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US researchers show cottonseed drug is cancer treatment booster

...e anti-tumour activities. But his team, under the leadership of Dr Marc Lippman and Dr Shaomeng Wang at the University'sComprehensive Cancer Center, has now demonstrated that a potential small molecule inhibitor of Bcl-2/xL proteins can boost the efficacy of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. They showed that the ...

Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures

...anage biological complexity." Many faculty played leadership roles during the three years of planning that led to the grant proposal. They include computer science core researchers Leo Guibas, Oussama Khatib, Adrian Lew, Ron Fedkiw, Pat Hanrahan and Jean-Claude Latombe and biomedical computation core researche...

University of Oregon professor wins 2004 Spiers Medal

...chmond is perhaps best known to Oregonians for her leadership on the Oregon University System board of directors, this is yet another independent confirmation that her ongoing achievements as a scientist are recognized worldwide." Richmond's findings have implications for how we understand many important pro...

Why do African-American women have more pregnancy problems?

...ephen M. Ross School of Business, will look at how leadership affects access to and improvements in prenatal care, as well as the leader's role in managing the racial gap in birth outcomes. Providers, including obstetricians, nurses, midwives and social workers, come into contact with pregnant patients regularl...

New Jersey Institute of Technology environmentalist receives Fulbright Chair award

...t and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields. Among thousands of prominent U.S. Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate in Economics, James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA and Nobel Laureate in Medicine; Rita Dover, Pulitzer Prize-wi...

The CF Foundation urges all states to include newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in test panels

...people with CF and am proud of the CF Foundation's leadership role in this initiative." The newborn screening tests for CF are not diagnostic tools. If the initial screen is positive, then further tests are done to rule out or confirm a CF diagnosis. Only a fraction of newborns with a positive initial screen ul...

Yale professor named 2004 Biomedical Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer

... tissues. The annual award recognizes originality, leadership and outstanding achievement in the science and practice of biomedical engineering and consists of a plaque, a $1000 honorarium and travel expenses. An important function of the lecture was to critically review a field of biomedical engineering and of...

Cars, not crops, should be chief targets in reducing greenhouse gases

... Schlesinger emphasized that national leadership will be needed to address the problem of carbon dioxide emissions. Regardless of which candidate wins the presidential election, he said, "the climate change issue is not going to go away. The international community is going to make sure that it doe...

Stem Cells: Saving Lives or Crossing Lines?

...ld for the first time in modern history lose its leadership role in biomedical research," said Neal Lane, univ...letting other nations take over the United States' leadership role in biomedical research, as well as the ethical issues that should be considered in regulating s...

NJIT stem cell researcher to receive research award from biomedical group

...ndividually, these scientists epitomize the caring leadership that characterizes our state's biomedical research initiatives," said Michael D. Kastello, chairman of the NJABR Board of Directors. Arinzeh, 34, is one of the leading stem cell researchers in the nation. In October, she was awarded the nation's hig...

St. Jude named 'Research Leader' by Scientific American magazine

...igious annual list recognizing outstanding acts of leadership in science and technology from the past year. Richard Webby, Ph.D., of St. Jude Virology, was recognized as a leader in the Public Health and Epidemiology category for his work in reverse genetics--a technique for custom-making influenza vaccines in...

OneWorld Health named business leader in public health on '2004 Scientific American 50'

...igious annual list recognizing outstanding acts of leadership in science and technology from the past year. "We are very honored to be named as a Business Leader of the Scientific American 50," stated Victoria Hale, Ph.D., founder and CEO of OneWorld Health. "Through the unique business model of a nonprofit ...

International Polar Year preparations

...at." "People are looking to Alaska to provide some leadership for the International Polar Year," said Geophysical Institute Director Roger Smith. "UAF will shape Alaska's participation in this and help provide a legacy." IPY is similar to the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957. IGY helped spur an inte...

Study reveals developing countries with recipe for thriving health biotech industries

... the South Korean government has played a critical leadership role and will invest about $4.4 billion in the field from 2000 to 2007. Equally important, government policies encourage technology transfer and allow university professors to set up private firms or spin-off companies. That support...

INEEL honors five scientists as Laboratory Fellows

...DOE fusion safety standard and providing technical leadership for fusion safety as part of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). The review committee noted that his work for ITER made him without peer in the international fusion safety community. Petti is also the technical ...

Bush's DOE secretary nominee good for science, say APS leaders

...se." In spite of the budgetary strictures, the APS leadership expressed hope that with the support of DOE's science allies in Congress, among them Representatives Biggert and Visclosky and Senators Alexander, Bingaman, and Reid, Secretary-Designate Bodman would be able to make funding of the Office of Science a...

Lilly Endowment gives Indiana University $53 million for life sciences

... is poised to establish international intellectual leadership in these new areas of life sciences research," Herbert said. "We at IU are deeply grateful to the Lilly Endowment for recognizing the quality of our life sciences research program and investing in its bold expansion." Lilly Endowment Vice President ...

Journal of Dental Research: New editor, new content, new look, new access

...n, the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), under the leadership of new Editor Anthony J. Smith (University of Birmingham, UK). For the first time in its 84-year history, each issue of the JDR will contain manuscripts from the formerly independent publication Critical Reviews in Oral Biology & Medicine (CROBM), wh...

Chromosome 16 publication fulfills DOE's human genome commitment

...science, a federal report recommended DOE assume a leadership role in an expansive multidisciplinary undertaking...le as the project's prime mover, and its continued leadership throughout the course of the project, reminds us of the enormous wealth of talent in the DOE nationa...

Searle grant funds proteomics initiative

...cs/Bioinformatics Demonstration Project. Under the leadership of scientists at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), this first initiative of the consortium brings together experimentalists, instrumentalists and informaticians to apply new technology...

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(Date:7/24/2014)... N.J. A yearlong study funded by the New ... Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy ... in Sandy-affected towns are skeptical about the likelihood of ... survey respondents, 45 percent indicated they were "pessimistic" or ... by Superstorm Sandy would be rebuilt better than they ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... team of researchers led by the University of York ... conservation in the Western Indian Ocean. , The ... point to a revolution in the management of marine ... more than 11,000 km in the region now ... are zones of the seas and coasts designed to ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... on his work with a new drug that successfully treated ... Houston has received a $250,000 grant to expand his research ... to treat a wider range of autoimmune diseases., Chandra Mohan, ... Engineering at UH, previously published a study in Arthritis Research ... successfully treated lupus in mice and reduced the number of ...
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