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Cincinnati Children's researchers uncover critical food allergy pathway
... Rothenberg, section chief of allergy and clinical immunology
in Cincinnati Children's division of pulmonary medicine, allergy and clinical immunology. "For example," he says, "food allergies such as peanut anaphylaxis now affect about 5% of the population. These problems are particularly concerning at young a...
JDF awards $10 Million to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh for new research center to help speed diabetes cure
...ed experts in the areas of diabetes, gene therapy, immunology
and transplantation with a common goal of finding ...together experts in the fields of transplantation, immunology
and gene therapy, we can collectively attack the barriers that are impeding islet cell transplantati...
UCSF study reveals mechanism of telomerase enzyme that could lead to target for cancer therapy, cell regeneration
...Blackburn, PhD, UCSF professor of microbiology and immunology
and biochemistry and biophysics, who co-discovered telomerase in 1985. (The function of the human version of the region has not been determined.) Moreover, she says, it could prove a target for regenerating cells that have been damaged through injury...
Nearly identical controls of immune genes in mice and humans hint at new asthma treatment
...titute and professor of medicine and microbiology/ immunology
at UCSF. "But in choosing a DNA region that modul...r author on the Science paper and co-author on the immunology
paper. "Whether its function is to determine the structure of a protein coded for by a gene or to re...
Complex mystery of amphibian decline calls for a new kind of science
...e environment changed in a way that has caused the immunology
of the host to be compromised -- and therefore the amphibian is more susceptible to something that was a natural part of its environment? These are just some of the issues that need to be considered," Collins said. There is also the problem of the...
Isolated Barbados population helps researchers zero in on asthma and allergic disease genes
...," says Barnes, an assistant professor of clinical immunology
at Hopkins. "If we can begin to tease out more of the gene-gene interactions in these pathways, as we did in this study, we can come up with better drugs targeted at specific points in the pathway to prevent symptoms." While the isolated nature of th...
UF study shows newborn kittens have shot at survival thanks to immune-boosting treatment
...m works. "We need to learn a lot more about the immunology
of newborn kittens," he said. Levy and Dr. Cynda Crawford, a postdoctoral associate in the college's department of pathobiology, are using a $6,400 grant from the Morris Animal Trust to refine the immune-boosting treatment. The UF research team...
U-M Medical School receives $4 million for new bioinformatics program
...Savageau, Ph.D., U-M professor of microbiology and immunology
and director of the bioinformatics program, the HHMI grant will be used to recruit four new junior faculty members and hire technical support staff for a new Bioinformatics Core Facility under construction in the U-M Medical School. "The HHMI awa...
University of Chicago receives $2.4 million grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support immunology and structural biology programs
... members at the assistant professorlevel--three in immunology
and three in structural biology. In addition to s...also allow for the expansion of core facilities in immunology
and the establishment ofshared facilties in structural biology. "These efforts reflect the Division...
A relative of smallpox is first virus found to invade cells as HIV does
...Grant McFadden, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology
at the University of Western Ontario and a scientist of the Robarts Research Institute. "HIV researchers have deduced that the CCR5 mutation probably evolved at least 700 years ago," Lalani said. "Mutations generally persist only when they provide ...
U-M scientist discover how viruses hide inside human cells
...on, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and immunology
in the U-M Medical School. "But the latency mechanism for these viruses has been a black box. Now we have a key that will get us in the front door." Using cultures of lymphoma cells infected with KSHV, Cotter and Robertson identified a protein call...
Director of Emory Vaccine Center to give Wistar Institute's 1999 Tadeusz J. Wiktor Memorial lecture
...ty School ofMedicine. His research focuses on the immunology
and pathogenesis of chronicviral infections....
New molecular clues to herpes control
...even L. Bachenheimer, professor of microbiologyand immunology
at UNC-CH School of Medicine. Reporting in October's Journal of Virology, Bachenheimer and Tim I. McLean, a student in the curriculum of genetics and microbiology, note that a cellularprotein kinase called JNK (pronounced 'junk'), seems important for...
Major grants support immunology, transplant and diabetes research at the University of Chicago
...remarkable history of advances in transplantation, immunology
and diabetesresearch and recognizes the ongoing leadership of our many superb scientists,such as the research teams pulled together by Professor Bluestone." In patients with type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, the insulin-producing betacells, found in pan...
Jefferson scientists propose mechanism to control the body's red blood cell and platelet production
...esare Peschle, M.D., professor of microbiology and immunology
at ThomasJefferson University in Philadelphia, Ruggero De Maria, M.D., and theirco-workers at Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center and the Istituto Superiore diSanita in Rome, found evidence that by activating so-called "death receptors" onthe surface of...
Warner-Lambert Company gift creates bioinformatics program
... Michael A.Savageau, professor of microbiology and immunology
in the U-M Medical School anddirector of the bioinformatics program. "But our knowledge is still onlyfragmented and descriptive. We know very little about how all these parts worktogether to create a living organism. We need computer assistance to...
UF researchers screen newborns for genetic susceptibility to diabetes in effort
to find causes and cures
...sociate professor in the departments of pathology, immunology
and laboratorymedicine, and pediatrics. "But about 90 percent of the people who have thedisease do not have a close relative who also has it." Based on the genetic information and family history, researchers assign eachinfant to a risk status, which ...
Experts take aim at Montezuma's revenge at conference organized by UM school of
... L.T. Mobley, Ph.D., professor ofmicrobiology and immunology
at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. "Developing a safe and effective vaccine is a high priority for the military,and this conference will enable military and civilian researchers to exchangeimportant information to help prevent and tr...
Jefferson scientists develop method to isolate blood stem cells, the lifetime source of all blood cells
...Cesare Peschle, M.D., professor ofmicrobiology and immunology
at Thomas Jefferson University, who led the work."Now it has been found and captured by identifying the first specific andfunctional stem cell marker." Dr. Peschle, who is also Chairman of the Department ofHematology-Oncology at Istituto Sup...
Biologists predict more marine disease
...iology,ecology, evolutionary biology, invertebrate immunology
and biology, marinemammalogy, oceanography and epidemiology. Their survey covers cases, such asmorbillivirus infection in dolphins and porpoises, Pfiesteria inAtlantic coast fish and the connection between cholera and plankton blooms, from1931 to...
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