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32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...d. 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 industry cannot fully fund on its own because of significant technical risks. ATP awards are made on the ba...
Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules
...ast actually do the work for us. If only one in a million
respond to the compound on the plate, the yeast will form a colony around that one. This allows us to do highly parallel and rapid screening to find a few functional receptors in a large collection of nonfunctional receptors." The receptors found by...
National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside
...n of the over-fertilized weeds continues, but a $2 million
National Science Foundation grant to UC Riverside may eventually help alleviate the state's ongoing weed problem. The five-year grant, which begins Oct. 1, is the largest study of its kind ever attempted, said principal investigator Edith Allen, a pr...
Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection
...le and susceptible to fracture. Approximately 200 million
women worldwide suffer from osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. An osteoporosis-related hip fracture may limit mobility and lead to a loss of independence. A vertebral fracture can result in loss of height and stoo...
Of lice and men
... have not shared a common ancestor with for over a million
years. It is amazing to know that we had physical ...iens, diverged from other archaic humans about 1.2 million
years ago. (There is semantic debate over whether those archaic humans should be called Homo erectus...
HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize
...l cavity. The olfactory epithelium contains some 5 million
olfactory neurons that send messages directly to the olfactory bulb of the brain. When an odor excites a neuron, the signal travels along the nerve cell's axon and is transferred to the neurons in the olfactory bulb. This structure, located in the ve...
New Stanford center probes nanoscale material
...National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $7.5 million
over five years to establish the Center for Probin...count for a $1 trillion annual market and employ 2 million
people within 10 to 15 years, according to an NSF report. "There's a huge effort in this country in ...
Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures
...e National Institutes of Health have awarded $19.9 million
over five years to Russ Altman, associate professor of genetics, and Scott Delp, associate professor and chair of bioengineering, to establish and lead the National Center for Physics-Based Simulation of Biological Structures (SimBioS). The new cente...
Mayo Clinic awarded major NIH contract for smallpox genomics research
...researchers at Mayo Clinic have been awarded a $10 million
federal contract to study genetic susceptibility t...te of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is for $10.2 million
over five years and supports establishment and operation of a Population Genetics Analysis Program. ...
Pine cones lead to a fundamental change in clothing
...ature's Wisdom. The Expo is expected to attract 15 million
visitors, and other UK science projects will be the Eden Project and the Millennium Seed Bank at Kew. The smart garments will consist of a top layer of tiny spikes of water-absorbent material, possibly wool, each only 1/200th of a millimetre wide....
Internet data-mining of natural history
...ll be developed at Cornell University, with a $2.6 million
grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) t...nt years, the lab's researchers were granted $2.25 million
for Citizen Science Online, an initiative to develop online tools to engage the general public, incl...
Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials
...esearch Project Agency (DARPA) is funding the $2.1 million
project. DARPA is specifically interested in a group of hard polymers called nastic materials. In biology, nastic refers to the natural movement of plants in response to changes in their environment, such as plants that track the sunlight or that sti...
Intelligent clothing inspired by pine cones
...ature's Wisdom. The Expo is expected to attract 15 million
visitors, and other UK science projects will be the Eden Project and the Millennium Seed Bank at Kew. The smart garments will consist of a top layer of tiny spikes of water-absorbent material, possibly wool, each only 1/200th of a millimetre wide. Wh...
Head lice reveal contact between modern and ancient humans
...d from the worldwide one for most of the past 1.18 million
years. It is unlikely, the authors argue, that two... forerunners, Homo erectus , took place about 1.8 million
years ago but is statistically consistent with the more recent divergence time of the lice (at 1.18 ...
NIH funds first nationaL SNP genotyping center at Broad Institute
...e-year cooperative agreement will provide over $14 million
to create a high-capacity resource so that U.S. re...idual. It is estimated that there are at least 10 million
SNPs in the human population, although no two individuals will vary at every such position. Scienti...
New biosensor rapidly detects deadly foodborne pathogen
...concentration of pathogen cells - typically from 1 million
to 10 million
cells per milliliter of fluid, Geng said. The tests also rely on a process known as "enrichment," wh...
NIH awards Emory and Georgia Tech $10 million for partnerships in cancer nanotechnology
...er Institute has awarded a five-year grant of $7.1 million
to establish a multidisciplinary Bioengineering Re...s awarded Emory and Georgia Tech a four-year, $2.7 million
exploratory center grant to develop nanoparticle probes for molecular and cellular imaging of cancer...
Biologists ID molecular block for social 'cheaters'
... by a unique Rice-Baylor collaborative that won $5 million
from the National Science Foundation last year to apply the latest techniques of modern molecular genetics and large-scale genomics to the study of social evolution. The project was one of the first funded by the NSF's new Frontiers in Integrated Bio...
Viruses found in untreated city water
...2003, the water utility delivered an average of 12 million
gallons of water per day to its customers. ...
Bovine genome completed
...nce of Alberta has already invested more than $1.5 million
(Cdn) towards a second phase of the sequencing pro...3. The Canadian arm of the project has invested $5 million
US through Genome Canada. The province of Alberta and the Canadian beef cattle industry have funded ...
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