Tag: "understanding" at biology news
Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications
...vances have paved the way for significant gains in understanding
how genetic variability can alter drug response. D...ents. This problem is particularly relevant in our understanding
of the influence that genes have on the response to medications. This award will expand the range of...
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...cal measurements which provides structure-property understanding
at the nanoscale in order to accelerate discovery, design, and commercialization of nanomaterials. UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.) Selective Liquid-Phase Oxidation of Methane to MethanolDevelop novel catalysts and an integrated reaction process fo...
Yearling horse auction to benefit equine research
...olves 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 uses a 50-mile endurance ride to test the horses for the research. Ma...
Columbia University scientist wins 2004 Nobel Prize
...nses. The work of Drs. Axel and Buck has provided understanding
on how the nose is able to distinguish more than 10,000 distinct smells. The researchers discovered a gene pool of more than 1,000 different genes that encode olfactory receptors in the nose that detect odors and olfaction. This is believed to be th...
Fungus knocks a frog down but not out, raising questions about amphibian declines
...rganism's behavior in the wild, and a step towards understanding
how it spreads. The paper, written by Arizona State University biologist Richard Retallick, Hamish Ian McCallum from the University of Queensland, and Richard Speare from James Cook University, finds evidence for the persistence of the fungus in su...
Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection
... viral modulation of the immune response. A better understanding
of the disease process that occurs with smallpox infection will aid in the development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. "Aside from the technical accomplishments, what's notable about these studies is the collaboration between multiple agenc...
Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures
...and computational models provide the framework for understanding
complexity in life--a requirement for further prog...erschlag); myosin dynamics, which is important for understanding
myopathies and generation of motive force throughout organ systems (Jim Spudich); neuromuscular dyna...
Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials
...he protein structures of plants for the purpose of understanding
their role in generating shape changes in natural ...ment of high-performance engineering platforms. An understanding
of how biological systems move, adapt, communicate, and replicate are providing scientists and engin...
Research out this week helps us understand basics of how neurons communicate
...erve cells, Dr. Harkins said. "It gives us a basic understanding
of how something works. In some ways, the body is similar to a broken car. When something goes wrong, you can't fix it if you don't know how it works."...
NIH funds first nationaL SNP genotyping center at Broad Institute
...esearchers and thereby have a direct impact on the understanding
of disease," said Eric Lander, Ph.D., founding director of the Broad Institute....
Protein energy profiles offer clues about amyloids
...millions of people points to the need for improved understanding
of the basic processes of protein folding, one of the most complicated and least understood of all biological phenomena. Research appearing in the Oct. 8 issue of the Journal of Molecular Biology, describes a new technique that may help scientists pr...
University of Oregon professor wins 2004 Spiers Medal
...at challenges," Bain says. "This is at the core of understanding
how proteins fold, and how proteins and enzymes in...'oily' surfaces, which is an important step toward understanding
the folding of proteins." Earlier in her career, Richmond pioneered the study of single cryst...
Irwin Rose wins 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
...recognized for his significant contribution to our understanding
of ubiquitin, and its potential role in the treatment of disease," said College of Medicine Dean Thomas Cesario. Rose came to UCI in 1997 from the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Department of Physiology and Biophysi...
University of Edinburgh hosts European conference on childhood disability
...ell mechanisms of language and learning; genetics, understanding
and communication; motor disorders; optimising outcome in prematurity;epilepsy and disability; and non-accidental injury and child protection in childhood disability...
Brain circuit may permit scientists to eavesdrop on memory formation
...ion, "a pathway that we have been chipping away at understanding
for years," said Schuman. "We and others had studied the physiology of this very direct connection between the two areas, but no one had directly studied this pathway's importance in learning." For the experiments, Remondes perfected a technique to m...
New study will tackle three major killer diseases
...vascular Disease Study (ORCADES) will increase our understanding
of the relative roles of inheritance and the environment in causing these diseases, and will include a search for any genes that predispose strongly to illness. The volunteers taking part in the project will have the benefit of a health check and wil...
Bovine genome sequence available
... "CSIRO has invested in the research to increase understanding
and utilisation of the bovine genome which is a major focus for our livestock portfolio development both now and into the future," CSIRO Livestock Industries' Chief, Shaun Coffey, says. "The bovine genome physical map and sequence will assist scienti...
Bugs in the gut could play key role in understanding human disease and drug toxicity
...he body could lead scientists and doctors to new a understanding
and novel treatments for diseases say scientists f...is 'superorganism' could have a huge impact on our understanding
of disease processes including those related to insulin-resistance, heart disease, some cancers and ...
Toward a better understanding of taste and smell impairments
...ell loss. Scientists currently have only a limited understanding
of how CR impairs olfactory function, and of the c...ease. This research will contribute to the broader understanding
of the impact of inflammatory mediators on cell function." The studies represent a national...
Is more better: Counting birds may only tell part of the story
...e success. They also discovered a knowledge gap in understanding
the relationship between abundance and survival in...ng to avoid ecological traps. For a global understanding
of these results, Bock and Jones suggest that studies outside Europe and North America, in areas suc...
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