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Ohio State genome map

... researchers from the university and a bioinformatics company, adds a third major map of the human genome and may accelerate the use of the genome in the diagnosis and understanding of diseases. "We ended up with a higher ...

Regenerative medicine to be focus of new institute at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC Health System

...d with the MIRM's expanded role and mission, other university faculty will join forces as well. These include researchers working in tissue engineering, adult-derived stem cell research and wound healing, among others. The MIRM will be directed by Alan J. Russell, Ph.D., who is currently the Nikolas DeCecco pro...

Rutgers to start up National Program of Excellence in Biomedical Computing

...iod to fund "phase one" planning and startup. The university is one of only four institutions out of a field of... the training of students," said Joseph J. Seneca, university vice president for academic affairs. "The plan is closely affiliated with a new and exciting Rutger...

USDA awards NC State $3 million for domestication of pine

...to conduct research in related areas. In 1999, the university received a $4.4 million National Science Foundation grant to lead a multi-university research team sequencing and mapping the genes of the loblolly. Last year, NC State researchers were given $585,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to ...

UC Davis biomedical engineering department awarded $12 million by Whitaker Foundation

...on in matching funds from the state government and university sources. "We're very excited and happy," said department chair Katherine Ferrara. The money will be used to attract new faculty, support graduate students, and purchase equipment, said Ferrara. It will also help fund the new Genome and Biomedical Sc...

UNC Center for Genome Sciences to inaugurate new seminar series with help of national experts

...ical data. This is an exciting opportunity for the university community and the public to hear from some of the nations top scientists about the revolution in our current understanding of what genes and proteins do, said Dr. Harold L. Kohn. Kenan professor of medicinal chemistry at the school of pharmacy, Kohn ...

Researchers explore wood smoke's threat to Great Lakes environment

...nded by Sea Grant, a federal program that supports university research related to the Great Lakes and marine science....

Conservation biologist Michael Lannoo to win Field Museums Parker/Gentry Award

...l work covers many fronts: basic research, author, university professor, featured Discovery.com expert, tireless advocate for biodiversity, and the conscience of conservation biology. In 1990, the World Conservation Union established the Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force to determine the causes of d...

Rutgers researchers find black tea 'bullet' that targets colorectal cancer

... Jersey company spun off from Rutgers in 1998. The university is a major shareholder in WellGen, which develops and markets the compounds. Aside from black and green tea, and grapes, the company has found cancer-fighting properties in orange peel, Mexican bamboo, Vietnamese mint and licorice....

New HHMI program challenges research scientists to 'break the mold' in undergraduate science education

...h the prominent research scientists who helped the university earn its reputation. The 2001 National Survey of Student Engagement reports that only 25 percent of seniors across all majors at doctoral-intensive universities work with professors on research outside of course requirements. (George D. Kuh, profes...

American Chemical Society meeting features cutting-edge research August 26-30 in Chicago

...resses underrepresentation of women, minorities on university chemistry faculties A panel discussion, Diversi...e why women and minorities are underrepresented on university chemistry faculties. (Sunday, August 26, 3-5 p.m.) Monday, August 27 Symposium on electroni...

New McGill researchers win recognition

...ar we won the largest amount of CFI funding of any university in Canada, this year it is the turn of new McGill researchers to be recognized," says Pierre Blanger, vice-principal (research), with pride. The successful McGill applicants, who must request funding within the first 18 months of joining the Universi...

Rutgers scientists mapping DNA links to complex diseases

...Rutgers has the largest 10000 configuration of any university in the United States. The linkage map is another step toward the consortium's goal of constructing a high-density, high-quality map of SNPs throughout the human genome. The group has so far identified and mapped more than 1.5 million SNPs ...

AAAS jobs survey shows continuing salary growth in the life sciences sector, but women still earn less

...ganization, the jobs survey should prove useful to university administrators, corporate personnel directors and others working to improve recruitment and retention of U.S. life scientists. An analysis of the findings, included in the 12 October issue of the AAAS weekly journal, Science, describes the survey ...

Study: Infected people need not carry AIDS virus long before passing it on

...dying in great detail five couples drawn from four university hospital clinics, he said. Clinicians took careful histories of sexual contacts and analyzed genetic material from HIV drawn from the patients to confirm that they got the virus from whom they thought they did. They also paid special attention to the...

Researchers at Vanderbilt's Free-Electron Laser Center are developing new forms of laser surgery, improved X-ray technology, and better methods for protein identification

...Electron Laser Center at Vanderbilt is one of four university FEL centers in the United States and one of only nine such centers worldwide where scientific research is conducted. It operates in the infrared portion of the spectrum. It can produce laser light in wavelengths ranging from two to nine microns and ...

Lilly Endowment grants almost $26 million to Purdue Discovery Park

...25) announced that Lilly Endowment has awarded the university a grant of almost $26 million for its new Discover...leverage the grant and state funding with existing university funds, private donations and federal research support to create the $100 million park. Initial plans...

Hunter biology professor Marie T. Filbin named co-recipient of 2001 Ameritec Prize for paralysis research

Neuroscientist shares prize with university colleague from Berkeley NEW YORK, October 30, 2001 - The Ameritec Foundation has selected Professor Marie T. Filbin of Hunter College of the City University of New York as co-recipient of the 2001 Ameritec Prize for significant accomplishment towa...

Efficient fertilizer use could benefit river without hurting crop yields

...rove the efficiency of fertilizer use by following university recommended practices," David said. Among those, he added, are fertilizing for five-year average corn yields not maximum yield and counting all forms of applied nitrogen such as manure and credit from soybeans and other legume crops.The full effec...

NSF awards two plant genome grants to University of Minnesota

...Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota. The university received the total award of $3,081,245. The legume project is coordinated at the university by Nevin Young, a professor of plant pathology and plant biology, and involves five other investigat...

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