Tag: "major" at biology news
Leader in cancer treatment and prevention research honored
...earch and education. Over the years, CRPF has made major
contributions to ongoing programs of the AACR and therefore has been named a "Champion of the AACR."...
Climate change plus human pressure caused large mammal extinctions in late Pleistocene
...l the evidence, it's clear that while humans had a major
role in these extinctions, in many cases climate c...00 years ago, and the same thing is happening in a major
way today." Because climate change is occurring more rapidly today than even in the late Pleistocene...
Highlights of the October 2004 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
... Minnesota conducted focus groups, from which five major
themes emerged (in order of importance): Student control/choice: Parents saw high school as a time for teens to have more freedom in decision making and taking care of themselves. Regulations: Most parents were supportive of schools' limi...
Veterinary Memorial Fund transforms grief into promise
...ers and college faculty members. "Research is a major
priority for our college of veterinary medicine," said VMRCVM Dean Gerhardt Schurig, who became the third dean in the college's history in June 2004. "Veterinary research contributes significantly to discoveries that directly improve animal health. I...
UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative
...sms that cause obesity and metabolic syndrome. The major
focus is the brain and liver, as these organs play...s, such as obesity and diabetes, are going to be a major
area of public health and medicine in this country because the metabolic interactions represent an e...
Cigarette smoke causes breaks in DNA and defects to a cell's chromosomes, Pitt study finds
...persist after anaphase is completed. Either way, a major
change in the structure of the chromosomes is the end result. "Others have found the presence of anaphase bridges is correlated with chromosome instability in cancer cells. Because cigarette smoking is linked to oral, larynx, lung, bladder and esoph...
Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biosphere's carbon cycle
...e nevertheless thought to absorb carbon dioxide, a major
greenhouse gas, in amounts comparable to all the world's tropical rain forests combined. "These organisms are incredibly important in the global carbon cycle," says Virginia Armbrust, a University of Washington associate professor of oceanography ...
Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
...h_roadmap.htm ) In addition to solving some of the major
biomedical dilemmas involved in eye research, Schepens and NIH hope that the work of these research teams will in turn help find new treatments for incurable diseases in other organs of the human body. According to Michael Gilmore, PhD, Ankeny Direct...
AAAS US Presidential Candidates' Forum
...cience and technology issues increasingly motivate major
policy decisions. On September 30, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), will host a special Candidates' Forum on Science & Technology Policy, at which representatives of the presidential campaigns of incumbent George W. Bu...
Pack-MULEs are toting a new look at plant evolution
... of elements in the genome sequence to potentially major
players in the process of evolution. It also throw... first 15 years of my life, the rice straw was the major
fuel for us to cook our food." Jiang studies transposable elements the "jumping genes" of plants. T...
UT Southwestern biochemist honored with NIH Director's Pioneer Award
... significant forms of mood disorder. "Taking major
risks and achieving momentous accomplishments have characterized Steve McKnight's career," said Dr. Kern Wildenthal, president of UT Southwestern. "His groundbreaking discoveries of the mechanisms responsible for controlling gene expression are truly...
Phase II trials of second-generation antisense cancer drug planned following successful early study
...ll death). When it is over-produced, as it is many major
cancers, clusterin can stop cancer cells from dying and counters the effectiveness of chemotherapy, hormone treatment and radiotherapy. Dr. Kim Chi, assistant professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia and medical oncologist at the B...
Cancer vaccine based on pathogenic listeria bacteria shows promise targeting metastases
...-term survivors. "These studies address one of the major
barriers to using listeria therapeutically, which is, how you create a strain that is safe enough to move forward into the clinic," said David Cook, vice president of research and development for Cerus. "With this strain, we are now moving from essen...
Cardiac arrest may hinder ability to learn certain tasks
...neurons that do survive a heart attack may undergo major
structural changes that can affect learning, memory and other behaviors, said Courtney DeVries, the study's lead author and an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Ohio State University. Indeed, in the current study the mice that ...
Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly
...ne, a bluish, irritating and pungent gas that is a major
form of smog in the lower atmosphere. While clean... proven to be havens for sweetgum trees, which are major
producers of VOCs. Indeed, virtually every tree that grows fast -- a desirable quality for forestry ...
Bush nominates NJIT space explorer Louis Lanzerotti to NSF governing board
...nagement and Budget, and approves new programs and major
awards. In its role as policy advisor to the President and the Congress, the Board initiates and conducts studies on a broad range of policy topics related to science and engineering research and education. ...
UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
...oring the activity of genes, and used them to make major
advances in understanding such infectious diseases...dies on the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae yielded major
insights into the fundamental aspects of cells. He was also a pioneer in pharmacogenetics -- the stu...
16 APS exercise research highlights, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity
... for function as a spring. Titin may function as a major
component in the vertebrate muscle spring and the "spring properties" of muscle can be exploited clinically. 24.4 Rainer P. Hambrecht (Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany)Effects of exercise training on vascular function and myocardial perfusion. Since...
New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins
... "back-arc basin" during the next two years. "This major
undertaking will require the coordinated efforts of dozens of large research groups, numerous research expeditions, and the deployment of a wide array of specialized deep-sea research tools," said Penn State Professor of Biology Chuck Fisher, chair o...
University of Alberta researcher looks for clues to mysterious disease
... from locomotor defects, the mutants recapitulated major
symptoms of the disease, A-T, including sensitivity to ionizing radiation and chromosome instability. "If you want to study a conserved biological process, it makes sense to do it in a system where you can do all these genetic tricks," said Ca...
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