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Funding for global protein database

...ily, defined by sequence similarity, as a means of organizing and classifying proteins. PIR's entries are organized in this manner and computer-annotated with functional and structural data. Specifically, the new UniProt database will consist of two parts: the SWISS-PROT section, which will contain fully annot...

Scientists produce the script for life

...cant contribution to understanding the fundamental organizing principles of life," said James Anderson, program director at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a component of the National Institutes of Health. "It also amply illustrates the synergy that can be generated by biologists and computa...

Genes, neurons, and the Internet found to have some identical organizing principles

...sue of Science uncovers a strategy for finding the organizing principles of virtually any network from neural n...common). This would function as more than just an organizing principle: "One might be able to learn about the neural system by studying the genetic system, which...

Artificial cell gets light-powered nanopump for calcium ions

...of ions inside biological membranes is the central organizing feature of living cells, " explained Moore. "In living cells, if the key ions were allowed to come to equilibrium with their concentrations outside, then the cells would be dead. The cell requires the maintenance of an ion gradient across its borders...

Abnormalities in cellular anchoring protein cause fatal heart syndrome

...lar housekeepers actually has an important role in organizing ion channels," Bennett said. "And if it doesn't work right, you can have disease." The study is both "elegant" and "exciting," said Stanley Nattel, a researcher at the Montreal Heart Institute who wrote a commentary in Nature on the finding. "It w...

NIH and NSF team up to link math and biology at February 12 Symposium

...rtly on mathematics. Math is a key framework for organizing and making sense of the vast amounts of biological data that scientists have generated in recent years. For example, mathematical models are a powerful way to understand complex biological systems. To bring more mathematicians into biological resear...

EMBO to coordinate EU funded project to support science teachers

...nd distribute the best teaching resources. EMBO is organizing the workshops in conjunction with first-class European scientific institutes as local partners, ensuring that participants will gain insights into state-of-the-art methods and knowledge on hot scientific topics. The workshops will be held in Hamburg,...

Stanford researcher advocates far-reaching microarray data exchange

...n experiments has multiplied, the task of storing, organizing and analyzing the resulting data has become increasingly daunting. This has spurred the development of microarray databases - sophisticated repositories that not only give researchers a way to safely store their data, but also provide tools to analyz...

First draft of 'periodic table' of protein structures helps visualize nature's universe of proteins

...ature has favored. Others, too, have looked for an organizing principle, cataloging types of folds and twists - structural domains or motifs, Kim calls them - common to most proteins. But none of the previous results was understandable from an evolutionary point of view. His group's method involved mathematica...

Cell Transplant Society holds 6th International Congress in Atlanta March 2-5

...ulatory issues; and clinical trials. The meeting's organizing committee includes representatives from nine countries. The scientific program includes eleven plenary sessions, nine oral abstract sessions, a poster session, and a tribute to Paul E. Lacy, MD, PhD, retired chair of pathology at Washington Universi...

U of Minnesota leads effort to break impasse over GMO safety

...xecutive advisory board and steering committee are organizing working groups to draft standards in four categories--safety criteria setting, safety verification, follow-up and safety leadership--to apply throughout the industry. Kapuscinski and Jacobs emphasized that the process will be "open and transparent." ...

UCR's Thomas Miller awarded prestigious medal from Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

...J. G. Mendel Award because both his scientific and organizing achievements have proved to be an invaluable help to scientists in the Czech Republic. When it was difficult for Czech scientists to acquire chemicals, books, and equipment from the west, Miller assisted the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic ...

Muscle protein has role in nerve disorders

...id. "We think that dystroglycan may play a role in organizing the sodium channels at the nodes and setting up the proper nodal structure for efficient transmission of nerve signals. "We initially identified dystroglycan in the muscular dystrophy field and now it is giving us clues to causes of and possible mech...

Drug developed for rare disease may help millions more as treatment for cancer, autoimmune diseases

...es called growth factors that are necessary to the organizing process by which cells become part of new blood vessels. That launched Brewer into a new direction with TM as an anti-angiogenesis drug. He began working with breast cancer researchers, particularly Sofia Merajver, M.D., at the U-M Comprehensive Canc...

Changing the face of biology

...ecular and cellular levels represent a fundamental organizing principle at all levels of biology is an extremely intriguing one that is worthy of detailed exploration," said Judith H. Greenberg, Ph.D., acting director of NIGMS. MIT's new center is part of the MIT Computational and Systems Biology Initiative (CS...

Social insects point to non-genetic origins of societies

...s together. Give them an assignment and they start organizing -- somebody will start note-taking, and someone will structure the discussion, and someone will go up to the board, and someone will just sit there and let everyone else do the work. Similar division of labor happens in a social insect colony, though...

MIT engineers report new approach to tissue engineering

... different cell types common to a given tissue and organizing into that tissue," said Shulamit Levenberg, first author of the paper and a research associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering. The technique could also have an impact on the study of cell and developmental biology. "When you give cells a t...

Worlds largest scientific society to hold regional meeting in Pittsburgh

...fairs and other academic competitions, and through organizing a "Chemistry in the Community" course. Daniel S. Connor , Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Sudarsanan Varaprath , Dow Corning Corp., Midland, Mich., will receive the Industrial Innovation Award on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Connor is rece...

UT Southwestern researchers learn importance of insulin family signaling in male sex determination

...differentiation of the Sertoli cells, which act as organizing centers and direct formation of the testes. Without Sry, XX or XY gonads failed to develop testes (male reproductive organs producing sperm and male sex hormones), and male to female sex reversal ensued in the mice studied. If insulin family signali...

2nd Annual CDB Symposium: Developmental Remodeling (March 29 - 31, 2004; Kobe, Japan)

...e asked to submit an application for review by the organizing committee. Applicants for attendance are encouraged to submit poster abstracts with their applications, and applicants who have submitted poster presentations of special interest or importance may be asked to give a talk on their research in a releva...

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