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Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
... better understand the vital role that diatoms and other
phytoplankton play in mediating global warming," s...en. And they are an important food source for many other
marine organisms. Scientists would like to better understand how these organisms react to changes i...
NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...s, proteins that are involved in interactions with other
proteins, and integral membrane proteins -- a mere...rotein "looks" like in nature have to rely on some other
type of biophysical analysis. Currently, three fundamental technologies are used for solving the ...
Studying the chemistry of drugs in wastewater
What happens to painkillers, antibiotics and other
medicines after their work is done, and they end u...find drugs in water samples taken from streams and other
waterways, but little is known about byproducts of those drugs created during chlorine treatment or ...
New therapy for specific form of leukemia
... cancer gene. ABL1 also plays an important role in other
forms of leukemia. The good news is that ABL1 is c...upting the production of normal blood cells. Among other
effects, this makes patients more susceptible to infections. Leukemia appears in several forms ͨ...
Don't stand so close to me: A new view on how species coexist
...en't very good at anything else. So it is with any other
species. Now we know that they coexist precisely b...0 generations. Parasitoid wasps, insects that kill other
insects by laying eggs in them, account for a fifth of all known multi-celled species. Their 200,000...
US researchers show cottonseed drug is cancer treatment booster
...ess of treatment for prostate tumours and possibly other
common cancers as well. Dr. Liang Xu, a research a...cancer that our findings are relevant to, but also other
cancers with BcL-2/xL expression, such as those of the lung, breast, ovary, pancreas, skin, brain an...
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...itro for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other
diseases. DAFCA, Inc. (Framingham, Mass.) R...Develop quantum dots without the use of cadmium or other
elements with extreme regulatory burdens for use in imaging-based medical diagnosis and treatment, a...
Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules
... able to detect common drugs, chemical weapons and other
small molecules. By allowing manipulation of this...chers hope to demonstrate broader application with other
small molecules. The work was sponsored by the Research Corporation, the Seaver Foundation and the N...
National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside
...rned about the impact nitrogen deposition has, and other
concerns about weed invasion, but there has never been a landscape-scale study that links nitrogen with invasive species." The study will determine the amount of N required to build up different levels of invasive grass fuel, impacting fire frequency...
Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection
...er effects on blocking bone resorption compared to other
therapies. The preclinical studies also showed that inhibition of RANK Ligand resulted in improvements in bone mass, bone density and bone strength, indicating that bone quantity and quality were improved. These studies, conducted by Amgen, also do...
College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work
...University of Michigan The winners, along with the other
finalists, were all recognized for their groundbreaking achievements in front of an audience of educators, National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees, and technology leaders. All of the students had submitted their work to the Collegiate Inventors Co...
Of lice and men
...two species of cavemen. One species led to us. The other
species went extinct." Alan Rogers, a co-a... The analysis of lice genes also confirmed two other
key developments in human evolution. First, it verified studies showing how and when various species...
HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize
...in rod cells of the eye. Rhodopsin and at least 40 other
receptor proteins criss-cross the cell surface sev...ll out" the genes for similar receptor proteins in other
species by searching through libraries of DNA from these species. Odorant receptors of humans, mice,...
How roots control plant shoots
...bly when water is scarce, soil is too compacted or other
conditions are bad. While roots obviously carry ...given that leafy plants supply food for humans and other
creatures, produce oxygen for all animals to breathe, influence global climate and grace us with the...
Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection
...WHO-sanctioned repositories, one in Russia and the other
at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. However, there is concern that undisclosed reference stocks of the virus may exist, and the U.S. population is no longer routinely immunized against the disease. Due to its potentia...
New Stanford center probes nanoscale material
...rtnership between researchers at Stanford, IBM and other
companies to develop novel nanoprobes and apply th...on atomic force microscope (AFM) tips, which among other
advantages allows for much higher spatial resolution in imaging. He will collaborate with other
Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures
...nters will create innovative software programs and other
tools allowing the biomedical community to integra...s, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering and many other
departments to define a vision for how Stanford could provide the computing infrastructure for the n...
Daphne Koller named MacArthur Fellow
...ached using algorithms, probabilistic modeling and other
computational methods. These tools strive to repre...ty members to win a 2004 MacArthur Fellowship. The other
is Julie Theriot (see separate press release). Their awards bring to 22 the number of current Stanfo...
Mayo Clinic awarded major NIH contract for smallpox genomics research
... in performing exactly these types of studies with other
live viral vaccine models." Mayo Clinic's resources as a genomics research center will also be integral in the effort. Genotyping of genomic DNA will be performed by the Mayo Genotyping Share Resource (GSR), a core laboratory under the direction ...
Pine cones lead to a fundamental change in clothing
...po 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. When the wearer of ...
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