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Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes

...ion. The use of such disease-resistancegenes could pave the way to more environmentally sensitive production methodsby eliminating the need for many of the chemical pesticides currently usedin rice farming. While attending a 1996 Rockefeller Foundation meeting on intellectualproperty rights, Ronald struc...

Possible Trigger For Heart Failure Identified In Lab Animal Studies

... lead tocongestive heart failure. The finding may pave the way for a new treatment forthe nation's fastest-growing heart disease. The studies, from two differentresearch teams, appear in today's Circulation: Journal of the American HeartAssociation. Released by the body to help heal injured tiss...

Poetically Timed With Spring, Budding Yeast Yield Possible Insight Into Male Fertility--And Infertility

...finding, saythe UCSF researchers, could ultimately pave the way for an understanding of whyhuman sperm sometimes doesn't fully develop, causing sterility. In their study, published in the April issue of Molecular Cell, the UCSFresearchers have identified the molecular steps that are involved in ...

Poison-Eating Bugs Strike Gold

... from gold extraction. The discovery could also pave the way for a major advance in "clean green" processing of minerals such as gold, copper, nickel and zinc from sulphide ores. Dr Peter Franzmann and Mr Matthew Stott of CSIRO Land and Water and CSIRO Minerals have identified several new species...

Perkin-Elmer, Dr. J. Craig Venter, And TIGR Announce Formation Of New Genomics Company

...th Perkin-Elmer's genetic analysis technologies,we pave the way for a new era of post-genomic discovery. The sooner researcherscan access the information contained in the complete human genome, the soonernew therapies can be developed for the thousands of disorders in which genesplay a role." Dr. Venter ...

Antibodies Know Right From Left

...handed molecules with the help of antibodies could pave theway for more effective pharmaceuticals. Prof. Wilchek serves as Dean of the Biochemistry Faculty and holdsthe Marc R. Gutwirth Chair of Molecular Biology. He conducted thestudy with Oliver Hofstetter (recipient of a short-term fellowshipfrom Boe...

Vertex Researchers Report Three-Dimensional Atomic Structure Of JNK3 Enzyme; Report In Structure

...ure of theJNK3 enzyme, a research advance that may pave the way for new drugs to treatepilepsy and stroke. The discovery, which represents the first known structureof JNK3, will be published in the August 15, 1998 issue of the journalStructure. JNK3 belongs to the MAP Kinase family of enzymes, a group of ...

New Class Of Protease Inhibitors May Be Effective In Treating One Of Latin America's Most Devastating Diseases

...l,2says McKerrow. This proof of the concept could pave the way for new treatmentsfor other kinds of infections, and perhaps for diseases such as cancer andarthritis which also involve the action of cysteine proteases, he says. Chagas1 disease affects an estimated 16-18 million people throughout LatinAmer...

Researchers Grow Healthy Human Placental Cells For Drug Research

... disorders, and metabolic diseases. It may also pave the way for treating fetal disorders chemically in the womb. For this project, Kniss gathered an initial batch of trophoblast cells in 1989 from a patient at Ohio State University Hospital who underwent genetic testing to assure the hea...

NIEHS And U.C. Davis Researchers Find Protein That May Be Key To Non-Hormonal Family Planning And Treatment Of Infertility

.... The researchers believe this finding can pave the way for a non-hormonalapproach to family planning and the diagnosis and treatment of some types ofinfertility. Twenty years of work by the UC-Davis investigators established thatfertilin-beta plays an important role in fusion of the sper...

Wake Forest Physicians Demonstrate How Gene-Diet Interaction Affects Cholesterol Absorption

...ionmeeting that the demonstration could eventually pave the way for individualizeddiet prescriptions. For several years, Weinberg has been studying a common genetic variantof a standard protein in the blood that appears to protect the people who haveit from excess dietary cholesterol. In ...

Tumor Protein Structure Found At Cornell

...wn to bind to the drug,he says, the research could pave the way for anti-cancer drugs with fewer sideeffects. The more specific the drug, the fewer the side effects, he says. The researchers focused on the effects of fumagillin (pronouncedfoo-MAA-jill-in), a small organic molecule discovered from the fun...

Researchers Identify Key Gene That Controls Emergence Of Salmonella

...ts. Finding the controlling switch, he said, could pave theway for developing methods to ridthe disease-causing form from farm animals. Salmonella attacks the stomach and intestines in animals and humans, and is aleading cause of gastrointestinalinfections. Some 2,000 strains have been identified. Until n...

NICHD Researchers Discover Gene For Major Brain Structure

...s, fromroundworm to man. Essentially, these genes pave the way for developing embryocells to later form organs and tissues. To conduct their experiment, the researchers used a procedure known asgene knockout to inactivate the Lhx5 gene in the mouse, Dr. Westphal explained. They found that embryos...

Nematode makes scientific history

...tion of genefunction through RNA injections, could pave the way to functional analyses inmany other nematode species. "In turn, these analyses can be geared toward thediscovery of essential nematode genes which can be used as targets for nematodecontrol," Piano says....

A molecular chink in the armor of tuberculosis

...ent. In time, observations from such studies could pave the way for improved vaccines and drugs to prevent TB, which kills more people each year than AIDS or malaria. In studies published in the November 4, 1999, issue of the journal Nature , Jacobs and colleagues Jeffery Cox and Bing Chen of Albert Ein...

Scientists discover how to make nanostructures assemble themselves

...wning many basic research questions. It also could pave the way to a new generation of miniature products, from computer memory chips and video components to devices for sorting DNA molecules. Professor of electrical engineering Stephen Chou and graduate student Larry Zhuang found that they could coax a...

Science and Amersham Pharmacia Biotech award Young Scientist Prize

...l like riding a bike) in the brain. His work could pave the way towards the development of drugs that aid failing memory or treat certain neurological disorders. His work looks at calcium flows into nerve cells following electrical brain activity, and how this activates the different chemical pathways tha...

Key progress by Weizmann scientists in the race to unravel ribosomal structure

...ng. According to Yonath, this understanding should pave the way to improvedantibiotics, targeting bacterial agents at the ribosomal level. Additionally, the enhancedunderstanding of normal protein biosynthesis may one day improve the ability to fight the pathogenic,uncontrolled protein production characte...

'Frozen pictures' allow far-reaching glimpse into the cells protein factory

...1). According to Yonath, this understanding should pave the way to improved antibiotics, targeting bacterial agents at the ribosomal level. Additionally, the enhanced understanding of normal protein biosynthesis may one day improve the ability to fight the pathogenic, uncontrolled protein production chara...

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