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Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications

...f scientific discovery and ultimately, deliverable benefits to patients. 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 study into an exceedingly important biomedical problem and that also raises t...

32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

...nical innovation and the potential for significant benefits to the nation's economy. The ATP is managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The 32 new ATP projects span a broad range of key technology areas. Among the areas targeted are: new energy technologies for oil exploration an...

NIH funds first nationaL SNP genotyping center at Broad Institute

...ccess high capacity genotyping with the additional benefits of economies of scale, quality assurance and data sharing," said NCRR Division for Clinical Research Resources Director Anthony Hayward, M.D., Ph.D. "The demand for genotyping will grow exponentially as investigators prioritize potential targets for...

New genetic tools provide clues to the effects of exercise and diet on obesity, diabetes

...muscle are also responsible for the cardiovascular benefits of habitual exercise in individuals with impaired glucose tolerance." ...

ASPB opposes ban of GE crops in Butte County Ballot Measure D

...nutritious, healthier, and more affordable. The benefits that genetic engineering of foods offer to the people throughout the world are substantial. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in a report issued in May of this year found that biotechnology and genetic engineering of ...

Society for Psychophysiology Research

...ness programs for America's children and show that benefits of fitness program extend beyond health outcomes and may actually contribute to classroom performance. ERP INDICES OF EMOTION REGULATION IN ANTISOCIAL CHILDREN: A TREATMENT OUTCOME STUDY Jim Stieben, University of Toronto Marc D. Lewis, Univer...

US Agency for International Development awards $34 million to Virginia Tech

... leafminer). At one site in the Philippines, those benefits were estimated at $150,000 a year for 4,600 local residents of six villages. De Datta said that the goal of the IPM Collaborative Research Support Program is to develop and implement worldwide a replicable, integrated approach to pest managemen...

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

... to share and promote the health and environmental benefits being created through genomic sciences and thereb...access to knowledge essential to their reaping the benefits of genomics for development. It would promote actions needed at a global level, strengthen capacity...

Health, food, new technologies featured during ACS meeting Oct. 17-20 in Peoria, Ill.

The health benefits of certain foods and preparing for new technologies of the 21 st century are among the topics being presented at the 36 th Great Lakes regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, the worlds largest scientific society, in Peoria, Ill., Oct. 1...

INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost

...about the practical applications and environmental benefits that can come from extremophilic research." Since ... residue essentially cancels out the environmental benefits of using hydrogen peroxide in the first place. The most direct wastewater treatment uses a catalase ...

The CF Foundation urges all states to include newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in test panels

...ed over the past two decades have demonstrated the benefits of newborn screening for CF. People with CF who ar...carefully considering the scientific evidence, the benefits of newborn screening for CF are now clear. We now must turn our attention to ensuring that parents o...

Researchers redrawing the Tree of Life

...her in a full tree of life. There are several benefits for doing so. For example, in plants, chemists and biologists searching for compounds in medicinal plants need to know their relatives and ancestors, since families of plants tend to have similar chemistries. Understanding biodiversity in the frame o...

An old adage about apples finds scientific backing

...tors of old adages have long recognized the health benefits of apples but, in recent years, scientists have been homing in on specific antioxidants like polyphenols concentrated largely in the apple's skin. An antioxidant is one of many chemicals that reduce or prevent oxidation, thus preventing DNA, cell and...

ASPB opposes proposed ban of GMOs in Humboldt county ballot measure M

...tions and help avert many childhood deaths. The benefits that genetic modification of foods offer to the people throughout the world are substantial. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in a report issued in May of this year found that biotechnology and genetic engineering of...

Scientists fear threat of second wave of 'mad cow' prion infection

... Transfusion; former president, AABB: Overview of benefits of universal leukocyte reduction and value of integration with prion reduction for safer and more efficient blood processing. Laurie Garrett. Award-winning science journalist/author (Betrayal of Trust, The Coming Plague): The breakdown of publ...

Leading scientists to discuss research applications for therapeutic cloning

...ntific findings remain ambiguous concerning actual benefits for patients using stem cells for therapeutic purp... achieve political consensus until the therapeutic benefits of cloning research are clearly demonstrated," said Dr. Schatten, calling for responsible legislatio...

Passage of GMO ban in San Luis Obispo would encourage use of harsh pesticides

...s well as many childhood deaths. The benefits that genetic modification of foods offer to the people throughout the world are substantial. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in a report issued in May of this year found that biotechnology and genetic engineering of...

Brain differences in adolescents, psychopaths, lend to their impulsive, risk-taking behavior

...n of favoring short-term benefits, even when these benefits are weighed against potential long-term detriments," says Jonathan Cohen, MD, PhD, of the department of psychology at Princeton University. In one study, Gregory Berns, MD, PhD, and his colleagues at Emory University School of Medicine found that...

Passage of Marin County GMO ban would encourage widespread use of harsh pesticides

...poor nations as well as many childhood deaths. The benefits that genetic modification of crops offer to the people throughout the world are substantial. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in a report issued in May of this year found that biotechnology and genetic engineering of...

'Broken' gene reveals evolution of salt retention and possible ties to hypertension

...trials of salt reduction, the controversy over the benefits of lowering salt intake "constitutes one of the longest running, most vitriolic, and surreal disputes in all of medicine," wrote journalist Gary Taubes in Science Magazine in 1998. Di Rienzo's team of evolutionary biologists took a different approac...

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