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

...the last few years, all three techniques have been applied to solving membrane protein structures, as the wor...aceuticals companies. Wthrich and his colleagues applied NMR to membrane proteins suspended in large soap-like micelles, which mimic the membrane and preserv...

College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work

...g a computer program that can vary the patterns of applied pressure, his device can pump, mix, and shut off flow. A native of Ann Arbor, Gu is a senior chemical engineering major at the University of Michigan. His advisor, Dr. Shuichi Takayama, receives a $5,000 prize. Graduate winners Jwa-Min Nam , 30, a...

A treatment, not a cure: Calcium silicate neutralizes an acidic stream

... and manufactured into a pellet form, was manually applied to the study stream. Pellets were added to 50-meters of the 910-meter stream, including the stream channel and adjacent stream bank. Researchers took extensive measurements of water attributes, such as pH and acid neutralizing capacity, before, durin...

New Stanford center probes nanoscale material

...at Stanford. Kathryn Moler, associate professor of applied physics and of physics, and David Goldhaber-Gordon, assistant professor of physics, will be co-directors. The CPN is one of six new centers that the NSF is funding to support science and engineering at the scale of the nanometer — one billionth ...

Daphne Koller named MacArthur Fellow

... her research group, published in Nature Genetics, applied a probabilistic model to identifying modules of co-regulated genes and identified regulatory roles for several proteins whose functions had been previously uncharacterized. Koller received her bachelor's (1985) and master's (1986) degrees from...

Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers

...rential to draw blood to the skin surface, then we applied heat to the skin to increase heat flow back to the core," Grahn says. "The effect was remarkable--we were able to rewarm people in 10 minutes, down from the typical recovery time of two hours." Grahn and Heller went on to develop new technology ...

New Military Biomaterials R&D Center to hold first meeting

... center is pursuing a "market focused" strategy of applied research, product development and commercialization of prototype products leveraged from industry and academia. When there are no existing enabling technologies that meet the military's requirements, the CeBMR will form research partnerships to deve...

New method identifies chromosome changes in malignant cells

...ctrical engineering Sun-Yuan Kung. The researchers applied their technique to yeast cells as well as human breast cancer cells and found many previously unknown additions and deletions. The results support an idea proposed by some biologists that chromosome additions and deletions are more common than previo...

Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting

..., physical/biological, archeology, linguistics and applied anthropology. Below is a sampling of sessions with potential media interest. Full programs with speakers and room assignments as well as abstracts of each session will be available in the Press Room. Wednesday Re-imagining the "Urban": ...

Study using robotic microscope shows how mutant Huntington's protein affects neurons

...kbeiner. The automated microscope system could be applied to sort out many important questions about how cellular changes or abnormalities affect disease, he adds. He and his colleagues are now planning studies to examine the role of proteasomes enzyme-filled compartments that break down and recycle prote...

New Jersey Institute of Technology environmentalist receives Fulbright Chair award

... NJIT is renowned for expertise in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and eLearning. ...

How to use math and a CT scanner to see how trees intercept light

...e sciences throughout his career. His research in applied statistics at McGill incorporates both temporal (in time) and spatial (in space) components. He applies his statistical methods to agricultural, biological and environmental sciences. As an example, he is currently working with entomologists (insect ...

Researchers find protein that makes long-term memory possible

...mBDNF could not be made. The researchers then applied mBDNF directly to the hippocampal slices before again applying current. The researchers found that mBDNF completely restored L-LTP even when protein synthesis is inhibited. This demonstrated that mBDNF was essential for memory formation, and mBDNF ...

Study identifies target for preventing sexual transmission of HIV

... their experiment, Dr. Lederman and his colleagues applied a highly concentrated solution containing the altered chemokine to the vaginal membranes of rhesus macaque monkeys and challenged them with high doses of a virus that combined the outer surface of HIV and the inner workings of SIV so called SHIV. T...

$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training

...ic sciences as a springboard to branch out to more applied science through this grant," Pettitt said. "Training is research in a lab. The traditional boxes of basic degrees that delineate disciplines no longer describe real research." Along those lines, what is especially innovative about this grant exte...

Gene-altered mouse is model for rare autoimmune syndrome

...ntly, said Zhuang, genetic analysis can be further applied to this animal model. For example, the defect in Id3 may cause different effects in different strains of mice with other genetic deficiencies -- offering even further opportunity for understanding the intricacies of immune system development. Z...

Babies born after surgery on eggs

...at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK applied for permission to use nuclear transfer to prevent children inheriting diseases caused by mitochondrial mutations in their mothers. Pressure groups attacked the idea as an unacceptable step towards genetic engineering of humans. Cohen says Tzeng's wor...

ENCODE consortium publishes scientific strategy

... of novel methods and technologies available to be applied to the ENCODE project. Guided by the results of the first two phases, NHGRI will decide how to initiate the production phase and expand the ENCODE project to analyze the remaining 99 percent of the human genome. "Major challenges lie ahead on the ro...

Mouse study: 'Critical' Down syndrome region isn't

...ecisely duplicate a defined chromosome segment and applied it to the DSCR section on mouse chromosome 16, the analog of human chromosome 21. She also made a mouse chromosome 16 that lacked DSCR entirely. Then scientists in Hopkins' Transgenic Mouse Facility inserted each of the engineered chromosomes into m...

Common household fragrances may be harming aquatic wildlife, study finds

...s, except in lipsticks and other products that are applied orally. One problem for consumers is that, when a product has the word "fragrance" on the label, the actual chemical compound is rarely listed. "The musks are an example, but this group of pharmaceuticals and personal care products consists of thous...

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