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Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
...s the genes to produce urea-cycle enzymes that may help
to reduce its dependence on nitrogen from the surrounding waters. The genome work also shed additional light on how this diatom species uses fats, or lipids, which it is known to store in huge amounts. "Learning the actual pathways they use to meta...
NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...he work that has been done using other proteins to help
stabilize the membrane proteins. While this technique has been used before, there has never been a generalized approach to creating such a scaffold. As part of the grant, the team plans to synthesize and test a matrix of new molecules to stabilize in...
Studying the chemistry of drugs in wastewater
...chnology (NIST) is using laboratory experiments to help
answer this question by studying what happens to p...nique measurement capabilities here at NIST, which help
to confirm the presence of products that are difficult to identify," says chemist William MacCrehan....
New therapy for specific form of leukemia
...livec, and so this medication can now also provide help
to a number of T-ALL patients. T-ALL: T-cell acute lymphatic leukemiaIn normal circumstances, our white blood cells combat foreign intruders, like viruses and bacteria. However, in leukemia, there is a breakdown in the formation of white blood cells....
National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside
...ce Foundation grant to UC Riverside may eventually help
alleviate the state's ongoing weed problem. The fi...Allen said, because they form a fine fuel that can help
carry fire during the dry season, more so than any of the state's native species. The grass invasion...
College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work
...oscopes, employ early detection systems that could help
test for diseases such as Alzheimer's, and further an emerging field known as microfluidics. An undergraduate winner, a graduate winner, and a grand prizewinner were selected from fourteen finalist teams. Advisors for each winning team were also rec...
How roots control plant shoots
...rry food and water to the leaves, the new findings help
show how roots also send chemical signals that control whether or not leaves grow. How leaves grow is a crucial matter given that leafy plants supply food for humans and other creatures, produce oxygen for all animals to breathe, influence global cli...
Talented sniffer: A receptor known for guiding sperm to egg plays a role in the nose
...viously shown to act in sperm, where it appears to help
guide sperm to the egg during fertilization, is also expressed in human olfactory tissues in the nose and functions in our sense of smell. This remarkable dual capacity marks a functional range previously unknown for mammalian olfactory receptor prot...
New Stanford center probes nanoscale material
...s magnetic orientation, or "spin." The probes will help
researchers address questions such as: At what len...s from the Mechanical Engineering Department, will help
other investigators understand the interactions between the tip and their samples and design tips op...
Daphne Koller named MacArthur Fellow
...utational modeling, and is optimistic that she can help
to identify patterns of gene expression across species as her methods are further developed. When asked what she plans to do with the award, Koller said that the matter will require significant thought. "It's really a major decision, and they giv...
Use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increases survival
...ostate cancer. Now it appears that such drugs may help
men with prostate cancer live longer, according to a Fox Chase Cancer Center study presented today at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology in Atlanta, Ga. "NSAIDs have been associated with reductions ...
Good news: As you age, leg blood vessels adapt so you can still exercise without fainting
...ng muscles is altered with advancing age will also help
us target interventions aimed at improving exercise tolerance in older adults, he said. Next steps and funding: The researchers will be conducting similar experiments in women (both on estrogen replacement and not). They plan t...
NIH funds first nationaL SNP genotyping center at Broad Institute
...d sequencing. Integrated computational tools will help
researchers manage large, well-characterized collections of patient data and design experiments using secure informatics tools for sample management. An integrated SNP selection tool will be provided to automate queries and create SNP panels. A secu...
Protein energy profiles offer clues about amyloids
...ecular Biology, describes a new technique that may help
scientists predict which proteins are prone to mis...e they are creating a statistical method that will help
scientists predict which proteins are prone to misfold. "In designing a computer model for protein f...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...improved cost-effectiveness has not been shown. To help
control rising prescription drug expenditures, the...are. The authors posit several criteria, which may help
shape future research design: assessing what the population is willing and able to accept, consideri...
Scientific organizations unite to influence science policy and promote the ERC
...sic science. The objective of the conference is to help
define a roadmap for the establishment of the ERC, provide a forum for scientists to air their views and ensure that the ERC meets their needs. The meeting follows the publication by 'Science magazine' on August 6, 2004, of a petition initiated by IS...
NIH awards Emory and Georgia Tech $10 million for partnerships in cancer nanotechnology
...se two research grants, totaling $10 million, will help
move us closer to developing new treatment techniques and possible cures for cancer. We are very enthusiastic about being part of the process to move this technology from the laboratory to the bedside in the fight against cancer." ...
Marine Biological Laboratory summer investigator wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
...emselves of unwanted or damaged proteins. With the help
of his colleagues, Hershko discovered the ubiquitin system and eventually determined that it impacts major physiological processes in the body. Scientists now know that it is involved in regulating cell division, aids in controlling embryonic develop...
Viruses found in untreated city water
...n Mississippi River water infiltration, this would help
water managers tailor disinfection treatments and pumping schedules specific to each well and prevent viruses from entering the drinking water supply. "We know from our previous studies on groundwater flow in La Crosse that some city wells have high ...
New genetic tools provide clues to the effects of exercise and diet on obesity, diabetes
...ombination of genomic and proteomic techniques may help
determine the effects of aerobic exercise and weight gain on muscle gene and protein expression patterns," Hittel said. They found that adenylate kinase 1 (AK1), an important enzyme in regulation of cellular energy metabolism, particularly...
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