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Three universities team up to enhance environmental engineering curricula

...urses to benchmark the status of education in this emerging discipline. "Although some engineering programs have incorporated sustainable engineering into their courses, we want to disseminate the materials we have developed as the basis for a whole course or a unit in a course to see much wider use," said Al...

W.M. Keck Foundation grant advances study of biocompatible liquid crystals

...n began in the 1970s but was abandoned in favor of emerging research and economic opportunities presented by liquid crystal displays and their technologies....

Drug breakthrough for psoriasis sufferers

...ty of Manchester has found that treatment with the emerging drug infliximab, marketed as Remicade, can quickly and significantly improve psoriasis symptoms. The European Infliximab for Psoriasis Efficacy and Safety Study (EXPRESS) was a placebo-controlled trial on 378 patients with moderate to severe psoria...

Rensselaer awarded NIH grant to support cheminformatics research

...major application of this work will be to identify emerging technologies that can predict chemical compound behavior for use in drug discovery and other biotechnology processes." Cheminformatics is the application of computational techniques to problems in chemistry, such as understanding chemical structures...

Scientists zero in on memory-related proteins at the core of Alzheimer's disease

...ntify novel therapeutic targets and biomarkers for emerging treatments. Scientists in Mucke's laboratory were among the first to generate genetically engineered mice that produce human Aβ, providing a powerful tool to study the devastating disease. Using a technique called gene expression imaging to prof...

Reify Corporation's Visible Discovery(tm) technology showcased at ICSB conference

...y with ordinary microscopes. Zebrafish are also an emerging model for assessing toxicities of drug candidates. Traditional quantification of cardiac function is a laborious and time-consuming process. Reify's Visible Discovery technology provides a rich solution with fast, unbiased results." A second poster, ...

Hope for arthritis, heart attack, stroke relief found in unique 'acid active' receptor

...ein coupled receptor on human synoviocytes in this emerging new class of receptors." Next steps The paper noted several findings, among many others, that require further research: It is necessary to further study whether the observed calcium mobilization in lower pH is somehow "involved in important si...

News conference event and call-in announcing findings from Harvard study on climate change

...opment Programme. This concern was centered on the emerging threats to human health and our economy from climate change and environmental degradation....

Valuing biodiversity services, including its insurance against disease

...IV-AIDS and Ebola, he says, adding that preventing emerging diseases through biodiversity conservation is far ...hallenge. The key is to understand the process of emerging infectious diseases so that we can deal with them proactively before they become a major health thre...

Society of Nuclear Medicine announces collaborative working agreement with Bio-Imaging Technologies

... clinical practice, in drug development and in the emerging molecular imaging field," agreed SNM Vice President-Elect Alexander J. McEwan, M.D., chair of the society's Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy Trials. Mark L. Weinstein, president and chief executive officer of Bio-Imaging, noted, "We are ver...

Alaska avian flu project issues initial surveillance results

...d move in the environment. "With a virus like H5N1 emerging in an area like Southeast Asia and spreading toward Europe if it doesn't reach Alaska this year, those birds that go back may very well pick it up and bring it to Alaska next year to an environment where that H5N1 might mix with other strains it hasn...

Oncology, cancer genomics research on agenda for UH grad

... Key International Honor Society Graduate Scholar, emerging as one of 12 worldwide victors from a pool of hundreds of candidates. "No one came over and tapped him on the shoulder," Estess said. "He rather took the initiative, and now he has brought great honor to the university by the number and quality of...

National Academies advisory: Fighting infectious disease

...xist with millions of harmless microorganisms, but emerging diseases, resistance to antibiotics, and the threat of bioterrorism are forcing scientists to look for new ways to confront the microbes that do pose a danger. TREATING INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN A MICROBIAL WORLD: REPORT OF TWO WORKSHOPS ON NOVEL ANTI...

The bioweapon is in the post

...ventually provide a means of responding rapidly to emerging diseases or bioterrorist attacks. "As soon as people start dying from a bioengineered organism, there will be a huge security response and research will be clamped down," warns Endy....

AACR-NCI-EORTC international conference

...HIA Critical innovations and new knowledge are now emerging from the laboratories of universities, medical centers and pharmaceutical companies worldwide, offering the prospect of a new generation of drugs capable of destroying cancer cells with pinpoint accuracy, without damaging adjacent normal cells. Each ...

God's bioethics?

...dominate so-called "bioethical issues" surrounding emerging technologies. The report, titled "Bioethics and Public Policy: Conservative Dominance in the Current Landscape," analyzes the involvement of both progressive and conservative bioethics centers, including traditional think tanks such as the American ...

ORNL leading effort to help harness power of Shewanella

...her sites around the nation. "Biological knowledge emerging from genome sequencing efforts and new programs such as Genomics: Genomes to Life have the potential to put microbial cells and communities or cell components to work to meet the challenges of this critical DOE mission," Uberbacher said. This three-y...

Chronic stress accelerates atherosclerosis following angioplasty procedure

...et in causing atherosclerosis. "Stress is a newly emerging risk factor for cardiovascular disease but until now, we didn't know the exact mechanism involved," said Zofia Zukowska, MD, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical Center. "This research provides the first well-d...

Marathon of nano-sprinters

...ms and are likely to become a key component in the emerging bio-nanotechnology. Active transport driven by molecular motors is particularly important for nerve cells, or neurons. These cells have extended compartments, axons, which connect the cell body with the synapse, where the nerve signals are transmitt...

COPAXONE may repair nerve damage in MS patients

...l conduction pathways in the brain, supporting the emerging concept that, centrally, COPAXONE may be acting as a neuroprotective agent," said Omar Khan, M.D., associate professor of neurology and director of experimental therapeutics/clinical research, Multiple Sclerosis Center, Wayne State University. "This ...

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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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