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NSF-Supported New Scientists And Engineers Receive Presidential Award

...e are about1,400 total NSF CAREER and PECASE award recipients to date. Only 60 hold thepresidential honor. NSF WINNERS OF THE 1998 PRESIDENTIAL EARLY CAREER AWARD FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS The National Science Foundation (NSF) honored 20 outstanding faculty membersnationwide in fiscal 1998 with the Pres...

Duke Scientists Engineer 'Stealth Virus' To Deliver Genes

...'sintroduction into the body, the immune system of recipients easily recognizedthe virus and its gene payload as foreign and cleared it from the body, as wellas the cells the virus had infected.As a result of their findings, the Dukescientists propose a "two-hit" hypothesis to explain why other adenovirusvector...

Chelation Therapy May Alter Immune System

... involved should make this DMSA more beneficialfor recipients of this treatment." Funding support was provided by the National Institute of Environmental HealthScience (NIEHS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Joining Dietertin the Toxicology report were Suping Chen, a Cornell graduate student;...

At Last There's A Way To Fight The Dreaded E.coli

... Argentina have beenencouraging, although Japanese recipients received antibiotics as well. Even so,only 1 per cent of patients receiving the combination developed HUS comparedwith a usual rate of 15 per cent for antibiotics alone....

Rockefeller University Scientists Receive Prestigious Awards For Cancer Research

... Levine and Roeder exemplary scientists and worthy recipients ofthe Foundation's awards. "The selection of awardees follows a rigorous reviewprocess conducted by a panel of prestigious international scientists," he said. In December 1998, Dr. Levine became head of The Rockefeller University, thenation's first ...

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researcher one of five awarded $1 million distinguished young scholars grant

...Keck Foundation of Los Angeles announced today the recipients of its1999 Distinguished Young Scholars in Medical...her education,today announced the first five grant recipients under its recently establishedDistinguished Young Scholars in Medical Research Program. A five-yea...

Hanson receives one of the first Keck Foundation awards for distinguished young scholars in medical research

... ofMedicine in St. Louis, is among five first-time recipients of the DistinguishedYoung Scholar in Medical Research Award from the Los Angeles-based W. M. KeckFoundation. Hanson was picked from among 10 finalists for the award. The Young Scholars program will provide Hanson with $1 million inresearch s...

Donated organs 'heirlooms not spare parts'

...research report focuses on the experiences of both recipients and donorsfamilies. Many recipients who took part were keen to get in touch with theirdonor's family to thank them for the "gift" and do...

Major grants support immunology, transplant and diabetes research at the University of Chicago

...ricans, including more than 19,000organ-transplant recipients each year. These disorders result in direct andindirect annual costs of more than $100 billion in the United States alone.Successful and lasting induction of immune tolerance could potentially eradicateautoimmune disease and eliminate the need for p...

Omaha to host International Small Bowel Transplant Symposium

...tinely appliedtherapy. Most small bowel transplant recipients are children born with seriousintestinal problems. Without a small bowel transplant, these individuals cannever eat solid food and are destined to be on total parenteral nutrition theirentire life. The conference kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 6, ...

Human genome bears a virus related to HIV-1

... as kidneys, into humans. With any transplant, the recipients receive not only the organ, but also any viruses that may be living in its cells. In the case of animal-to-human transplants, the procedure brings genetic material from two different species into close contact. "You now give these viruses an opportun...

Large air pollution center established at NYU School of Medicine

...s, the EPA last year selected five institutions as recipients of multimillion-dollar awards to establish researc...er. In addition to the NYU School of Medicine, the recipients are Harvard University's School of Public Health, University of Rochester, University of California ...

NIH awards UCSF $12 million in new national effort to learn how genes affect people's repsonses to medicines

...entists at Stanford University School of Medicine, recipients of a $1.6 million grant for the first year of this project. The Pharmacogenetics Knowledge Base (PharmGKB), as it is being called, will serve as the shared information library for all scientists in the research network to ease collaborative research ...

Scientists, research advocates honored as Albert B. Sabin Heroes of Science

...nto basic biomedical research. "Tonight's award recipients are true Heroes of Science, havingdevoted their time, knowledge, skills and energies to ensure thatresearch continues to give Americans the full benefit of medicalprogress," said Heloisa Sabin, widow of Dr. Albert B. Sabin. At thetime of his death i...

White House honors Hutchinson Center Scientist with Presidential Early Career Award

.... Eight federal departments together nominate the recipients of this annual award; the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, selected Moens for the honor. "I'm delighted to have been chosen for this award -- it's a very great honor to receive ...

HHMI to award $16.25 million in new grants to support research by outstanding biomedical scientists in Canada and Latin America

...90,000 annually, will beawarded competitively. The recipients must hold full-time appointments atnonprofit scientific institutions in the six countries, have madesignificant contributions to biomedical research and have significantpublications in international English-language, peer-reviewed scientificjournals....

Novel antiviral drug concept targets number of human viruses

...n immunocompromised individuals such as transplant recipients and cancer patients. Epstein-Barr virus, responsible for infectious mononucleosis, is a virus in the herpes family that the scientists also expect will respond to treatment with cdk inhibitors, although this has yet to be tested. Indeed, most virus...

$1.5 million awarded to marine conservationists

...argest award for marine conservationists. The 2000 recipients are from countries across the globe including Arge...ore than 20 countries around the world. Noted past recipients include Jane Lubchenco, Valley Professor of Marine Biology at Oregon State University and a past pre...

Alcohol and thiamine deficiency together: a dangerous combination?

...esearchers found that thiamine injections made the recipients even more sensitive to the effects of alcohol. He is concerned that the standard practice of giving alcoholics thiamine injections, in order to counteract the progression to symptoms of WE and WKS, may be more detrimental than helpful. "When you hav...

Hutchinson Center researcher awarded Block lectureship

...ronment on colorectal-cancer risk.Past Block award recipients include Drs. Richard Klausner, Judah Folkman and Bert Vogelstein....

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