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Scientist honored for studies of genetic influence on chemotherapy, tumor development

... to date are evidence of his potential for further stellar work in cancer research. "In addition to his demonstration that mutations in the p53 tumor suppressor gene are a primary cause of resistance to apoptosis in cancer cells, Dr. Lowe has shown that the p53 pathway, including proteins such as p19, ...

Rensselaer awarded $2.7 million NIH grant to improve drug development process

...director of life sciences at Oak Ridge. "This is a stellar partnership that relies on many different skill sets to complete the research," Dordick said. "Our goal is to develop a key set of tools to synthesize and screen promising compounds rapidly, and identify those most suitable for further development as...

Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2004

...va to occur. Under certain conditions, the massive stellar explosions happen when a white dwarf star in a bin...st researchers because they are believed to be the stellar factories of the heavy elements such as iron, nickel and cobalt. They also have been used as "standa...

White House awards National Medal of Science to Rockefeller University's James Darnell

...been a guiding force in helping to build a strong, stellar faculty at Rockefeller University. Beginning in the mid-1980s, working with then-President and Nobel laureate Josh Lederberg, he helped to establish more than 15 new junior faculty positions, each a head of a major laboratory at the university. Ten o...

Cancer prevention pioneer receives AACR/Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation Award

...f Dartmouth Medical School, who was lauded for his stellar work in the basic science of chemoprevention. "Dr. Hong's vision, passion and zeal for cancer prevention and its potential have accelerated the pace of growth in the field," said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), AACR chief executive officer. "Ma...

Searching for the 'real' waterworld

...t cooler than the Sun, will cause a dimming in the stellar light by almost one part in a thousand. That's almost ten times larger than the smallest variation Eddington is designed to detect. So, waterworlds if they exist will be a very easy catch for Eddington," says Fabio Favata, ESA's Eddington Project S...

National vision experts converge for research symposium

... and they were instrumental in bringing together a stellar lineup of national and international experts to discuss important developments in basic research and promising new treatment options," said Dr. Earl Smith, UH professor of optometry. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Paul Sieving, director of the Nati...

Physics tip sheet #13 May 15, 2002

...ernovae are some of the most dramatic processes in stellar evolution. In a neutron star, high densities cause matter to form a uniform liquid but just before that happens, nuclei form rod-like and slab-like structures and bubbles, termed nuclear pasta. The existence of pasta phases change the dynamics of neu...

Black raspberries a potentially powerful agent in fight against colon cancer

... One reason for the raspberries' seemingly stellar health advantage may be their richness in compounds such as anthocyanins, which give berries their almost-black pigment; phenols, such as ellagic, coumaric and ferulic acid; calcium; and vit...

Ancient supernova may have triggered eco-catastrophe

...ought the clues together was the revelation that a stellar cluster with many large, short-lived stars prone to producing supernovae had passed near Earths solar system several million years ago. That discovery, made by co-author and Space Telescope Science Institute astronomer Jess Maz-Apellniz, led Bentez...

Clinton names a diverse group of researchers to receive the 2000 National Medals Of Science

... proud of the extraordinary contributions these 12 stellar researchers and educators have made to their fields, their students, their colleagues and to the public." Medals of Science in biological sciences will go to: Nancy Andreasen of the University of Iowa; Peter H. Raven, director of the Missouri Bot...

President Clinton awards nation's highest honor for science and technology

.... "It is fitting to close the century with such a stellar array of scientific and technological stars," said John Hocker, executive director of the Foundation. "These brilliant pioneers will inspire a whole new generation of leaders in the coming millennium." MEDIA NOTES: Contact for Science Medal...

UB establishes institute for research on lasers, photonics and biophotonics

... York and in nearby Ontario. "This institute is a stellar example of the highly productive, interdisciplinary partnerships that UB is fostering withbusinesses, industries and research institutions in Western New York and southern Ontario," said UB President William R.Greiner. "Because UB's photonics resear...

NSF-Supported New Scientists And Engineers Receive Presidential Award

...tion anddocumentation of star forming histories of stellar clusters, development ofundergraduate and graduate courses, and outreach to high school girls. Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Nalini Ambody, Harvard Univ. For fundamental contributions to understandingaccuracy of social judgments based o...

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