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Scientists explain how morphogens work

...otein. Dpp functions as a morphogen that is instrumental in forming the wings of a fruit fly. The Lin lab demonstrated that Dpp morphogen molecules are mainly distributed on the cell surface, which suggests that Dpp morphogen moves by an extracellular diffusion mechanism. To prove this hypothesis, ...

ORNL system eliminates perchlorate, helps scientists trace source

...al or man-made. This latter application could be instrumental in tracking environmental perchlorate, finding its source and resolving resulting liability issues, said ORNL scientist Baohua Gu, who headed development of the treatment system. Perchlorate, or ClO4-, disrupts the thyroid gland that regulates met...

Endurance running may be key to evolution of human body form

...e of the historical ability to live in trees - was instrumental in the origin of the modern human body form," says Dennis M. Bramble, a professor of biology at Utah. "Running has substantially shaped human evolution. Running made us human - at least in an anatomical sense. We think running is one of the most tran...

How running made us human

...se of the historical ability to live in trees was instrumental in the origin of the modern human body form," says Bramble, a professor of biology. "Running has substantially shaped human evolution. Running made us human at least in an anatomical sense. We think running is one of the most transforming events in ...

Scientists uncover clues to the mystery of 'gene deserts'

...equence comparison tool called Mulan - shown to be instrumental in deciphering evolutionary clues by comparing multiple primate, mammalian and fish species with chicken - were Stubbs and Gabriela Loots of LLNL, Marcelo Nobrega of the Genomics Division at LBNL, and Ross Hardison, Webb Miller, Belinda Giardine, Min...

Melatonin shrinks bird gonads. What does the popular supplement do in humans?

...sity post-doctoral fellow Kazuyoshi Ukena, who was instrumental in the initial discovery of GnIH, and Wingfield, Bentley's University of Washington advisor and a professor of biology. Tsutsui, Ubuka and Ukena also are affiliated with the Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology at Tokyo's Japan Scienc...

NIH to investigate Ohio State University spinal injury course

...se of Laboratory Animals (PHS). In 2002, PCRM was instrumental in stopping NIH-funded experiments by OSU researcher Dr. Michael Podell, who infected cats with feline immunodeficiency virus and injected them with methamphetamine ("speed") in an attempt to create an animal model for HIV-positive humans using drugs...

Critical role in programmed cell death identified

... the body up and running. Miscues and failures are instrumental in cancer, autoimmune disorders or neurodegenerative diseases. Mitochondria, the organelles responsible for producing energy to fuel cell processes, also appear to release molecules that set the cell death program in motion. While their activity in...

Fred Hutchinson announces 2005 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Awardees

...elping all of us become better scientists, Hal was instrumental in establishing the collegial atmosphere at the Hu... recipients of this award," said Groudine, who was instrumental in establishing the award. The award recipients will receive a certificate, travel expenses and an h...

Wetlands clean water and may control neighborhood flood problems

...ding for this study. Golf course architect Dye was instrumental in designing Purdue's Kampen course and securing support for the use of the wetlands. Spence Restoration Nursery provided the wetland plants and Heritage Environmental, Indianapolis, provided water sample analysis....

Mouse with designer liver has enhanced glucose tolerance and improved insulin response

...liver insulin signaling. Our observation might be instrumental for understanding better the pathogenesis of type II diabetes and designing anti-diabetes drugs." Co-authors on this study from Dr. Feng's laboratory were Emilie Bard-Chapeau, Ph.D., and Shinong Long, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellows, and Eric Zhang, grad...

Three researchers recognized for advancing the Navy's environmental efforts

... a "grass roots" patent system within the Navy and instrumental in the statutory creation of the Office of Naval Research, which succeeded the administratively established Office of Research and Inventions. The purpose of this award is to recognize the patented inventions of present or past Navy employees, civil...

As world warms, vegetation changes may influence extreme weather

...r time, and these changes might be influencing our instrumental records of extreme temperature and precipitation. As urban areas expand, as they are expected to do dramatically over the next century, it will become important to know how these changes might affect how often extreme temperature and precipitation ev...

University of Oregon scientist wins American Society for Microbiology award

... science organization) in memory of Sigal, who was instrumental in early discoveries of HIV/AIDS therapies. The award is given to researchers who are no more than three years beyond completion of postdoctoral training in microbiology or infectious diseases. "This award has extra cachet because the American Socie...

ASPB Annual Meeting July 16-20 in Seattle

...tional Agriculture (CAMBIA) in Australia, has been instrumental in efforts to make plant transformation technology freely available in the U.S. and throughout the world. His scientific contributions have substantial public service implications. Dr. Jefferson will be presented the 2005 ASPB Leadership in Science...

Paul Barber, BU biologist, receives Presidential Early Career Award for research endeavors

...s found within and among the seas. Barber also is instrumental in cultivating diverse human perspectives through his Diversity Project, an initiative that brings U.S. undergraduates, particularly individuals from populations currently underrepresented in science, together with scientists from Indonesia to work o...

NIH awards $10.4 million to Scripps Research Institute and Scripps Florida

...f Health," said Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who was instrumental in the creation of Scripps Florida. "Today's announcement is a testament to the dynamic synergy that exists between The Scripps Research Institute/Scripps Florida and our national objectives to cure disease and improve human health. I am proud of S...

Gifts from the sea

...e strikes. Over the years, marine models have been instrumental in the MBL's advancement of the world's understanding of cancer, neurological disorders, vision, immunology, and even in vitro fertilization. Here are some of the locally available organisms MBL researchers study and why: Long-finned, or Woods Hole, ...

Argonne receives $50 million NIH grant

...reaking research in structural genomics and was an instrumental component in landing this NIH grant for the Protein Structure Initiative. This partnership continues to advance the State of Illinois as a leader in biotechnology and nanotechnology in a variety of other critical research projects at Argonne. The s...

Neurotransmitters signal aggressive cancer, offer potential for early diagnosis

...es," Gordon says. "Computational, experimental and instrumental tools are now available to tackle metabolomics and then translate lessons learned at the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside as called for by the University's BioMed 21 initiative." BioMed 21 is a strategic research initiative that aims to rap...

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