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NIDR Supports Total Genome Studies Of Major Oral Pathogens

...tive therapeutic agents. Dr. Ronald Davis, principal investigator on the project, was a member ofthe research team that recently sequenced the genome of the brewer's yeast,Saccharomyces cerevisiae. His approach in this study is aimed at identifyingthe genes of Candida rather than sequencing the compl...

Husband-And-Wife Team Embarks On Search For Genes Linked To Schizophrenia

..., M.D., UB associate professors of psychiatry, are principal and co-principal investigators, respectively, on t...of psychiatry at the University of Coimbra, is the principal investigator for the Portuguese team, and Carlos Paz Ferreira, M.D., director of psychiatry at Psych...

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Receives $1.1 Million Grant From National Cancer Institute

...vision of Biomedical Marine Research (DBMR) is the principal investigator and primary author of the grant. Sarath P. Gunasekera, Ph.D., Chemistry Group Leader, DBMR and David C. Myles, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Los Angeles are co-investigators on the gran...

New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi

...dition is supported by Mercedes-Benz, which is the principal sponsor ofthe Museum's 1997, 1998, and 1999 expeditions to Mongolia, providing bothfinancial support and vehicles for use by the expedition team. The Gobi projectis also supported by the National Science Foundation, the Jaffe Foundation, andthe Info...

STS-89 Will Carry Five Science Payloads From NASA/Marshall

... Dr. Daniel Carter of New Century Pharmaceuticals, principal investigatorfor DCAM, described two significant advances with such experiments. In onecase, scientists have grown crystals of HIV protease inhibitor that aresignificantly larger and of higher quality than any previous specimens.This will help in defi...

Maillinckrodt Medical Licenses Invention For Concentration Of Rhenium Radioisotopes

...for both hospitals and patients," said Russ Knapp, principal investigator who led the team. The technology was developed at ORNL by Knapp, Arnold Beets, Saed Mirzadeh and Stefan Guhke of the Life Sciences Division. Robert Mills, vice president and general manager of Mallinckrodt Interventional, said that Mal...

Experimental Trial Combines DNA Vaccine With Triple-Drug Therapy To Stop HIV

...tal of the Universityof Pennsylvania. MacGregor is principal investigator on the trial. "Also, we'reusing a broader-based, possibly more effective vaccine than in our earlierstudy, one that contains genetic material from four different HIV genes insteadof only two." "We're trying to train all of our gu...

IFT Report Describes Challenges Of Food Industry Stepping Up To The P(a)lates Of Consumers

...kaging of such foods, notes Elmer H. Marth, Ph.D., principal author ofthe Institute of Food Technologists' (IFT's) Scientific Status Summary "ExtendedShelf Life of Refrigerated Foods: Microbiological Quality and Safety."* "Increasingly, all types of consumers are demanding minimally-processedfoods that...

Columbia Researchers Identify Gene For Inherited Baldness

...possibly baldness within the nextfive years," says principal investigator Angela M. Christiano, Ph.D., HerbertIrving Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Columbia-Presbyterian. "It is nowwithin our reach to design ways to grow hair, remove hair, even dye hairgenetically and -- best yet -- this can all be acco...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...aped knife was introduced by ergonomist Ian Chong, principal of Ergonomics, Inc., of Seattle, Washington. Less pain and happier cutting crews were reported almost immediately. Over a five-year period, upper extremity work-related musculoskeletal disorders were greatly reduced, line speeds increased by 2% to 6%...

Short-Course TB Prophylaxis Effective In HIV-Infected Individuals

...fectiveness of this regimen," explains Dr. Gordin, principal investigator at NIAIDs CPCRA Unit in Washington, D.C. In most clinical settings, he says, compliance rates for patients receiving INH to prevent disease typically are lower than were seen in this study. ...

Amphibian Mortality Due To UV Radiation

...ounts of an enzyme called photolyase, which is the principal enzymefor repairing UV damage to DNA. Photolyase attacks a major UV photoproduct inDNA -- cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers -- which can cause mutations and cell deathif left unchecked. Kiesecker, a zoologist and postdoctoral fellow, reported t...

Scientists Invent Faster Gene Function Identification System

...cular and cellular biology at Ohio University anda principal scientist in the university's Edison Biotechnology Institute. Theresearch was reported in a recent issue of the journal Proceedings of theNational Academy of Sciences. "Our system allows us to stop gene expression long enough to study thegene...

MIT's Mini Respirator Breathes Life Into Mutant Mice

...research time and money," said Dr. Chi-SangPoon, a principal research scientist in the Harvard-MIT Division of HealthSciences and Technology (HST). (Individual animals can cost some $200 on themarket.) "With the new machine we now have a newborn clinic, more or less, formice." Dr. Poon develop...

Crater Chain On Two Continents Points To Impact From Fragmented Comet: 214Million Year-Old Event Corresponds With Mass Extinction

...tensively in the last 214 million years. Rowley, a principal investigator for the University of Chicago’sPaleogeographic Atlas Project, which is compiling an atlas of thepaleogeography and paleoclimate of the world as it changed over the past 500million years, had that kind of information at his fingertip...

UPMC Researchers Report On Gene Therapy Advances

...er to begin the next phaseof the study," commented principal investigator Chris Evans, Ph.D., Henry J.Mankin Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UPMC and director of UPMC's FergusonLaboratory for Orthopaedic Research. "Now that we have established that the IL-1Ra gene is expressed, wehope that the next trial ...

Concerns For Australian Sea Lion

...he species. The call, by Dr. Peter Shaughnessy, principal research scientist with the Division of Wildlife ...only in Australia, the Australian sea lion has its principal breeding colonies at Kangaroo Island and Dangerous Reef, near Port Lincoln, in South Australia. Sm...

Researchers Announce Discovery Of Skulls Of Bizarre Animals Showing Advanced Stage In Transition Between Dinosaurs And Birds

...dition is supported by Mercedes-Benz, which is the principal sponsor ofthe Museum's 1997, 1998, and 1999 expeditions to Mongolia, providing bothfinancial support and vehicles for use by the expedition team. The Gobi projectis also supported by the National Science Foundation and the Jaffe Foundation. * ...

Wake Forest Study Shows Soy Containing A Key Ingredient Is What Lowers Cholesterol

...p of patients got abeverage containing casein, the principal protein of cow's milk, but no soyprotein or isoflavones. Soy drinks containing isoflavones reduced both total cholesterol andlow-density lipoproteins, LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol, said Crouse. Inpatients who started with a high LDL ch...

'Mean Gene' Found In Africanized Honey Bees

...the Purdue University Department of Entomology and principal investigator on the research project, says finding the mean gene in honey bees "may help us understand what makes Africanized bees so aggressive." Hunt and colleagues Robert E. Page of the University of California-Davis and Ernesto Guzman-Novoa of Me...

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