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

...nt will address these central problems of membrane production and membrane stability. The Scripps Research team will examine several approaches. On the production side, they will look at improved expression of membrane proteins by using insect or mammalian cell s...

New therapy for specific form of leukemia

... blood cells function inadequately, disrupting the production of normal blood cells. Among other effects, this makes patients more susceptible to infections. Leukemia appears in several forms − in the case of T-ALL, a large accumulation of immature white blood cells occurs within a very short time. This i...

32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

...to stabilize superior crop hybrids by asexual seed production ("self-cloning") thereby improving yields of major..., fiber and biomass crops and reducing hybrid seed production costs. Glennan Microsystems, Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio) Advanced Fuel and Emission Control (AFEC)...

How roots control plant shoots

...nts of a herbicide named fluridone, which inhibits production of carotenoids. When they used it on mutant plants which otherwise would have stunted leaves the leaves grew pretty much normally. Because fluridone stopped the growth-inhibiting chemical and allowed leaves to grow, and because fluridone inhibits c...

NIH funds first nationaL SNP genotyping center at Broad Institute

... manages all of the genotyping, SNP discovery, and production activities related to human genetics. She also serves as scientific director of Broad Institute's portion of the International HapMap Project, a collaborative public project designed to advance genetic research and its application to disease gene di...

'Immediately open access' option for the leading journal Genome Research

...cs. It has a professional, dedicated editorial and production staff and state-of-the-art technologies for peer review, redaction, publishing, and distribution that are funded by a combination of subscription fees from institutions, advertising fees from companies, and author surcharges for color art and page us...

Bovine genome completed

...ive genomics as well as those working in livestock production science," said Dr. Stephen Moore, chair of bovine ...en from a Hereford, a breed of cattle used in beef production and was produced by sequencing the genome 3.3 times. The final target, which is expected to sequence...

Bovine genome assembled

...ssist discovery of traits for better meat and milk production and to model human disease....

Bovine genome sequence available

...to develop tools to advance selection of desirable production traits, identify genes involved in pest and diseas...e Hereford, a cattle breed well known for its beef production capabilities was selected for the bulk of the sequencing project. Holstein, Angus, Jersey, Limousin,...

HHS awards $232 million in biodefense contracts for vaccine development

...which will include dosage formulation, pilot batch production and initial clinical assessment. All four contracts are for purchases of vaccine lots intended for research use. Any future purchases of additional vaccines for stockpiling in the event of an emergency will depend on the results of the research curre...

Taking the next step toward growing our own fuel

... an additional 200 million bushels of corn for the production of butanol and acetone alone. "The boom in constru...dry-mill based ethanol plants that has tripled the production of ethanol in a five-year period is evidence of the biobased opportunities in this area," he said. ...

Emory chemists develop bacteria that may help decaffeinate coffee

...binding to a vital function of the bacteria -- the production of a protein. To do this, the Emory team created a...ial molecules, such as vitamin B12, and switch the production of proteins on or off. The Emory team created a synthetic riboswitch that recognizes theophylline, a...

Acoustics meeting in San Diego

... role in checking for manufacturing defects in the production of the Airbus A380, the giant, 555-seat airliner that will enter service in 2006. The Airbus extensively uses Glare, a new aluminum-fiberglass composite, which helps to minimize the three-deck airplane's weight and maximize its fuel efficiency. Alth...

Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms

... lead to greater AAA formation." "Estrogen affects production of MMP-9 by white blood cells called macrophages,"..., two major proteins in the aortic wall. Typically production of MMP's are part of the body's natural healing response to injury, but left unchecked, MMPs in par...

Technique for genetically modifying blood stem cells brings cure for blood diseases closer

...rt. The ability of this previous vector to trigger production of gamma-globin varied, depending on where in the chromosome it landed. "Our new vector is more dependable, and we need to get only one copy of it into a stem cell to produce significant amounts of fetal hemoglobin," Perso...

Channel protein converts vibrations to electrical signal

...ich the researchers tested by interfering with the production of the protein in both zebrafish embryos and hair cells from mice. To test function, the researchers bathed the embryos or the mouse cells in a solution containing a dye either yellow or red that can pass through the ion channel. The dye entered th...

Australian expertise helps resurrect Iraq's ancient marshlands

...ations of soil and water resources to agricultural production in both drained and re-flooded areas. This information was to be used to develop a set of practical indicators to help the local people interpret signs of soil and water degradation, and to direct efforts to local projects with the best chance of su...

INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost

...es longer. R&D Magazine declared the isolation and production of the enzyme -- named the Ultrastable Catalase En...a yardstick for comparing two enzymes. Large-scale production of the T. brockianus enzyme could end decades of environmental costs from industrial bleaching. Chlo...

Anti-cholesterol drug treats Alzheimer's disease in mice

...essing cholesterol. Cholesterol is required in the production of the short protein called A peptide, the building block for the amyloid plaque that clogs the brain in Alzheimer's disease, ultimately killing brain cells.In the mouse experiments, the researchers administered CP-113,818 by implanting slow-release ...

Research gaining momentum by silencing genes

...is new technology makes it possible to prevent the production of a protein with a specifically designed fragment that turns off the coding gene. The removal of the protein then induces alterations in the plant during its development, and from these alterations researchers can deduce the function of the protein ...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... Alt will be awarded the 44th Rosenstiel Award for ... his pioneering research exploring the mechanisms of genomic instability ... cells. Alt is the second alumnus to win the ... Prize in 2003. , Alt is the Charles A. ... Harvard Medical School and an investigator at the Howard ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... 2014)—It,s been millions of years since T. rex ... by Ohio University scientists is breathing life back into ... dinosaur snouts. The research has important implications for how ... to enhance the sense of smell and cool their ... Ohio University doctoral student Jason Bourke, lead author of ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... 2014 – High doses of fish oil supplements, rich in ... type of irregular heartbeat in which the heart can beat ... the AFFORD trial led by the Montreal Heart Institute were ... Cardiology on October 7th. , For the trial, 337 ... randomly assigned to 4 grams of fish oil a day ...
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