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Leader in cancer treatment and prevention research honored

... to treat or prevent cancer, and then to take them through pharmacological development and on to clinical tri...sion: the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education. Over the years, CRPF has made major contributions to ongoing prog...

Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say

...dents each year to the real world of biotechnology through projects of their own design. Each stude...e biotechnology sector grow into a strong industry through partnerships, product development and marketing. "It's critical to have experience in the ...

Climate change plus human pressure caused large mammal extinctions in late Pleistocene

...s ascribe the extinctions to human hunting, either through overkill - hunting that could have led to extinction in about 1,500 years - or through a "blitzkrieg" of hunting that could have knocked off a species in less than 500 years. Another sugg...

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

...upport also is available to participating students through stipends for such work as teaching in the workshops, helping with the Web site and working in research labs." The UH campus, for instance, provides a building on campus where many students with similar majors and minors at all levels from fr...

Veterinary Memorial Fund transforms grief into promise

... loss of a beloved companion has been memorialized through the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine's "Veterinary Memorial Fund." Founded in 1984 by the college and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, the fund is one of the oldest such funds in the nation. Since its inception...

New study shows hope for treating inhalant abuse

...abuse. The study was conducted by putting rats through a series of conditioning tests. The tests were intended to condition the animals to learn which chambers of a three-chambered apparatus contained toluene vapors. On the final day of the study, scientists randomly administered either saline or GVG to ...

Rare childhood genetic syndrome identified

...e calcium channel to a screen door. "After you go through the screen door, it automatically closes," he says. This mutation dismantles the automatic closing mechanism, so the door just stays open." As a result, cells are overwhelmed by an influx of calcium. Because calcium-channel blocking drugs can ameli...

Chemical derived from vitamin-E shows early promise as cancer drug

...pha-TEA caused the cancer cells to shrink and die through a process called apoptosis compared to untreated b... effects in mice. Meanwhile, the chemical is going through more detailed toxicity evaluations and analyses for its preventive and treatment potential by resear...

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

...d systematic support to interdisciplinary research through these new Exploratory Centers, we hope scientists can make progress on some of the more complex biomedical issues we face," said Lawrence Tabak, DDS., PhD, Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and Co-chair, NIH Roadmap Int...

AAAS US Presidential Candidates' Forum

...eenhouse gas intensity by 18% over the next decade through next-generation hydrogen and clean coal technologies. When asked about the future of embryonic stem-cell lines, Kerry wrote that he would lift the current ban on federal funding of research on stem cell lines created after August 2001. "Right now, mo...

Pack-MULEs are toting a new look at plant evolution

...ble. Rice also has been a strong thread which runs through her life. "Rice is the most important food for me; nothing else can replace it," Jiang said. "In the first 15 years of my life, the rice straw was the major fuel for us to cook our food." Jiang studies transposable elements the "jumping genes" of pl...

UT Southwestern biochemist honored with NIH Director's Pioneer Award

...cisco dedicated to the discovery of drugs that act through the regulation of gene expression. ...

Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative

...atterns of gene activation affected by isoflavones through both estrogen-dependent and estrogen-independent receptors in breast tumors. They also will examine gene regulation in breast tumor systems, especially those adapted to changes in hormone responsiveness, adipose tissue and the brain. ...

Award winning researchers reveal potential new role for Glivec

...ight out of 10 patients in a Phase II trial either through imatinib alone or imatinib plus surgery. The resea...omplete response that was pathologically confirmed through resections of the regions where the tumour was present and two achieved complete response confirmed ...

New research shows plants can shuffle and paste gene pieces to generate genetic diversity

...rish. Recent studies indicate that species evolve through the generation of new genes and/or gene variants that help a population adapt to a changing environment, for example, or to inhabit a different niche. Why are transposable elements so successful? Some think that they are simply "junk" that, ...

4 October press briefing to focus on minority recruitment to science and engineering programs

...its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy; international programs; science education; and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert!, www.eurekalert.org , the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS....

Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly

...-- particularly the area extending from Alabama up through the Tennessee Valley and Virginia -- these improvements may have been outweighed by increased VOC emissions from forests, mainly because of tree growth in abandoned farmland and increases in plantation forestry. Purves emphasized that cutting the hum...

UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow

...re nominated for the award, evaluated and selected through a rigorous and confidential process, according to the Foundation. No one can apply for the awards, and no interviews are conducted. "I have not before experienced anything coming close to the degree of transformation that Joe has brought about ...

16 APS exercise research highlights, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity

...hone interviews during the meeting can be arranged through APS from Mayer Resnick (cell: 301-332-4402, mresn...ciety for Exercise Physiology. Additional support through unrestricted educational grants came from: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),...

HHMI, NIBIB/NIH to invest up to $35 million in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs

...e additional years of support to the HHMI grantees through peer-reviewed institutional training grants. Building on work begun by the Whitaker Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, HHMI and NIBIB together have created a new model to support the initiation, developm...

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