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NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute

...ng several who were already involved in a thus far highly successful large project developing high-throughpu...itions under which this has worked in the past are highly sensitive to such variables as detergent type, concentration, pH, and ionic strength. And these cond...

Studying the chemistry of drugs in wastewater

...minophen forms multiple products, two of which are highly toxic. All the drugs were transformed significantly, and their products were generally more "hydrophobic" than the parent pharmaceuticals. Hydrophobic compounds are more likely to build up in the body. It is not known whether these reaction products ...

32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

...nounced 32 new cost-sharing awards for research on highly innovative industrial technologies. A total of 43 companies, including seven joint ventures, are involved in the new projects, which were chosen on the basis of difficulty, technical innovation and the potential for significant benefits to the nation...

Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules

...rm a colony around that one. This allows us to do highly parallel and rapid screening to find a few functional receptors in a large collection of nonfunctional receptors." The receptors found by the researchers varied in their responsiveness, with some significantly more sensitive than others. Some perfor...

Columbia University scientist wins 2004 Nobel Prize

...nt substances, so the olfactory receptor cells are highly specialized for a few odors. Most odors are composed of multiple odorant molecules, and each odorant molecule activates several odorant receptors, leading to a combined odorant pattern, which allows us to recognize and form memories of approximately...

Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials

...ttsburgh's mechanical engineering department. This highly interdisciplinary team has expertise in molecular biology, polymer chemistry, structural modeling and control, fabrication methodologies, and systems integration required for this program. "As we generate materials that will feature internal pressure...

Protein energy profiles offer clues about amyloids

...progress in quantitative prediction -- work that's highly complimentary to the detailed simulations we're creating through Folding@Home." Basic thermodynamics dictates that the entire process of protein folding can be seen as the systematic progression of the unfolded protein into its lowest possible free e...

New biosensor rapidly detects deadly foodborne pathogen

...ans. This makes it especially important to develop highly selective sensors that can detect only L. monocytogenes, Bhunia said. "The ability to distinguish this one species from all others makes this a very powerful sensor. No other sensor today can do that," he said. The sensor also is selectiv...

'Immediately open access' option for the leading journal Genome Research

...itute for Scientific Information's (ISI) five most highly cited primary research journals in genetics. New data in genetics, comparative and functional genomics, proteomics, evolution studies, systems biology, bioinformatics, epigenetics, and technology are published as research papers in the form of articl...

NIH awards Emory and Georgia Tech $10 million for partnerships in cancer nanotechnology

...bine traditional pathology and cancer biology with highly sensitive molecular analysis. In addition to ...and optical properties due to their size and their highly compact structure. "The goal of this exploratory program is to develop a new class of bioconjugate...

New genetic tools provide clues to the effects of exercise and diet on obesity, diabetes

...ergy metabolism, particularly skeletal muscle, was highly expressed in obese and morbidly obese women relative to lean control subjects. Total muscle AK1 activity also increased 1.9-fold in obese and 2-fold in morbidly obese women. "Surprisingly," Hittel noted, "total activity of creatine kinase (CK), which...

Component of volcanic gas may have played a significant role in the origins of life on Earth

...s because, like all modern life, cyanobacteria are highly sophisticated living organisms--with cell walls, complex metabolism, and DNA genes. The question of the origins of life is: what came before the stromatolites? Research on the origins of life has suggested the notion of an ancient RNA world--one ...

Society for Psychophysiology Research

...tists are expected to attend. The hallmark of this highly international, interdisciplinary meeting is research aimed at increasing our scientific understanding of such issues as: the physical symptoms of stress; gender differences; parent-child relationships; the origins and manifestations of mental illness...

HHS awards $232 million in biodefense contracts for vaccine development

...ambridge, Mass., and Cambridge, England. MVA is a highly weakened form of the vaccinia virus that cannot re...s stability testing of the vaccine. Tularemia is a highly infectious bacterial disease most often transmitted by ticks and insects. In humans, illness is char...

Taking the next step toward growing our own fuel

...unts of biobased resources, including those of the highly productive corn/soybean cropping system in the Midwest -- arguably the largest man-made ecosystem on the planet," Blaschek said. "This agro-ecosystem is still largely focused on providing raw materials for the food, feed and fiber industries and not ...

New technique targets pesticide-resistant insects

... to effectively control the 'super pests' that are highly resistant to pesticides used on important food and...s were obtained from trials in southern Spain with highly resistant white flies (Bemisia tabaci)." Since resistance to pesticides first emerged in insect pest...

Cooperation to create a new tuberculosis vaccine

...ith Stefan Kaufmann and the MPI-IB we have found a highly renowned and experienced partner for this challenging mission. This still is a preclinical stage project, but our cooperation will add significant value to this new vaccination approach. There is a significant commercial perspective in developing as ...

Acoustics meeting in San Diego

...t to design a better bat for the sport of cricket, highly popular in countries such as England, Australia, a... the diversity of laughter while aiming to produce highly individualized expressions of mirth. People use laughter to express a happy or funny context or to r...

Study in Royal Society journals presents evidence for inherited factors in homosexuality

... with the natural history of the beetles which are highly cannibalistic. This is one of the very few studies to show generation cycles due to cannibalism in a natural population. Contact: Dr Mike Bonsall, Department of Biology and NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, ...

Effort to control trade in great white sharks gets teeth from international community

...ishing and commercial harvests for fins, which are highly sought in Asia's fish markets for shark fin soup. There are no exact figures on regional or worldwide populations of great whites. "The great white shark has been wrongly portrayed as an instinctive killing machine by Hollywood and the media for too ...

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(Date:10/16/2014)... Institute of Marine Science have received a 3-year, ... identify the streams and wetlands most vulnerable to ... local governments and citizens conserve these important ecosystems. ... of tidal-marsh observations first gathered by VIMS scientists ... can today,s researchers accurately map the slow but ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Melbourne researchers have challenged conventional thinking on how the ... new mechanism for how bowel cancer starts. , The ... maintaining and regenerating the ,crypts, that are a feature ... are involved in bowel cancer development, a controversial finding ... existence. , Using 3D imaging technologies, Dr Chin Wee ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Respiratory Syncytial Virus causes severe respiratory tract infections ... each year. Scientists at VIB and Ghent University ... to counteract this common virus infection. , ... strategy that paves the way for the development ... a virus that causes suffering in numerous small ...
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