Tag: "new" at biology news
Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
... for scientists to tell the species apart. Another new
finding reported in Science concerns the unusual w...sis, and swapped some genetic material to create a new
hybrid genome. "This project helps illustrate the amazing diversity of life on our planet," Armbru...
Time running out for South Asian vultures, ecologists warn
...he University of Cambridge, the lead author of the new
paper, said: "Our study indicates that diclofenac poisoning is the main cause - possibly the only cause - of these vulture declines, which are among the most rapid ever recorded for any wild bird. Time is running out if we are to save these species. ...
NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...s, Ph.D., who is the principal investigator on the new
grant. Stevens has spent the better part of the...e market target membrane proteins. The goal of the new
grant is the development of rapid, efficient, and dependable methods to produce membrane protein sam...
New therapy for specific form of leukemia
... forms of leukemia in which ABL1 plays a role. The new
research results show that Glivec can also provide...th these findings, the researchers have revealed a new
mechanism for the formation of active cancer genes on circular DNA fragments. The researchers are n...
Don't stand so close to me: A new view on how species coexist
...ience today (1 October). The researchers suggest a new
basis for explaining how communities of species as...volution." One way of capturing the essence of the new
work, he added, is expressed in the concept of the 'Darwinian demon' - a hypothetical species that d...
DNA sequence controls expression of gene involved in cancer
...associated with cancer, this discovery may lead to new
therapeutic strategies for treating the disease. T... the CA-repeated Region (CAR). The discovery of a new
region on the bcl-2 gene that controls its expression may be big news for cancer therapy. Several dr...
Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications
...f Medicine and Epidemiology, will also establish a new
interdisciplinary field called Human Pharmacogenom...nes, working in parallel or sequence, but rather a new
archetype of research that will develop novel ways of working synergistically to address the scienti...
US researchers show cottonseed drug is cancer treatment booster
...on and/or chemotherapy gossypol may soon find its new
role in our fight against cancer." Dr. Xu wishes to see the findings clinically tested soon and a Phase I trial is planned....
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...t's Advanced Technology Program today announced 32 new
cost-sharing awards for research on highly innovat...ncluding seven joint ventures, are involved in the new
projects, which were chosen on the basis of difficulty, technical innovation and the potential for s...
Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules
... The development could provide a foundation for a new
family of biologically-based mechanisms able to de...uclear receptors the technique could also lead to new
methods for producing enzymes and important pharmaceutical compounds. "We are hijacking these nuclea...
Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection
...G 162, Amgen scientists have validated an entirely new
pathway and novel mechanism of action for addressing conditions associated with bone loss," said Beth Seidenberg, MD, chief medical officer and senior vice president of global development, Amgen. "These Phase 2 results with our investigational agen...
College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work
...cal samples, giving medical researchers a powerful new
way to study biological processes. His advisor for his work is Dr. Olav Solgaard, who receives $10,000. The Collegiate Inventors Competition is an international competition designed to encourage college students to be active in science, engineering,...
Of lice and men
...e reserved for their more recent descendants.) The new
study showed two almost identical-looking but gene...humans elsewhere. The diffusion wave theory adds a new
twist, namely, that the genes of humans spreading from Africa came to dominate the modern human gene...
A treatment, not a cure: Calcium silicate neutralizes an acidic stream
...or Dr. Gene E. Likens, with colleagues, explores a new
approach to restoring acidified streams, the addit...s findings are useful to land managers looking for new
methods of temporarily neutralizing acid streams, Likens is quick to comment that, "Manually adding ...
Fungus knocks a frog down but not out, raising questions about amphibian declines
...r causes. Among these, one particularly mysterious new
pathogen, the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dend...Science, includes findings that may give important new
clues concerning this pathogenic organism's behavior in the wild, and a step towards understanding h...
HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize
...lly changed the study of olfaction resulted from a new
emphasis on genetics. Instead of hunting for the receptor proteins directly, Axel and Buck looked for genes that contained instructions for proteins found only in the olfactory epithelium. Their efforts produced nothing at first. "Now we know why ou...
How roots control plant shoots
... obviously carry food and water to the leaves, the new
findings help show how roots also send chemical si...ormally would inhibit growth, Sieburth says. The new
study was published in the Oct. 5 issue of the journal Current Biology by Sieburth, graduate student...
New Stanford center probes nanoscale material
...ysics, will be co-directors. The CPN is one of six new
centers that the NSF is funding to support science...ferent about our [center] is that we're developing new
tools to enable nanoscale science and technology, and we're excited to see what possibilities these ...
Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures
...Simulation of Biological Structures (SimBioS). The new
center is charged with developing a simulation too...ecules to whole organisms. SimBioS is one of four new
national centers endeavoring to build the biomedical computing infrastructure urgently needed to spe...
Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers
...o hours." Grahn and Heller went on to develop new
technology for treatment of chronic medical conditions where heat sensitivity is a problem, such as multiple sclerosis, and as a way to cool athletes during exercise training. They found that when people used their cooling device during anaerobic exe...
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