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Offshore oil and gas platforms could provide more than just fuel; cures for cancer and AIDS could be at stake

...te the biotechnology potential of oceans. The MMS selected LSU and the University of California at Santa Barbara as the two universities to lead this effort. Both universities held signing ceremonies and press conferences to announce the awards on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Representatives from the MMS and the D...

Two distinguished Rutgers chemists named Biophysical Society Fellows

...ers of the society and, to date, only 45 have been selected as fellows. "The awards to Professors Berman a...ses, effects and treatment of disease. She was selected as a fellow based on her contributions to the area of macromolecular structure, with particular emph...

Tracking a genetic basis for alcohol-related hypertension

...s to follow. "We have plans to chronically expose selected strains of mice to alcohol," he said. "Following this, we will begin gene mapping studies to identify the exact genes responsible for the rodents' sustained elevations in blood pressure."...

Two distinguished scientists to share leadership of new Life Sciences Institute

...ident Lee C. Bollinger announced today that he has selected two prominent scientists---a biochemist from the U-M and a cell biologist from the University of California, San Diego---to serve as lead scientists and co-directors of the U-M's new Life Sciences Institute. The appointments will be presented to the...

Ocean sponge source of new drug discovery

...ted in activity. Once Dr. McCarthy and his staff selected the 3,500 samples from the Harbor Branch inventory, the chemical extracts were sent to the Denver-based biotech company MycoLogics for analysis. MycoLogics has unique abilities to screen for antifungal agents. In all, MycoLogics identified 101 promi...

Sea Grant and CTDEP announce $3.5M for LI Sound lobster research

...anticipated to become available for researchers selected under the RFP in mid to late April 2001-- are detailed in a Request for Proposals that can be viewed and downloaded from NYSG's LI Sound Lobster Initiative website: www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/LILobsters/LobsterRFP.htm . A Lobst...

Millennium and Bayer industrializing drug discovery process through ongoing successful research alliance

... high-throughput robotic screening technology, the selected targets are incorporated into test systems to search for compounds that show promise for drug development. This screening process can test more than 200,000 such compounds daily. The progress of the Millennium and Bayer alliance in its first tw...

Rising Maryland to welcome new biotech president

...ed biotechnology career in California before being selected as the second UMBI president. There is a $35 price for gala tickets. Call 410.385.6305....

Searching for the secrets of drug-free transplants

...etes Foundation International. The Pitt team was selected because of its ongoing contributions in transplant immunology and its body of research that has resulted in about 40 liver transplant recipients in a physician-controlled trial being able to be completely weaned off anti-rejection drugs. The patient...

AFAR launches new aging research website Infoaging.org, new Yankelovich poll supports need for aging information

..." Articles available through Infoaging.org are selected and approved by utilizing a rigorous review process. The main features of the site include Diseases Centers with information on diabetes, osteoporosis and prostate cancer, among others; a section on the Biology of Aging with information on issues...

Sensor uses DNA to detect presence of lead, a dangerous contaminant

...NA is double stranded, the catalytic DNA Lu and Li selected has a single strand that can wrap around like a protein. In that single strand, the researchers fashion a specific binding site a kind of pocket that can only accommodate the metal ion of choice. The principles demonstrated in this work can also be...

Colorado U. study indicates Denver area drivers unmoved by state air quality advisories

... a 14-question, anonymous survey to 1,000 randomly selected vehicle owners regarding their driving habits and how they responded to high-pollution advisories. Five hundred surveys were mailed to Westminster residents and 500 were sent to Boulder residents. The CU-Boulder research team had hypothesized the...

Contract bridge enhances the immune system, according to a preliminary study by researchers at UC Berkeley

...at she suspected influences the immune system. She selected women as subjects because most of her laboratory experiments have involved immune compromised female mice. Diamond and graduate student Jean Weidner divided the 12 women, all in their 70s and 80s, into three groups, and had each group play a one-and...

Boston hospitals report early results of endostatin clinical trial

... this database will be contacted if they have been selected for the final slots in the trial. No information is available at this time about future Endostatin clinical trials at Boston hospitals. Data from the ongoing study at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's...

Energy department's Idaho lab teams with Russia to establish Ecological Biotrade facility

...entists to discover novel bioactive compounds from selected pristine and contaminated environments in Russia. ...f the diversity of the microorganisms found within selected Russian ecosystems. "It is the goal of this project to identify commercial biomolecular products th...

Unified theory relates microbial metabolism to lab and field

...y exist, their empirical nature means they must be selected to match a given set of experimental results. "There is no guarantee that a rate law chosen to describe behavior observed in a laboratory culture will apply in a given geochemical environment," Bethke said. "Also, the available rate laws do not acc...

Scientists launch the worlds first marine life census

...ntense research for nearly 30 years. Other animals selected for the pilot project were blue sharks, albatrosses (the largest seabird), salmon sharks, leatherback turtles, yellowfin tuna, blue whales and loggerhead turtles. Runners-up included squid, California sea lions, loggerhead turtles, California gray wh...

University of Pittsburgh reports best gene delivery to date of protein missing in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

... in other university laboratories, Dr. Xiaos group selected certain sections of the dystrophin gene known to produce regions of the protein essential to its function. DMD mice treated with the mini-gene constructs showed evidence of stable, functional dystrophin, and their muscles did not degenerate, as typic...

New drug blocks rheumatoid arthritis early on, with few side effects

...of either methotrexate or etanercept. Researchers selected subjects at especially high risk for joint destruction. Using criteria from the American College of Rheumatology, the scientists looked for a decrease in swollen, tender joints, a drop in the laboratory measures of inflammation, for the improved eval...

Scientists bypass major hurdle to hemophilia gene therapy

...d to have deficient immune system cells. They were selected because the clotting protein coded by the transferred gene was canine factor IX. In normal mice, the immune system would mount a destructive attack against the protein. In previous experiments, UNC-CH gene therapy researchers studied dogs with hemoph...

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