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Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures

...d, to manage biological complexity." Many faculty played leadership roles during the three years of planning that led to the grant proposal. They include computer science core researchers Leo Guibas, Oussama Khatib, Adrian Lew, Ron Fedkiw, Pat Hanrahan and Jean-Claude Latombe and biomedical computation cor...

Marine Biological Laboratory summer investigator wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

...rshko needed to study what role, if any, ubiquitin played in the process. In collaboration with Robert Palazzo, now at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Hershko determined that cyclin is degraded by the ubiquitin system during the cell cycle. Working with Joan Ruderman of Harvard University, he later identi...

Muscle-building hand-grips aid systolic blood pressure, carotid AD, endothelial function

...tudied endothelial function after IGH to see if it played a role in the reduction of blood pressure in people taking anti-hypertensive medication. Other group members included Adrienne Viscocchi, Martha Faulkner, Mark Rakobowchuk, Neil McCartney and Maureen J. MacDonald. Both McMaster studies were undertake...

Acoustics meeting in San Diego

...ries of the tested object. The recorded signal is played back, generating a time-reversed version of the initial ultrasound wave. This "time-reversed wave" exactly repeats the path of the initial wave and focuses in time and space at the receiver. Any subtle defect, which may appear in the material, cha...

Where in the brain decisions are made

... complex array of experiments in which the monkeys played the game under different parameters revealed that the monkeys were, indeed, making subjective decisions about which target to look at. And, the researchers found, the electrical activity of neurons in the lateral intraparietal region did indicate tha...

Australian expertise helps resurrect Iraq's ancient marshlands

Australian expertise has played a major role in the new international effort to assess and remediate Iraq's once magnificent Mesopotamian marshlands, which were drained and burned under Saddam Hussein's regime in one of the world's worst environmental tragedies. With the fall of th...

Phillip A. Sharp to present 2004 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture at Chemical Heritage Foundation

...lip A. Sharp Since joining MIT in 1974, Sharp has played a major role in the emergence of the institute (and of Cambridge, Massachusetts) as a world leader in the biomolecular sciences and technologies. He was director of its Center for Cancer Research from 1985 to 1991 and chair of the Department of Biolo...

Researchers find protein that makes long-term memory possible

... years. Scientists have suspected that BDNF played a role in memory, but had not known whether it exerted its effect directly, or in combination with other substances. The first clue came in 1996. Then, Dr. Lu and his colleagues reported in Nature that, in a laboratory simulation using rodent brain...

Study at Joslin shows ease of introducing technology to kids with diabetes

BOSTON -- What can a guessing game played on a wireless hand-held device do for diabetes management? A lot, according to a pilot study led by researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. The study was conducted in cooperation with a student at Harvard Medical School and a professor at th...

Sick kids researchers unmask the potential of stem cells found in adult skin

...kin-derived precursors, or SKPs) based on the role played by neural-crest stem cells during embryogenesis. In addition to generating the peripheral nervous system, neural crest stem cells generate other tissues such as bone, cartilage, some types of muscle, and even part of the heart. This research was co...

Four new vertebrate fossil finds in Ischigualasto, Argentina

...t dinosaurs appeared. "Earthwatch volunteers have played a fundamental role in our expeditions," said Alcober. "In addition to providing funding, some of the most important findings in this basin were made by volunteers." The establishment of Ischigualasto-Talampaya National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage S...

Virginia Tech, TIGR sign memorandum for new alliance

...nvironmentally important microorganisms. TIGR also played a key role in sequencing the first plant genome, Arabidopsis thaliana, as well as deciphering the genome sequence of rice. TIGR's bioinformatics department is creating and maintaining gene databases and has produced new software for finding genes in...

Stowers Institute scientist named American Cancer Society research professor

...ing in Kansas City three years ago, Dr. Hawley has played a large role in helping the new Stowers Institute establish its reputation for highest quality basic research and relevance to human disease," said Robb Krumlauf, scientific director of the Stowers Institute. ...

New Royal Society journal studies

...ematical convenience, evolutionary games are often played among members of an ideal infinite population. How...rk, this study considers a simple two-player game, played among members of a finite population. We establish that different notions of Darwinian fitness and ...

How receptors govern inflammatory pain

...n no studies that explored what role the receptors played in whole animals. To study that role, the researchers genetically altered mice to lack one or another type of key component, or subunit, of the AMPA receptor protein. Knocking out one type of subunit, called GluR-A, would enhance AMPA permeability to...

Ubiquitination in real-time: A world first at the Universit de Montral

...tory. Thanks to these results, the different roles played by ubiquitin, a small protein that is attracting great interest, will become better known. Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2004 The work of Professor Bouvier and his team is part of the leading edge of an international research movement, which inc...

New system reduces risk of burns during interventional X-rays

...nt of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, played a major role in developing the system at UB's Toshiba Stroke Research Center....

UT Southwestern researchers trace how virus that causes AIDS spreads following oral exposure

...keys and found that T-cells and macrophages likely played key roles in disseminating the virus. Because SIV spreads so rapidly throughout the bodies of infected monkeys, it may help to explain why antiviral therapies can effectively protect a monkey or HIV infection of humans only if they are given within h...

Study reveals developing countries with recipe for thriving health biotech industries

... compared to Cuba, the South Korean government has played a critical leadership role and will invest about $4.4 billion in the field from 2000 to 2007. Equally important, government policies encourage technology transfer and allow university professors to set up private firms or spin-off companies. ...

Singing in the brain

...60 days. In the first experiment, the scientists played one segment or phrase of the sparrow song at a time, separated by 2.5-second silences. They played the segments in reverse order E, then D, then C, B and A to control against the birds simply stori...

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