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Common algae can be valuable source of hydrogen fuel

... nature's own tool, photosynthesis, to produce the promising alternative fuel from sunlight and water. A joint patent on this new technique for capturing solar energy has been taken out by the two institutions. So far, only small-scale cultures of the microscopic green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii have bee...

Light receptor may be key in how animals use Earth's magnetic field

...oreceptor is not over, but we have provided a new, promising track."...

Chiron reports on discovery of novel men B vaccine candidates based on whole genome sequencing of Neisseria meningitidis by TIGR

...humans. Work is now underway to identify the most promising vaccine candidate(s). The final vaccine will contain one or more of these surface-expressed proteins. The term "meningococcal disease" actually encompasses five different infective diseases caused by Neisseria meningitidis (A, B, C, Y, and W135). C...

Palo Alto researcher receives national award

...re taking this approach to producing epothilone, a promising natural anti-cancer agent -- perhaps even more so than TAXOL® -- found in a very slow-growing bacterium. The ACS Award in Pure Chemistry is sponsored by Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity of Indianapolis, Ind. ...

Drosophila genome sequence completed

...n by the international Human Genome Project. While promising the data would be made available to researchers, Venter was also betting that Celera could make money by licensing early looks at the sequencing data to the pharmaceutical industry. The Drosophila genome, says Mark Adams, Celera1s vice president ...

Foods of the future

...eloping foods with new health benefits: There is promising information that chemicals found in plants (phytochemicals) could delay the onset of chronic disease, improve mental and physical performance, and improve the quality of life by reducing symptoms of debilitating conditions such as arthritis, acco...

Gel being developed to allow women to control fertility,reduce sexually-transmitted disease risk, including HIV, herpes

... charge of the biological characterization of this promising agent. He is head of the Sperm Biology and Contraceptive Research Laboratory of the Contraceptive Research and Development (CONRAD) Program at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. The research has been sponsored by CONRAD ( http://www.conrad.org )...

Team finds cell gene that helps viruses multiply

...re slowly than some other virus features, is a promising strategy to control RNA virus infections." In addition to Díez and Ahlquist, co-authors of the PNAS paper include Masayuki Ishikawa, now of Hokkaido University, and Masanori Kaido, now of Kyoto University....

Targeted Genetics presents advances in systemic gene delivery technology

...or the delivery of therapeutic genes. "The promising clinical and pre-clinical data that we are generat... robust capabilities in identifying and developing promising approaches for clinical and commercial applications. Our multiple gene delivery technologies will e...

Aptosyn™ (exisulind) and other SAANDs target early event in cancer; AACR presentations detail novel apoptotic pathway

...cellular distribution of beta-catenin, represent a promising strategy for the prevention of not only hereditary and sporadic colon cancer, but also other cancers where the involvement of mutant APC has been implicated," said Dr. Clapper. "The additional pro-apoptotic effects of Aptosyn™ on downstream regu...

New class of drugs for erectile dysfunction unveiled

...ientists at Bristol-Myers Squibb have identified a promising new class of drugs that may yield strong candidate...chers believe that the current study points toward promising new treatments for erectile dysfunction. The first reliable oral medication for the treatment of er...

Adding acetone to compost remediates chunk TNT contaminated soil

...ui to make the remediation managers aware of their promising technique. Although TNT is considered a carcinogenic compound, microbes normally found in the soil will eat it with great relish. That is, if the relish consists of old sawdust, hay, mashed sugar beets and a sampling of manures in the form of compost...

AVAX Technologies receives an additional $3.0 Million (AUD) investment in Australian joint venture from Australian Vaccine Technologies Ltd.

...ased to see AVT increasing their investment in our promising joint venture in Australia. This additional capital investment represents their enthusiasm for the potential of our product and our marketing strategy. We continue to believe that the Australian market allows us to truly demonstrate the validity of...

Matrisian named Vanderbilt's first chair of cancer biology

...port Vanderbilt-Ingram's focus on some of the most promising areas of cancer research. Many of these new rec...y one in Tennessee dedicated to providing the most promising therapies and advancing research in all types of cancer in adults and children. For more information...

Study: breath test effective in showing patients who should get less cancer drug

...ests as indicators of liver function, has multiple promising advantages. "It is rapid, relatively noninvasive, requires only a single time point and can be used prospectively before dosing," he said. "Because of the narrow therapeutic range of anticancer drugs, lowering the likelihood of toxicity in the pati...

Biomarkers: testing for alcohol consumption among women

...ning studies from 1988 to 1999 that utilized three promising biochemical markers for excessive drinking or alcohol dependence in women: gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT), carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT), and mean corpuscular volume (MCV). While GGT and CDT appear to be somewhat less sensitive in wom...

Anti-cancer compound could cause serious liver damage, report University of Pittsburgh scientists

...y in the laboratory. TRAIL had been considered a promising therapeutic alternative to tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a close molecular cousin prized for its ability to boost anti-cancer immunity but impractical to use in the clinic because it causes septic shock and liver failure....

Scientists on scent of better coyote management

...r chemical analysis. Based on this analysis, seven promising but less complex synthetic fragrances were produced, he says. Each of the new fragrances was tested among 28 coyotes -- half male, half female -- whose behaviors were monitored and recorded. Among the animals studied, female coyotes were the first to...

Give it a thought -- and make it so

...all computers that you wear as glasses may be more promising than ever." BCIs are divided into two categories: biofeedback and stimulus-response. Bayliss uses the latter approach, which simply measures the response the brain has to an event. Biofeedback is a method where a person learns to control some aspect ...

JDF awards $10 Million to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh for new research center to help speed diabetes cure

... "Islet cell transplantation is one of our most promising hopes of finding a cure," said Dr. Sandra Pucznynski, chair of research for the JDF. "The new JDF Center is an important building block in helping us put islet transplantation on a fast track." Dr. Puczynski is an assistant professor of medicine and...

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