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National Bioinformatics Resource Center to support infectious disease research

... display, query, annotate, and analyze genomic and related data and bibliographic information. "This NIH award highlights the importance of multiple-university collaborations in the rapidly developing fields of systems biology and bioinformatics," said Virginia Tech President Charles Steger. "The Virginia B...

Brain serotonin enzyme finding might explain psychiatric disorders

...rch have been known to have behavioral differences related to serotonin levels," Zhang said. "Now we've identified a major gene responsible." Exploiting these findings might provide a useful approach to developing animal models of serotonin-related disorders, added Martin Beaulieu, Ph.D., a co-author on the ...

Study suggests first molecular target to halt spread of HPV

...ular treatments reported for HPV infections or for related papillomavirus infections." The study, titled "The Inhibition of papilloma progression by antisense oligonucleaotides targeted to HPV11 E6/E7 RNA" was published July 1, 2004, in the online version of the journal Gene Therapy. HPV is one of the most c...

UCSD undergraduates participate in collaborative studies abroad on cyberinfrastructure

...collaborative research on a wide variety of topics related to cyberinfrastructure. They were selected to participate in the first of a three-year program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other organizations, to help prepare more U.S. engineers and scientists to work on international projec...

$1.6 million grant to Williams College

...der it ready to have a lot of fun with biology and related sciences." In addition, the new elementary school ... technology with teaching practices in biology and related fields. At the high school level, opportunities will be expanded for high school science teachers t...

Milk consumption and calcium intake associated with lower colorectal cancer risk

...ectal cancer incidence in various countries may be related to diet. Although high calcium intake has been shown to inhibit colon cancer in animal experiments, these effects have not been seen consistently in human epidemiologic studies. To better assess the relationship between consumption of dairy foods, ca...

Spanish scientists develop powerful tool for exploration and integration of biological information

...hat distant medical and biological concepts can be related by surprisingly few intermediate genes; the shortest path between any two genes involving on average only four steps. Hoffmann and Valencia expect this highly connected network to trigger a revolution in new text-mining tools that will bring biomedi...

Other highlights in the July 7 JNCI

...sia type 2 (MEN2) syndromes MEN2A and MEN2B or the related disease, familial medullary thyroid carcinoma. Patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma can only be cured through surgery, which is only be performed before the cancer has metastasized clinically, as the cancer does not respond to standard chemother...

The future of nanotechnology

... different fields will gather to explore questions related to nanoscience and the future of nanomaterials. The conference will be held simultaneously at two National Academies facilities: the Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.; and the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, 100 Academy Drive, Irvi...

Climate may play role in lynx's hunting ability

...Stenseth--to study the lynx-hare cycle, and how it related to the overall boreal forest community. Stenseth has previously argued that the 10-year cycle, which means a rise and fall of the hare population followed by a similar pattern of the lynx, differed according to regions of the country and those differ...

As humans alter land, infectious diseases follow

...pread of infectious disease, and many of these are related to habitat and ecosystem change."...

National Parkinson Foundation designates UNC as 'Center of Excellence'

...ster, brings recognized expertise in cognitive and related aspects of Parkinson's disease, including caregive... care for individuals with Parkinson's disease and related disorders. Basic and clinical neuroscience research related to Parkinson's disease also is flourishi...

Cancer gene MYC emerging as key research target

...sible that there might be tissue-specific controls related to MYC binding." He notes that perhaps MYC binds to a given gene in all cell types but only activates that gene in a specific organ. Another question is whether this phenomenon of binding without activating may occur with other transcription factors...

Why does cloning create abnormalities? Scientists take a step towards finding out

...tation; in vitro culture conditions which could be related to the length of the culture or the concentrations of certain media components such as serum or even a specific amino acid. Finally, we cannot exclude the contribution of the peculiar genetic makeup of patients' gametes, together with the specific...

Herpes tool allows researchers to customize Alzheimer's vaccine

...e National Institutes of Health to study a closely related topic, the role of inflammation in the disease. Understanding how inflammation contributes to Alzheimer's will help Bowers and others create a vaccine best suited to treat or prevent it. Central to their efforts is the herpes virus, best known for c...

RSV can increase the risk of asthma, UT Southwestern researchers find

...ial virus, or RSV, infection and asthma in mice. A related study, also in mice, suggests that a medication neutralizing the virus could decrease children's chances of developing asthma. RSV is the leading cause of viral respiratory infections in infants and children worldwide. "We have suspected a connection...

Purdue yeast makes ethanol from agricultural waste more effectively

...m the Purdue Research Foundation for the yeast and related patents. Its Ottawa, Canada, demonstration facilit...rently is produced when yeast ferments glucose and related hexose - or six-carbon sugars in food crops such as cane sugar, corn and other starch-rich grains. H...

Scientists call for better protection for coral reefs

... and rigorous presentation of coral reefscience as related to current issues in the management, use andconser...d overfishing oncoral reefs. papers, together with related outreach posters, will beavailable on the ISRS website( www.fit.edu/isrs ). ISRS Briefing Paper 1 ...

Innovative efforts target epigenetics, molecular imaging

... grant, the Harvard center plans to examine issues related to moving such technologies into the clinic, with an emphasis on the challenges that personal genome screening may pose to concepts of anonymity. In addition to advancing technologies that may revolutionize clinical research and the practice of medic...

Hopkins to found first center for comprehensive study of epigenetics

...research, really pulling together those working on related problems, regardless of their department affiliations, to tackle important basic questions whose answers will advance human health," says Chi Dang, M.D., Ph.D., vice dean for research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He adds that Hopkins' Ins...

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