Tag: "phase" at biology news
College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work
...select the fourteen finalists. Don Keck, a final phase
judge and an inductee in the National Inventors Hall of Fame for the invention of optical fiber, said, "You won't find a better preview of cutting edge technology than in the inventions of this year's finalists and winners of the Collegiate Inventors...
Marine Biological Laboratory summer investigator wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
...B for degradation at the end of mitosis"-the final phase
of cell division. Today Hershko is studying that ubiquitin ligating complex in both clam eggs and cultured human cells in hopes of learning even more about cell division in general and cancer more specifically. "Changes in the mechanisms ...
Bovine genome completed
...sted more than $1.5 million (Cdn) towards a second phase
of the sequencing project which will help define genetic variability in the cattle populations. Moore and his research group will do this by characterizing large numbers of point mutations across the bovine genome sequence. The Bovine Genome Sequenci...
US Agency for International Development awards $34 million to Virginia Tech
...a to the University of Georgia during the previous phase
of the Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Collaborative Research Support Program for six years, Virginia Tech helped crop and livestock farmers resolve differences over the land use and access to water. Providing informa...
ENCODE consortium publishes scientific strategy
...ee phases: a pilot phase, a technology development phase
and a production phase. In the pilot phase, which ...man genome sequence. Simultaneously, in the second phase
of the ENCODE Project, the technology development component, other research groups are striving to d...
Stress impairs thinking via mania-linked enzyme
..., and distractibility seen in mania, a destructive phase
of bipolar disorder, may be traceable to overactivity of protein kinase C (PKC), suggests the study, funded by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the Stanley...
Researchers unlock mysteries of toxic metals in the largest contaminated site in United States
...drite, that had been thought to be the most active phase
for taking up the contaminant metals. " And we found other minerals that take up these metals. But the manganese mineral is much more reactive then even the ferrihydrite," Hochella said. "We were not necessarily surprised," he said. "Former PhD stude...
First human trial of bioartificial kidney shows promise for acute renal failure
...ersity of Michigan Health System report. While the phase
I/II study was designed primarily to look at the s...nough for us and the FDA to go forward with a full phase
II study," says lead study author H. David Humes, M.D., professor of Internal Medicine at the U-M Me...
Link between immune protein and longer survival in melanoma patients identified
...mune response from 75 percent of the patients in a phase
II clinical trial of a melanoma vaccine. The vaccine was also associated with tumor regression....
First Max Planck Partner Institute in China
... the life sciences. During the five-year start- up phase
the CAS will assume two thirds of the required costs while project funding from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research will account for the remaining one-third totaling 2.5 million euros. The new research institute will not only complement t...
NIEHS to develop new RNAi library to help fight disease
...ry out the three-year contract, which is the first phase
of the NIEHS RNAi initiative. Part of the National Institutes of Health, NIEHS researches the effects of the environment on human health....
Other highlights in the November 17 JNCI
...ow-up of a randomized trial. In 1986, a randomized phase
III trial began in which 237 patients with nonmetastatic stage III or IV head and neck squamous cell carcinoma were treated with either four cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by locoregional treatment (surgery and radiotherapy or radiothera...
How the sea urchin grows new spines
...als by first creating the material in an amorphous phase
might prove useful to material scientists and engineers who want to produce and shape sophisticated synthetic materials that have the properties of single crystals. Prof. Addadi's research is supported by the J & R Center for Scientific Resear...
Peripheral timekeeping: Mammalian cells outside the brain have their own circadian clocks
...ause of different circadian periods drifted out of phase
after several days, leading the ensemble rhythm to diminish. Thus, even cells outside the brain contain bona fide circadian clocks. ...
University of Texas at Austin researchers identify drug-tolerance mechanism in flies
...d climbing the walls. Within minutes, this excited phase
ended and they started falling off the walls and stumbling, before passing out. "They start tripping more and taking longer and longer to get up, basically acting like a drunk at a college party," Atkinson said. The reverse behavior happened during...
Stronger therapy better for AML with normal genetics
... The researchers then looked at the second phase
of treatment, known as intensification therapy, which is intended to keep patients in remission and to enhance the rate of cure. The study compared four intensification therapies. Of these, the two more-intense therapies each produced longe...
Citrus shows promise for certain childhood cancer
...urs. "The last phase
in killing cancer is to make sure the DNA is destroyed because that is the death knell for the cell," Harris said. "It's intriguing that this amount appeared to have no effect on normal cells and only certain types of cancer cells are vulnerable. Fo...
UT Southwestern initiating trials in humans for ricin vaccine
...Category B" biological agent, will enter the first phase
of clinical testing in coming weeks at UT Southwes...utralizing antibodies, Dr. Vitetta said. The pilot phase
I trial to be carried out by Dr. Robert Munford, professor of internal medicine and microbiology i...
New drug sidesteps Gleevec resistance in human trials
...nt of the 36 patients treated with the drug during phase
I clinical trials at UCLA and M.D. Anderson Cancer...the way to FDA approval. Early signs are good, and phase
II clinical trials are now being planned. "This is the first drug to get around kinase resistance, a...
Cigarette smoke a culprit in poor healing and increased scarring
...ffects of smoking on cells during the inflammatory phase
of tissue repair are well documented. However the effects of cigarette smoke on the phase
in which fibroblasts proliferate and migrate to create healing tissue, are less understood. ...
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