Tag: "recognize" at biology news
ORNL earns four Federal Laboratory Consortium awards
...ately 100,000 scientists and engineers. The awards recognize
federal laboratory employees who have accomplished outstanding work in the process of transferring a technology to the commercial marketplace. "These outstanding scientific achievements by ORNL's staff not only benefit the nation's economy through c...
Founder of UCSD bioengineering program honored with lifetime achievement award
...ineers Week 2004. The award program was created to recognize
outstanding Asian American professionals in academ... after him. He was one of the first visionaries to recognize
that engineering principles and technologies could be used to develop innovative ways to diagnose, t...
HIV exhausts the immune system through chronic non-specific activation
...rentiate--that is, to become specially equipped to recognize
and target a particular pathogen, or antigen. When the researchers analyzed T-cells from a group of untreated HIV infected individuals at different stages--acute infection, chronic infection without progression, and chronic infection with signs of pr...
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center acquires biotechnology firm Rheogene Inc.
... represent a steadily increasing value to UPMC, we recognize
that the real significance of this donation is the future benefit of its innovative clinical technologies to the people who matter most the patients." "We are excited to have UPMC as a strategic investor in RheoGene," said Tom Tillett, chief exec...
Pioneer in the genetics of programmed cell death honored
...United States and more than 60 other countries to recognize
world-class accomplishments in basic research, clinical care, therapeutics and prevention. "Dr. Korsmeyer's observations really opened the molecular era in the study of apoptosis," said AACR chief executive officer Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (...
Structure solved by Scripps scientists shows one way that body controls gene expression
... of the capability of TZF proteins to specifically recognize
a large number of different RNA sequence motifs. ...this protein uses its tandem zinc finger domain to recognize
particular sequences of TNF and interferon mRNA. By solving the structure, Wright and his col...
International science team tracks ocean predators around the globe
...e and time." TOPP scientists also are beginning to recognize
that the data they gather, similar to those collected on Atlantic bluefin tunas, may provide useful information to resource managers working in the North Pacific. "Right now the Pacific open ocean is one of the last frontiers on our planet," Block sa...
New study suggests brains of autistic children can be trained to recognize faces
...al delay. She and Aylward note that the ability to recognize
faces may be similar to the ability to comprehend language. "In the beginning babies can distinguish between all types of language sounds," said Aylward. "But language processing later becomes fine tuned to the sounds of the child's own language. Sim...
Special training may help people with autism recognize faces
... brains have evolved to have special processors to recognize
that something is a face because faces are importa...r people and have little experience in learning to recognize
faces," said Aylward, a professor of radiology who interpreted the functional Magnetic Resonance Ima...
Scientists making advances in cancer prevention, detection and treatment to receive awards
...ogress, founded the award with the AACR in 1977 to recognize
research that has made, or promises soon to make, a notable contribution to improved clinical care in the field of cancer, and to provide incentive to such young investigators relatively early in their careers. Dr. Sidransky, 43, who is being honore...
World's largest-ever sea turtle symposium to address plummeting populations of sea turtles
...ion measures can still have a dramatic impact, but recognize
that their window of opportunity is shrinking. "Sea turtles, such as the Kemp's ridley and leatherback, have been adversely affected by human mismanagement of the environment," said Rod Mast, Vice President of Conservation International and Presi...
MIT student dances with robots
...ho could signal move changes in advance, who could recognize
an error in the follower and execute a different move to compensate for it"--just like an experienced human leader does. Her motive is not to create a robot substitute for her husband. Rather, "in the process of recreating a partner dancer, I will ha...
Findings could aid efforts to harness nature for making drugs
...lar to the compound that this enzyme will normally recognize
and react with but are somewhat structurally different," Morgan said. "Therefore, if the enzyme recognizes this compound, it will produce a novel product, or a product that's never been synthesized before. "From a scientific standpoint, we want to be...
Simple sugars make cell walls like steel
...these galactose appendages are required for XET to recognize
where to clip the xyloglucans to allow expansion and then to retie them." The scientists want to find out how to control cell wall formation by determining the function of all the genes in their formation, development and growth. This may allow them...
Climate change may threaten more than one million species with extinction
...econd, we must design conservation strategies that recognize
that climate change is going to affect entire ecosystems, and therefore have to prepare effective conservation measures immediately." For this study, CABS at CI worked with the National Botanical Institute of South Africa to model more than 300 plant...
Purdue research suggests 'nanotubes' could make better brain probes
...ace of a brain protein called laminin. "Neurons recognize
parts of that protein and latch onto it," Webster said. The crucifix-shaped protein then helps neurons sprout neurites, while suppressing the formation of scar tissue. The tube-shaped molecules of carbon have unusual properties that make them e...
Researchers find key gene in production of egg and sperm
...romosomes floating around in the cell's nucleus to recognize
and pair with their homologs in preparation for th...me pairing and how homologous chromosomes actually recognize
one another. This apparently requires about 600 breaks along all 10 chromosomes that, after the homo...
'Smart bomb' delivery destroys tumors in mice
...heir surfaces. An antibody that is "programmed" to recognize
the tumor's characteristic receptor is chemically ...s long as a specific antibody can be customized to recognize
receptors unique to the cancer cells. The technique could prove invaluable for preventing metastasis...
Science's breakthrough of the year: Illumination of the dark, expanding universe
...ypothesis of a dark universe. Science is glad to recognize
their success in this effort as the Breakthrough of the Year for 2003," said Don Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief of Science . Those proposals entered the spotlight five years earlier, when Science's 1998 Breakthrough of the Year honored the disc...
Linking the immune system with lipid metabolism
...ognition involves a process in which variable TCRs recognize
various proteins--pieces of protein from foreign pathogens, for instance--when these are presented by "antigen presenting cells" via a molecule called the major histocompatability complex (MHC). MHC molecules are like the burglar alarms that warn the...
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