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NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute

...e soap-like micelles, which mimic the membrane and preserve the fold of the proteins. "You can't do conventional NMR on such things," says Wthrich. Luckily, he and his colleagues have also been working on a technique called transverse relaxation-optimized spectroscopy (TROSY) that enables NMR to be applied to...

Good news: As you age, leg blood vessels adapt so you can still exercise without fainting

... require a higher level of vascular "restraint" to preserve systemic blood pressure during exercise, Proctor said. "We expected the blood vessels in the older men to constrict less (relative to younger men) during cold stimulation, based on previous research in older animals and humans under...

Low dose radiation evades cancer cells' protective 'radar'

...ll death, so the ATM damage sensor is activated to preserve as many cells as possible, protecting, ironically, the cancer cells under target for destruction by the radiation. While the low-dose regimen works in cultured cells, it has not proved successful in humans. This has lead to effort by Hopkins scientis...

Large-scale forces shape local ocean life, global study shows

...ed to think about regional processes if we want to preserve biodiversity." Witman said results from the project, published in the current early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, have implications for conservation efforts. Governments or non-profits interest...

Mystery unwrapped: Texas A&M team uncovers mummy secrets

...ally some of the mysteries that embalmers used to preserve bodies more than 3,000 years ago. Mahlon "Chuck" Kennicutt II, MoonKoo Kim and Yaorong Qian of Texas A&M's College of Geosciences, along with colleagues from the University of Alexandria, have discovered that tar originating from natural oil seep...

Are museum collections of ancient life representative?

... they capture rare organisms that don't persist or preserve well in the environment. They are also helpful for studying a large number of a particular species, although collection of nicer, often larger, specimens can mean there are few examples of hard-to-see juveniles." Barbour Wood concludes that museums c...

More mobility for researchers in Europe

... researchers within the European Research Area, to preserve existing research opportunities, and to bridge the period until an application for funds in the new country has been successful. Initially, the letter of intent was signed by the representatives of twelve organisations from ten countries. Another six...

Army-funded effort examines androgen's role in bone loss

...el Command, looking to reduce stress fractures and preserve bone health among its young recruits, is funding a four-year, $1.72 million project through the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program that scientists hope will lead to a better understanding of the molecular and cellular events...

Study shows stem cells can preserve vision

...rchers have shown that transplanted stem cells can preserve and improve vision in eyes damaged by retinal disease. In the cover article in the November 2004 Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, scientists from Harvard's Schepens Eye Research Institute describe results of a mouse study in which tran...

Purdue research offers hope for canine, human spinal injuries

...rea, water molecules once again help to induce and preserve the restructured membrane." In spite of the fact that the exact mechanism is yet to be completely understood, Borgens said it is known that PEG has been both injected and ingested by humans as a component of other medicines and is complet...

Study reveals developing countries with recipe for thriving health biotech industries

... Health biotechnology is no longer the sole preserve of high-level research institutions of North America and Europe, according to a ground-breaking three-year study by 15 researchers of health biotechnology innovation systems in seven countries: Brazil, China, Cuba, Egypt, India, South Africa and Sout...

Carbon sink or carbon source? Aerosols play role in shifts

...by soil. Since plants want to take in CO2 but also preserve water at the same time, Niyogi believes the lack of shade and increased temperatures may cause plants to slow the rate of photosynthesis, causing less CO2 to be absorbed and thus more CO2 to be effectively emitted. That would make the surface area a ...

Hudson's Bay Company fur trapping policies set stage for modern environmental struggles

...ly two centuries ago as they sought to exploit and preserve the area's natural resources. In a pilot study ex...l Archibald McDonald did propose creating a nature preserve west of Puget Sound to allow the beaver population to recover. The plan was never implemented, but ...

Needling chromosomes yields insights into cell division

...g down through a layer of oil covering the cell to preserve it. "So, you also have to constantly adjust the focus to determine where the needle is coming down into the cell. This is difficult with one needle, but with two it's a terrific challenge; and you really need an almost tactile sense of where the need...

The death of a very special chimpanzee

...debate about whether more effort should be made to preserve samples from the individuals that are sequenced. ...ship Clint's body to a museum. Curators there will preserve his remains, but it is unclear if any samples were taken and frozen immediately after his death, bef...

B-15A iceberg's close encounter monitored by Envisat

... deposits of glacial material that may have helped preserve it from past collisions, despite its apparent fragility. "What may be needed to release it from its present stalled location is for the surface currents to turn it into the wind, combined with help from a mixture of wind, tides and bottom melting to...

Yellowstone microbes fueled by hydrogen, according to U. of Colorado study

...immediately frozen in liquid nitrogen canisters to preserve the microbial community. In springs where there was no sediment, Spear collected samples of planktonic organisms by hanging a glass slide in the water and allowing the microbes to accumulate. "Bacteria are just like us. They like to be together, t...

VCU research shows erectile dysfunction drug reduces death of heart cells in heart attack model

...ion of arteries in the body. Sildenafil is able to preserve cGMP, and therefore dilation of the arteries by inhibiting PDE-5. "These observations have far-reaching implications for the treatment of patients with heart failure where loss of cells is primarily due to apoptosis," he said. Kukreja and his colleag...

Heroes of the sea, Pew Fellows' fifteenth class tackle sharks, reefs, mangroves and more

...sh a network of Marine Protected Areas designed to preserve resources and vulnerable species such as coconut crabs, sea turtles, and sea cows. Dr. Miriam Fernandez, an Associate Professor at the Pontifica Catholic University of Chile, seeks to understand and protect the earliest stages of marine life. By an...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

...l line-derived neurotrophic factor, is believed to preserve brain cells and could provide protection against Parkinson's disease. But its use has been debated since trials in humans ended last year without showing clinical improvements. Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology company, conducted the trials a...

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