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NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...embrane proteins. The goal of the new grant is the development
of rapid, efficient, and dependable methods to produce membrane protein samples that scientists can use to solve structures and investigate physiological functions associated with those three-dimensional structures. The new grant pulls together a gr...
Yearling horse auction to benefit equine research
...rse as a model for insulin resistance and skeletal development
in ways that may prove beneficial to human medicine. The work views nutrition of the horse from the points of reproduction, growth, exercise physiology, and health, Staniar said. Research projects examine fluctuations in pasture carbohydrate concentr...
Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules
...id hormones, thyroid hormones and vitamin D. The development
could provide a foundation for a new family of biologically-based mechanisms able to detect common drugs, chemical weapons and other small molecules. By allowing manipulation of this cellular protein machinery known as nuclear receptors the techni...
National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside
...ifferent levels of N emissions and different urban development
scenarios. This is the second large biocomplexity grant awarded to UC Riverside recently. The first, for $1.5 million, was to help monitor the unintended spread of engineered crop genes....
Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection
...tive for the treatment of osteoporosis." "With the development
of AMG 162, Amgen scientists have validated an entirely new pathway and novel mechanism of action for addressing conditions associated with bone loss," said Beth Seidenberg, MD, chief medical officer and senior vice president of global development, A...
Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection
...hat 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 agencies--including the Department of Defense and the academic sector--to address the issues...
Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers
...Research Projects Agency, the central research and development
organization for the Department of Defense, now funds development
of the technology for potential military use. "Current methods for keeping military personne...
New biomaterials improve medical devices
... Biomaterials form the underlying technologies for development
of a wide variety of medical products for both preventive care and the treatment of disease. Examples are vaccine delivery systems, tissue-engineering scaffolds to promote regrowth of injured or diseased tissues, and drug and gene delivery systems f...
Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials
...Tech will lead a team of researchers exploring the development
of a new class of materials that will use plant pr...roduce controllable shapes. Ultimately, successful development
of the nastic structure concept will provide a new class of materials based on the direct conversion...
Below the surface: New clues to plant signaling from the roots
...ays of leaf development. How plants coordinate the development
of their shoot and root structures with signals from the environment is a major unsolved problem in plant biology. It is known that plant roots, whose primary role is to supply water and nutrients to the above-ground portions of the plant, may a...
Use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increases survival
... programmed cell death (apoptosis) and inhibit the development
of blood vessels (angiogenesis) that feed a tumor. The Fox Chase researchers concluded that inhibiting these COX enzymes holds promise in prostate cancer treatment and warrants further studies. In addition to Nguyen, study authors included research ...
Running not swimming or biking is best kind of loading exercise for childrens bone growth
...ts of exercise, among many other topics, including development
of an exercise "osteogenic index" or OI. The paper appeared in the "Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews." Among the OI observations were: (1) "short intense exercise bouts build bone most effectively, hence short sprints should build more bone than ...
Most promising clinical uses for stem cells from fat agreed on by international society
...icine. An important outcome of the meeting was the development
of a consensus defining key scientific questions f..., with animal studies indicating potential for the development
of treatments for heart attack or bone injury, for example, while results looking at other uses are ...
Irwin Rose wins 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
...ways. These findings are playing a key role in the development
of drugs to fight illnesses such as cancer and cystic fibrosis. "The basic science faculty at the College of Medicine and our clinical faculty at UCI Medical Center are delighted and pleased that Dr. Rose has been recognized for his significant c...
NIH awards Emory and Georgia Tech $10 million for partnerships in cancer nanotechnology
...ts to study a variety of molecules involved in the development
and progression of cancer, including those involved in programmed cell death; genes such as the p53 gene, which is implicated in many kinds of cancer; and microtubules and molecular motors, which are involved in transporting the proteins in cells tha...
New study will tackle three major killer diseases
...to understand the impact of genetic factors on the development
of the three diseases. Lead investigator Dr Jim Wilson of Public Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh explained: "The Orkney Cardiovascular Disease Study (ORCADES) will increase our understanding of the relative roles of inheritance and th...
Muscle-building hand-grips aid systolic blood pressure, carotid AD, endothelial function
...ion is associated with endothelial dysfunction and development
of cardiovascular disease, noted Cheri L.M. McGowan, who led the other McMaster study. Her group studied endothelial function after IGH to see if it played a role in the reduction of blood pressure in people taking anti-hypertensive medication. Other...
After flu exposure, mild exercise protects mature mice from dying
...e and protein expression in the lung, and possible development
of flu-specific immune cells. At the moment, the laboratory also has a large NIH-funded human clinical trial underway examining whether or not moderate exercise training can improve immunological vigor --including responses to influenza vaccine -- in...
New Military Biomaterials R&D Center to hold first meeting
...e rapid and effective pathways for identification, development
and utilization of biomaterial-based technologies ...ket focused" strategy of applied research, product development
and commercialization of prototype products leveraged from industry and academia. When there are no...
CERN to host EnviroInfo 2004
...ented, CERN is at present strongly involved in the development
of Grid computing, which will be an essential elem...of areas affected by natural phenomena. The UNOSAT development
group is hosted by CERN. Sharing is in the mandate and in the culture of CERN. Sharing knowledge is ...
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