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NHGRI launches Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research
...ic Juengst, Ph.D., $5.3 million This center will study
the ethical issues in the design and conduct of human genetic research, including issues regarding the protection of human subjects in research. After first surveying existing ethical, legal and social implications research, and current genetic resea...
Virginia Tech researchers to release findings on Smith River Project
...nces will be presenting results from the five-year study
of the "Influences of Fluctuating Releases on Stre...the Smith River Research Project.Results from this study
will provide fisheries managers, local citizens, anglers, and the Army Corp of Engineers with inform...
Anti-cancer compound in vegetables found to block late-stage breast-cancer cell growth
...ntially lessen the toxic effects. The new Illinois study
confirms a previous study
in mice. In the February 2004 issue of the journal Carcinogenesis, Singletary and Jackson reported ...
Virginia Tech professor honored with DeLaval Award
...magazine articles and has advised many independent study
students. Nebel received his bachelor's degree from Northeast Louisiana University, his master's from the University of Maryland, and his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. DeLaval is an international company that supports the production of quality milk in a ...
Molecular motor myosin VI moves 'hand over hand,' researchers say
...rchers applied the same technique that was used to study
both myosin V and kinesin. Called FIONA -- Fluorescence Imaging with One Nanometer Accuracy -- the measurement technique can track the position of a single molecule to within 1.5 nanometers. (One nanometer is a billionth of a meter, or about 10,000...
Other highlights in the September 1 JNCI
... in using fenretinide to treat neuroblastoma. In a study
of fenretinide's activity within neuroblastoma cells, Chris P. F. Redfern, Ph.D., of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England, and colleagues characterize a novel pathway that mediates the fenretinide induction of apoptosis, and suggest that ...
NIGMS funds Center for Quantitative Biology
...s and tissues. They will also create gene chips to study
the activities of genes from viruses, bacteria, yeast, mice, rats and humans. A key feature of the project is the use of advanced computational methods to model complex biological systems based on large quantities of experimental data, a systems bi...
NASA satellites detect 'glow' of plankton in black waters
...ique data from two NASA satellites. According to a study
conducted in the Gulf of Mexico, this phenomenon c... of plankton. Hu and others used this technique to study
the nature and origin of a dark plume event in the fall of 2003 near Charlotte Harbor, off the south...
Mouse study shows NPAS3 and NPAS1 genes may be linked to psychosis
...mistry at UT Southwestern and senior author of the study
that will appear in an upcoming issue of the Proce...uicide. "We recognize that the connection of our study
to human psychosis or schizophrenia is very tenuous," Dr. McKnight said. "It's difficult to draw dir...
Protemix corporation announces discovery of way to repair hearts damaged by diabetes
...tervention in a major cause of death worldwide. A study
1 published in the September issue of the world-l...emix, removes the excess copper from the body. The study
in preclinical models and in Phase 2 human clinical trials in subjects with type-2 diabetes, showed ...
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory gets $10 million from NIH to build virtual lung
... multi-institutional National Institutes of Health study
to devise 3-D imaging and computational models of ....) The other institutions participating in the new study
are the University of Washington, University of California at Davis, the University of Iowa, Oregon ...
Researchers improve detection of diverse anthrax strains
... at defining major bacterial populations. This study
shows that diverse strains of pathogens will not b...ial public threat," added Keim. "In addition, this study
established a model for other biothreat pathogens, and common public health related diseases such as...
Probing the surface of white blood cells to enhance immune system medicine
...nability to form microvilli on lymphocytes. The study
represents the first quantitative characterization of lymphocyte microvilli and, in addition to characterizing their length and density, the research indicates that microvilli are dynamic structures that rapidly alternate between states of assembly a...
Scientists fear new Ebola outbreak may explain sudden gorilla disappearance
...00,000 western lowland gorillas remain on Earth. A study
published in the journal Nature last year suggested that when an ebola outbreak affects a given area, more than 80 percent of all great apes living in that area die of the disease. Ebola outbreaks have already occurred in this general area. In the p...
Diabetics face fewer healthy food choices in some urban areas
...s likely present in cities across the country. The study
was published in the September 2004 issue of American Journal of Public Health. Carol Horowitz, MD, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and colleagues compared 173 East Harlem and 151 Upper East Side gr...
Better living through urban ecology
...e National Science Foundation, which will fund the study
for another 6 years. BES Director Dr. Steward T. A. Pickett, of the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, comments, "By linking studies of human populations and social institutions with traditional ecological studies, BES research has revealed unexpected ...
New tool predicts how long pollutants will stay in soil
...ew tool is based on a breakthrough by chemists who study
how medications move from the bloodstream into human tissue. At an American Chemical Society meeting last year, Nguyen heard a lecture in which Kai Uwe Goss, a senior research scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Environmental Science and Tech...
Highlights of American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-26
...-helium droplets and altered electric fields -- to study
chemical reactions at the ultra-low temperatures, ...rigid millionth of a degree Kelvin, scientists can study
the reactions in more detail than ever possible at room temperatures. This three-day symposium featu...
Study of flu patients reveals virus outsmarting key drug
...pable of infecting new human hosts, according to a study
published this week (Aug. 28) in the British medical journal The Lancet. The study
of Japanese children with influenza and treated with the antiviral drug oseltamivir was conducted by...
Environmental costs of home construction lower with wise choice, reuse of building materials
...ubstantially, he says. The energy tallied for the study
included not just electricity but also such things...Two designs of typical houses were analyzed in the study
by the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials, a research group started by 15 uni...
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