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

...ies is an unsolved problem," says Wthrich. "And we hope to solve it." Addressing the Problem The new grant will address these central problems of membrane production and membrane stability. The Scripps Research team will examine several approaches. On the production side, they will look at improv...

New therapy for specific form of leukemia

...kinases in all T-ALL patients. In the future, they hope to be able to administer Glivec, and other kinase inhibitors, to treat these patients as well. Relevant scientific publications The research of the VIB scientists from Peter Marynen's group appears on 1 October in the authoritative journal, Nature ...

Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications

...ct methods and languages. "With this initiative we hope to remove roadblocks to collaboration so that a true meeting of minds can take place that will broaden the scope of investigation, yield fresh and possibly unexpected insights, and create solutions to biomedical problems that have not been solved usi...

US researchers show cottonseed drug is cancer treatment booster

...is a lot of research still to do, but we certainly hope so," said Dr. Xu. "The natural form of gossypol has been extensively tested in humans and is well tolerated for long-term use. If we use the more active form,(-)-gossypol, correctly and wisely for example, in combination with radiation and/or chemot...

Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules

...t respond. Based on this success, the researchers hope to demonstrate broader application with other smal...rary containing 32,768 different variations in the hope of creating and then finding a few re-engineered receptors that would have the ability to bind to ...

New Stanford center probes nanoscale material

...image and control nanoscale phenomena. Researchers hope to develop probes with revolutionary capabilities, such as mapping a single electron's behavior in a semiconductor and controlling a single electron's magnetic orientation, or "spin." The probes will help researchers address questions such as: At wha...

Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials

...w the nastic structures to expand and contract, we hope to move on from the morphing wings to other applications that require structures that can produce large shape changes. An example might be a compact container that will deploy into an antenna after it is transported to a particular location," Leo sai...

Marine Biological Laboratory summer investigator wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

...genetic information to create antibodies. And they hope to begin experiments impossible without those antibodies as soon as the project is complete. "Sequencing the clam genome will be a quantum leap for our research," said Hershko. (Read more about this project at: http://www.mbl.edu/inside/what/news/pu...

UCR researchers identify key plant enzyme that defends against multiple infections

...gal or viral infections. The development holds out hope of improving crop yields, which are dependent on plants being able to fend off multiple types of pathogens. The findings, outlined in a paper titled "VPEg Exhibits a Caspase-like Activity that Contributes to Defense Against Pathogens" were reported ...

Emory chemists develop bacteria that may help decaffeinate coffee

...t the enzyme and how it works," Gallivan says. "We hope to use a process known as 'directed evolution' to help speed up the enzyme to break down caffeine faster. Since the bacteria need theophylline for their survival, they're partners in the whole process." Eventually, the faster enzyme could be introdu...

Children's Hospital Boston wins $2.5 million in health surveillance grants

...f flu cases. "By combining these two elements, we hope to promote good practices around influenza control," says Mandl, an internationally recognized expert on biosurveillance and personally controlled health records. The second grant, of $1 million, will focus on advanced technologies for investigating...

Acoustics meeting in San Diego

...re bone mass in the women's heels. The researchers hope the low-cost, handheld device could be used by pri...al transmission properties of bone fractures offer hope that an ultrasound device can be developed to quantitatively measure fracture healing (1aBB7). ...

Australian expertise helps resurrect Iraq's ancient marshlands

...ragedies. With the fall of the regime, glimmers of hope are emerging after scientists recently entered the marshes for the first time in 20 years. CSIRO's Dr Rob Fitzpatrick was contracted by the consultancy company Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI), under the USAID Marshlands Restoration Program, to l...

Research into the sense of touch in worms wins Eppendorf/Science Prize

...anatomy of its nervous system is known. Scientists hope to apply their knowledge about the nematode's sense of touch to larger and more complex animals. Goodman grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts, and Bethesda, Maryland, writing scientific software in research labs at the NIH as a high school student. Sh...

A new culprit in depression?

...els of other families of growth factors. They also hope to look at the different layers of the brain's cor...e if there are any differences by layer. And, they hope to look at the genes that encode FGFs and their receptors, to see if slight differences in gene sequ...

First-ever Texan/German symposium opens doors

...n macromolecular assemblies and biophysics, and we hope to gain more interaction in this area." New polymers materials have practical applications, such as in coatings, semiconductors, sensor materials for biomedical devices, DNA chip substrates, bioimplant materials and materials for display technol...

Frontiers in cancer prevention research: Defeating cancer before it strikes

...n this expanding and promising new field, with the hope this work will significantly reduce cancer incidence and mortality. The future of cancer prevention relies heavily on: identifying promising targets for drug development; understanding how personal decisions are linked to cancer and identifying ...

Study confirms link between head and neck cancer and common Asian nut

...y, National Taiwan University Hospital. "It is our hope that these findings will prove helpful in shaping future public health policy on this issue." Chewing betel quid, traditionally practiced in many parts of Asia and in Asian-immigrants around the world, can be likened to tobacco us...

UCLA scientists discover new way to fix defective gene

...tients has a PTC type of mutation," noted Lai. "We hope that our findings will provide a solid first step to gene-based therapy for this group." According to Gatti, many aminoglycosides are already approved for clinical use by the FDA and could quickly become available for testing in A-T clinical trials. ...

Small business at NJIT's business incubator takes two awards

...hief Executive Officer Harvey D. Homan, PhD. "We hope this kind of attention can increase our odds for future funding and support from the business community." Urovalve, Inc. is a fledgling enterprise that holds patents on a device which can be implanted through the urethra into the bladder via a simpl...

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