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Researchers unwind secrets of biological clocks

..., a biology professor at Texas A&M University. The universitys Department of Biology is a leader in unraveling the mysteries of biological clocks, research that eventually could lead to cures for sleep and mood disorders, as well as other medical problems. Golden and her colleagues also study the biological cloc...

Potential of regenerative medicine explored

...cGowan Institute serves as a clearinghouse for the universitys leading scientists and clinical faculty who are working to develop tissue engineering, cellular therapies, biosurgery and artificial and biohybrid organ devices. The Institute evolved from the former McGowan Center for Artificial Organ Development, w...

Black raspberries a potentially powerful agent in fight against colon cancer

... University. Stoner is also a researcher at the universitys Comprehensive Cancer Center. Such substances are called antioxidants. The researchers also compared the antioxidant activity of black raspberries to that of blueberries ...

Small research big on Illinois campus

...er. In addition, the center will help promote the universitys visibility in nanotechnology and solicit additional research funding. We want to promote multidisciplinary research and bring together people who are working with atoms and those who are working on systems for practical applications, Adesida said. C...

Research institutions, NCSA, HP join Gelato Federation

...t Urbana-Champaign, and research professor of the universitys Coordinated Science Laboratory, said: Gelato is a supported open-source platform that combines the strengths and features of the IMPACT compiler technology, scalable Linux kernel enhancements, standardized application programming interfaces, and Ita...

Mutations may yield clues to heartbreaking childhood disease

...rch opportunities, open to students in each of the universitys four schools with full-time undergraduates: the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the Peabody Conservatory and the School of Nursing. Since 1993, about 40 students each year have been awarded up to $2,500 to prop...

Prizes awarded in the 2002 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme

...1996, he qualified as a university lecturer at the universitys Department of Philosophy and History and currently works as a Professor of Folklore Studies at Hamburg University. Thomas Hengartner has opted for an approach of his own in a subject that has made several attempts to newly position itself over the la...

U. of Colorado researchers identify switch that controls aging in worms

...r Thomas Johnson. Johnson, who is a fellow in the universitys Institute for Behavioral Genetics, or IBG, said DAF-16 is a critical part of a complex signaling pathway that involves insulin and glucose. IBG Research Associate and principal author Samuel Henderson and Johnson are publishing a paper Dec. 11 on the...

Dupont donates patents to UCSD

...on to the University of California, San Diego. The universitys engineering faculty will continue to develop the intellectual property for applications ranging from flat-panel displays to pollution abatement. The donation includes 11 patents granted or filed pertaining to the trademarked Tacky Dot technology. DuP...

Flaxseed may fight breast cancer in postmenopausal women

...nvestigator in the study and a nutritionist at the universitys department of food science and nutrition. Slavin and her associates studied 28 postmenopausal nuns in a convent in central Minnesota, chosen primarily because of their strict dietary practices. The volunteers were given daily dietary supplements of e...

Catnip repels mosquitoes more effectively than DEET

...erson, Ph.D., with Joel Coats, Ph.D., chair of the universitys entomology department, led the effort to test catnips ability to repel mosquitoes. Peterson, a former post-doctoral research associate at the school, is now with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Wood Products Insects Research Unit, ...

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

... 27 with a talk by Dr. Oliver Smithies, one of the universitys most distinguished scientists. More than a dozen other national experts in those fields will follow during the 2001-2002 academic year. Smithies address is titled Mouse Solutions to Pharmacological Problems. He is excellence professor of pathology an...

Cancer, bio-engineering, AIDS among topics at Biotech 2001 conference

...hnology, the conference, which is sponsored by the universitys Fralin Biotechnology Center, features hands-on workshops for high school teachers and college science professors to help them teach biotechnology concepts. The workshops are held on Thursday and Friday afternoons following the conference sessions and...

Lithographic technique creates neuronal networks in a dish

...l and computer engineering and a researcher at the universitys Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. "If we can better understand and control the interface between electronic components and nerve cells, we could build more sophisticated and longer-lasting implants." Wheelers microstamping techn...

Magee-Womens Research Institute study finds undiagnosed sexually transmitted disease infection rate nearly 1 in 5 among adolescent females

...wrence Milton McCall Professor and chairman of the universitys department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences. In fact, most of these girls came to the health clinics for other reasons entirely, like a sports injury or a headache....

Scientists bypass major hurdle to hemophilia gene therapy

...-CH School of Medicine and clinical director ofthe universitys Gene Therapy Center. "The purpose of this experiment was to see if we could generate very high protein production long-term," he added. "These mice are now six months out and factor IX levels have remained very high with no problems." The mice stud...

Unprecedented fire season in southern Africa aids air quality, climate change research

...cipal investigator for the experiments onboard the universitys Convair-580 aircraft. "Regions of heavy pollution were separated by a very thin just a few hundred feet deep layer of almost pristine air." The haze aerosols sampled were also more heat-absorbing than expected, which means the haze layer may ...

LabNotes -- Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

...provides new teaching tools for professors. The universitys first use of the toolkit will be in a biomedical engineering course. Students can conduct experiments remotely and share data with students in other courses or buildings by using the toolkits features. The toolkits flexible architecture will all...

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