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UNC-CH biologists identify new order of marine fungi

...y fascinating and exciting. When I retire fully, I plan to keep working without pay because this work is fun for me."...

Human breast cancer linked to infected mice, says study

...r disease, and more importantlyprovides a rational plan for a preventive vaccine," said Richard Sage, adjunct professor of biologyat the University of California, Santa Barbara, and co-author of the article. "We're not speaking ofa cure, but rather prevention." The authors found that the highest incidenc...

Wake Forest University School of Medicine launches major research initiative

...es and "complementary" (alternative) medicine. The plan also calls for completing most of the remaining laboratory floors of the Center for Research on Human Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention. A major portion of Piedmont Plaza II, a large office building at the Five Points intersection of Stratfo...

Wake Forest starts center for human genomics

... faculty members will be added to this area. The plan for the center couples existing faculty with new faculty from outside the institution, recruited to fill specific research needs. The genomics center will have five program focuses, two of which already are well established: gene discovery – th...

Mental health insurance illiteracy at serious high

...e-quarter of the sample was unsure if their health plan even included mental health services, while 43 percent believed that mental health benefits were equal to benefits provided for general medical services. Given the overriding preference for primary care providers to treat mental health problems, part...

Life on land tied to gene expansion

...nd regulatory element. Dymecki and her colleagues plan to use the transgenic system to see how, exactly, the limb-region promoter turns on BmprIB during mouse developmentin what cells and at what times. Comparing BmprIB regulation in mice to other animals could provide a first step to understanding how t...

UC Irvine researchers discover new technique for analyzing crucial cell activity in limb regeneration

...of limb regeneration. Eventually, the researchers plan to produce a database detailing the specific activity of each gene involved in the regeneration process. Bryant, Gardiner and Roy conduct their research through UCI's Developmental Biology Center. This vaccinia project was funded by a grant from th...

Chinese 'dragon' nears extinction, biologists warn

...uitable habitat is set aside for the species. One plan that the report discusses involves bolstering exis...cies could be re-established as part of an overall plan for wetlands conservation. There are several other provinces where alligators once occurred that ne...

Possible cause and treatment for shock uncovered by UC San Diego bioengineers

...me inhibitors. He is also taking initial steps to plan human trials....

Complex mystery of amphibian decline calls for a new kind of science

...and keep the inquiry moving." Working out how to plan and coordinate the project's science, Collins argues, may have a value almost as great as the research itself, and may have important implications, particularly for ecology. Not only do ecologists need to begin forming scientific partnerships with sc...

Scientists capture first images of how x-rays damage proteins

...ollaborators, together with Brookhaven scientists, plan to examine the anti-radiation potential of various substances that might be used to offer general protection or in an emergency. The findings of X-ray-induced damage, published in the January 18, 2000, issue of the Proceedings of the National Ac...

Formula additives boost small children's intelligence in study

...f the same gains hold true. Also, the researchers plan additional studies to assess the metabolic effects of the two substances, by trying to determine if the additional DHA and AA cause any alterations in the ability of blood to flow and clot, antioxidant defense mechanisms, or total cholesterol and tri...

University of Colorado salmon study spawns new insight into human brain aging

...aging and death," said Maldonado. The researchers plan to inject juvenile salmon with cortisol and several other hormones next fall to see if the experiment causes amyloid plaques to form in the brains of the study fish. Lab experiments have shown that high levels of cortisol spikes that occur in the bl...

Brain cell 'chorus' appears as attention increases

...utational neuroscientists ." All 3 research groups plan to follow up on the finding in the future. "I'd like to go back to an earlier stage in this process, and look for some type of oscillatory signal that we're thinking could proceed these synchronized nerve cell firings," Johnson, a professor of neuros...

Common pesticide product reduces testosterone levels

...the male reproductive system. Hardy and colleagues plan to study the effects of other endocrine disruptors on Leydig cells....

Completion of the Drosophila genome sequence

...the discovery of genes that control the basic body plan of all organisms. Drosophila has the largest genome sequence produced to date. This daunting project was only accomplished at an accelerated pace because private industry and government funded public efforts collaborated in a true partnership. ...

Life sciences designated a Missouri lead industry

...l Conference of State Legislatures, only 18 states plan to use tobacco settlement monies for health sciences research and most of these are allocating less than 20 percent. "In Missouri, we're focusing on partnership building and collaboration to speed develop of the life sciences industry. We're taking ...

Cockroach birth control from gene discovery

...st struggle to reproduce." The entomologists don't plan to tinker with the cockroach genes, Scott said. Rather, their strategy is to identify the hormone or other protein that is produced by expression of the insect's P450 gene, and then develop chemical inhibitors of the proteins that would be included ...

Targeted Genetics presents advances in systemic gene delivery technology

...th our DCC and LPD delivery platforms validate our plan to develop multiple gene delivery strategies," said H. Stewart Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Targeted Genetics. "We were the first company to bring adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors into the clinic and we are leading the charge...

Cell pathways' SAANDs compounds enhance antitumor effects of Taxol™ in rodent models of breast cancer

...r patients. Based on these preclinical results, we plan to investigate CP461 as a single agent cancer therapy and in combination cancer chemotherapeutic studies in the near future." CP461 is a second generation SAAND based on the mechanism of action of Aptosyn (exisulind). Aptosyn™ is the first...

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