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Researchers From Rockefeller University Develop Novel Method To Fight Cancer

...of the scientific field of modern cellbiology. The university has ties to 19 Nobel laureates, including the pres... Wiesel, M.D., who received the prize in 1981. The university recentlycreated six centers to foster collaborations among scientists to pursueinvestigations of Alz...

AAAS, State Of Arizona Co-Host Conference On Research And Development

...or Economic Development are hosting aconference on university and industrial research funding in Arizona on Friday, March 27at the Memorial Union at ASU. Entitled "The Future of Science and Technology in Arizona: Trends andIndicators," the one-day conference will feature presentations by a number of impor...

Rapid Progress Reported On New Class Of Anti-Cancer Drugs

...arter of all lung cancers. The reports by university and pharmaceutical company researchers onprogress in both understanding and inhibiting the enzyme were prepared forpresentation at an American Chemical Society symposium on "Protein Prenylation." FTase activates Ras by attaching a 15-carbon f...

Rockefeller University Researchers Hunt For Type 2 Diabetes Susceptibility Genes

...of the scientific field ofmodern cell biology. The university has ties to 19 Nobel laureates, includingthe presi...dition to the Starr Center for Human Genetics, the university recently createdcenters to foster research of Alzheimer's Disease, of biochemistry andstructural bio...

Births Of Rare Lemurs At Duke Primate Center

...tion ofendangered primates. Duke is also the only university that concentrates onstudying and protecting "prosimians" such as lemurs, lorises and tarsiers Prosimians descended from primitive primates that were also ancestors toanthropoids, which includes monkeys, apes and humans. Thus, by studyingprosi...

Fetal Lead Exposure May Reduce Immunity

...ls, but have no plans to extend the studies at the university to humans. But humans subjects, they say, would not be hard to find. "Unfortunately, pregnant women even in this country are exposed to these levels of lead through drinking water, old paint and other sources," Dietert said. "And the situation is...

DFG To Set Up 32 New Postgraduate Research Groups - First "Virtual Research Group"

... a group of professors renowned as researchers and university teachers. About half of the students receive DFG fellowships from federal and state government grants, the rest are supported by the university. At the moment, about ten per cent of all doctoral candidates in Germany are working for their Ph.D. in po...

DFG To Fund Six New Research Units

...its several researchers - usually based at thesame university - cooperate to solve a shared scientific problem. Research units are set upwhen a small, but highly significant scientific theme requires interdisciplinary cooperation.The programme is designed to help establish new lines of research work which as ye...

ASU Scientists Join NASA Astrobiology Institute

...connectedby more than their goals. ASU is one of 5 university partners selected for membership inNASA's new "vir...ffering astrobiology courses over the internet, so university students fromother institutions can also participate in the institute. "The budget supports re...

COGA Genome Scan Suggests Linkage On Chromosomes 1,2,4, And 7

...ool of Medicine, St. Louis, and colleagues at that university and others* in the NIAAA-supported Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA) report in this month's Neuropsychiatric Genetics (Volume 81, Number 3) highly suggestive evidence on chromosomes 1 and 7 and more modest evidence on chrom...

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Nation's First Robotic Tour Guide For The Dinosaur Hall At Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum Of Natural History

...the result of the work of people at themuseum, the university and RedZone Robotics, Inc. The robot is based onnavigation technology developed at Carnegie Mellon. The museum and RedZone haveworked on the integration of the robot into the museum environment by providingmultimedia displays and docking hardware. ...

Rockefeller University Researchers Continue Search For Genetic Ties To Hearing Loss

.... Participants do not need to come to the university to participate in the study.The study's researcher...of the scientific field ofmodern cell biology. The university has ties to 19 Nobel laureates, includingthe president, Torsten N. Wiesel, M.D., who received the pr...

DFG To Set Up 14 New Collaborative Research Centres

... instrument highly successful and indispensablefor university research and emphatically recommended that it should be continued. Humanities and social sciences The new collaborative research centre "The Weimar-Jena event, culture around 1800" tobe set up at Jena University will explore - from the perspectives...

Scientists Identify New Gene That Controls Sleep/Wake Cycle

...f the scientific field of modern cellbiology. The university has ties to 19 Nobel laureates, including thepresident, Torsten N. Wiesel, M.D., who received the prize in 1981. Theuniversity recently created six centers to foster collaborations amongscientists to pursue investigations of Alzheimer's disease, of b...

Purdue Golf Course Serves Double Duty As Research Lab

...oblems of urban America. "There are a lot of university golf courses, but what makes this course unique is the amount of interaction between the golf course and researchers and students," says Clark Throssell, professor of agronomy. Here are four of the initial research projects taking place on th...

New Office For Technology Development Hopes To Attract New Companies To Dallas

...th the university; it is not a one-way street. The university cansupply new technologies, and industry is capable of advancing those discoveriesin ways investigators cannot accomplish in their own laboratories. "It is extremely labor intensive to start such a company. That's why I'mparticularly excited...

Fruit-Eating Birds Discovered Crucial To Rainforest Survival

...You can view this release, along with other recent university news, atthe SFSU Public Affairs web site at http://www.sfsu.edu/~pubaff ....

Structure Of Enzyme Involved In Gentamicin Resistance Revealed For First Time

...of the scientific field of modern cellbiology. The university has ties to 19 Nobel laureates, four of whom are oncampus, including the president, Torsten N. Wiesel, M.D., who received the prizein 1981....

University Of Kentucky Professor Teaches First Reproductive Laboratory Science Class In The United States

... on the job." There are no programs at any university or college in the United Statesthat currently award degrees in reproductive laboratory science. Demand forformal education in this specialty is anticipated to grow as regulations of ARTlaboratories continue to increase. Baker also developed ...

New Rehabilitative Device Combines Form And Function For Children With Mobility Impairments

...s, and a pre-production prototype — rare for a university project. "Typically,inventions that come out of universities are embryonic," said OrmanSimpson, a technology licensing associate at GTRC. "By carrying it tothis level of development, Mary Lou has significantly lowered productionengineering costs." T...

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