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Chemical genetics identifies SARS inhibitors

...tion of novel small-molecule anti-viral inhibitors validates chemical genetics as a rapid and effective approach with which to tackle emerging and existing diseases. Crucially, this study has provided a reservoir of novel biologically active small molecules that could be developed as anti-SARS therapeutics....

In search of a lean gene

...tance. Our study provides a proof-of-concept that validates this approach using a model organism. An exciting future possibility is the application of this strategy to the treatment of human obesity."...

Scientific publications: Time for change

...e way that scientific literature is published, and validates the author-pays 'Open Access' publishing model which we at BioMed Central pioneered," Tracz remarked. The Committee urge the UK Government to "act as a proponent for change" and "lead by example". Some UK funders have already shown great support for...

Maxygen subsidiary Verdia announces discovery and improvement of glyphosate tolerance gene

... be applicable to many crops. Further, this study validates our ability to create novel commercial opportunities in crop protection and plant quality traits for ourselves and our partners." "I am extremely proud of the scientific accomplishments that Maxygen and Verdia have made," said Russell Howard, Ph.D., ...

Functional genomics enables easy target identification and drives drug discovery

...des optimization guidelines for lead compounds and validates drug targets. HTS development provides numerous advantages such as lower attrition rates, reduced time-to-market, and accelerated drug screening process. However, almost 30 percent of NMEs fail to clear Phase I clinical testing, despite speedy and ex...

Researchers identify unifying code among diverse classes of natural antibiotics

...tments for drug-resistant infections. Moreover, it validates a new method to identify cryptic structural codes in other types of proteins that could significantly advance our ability to prevent or treat infections and non-infectious disease in man."...

Progress in probing the mosquito's sense of smell

...the chemical compounds found in human sweat. "This validates our hypothesis that the olfactory system of mosquitoes--and other insects--consists of an array of different receptors, each of which responds to a very narrow range of odorants," says Laurence J. Zwiebel, associate professor of biological sciences a...

Sandia-aided method to heal wounded and diseased achieves US government acceptance

...ical efficacy claims of THOT. Award of a contract validates claims that might otherwise be seen as marketing hype." The Numobag kits, produced in California, are of extruded polyethylene. "Each is cleaned to specifications equivalent to a class 1000 clean room," says Felton, "and the product does not outgas...

Treating precancerous breast cells may prevent onset of cancer

...tion is a critical step for cancer progression and validates the use of in vitro models. More than 203,500 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed and more than 39,600 women will die in 2002, according to the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-death in women....

Collaboration to use proteomics to unravel mysteries of heart disease

... new proteins have already been synthesized, which validates our vision of an industrial-scale proteomics approach." Granger has no financial interest in either GeneProt or Novartis....

Rutgers spinoff success yields $4.3 million payback to university

...from Phytomedics. "The new grant from Phytomedics validates Rutgers' efforts to promote commercial ventures through the transfer of technologies produced by university research," said Joseph J. Seneca, university vice president for academic affairs. "These funds will support research and student training whi...

The next generation of scientists recognized at Johns Hopkins

...f Medicine. But while publication in such journals validates the efforts of a budding scientist or research physician, recognition within Hopkins -- not to mention the award checks -- can be an important boost for young investigators. "Having my work accepted for publication is a great feeling, but receiving...

Gene that prevents tumor growth also carries messages from circadian clock

...ent in humans, which is the Ras/Mapk pathway. This validates the fly as the model to study this illness, said Amita Sehgal, PhD, who directed the study. You can think of it like an electric circuit, Sehgal said. We have the clock. Now we have identified another part of the circuitry. Weve identified a prot...

New pathway to understanding circadian rhythms

...he neurofibromatosis research community is that it validates the fly model," she said. "One of their concerns about the fly model was that the signaling pathway seemed to be different than in humans because it involved PKA rather than MAP kinase. However, we have found that for circadian rhythm effects, the si...

Fly genetics point to potential cancer-causing gene

...of researchers studying other genetic systems. It validates the focus we have for our research at MGH because we can go back and forth between different model systems." The MGH team says that the ago protein may also be involved in degrading other proteins and therefore may play roles in other cellular proces...

Study supports out-of-Africa origin for East Asians

...dividuals, the number remains far below that which validates the result....

Hormone the trigger for fat metabolism; scientists closer to tests in humans

... the body. The effect of this hormone on fat cells validates our theory," said Miles B. Brennan, Ph.D., a scientist at ERI. "Despite the perception in both the scientific community and the lay public that the only cause of obesity is either appetite or lack of exercise, this new study provides us with more inf...

New HIV model

...Ph.D., of Vanderbilt University, Kirschner's model validates the homing theory of HIV progression, which was first proposed by Cloyd and his colleagues. Results from the model were published in the August 1 issue of The Journal of AIDS. Many scientists believe HIV destroys the immune system by attacking whi...

Millinium discovers ACE2, a novel cardiovascular drug target, with potential to lead to new treatments

...tific officer at Millennium. "Further, this target validates Millenniums genomics-based approach to drug discovery and development, and is exemplary of the hundreds of other discoveries Millennium is pursuing within our broad research pipeline." Millennium scientists discovered ACE2 as part of ongoing search f...

Arctic temperatures warmest in past four centuries, study says

...tional effort on Arctic climate change. "Our study validates climate-model results that predict the Arctic will be among the first regions on Earth to respond to a global warming trend," said Serreze. "Given what we are seeing, continued monitoring of this region is crucial."...

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