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International experts to present at Plant Genetics 2003

... postdoctoral fellows are welcome, he adds. "We're offering discounted registration rates and accommodations for students, because we consider this a critical opportunity to expand professional expertise and perspective." A general schedule of events follows. Complete conference information and online reg...

UCSF study suggests novel factor could contribute to adult obesity

...diture mechanism could prove a target for therapy, offering the recipient more "bang for the buck of exercise." A possible candidate for such a target, he says, is the serotonin 5-HT(2c) receptor. Mice genetically engineered to lack the 5-HT(2c) serotonin receptor demonstrated the most dramatic results in th...

For spinal cord injury patients, new insights for rehabilitation therapy

... These findings will provide new insight to those offering rehabilitative treatment to spinal cord patients, while a quest for a cure continues....

RIT collaborates with IBM on genomic research

...Internet resource for comparative genomic analyses offering otherwise unavailable computational abilities to academic and industrial researchers. "IBM, through its Life Sciences business unit, is pleased to sponsor RIT through the Shared University Research Program," says Susan Puglia, IBM vice president of ...

Cell division required, twice before fat cells mature

...dipocytes to mature and those of other cell types, offering an opportunity to find a way to selectively prevent fat cells from forming, adds Tang. "We're very interested in finding markers that distinguish preadipocytes from full-fledged fat cells," adds Lane. "We've found some, but they're in other types of...

Acorda therapeutics receives NIH Phase 2 grant for central nervous system repair

...d act to stimulate the regrowth of myelin, thereby offering an entirely new type of therapeutic approach in the treatment of MS," said Eric Chojnicki, Ph.D., Acorda's Director of Product Development, and the principal investigator on the grant. "Our results indicate that these antibodies are part of the norma...

Without water, the body will shut down its need to ingest food

...th necessary food supplies. But their largesse in offering food may be for naught, for a new study suggests that without water, the body's physiology will cause the body to involuntarily reduce feeding, leading to dehydration or anorexia. The findings suggest that deprivation is mediated by a sensor located...

New books show social side of weather and climate

... Going to Ankara or Anchorage? This first science offering in the Rough Guide travel and reference series is ...s managed by UCAR, a consortium of 66 universities offering Ph.D.s in atmospheric and related sciences, with primary sponsorship of the National Science Foundat...

Two landmark fertility studies give hope to young male cancer patients

...However, he said, doctors should not shy away from offering sperm freezing because of these difficulties. Previous research had shown that young men who remained childless after treatment were distressed about their infertility. It also showed that the majority of younger cancer patients thought that their ca...

Fish profiling to stop ANS; dye test for fish disease; reauthorization

...ish are reared under very high stocking densities, offering potential for disease outbreaks. In North Carolina alone, aquaculture enterprises were estimated to be worth nearly $21 million in 2001, and nationally aquaculture's economic impact is currently estimated at $5.6 billion annually. The study is appea...

Acorda Therapeutics acquires CeNeS neuregulin products

...s act to stimulate the regrowth of myelin, thereby offering an entirely new type of therapeutic agent than ones currently available for MS. The neuregulins also have potential to be therapeutic in other acute or degenerative disorders of the CNS, such as SCI, peripheral neuropathies and Parkinson's disease." ...

Targeted radiation to liver tumors spares tissue, improves quality of life

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is offering the latest advancement for treating inoperable liver tumors. Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) targets a very high radiation dose to tumors within the liver, regardless of their cell of origin, number, size or location. The procedure uses ...

UCLA neuroscientists discovery distinct molecular key to overcoming fear

...ding seed money to promising research projects and offering graduate student and post-doctoral fellowship support. The UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute is an interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior, including the genetic, biological, behavioral ...

Dr. Francis White, FUHS/CMS, receives MERIT Award

...years of financial support for continued research, offering the prospects of breakthrough scientific studies and increased job security. In the most general terms, the primary objective of the research conducted within the Neuropsychopharmacology Laboratory at FUHS/CMS is to understand the neurobiology of mid...

Purdue corrals new Trojan horse to replace wayward genes in mice

...new way to genetically alter cells in living mice, offering new possibilities in the war against cancer and other diseases. Using a modified virus as a Trojan horse, a team led by Purdue University's David Sanders has found a promising system to deliver genes to diseased liver and brain cells. By placing hel...

Science picks leads, feeds and story seeds (October 2002 edition)

...ores are a powerful tool in paleoclimate research, offering a more complete record than any other natural recorder of climate such as tree rings or sediment layers. The laboratory is jointly funded and operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Learn more at: htt...

Salk Institute professor Sydney Brenner receives 2002 Nobel Prize for medicine

...as developed new ways of analyzing gene sequences, offering new understanding into the evolution of vertebrates. Born in 1927 in Germiston, South Africa, Brenner was awarded degrees in medicine and science in 1947 from the University of Witwatersand in Johannesburg. He subsequently moved to England where, in ...

Illinois lands research center for advanced water purification

...s clathrates form, the ocean's salt separates out, offering a potential supply of fresh water. Scientists will investigate techniques to efficiently split these materials into clean drinking water and fuel....

Alzheimer's disease may originate in the brain's white matter

...er's research in this neglected part of the brain, offering the potential for early diagnosis and enhanced therapies. The results are reported in the Sept. 17 print edition of Biochemistry, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. "Alzheimer's disease i...

AAAS at the BA: Whale food, winners and losers in Antarctica and solar insights

...e between proximity to food-the ice edge-and spots offering refuge from air-breathing predators unable to dive through ice. High above the polar ice and krill, Michael McIntyre points to recent progress in understanding the ozone hole, and a new -- totally unexpected, he said -- application of that understan...

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