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Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
...at program reflects its national leadership in the search
for new cures for blindness." "With these new Exploratory Centers, we hope to remove roadblocks to collaboration so that a true meeting of minds can take place that will broaden the scope of investigation, yield fresh and possibly unexpected insights...
Cardiac arrest may hinder ability to learn certain tasks
...two meters more than did the control mice in their search
for the platform. "The mice now had to learn a new strategy for finding the platform, and the mice in the cardiac arrest group weren't able to adapt," DeVries said. The researchers wanted to see how cardiac arrest had affected neuro...
Marijuana use could cause tubal pregnancies
...ide-like drug to over-stimulate the receptor. In a search
to unravel this mystery, Haibin Wang, Ph.D., research assistant professor of Pediatrics, found that the CB1 receptor is located near two other receptors (adrenergic receptors) that through the action of noradrenaline, a neurotransmitter regulate mu...
No role for simian virus 40 in human pleural mesotheliomas
...of frozen mesothelioma tumor samples allowed us to search
for SV40 RNA (an expected product of functional SV40 DNA), which has never been studied in a large series of mesotheliomas, and to show that it is completely absent." Their study presents multiple lines of evidence against the proposed link betwe...
UAF scientists discover new marine habitat in Alaska
...s and huge ships to plumb the deep-ocean depths in search
of new species, a team of scuba diving scientists ...nto an entirely new species. While they search
for funding to look for and identify additional rhodolith beds, Konar, Iken, and Riosmena-Rodriguez ...
US investment firm gives away Rhode Island-sized lands in Chile
...der the notes in December 2003. After an extensive search
process, the Goldman Sachs Charitable Fund has determined that WCS is ideally suited to create a reserve and protect the key ecological features of this land for the people of Chile. The transfer represents one of the most significant gifts of privat...
Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'
...reater control. Down the line, it could be used to search
for new medicines. Sheila Patek , 31, University of California, Berkeley for her work in the field of biomechanics. Why would a biologist spend her days battling crustaceans? Because from them she gets insight into the physics of animal movement....
9/11 search-and-rescue dogs exhibit few effects from exposure to disaster sites
...here is no single registry of all dogs deployed to search
the 9/11 sites, the Penn researchers identified 21...gs, only one was confirmed to have died during the search
period. In addition, the study was able to demonstrate that the injuries and ill effects of the sea...
European common frog found to use novel mating strategy
...fertilize it again. At other times, gangs of males search
the pond for newly laid clutches and fertilize them again within an hour or two of being laid. Often, males who fertilize a clutch in the normal way later join a gang to engage in clutch piracy. To determine the paternity of the fertilized eggs, whi...
Researchers identify distinctive signature for metastatic prostate cancer
...ery thoroughly done and holds great promise in the search
for new treatments for human disease. Quite possib...lly dangerous property of unlimited growth, so the search
for ways to identify such cells is important," he said. According to Beachy, both diagnosis and tre...
K-State's National Agricultural Biosecurity Center receives $1.3 Million from Department of Defense
... and private industry groups will be contacted, in search
of response lessons. An initial list of agencies the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center will contact includes several U.S. Department of Agriculture services, the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Fi...
Disruption of protein-folding causes neurodegeneration, mental retardation
...inding was unexpected and an important step in the search
for an effective treatment for GM1 gangliosidosis." Tessitore is the first author of the Molecular Cell paper. In the study, d'Azzo's team examined the spinal cords of mice that lacked the gene for beta-galactosidase, the enzyme also missing in chi...
Snakehead in your inbox? Welcome to the nonindigenous Aquatic Species Alert System
...er the user chooses automatic alerts or prefers to search
the site. "Although this system debuted only in late July, we already are seeing benefits, some beyond what we anticipated," said Pam Fuller, invasive species biologist at USGS's Florida Integrated Science Center who invented and developed the sys...
Smac-ing back at cancer cells
...ly create a library of non-natural amino acids and search
for one that looked like the Smac N-terminal domai...a, San Diego School of Medicine. The result of the search
for Smac mimics was a molecule the researchers called "Compound 3." "The way we arrived at Compound...
Broken arms and collateral damage: clues to predator-driven evolution
...evidence that they, in fact, were interacting." To search
for such evidence, Baumiller and his former graduate student Gahn, studied fossil crinoids, a group of marine animals related to starfish and sea urchins. Crinoids, also called sea lilies, have feathery arms that they extend to catch bits of plankton...
Identifying tick genes could halt disease, bioterrorism threat
...Diseases. "The tick genome project will extend our search
for molecules that are essential for ticks to feed...s throughout the world will use the genome data to search
for ways to halt tick-borne illnesses. An invertebrate creature known as an arthropod, ticks transmi...
The future of HIV therapeutics is brightening, according to Gladstone Institutes Director
...n of APOBEC3G. GIVI scientists are now launching a search
for small molecules that display these properties. If these molecules can be identified and successfully developed into drugs, they would unleash potent antiviral effects of APOBEC3G, even in the presence of Vif. "HIV biologists agree that the Vif-A...
PCB breakdown in rivers depends on sediment-specific bacteria, find Carnegie Mellon U. scientists
... Despite 30 years of scientific investigation and search
for remediation approaches, the contamination of waterways with PCBs remains a pressing environmental challenge. A mixture of 209 related chemicals, PCBs accumulate in fish and birds high in the food chain, crippling their ability to reproduce. These...
Genetic clues found for common congenital brain disorder
...tic material from chromosome 3. This narrowed the search
to one part of that chromosome. Although the implicated region contained an estimated 15 genes, two were likely candidates. ZIC1, short for Zinc finger in cerebellum 1, was a known gene that played a role in development of the cerebellum in mice. ...
Clemson University spin-off uses corn to make plastics, provide cleaner air
...egulations and consumer conscience are driving the search
for materials that are recyclable, renewable and less polluting. Polylactic acid is a byproduct of corn. It currently is used in some pill coatings and sutures because it easily dissolves -- a property not desirable in drink containers, boat coatings...
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