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32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

...num nitride (AlN) substrates, which are needed for diverse and important power electronics and optoelectronics applications, by using an approach that incorporates new techniques of crystal seed growth, coupled with advanced thermal gradient control, and new crucible designs, to grow large high-quality, AlN ...

Columbia University scientist wins 2004 Nobel Prize

...and molecular analysis of these genes suggests how diverse behavioral patterns may be encoded in the genetic material and inherited from parent to offspring. ...

Talented sniffer: A receptor known for guiding sperm to egg plays a role in the nose

...l in which a single receptor protein helps perform diverse chemosensory functions in the nose as well as in sperm. It is tempting to speculate that in the future, "sniffing tests" could be employed as a diagnostic tool for fertility defects associated with olfactory receptor-dependent chemotaxis in sperm. ...

Is Interleukin-6 the 'holy grail' of exercise mediation?

...as "myokines." She points out that because of its diverse effects, IL-6 has potential as a therapeutic drug in treating such metabolic disorders as obesity, type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis. Many roles and sources prompt additional IL-6 research Over the years, "increased levels of IL-6 after exercise...

UCR researchers identify key plant enzyme that defends against multiple infections

...lts have significant influence in the outcome of a diverse set of plant-pathogen interactions and suggest that this key plant protein is likely involved in a variety of processes that range from stress and defense responses to proper development during aging. This is an important discovery because it demonst...

Experts present new research on hot topics in aging at GSA's annual meeting in Washington, DC

... of older adults will require contributions from a diverse set of groups and organizations. GSA's Research, Education, and Practice Committee will present a symposium titled "Vigor and Vitality in Later Life: Health Promotion for Older Adults" that will feature speakers representing four areas of contributio...

Defense provides additional $4.9 million for pathogen research tool

...Sobral's cyberinfrastructure group is working with diverse communities to create a common set of data communi...tion and molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis from diverse sources. Using its high-performance computational infrastructure and a world-class team of biologis...

Zebrafish may offer researchers powerful new tool for studying innate immunity

...nal of antibodies and T-cell receptors to fend off diverse pathogens and prevent repeat attacks. Dr. Litman and his colleagues are trying to tease out details about the evolutionary transition from innate to adaptive immunity with powerful new biotechnology techniques. They searched the genome of the zebraf...

Combination hormone therapy doubles breast density and quadruples risk of abnormal mammograms

...y selected subgroup of 413 racially and ethnically diverse postmenopausal women, ages 50 to 79, who were participants in the WHI estrogen plus progestin trial, which involved more than 16,500 women nationwide. Half of the women in the sub-study were randomly selected to receive estrogen plus progestin a...

$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training

...apped up because industry demands workers that are diverse and trained across the board." He emphasizes that this "no one size fits all" approach is a more accurate reflection of the types of researchers needed for the scientific challenges that exist in today's society. With applications already pouring i...

OHSU study: Bacterial switching mechanism key to survival

...a, and it's critical for successful competition in diverse and frequently changing conditions. As a neutral molecule, glucose is able to pass freely in and out of a bacterium cell's membrane. When glucose is available as the energy source, the cell traps the molecule inside its walls by adding a phosphate c...

Single genetic defect links many risk factors for heart disease and stroke

... determined that a mitochondrial defect caused the diverse traits, they reexamined the family members for other problems known to be linked to mitochondrial malfunction. Indeed, they found an increased prevalence of hearing loss, migraine headaches, and weakened heart muscle, which are all known to be associ...

Researchers discover gene mutations for Parkinson's disease

...es and assess their importance in more genetically diverse cultures. Worldwide, the researchers have identified another 8 to 11 families suspected of having similar mutations, including at least one in the United States. The investigators were brought together by Dr. Singleton to pool resources and speed the...

Red wine mist? Resveratrol shows potential effects against COPD, asthma, arthritis

...erived polyphenolic compound that often mimics its diverse activities, and to further study the molecular mechanisms involved. While resveratrol "exhibited anti-inflammatory activity in all the systems we examined," the researchers said, "it appeared to be more effective, although less potent, than glucocor...

Four new vertebrate fossil finds in Ischigualasto, Argentina

...animals in the Upper Triassic were apparently more diverse in this region, showing a mixture Triassic and Jurassic forms that turns the extinction model on its head. The new finds reported by Alcober include a prosauropod dinosaur, two ancestral crocodilians, and a mammal-like cynodont the size of a mouse. ...

Global warming's impact on US plants, animals determined from review of dozens of studies

...l Climate Change in the U.S.," involved studies of diverse plants and animals that lasted from 20 to more tha... 2003 Nature paper with Parmesan. "Scientists with diverse expertise are spending an enormous amount of energy providing sound information about global warming...

Ancient marine invasion sheds light on diversity

...he other way is that the habitat becomes much more diverse providing different habitat niches. The researchers want to test if the habitat distribution narrowed or if there was greater heterogeneity of habitat. They also want to figure out which species invaded, where they came from and if they replace spe...

MicroRNA study points to novel path for treating diabetes

...oitation of the power of genome comparisons across diverse species to discover important regulatory elements conserved in nature," added Professor Gloria Coruzzi, chair of the Biology Department. "His intense collaborations with experimentalists in biology and in medicine have been key to reducing his comput...

MIDI, Inc receives Official Methods(SM) status for the confirmatory ID of the anthrax pathogen

... subjected to exhaustive testing of geographically diverse strains of B. anthracis and related bacteria to determine its ability to differentiate among them. The 11 laboratories involved in the study reported an overall sensitivity for the identification of B. anthracis of 96.3 percent. Scientists at ...

Order of species loss has important biodiversity consequences, grassland study reveals

..."Starthistle was much less able to invade the more diverse communities." In fact, from the most diverse to the least diverse plots, starthistle biomass increased by more than 100 percent. Even in plots wh...

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(Date:11/5/2014)... Santamaria, associate professor of biology in the UTSA ... in the nation selected to receive a two-year ... for Exploratory Research (EAGER). The funding supports President ... researchers to create new technology that will demystify ... complex behaviors in neuroscience are broken into the ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... School of Medicine announced today that it is ... by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ... and Reproductive Sciences; and Vice Chair of Research ... Medicine will pursue an innovative global health and ... Assess Fetal Neurodevelopment.", Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) funds ...
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