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InHealth awards two research grants to Stanford University

...han drugs to achieve full commercialization. This distinction can be ambiguous but it has a significant impact on the timely availability of safe and effective technologies for patients and practitioners," Howgill said....

Wiley-VCH and EFIS expand collaboration

...kernagel, who has served as Chair of the ExCo with distinction and enthusiasm over the past seven years, will continue his work for the journal until the end of 2007. He will be supported by two deputies, to be appointed shortly, one from the U.S. and one from Australasia/Asia. "This is a new beginning, one t...

Structure determined for key molecular complex involved in long-term gene storage

...r on the study. "This difference is crucial to the distinction between normal and cancerous cells and may inform our ability to treat this disease." The molecular complex studied by the scientists governs the assembly of an especially condensed form of chromatin, the substructure of chromosomes. The complex is ...

Transplant cures rats' type 2 diabetes without need for immune suppression drugs

...ased on our earlier research," Hammerman says. One distinction between the two types of diabetes that made such a prediction difficult is the phenomenon known as insulin resistance. Levels of blood sugar are high in type 1 diabetics because insulin-producing pancreas cells have been destroyed. In contrast, bloo...

Prenatal health strongly influences future economic success

...ional investments, including schooling. "The key distinction for policy purposes is that whereas heredity is immutable, congenital characteristics are mediated by the prenatal environment. This strongly suggests that economic outcomes are malleable in a way not widely recognized and therefore subject to improv...

Germans set up an apartheid-like society in Britain

...ersity of Reading and Imperial write: "This ethnic distinction of two intermingling populations and its formalisation in law cannot have survived for such a long period without some mechanism that perpetuated a distinction. Physical segregation could have had this effect, but this is not what the laws of Ine imp...

A new look at the state of the oceans

...stems, the term 'diversity' not only describes the distinction between biological species, but also refers to the divergence within established species. This leads to a completely new evaluation of the species concept. For the recording and description of new species, fast access to existing information is absol...

Internationally acclaimed soil scientists to receive awards in Philadelphia

...ences This recognition is for soil scientists of distinction and international reputation who have given service to the international Soil Service Society and/or International Union of Soil Services. Winfried E.H. Blum earned his Ph.D. in Natural Sciences in 1968 and became an associate professor in 1972, t...

UCI researcher named Pew Scholar

...in the country to receive the honor this year. The distinction comes with a $240,000 award over four years to further her research. Tsai, an assistant professor of molecular biology and biochemistry with a joint appointment in chemistry, was nominated for the award by UCI for her work in deciphering the biosynth...

Diagnostic breakthrough for Burkitt lymphoma reported in NEJM

..., which is characteristic of Burkitt lymphoma. The distinction between Burkitt lymphoma and diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), the most common form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in adults, is critical, because the management of these two diseases differs. About 300 new cases of Burkitt lymphoma, typically in chi...

Surprising symbiosis: Glassy-winged sharpshooter eats with friends

...evolve into organelles of the insect, losing their distinction as bacteria altogether. Looking ahead, Eisen is continuing to explore the genomes of other animal-bacterial symbioses to understand how such systems originate and work. "Symbiosis is a pervasive strategy in biological systems and we still do not u...

Infant bone growth and maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy influence future fracture risk

...ontributes to bone loss, for unknown reasons. "The distinction [between the roles of muscle mass and fat in bone strength] has profound implications for public health and we're looking into that now," Javaid said. "The key point is that you want to make sure children maintain adequate growth as they get older." ...

The brain's executive is an 'event planner'

...he events that will result from those actions. The distinction is significant, said the researchers, because it yields new basic insight into a central function of behavioral planning in this higher brain region, called the lateral prefrontal cortex (PFC). The researchers, led by Hajime Mushiake of Tohoku Unive...

Stowers Institute scientist named Searle Scholar

...ik Si, Ph.D., has been named a Searle Scholar. The distinction carries an award of $240,000 over three years and is bestowed on just 15 early-career scientists each year. Dr. Si joined the Institute in June 2005 from the Columbia University Center for Neurobiology and Behavior where he conducted postdoctoral re...

New model of p53 regulation proposed that suggests novel anticancer strategy

...nly controls the stability of p53's structure. The distinction is important, says the study's lead investigator, Professor Geoffrey M. Wahl, Ph.D., a professor in the Gene Expression Laboratory. "p53 is disarmed in more than half of all cancers, and Mdm2 and Mdm4 are over-expressed to act like cancer-causing onc...

Friedemann Schrenk receives the 2006 Communicator Award

...gy from Frankfurt University has been awarded this distinction in recognition of his outstanding achievements in communicating his scientific work to the general public. The award, which carries prize money of 50,000 euros, will be presented by the presidents of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German R...

APS lecturer shows rare video of 'teacher-student' immune cell interactions in live animal

...dvance the technology, von Andrian said. His lab's distinction was in adapting the technology for use in lymphoid organs in live animals....

Leading breast cancer researcher awarded new lectureship

...ine. Dr. Olopade received her medical degree with distinction from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. She came to the United States as a resident in internal medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago where she was named Chief Medical Resident. Upon completion of her Hematology/Oncology Fellowship training a...

New cell imaging method identifies aggressive cancer cells early

... for the first time made it possible to verify the distinction between multiplying cells that are harmless and those that are malignant. Lelivre and co-corresponding author on the study, David Knowles of the national lab, used human mammary cells to analyze nuclear protein distribution that shifted depending on ...

California's oak woodlands face a new threat: Climate change

...lds average results over large areas that blur the distinction between mountains and valleys within California. The regional model yields a climate scenario in which the future range for blue oak shrinks to 59 percent of its current range, and for valley oak the future range shrinks to 54 percent of its current...

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