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New study may show how to forestall a fatal, virus-caused immune-system meltdown

...idi Spratt, and biochemistry and molecular biology professors David Gorenstein and Bruce Luxon. Funding for the investigation was provided by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Institutes of Health, and the NIAIDs Western Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infecti...

Protein discovery targets antibiotic-resistant bacteria

...ity of the protein called YihE or RdoA a team of professors and students from the departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology & Immunology has opened up possibilities for new drug development. Our group is the first to solve the structure and to begin to understand the function of this particular protein,...

New medications, cancer diagnosis goals of UH engineers with $1M in grants

...anticipated from research by a team of engineering professors at the University of Houston. A tabletop system capable of screening tens of thousands of drug candidates in an hour and a tool that can provide a reliable cancer diagnosis with minuscule quantities of tissue obtained through non-invasive means a...

Researchers earn $200,000 prize for filtering arsenic from water wells

...ave been installed in 150 villages by students and professors from Bengal Engineering and Science University. Arsenic levels in the villages' drinking water have fallen from 100 to 500 parts per billion to well below the 50 ppb maximum allowed by the Indian government. Victims have found relief from their sympt...

Noise echoes in cell communications

... up the white noise, says a team of Rutgers-Camden professors who have produced a mathematical explanation for the benefits of noise. Their findings could lead to major improvements in hearing aid technology. Dawei Hong, an assistant professor of computer science, Joseph Martin, a professor of biology, and Wi...

NJIT awarded $1.1M NSF grant to change way inner-city students learn

...e and technology. The money will allow engineering professors from NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) an... two-credit course in engineering design. The NJIT professors realize that the middle and high school students may not be able to work on the same level, but note...

A Cross-Disciplinary Look at Scientific Truth: What's the Law to Do?

...and/or better public health. Brooklyn Law School professors Margaret A. Berger, Suzanne J. & Norman Miles Professor of Law, and Lawrence M. Solan, Don Forchelli Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, organized this symposium. PROGRAM: (Panel I) Truth in Science: First Principles Moderat...

UCF scientists' molecular discovery could help drugs target unhealthy cells

...ral Florida and University of California Riverside professors are a step closer to being able to deliver life-saving drugs through tiny molecules that would travel through the bloodstream and destroy only cancer-ridden cells. In a paper published Jan. 18 in Science Express, the scientists describe how they go...

Combination of technologies works best against E. coli

... problem in their labs every day. The food science professors work with ozone, high-intensity ultrasound, electrolyzed water, irradiation, and temperature, and they say no treatment singlehandedly can reduce the number of pathogens sufficiently to meet the standards set by the FDA. "We dont believe theres any...

APS names UC Davis professor 'Bodil Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist'

...her they are students just starting out, assistant professors establishing their laboratories, or full professors in need of advice and guidance from a colleague. Horwitz has received two national grants to devel...

HHMI awards $19 million to Latin American, Canadian scientists

...em with each other and with HHMI investigators and professors in the United States to create an international network of outstanding scientists. Since then, the Institute has awarded more than $100 million in grants to scientists in 32 countries. The new awards are HHMI's fourth round to scientists in Canada an...

Embryo project investigates agents of change in science

...mbers of ASU's School of Life Sciences and include professors Manfred Laubichler; Gary Marchant, director of the Center for Law, Science and Technology; and Daniel Sarewitz, director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes. Under the "embryo project," Maienschein and her ASU collaborators have asse...

Venomous cone snail biologist named to Institute of Medicine

...an-gynecologist Eli Adashi and medical informatics professors Homer R. Warner and Paul D. Clayton. A National Academies-Institute of Medicine news release about the new institute members is available at http://national-academies.org . ...

A valuable fly for research into disease

...of Cayetano Gonzlez and Marco Miln, ICREA research professors at IRB Barcelona and experts in the field of cell and developmental biology. The role of the fly Studies using Drosophila date back to the last century and have provided valuable insight into the fundamental principles of biology and genetics. Onl...

Penn to host Herbal Medicine Symposium

...rther lectures and discussions will be led by Penn professors Peter Wilding, PhD, and Alfred Fishman, MD....

Minnesota and Michigan reseachers discover new insights for antibiotic drug development

...isciplinary team of scientists, including research professors David H. Sherman and Janet L. Smith from the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute and Fecik of University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, is the first to crystallize an enzyme in the process of closing the antibiotic ring, which illust...

CU, Scripps researchers provide evidence of how proteins fold

.... Lead author H. Jane Dyson and Peter Wright, both professors of molecular biology at the Scripps Research Institute, used an experimental nuclear magnetic resonance procedure to validate the predicted results of the two theoretical methods. The first method used supercomputers to calculate the energy required ...

$6.5 million gift to establish hereditary cancer center at Georgetown University

...dine Isaacs, MD, and Marc Schwartz, PhD, associate professors of medicine and oncology at Georgetown. Both Isaacs and Schwartz are nationally recognized cancer researchers, particularly in the area of genetic predisposition and susceptibility for breast cancer, one of the most common hereditary cancers. "The...

AAAS book explores evolution and Christianity's response

...l Christian backgrounds sometimes approach biology professors with concerns that the study of evolution will conflict with their religious beliefs. "Biology 101 teachers can cite cases like this," Bertka said. At a time when several leading scientists have written personal accounts of their own faith in both ...

Gabriela Cezar's stem cell research targets birth defects and cancer

...ons. "I'm coming back and working with some of the professors who were on my thesis committee," including UW-Madison's own stem cell pioneer, James Thomson. "We generate professionals in every area of the life sciences that are second to none. It's extraordinary." Another reason that top-notch researchers wan...

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