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Australian scientists awarded $1m research fellowships

Scientists undertaking groundbreaking work into glaucoma and chemotherapy have each been awarded $1m research grants, Pfizer Australia announced. The Pfizer Australia Research Fellowships have been awarded to Dr Ricky Johnstone of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Victoria and Associ...

American Physical Society honors outstanding achievements of two Brandeis scientists

...al growth of these areas. The APS cited Meyer "for groundbreaking experimental and theoretical contributions to the fundamental science and applications of liquid crystals, particularly their ferroelectric and chiral properties." Redfield was cited ''for his seminal contributions to the theory and technical develop...

Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. launches CRSFungal Profile

...nts.""We are excited to partner with IMMCO on this groundbreaking tool for diagnosing CS. Existing interventions have been largely limited to the use of inhaled or oral corticosteroids, decongestants, anti-histamines, and sinus surgery but we believe that these interventions do not address the underlying cause of ...

New edition of the Joslin Guide to Diabetes, a must read for people with diabetes

...n.org/ ) or by calling 1-800-344-4501. Building on groundbreaking research and more than a century of experience educating and caring for patients, Joslin Diabetes Center empowers patients to control their diabetes to prevent or minimize serious complications like heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and blindness...

Leibniz Prize winners 2006

...roduction of proteins. Cramer's findings have been groundbreaking for studies in this field. In the long term he aims to solve the entire puzzle of how transcription and translation are regulated. Patrick Cramer studied chemistry in Stuttgart, Heidelberg and Bristol, and obtained his doctorate at the European Mole...

WWF peeks into mysterious life of Borneo's pygmy elephants

... elephants before, so everything we're learning is groundbreaking data," said Dr. Christy Williams, who leads WWF's Asian elephant conservation efforts and worked with experts to use commercial satellite technology to track Asian elephants for the first time. "We will be following these elephants for several years ...

Fertility genes discovered at Rugters

Rutgers geneticists have reported groundbreaking research on the genetics of fertility. They have discovered two genes, aptly named egg-1 and egg-2, required for fertilization to take place. The proteins encoded by these genes are similar to low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors, known from chole...

Common enzyme is a key player in DNA repair

...iversity of California, San Francisco who has done groundbreaking work on the genetic basis of aging in worms, systematically identified the genes turned on in bacteria exposed to DNA damaging agents, the so-called SOS response. Kenyon named the damaged-inducible (Din) genes in order of discovery, and DinB was the...

Diabetes complications rooted in faulty cell repair

...urrent study. "The work of Segal and colleagues is groundbreaking and provides important insights into the underlying mechanism of blood vessel damage in diabetes, which is the hallmark lesion for complications affecting the kidneys, eyes and nerves in patients with diabetes," said Anupam Agarwal, M.D., director of...

Crop development efforts get major boost

...ating the process of developing new varieties. The groundbreaking IRRI-CIMMYT Alliance is focused on harnessing science to provide the world's millions of poor farmers with improved access to new technologies that will make them more productive and help lift them out of poverty. It's also aimed at developing sustai...

NYAS China Conference reveals latest advances in biomedical sciences

...titutes of Biomedical Sciences recently hosted the groundbreaking Frontiers of Biomedical Sciences conference in Shanghai. This unique meeting brought together noted scientists from China, the U.S., Europe and other parts of Asia to discuss the most pressing issues at the cutting edge of biomedical science. For ...

Molecular force field helps cancer cells defend against attack

...ill, said, "The Cance lab finding follows on their groundbreaking work showing that human tumors survive in part by overexpressing FAK. This current discovery provides an important clue as to how to exploit this overexpression for the therapy of human cancers." Steven Frisch, a professor of biochemistry and molecul...

Landmark FSU study of hepatitis C virus solves mystery that has stymied quest for cure

...e crowded and stopped dividing. What's more, their groundbreaking discovery came about as a result of the new test they developed that can quickly and easily monitor HCV replication in the laboratory. Finally, after Tang and Nelson uncovered the reason for suppression of the virus in cell culture in a nutshell: no...

Georgia Tech accelerates drug discovery with new IBM supercomputing cluster

...and the supercomputing cluster that will power the groundbreaking research of Dr. Skolnick," said Bill Smith, BellSouth's Chief Technology Officer. The new supercomputer, capable of a peak performance of more than 16 TeraFlops, consists of a cluster of 1,000 AMD Opteron processor-based LS20 nodes for IBM BladeCe...

International policy workshop on nitrogen in Paris March 8 10, 2006

...ch. The Initiative was begun through a series of groundbreaking scientific exercises, most notably the organization of the International Nitrogen Conferences: three held thus far, one in the Netherlands in 1998 focusing on Europe; one in USA in 2001 focusing on North America; and one in China in 2004 focusing on ...

Genetically engineered mosquitoes show resistance to dengue fever virus

...nsmission of dengue fever. The project is among 43 groundbreaking research projects to improve health in developing countries, supported by $436 million for the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative, launched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. According to James, the next step of this research will be...

New research suggests abdominal aortic aneurysm will afflict millions of baby boomers

...pected to attend. The conference is a sequel to a groundbreaking symposium that was held ten years earlier and will examine the kinds of dramatic improvements in diagnosis, prevention of complications and treatment that did not exist a decade earlier. New Insights into Complex but Poorly Understood Disease "The ...

Chemist wins national award for contributions in medicinal chemistry

...1774. The American Chemical Society has recognized groundbreaking chemists with the annual award since 1923, when it conveyed the first Priestley Medal to Ira Remsen, the chemist credited with bringing laboratory research to American universities....

Lowering cholesterol early in life protects against heart disease later

...the UT Southwestern-directed Dallas Heart Study, a groundbreaking multiyear investigation of cardiovascular disease involving 6,000 Dallas County residents. The new findings are based on data obtained from subjects drawn from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC), which tracked the health of particip...

Scientists making advances in cancer to receive international awards

...rd is conferred. Dr. Dikic will be honored for his groundbreaking contributions to the field of receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) signaling and regulation during his short and yet remarkably productive career as an independent investigator. Dr. Dikic'slecture, "Ubiquitination in Cellular Signaling and Cancer Pathogen...

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