Tag: "development" at biology news
INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost
...L team is discussing collaborations for industrial development
with major enzyme manufacturers. After isolating and producing large quantities of the enzyme in the lab, scientists can use existing technology to chemically bind them to tiny plastic beads the size of sand grains. Columns packed with the plastic-an...
Technology award presented to Weizmann Institute scientist
...foster cross-disciplinary dialogue and advance the development
of new ideas by having them take part in the "virtual think tank," yearly summits, global and regional events, and publications. Previous recipients of the World Technology Award for Biotechnology include Dr. J. Craig Venter, founder of Celera Geno...
Johns Hopkins team wins British biotech business plan competition
...als were judged on criteria including research and development
strategy, commercial potential and financial planning. The Hopkins team was one of four taking part in the North American finals in Oxford, England and Edinburgh, Scotland; the other three groups represented the University of California, San Francisc...
Muscling in on a deadly cancer
...hers probed how the Pax3:Fkhr fusion gene affected development
of the mouse embryo, muscle formation in the embry...nto a Pax3-Fkhr fusion gene at any stage of embryo development
and in any desired cells a new technology called "conditional mutagenesis." Capecchi says these exp...
A new culprit in depression?
...Given the known roles of this FGF family in neural development
and maintenance, it's not a huge leap to see how compromising the system could lead to changes in neural circuitry and contribute to mood disorders." "The bottom line is, the FGF system is less active in depressed individuals and presumably, correct...
NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies
...warded more than $38 million in grants to spur the development
of innovative technologies designed to dramaticall... significant promise, yet far more exploration and development
are needed if these sequencing technologies are to be useful to the average researcher or physician,...
The CF Foundation urges all states to include newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in test panels
...peutic interventions can minimize and postpone the development
of symptoms, which can slow the progression of the disease. Implementation of CF Newborn Screening Participants in a recent workshop hosted by the CF Foundation discussed how to implement routine newborn screening for CF, as well as how the CF Foun...
Study identifies target for preventing sexual transmission of HIV
...locking that transmission, the door is open to the development
of a topical agent that could prevent infection with HIV in humans."...
Using fruitflies to examine alcohol tolerance
...portant and relevant to human drinking because its development
both promotes and facilitates increasing intake of...out the root causes of alcoholism often invoke the development
of tolerance as an important event," added John Crabbe, director of the Portland Alcohol Center. "F...
Antibiotic identified as potential anti-cancer candidate
...ne, in the protein chain. While work began on the development
of antibiotics against what was thought to be a ba...significant implications for the understanding and development
of various Pdf-based therapeutic strategies for bacteria, mycobacteria, parasites, or cancer....
S1P1 essential for tumor growth and is blocked by RNA interference
...te receptor 1 (S1P1), is required during embryonic development
to stabilize new blood vessels. Timothy Hla and colleagues, from the University of Connecticut Health Science Center, inves-tigated the importance of S1P1 in angiogenesis in tumors. The authors implanted mice with Lewis lung carcinoma cells and exami...
The long road to a promising malaria vaccine started at NYU School of Medicine
...ical and molecular parasitology at NYU--led to the development
of simple immunological assays that could identify mosquitoes carrying the parasite. This marked an important advance because previously scientists could only identify infected mosquitoes under a microscope, a painstaking process, and the species of ...
Horse auction raises $75,000 for research
...rse as a model for insulin resistance and skeletal development
in ways that may prove beneficial to human medicine. Research is also conducted on horses' health problems and a group of studies involves exercise physiology. The center has a high-speed equine treadmill and uses a 50-mile endurance ride to tes...
Nov. 18-21 nanotechnology conference in Irvine, Calif.
...e building of a synthetic self-replicator; and the development
of a system to detect disease in vivo. Conference attendees will be eligible to compete for $1 million in research grants. DETAILS: Nov. 18-21 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, 100 Academy Drive, Irvine, Calif. CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE IS BY ...
Hepatitis C virus linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
...ave not shown an association between the virus and development
of NHL, said Ms Agnes Lai, lead author for the research. The British Columbia study examined HCV status in 550 NHL cases and 205 population controls. The study had the strength of numbers of patients to ascertain an association between HCV and NHL, c...
Excess dietary fat accelerates breast cancer by altering the activity of a group of genes
...or certain vegetable fats, accelerate the clinical development
of the disease, while blue fish and olive oil appe...c mechanism by which some of these fats favour the development
of breast cancer. According to research, diets rich in the polyunsaturated fatty acids n-6 reduce th...
New version of tumor-suppressor linked to progression of childhood cancer
...to nerve growth factor and plays a key role in the development
of the nervous system. Mutated TrkA has been associated with many human cancers, including colon, thyroid and prostate cancers. However, previous studies have suggested that TrkA acts as a tumor-suppressor in NB. Dr. Andrew R. Mackay and colleagues f...
Peakadilly nv biopharmaceutical firm created
...Jol Vandekerckhove. The markers can be used in the development
of medicines, making the process much more efficie... by Koen Kas, who has been closely involved in the development
of the technology platform. Health care tailored to the patient Today, it takes an average of 800...
Manipulation of epigenome turns off as many genes as it turns on
...e gene families that might play a role in cancer's development
or contribute to its aggressive nature. The researchers are now investigating further some of the individual genes and gene families affected by the various treatments, and studying the mechanisms by which the chemical agents and the gene kn...
Mouse model of osteoarthritis
...gating whether BMPs are also involved in the later development
and maintenance of joint cartilage. To do this, the researchers designed a genetic system that inactivates BMP signaling late in mouse embryonic development. Most of the joints in this mouse strain formed normally. However, the mice rapidly develope...
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