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Rutgers to lead $52.7 million protein research program

...any different types of proteins using a variety of approaches and new technologies, the NESG will be a key member of the PSI network and a valuable asset to the biomedical research community," said John Norvell, director of the PSI. The PSI program is part of a national effort to find the three-dimensional stru...

Columbia University takes leading role in second phase of NIH protein structure initiative

... 2000, its goal was twofold: to develop innovative approaches and tools, such as robotic instruments, that streamline and speed many steps of generating protein structures, and to incorporate those new methods into pipelines that turn DNA sequence information into protein structures. Now, according to the NIH, ...

The cost of dengue fever challenges public health and national economies

... no vaccine is yet commercially available, several approaches are under development. The first findings from this research, to be presented Thursday at the Symposium on National Health Accounts as part of the International Health Economics Association conference in Barcelona, Spain, evaluated the cost of treat...

42 biomedical scientists worldwide named HHMI international research scholars

...ovide clues for the development of new therapeutic approaches for human diseases. Gabrielle T. Belz... Laszlo Nagy will use pharmacological and genetic approaches to delineate the pathways regulated by PPARg, a transcription factor that plays a key lipid-handling...

Newly discovered role for heart response enzyme may yield better heart failure therapy

...chers said. Their findings, they said, suggest new approaches to prevent or reverse heart failure, which affects two to three million people in the U.S. The team reports its findings in the August 2005 issue of Nature Cell Biology. The study is now available as an advance online publication. "We've uncovered ne...

Good connections are everything

...nto another one goes to zero as the decay exponent approaches the value of 2. Second, if one starts with a disor...ith the size of the network. As the decay exponent approaches the value of 2, the storage capacity of the network becomes proportional to the network size. In con...

Landmark comparative genomics study highlights the importance of 'junk' DNA in higher eukaryotes

...f California, Santa Cruz. One of the most powerful approaches for pinpointing biologically relevant elements in ...es that are similar across multiple species. Such approaches are particularly useful for analyzing non-protein-coding sequences sometimes called "junk" DNA. Al...

Ants win a waxy race

...ence of these components. She observed that, as it approaches a waxy surface, the ants use these claws to interlock to the surface. However, on glass rods, the ants do not use claws, but without adhesive pads, they have no grip and fall off the surface. A second specialist ant (Camponotus schmitzi) lives in sy...

DFG establishes 11 new research units

...this is to create a starting point for therapeutic approaches to combat the increasing heart failure rates. Engineering Sciences The Research Unit "Solid Sponges Utilisation of Monolithic Network Structures in Process Engineering" located at the University of Karlsruhe will seek evaluation criteria for the u...

APS oxytocin/vasopressin conference: 13 highlighted presentations

...o believe they've identified several physiological approaches that could lead to post-natal screening methods to identify babies with possible FAS or related diseases. These include monitoring urine flow and its vasopressin content. They also found some indication, or at least possible correlation, that vasopre...

OT, VP studied as novel psychiatric drug sources; consider gender-specific drug models

...boat Springs, Colorado. In an effort to seek new approaches to treating psychiatric disorders, evidence is beginning to emerge "from preclinical animal models that point to the important role of oxytocin in the neurophysiology underlying anxiety and schizophrenia." Specific research from Wyeth, presented by ...

Choline during pregnancy may avoid, reverse some Fetal Alcohol Syndrome nervous disorders

...e believe we have identified several physiological approaches that could serve as post-natal screening methods to identify babies with possible FAS or related diseases," John Claybaugh, head of the Tripler team said. In addition, Claybaugh said there is some indication, or at least a possible correlation, that ...

Researchers figure out how hearts fail

...art diseases have many pharmacological therapeutic approaches to treat it. But heart failure is a difficult one.... of mortality. So there's a major push to find new approaches to treat heart failure," Lopaschuk said. "Heart failure is not a situation where the heart completel...

Size matters: Preventing large mammal extinction

...ial College London have identified fundamental new approaches to improve the success of large mammal conservation. Published today in the journal Science, the largest study of its kind analyses key factors linked to the extinction of mammals. "Conservation biologists have always known that large bodied mammals...

Scientists discover that three molecules may be developed into new Alzheimer's drugs

...r's, already increasing, will rise much more. "Our approaches to the disease are flagrantly inadequate," said Kosik. "There are a couple of FDA-approved drugs that help a little, but don't modify the disease. They give a little bit of symptomatic relief, but don't change the inexorable progression of the disea...

Gene's mutations found to cause life-threatening aortic disease

... be undertaken when the ascending aorta's diameter approaches 5 centimeters, the study recommends. Milewicz had earlier mapped this genetic variation to a portion of chromosome 3. In the present paper, researchers pinpointed the culprit gene as TGFBR2 by analyzing 80 families with a history of aneurysm and dis...

Improved statistical tools reveal many linked loci

...on throughout an entire genome. And unlike earlier approaches to understanding how multiple loci interact, the new technique can distinguish between a group of genes with a linked subset and a group of genes with "joint linkage," where each gene site links to another. "In some ways, it looks like...

Bone marrow may be source of new egg-cell generation in adult mammals

... research team. "This could lead to new treatment approaches based not on drugs but on regenerative medicine through adult stem cells." The group's 2004 report in Nature contradicted what had been regarded as a dogma of mammalian biology: that females are born with a limited, non-renewable supply of oocytes t...

Measurement challenges in detecting cancer biomarkers

...els of proteins associated with cancer cells. Both approaches have been hampered by the lack of reproducibility and consistency in measurements. The workshop on Standards, Methods, Assays, Reagents and Technologies (SMART) for Early Cancer Detection and Diagnosis, jointly sponsored by NIST and the Early Detecti...

Pitt to teach green building in the tropics

...gy and design, with an eye to learning about novel approaches to sustainability developed by our Brazilian colleagues." "We believe that by learning to adapt to the Brazilian culture and to study, research, and live in Brazil for an extended period, the IGERT fellows will then have the confidence and ability to...

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