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Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...s on the surface of T cells and was recently noted for
its ability to enhance immune responses resulting from pDNA vaccinations. "Optimally, such a vaccine should be capable of inducing protection against heterologous virus strains and should induce long-lived responses and be hig...
Technology award presented to Weizmann Institute scientist
...ience has received the 2004 World Technology Award for
Biotechnology. The award is one of 30 given yearl...nts of the Weizmann Institute, has been recognized for
the creation of biomolecular computing devices. These devices are made entirely of DNA and other bi...
Johns Hopkins team wins British biotech business plan competition
...nburgh, Scotland, where they presented their ideas for
a fictional commercial biotechnology product to a group of judges representing the UK business and legal professions. Under the fictional name of Innovative Clinical Unlimited, the team outlined the use of an automated device to image the retina whic...
Phillip A. Sharp to present 2004 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture at Chemical Heritage Foundation
...es and technologies. He was director of its Center for
Cancer Research from 1985 to 1991 and chair of the...osophical Society, the Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., Prize for
Cancer Research, the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, and the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award,...
Anti-cholesterol drug treats Alzheimer's disease in mice
...short protein called A peptide, the building block for
the amyloid plaque that clogs the brain in Alzheim... statins can provide significant cognitive benefit for
AD patients with normal serum cholesterol." Although CP-113,818 has not been tested in clinical tria...
Coke versus Pepsi: It's all in the head
The preference for
Coke versus Pepsi is not only a matter for
the tongue to decide, Samuel McClure and his colleagues have found. Brain scans of people tasting th...
Flies have morning and evening clocks
...d humans operate on a 24-hour, or circadian (Latin for
"about a day"), cycle. In humans, the clock's infl...ger group of circadian neurons that express a gene for
a circadian photoreceptor protein known as cryptochrome. Starting with those parameters, Rosbash an...
Laboratory test of evolutionary theory confirms importance of links between populations
...ons. "We have a pretty solid theoretical framework for
explaining coevolutionary interactions between spe...rient environment, resulting in more opportunities for
favorable mutations to arise. The dynamics of coevolution were altered, however, by the dispersal o...
Plastic surgeons perform first entire face reconstruction
...with its own unique blood supply, that would allow for
microvascular tissue transfer. Surgeons removed the scarred facial skin, harvested the skin flap from the back, and transferred it to the face. The skin flap was large enough to cover the face completely with extra tissue to create a nose, which ot...
Research into the sense of touch in worms wins Eppendorf/Science Prize
...l Science and Eppendorf. She is being recognized for
her research using worms to learn how the sense of...be recognized at the annual meeting of the Society for
Neuroscience in October. Humans rely heavily on their sense of touch, and reduced touch sensation is...
Experimental drug prevents vaginal simian HIV transmission in monkeys Science study says
Potentially important insights for
understanding vaginal transmission of HIV and desi...mals from infection. SHIV provides a monkey model for
HIV; it contains the inner parts of the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and the outer parts of H...
Time-lapse movies show brain cells move like a two-stroke engine
...ome. Once the centrosome, the key organizing point for
the cell's internal skeleton, moves forward, the c...researchers generally thought that the explanation for
how a neuron migrates to its destination in the brain lies in the way the cell adheres to, and later...
Muscling in on a deadly cancer
...op the tumors. The genetic events might be targets for
new drugs that could be tested on the mice. The ...here have been dramatic improvements in cure rates for
a number of cancers," he adds. "However, the outcome for
advanced alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma has rema...
Ancient Chinese folk remedy packs anti-cancer punch
...used in ancient Chinese medicine will be developed for
potential use in humans, the University of Washing...gqing, China, has been in the artemisinin business for
more than 30 years, and is a world leader in farming, extracting and manufacturing artemisinin, its ...
Mechanism discovered for muscle wasting seen in diabetes, AIDS and other diseases
..., have discovered an important biochemical pathway for
muscle wasting--as well as a potential target for
drug therapy. The study will be published in the Oct. 15 issue of the journal Cell. Muscle wasting...
A new culprit in depression?
...rtium that made it, suggests a whole new direction for
understanding depression and developing new depres... the bipolar brains. These turned out to be mRNAs for
four different FGF molecules and two receptors that bind to FGF and are key to their function. Level...
NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies
... could give rise to more individualized strategies for
diagnosing, treating and preventing disease. Such ...ide the power to sequence a mammalian-sized genome for
about $100,000. In the second set, seven groups will take on the longer-term challenge of developing...
Amphibians in dramatic decline; Up to 122 extinct since 1980
...g amphibian specialists, and assessed each species for
its level of threat, determined the distribution of each species, and gathered other essential ecological information. ...
Perceptual decision-making hub pinpointed in human brain
...mpeting signals from lower brain areas specialized for
recognizing different objects, report Drs. Hauke H... percent to 82 percent. The researchers looked for
a site in the brain's frontal cortex showing the telltale reduced activity during hard trials that c...
Northeastern University and Massachusetts Biotechnology Council to host drug discovery day
...rmaceutical Biotechnology and Director, The Center for
Drug Discovery, Northeastern University. Dr. Makri.... (MPI). In this role, Dr. Celniker is responsible for
the oversight of the pipeline portfolio and project management activities at MPI. Prior to joining M...
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