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Adult stem/progenitor cells repair of damaged brain, pancreas, kidney cells newly understood

... the only National Institutes of Health-designated center to distribute human stem cells (taken from healthy volunteers who give small samples of bone marrow from which to clone the cells) and from mice. Currently more than 270 scientists in the United States and other countries are working with the Tulane ...

Developed/emerging market biotech firms convene at largest-ever meeting with global health focus

...ons and partnering. Opening day discussions will center on strategies for developing innovative products to meet health needs in developing countries. Days two and three will serve primarily as a partnering opportunity, to foster networking, information exchange and learning. Conference sessions take pl...

NIH awards $7.39 million to Burnham neurobiologists

...ication in Development." Glial cells are at the center of most functions of the nervous system. They outnumber neurons (nerve cells) in the brain and spinal cord by a factor of 10:1 and provide physical and nutritional support for neurons. They are also believed to guide the migration of neurons during...

More nutritious, less toxic

...One of the most distinctive aspects of Dartmouth's center and the SBRP in general is the drawing together of scientists from multiple disciplines to solve problems of significant human impact," said Karimi's advisor and co-author Carol Folt, Dartmouth dean of faculty, professor of biological sciences, and ...

2-protein team would be lost without each other

...ene. In Arabidopsis, Short-root is produced in the center of the root tip and moves outward to adjacent cell...minerals from water and passing them in toward the center of the root tip. A plant with no endodermis would essentially drown, while one with multiple layers ...

Quantum secrets of photosynthesis revealed

...from light-capturing pigment molecules to reaction center molecules step-by-step down the molecular energy ladder. "The classical hopping description of the energy transfer process is both inadequate and inaccurate," said Fleming. "It gives the wrong picture of how the process actually works, and misses a...

Massive gene screening points way to more effective chemotherapy

...molecules the first used by a university research center to identify the genes. When the researchers blocked the action of some of the 87 genes inside isolated lung-cancer cells, they found that those cells were up to 10,000 times more sensitive to the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel (Taxol). The result...

AACR Annual Meeting showcases significant developments in understanding and targeting cancers

...le respond to specific cancer treatments will take center stage when more than 17,000 scientists from around the world gather at the Los Angeles Convention Center April 14-18 for the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Key data presented at the meeting will also incl...

New studies link the environment to Parkinson's disease

...'s Institute, which has served as the coordinating center for the study. Highlights of the research include: The role of pesticides (eg. Paraquat and Dieldrin) as potential risk factors for Parkinson's disease, a role suggested by both epidemiological statistics and laboratory evidence. The threat ...

UC Davis wins new national center for avian flu research

... a partner in a new $18.5 million nationalresearch center that will study influenza viruses with pandemicpot...om animals to people, called zoonoses. "This new center is an acknowledgment that the health of people,domestic animals, and wildlife are inextricably entwi...

U OF M awarded $22.5 million NIH contract to study avian influenza

...iversity of Minnesota School of Public Health. The center will be prepared to respond to research and public... in the Midwest and Northeast.Internationally, the center will conduct avian influenza surveillance of people, poultry, pigs, dogs, cats, and wild birds in ru...

Case Western researcher, international team call for better global warming forecasting

...th public advocacy and wants public discussions to center around sound environmental facts. "Where the science has limitations that should be noted, too," added Sobel. His concern is that misinformation or poorly constructed forecasts may divert and reduce resources that could be better spent in other a...

Protein averts cell suicide but might contribute to cancer

...ng from each. The half-steps fit together down the center to form the complete staircase. In DNA, the half-steps are known as the bases the A's, C's, G's and T's that run the length of a DNA helix. A complete step is formed by pairs of bases according to a rule: A' always pairs with T,' and C' always p...

Scientists reveal structure of gateways to gene control

...ecause when signaling proteins arrive at a control center they are well situated to help push the nucleosome out of the way so the reading of the gene can begin," Pugh said. "Previous research had indicated that DNA sequences located upstream of a gene might be a region that controls whether that gene is ...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 21, 2007

... access the ACS News Services new electronic press center for the Chicago meeting, with media registration and housing, go to http://www.acspresscenter.org . Special Event: Chicago News Media Tour/Briefing/Reception News media are invited to a special event at the Art Institute of Chicago, scheduled dur...

Clinical trial for diabetic macular edema

...al Consultants of Arizona will serve as a clinical center for the trial. This Phase 2 clinical trial builds on the results of a phase 1 trial (which was supported by an Innovative Grant Award from JDRF), which showed the ability of ranibizumab to improve visual acuity in patients with diabetic macular e...

Second annual stem cell symposium to focus on heart tissue, blood diseases

...) at 5445 E. Cheryl Parkway in Fitchburg, Wis. The center is also home to the BTCI, the educational non-profit that Promega supports. "With such an impressive collection of thought leaders from the stem cell field, there are real possibilities for new thinking and new discovery. We are proud to sponsor su...

Engineers develop process to recycle unused paint by blending it into common plastics

...Rutgers and principal investigator at a university center for advanced polymer materials. Theyve responded by accepting unwanted paint during household hazardous waste recycling days, but then theyre left holding the bag, having to contract for proper waste management at almost $9 per gallon. An effective r...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March. 14, 2007

... access the ACS News Services new electronic press center for the Chicago meeting, with media registration and housing, go to: http://www.acspresscenter.org . Special Event: Chicago News Media Tour/Briefing/Reception News media are invited to a special event at the Art Institute of Chicago, scheduled ...

Researchers create artificial enzyme that mimics the body's internal engine

... the enzyme had been damaged and a specific active center was missing. "We found that great damage occurred, and that partially reduced oxygen species were produced in large amounts," Collman said. This finding led the researchers to conclude that all three active sites are essential for the proper function...

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(Date:7/28/2014)... RENO Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first ... 1911. More than 100 years later, an international team ... Research Institute (DRI) have proven that air pollution from ... 16 ice cores collected from widely spaced locations around ... created the most accurate and precise reconstruction to date ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... nicotine and cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, can potentially ... smoke. , The carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone or NNK is produced ... up in the tobacco smoke. Once inhaled, it is ... activated by a variety of enzymes called Cytochrome P450 ... can partially interfere with the activation of NNK, and ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... wiped them out if it had taken place slightly ... fresh study using up-to-date fossil records and improved analytical ... of the prehistoric creatures, demise, some 66 million years ... years before a 10km-wide asteroid struck what is now ... volcanic activity, changing sea levels and varying temperatures. ...
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