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Protein is key to fatal disorder and normal cell function

...is a major constituent of lipid rafts. These lipid platforms are important for the initiation of signaling even...eam discovered. With GalCer missing from the lipid platforms at the cell surface, apoptosis is inappropriately initiated and proceeds uncontrolled, resulting in ...

Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements

...ion, such as oil spills from the many oil drilling platforms in the area. All oil companies operating within 40 miles of the Flower Garden Banks are required by law to protect it, Guinasso notes, "so our buoys are something they very much need and want." When the nuclear submarine USS Greeneville collided wi...

Blue marlin in gulf have high mercury levels, A&M study shows

...s have focused on the possibility that oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico are the major source of the ...ntration of petrochemical industries or production platforms and comparing these with other regions. Also, the team is using unique natural biomarkers (stable is...

Microarrays, key genome expression trackers, work better when probes are sequence-verified

...mes as much as 20%, on both old and currently used platforms didn't perfectly correspond with the appropriate ...ology In comparisons between different technology platforms When comparing patient-oriented data from multiple, independent diagnostic microarray studies. Aft...

Ecological success?

...eet lights to buildings "to flares on offshore oil platforms and even lights on undersea research vessels." They suggest more research on the effects of artificial night lighting on organisms and ecosystems....

HIV finds new way to play hide and seek

...ed by infected cells to their immune system, using platforms known as MHC molecules. These protein fragments are recognized by killer cells, which destroy the virus-infected cells. Viruses have evolved many clever mechanisms to avoid being detected in this way, including altering the protein fragments that our...

HUPO scientists tackle human blood plasma proteome

...ges and limitations of a broad array of technology platforms need to be addressed. Based on the clear consensus...ng in 47 laboratories are using various technology platforms to analyze reference specimens of serum and plasma. Technology platforms include 2D gel electrophore...

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute central to Regional Center of Excellence

...percomputing capabilities and informatics software platforms to connect the numerous collaborators. The RCE team will leverage VBI's PathPort, short for Pathogen Portal, a Department of Defense-funded informatics platform designed to enable data gathering, storage, analysis and, integration. "Understandi...

Exploring oil rigs and an ancient shoreline in the Gulf Of Mexico for new disease cures

... organisms live there. Studies of shallow areas of platforms have suggested that they are oases of marine life. During the mission, researchers hope to catalog the diversity of organisms on two of these man-made leviathans at depths as great as 1,000 feet as well as collect any new species anchored there. Alth...

PNNL supercomputer fastest open system in U.S.

...t Linux supercomputer runs on industry-standard HP platforms and the recently unveiled Madison processor, and was created by a joint effort between PNNL and the many hardware, software and services professionals within the HP organization." The PNNL supercomputer is housed in the Molecular Science Computing Fa...

Washington University in St. Louis, Monsanto Co., awarded crop protection patent

...op and seed agribusiness technologies and research platforms with facilities in almost every world area. He has authored more than 100 publications and patent applications relating to technical advances in agricultural biotechnology. Fraley received the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton in ...

Extraordinary Number of unique species discovered in Caribbean

... small geographical features, like isolated island platforms or coastal lagoons. "Most people believe that marine species have large ranges and can just swim their way out of trouble," said Michael L. Smith, Caribbean biodiversity fellow with the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science (CABS) at Conservation ...

ORNL researchers expect big things from nanostructures

... of carbon nanofibers that can be grown on various platforms -- or substrates -- we can streamline a proven tec...night said. In addition to investigating nanofiber platforms for DNA delivery, the group is involved in a $1.7 million three-year effort to apply nanofiber devic...

Speedy elephants use a biomechanical trick to 'run' like Groucho

...ing (running). "That's a problem because the force platforms that are generally available would break if an elephant ran across them," Hutchinson said. "That's been the obstacle for years. That's one reason why no one has ever done it." He and Kram are building a prototype force platform in Colorado to answer ...

Arthropods of Tropical Forests

...s, treetop bubbles floating on a guide wire, large platforms and sledges that rest or glide on top of the canopy, equipment borrowed from cavers to ascend vertical shafts, as well as fogging with toxic insecticide. Integration of all these methods of canopy access around a crane site will allow researchers to ...

International team uses genomic tools to discover gene for childhood genetic disorder

...cs data. When information gathered from the three platforms were integrated, a single gene, LRPPRC, stood out as the clear suspect. The team then tested this gene in patients, parents, and controls and identified two mutations that cause the disease. These findings provided definitive proof that the LRPPRC g...

$24-million grant funds local researchers to create encyclopedia of the innate immune system

...xpertise in biology and high-throughput technology platforms at these institutions," says Ulevitch. "We appreciate the NIAID's vision in funding the huge project. Individual grants can only address individual questions--we are throwing out a huge net, and this would not be possible without the support of the N...

UCSD researchers fabricate tiny 'smart dust' particles

... and cell biology to create hybrid integrated chip platforms for medical applications," says Bhatia, who in addition to being a bioengineer has a medical degree. For example, she says, if a patient has a cough, his or her blood sample could be sent to the laboratory for screening. DNA Probes for various types...

Convergent technologies: Is your company ready for the future?

...es, and investing in production facilities are the platforms for future success....

Tropical forests under surveillance

...technologies in concert with modern communications platforms will be vastly more useful to researchers if they ...ration, commented on the use of Ad Hoc Networks as platforms to provide biologists with immediate access to visual and audio information about their research sub...

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(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014, Perth, Australia. Drug discovery company Proteomics International ... of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the ... The research team authenticated the panel of biomarkers ... samples. Seven biomarkers were validated at high stringency ... The mass spectrometry data was then cross-validated using ...
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(Date:4/11/2014)... the processes that control brain cell production could pave ... brain-related disorders. , Scientists have gained new understanding of ... how and when nerve and brain cells are formed ... and keeps it healthy. Their findings could help explain ... which is a fundamental characteristic of many diseases including ...
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