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NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute

...e Membrane Protein Technologies," funds structural biology research on membrane proteinsan area of immense me...at how genes are expressed as proteins. Structural biology is an important part of this research because its outcome, high-resolution three-dimensional structu...

College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work

...ei Gu , Computerized microfluidic control for cell biology using Braille display (micro plumbing), University of Michigan The winners, along with the other finalists, were all recognized for their groundbreaking achievements in front of an audience of educators, National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees, and...

Of lice and men

...go, says study leader Dale Clayton, a professor of biology at the University of Utah. "Kids today have head lice that evolved on two species of cavemen. One species led to us. The other species went extinct." Alan Rogers, a co-author of the study and professor of anthropology at the University of Uta...

Columbia University scientist wins 2004 Nobel Prize

...ange of interests and enormous skills in molecular biology have influenced faculty throughout the university....He then began to apply the techniques of molecular biology to problems in neurobiology. He identified the peptide genes responsible for eliciting an innate be...

HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize

...l with the techniques of modern molecular and cell biology and to explore how the brain discriminates among odors. It also allowed researchers to "pull out" the genes for similar receptor proteins in other species by searching through libraries of DNA from these species. Odorant receptors of humans, mice, ca...

How roots control plant shoots

...who led the study and is an associate professor of biology at the University of Utah. "But this study shows that the roots potentially play a huge role in addition to supplying water and nutrients in controlling how the plant comes to look as it does. It's very easy to ignore the root, but our study shows ...

Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures

...ity in life--a requirement for further progress in biology and medicine. "The group at Stanford has a wide range of expertise, but a particular strength in physics-based simulation of biologic structures," Delp said. "Russ brought together the faculty members from Computer Science, Structural Biology, Bioche...

Protein energy profiles offer clues about amyloids

...e, assistant professor chemistry and of structural biology at Stanford University and founder of the Folding@Home distributed computing project. "By designing simplified models that retain the essential physical and chemical features of protein dynamics, Clementi's team is making excellent progress in quanti...

Most promising clinical uses for stem cells from fat agreed on by international society

...ssing each. Leading discussions that addressed the biology of the cells was Patricia Zuk, Ph.D., research director, Regenerative Bioengineering and Repair Lab, at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. The session focusing on scientific methods was led by Jeffrey Gimble, ...

NIH awards Emory and Georgia Tech $10 million for partnerships in cancer nanotechnology

...gineering strengths of Georgia Tech and the cancer biology and clinical oncology expertise of Emory Universit...rchers to combine traditional pathology and cancer biology with highly sensitive molecular analysis. In addition to basic knowledge on cancer biology and ...

Biologists ID molecular block for social 'cheaters'

... Strassmann, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Rice. "Such a mechanism makes the loss of socia...vid Queller, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Rice. "We created colonies that contained roughly a 50-50 mix of our mutants and wild type strain...

Forum at Virginia Tech to address issues of human cloning

...e Project. Lee Silver is a professor of molecular biology at Princeton University and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is the author of Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family. Lee Zwanziger is a biomedical ethicist and Senior R...

Bugs in the gut could play key role in understanding human disease and drug toxicity

...erstanding these interactions as will extend human biology and medicine well beyond the human genome and help elucidate novel types of gene-environment interactions, this knowledge ultimately leading to new approaches to the treatment of disease. " Professor Ian Wilson, from Astra Zeneca, and one of the rese...

Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015

... Sequencing pathogen genomes to understand their biology and identify new antimicrobials; Recombinant technology to make therapeutic products (e.g. insulin, interferons) more affordable to help fight such diseases as diabetes, now emerging as a major public health problem throughout the world; Combinat...

Cells in retina found to behave like soap bubbles

...d W. Carthew, professor of biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology and a co-author on the paper. "Like bubbles, life has co-opted a physical tendency for surfaces to b...

Acoustics meeting in San Diego

...-term trends of ocean noise. They will review the biology of marine mammals, particularly their production, reception, and use of sound in monitoring their environment, social interactions, and natural sonar systems ("echolocation"). D'Spain and Wartzok will also discuss the extensive gaps in existing know...

Phillip A. Sharp to present 2004 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture at Chemical Heritage Foundation

... research opened an entirely new area in molecular biology and forever changed the field. For this work he was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Sharp is cofounder of Biogen (now Biogen Idec) and a member of its board of directors. He also cofounded Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, where he se...

Flies have morning and evening clocks

...cal School, writes, "A truly integrative circadian biology is close at hand, as researchers learn about an adaptable, layered system that has emergent properties at many levels of organization. Drosophila workers, who have been so effective at taking the clock apart, are now succeeding in putting it back t...

Laboratory test of evolutionary theory confirms importance of links between populations

...hn Thompson, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UCSC, and microbial ecologist Brendan Bohannan of Stanford University. Forde conducted the study as a postdoctoral researcher in Bohannan's lab at Stanford. According to Thompson, the history of evolution and the diversification of life on Earth ...

Muscling in on a deadly cancer

... treatments based on a better understanding of the biology of the tumor," says Charles Keller, a pediatric cancer specialist and first author of the studies. During the past 30 years, "there have been dramatic improvements in cure rates for a number of cancers," he adds. "However, the outcome for advanc...

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(Date:10/14/2014)... the planet,s leading questions is how to produce enough ... climate. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ... the next 40 years to feed a growing global ... necessary rise in food production. Plants—grains, cereals, fruits, ... livestock. Current research must tap into our knowledge ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... CA – October 14, 2014 – Scientists from The ... from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead ... virus-induced hemorrhagic fever disease in Africa. The study aims ... why some patients die, while others survive the inflection. ... understand the basic mechanism of how Lassa fever virus ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... likely takes between 10 and 20 years to ... window" of intervention if detected early, which may ... say Australian clinical researchers. , Dr Jeremy ... Institute of Medical Research, analysed medical histories and ... pancreatic cancer patients, operated on between 1994 and ...
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