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Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say

...logy is. It really opened my eyes to the scope and wide range of new products coming out." The ABC competition was not only great preparation for taking science in university, Nguyen ranks working with scientists at the National Research Council as the highlight. "They've been such ...

Researchers determine genetic cause of Timothy syndrome

...body, and perturbing calcium transport can cause a wide range of disorders. Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Mark T. Keating and his colleagues reported in the October 1, 2004, issue of the journal Cell, that a pinpoint mutation in the CaV1.2 calcium channel was the sole cause of Timothy s...

Belgian researchers explore revolutionary approach to angiogenesis

...bility of the arterioles to contract and kept them wide open. We were able to demonstrate, using laser doppler probes and imaging that this increased blood flow to the tumour but that healthy tissue was not affected. We were then also able demonstrate that administering BQ123 could significantly increase ...

EMBO Gold Medal 2004 goes to Spanish scientist

...undbreaking impact on cancer research and received wide recognition in the field. The medal will be presented to the winner at the EMBO Members Meeting, "Frontiers of Molecular Biology", in Vienna on October 15, 2004. The EMBO Gold Medal highlights the high standards being reached in molecular biology in ...

UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow

...rum, which infects 200 to 300 million people world wide each year, mostly in tropical climates, such as sub Saharan Africa, and kills 700,000 to 2.7 million people annually, mostly children under the age of four. In August 2003, he and his team reported that they had identified the full breadt...

'Gene chips' research in cotton could lead to superior variety

...ractical applications," Chen said. Those include a wide variety from medical diagnostics to plant breeding programs. The work was initially funded by Cotton Incorporated and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Collaborators include Barbara Triplett, a fiber biologist with the U.S. Departme...

New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins

...rous research expeditions, and the deployment of a wide array of specialized deep-sea research tools," said Penn State Professor of Biology Chuck Fisher, chair of the NSF-funded Ridge 2000 research initiative, which is behind this effort. "Because of the unusual properties of the ocean crust in the Lau B...

'Smart antibiotics' may result from UCLA research

...f how the mechanism works to target mutations, its wide distribution in nature, and features of the mechanism that relate to applications for using it. Miller's team is continuing to study the mechanism, to learn more about its biochemical properties, and to determine whether higher forms of life have sim...

Microbes eat their way to better concrete

...s. The researchers will put the microbes through a wide range of concrete performance tests to measure the endurance and resistance of the repaired concrete to environmental changes. Beyond concrete reinforcement, these environmentally innocuous biological products can be used as a sealing or caulkin...

A novel, safer strategy for regulating gene expression

...in glucose. Such 'biological sensing' could have a wide range of applications." Current methods of gene regulation usually involve a complicated three-part system that requires a "promoter" (a DNA sequence near the gene that allows it to transfer its information to RNA), a specialized activating protein t...

AAAS expert panel calls for voter-system research and reform

...use of the Internet] that will givecitizens a very wide range of ways toparticipate." To improve the chances that the recommendedprojects will receive funding, the workshop'sparticipants agreed to draft a letter to fundingagencies, calling on them to help support thebroad research agenda. ...

DuPont scientist named one of the world's top young innovators by MIT's 'Technology Review' Magazine

...erating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel....

UAF scientists discover new marine habitat in Alaska

...ren, sandy areas. Rhodoliths provide habitat for a wide variety of species, from commercial species such as clams and scallops to true corals. The discovery of rhodoliths in Alaska is likely to fuel the debate over the protection of seafloor habitats. "Now that we found them, we want to find more of ...

Research suggests new avenue for stopping, preventing colon cancer

...ption factors" that serve as on-off switches for a wide variety of genes. DuBois is internationally known...tances called prostaglandins that play a role in a wide variety of physiological functions. One of them, prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), has been specifically link...

Prion propagation: Avoiding the toxic oligomer

... folded proteins are normally destroyed. But in a wide range of diseases, including prion (from proteinaceous and infectious) diseases and neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson disease and Alzheimer disease, amyloid fibrils, or plaques--misshapen proteins that aggregate into characteristic ropelike c...

Genetic modification of linseed produces healthier omega 3 and 6 fatty acids

...s, such as heavy metals and dioxins. Second, world wide fish stocks are being rapidly depleted, and fish farming is associated with its own set of environmental issues. Therefore, engineering the production of very long chain PUFAs into oilseed crops could confer significant advantages in terms of both hu...

US investment firm gives away Rhode Island-sized lands in Chile

...r snow-capped mountains. The landscape supports a wide range of wildlife, including Magellanic woodpeckers (a cousin of the fabled ivory-billed woodpecker of the southern US), firecrown hummingbirds, and the culpeo fox. The guanaco, a member of the camel family, is the region's signature animal, symboli...

Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'

...ons showing that the hypothesis makes sense over a wide range of scenarios and explains some of what we know about the moon and Earth today. Someday, her simulations may predict which planets outside our solar system contain moons like ours. Maria Chudnovsky , 27, Princeton University, (Princeton, NJ)...

Columbia research to examine gene influence on severity of peridontal disease, therapy response

... "We intend to identify the molecular basis of the wide spectrum of responses to periodontal bacteria, and use this information to reduce the risk of periodontitis and develop new, more targeted therapies." The patient's individual immuno-inflammatory response to the bacterial challenge is believed to det...

Joslin Diabetes Center adds first affiliate in California at Irvine Medical Center

...arch Education Foundation, offers easy access to a wide range of specialists for adults and children. Among them are endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, nephrologists, cardiovascular specialists, neurologists and certified diabetes educators. The treatment team is further complemented by dietitians and m...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... School of Medicine researchers have been awarded two-year grants ... Nordisk announced this month. Of the 110 initial submissions ... Science Forum Program, only four projects were funded, three ... are Jonathan Powell, M.D., Ph.D.; G. William Wong, Ph.D.; ... a professor of oncology, will use his $500,000 proof ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery ... attention-deficit disorders. , This discovery opens up the ... or suppress a specific brain activity that the ... , The Journal of Neuroscience has ... John McDonald, an associate professor of psychology and ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... A discovery by Northwestern Medicine scientists could lead to ... scarring in people with scleroderma. , Fibrosis, or ... tightening of the skin and lungs can lead to ... The concept for new therapeutic options centers on findings ... Medicine-Rheumatology, who identified the role that a specific protein ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Scientists have identified the first genetic variant specifically ... sub-type accounting for around 10-15 per cent of ... study of the breast cancer sub-type, called invasive ... genetic causes of this particular kind of breast ... The research, published today (Thursday) in the journal ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... According to a study published today in PLOS ... world where malaria is common can mount an immune ... them to avoid repeated bouts of high fever and ... in their bloodstream. The findings may help researchers develop ... by the malaria parasite. , Each year, approximately 200 ...
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