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Houston minority graduation rises in sciences, engineering as result of UH-led alliance

...a sequence of four NSF programs that seek to build productive capacity and output within institutions with significant enrollments of minority populations underrepresented within STEM professions. The program requires awardees to establish meaningful partnerships among academic institutions in their respective...

UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative

...lio and lays out a vision for a more efficient and productive system of medical research. Other UT Southwestern researchers involved in the Taskforce for Obesity Research at Southwestern are Dr. Michael Brown, director of the Erik Jonsson Center for Research in Molecular Genetics and Human Disease; Dr. Jeffrey...

Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases

...lio and lays out a vision for a more efficient and productive system of medical research. For more information about the NIH Roadmap, please visit the Web site at: http://www.nihroadmap.nih.gov ....

Conference at UH opens doors for new scientists, engineers

...ucation. A national program, LSAMP seeks to build productive capacity and output within institutions with significant enrollments of minority populations of Hispanic, African-American, Native American and Pacific Islander descent underrepresented within STEM professions. Others in the H-LSAMP consortium i...

Human chromosome 5 final sequence analysis released to public

...prise the JGI, one of the world's largest and most productive public genome sequencing centers. JGI, in partnership with SHGC, completed the sequencing of three of the human genome's chromosomes--numbers 5, 16 and 19--which together contain some 3,000 genes, including those implicated in forms of kidney disea...

Sandia experiments may reduce possibility of future water wars

...ure rather than direct human consumption and other productive uses." Preliminary indications are that hydroponic greenhouses in New Mexico, for example, could reduce the current 800,000 acre-feet of water to 11,000 acre-feet to produce an equivalent amount (dry weight) of livestock forage, and do this on le...

Genetic clues found for common congenital brain disorder

Thanks to a productive collaboration between clinical and basic scientists, researchers from the University of Chicago have identified the first genetic cause of one of the most common birth defects of the brain, Dandy-Walker malformation (DWM). Infants with this disorder...

Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate

...annot adequately cut through the complexity. One productive inroad has been to isolate genes linked to "syndromic" cleft lip and palate, hoping some might also play a role in causing the isolated condition. Syndromic cleft lip and palate refers to babies born with clefts that are accompanied with other birth...

RNA could form building blocks for nanomachines

...cations might be many years away, it would be most productive to take the long-term approach. "We have not built actual scaffolds yet, just 3-D arrays," he said. "But we have built them from engineered biological molecules, and that could help us bridge the gap between the living and the nonliving world....

Newcastle scientists get UK's first stem cell license

... in this field of research demonstrates the highly productive nature of the partnership between Newcastle University's Institute of Human Genetics, the NHS and the Center for Life, not only in the form of cutting-edge research but also in promoting public debate on the ethical issues arising from such work. ...

New hypoxic event found off Oregon coast

...gs up are critical for much marine life and key to productive fisheries. But in the hypoxic events, the upwelled water is coming from the sub-Arctic, and is even colder, more nutrient rich and lower in oxygen than usual. Upwelling-favorable summer winds bring this water closer to shore. And in this situation, ...

Plant pathologists meeting in Anaheim, CA to discuss agricultural security, food safety, and more

...rnia, with its large population centers and highly productive agriculture industry, experiences many such challenges. To serve as a model for similar situations throughout the U.S., pathologists will present their learnings from California's experience. Organic Foods -- From Production to Market. Tuesday, Augu...

NSF awards $10 million in grants to ocean sites for long-term ecological research

...known as a coastal upwelling biome, among the most productive coastal ecosystems in the world's oceans. "The California Current System sustains active fisheries for a variety of finfish and shellfish, modulates weather patterns and the hydrologic cycle of much of the western United States, and plays a vital ro...

Plant respiration not just an evolutionary leftover, study shows

...ion. The result, they have thought, would be more productive crop plants that make more efficient use of available resources. But the new UC Davis study suggests that there is more to photorespiration than meets the eye and any attempts to minimize its activity in crop plants would be ill advised. "Photorespir...

University of Pittsburgh medical center among first to implant heart assist device

...ne. This new therapy allows us to return people to productive lives at home as an alternative to dying from end-stage congestive heart failure." "The Heartmate XVE has been developed to be a viable therapy and is giving new hope to people," said Dennis McNamara, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the Univ...

West Nile takes its toll on rare bird

...'s findings suggest that large, healthy and highly productive populations that live in a high quality habitat don't seem to be impacted as much as smaller less productive populations in poorer quality habitats--the habitat essentially ensures the population is productive...

NIH launches first center in Nationwide Chemical Genomics Network

...lio and lays out a vision for a more efficient and productive system of medical research. Additional information about the NIH Roadmap can be found at its Web site, http://www.nihroadmap.nih.gov . About NHGRI NHGRI is one of the 27 institutes and centers at NIH, an agency of the Department of Health and Hum...

Temple virologist receives NIH grant to continue investigation of HIV dementia complex

...d cells, they are providing a hidden reservoir for productive HIV infection. "When you put an HIV patient on drugs or drug therapy, the virus goes way down to often undetectable levels," notes Rappaport. "But when you take them off the drugs, the infection comes back. It may very well be these macrophages wh...

Danger spots identified for threatened grizzly bear

... bears already are low in number and have very low productive rates, so even when a small number of bears are killed, it can have significant consequences on the species. "Mortality rates in many sites are simply way too high to expect long-term persistence of grizzly bears," said Nielsen, the lead author on th...

Promising research: From employment issues to virology

...y retirement, enabling younger and supposedly more productive employees to move up. The combination of an extended life expectancy and constantly decreasing employment is one reason for the crisis in Germany's social security systems. The researchers involved in the new Priority Programme "Age-Differentiated Wo...

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