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University of Minnesota receives NSF grant to sequence legume genome

...th a joint appointment in the departments of plant pathology and plant biology in the university's College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, will lead the work, which is part of NSF's plant genome research program. Legumes acquire their high protein content by virtue of their ability to produc...

Sizable federal grant to fund Stanford genome research

...king with Arend Sidow, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and of genetics, and Serafim Batzoglou, PhD, assistant professor of computer science, to compare human DNA sequences to similar sequences in other animals. This comparison, with the help of high-powered computation, can highlight which regions of the...

Rutgers targets Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan with $3.5 million from NIH

...a professor in the department of plant biology and pathology at Cook. "We feel fortunate to be a part of the rapidly developing political and economic ties between the United States, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. We are pleased that the world's geopolitical situation favors the development of strong and lasting ...

McMaster University researchers race to SARS vaccine development

...headed by Jack Gauldie, chair of the department of pathology and molecular medicine and director of the Centre ... Graham, Mary Hitt and Mahony of the department of pathology and molecular medicine, along with professor Ludvik Prevec and technologist Uma Sankar of the depart...

New way of examining lymph tissue detects hidden melanoma

...the whole specimen, which is needed for additional pathology tests. "Our findings show that by performing molecular analysis on a very small piece of tissue, we can quickly and accurately identify previously undetectable metastases, and provide a more accurate prognosis for patients," said Dr. Dave S.B. Hoon, ...

UC Riverside plant pathologist awarded $1 million grant to study virus assembly

...rside's A. L. N. Rao of the department of plant pathology has been awarded a grant of $994,715 by the Nati...explained Rao, who is associate professor of plant pathology and associate plant pathologist. "If a virus has to spread to another host, it can only be accompli...

Respiratory-pacing device found beneficial in heart failure

... in disease symptoms and markers of the underlying pathology using an experimental non-invasive treatment device, inTone TM , according to two studies presented this week at the 2003 Heart Failure Society of America annual conference in Las Vegas. "We have long known about the beneficial effects of respiratory...

NSF news tips - September 22, 2003

...aid team member Robert Howell, a professor of oral pathology at West Virginia. Central to ADIS is evaluation of the computer science techniques available for aligning images taken at different angles. In addition, ADIS must apply a certain amount of expert logic. For example, ADIS has to understand, to som...

Old drug works new tricks for iron overload heart disease

...ogy at U of T; Cameron Ackerley and Greg Wilson of pathology at The Hospital for Sick Children; and Sheryl Koch and Arnold Schwartz of the Institute of Molecular Pharmacology and Biophysics at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Support for this research was provided by Canadian Institutes of Health R...

Study finds simple way to reduce HIV transmission from mom to baby

...y year," says J. Brooks Jackson, M.D., director of pathology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. "This regimen is extremely simple, safe and inexpensive, but access to HIV testing and counseling remains a huge obstacle. Fortunately, the recent availability of funds for HIV prevention and treatment for Afr...

Researchers develop system to detect biowarfare agents on navy ships

...aid Michael Boehm, an associate professor of plant pathology at Ohio State and a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve. "The military was ill-prepared to deal with what might happen if a 37-cent letter filled with anthrax or smallpox was opened on a ship at sea." Boehm was called to active duty shortl...

Transplantation of embryonic pancreatic tissue controls Type 1 diabetes in rats

...ne, and Helen Liapis, M.D., associate professor of pathology and immunology, removed the early pancreas from developing rat embryos less than one day after the organ began to form. They transplanted the tissue into mature rats with type I diabetes. Unlike adult pancreatic cells, embryonic cells divide repeated...

Telltale prostate cancer protein key to breast cancer, too

...r Celina G. Kleer, M.D., an assistant professor of pathology at the U-M Medical School. "Just as with prostate cancer, its association with the severity of a patient's disease, and clinical outcome, is striking. And it is easy to detect with an antibody stain." The actual use of EZH2 as a clinical tool is stil...

Molecules discovered that extend life in yeast, human cells

...r biologist David Sinclair, assistant professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and co-author of the new study. "There is a growing realization from the aging field that blocking cell death -- as long as it doesn't lead to cancer -- extends life span." "The sirtuin stimulation provided by certain, but n...

Newly found gene resistant to economically crippling wheat disease

...n Goodwin, associate professor of botany and plant pathology and U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) scientist. "Having the markers greatly speeds up the breeding process for resistant plants." The markers facilitate finding plants with the pathogen resistance gene. As soon ...

How AIDS destroys immunity

...ogist Vicente Planelles, an associate professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. It also raises the prospect for new kinds of treatments for AIDS and cancer. Researchers already knew that an HIV gene named vpr led to the depletion of immune-system white blood cells named CD4+ lympho...

Leading bacterial pathogen is sequenced

...isease. Gregory Martin, Cornell professor of plant pathology and a scientist at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (an independent research facility on Cornell's campus), and Steven Tanksley, Cornell professor of plant breeding, cloned the first such resistance gene in 1993. The gene, Pto, enables...

Stem cell defects are key to Hirschsprung's disease

...the disease." Previously an assistant professor of pathology at Japan's Nagoya University, Iwashita has spent eight years studying one of the major genes involved in Hirschsprung's disease a gene called Ret. Mutations that inactivate the function of Ret are a major cause of Hirschsprung's disease. "Ret was ex...

Endostatin promising treatments for AIDS-related cancer

...e department of oral and maxillofacial surgery and pathology at Ohio State University's College of Dentistry. ... the departments of oral maxillofacial surgery and pathology and periodontoloty at Ohio State's College of Dentistry; Mark Morse, with Ohio State's School of Pub...

Plant pathologists meeting in Charlotte, NC to discuss homeland security, emerging diseases

...eries will definitely improve the science of plant pathology and our ability to enhance the security of our crops, rangelands, forests, and natural environments," said APS President Jacqueline Fletcher. Other upcoming sessions include: National Plant Pest and Disease Diagnostics Network: A Federal-State Partne...

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