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NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...ving membrane protein structures, as the work of a number
of investigators at Scripps Research exemplifies: ...em of protein production, the grant will support a number
of approaches to addressing the problem of protein stability. One approach will be to build on the...
New therapy for specific form of leukemia
... so this medication can now also provide help to a number
of T-ALL patients. T-ALL: T-cell acute lymphatic l...L1 is a kinase, a type of protein that catalyzes a number
of processes in the cell − in the case of ABL1, this is the process of cell division. It is cr...
DNA sequence controls expression of gene involved in cancer
...ce, called the AU-rich element, or ARE, recruits a number
of proteins that destabilize the bcl-2 mRNA, resulting in its degradation. A report that a region of RNA upstream of the ARE also affects mRNA stability motivated Dr. Jeong-Hwa Lee and his colleagues at the Catholic University of Korea to make a se...
Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules
...ells, onto petri plates containing LG335. A small number
of yeast cells (less than 0.1 percent of the total) grew into visible colonies, suggesting they might contain nuclear receptors for the LG335. To verify that the colonies were growing in response to LG335 and not some other compound contained in the ...
Columbia University scientist wins 2004 Nobel Prize
...t receptor, and each receptor can detect a limited number
of odorant substances, so the olfactory receptor cells are highly specialized for a few odors. Most odors are composed of multiple odorant molecules, and each odorant molecule activates several odorant receptors, leading to a combined odorant patter...
HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize
...nt of human genes) that give rise to an equivalent number
of olfactory receptor types. These receptors are l...s that we call odorants--"does it use a restricted number
of promiscuous receptors, or a large number
of relatively specific receptors?" And second, how does ...
How roots control plant shoots
...n as bps1. Normal seedlings produce an increasing number
of flat, broad, round leaves as they grow. Mutants grew only two smaller leaves shaped like triangles or cones. After a series of experiments suggested that the roots sent a signal to halt leaf growth, Van Norman did what Sieburth calls "a brillian...
Talented sniffer: A receptor known for guiding sperm to egg plays a role in the nose
...ochum, Germany, addressed this question by using a number
of experimental approaches. They demonstrated the expression of hOR17-4 in the human nose by using standard molecular techniques, whereas they tested and demonstrated the actual function of the receptor in a simple "sniffing test" as well as with ele...
Daphne Koller named MacArthur Fellow
...arate press release). Their awards bring to 22 the number
of current Stanford MacArthur winners. The MacArthur Foundation selects individuals from varied pursuits to receive this prestigious fellowship. In addition to Koller and other scientists, this year's recipients include a farmer, a poet, a rag...
Mayo Clinic awarded major NIH contract for smallpox genomics research
...uding bioinformatics -- the processing of the huge number
of data points in this type of genomic research -- will involve Mayo biostatisticians and the Mayo Advanced Genomics Technology Center (AGTC). "This award to Dr. Poland is another tangible confirmation that Mayo is fast becoming a leader in apply...
Good news: As you age, leg blood vessels adapt so you can still exercise without fainting
.... From Oct. 6 (2 p.m.) to Oct. 9, the onsite phone number
in Austin is 512.482.8000, room 602, or 512.682.2950 direct. Leg blood supply in old age important to maintain lifestyle Results of the Proctor-Leuenberger-Koch study suggest that the mechanisms controlling blood vessel "ton...
Running not swimming or biking is best kind of loading exercise for childrens bone growth
...3). From Oct. 6 (2 p.m.) Oct. 9, the onsite phone number
in Austin is 512-482-8000, room 602, or direct dia... better to shorten each session than to reduce the number
of sessions," and (4) "the osteogenic potential of exercise can be increased further when daily exer...
New biosensor rapidly detects deadly foodborne pathogen
...are shipped, you need to be able to detect a lower number
of the pathogen cells at the processing plant," Ge... While Bhunia said there's no known precise number
of cells it takes to infect someone, most food safety experts suggest from 100 to 1,000 cells can ca...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...orth Carolina Medicaid Program An increase in the number
of prescriptions for new and more expensive medica...rson per year in 1998 to $759 in 2000. The average number
of prescriptions filled per person per year also increased from 13 in 1998 to 15.5 in 2000. The aut...
Marine Biological Laboratory summer investigator wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
... maintain the immune system. It is implicated in a number
of diseases as well, including cervical cancer caused by the human papilloma virus. Because it is involved in the body's inflammatory response to invading microbes, it may also play a role in autoimmune diseases. Hershko has been a summer investig...
New study will tackle three major killer diseases
...ugar and cholesterol levels will be assessed and a number
of other risk factors measured. Each participant in the study will also complete a questionnaire covering family medical history, dietary habits, physical activity and health habits including smoking....
Forum at Virginia Tech to address issues of human cloning
...iscussion will take place at 11 a.m. and feature a number
of nationally-recognized experts on issues of human cloning, representing a range of views and areas of expertise: Wendy Goldman Rohm is an investigative journalist and author of the forthcoming book, The Eighth Day: On the front Lines of Stem Cell ...
New genetic tools provide clues to the effects of exercise and diet on obesity, diabetes
... ). From Oct. 6 (2 p.m.) Oct. 9, the onsite phone number
in Austin is 512-482-8000, room 602, or 512-682-2950 direct. STRRIDE study hints at skeletal muscle role in CVD risk improvement Using subjects from the Studies of Targeted Risk Reduction Interventions through Defined Exercise (STRRIDE), Hit...
After flu exposure, mild exercise protects mature mice from dying
...53. From Oct. 6 (2p.m.) - Oct. 9, the onsite phone number
is 512-482-8000, room 602, or 512-681-2950. Daily exercise until symptoms are present Male mice 11-20 weeks old were infected with influenza virus and then randomly assigned to exercise (EX) or home cage control (HCC). The EX mice were exercised fo...
Toward a better understanding of taste and smell impairments
...oles in a variety of chronic diseases, including a number
of forms of cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's disease. This research will contribute to the broader understanding of the impact of inflammatory mediators on cell function." The studies represent a national partnership led by the Philade...
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