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Florida Company Using ORNL Technology For Revolutionary Wheelchair
...heelchairs, he said. Funding for the research that led
to this invention was provided by DOE'sBasic Energy Sciences. ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram research facilities, is managed by LockheedMartin Energy Research Corp....
ORNL Mice Helping Researchers Isolate, Identify Causes Of Cancer
...ne to identify the human gene. Thisinformation has led
to the discovery of the cause of clinical symptoms inhumans. Because of the genetic similarity between mice and humans, researchers hopeto gain a better understanding of the development of certain human cancers,to earlier diagnoses and to better trea...
The CIA Would Like To Know What Scientists Are Seeing Over The Rainbow
...ther," said NCHGR scientist Thomas Ried, M.D., who led
the group that developed the technique. They report their findings in the July 26 issue of the journal Science *. The power of the current diagnostic techniques is limited in examining whole chromosome sets, called karyotypes, for changes because...
Laser Microscope At Cornell Images Serotonin In Live Cells
... professor of applied and engineering physics, who led
the work. "It is a new way of doing three-dimensional UV microscopy in functioning cells and the best way we know of for doing UV microscopy in thick tissues," Webb said. The studies were reported in a paper, "Measuring serotonin distribution in liv...
Penn State Wetlands Project Seeks Scientific Evaluation Criteria
...is initiating another three-year wetland project, led
by Brooks and C. Andrew Cole, affiliate assistant professor of landscape architecture, designed to discover how wetlands function, including how wetlands change over time and how human disturbances affect their natural progression. "You always ...
Birds Deal With "Cocktail Party Effect"
...r song. Research into absolute pitch in birds led
to his currentwork on the cocktail party effect, designed to learn whetherbirds havethe ability to pay selective attention to one sound that occurssimultaneously with one or more other sounds. Other scientists, including Peter Jusczyk at Johns H...
Scientists Determine 3-D Crystal Structure Of Cancer-Causing Protein
...hed in thisissue of Nature , a team of scientists led
by Stephen Harrison, Ph.D., anHHMI investigator at Children's Hospital in Boston, determined the crystalstructure of Src. In the cellular signaling event known as signal transduction, proteins clustertogether on the surface of the cell in res...
High Levels of Vitamin C Prove Toxic to HIV
...levels of glucose and vitamin C. In the new study, led
by Dr. Coralia Rivas and Dr. Juan Carlos Vera of Memorial Sloan-Ketterings Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics Program, the researchers studied the effects of vitamin C in four HIV-infected cell lines and four identical, but uninfected, immune ce...
Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes
...rt the institution. Establishment of the fund has led
the university and its industry licensingpartners into uncharted waters. At the same time, it has provided facultyresearchers with a practical, if modest, mechanism for exercising socialresponsibility in the global community. UC Davis Chancellor Lar...
A Drug Pump On A Computer Chip
...hanical systems and micro fabrication research has led
to the development of micro devices which have feature sizes down to a micrometer or less. The field, which developed from integrated circuit fabrication techniques, has recently expanded into the medical device market. "No company wants to buil...
Erodible plastic microspheres could be effective oral drug delivery system
...c fibrosis and hemophilia. Edith Mathiowitz, who led
the study, thinks the enhanced absorption relatesin part to the small size of the spheres and the adhesive nature of thepolymers. The spheres were engineered to stick tightly to and even penetratelinings in the gastrointestinal tract before transferr...
Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution
...ioactive waste. Her work started with calcium, but led
to strontium. She was, and still is, fascinated by the way certain plants take up and store calcium. Plants need a large amount of calcium for normal growth and development, but too much can kill them. "Most plants have cells that serve as calcium du...
NIH Team Discovers Endocrine Tumor Gene
... of those genes. Dr. Marx and his colleagues led
the effort to analyze DNA from individuals with ME... powerful process of positional cloning ultimately led
the intramural NIH team to the identification of the MEN1 gene," says Dr. Chandrasekharappa, the pap...
Restoring Farm Land To Natural Wetlands Key To Stemming Flood
...w that leveesweren't always there," he said, which led
him to wonder what land usesthe systems of levees ...g.Draining wetlands behind the levee districts ... led
to steep declines inthe river's fish and waterfowl populations. The expanding number of leveedistric...
Enzymes Targeted As Key To Understanding Drug Interactions
...liam Trager, professor of medicinal chemistry, has led
a team of School of Pharmacy researchers investigating such drug interactions for more than a decade. "There are simple test-tube methods to determine which enzyme metabolizes a new drug," said Levy. "While we are still in the research phase, we are...
Bacterium gobbles up chlorinated pollutants
...d other anaerobic pollution-eaters, a Cornell team led
by Gossett and Zinder is better prepared to recommend bioremediation protocols. Their mission, funded again by the U.S. Air Force, will take them to military airbases with subterranean pollution problems. Among the bioremediation test sites are a fo...
Stopping "Cellular Suicide" Could Boost Production In Biotech Labs
...n. To find these signals, he works withresearchers led
by <a href="http://www.sph.jhu.edu/Departments/MMI/faculty/hardwick.htm">J. Marie Hardwick , an associateprofessor of molecular microbiology andimmunology at The JohnsHopkins School of Public Health . Hardwick's team ismapping out the gene...
Jefferson Scientists Discover Mechanism Of Viral Link To Disease Commonly Associated With Asbestos
...vements in cancer diagnostics. Cancer researchers led
by Antonio Giordano, M.D., Ph.D., associate pro...t the genes were present in normal levels. This led
us to study why the genes are present, but not working." Mesothelioma is diagnosed in ...
Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity
... an infusion rate of 200 ng per hour, for example, led
to an increase inblood levels, from 5 to 7 ng/mill...treduction in weight. A doubling of leptin levels led
to a 9 percentreduction in weight, while a five-fold increase in leptin levels yielded a15 percent w...
Huntington's Disease Findings Pave Way For Potential Cure
...ughthe collaborative efforts of six research teams led
by Nancy S. Wexler, PhD,Higgins Professor of Clini...n the current issue of Cell, an internationalgroup led
by Eberhard Scherzinger of the Max Planck Institute announce that theyhave found a way to recreate t...
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