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San Diego chemist wins national award for protein discoveries

... by the world's largest scientific society for her pioneering role in opening up a new field of research. She studies a family of proteins that help control growth, hormone action, memory and immune response. She will receive the 2001 Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal from the American Chemical Society at it...

Altadena chemist wins national award for studying life molecules

... by the world's largest scientific society for his pioneering studies in technology to better understand molecules important to life. He will receive the 2001 Nakanishi Prize from the American Chemical Society at its 221st national meeting in San Diego. "Over the last quite a few years, my research group and I ...

Spurred by the worldwide fight against malaria, scientists release parasite genome database

...base project is a multifaceted effort, building on pioneering work in genome database development carried out by the Computational Biology and Informatics Laboratory at Penn under the direction of Christian J. Stoeckert and the late G. Christian Overton. Other key members of this team include Brian Brunk, Jona...

New report finds half of world's protected nature reserves heavily farmed as hunger runs rampant in biodiversity "hotspots"

... "Farmers and scientists around the world are pioneering a whole new approach to agriculture," said McNeely. "These innovations show that ecoagriculture can be productive and profitable while protecting biodiversity. They are based on the beliefborne out by empirical evidencethat humans and wild species ...

Welch honors Kornberg for insights into DNA transcription

...rs and other diseases? Thanks in large part to the pioneering work of Stanford Universitys Roger D. Kornberg, scientists now are beginning to understand the process of copying DNA into RNA, called transcription. This knowledge ultimately will allow scientists to apply more effectively the results of the human g...

Undergrad's digital model of amoeba helps scientists study human cells

...doctoral fellow at Cal Tech, had already created a pioneering one-dimensional model of Dictyostelium. Iglesias sought a student to expand upon this research by devising a more detailed two-dimensional version, using new software called Virtual Cell. "I just jumped at the opportunity," Kim said. She learned how ...

Dr. Robert C. Gallo to Collaborate with Visiting Israeli Scientist on Promising HIV Vaccine Research at Marylands Institute of Human Virology

...Ambassador David Ivry, officially launched today a pioneering program that partners the biotech research communities in the State of Maryland and Israel. At a press briefing held at the Institute of Human Virology (IHV), Hanan Sibel, chairman of the Maryland/Israel Development Center detailed the new program ...

Making science museums more dynamic, beneficial

...mmissioner for Human Development (Keynote speaker; pioneering scientist, author and internationally recognized biodiversity expert) - John McCarter, President and CEO, Chicagos Field Museum - Laureen Ong, President, National Geographic Channel, which was launched in January - George Rabb, Director, Broo...

Genomic leaders receive 2001 Biotechnology Heritage Award

...ogy Heritage Award to Collins and Venter for their pioneering work, said Arnold Thackray, president of CHF. This prize represents our efforts to record the seminal moments in the development of biotechnology, he added. When these institutions, led by Collins and Venter, published the human genome in June of ...

Scientistis say 'business-as-usual' is not an option with global change

... Change and a participant at the conference. "The pioneering environmental Stockholm conference was held in 1972. Now, almost 30 years later, it is very timely that we now have an Amsterdam Declaration that summarises the challenges facing the globe and helps set the research agenda for the coming decades," sa...

BioMed Central to consider charging authors for paper submissions

...d research budgets. Whilst BioMed Central would be pioneering author charges of this type, a number of journal publishers already levy page charges and there are a multitude of hidden publication costs - i.e: fees for colour plates and diagrams. These are often much more then $500. By paying a moderate charge t...

Supercomputing center partners with Institute for Systems Biology

...own to more than 170 staff, is also committed to pioneering new approaches to science education and increasing public awareness of biotechnology issues. Hood, who co-developed the automated genetic sequencing technology that enabled the Human Genome Project, was among a small group of scientists who fir...

CWRU receives $2.2 million for Center for Computational Genomics

...gether in health and disease. CWRU researchers are pioneering an experimental and computational approach for defining these pathways -- or the processes involved in the chemical reactions of the body -- as well as characterizing how biological functions are changed by genetic mutations, metabolic perturbations,...

UNC scientists develop new way to calculate stability of proteins

...lar proteins. The collaboration has resulted in a pioneering report in the Journal of Molecular Biology, published Aug. 24. The report should eventually have an impact on the way proteins for new drug development are designed and engineered. With the human and mouse genomes essentially sequenced, determining...

Statement by Stanford President John Hennessy on Jim Clark`s stem cell announcement

...inner of the 1980 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his pioneering work with recombinant DNA, observed that ``Stanford`s efforts in human embryonic stem cell research will proceed with vigor in spite of President Bush`s policy limiting the scope of that effort.`` Many scientists at Stanford and elsewhere, however, a...

Yale scientists receive $15 million grant for human genome research

...er said the goal of his project is to build on the pioneering advances he and his team made with their work on analyzing thefunctions of the yeast genome. They will develop new approaches to the study of the much larger and more complex humangenome. The team will prepare thousands of small DNA segments from the...

Scientists succeed at first-ever attempt to sequence DNA at sea

...antis and submersible Alvin, theteam carried out a pioneering environmental genomic study of thestrange life that inhabits super-hot hydrothermal vents almosttwo miles deep in the Pacific Ocean. This research is important for its contributions to the newfield of marine genomics and to our basic ecologicalu...

Stanford scientists to probe inner workings of remarkable microbe

... of Biological Sciences, Emeritus - have conducted pioneering research on the genes that control bacterial cell regulation. Another co-investigator is Stanford alumnus Peter D. Karp, director of the Bioinformatics Research Group at SRI International Inc. in Menlo Park, Calif. Karp has developed powerful tools f...

New Phase 2 study shows ankylosing spondylitis patients respond to ENBREL (etanercept)

...percent of 20 patients receiving placebo. "This is pioneering work in ankylosing spondylitis, says Jane Bruckel, Executive Director, Spondylitis Association of America. The community looks forward to additional data from the new study." In the Phase 2 double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 40 patients with an...

MATH1 signal heralds process of differentiation in intestinal lining

...this complex epithelium develops. This kind of pioneering work is an example of unexpected new discoveries coming to one area of science from outstanding investigators who originally were doing basic research in another field, said Dr. Mary Estes, a professor molecular virology, microbiology and medicine at...

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