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Chemical engineers discover filtration system to help biotech industry

...) have developed a new filtration system to enable scientists and engineers to separate and purify two different... biopharmaceutical applications. However, when scientists in the past have gone to separate proteins and remove impurities by chromatography, costs have escal...

Study suggests cell-cycle triggers might be cancer drug targets

...efute current theory, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have found that removing three key proteins believ...ion of cancer-causing oncogenes. That was what the scientists had hoped they would see, based on experiments reported by Sicinski in 1995 showing that mice lackin...

Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate

...all cleft lip and palate. In the latest paper, the scientists report a so-called "haplotype" gene test, one of t...ased on a detailed analysis of 1,316 families, the scientists estimated that the risk of parents with this haplotype having a second child with isolated cleft lip...

Newly discovered protein may be key to muscular dystrophy

...ear excess acetylcholine from the synapse. But the scientists found that during periods of intense muscle activi...has not been clear. In a genetic screen, the scientists identified 12 mutations which produced defects in coordinated movement just like those found in C. e...

MIT research that stops pain of needle jabs gets FDA approval

...the University of California at Santa Barbara. The scientists founded Sontra Medical Corp. of Franklin, Mass., w...iver insulin or other medication to the blood. The scientists believe that the same mechanism can be used to deliver routine vaccinations painlessly within the ne...

UCR earns $1.5 million grant to examine how engineered crop genes stray

...ology Impacts Center. "Our project involves social scientists with diverse expertise ranging from international ...on making in genuine collaboration with biological scientists who study gene transfer and the evolution of invasive species." The project, which begins Sept. 1, ...

Researchers show how to assemble building blocks for nanotechnology

...ng workers in factories or assembly lines. Rather, scientists must develop ways to make the devices assemble by ... but engineering it in the lab, so that eventually scientists can predict their shapes and use the shapes for specific applications, is another matter. According ...

New clues to hereditary blinding disease found

...id Hwa. "In addition to rhodopsin, I predict that scientists will find that more and more proteins and receptors are impacted by trace metals and may open new areas in the treatment of neurodegenerative and other types of human diseases."...

Enzyme activation appears key in helping internal clock tell night from day

... Aug. 19 issue of the journal Neuron, the Illinois scientists say that the activation of PKG-II may be the criti... journeying into a new day. In their research, the scientists blocked the phosphorylation action of PKG-II during the normal cycling of the clock. By doing so, t...

New 'clock gene' uncovered

...e deposited into databases and become available to scientists everywhere to conduct post-genomic research. Such ... work holds great promise for future medicine, and scientists have been investigating how the genes in the human genome actually contribute to the biology of heal...

Sweet success in targeting sugar molecules to cells in living animals

...at carried a distinctive tag that would enable the scientists to detect whether attachment to the cell surface had occurred. The researchers found that the azido sugar made its way into the mouse organs, was chemically processed similarly to the normal sugar, and appeared on the cell surface. They also found th...

Study narrows search for genes placing men at increased risk for prostate cancer

...earch: an extensive international collaboration of scientists from multiple institutions. Large-scale collaborative studies like this are increasingly common in complex disorders that have a huge impact on public health, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and mental health disorders like autism. Complex...

Scientists visualise cellular handmaiden that restores shape to proteins

... bent out of shape proteins has been visualised by scientists working in Japan and the UK. The structure of the...r So Iwata of Imperial College London, the team of scientists announce their findings in this month's edition of the journal Structure (August 2004). The complex ...

Pollination find could lead to cordgrass control

...e wind transports pollen far less effectively than scientists assumed, according to a new study of invasive Atlantic cordgrass by researchers at UC Davis. This discovery will help control a cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora, that is invading wetlands on the Pacific coast. Plants including grasses, oaks and pine ...

Muscling their way into the food chain: Zebra mussels alter fish populations in the Hudson River

...reaches. As competitors in the aquatic food chain, scientists have long speculated that zebra mussels may impact fish. A recent Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences article, written by Dr. David L. Strayer of the Institute of Ecosystem Studies (IES) and Drs. Kathryn A. Hattala and Andrew W. Kahnle...

British scientists exclude 'maverick' colleagues, says report

... School of Social Sciences, has shown that British scientists operated with firm boundaries between 'inside' and 'outside' and believed that controversial scientists needed to be placed outside the community so as to not gain scientific legitimacy. Swedish scientist...

Institute for OneWorld Health nominated for the 2004 World Technology Awards

...s model with a staff of experienced pharmaceutical scientists who identifies promising leads and drives development from pre-clinical studies to clinical trials through regulatory approval. The Institute for OneWorld Health, headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., is a tax-exempt 501(c) (3), U.S. corporation ( ...

Stanford researcher's findings may shed light on common, deadly birth defect

...eparation of the mother from the embryo means that scientists can add factors they wish to study in precisely co...ldren with HPE are more affected than others." The scientists believe that HPE may arise from a combination of a faulty sonic hedgehog gene, present from concepti...

5AM Solutions releases Microarray Enterprise Manage(TM) Software

...lution was delivered in collaboration with leading scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute...ve microarray data. "This solution will result in scientists being able to share data quickly and obtain real insight into human disease," said Dr. Dietrich Step...

Rare mutations can significantly increase risk factor for heart disease

... To determine the influence of rare mutations, the scientists relied on data from individuals enrolled in a study run by Hobbs, known as the Dallas Heart Study. Hobbs and her colleagues designed the study in 1999 to examine the biological and social causes of ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease. Throug...

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