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MBL scientists embark on international effort to uncover microbial diversity in world's oceans

...ingle-celled organisms in the world's oceans. The project is part of the 10-year, $1 billion Census of Marin...International Census of Marine Microbes (or ICoMM) project is supported with a seed grant of $900,000 from the New York-based Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, estab...

NIH makes award to UNC for Genome Fingerprint Scanning program

...lina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the GFS project director. An enhanced GFS program will greatly assist researchers who are studying proteins to better understand complex diseases. The most common approach compares proteins expressed in diseased versus normal tissues to determine proteins whose exp...

Researchers reconstruct parts of the genome of a common mammalian ancestor

...it, gorilla, chimpanzee, and human. "Although this project took about two years, we were building on a solid ...doctoral fellow in Haussler's lab when work on the project began. But the research team was able to estimate the accuracy of the reconstruction, using simulati...

Argo robotic instrument network now covers most of the globe

...n of Oceanography's John Gould, Argo international project director. "It's exciting to see so many countries involved in Argo and having them cooperate in monitoring the planet--oceanographers and climate scientists around the world now regard Argo as the key ocean element of an underwater global-observing s...

Rob DeSalle and Michael Yudell to appear at the American Museum of Natural History

...olution: Unveiling the Unity of Life." His current project looks at the history of scientific racism from eugenics to genomics. About "Welcome to the Genome: A User's Guide to the Genomic Past, Present, and Future" Based on the highly-popular "Genomics Revolution" exhibit that was held at the American Museu...

New system reduces risk of burns during interventional X-rays

...ve exposure," explained Daniel Bednarek, Ph.D., UB project director, researcher at UB's Toshiba Stroke Research Center, professor of radiology and research associate professor of neurosurgery and biophysics in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Development of the system was spurred by a ...

Science to restore the nation's ecosystems

...ent to Florida's environment. The USGS Global Dust project is attempting to characterize and determine the ef...ebsite ( http://sofia.usgs.gov ) contains links to project descriptions, proposals, publications, presentations, contact information, and general interest item...

Free radicals and fertilization: Study reveals egg protection secret

...hrifty," said Gary Wessel, senior scientist on the project and professor of biology in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry. "Cells can take one process, adapt it, and use it in completely different ways." Wessel said that human eggs also create a barrier against polyspermy afte...

NIDCR launches unique initiative on oral biofilm

...o Alto, Ca. and a co-principal investigator on the project with Drs. Stephen Gill and Karen Nelson of The Ins...new genes. Gill noted that the oral metagenomics project marks the first time that this approach has been undertaken for biomedical research on humans. "The...

First analysis of chicken genome offers many new insights

...ool of Medicine in St. Louis. Wilson and other project leaders predict that the chicken genome will help biomedical researchers seeking to better understand the human genome in order to improve diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Another paper appearing in the Dec. 9 Nature found relatively little ...

UCSD researchers derive lessons about human evolution from chicken genome

...of Pevzner and Tesler's work on the chicken genome project with co-authors Guillaume Bourque of the Genome Institute of Singapore, as well as Evgeny M. Zdobnov and Peer Bork of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, will appear in the January 2005 issue of Genome Research. "Looking at chicken versus mam...

NC State gets $1.59M grant to map genome of parasitic worm

... the remainder. Collaborating with Opperman on the project are Dr. Bryon Sosinski, director of the Genome Res...ergraduates will be involved in the project. "This project represents a significant step forward in the quest to understand the molecular and genetic basis of ...

International team finds gene variants that affect response to HIV infection

... pathogen," Walker said. The other leaders of the project were Philip Goulder, assistant professor of medicine at Partners AIDS Research Center, and Hoosen (Jerry) Coovadia, professor of HIV/AIDS research at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. A paper describing thei...

Chicken genome analysis unlocks secrets of mammalian and bird evolution

...ed as the DNA donor for the first draft sequencing project was a Red Jungle Fowl female from an inbred line t...raft of the chicken genome sequence, a $13 million project funded by the National Institutes of Health, was completed at the Washington University Genome Seque...

Injectable gel could speed repair of torn cartilage

In a project that will likely be watched by football players, r...cial Research provided funding for this study. The project is one of several biomaterial innovations being developed in the laboratories of study leader Robert...

International HapMap consortium widens data access

...ment to obtain access to certain types of data the project had collected on individuals' DNA sequences, speci...e HapMap data, and which is a joint genome browser project between the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, ...

$43 million from Gates Foundation to produce inexpensive antimalarial drug for Third World

...Biomedical Research (QB3) faculty affiliate. "This project will use some of the latest advances in molecular ...needed drug tenfold," he said. "In many ways, this project is a dream project: interesting science, high technology, rapid transition from the bench to the bed...

Europe's fishermen should have marine 'stewardship' role, says study

...efore the FEP was produced. Professor Chris Frid, project leader, of Newcastle University's School of Marine...essor Tim Gray, a social science researcher in the project team, said: "Greater stakeholder involvement in fisheries governance of the North Sea is a necessit...

Femtosecond laser technique opens new opportunities for research on neural regeneration

...rs, often with complete recovery of function. The project was a collaboration between applied physics resear...en-Yakar initiated a femtosecond laser nanosurgery project two years ago at Stanford and is currently an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the U...

Microbe's genome reveals insights into ocean ecology

...arch (TIGR), along with several collaborators. The project was sponsored by the National Science Foundation. ...nd nitrogen cycling on a global scale." The project was led by UGA's Moran and by TIGR scientist Naomi Ward, who is the paper's senior author. Other col...

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(Date:10/18/2014)... suspected genetic conditions, a certain type of exome sequencing ... than traditional molecular diagnostic methods, according to a study ... released to coincide with the American Society of Human ... protein­coding region of the genome (the complete set of ... organism), has been rapidly applied in research settings and ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Cancer constantly wages war on the human body. ... a stalemate. In pancreatic cancer, this stalemate—known as ... becoming aggressively malignant, a phenomena that is poorly ... in the laboratory of Salvatore Torquato, a Professor ... the conditions surrounding tumor dormancy and the switch ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Syncytial Virus causes severe respiratory tract infections and ... year. Scientists at VIB and Ghent University have ... counteract this common virus infection. , Xavier ... that paves the way for the development of ... virus that causes suffering in numerous small children ...
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