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Houston minority graduation rises in sciences, engineering as result of UH-led alliance

...LSAMP consortium, UH will be allocated the highest share of the grant money. Sharing directorship responsibilities, John L. Bear, dean of the UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Bobby L. Wilson, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Texas Southern University, are H-LSAM...

Landmark gene agreement announced by Samoan government and UC Berkeley for anti-AIDS drug Prostratin

...ree the gene for a promising anti-AIDS drug and to share any royalties from sale of a gene-derived drug wit...ial proceeds from the genes. Samoa's fifty-percent share is allocated to the government, to villages, and to the families of healers who first taught ethnobo...

Landmark agreement between Samoa and UC Berkeley could help search for AIDS cure

...ree the gene for a promising anti-AIDS drug and to share any royalties from sale of a gene-derived drug wit...ercial proceeds from the genes. Samoa's 50 percent share will be allocated to the government, to villages, and to the families of healers who first taught et...

Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases

...isorders is devastating, says Dartt. Eye diseases share many of the same underlying mechanisms at work in diseases in other parts of the body, like the heart and the brain. "While experts from these areas often collaborate informally on vision disease, ophthalmology has remained somewhat specialized and ...

'Most recent common ancestor' of all living humans surprisingly recent

...he languages we speak or the color of our skin, we share ancestors who planted rice on the banks of the Yangtze, who first domesticated horses on the steppes of the Ukraine, who hunted giant sloths in the forests of North and South America, and who labored to build the Great Pyramid of Khufu." The resu...

USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America

...will also engage with interested stakeholders that share its goals. The long-term objective is to broaden the resource base available to support small-scale coffee farmers and biodiversity conservation and enhance the ability to drive meaningful and measurable changes within the coffee industry. "One of ...

'Gene chips' research in cotton could lead to superior variety

...lant researchers are working together in groups to share expertise necessary to generate large amounts of g...mation and technologies that will enhance cotton's share of competitive federal research support for genomic research." Chen said he would like to...

New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins

...s that perhaps will hold new and unique secrets to share with us," Fisher said. "The microbes at sites like these--thriving in super-hot temperatures--likely have their own remarkable biochemical pathways and capabilities that we are only beginning to appreciate." "The Lau Basin is a candy store of scient...

Cannabis may help combat cancer-causing herpes viruses

...rpes viruses by targeting a gene these viruses all share called ORF50. Dr. Medveczky emphasized that more studies are needed. "We have not evaluated the effect of THC in an animal model yet so we do not recommend people start using pot to prevent or treat cancers." In fact, Dr. Meveczky said, THC has also...

NSF awards 22 new projects for plant genome research

...les they play; and databases and tools to capture, share and analyze the massive amounts of genomics data being produced by the scientific community. In addition, all projects continue the commitment of the PGRP to train the next generation of scientists by exposing students to research at the cutting edge...

$2.7 million grant to support creation of virtual zebrafish atlas

...ade ago. The atlas will make it possible for us to share our detailed zebrafish anatomy, from any point in its lifespan, with researchers around the globe. This data-sharing will speed the pace of discovery for a number of human diseases." The atlas will allow scientists to access images of the anatomy of ...

Health of world's sea lions the focus of Wakefield Symposium

...orld community of sea lion researchers together to share their experiences and knowledge. Interspecies comparisons can shed light on why some populations might decline while others increase. Insights can also be gained on whether trends in the abundance of sea lions are related to fishing activities throug...

Resveratrol synthase uncovered: Cyclization specificity of type III polyketide synthases

...tilbene synthase (STS) and chalcone synthase (CHS) share 75%90% amino acid sequence identity and generate the same tetraketide, but STS enzymes cyclize this tetraketide via an intramolecular C2 to C7 aldol condensation to make stilbene, whereas the CHS cyclize via C2 to C6 condensation reaction to make cha...

Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant

...nmental cues affect animals, including humans, who share many of their genes with Arabidopsis....

New sign language suggests children create language's fundamentals through learning

...they may sound to the untrained ear, all languages share certain basic traits that have been the subject of debate for decades. While some researchers have argued that these traits come hard-wired in the human brain, others have argued that they developed gradually over generations through experimentation...

K-State, other universities to study how climate affects plant evolution

...niversity is one of several universities that will share an estimated $5 million federal grant to study how plants respond to environmental changes and how the genetic pathways underlying their responses evolve in different climates. "K-State is working with some of the premier labs in the world on this pr...

Protein is key to fatal disorder and normal cell function

... the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses, or NCL, which share similar clinical and pathological traits but are genetically distinct. All NCL disorders cause progressive loss of motor skills, mental retardation, loss of speech, blindness, uncontrolled seizures and, eventually, premature death. The juvenile form ...

Researchers discover why mutant gene causes colon cancer

...lopment was restored. Because zebrafish and humans share many genes, including the APC gene, researchers often use the little black-and-white striped fish as models to study various aspects of human development. "Implications of this study are far reaching," Jones says. "We have long suspected that vi...

New genetic hypothesis for the cause of autism

...ns, who have the same DNA, are much more likely to share the diagnosis than fraternal twins. However, experts have not yet identified the specific genetic components related to autism, and many experts believe that multiple genes are involved. Researchers, led by Yong-hui Jiang of Baylor College of Medici...

Final Alert: 16th EORTC NCI AACR Symposium

...national experts in oncology gathered in Geneva to share findings on the latest research on new molecular targets, designer diagnostics and prognostics, smart drugs and other novel approaches to treatment....

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