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OHSU turns mouse into factory for human liver cells

...e, to change the way drugs are tested," said study leader Markus Grompe, M.D., professor of molecular and medical genetics, and pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine. "In terms of fostering research, this will be great for malaria, this will be great for hepatitis, this will be great for liver stem cells, t...

The 'female advantage' in kidney disease does not extend to diabetic women

...ified a novel observation to help explain why. The leader of this research team and the Center's Director of Diabetes Research is Dr. Christine Maric. She will discuss the state of the team's findings entitled, "Sex, Diabetes and Renal Injury," at the upcoming conference, Sex and Gender in Cardiovascular-Re...

ASBMB taps 8 scientists and 1 politician for top awards

...in biological science. Bissell is a world-renowned leader in the area of the role of extracellular matrix (E...uring his short career, Strobel has become a major leader in the study of the structure, function and mechanism of RNA molecules involved in catalytic process...

ESA announces 2007 award recipients

...iversity. She is internationally acknowledged as a leader in the field of plant ecophysiology. Distinguished Service Citation Frank Egerton The Distinguished Service Citation is given annually in recognition of long and distinguished service to the Ecological Society of America, to the larger scien...

Gold nanoparticles may pan out as tool for cancer diagnosis

..." said Irudayaraj (pronounced ee-roo-THY'-a-razh), leader of a research team that developed a new method for fabricating the nanoparticles that is published online this month in the journal Analytical Chemistry. "Our goal is to see it in commercial use in about four years." The gold nanoparticles, or nano...

Under magnetic force, nanoparticles may deliver gene therapy

...to achieve clinically relevant effects, said study leader Robert J. Levy, M.D., the William J. Rashkind Chair of Pediatric Cardiology at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. This system has the potential to be a powerful tool. The proof-of-principle study, performed on vascular cells in culture, appear...

Risk genes for multiple sclerosis uncovered

...ander at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, a leader in the effort to sequence the human genome, was critical. The next step, Hafler said, is to begin to collect larger numbers of samples and examine more DNA sequences, which will allow scientists to identify subtler variations that contribute to the d...

Wild weather forces farmers to adapt

...n crop sequence research, said Don Tanaka, project leader for the USDA research effort. In the six papers presented by the USDA highlight: Crops and crop sequences that optimize precipitation-use efficiency for maximum productivity Ways to decrease production risks from plant diseases in dive...

Scientists find stem cell switch

...n start to devise ways to tackle it, said research leader Professor Liam Dolan, of the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK. The research team determined that the hormone ethylene regulates cell division in root stem cells. Ethylene is known to play a role in perceiving and communicating environmental cues. ...

20 Kentucky firms share $1.9 million from state to match federal SBIR-STTR awards

... Ernie Fletcher, who has worked to make Kentucky a leader in supporting innovative small businesses, today a... providing comprehensive funding. Kentucky is a leader when it comes to supporting our innovative small businesses, and the number of companies expressing ...

House backs taxpayer-funded research access

...ublishing and Academic Resources Coalition), and a leader of the Alliance for Taxpayer Access (ATA). This action paves the way for all scientists and citizens to access, use, and benefit from the results of publicly funded biomedical research. Were pleased by Congresss recognition of the fundamental rati...

Researchers discover human embryonic stem cells are the ultimate perpetual fuel cell

...h has already put this Institute on the map as the leader in this field, said John Kelton, dean and vice-president of McMasters Faculty of Health Sciences. Mick Bhatia said that he and his scientific team have been working for the past year to prove themselves wrong, but as every test confirmed their di...

5 OHSU faculty members singled out for honors

...dicine. Hersh has been a pioneer and international leader in the rapidly evolving field of biomedical inform...y of research problems. He also has been an active leader in promoting science education in Portland, inspiring students at all levels with respect to the wis...

Nearly 90 percent of babies receive recommended newborn screening tests

... eliminated or reduced. Massachusetts had been a leader in newborn screening when, in the early 1960s, it became the first state to routinely screen all newborns for PKU (phenylketonuria), an inherited metabolic disorder that, if untreated, causes severe mental retardation. But today Massachusetts require...

Double identities lie behind chromosome disorders

...n in female sex cells, says Professor Christer Hg, leader of the study. The research might eventually lead to new medical treatments able to reduce the risk of foetal damage. Over 0.3 per cent of children are born with some kind of chromosome disorder. Most develop Downs Syndrome, or obtain the wrong n...

A gene that protects from kidney disease

...ies with NPHP patients, says Mathias Treier, group leader at EMBL. Very early on in their lives their kidney cells start to die and the mice develop all the characteristic disease symptoms. It is the first time that a mouse model reveals increased cell death as the mechanism underpinning kidney degeneration...

New medical implants should react with the body, not seek to be inert

A world leader in medical implants calls for a rethink in our approach to building medical implants. Currently so-called biomaterials are chosen because they are reasonably successful at hiding from the bodys immune system, and are consequently not rejected. All ...

New reovirus isolated

...ociated with any known disease. According to the leader of the CSIRO team, Dr Linfa Wang, although the sym...sion took place, Dr Wang says. According to the leader of the Malaysian team, Dr Kaw Bing Chua, bats were examined as a host, not only because previous unk...

UGA scientists receive $20M in federal bioenergy initiative

...s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC), and leader of the UGA team. This research, which uses biotechnology approaches to reduce the high cost of processing plants into biofuels, has the potential to make ethanol a significant replacement for fossil fuels for this countrys future energy needs. Dav...

Gene therapy study shows safety and statistically significant improvement in Parkinson's disease

...Since the inception of the company, we have been a leader in developing gene therapy for neurological disease, and we feel that rigorous peer-review and publication of the results from this first-ever trial is an important milestone for this entire field. These promising observations certainly warrant furt...

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