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JCI table of contents September 15, 2004

...fferent genes. The authors then carry out a second round of fusions, but in these cells, they have had the mitochondrial DNA removed. Here, if the fused cells are no longer defective, the mutation is in the patient's nuclear DNA. If the fusions remain defective, the causal mutation is likely to be in the...

Venn diagram tactics to vet complex disease

...ferent genes. The authors then carry out a second round of fusions, but in these cells, they have had the mitochondrial DNA removed. Here, if the fused cells are no longer defective, the mutation is in the patient's nuclear DNA. If the fusions remain defective, the causal mutation is likely to be in the...

Cleaner water, more efficient electricity among UH chemical research

...Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering round out the University of Houston attendees. Shankar Chellam, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, will focus on mechanisms of bacteria removal from drinking water supplies using microfiltration membranes, with an emphasis on ...

Why some animals have smaller eyes: Lifestyle matters

...roportionately big eyes gaze out from those little round faces. By three months, our eyes are as big as they'll ever be -- at least from outward appearances: The corneas have reached their full width, although inside the eyes, the neurobiologist notes, the front-to-back length will increase somewhat. Then ...

NSF awards $10 million in grants to ocean sites for long-term ecological research

..., Duke University and Point Reyes Bird Observatory round out the interdisciplinary team....

Funding to commercialize technologies of UC San Diego engineers tops $1.2 million

San Diego, CA, July 14, 2004 - In its fifth round of funding since being set up in 2001, the William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement at the University of California, San Diego today awarded $300,000 to six projects. That brings total funding so far to more than $1...

Bacterial protein recycling factor possible key to new class of antibiotics

... of spent protein synthesis machinery for the next round of translation," says Akira Kaji, PhD, Professor of Microbiology at Penn. "Strangely, at this day and age, this most fundamental process remained vague until we launched our studies of RRF." Most antibiotics influencing protein synthesis act by stop...

Lupus Research Institute awards $3 million in novel research grants to further new science in lupus

...ystem attacks healthy organs and tissue. This new round of grants brings the total of research projects su...unding from the NIH as was the case with the first round of LRI grants which received more than $7 million in extended funding." Dr. Lipsky, who co-chaired ...

Medical implants work better when you rough them up, study finds

...ped polyester wafers with titanium. The disks were round and about the size of a nickel. Some of the disks were covered with grooves only several microns deep. Some bone implants currently used have similar texture, von Recum said, although these grooves tend to be 100 to 200 microns deep and can interlock...

First ever standards linking climate change, biodiversity and poverty seek global peer review

...hrough July 15th, 2004. Field-testing and a second round of comments will take place later this year. "We hope this first draft of the CCB Standards will stimulate a broad set of comments and perspectives from around the world," said Michael Dutschke, staff member with the Hamburg Institute of Internation...

Two dinosaurs from Africa give clues to continents' split

...bout 30 feet long in life, the animal had a short, round snout and small, delicate teeth, he said. It belongs to a group of southern carnivorous dinosaurs called abelisaurids. The head of Rugops had a tough covering of scales or surface armor and was riddled with arteries and veins, leaving a crisscross o...

Published research contains 'high level of statistical errors'

...y looked 'neater'. For example study authors might round up 2.38 to 2.5 rather than 2.4. "Although these kinds of errors may leave the conclusions of a study unchanged, they are indicative of poor practice," say the researchers. "Our concern is that these kinds of errors are probably present in all numeric...

Cranberry breeding program may soon bear fruit for growers

...om the wild," says Zeldin - the result of a single round of breeding by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the early 1930s. Cranberry's wild character provides plant breeders with an abundance of genetic variation. So, when Zeldin began the cranberry-breeding effort by crossing Ben Lear with Stevens, he...

Chemistry meets Biology

...control of gene expression will be possible during round table discussion sessions. Discussion and poster sessionscreate the opportunity for interaction and exchange between chemists and biologists. Further details: http://www.embo.org/projects/yip/chemicalbiology/index.html...

Crowding stem cells' personal space directs their future

...udies, about 45 percent of stem cells forced to be round moved toward fat cell development, and 50 percent ...eath. "But altering RhoA activity couldn't force a round cell to become a bone precursor, or a spread cell to become a fat cell on our micropatterns." Howev...

PNNL recognized for commercializing technologies

...esearch centers have been encouraging and a second round of clinical trails is scheduled to begin in fall 2004 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. While researchers at PNNL developed the enabling chemistry, the primary supplier of the radioisotopes is MedActinium, a small radiopharmaceut...

UC San Diego faculty receive funding from von Liebig Center to commercialize academic research

... data services (details below). This is the fourth round of so-called "gap" grants since the Center was set up to foster entrepreneurism education on the campus and to provide funding to internal technology projects that have strong commercial potential. The Center received 19 full applications. All of the...

Mind Science Foundation announces Rare Consciousness Research Awards

...rants in the $15,000 - $30,000 range. This initial round of funding is the most difficult for researchers t...titute of Mental Health (NIMH). We are the 'angel' round in the funding of consciousness research." In 2003, the Mind Science Foundation (MSF) co-sponsored ...

Comets spread Earth-life around galaxy, say scientists

...uld survive. As the Earth and the Solar system go round the centre of the galaxy every 240 million years, this viable bacterial outflow would infect hundreds of millions of nascent planetary systems on the way. Hence, they suggest, the transfer of Earth life across the galaxy is inevitable. These ideas ...

A joint effort against the Oriental boil

...ed applications are already available for the next round of funding; a two-stage selection process will decide the funding....

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