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Tumor Suppressor Gene Located In Liver Cancer Cells

...s occurring in humans when determining whether to pursue the testing of a promising new drug. Jirtle and his colleagues are continuing their studies of the M6P/IGF2r by investigating whether this gene also plays a role in the formation of other types of tumors. After four years of study, Jirtle said, "We ...

Scientists Identify Gene For Sexual Behavior In Male Flies

...le.Males with a normal copy of the gene, at right, pursue only females.Males with an alteration, or mutation, of the fru gene, at left,court both sexes, and sometimes form chains with each male courting theone in front of it. (courtesy: Jeffrey Hall, BrandeisUniversity) The lead author on the Cell artic...

Scientists Determine 3-D Crystal Structure Of Cancer-Causing Protein

...tions among scientists fromcomplementary fields to pursue investigations of Alzheimer's Disease, human genetics, neurosciences and the links between physics and biology....

Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity

...entersto foster collaborations among scientists to pursue investigations ofAlzheimer's Disease, of biochemistry and structural biology, of humangenetics, of sensory neurosciences and of the links between physics andbiology....

Cellular 'Short Circuit' Causes Insulin Resistance

...0 scientists, students, technicians, and engineers pursue basic research in the quest for knowledge and the enhancement of the human condition. New ways of fighting disease and hunger, protecting the environment, and harnessing alternative sources of energy are high priorities. Weizmann Institute news rel...

Transgenic Mice Created By Researchers May Shed Light On Human Heart Disease

... discussions with a majorpharmaceutical company to pursue possible therapetic drug screeningprojects. Leinwand's team includes MCDB research associate Karen Vikstrom,cardiologists Dr. Jil Tardiff and Dr. Setsuya Miyata as well as severalgraduate students. The current study involves about 1,000 mice. ...

NIGMS Makes First Awards For

...se awards will provide an avenue for scientists to pursue innovativehypotheses that, if confirmed, would have a substantial impact on currentthinking or approaches," said Marvin Cassman, Ph.D., director of NIGMS. Four of the newly awarded grants are described below. The principalinvestigator's name and ins...

New Vancomycin Structure May Point To Path For Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance

...cerned that we may not heed thewarning. We need to pursue aggressively development of new, more effective drugsthat can overcome bacterial resistance." Loll and Axelsen were the first to describe the structure of vancomycinlast year, publishing those results in the February 19, 1997, issue of theJo...

Antibodies Know Right From Left

...0 scientists, students, technicians, and engineers pursue basic research in the quest for knowledge and the enhancement of the human condition. New ways of fighting disease and hunger, protecting the environment, and harnessing alternative sources of energy are high priorities. Weizmann Institute news rel...

Clusters, Computers And The Human Brain

...0 scientists, students, technicians, and engineers pursue basic research in the quest for knowledge and the enhancement of the human condition. New ways of fighting disease and hunger, protecting the environment, and harnessing alternative sources of energy are high priorities. Weizmann Institute news rel...

New Tests Demonstrate MuchLarger, More Specific Immune Responses To Viruses

...tion for HIVinfection and he continues to actively pursue investigations of the CD8 T cellresponse to HIV in chronically infected patients on antiretroviral therapy. One of the assays used in the study " tetramer staining " was developedby Dr. Altman while a researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Mark ...

Virginia Tech Biologists' Discoveries Could Help Target Cancer Treatment

...eam of Virginia Tech biologists an $84,000grant to pursue new discoveries regarding the chemistry that initiates celldifferentiation, the point in the development of a multicellular organism atwhich cells become specialized for particular functions. Results of the research by biology professor Charl...

Scientists Identify New Gene That Controls Sleep/Wake Cycle

...enters to foster collaborations amongscientists to pursue investigations of Alzheimer's disease, of biochemistry andstructural biology, of human genetics, of immunology and immune diseases, ofsensory neurosciences and of the links between physics and biology....

University Of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Researchers Identify Protein That May Cause Nerve Cell Death In Alzheimer's Disease

...nal cell death. Mattson andRangnekar continued to pursue other factors that might interact with Par-4. In earlier studies, Mattson's team gathered evidence that a proteincalled amyloid-beta protein, which abnormally accumulates in the brains ofAlzheimer's patients by forming structures called plaqu...

Secrets Of The S.O.S Repair Service

...0 scientists, students, technicians, and engineers pursue basic research in the quest for knowledge and the enhancement of the human condition. New ways of fighting disease and hunger, protecting the environment, and harnessing alternative sources of energy are high priorities....

UD Education News: HHMI Award Supports Undergraduate Discovery

...26 to 129, andnearly half the group has gone on to pursue an advanced degree. HHMI Undergraduate Research...versity and one from Delaware StateUniversity-will pursue biomedically related summer research projects at UD,thanks to HHMI. Students who submit promising re...

Rapid Population Growth Is Still A Problem

... littleaction," with most governments reluctant to pursue explicit pronatalistpolicies. Numerous policy options have been proposed to encourage childbearing,Bongaarts says, but, unfortunately, there is "little useful experience to drawon in assessing potential effectiveness. In rare instances where new me...

Monkeys Have Numerical Abilities, Two Columbia Psychologists Report

... National Science Foundation GraduateFellowship to pursue a Ph.D. studying the cognitive abilities of monkeys. Shejoined the Primate Cognition Laboratory because she saw the potential for usingProf. Terrace's serial task, which he developed to study the precursors oflanguage in non-human primates, to ask q...

University Of Hawaii, Berkeley Launch Marine Bioproduct Initiative

...that can be called upon to tackle majorbarriers or pursue opportunities in a timely fashion. In addition to thetalented faculty at UH and Berkeley (see fact sheet), MarBEC will draw onHawaii's experience and natural advantages in collecting and analyzing marineproducts and organisms, Mortimer adds. Years of...

First Derivation Of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Reported In Science

...els to test proposed transplant products. "As we pursue these next steps, Geron recognizes that research in this field should be conducted according to appropriate guidelines," said Ronald W. Eastman, Gerons president and CEO. "This discovery holds great promise for the treatment of a variety of human...

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