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

...ches. On the production side, they will look at improved expression of membrane proteins by using insect or mammalian cell systems. "We know that membrane proteins will express in mammalian cells -- we've done that already," says Stevens. Yeager will be focusing on the expression of membrane proteins in ...

32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

...in electronics and automobile manufacturing and an improved computer interface for the severely disabled. The new awards represent a total of up to $80.1 million in ATP funding and an industry share of up to $56.9 million, if all projects are carried through to completion. The ATP supports projects that indus...

Yearling horse auction to benefit equine research

...m better understanding the role of antioxidants to improved electrolyte supplementation, with the objective of reducing fatigue and improving performance. The Center has a high-speed equine treadmill and uses a 50-mile endurance ride to test the horses for the research. Many community participants volunteer t...

College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work

...he work the basis of his graduate studies, and his improved microscope is especially useful for examining molecule-sized pieces of biological samples, giving medical researchers a powerful new way to study biological processes. His advisor for his work is Dr. Olav Solgaard, who receives $10,000. The Collegia...

A treatment, not a cure: Calcium silicate neutralizes an acidic stream

...y to successfully combat stream acidity is through improved air quality. Until that happens, we are exploring short-term methods of restoring water quality to sensitive sites." Symptoms of acidified streams include a drop in pH, calcium, and dissolved inorganic carbon and an increase in metals like aluminum....

Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection

...s an agent of bioterrorism, antiviral drugs and an improved smallpox vaccine are urgently needed. Because the disease no longer occurs naturally, vaccine and drug candidates cannot be tested for their ability to prevent or treat smallpox in humans. Thus, licensing of future medical countermeasures for small...

Use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increases survival

...." NSAID use remained an independent predictor for improved overall survival, even after taking into account other variables such as age, Gleason score and radiation dose. Laboratory studies have suggested that by inhibiting the COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes, NSAIDs may enhance programmed cell death (apoptosis)...

Running not swimming or biking is best kind of loading exercise for childrens bone growth

... build more bone than a long jog," (2) "OI is best improved by adding more exercise sessions per week rather than lengthening the duration of individual sessions," (3) "to reduce exercise time, it is far better to shorten each session than to reduce the number of sessions," and (4) "the osteogenic potential o...

Protein energy profiles offer clues about amyloids

...ffecting millions of people points to the need for improved understanding of the basic processes of protein folding, one of the most complicated and least understood of all biological phenomena. Research appearing in the Oct. 8 issue of the Journal of Molecular Biology, describes a new technique that may help...

September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...s, and they note that for most of the newer drugs, improved cost-effectiveness has not been shown. To help con...cipation in practice-based research, and result in improved data quality and better estimates. Evaluating Computer Capabilities in a Primary Care Practice-Bas...

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

...e. "Quantum dots have novel properties, including improved brightness, resistance against photobleaching, and multicolor light emission. The larger size of the quantum dots also provides enough surface area for linking to other diagnostic and therapeutic agents." Dr. Nie and his colleagues recently used bio...

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

...aptations complement existing molecular models for improved glucose tolerance with exercise intervention in pre-diabetic individuals, he noted. On the proteomics side, the researchers analyzed gene expression and protein profiles from muscle of lean and obese and morbidly obese individuals. "This com...

Bovine genome completed

...man. That information will help discover genes for improved meat and milk production and to help researchers develop new strategies for protecting cattle from disease. Medical researchers will be able to compare the cow's genome with the human genome sequence in hopes of gaining new insights into human health...

Muscle-building hand-grips aid systolic blood pressure, carotid AD, endothelial function

...pressure decreased significantly, while carotid AD improved significantly. IHG didn't affect either diastolic BP or peripheral AD. The study also tested isometric leg press exercise, but it had no effect on any of the parameters being studied. IHG's effect on endothelial function Hypertension is associated...

Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia

...ducethe incidence of Japanese encephalitis through improved surveillance and response. Japanese encephalitis i...ystem to share data. Control of the disease can be improved by getting information to health workers where they need it, when they need it. This can ultimately...

Toward a better understanding of taste and smell impairments

...e the prognosis for recovery. Results will enable improved diagnosis and treatment targeting for patients with CR-induced smell loss. A second effort, led by environmental psychologist Pamela Dalton, PhD, will evaluate the impact of occupational exposure to various inhaled substances on nasal chemosens...

Society for Psychophysiology Research

...eople's lives resulting in better physical health, improved social connections with others, and enhanced positive moods....

HHS awards $232 million in biodefense contracts for vaccine development

...genda, which emphasizes the development of new and improved medical products against "Category A" agents--those considered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pose the greatest threat to national security. The smallpox awards continue advanced development work that began in February 2003 o...

Experts present new research on hot topics in aging at GSA's annual meeting in Washington, DC

...rventions (memory, reasoning, speed of processing) improved cognitive abilities and daily functioning in older...d measures of function. Each training intervention improved the targeted cognitive ability, and effects were durable to two years. No training effects on daily ...

Sedentary overweight people get insulin boost from short term exercise; CVD risks trend down

... establish the role of energy balance in mediating improved insulin action after the short-term training. Insulin action was measured before the six days of exercise started and then again on the seventh day, after the fixed energy balance was over, by infusing glucose and very small quantities of a glucose s...

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(Date:7/30/2014)... Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI), a joint venture between ... The University of Texas Health Science Center at San ... Pilot Program. The winners, Emily Boice from UTSA and ... $25,000 for their project titled, "Novel engineered ferritins for ... , Boice and Huang,s research is focused on finding ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... baboons suggests that the route to a higher rank is ... of supportive sisters. , A female baboon,s social status is ... of her mother - the higher the mother is ranked, ... rank in female baboons is thought to be determined at ... spot in the pecking order, whereas females born to low-ranking ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... University associate professor Andrew S. Mount, performed cutting-edge research ... for novel anti-fouling paint for ships and boats and ... The team,s findings, published in Nature Communications ... that attaches to a wide variety of surfaces using ... an underwater heavy-duty adhesive. , "In previous research, we ...
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