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College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work

...the other finalists, were all recognized for their groundbreaking achievements in front of an audience of educators, National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees, and technology leaders. All of the students had submitted their work to the Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of the National Inventors Hall of F...

Columbia University scientist wins 2004 Nobel Prize

...niversity President Lee C. Bollinger. "Dr. Axel's groundbreaking research solves the puzzle of how we translate the sensations around us into knowledge that is key for our survival and quality of life." "Dr. Axel's work is among the most important discoveries of the past 50 years, providing insights regardin...

To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork

...uman care allowed the initial surgery and weeks of groundbreaking intensive regenerative therapies without anesthesia or administration of sedatives. "An important part of our animal care and training is building a relationship of mutual trust and conditioning our dolphins to being touched and treated by their vet...

Genetic data crunching achieves milestone at Stanford

...information processing revolution that has yielded groundbreaking insights into the relationships between genes and illness, as well as fundamental biological discoveries. Microarrays, developed in the lab of biochemistry professor Patrick Brown, MD, PhD, in the early 1990s, took molecular biology by storm. They're...

Study is looking at ways to help stroke survivors regain lost motor skills

SAN FRANCISCO Researchers are conducting a groundbreaking new study that may help stroke patients regain greater use of their hands or arms through treatment with electrical stimulation. Preliminary results of the feasibility study that precedes this new study have shown that the use of electrical stimulat...

Award will help unlock mysteries of one of Earth's most important organisms

...ve $4.1 million during the next five years for her groundbreaking use of molecular tools to study marine phytoplankton. Phytoplankton are single-celled algae and the most abundant photosynthetic organisms in the ocean. They generate about half the oxygen humans breathe, form the base of the food web in the seas and...

November nutrition news from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts

...hemistry was awarded to three scientists for their groundbreaking work on the subject. While it might not become a household word overnight, the Nobel Prize award certainly means that ubiquitin will become better understood and more prominent in scientific research. Allen Taylor, PhD, director of the Laboratory f...

Horwitz Prize to be shared by Tony Hunter, Anthony Pawson

...feration of some types of cancer cells. Gleevec, a groundbreaking oral treatment for one form of leukemia, is successful because it blocks the wayward tyrosine kinase that drives this particular cancer. Pawson's work has provided essential insight into how cells signal each other, and has had a broad impact...

Yerkes researchers discover baisis for determining handedness in chimpanzees

...dness in chimpanzees. The researchers report their groundbreaking findings in the December 6 issue of Behavioral Neuroscience. According to Bill Hopkins, PhD, research associate in the Division of Psychobiology at the Yerkes Research Center and the study's lead investigator, "The dominant scientific view has linked...

Nanotubes glow, even within biological cells

...the cells." The research builds upon Weisman's groundbreaking 2002 discovery that each of the dozens of varieties of semiconducting, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) emits its own unique fluorescent signature. The new findings suggest that SWNTs might be valuable biological imaging agents, in part bec...

$43 million from Gates Foundation to produce inexpensive antimalarial drug for Third World

...icals in developing countries. "We're focusing our groundbreaking technology on producing a known pharmaceutical -- the most effective antimalarial out there -- so that it reaches the people who need it most. This is just the beginning of drug production using synthetic biology," said Jack D. Newman, Ph.D., a foun...

Three Yale scientists receive Ellison Medical Foundation awards

...strointestinal infection worldwide. Known for his groundbreaking work on Salmonella infection, Galn will investigate the molecular and cellular biology of interactions between Campylobacter and host cells. Ruslan Medzhitov will examine the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which immune system responses to...

Leibniz prizewinners 2005

...dern markets. Axel Ockenfels has published several groundbreaking papers in leading international economic journals ...55 million euros) Andreas Tnnermann has published groundbreaking research on the development of high power fibre lasers, thus laying the foundation for the productio...

Emory biochemist writes lead essay describing Nobel Prize research on ubiquitin protein

...ilkinson's essay in Cell traces the history of the groundbreaking research on ubiquitin over the past 25 years. It is remarkable, he notes, that it took so long to discover a system that plays such a central role in a variety of pathways in the cell and also notable that the entire system has now been so well defi...

Alfred Sommer awarded prestigious Pollin Prize

... Pollin Prize for Pediatric Research. Dr. Sommer's groundbreaking discoveries led to the widespread use of inexpensive vitamin A supplements that reduced childhood mortality by 34 percent in the developing world, saving millions of children's lives. The World Bank ranked vitamin A supplementation among the most cos...

Chromosome 16 publication fulfills DOE's human genome commitment

...rchers to collect the necessary resources, develop groundbreaking technologies, and propel the nation in an epic quest to map and sequence the human genome....

Highlights of January 2005 issue of Biology of Reproduction

...e journal. Following are the January highlights of groundbreaking papers dealing with genetic modification of germli...o their offspring and subsequent generations. This groundbreaking work sets the stage for further germline modifications that will be important for a wide range of ex...

First x-ray laser gets funding

...lion marks the first phase of construction. Actual groundbreaking and construction of new buildings will begin in 2006. Construction will include 800 meters of tunnel and 100,000 square feet of work space, including underground experimental halls and a central laboratory office support building. "For this fiscal ye...

Successful test of single molecule switch opens the door to biomolecular electronics

...ntial resistor and in the process have developed a groundbreaking experimental technique that provides a "roadmap" for designing single molecule devices based on biochemistry. The findings will be discussed in a presentation by Lindsay on February 18 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual...

Three Nobel laureates to speak at 06 AACBNC Meeting

...g, the Nobel Laureates will give lectures on their groundbreaking research and be participants in two round-table discussions. The first round-table discussion will be on the future of interdisciplinary research and training, and will be moderated by Goodman. The second round-table discussion will be the impact of ...

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