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INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost
...on and biologists William Apel and Kastli Schaller from
INEEL will be recognized at the R&D Magazine award...lications and environmental benefits that can come from
extremophilic research." Since the 1980s, cloth and paper manufacturers and other industries have ex...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...ficient flu vaccine Research from
Sweden suggests that adding the drug tucaresol to ...ssary. DNA vaccines differ from
traditional vaccines in that they are entirely gene-based and are designed to target genes intracell...
Technology award presented to Weizmann Institute scientist
...y comprises over 800 individuals and organizations from
50 countries. Its stated goal is to bring togethe...a 100 Top Young Innovators Award the previous week from
MIT's Technology Review Magazine. The award was presented to Prof. Shapiro in a formal ceremony at t...
Johns Hopkins team wins British biotech business plan competition
A team of four budding biomedical engineers from
Johns Hopkins University won the North American ar...l nine-team competition, as well as a $1,000 check from
the British Council USA (BCUSA), which sponsored and administered the North American initiative. The...
Phillip A. Sharp to present 2004 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture at Chemical Heritage Foundation
... the life sciences. We eagerly anticipate learning from
his insights when he comes to CHF in November." Sh... He was director of its Center for Cancer Research from
1985 to 1991 and chair of the Department of Biology from
1991 to 1999. He served as founding directo...
Anti-cholesterol drug treats Alzheimer's disease in mice
...T, jamming its operation and preventing the enzyme from
processing cholesterol. Cholesterol is required in the production of the short protein called A peptide, the building block for the amyloid plaque that clogs the brain in Alzheimer's disease, ultimately killing brain cells.In the mouse experiments, t...
Coke versus Pepsi: It's all in the head
...betes, and all their sequelae that result directly from
or are exacerbated by overconsumption of calories. It is now strongly suspected that one major culprit is sugared colas," they wrote. Besides the health implications of studying soft drink preference, the researchers decided to use Coke and Pepsi bec...
Flies have morning and evening clocks
...s the other. "It's as if there is a wiring circuit from
one set to the next and, under natural light conditions, one can regulate the physiology of another," said Rosbash. The scientists theorize that this type of coupling between two circadian oscillators coordinates the two activity peaks and aids respo...
Laboratory test of evolutionary theory confirms importance of links between populations
...et of chemostats the communities remained isolated from
one another. In another set, Forde periodically ma... sucking up a pipette full of bacteria and viruses from
one chemostat and adding it to the next one, and so on down the line. She also periodically analyzed...
Plastic surgeons perform first entire face reconstruction
... are burned in fires each year with many suffering from
facial burns as a result. These burn victims not ...d 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 complete...
Research into the sense of touch in worms wins Eppendorf/Science Prize
...ree years. The grand prize winner receives $25,000 from
Eppendorf, and the winner's essay will be publishe...nt. She earned a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from
Brown University in 1986. After being awarded her Ph. D. in 1995 from
The University of Chicago, she...
Experimental drug prevents vaginal simian HIV transmission in monkeys Science study says
...d designing new HIV prevention strategies may come from
a new SHIV study in monkeys. Scientists coated the...HIV and report that the drug protected the animals from
infection. SHIV provides a monkey model for HIV; it contains the inner parts of the simian immunode...
Time-lapse movies show brain cells move like a two-stroke engine
... reaches the age of two. Serious disorders ranging from
the epilepsies to cortical malformations result if...r of the brain as a human or other mammal develops from
an embryo into an infant or young animal. They then travel outward to form the brain's outer layer, ...
Muscling in on a deadly cancer
...made two ways. As an embryo grows, muscles develop from
cells known as somites, which also give rise to bo...cells. The Utah research found that tumors arising from
mature or nearly mature muscle in mice have some characteristics of stem cells. That suggests the "p...
Ancient Chinese folk remedy packs anti-cancer punch
...oup of promising cancer-fighting compounds derived from
a substance used in ancient Chinese medicine will be developed for potential use in humans, the University of Washington announced today. The UW TechTransfer Office has signed a licensing agreement with Chongqing Holley Holdings, a Chinese company, a...
Mechanism discovered for muscle wasting seen in diabetes, AIDS and other diseases
...ound that the MISR mice with cancer were protected from
loosing muscle mass, and the MISR mice had much better survival rates than did normal mice with cancer. Thus, selective NF-kB blockade in muscle decreased muscle wasting and prolonged survival in this mouse model of cancer. "The discovery that...
A new culprit in depression?
...of the National Academy of Sciences by researchers from
the Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research C... Health. The research team consisted of scientists from
the University of Michigan's Mental Health Research Institute and Department of Psychiatry, working ...
NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies
...span an impressive spectrum of novel technologies from
sequencing by synthesis to nanopore technology. Ma... today. There is strong potential that, five years from
now, some of these technologies will be at or near commercial availability. Grant recipients and the...
Amphibians in dramatic decline; Up to 122 extinct since 1980
...ive study ever conducted. More than 500 scientists from
over 60 nations contributed to the Global Amphibia... began. Another 113 species have not been reported from
the wild in recent years and are considered to be possibly extinct. 43 percent of all species are...
Perceptual decision-making hub pinpointed in human brain
...works by gauging the strength of competing signals from
lower brain areas specialized for recognizing diff...rea, as it mulls the strength of competing signals from
specialized visual processing areas, where neurons fire only to the extent that they see certain obj...
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