Tag: "large" at biology news
NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...est because of their enormous medical potential. A large
proportion of all drugs on the market target membr...e already involved in a thus far highly successful large
project developing high-throughput technology for structural biology. This project, the Joint Center...
Studying the chemistry of drugs in wastewater
...or time spent in the environment. The topic drew a large
audience at the American Chemical Society annual meeting last month, where NIST chemist Mary Bedner was one of several presenters. Among the concerns is possible damage to the environment, animals or people from bioactive compounds. NIST chemists sel...
New therapy for specific form of leukemia
...s in several forms − in the case of T-ALL, a large
accumulation of immature white blood cells occurs within a very short time. This is the most common type of cancer in children under the age of 14 − striking children between two and three years of age, in particular. At present, an optimal tre...
US researchers show cottonseed drug is cancer treatment booster
...e results were not published until 1957, but after large
scale studies in the 1970s it was abandoned because some men remained infertile after stopping treatment. There were plans in Brazil in the 1990s to market the drug but these were shelved. In 1998 the World Health Organisation said that research on i...
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...el Cell Technology for Beyond 200kWDevelop a thin, large
area planar solid oxide fuel cell based on innovat...radient control, and new crucible designs, to grow large
high-quality, AlN crystal boules. CytImmune Sciences, Inc. (Rockville, Md.) The In Vitro Prod...
Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules
... 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 performed the function of on-off switches, while others were more like dimmer swi...
National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside
...vegetation, examining when invasive grasses became large
scale problems in different areas," Allen said. "T...nt urban development scenarios. This is the second large
biocomplexity grant awarded to UC Riverside recently. The first, for $1.5 million, was to help monit...
HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize
...lfactory system works. Axel and Buck discovered a large
gene family, comprised of some 1,000 different gen...a restricted number of promiscuous receptors, or a large
number of relatively specific receptors?" And second, how does the brain make use of these responses...
Internet data-mining of natural history
...logies for organizing, analyzing and disseminating large
natural history data sets will be developed at Cornell University, with a $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, in partnership with the university's Department of Computer Science. Th...
Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials
...r pressure inside the plant and can result in very large
changes in shape. The goal of the DARPA project, ...ls that utilize internal pressure changes to cause large
shape changes. The plan calls for the investigation of the protein structures of plants for the pur...
Putting physiology into the Nobel Prize: 2004 marks 100th anniversary of Pavlov's award
...ote: "It was only after the discovery in 1991 of a large
multigene family of odorant receptors that several specific questions (about the nature of smell) could be answered."] Three years after the inception of the Nobel Prizes in 1901, Ivan Pavlov still the world's most famous physiologist won the awa...
Protein energy profiles offer clues about amyloids
...adies have one thing in common: they suffer from a large
build up of amyloids, tissue that's created when millions upon millions of misfolded proteins stick together and form a mass that the body can't get rid of on its own. Doctors don't yet understand whether amyloids cause disease or result from it, but...
'Immediately open access' option for the leading journal Genome Research
... multiple revenue streams. "We recognize that if a large
proportion of authors choose immediately open access, librarians may come to feel it is not worth continuing to subscribe to Genome Research" Inglis said. "We plan to engage the library community in a dialogue as our experience with this option grows...
NIH awards Emory and Georgia Tech $10 million for partnerships in cancer nanotechnology
...ques often do not find tumors until after they are large
enough to metastasize to a different location in the body and are much more difficult to treat. Researchers in the new research partnership will develop advanced nanoparticle technologies for extremely sensitive profiling of biomarkers on cancer cell...
Viruses found in untreated city water
... sewers can leak and it is possible the leakage is large
enough to reach the wells." La Crosse's source of water is an aquifer consisting of a deposit of glacial outwash sand and gravel approximately 170 feet deep, bounded on the east by the bluffs and on the west by the Mississippi Rive...
Bovine genome completed
... his research group will do this by characterizing large
numbers of point mutations across the bovine genome sequence. The Bovine Genome Sequencing Project is a $53-million US multi-institutional initiative that began in 2003. The Canadian arm of the project has invested $5 million US through Genome Canada...
After flu exposure, mild exercise protects mature mice from dying
...ne cells. At the moment, the laboratory also has a large
NIH-funded human clinical trial underway examining whether or not moderate exercise training can improve immunological vigor --including responses to influenza vaccine -- in older adults....
The PSA bounce Does it have clinical significance?
...n't experience a PSA bounce." "Because this is a large
study, it provides solid evidence that a PSA bounce may not automatically dictate hormone intervention. Ideally, this study should be conducted with more modern radiation therapy techniques, including higher doses, to confirm these findings," Horwit...
Is more better: Counting birds may only tell part of the story
...udies from the past 20 years, looking at whether a large
number of birds in an area meant the birds would s...gement decisions involving animal conservation. A large
population of birds in a region could indicate a suitable habitat, or it could, in fact, could be th...
World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'
...e. The curved side closes the courtyard. On four large
panels of that convex side of the courtyard are four large
blackboards made of the only material for such purpose that can resist the weathering of the outdoor...
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