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Protein keeps cold fish from becoming frozen flounder, new study shows
...iences Centre at Memorial University, is published today
in the journal Nature. The team used a process called ice affinity purification to identify the new protein. "When you grow a 'popsicle' of ice in the presence of these proteins, the AFPs bind to the ice and become included, while other proteins ar...
Muscle-derived cells and gene therapy may cure for post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction
...an erection. Results of the studies were presented today
at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in San Francisco. "While radical prostatectomy can be a cure for early-stage prostate cancer in a large percentage of patients, there are a number of risks and side effects that patie...
Lewis and Clark data show a different Missouri River
...ewis and Clark - show that water flow on the river today
is far more variable than it was 200 years ago. T...er is some 220 yards narrower at St. Charles, Mo., today
at 500 yards across than in 1804 when it spread out some 720 yards. These changes are due t...
Wisconsin chemists find a new chink in TB's armor
...seases difficult to treat. The discovery, reported today
(May 9) in the online editions of the journal Natu...ake a cell wall building block. The work published today
by Kiessling's group shows that the enzyme uses the vitamin in a new way, which also gives it a new ...
Latest findings on PCBs to be subject of June workshop at Illinois
...ants, electrical transformers and capacitors. PCBs today
are found in soils near former production plants, in the food chain and in discarded electrical equipment at disposal sites. The PCB Workshop will be held at the Hawthorn Suites Conference Center , 101 Trade Centre Drive, Champaign. The...
Archaeologists announce discoveries at the ancient Maya site of Waka' in northern Guatemala
...from ancient Maya inscriptions as Waka', and known today
as El Per, was once an important economic and political center of the Maya world and formed one corner of a triangle of major sites that also included Calakmul (Mexico) to the north, and Tikal to the west. The site, composed of 672 monumental structu...
Trial found no impact of Malarone(TM) on performance and alertness tasks
Results from a new study presented today
at the 75th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) in Anchorage, USA, suggest that Malarone TM (atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride) would not be expected to affect the ability of pilots and cabin crew to perform th...
White House lauds Physiological Society for mentoring underrepresented minorities in biomedicine
...te House and the National Science Foundation (NSF) today
announced that the American Physiological Society (APS) is being awarded the 2003 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics, Science and Engineering Mentoring. The award carries a $10,000 grant, which APS will use to help fund the Porter Physi...
National Cancer Gene Therapy Foundation gives $4.0 million in research grants
...undation based in Stamford, Connecticut, announced today
the award of national grants to five Young Investigators at major research institutions, totaling $2.5 million over three years, for separate cancer gene therapy research projects. This is in addition to the $1.5 million in grants ACGT awarded to 3 Y...
JGI decodes wood & toxic waste-degrading fungus genome
...nergy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) announces today
the publication of a high-quality draft genome sequence of the white rot fungus, Phanerochaete chrysosporium. These are the only known microbes capable of efficiently degrading the recalcitrant aromatic plant polymer lignin, one of the most abundant ...
Setting the gene expression base-line for breast cancer research
...cerous, breast cells. However in a paper published today
in the journal Cancer Research, a team of scientists from The Breakthrough Toby Robins Breast Cancer Research Centre at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London, and the Breast Cancer Laboratory of Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) ...
What it Takes: Design principles to broaden participation in SET
....) Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST) today
announced the results of its final assessment of best practices in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 math and science education to keep women, minorities and persons with disabilities on the educational path to careers in science and engineering. The...
PTC Therapeutics' researchers identify biochemical pathway important for modulating cell growth
... NJ April 30, 2004 PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTC), today
announced the first identification in humans of an enzyme complex underlying the metabolism of tRNA and mRNA, two integral components of cell proliferation. This research, published in the April 30th issue of the scientific journal Cell, provides co...
Biological computer diagnoses cancer and produces drug in a test tube
...hat developed the computer published these results today
in Nature. Headed by Prof. Ehud Shapiro, of the De... Rivka Adar. Shapiro presented the team's findings today
at the Brussels symposium "Life, a Nobel Story," in which Nobel Laureates and others addressed the f...
Institute for Systems Biology, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announce collaboration
...and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory said today
they have formed a Joint Program in Systems Biolog...joint program, according to an agreement announced today
at ISB's third annual International Symposium on Systems Biology, "will focus on expanding and stren...
Polio victory remembered
...olio behind us in 1954, just as volunteer support today
is critical in the fight to address premature birt...of the clinical trial sites. The ceremonies today
also marked the CDC's National Infant Immunization Week (April 25-May 1), drawing attention to the i...
S.C. hospitals and universities form statewide health research collaborative
...Health, and the University of South Carolina (USC) today
signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative (SCHSC). The unprecedented initiative calls for four of the state's largest universities and health systems to invest a total of $80 million over the n...
Spiders make best ever Post-it notes
...standing on the ceiling. The research is published today
(Monday 19 April 2004) in the Institute of Physics journal Smart Materials and Structures. This is the first time anyone has measured exactly how spiders stick to surfaces, and how strong the adhesion force is. The team used a scanning electron micr...
Harvard Stem Cell Institute hosts inaugural symposia
...d Stem Cell Institute holds its inaugural symposia today
comprised of a day-long series of presentations for the Harvard community that will explore topics ranging from the science to the ethics to the business of stem cell research. "The Harvard Stem Cell Institute is an important effort to help unlock o...
Clemson dedicates biotech research complex
...uilt it, and they are coming. The field of dreams today
is biotechnology for many research universities and states, seeking to attract major-league players in this dynamic industry capable of creating jobs and revenue. Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., this week dedicates a biotech building, and scie...
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