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Woman pregnant after selecting healthy embryo

...patient to become pregnant with an embryo that was selected because it showed no signs of genetic abnormalities. The procedure is called preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and involves the testing of embryos for signs of abnormalities before the embryos are transferred to a womans uterus. The technique i...

Wake Forest researchers ask: Can ginkgo prevent memory loss?

...lusive. "That's why we're doing the trial."CHS was selected for the ginkgo trial "because we have previously collected information about memory function on our participants and how that has changed over time," said Curt D. Furberg, M.D., Ph.D., head of the new study's national clinical coordinating center. "I...

SPIRE seeks to boost young scientists' job prospects, minority science education

... percent will ever secure." SPIRE fellows will be selected from a national applicant pool. During the first two-thirds of their program, they will conduct research at UNC-CH. They also will attend workshops and seminars on pedagogy, instructional technology, distance education and business skills development...

Science and Amersham Pharmacia Biotech award Young Scientist Prize

...ers each receive $5,000; the grand prize winner is selected from the pool of regional winners and receives $25,000. Velculescu will be honored together with four other regional winners on 9 December at Uppsala University in Sweden, in a ceremony that coincides with the Nobel Prize festivities. For his thesis...

Study points to chromosome site of autism gene

.... The researchers spaced 416 nucleotide markers on selected chromosome regions for each individual. The markers helped identify those regions across individuals containing similar clusters of nucleotide sequences. Statistical analysis then determined if the presence of these regions was significantly greater ...

DFG to set up 21 new collaborative research centres in 2000

...o-factor Interactions in Biological Processes" in selected enzymes by characterising the relationships betwee...ials" at Karlsruhe University are aiming to employ selected components -- sets of synchronisation rings from gearboxes , clutch systems, crankshafts for pumps, ...

UroGenesys researchers discover new target antigen for prostate cancers

...eutical and biotechnologycompanies, while pursuing selected clinical developments separately. Study Results Researchers atUroGenesys identified the STEAP gene by comparing RNA sequences isolated from patient-derivedspecimens of prostate cancer to sequences isolated from benign prostatic tissues. Once they ha...

Grant to provide training for scientists in Europe and Latin America

...ational program, mainly to support the research of selected biomedical scientists around the world. The Institute's primary activity is to carry out biomedical research directly with its own scientists at 71 locations across the United States. It employs more than 300 HHMI investigators and their teams, who c...

Targeted Genetics presents advances in synthetic gene delivery technologies

...ry vectors, such as LPD, is one of the reasons we selected the company as our exclusive partner in gene delivery. Emerald Gene Systems will combine Elan's targeting technologies and Targeted Genetics' expertise in vector development and manufacturing to produce a new generation of therapeutics. We are pl...

Illinois waterways, waterfowl detailed in new book

...Ill. "The abbreviated field guide makes available selected highlights from its companion volume." Havera knows the subject material well. He grew up near the Illinois River and Peoria Lake, an area that hosted thousands of canvasbacks and lesser scaups as well as ardent duck hunters. He was an avid reader ...

Meet Conan the Bacterium

...itation of its ability to integrate external genes selected to express products useful to explorers on Mars or...y common between Mars and Earth. "By nature, it is selected to survive radiation damage very well," D. radiodurans can withstand without loss of viability a dos...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute funds biomedical facilities at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

...l in the United States, as well as the research of selected biomedicalscientists in other countries. "The outstanding technical capabilities of the ALS and other Berkeley Lab facilities will be ofincreasing value to biologists as the full impact of the Human Genome Project becomes clear," saysGraham Fleming,...

UNC selected as one of two regional mutant mouse resource centers in nation

...APEL HILL -- The National Institutes of Health has selected the University of North Carolina atChapel Hill as one of two Regional Mutant Mouse Resource Centers in the nation. The new center willreceive a grant of $660,000 a year over five years. UNC and the University of California at Davis will facilitate ...

U-M Medical School receives $4 million for new bioinformatics program

...he U-M Medical School is one of 41 medical schools selected this year to receive a Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant for biomedical research support. HHMI is a medical research organization whose principal purpose is the conduct of biomedical research. It employs scientists in cell biology, genetics,...

Most highly endowed promotion prize for fourteen scientists and scholars

...he Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has today selected the prize-winners in its Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme for the year 2000. Fourteen scientists and scholars are to be awarded the most highly endowed German promotion prize. Those employing the greatest array of apparatus will receive prize-mone...

Consortium focuses on new mouse models of human cancers

...from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have been selected to participate in the National Cancer Institute's ...id. "The initial plan called for six centers to be selected and funded. When the 32 proposals came in, they were reviewed by a group of investigators, who award...

Large air pollution center established at NYU School of Medicine

...ate matter. Only five institutions nationwide were selected to receive funding to establish these centers. The... particulate matter and illness, the EPA last year selected five institutions as recipients of multimillion-dollar awards to establish research centers for airb...

Study: Commercial disinfectants effective, natural products less so

...n C. Aguiar. The scientists tested the effect of selected disinfectants against numerous disease-causing microbes after 30-second and after five-minute exposures. Organisms included Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella choleraesuis, Escherichia coli 0157:H7, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, poliovirus, and vancomycin-s...

Longevity genes

...crease lifespan in some situations are nonetheless selected during evolution because they prove beneficial under other circumstances. James Curtsinger at the University of Minnesota in St Paul recently performed similar studies, however, and found that environment or gender had virtually no effect on longevi...

Nearly half of all women 65 and older now use herbal products to feel better, but don't tell their doctors

.... In the current study, research participants were selected from a pool of 8,344 women 65 and older in North C...th UF's Institute on Aging. Although participants selected for interviews were drawn from a random sample, all but one woman in the study were white, so the da...

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