACR played in promoting the public awareness programs of the 'Billy Foundation' through their Annual Me...

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