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NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...e quantities and qualities needed to do structural studies
is an unsolved problem," says Wthrich. "And we hope to solve it." Addressing the Problem The new grant will address these central problems of membrane production and membrane stability. The Scripps Research team will examine several approaches....
US researchers show cottonseed drug is cancer treatment booster
...re not published until 1957, but after large scale studies
in the 1970s it was abandoned because some men remained infertile after stopping treatment. There were plans in Brazil in the 1990s to market the drug but these were shelved. In 1998 the World Health Organisation said that research on its use for con...
Yearling horse auction to benefit equine research
...e hoof wall from the coffin bone. Another group of studies
involves exercise physiology. These range from better understanding the role of antioxidants to improved electrolyte supplementation, with the objective of reducing fatigue and improving performance. The Center has a high-speed equine treadmill and u...
Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection
...s of RANK Ligand. Observations from pre-clinical studies
confirm that inhibition of RANK Ligand activity de...tion compared to other therapies. The preclinical studies
also showed that inhibition of RANK Ligand resulted in improvements in bone mass, bone density and b...
Of lice and men
...evelopments in human evolution. First, it verified studies
showing how and when various species branched off ...ndreds of thousands of years ago," although recent studies
suggested Homo sapiens might have had contact with Homo erectus in Asia 50,000 years ago. ...
Columbia University scientist wins 2004 Nobel Prize
...l, has received the Nobel Prize for his pioneering studies
clarifying how our sense of smell works," said Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger. "Dr. Axel's groundbreaking research solves the puzzle of how we translate the sensations around us into knowledge that is key for our survival and quality...
How roots control plant shoots
... known as thale cress, which is frequently used in studies
of plant genetics because it is small, easy to han...ignal telling the leaves to stop growing. Earlier studies
show that during drought, "an unknown signal comes from the root and restricts leaf growth," Sieburt...
Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection
...hnical accomplishments, what's notable about these studies
is the collaboration between multiple agencies--including the Department of Defense and the academic sector--to address the issues raised in the 1999 Institute of Medicine report on the need to retain live variola virus," said co-author James W. LeDu...
New Stanford center probes nanoscale material
... their data; and Dan Rugar, a manager of nanoscale studies
who is developing a magnetic resonance force microscope to detect individual electron and nuclear spins. Researcher John Kirtley of IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., will work to develop special sensors to study the nanosc...
Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers
...en they come out of anesthesia after surgery. From studies
in rats, the researchers determined that such tremors occur because the body's temperature regulation mechanisms are suppressed during anesthesia. They reasoned that rapid rewarming might stop the tremors sooner. It turns out they were right. "W...
Mayo Clinic awarded major NIH contract for smallpox genomics research
...of experience in performing exactly these types of studies
with other live viral vaccine models." Mayo Clinic's resources as a genomics research center will also be integral in the effort. Genotyping of genomic DNA will be performed by the Mayo Genotyping Share Resource (GSR), a core laboratory under the...
Use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increases survival
..., Gleason score and radiation dose. Laboratory studies
have suggested that by inhibiting the COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes, NSAIDs may enhance programmed cell death (apoptosis) and inhibit the development of blood vessels (angiogenesis) that feed a tumor. The Fox Chase researchers concluded that inhibiting th...
NIH funds first nationaL SNP genotyping center at Broad Institute
...quickly and cost-effectively carry out large-scale studies
of genetic variation in humans and animals to adva...ted by a steering committee. The first genotyping studies
within the NCRR-funded Broad Institute genotyping center will be performed in early 2005. Researche...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...zed by loyalty and trust the researchers found 19 studies
showing significant positive associations between ...l continuity and patient satisfaction. None of the studies
reviewed indicated a downside to continuity of care. Age-Related Disparities in Cancer Screening: ...
Most promising clinical uses for stem cells from fat agreed on by international society
...e contained stem cells, and since then, additional studies
have suggested they can be coaxed into other cell ... research has progressed more rapidly, with animal studies
indicating potential for the development of treatments for heart attack or bone injury, for example,...
'Immediately open access' option for the leading journal Genome Research
..., peer-reviewed research journal publishing genome studies
and genome-based analysis of biological processes in all species. Launched in 1995, it has an impact factor of 9.635, placing it among the Institute for Scientific Information's (ISI) five most highly cited primary research journals in genetics. New ...
Brain circuit may permit scientists to eavesdrop on memory formation
...ion that governs the brain's higher functions. The studies
open the way for eavesdropping on one of the centr...ved from the direct behavioral experience." Future studies
could give insight into the role of sleep in memory consolidation, which has been suggested by many ...
Viruses found in untreated city water
... drinking water supply. "We know from our previous studies
on groundwater flow in La Crosse that some city wells have high levels of Mississippi River infiltration, other wells have intermediate levels and the remaining wells have little river water in them," Hunt said. "We also know that the Mississippi Riv...
Researchers find chemosignal that encourages women's sexual desire
...s were collected, cut in pieces and frozen. Other studies
in the McClintock lab have shown that the procedure is effective in collecting chemosignals. In Chicago, the researchers recruited about 90 women between the ages of 18 and 35 who had not born a child. The women were divided into two groups, o...
Muscle-building hand-grips aid systolic blood pressure, carotid AD, endothelial function
... in people taking medication for hypertension. Two studies
at the McMaster University Department of Kinesiolo...to uncover some of the underlying mechanisms. Both studies
used similar methodology and isometric handgrip (IHG) exercise three times a week for eight weeks at...
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