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NIH awards $18.2m to The Burnham Institute to develop Center on Proteolytic Pathways

...e's commitment to building up the intellectual and instrumental infrastructure needed to close the gap between discovery and application of new knowledge. The Burnham's "Center on Proteolytic Pathways" is one of two new centers launching the "National Technology Centers Network and Pathways Directory" included in...

ORNL's Delmau joins Technology Review's list of top young innovators

...owing a postdoctoral research appointment. She was instrumental in the development of a selected process for removing radioactive cesium from nuclear waste material. She has more than 40 open-literature publications, including 15 journal articles and a book chapter. Overall, she has three patents. This year's...

Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements

...lost overboard. Also, two years ago the buoys were instrumental in helping to retrieve the Ehime Maru, a Japanese vessel that was accidentally sunk by a U.S. submarine practicing quick-surfacing drills off the coast of Hawaii. Norman Guinasso Jr., who serves as project manager of the Texas Automated Buoy System (...

Washington University in St. Louis plays key role in sequencing moss genome

... made a prior investment in this organism that was instrumental in the success of the present JGI proposal, Quatrano noted. Beyond programs in the United States and the United Kingdom, the Physcobase program at the National Institute of Basic Biology (NIBB) in Japan and Reski's industrially supported (BASF) prog...

T. rex owes its giant size to the ultimate teenage growth spurt

...ars of age (a little earlier than T. rex). Sue was instrumental in the study, by revealing that she had reached her full size nine years before her death, thus indicating that T. rex could have a life span of about thirty years, one-third of which would be spent at adult size. T. rex grew faster but had a shorter...

Rutgers-Newark biologist links presence of protein to spread of cancerous cells

...her proteins, including myosin II, a motor protein instrumental in taking energy and converting it to movement in the human body. The researchers' findings identified a link between cell division and a cell's ability to remain associated with its parent tissue. According to Dr. Bonder, researchers uncovered this ...

Reaching for the gold

...g Team The researchers' unique modeling has been instrumental in a number of sports training programs, most notably the U.S. diving team. McNitt-Gray takes her lab on the road and works with athletes where they train and compete. She works with divers training at the U.S. Diving Centralized Training Center in ...

Hunt for a new plant hormone points to carotenoids

...al signals have a greater role to play. Darwin was instrumental in discovering the first known plant hormone, auxin, and since then a handful of additional long-distance chemical messengers have been found in plants. This number is surely insufficient to accomplish the complex coordinated progression of a plant t...

UGA named recipient of $5.6 million grant from NSF for corn improvement

...ge of Arts and Sciences, Wyatt Anderson, for being instrumental in promoting plant research. The team at UGA involves a collaboration between scientists in arts and sciences and agriculture. In addition to Dawe, those in arts and sciences include Michael Scanlon, Lee Pratt and Susan Wessler in plant biolog...

EC boosts European electron microscopy research

... bio computing, and image processing. They will be instrumental in the dissemination of state-of-the-art methodology in the EM field to the research community. (2) The foundation of an EM structural database. It will serve as the standard repository for EM structures and provide the essential basis for a comparab...

Vacuum assisted deliveries are safe alternative to forceps

...inst the FDA warning, say the authors. Encouraging instrumental vaginal deliveries may help to reduce the rates of...core the need for obstetric standards inperforming instrumental deliveries, they conclude....

New $9 million NSF grant to fund creation of center at LSU

...ll all be involved in the project and CAMD will be instrumental in providing equipment. Jost Goettert, director of microfabrication at CAMD, is one of the primary researchers involved in the new center. "CAMD can be very helpful in making the center successful because we have developed the technology necessary t...

North Shore-LIJ research collaboration with Correlogic Systems to advance ovarian cancer blood test

...ouse in July 2002. "I'm pleased to have played an instrumental role in forming this partnership," noted Rep. Israel. "After final validation, these new technologies could diagnose ovarian cancer in its early stages, when survival rates are dramatically higher than in later stages. It is only fitting that this re...

Scientists receive awards, give lectures at the ASBMB/IUBMB meeting

...ong other achievements, Dr. Davis's laboratory was instrumental in the development of phage lambda vectors, which are now the most common method for the primary closing of cDNA molecules using E. coli. His current focus is on whole genome analysis, and his contributions have led to the completion of sequences fo...

Margaret Foti to be honored for significant contributions to cancer care

...sing Foti for the honor, the committee cited, "her instrumental role in the development of the AACR/ ASCO Joint Workshop, 'Methods in Clinical Cancer Research,' which has served as the prototype for subsequent workshops designed to introduce beginning oncologists in Europe and Australia to the essentials of effec...

EMBL Director-General receives high German honour: the Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse

...ned experts in malaria research. Prof. Kafatos was instrumental in establishing the international consortium that determined the mosquito genome sequence in 2002. The consortium developed new approaches to elucidate the genetic basis of interaction between the malaria parasite and its carrier mosquito. "It's a h...

3-D micro-imaging technology licensed to Carl Zeiss Jena

...ould provide access to a new source of optical and instrumental expertise. Our objective is to further the technology and enable demanding applications of our powerful multiphoton microscopy technology." Webb said the biomedical research community is beginning to recognize the advantages of multiphoton microscopy...

Betty Ann Forbes wins 2004 ASM Founders Award

...current clinical practice. Her commitment has been instrumental in ensuring that ABMM Diplomate status remains a respected and widely recognized measure of professional expertise among microbiologists nationwide. One of Forbes's most vital contributions has been her editorial work for the journal Clinical ...

Andres Vazquez-Torres honored with 2004 Merck Irving S. Sigal Memorial Award

...ds are given in memory of Irving S. Sigal, who was instrumental in the early discovery of therapies to treat human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS. Although still in the early stages of his career as a researcher and teacher, Vazquez-Torres is already well known as a leader in studying how Candida and Salmonella...

American Society for Microbiology honors Timothy Yahr with 2004 Merck Irving S. Sigal Memorial Award

...ds are given in memory of Irving S. Sigal, who was instrumental in the early discovery of therapies to treat human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS. Yahr is honored for important work on the genetics and physiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli, research that is already suggesting new paths for t...

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