Tag: "research" at biology news
New study on smallpox in monkeys reveals tactics of a killer
...gs of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The research
was funded by the National Institute of Allergy an...thony S. Fauci, M.D., director of NIAID. "This new research
fills in some of the gaps in our understanding of smallpox. Now we are better positioned to speed th...
Mitochondria findings may help beat wide range of disease
...rmal, healthy cells," said J. Michael McCaffery, a research
scientist in the Johns Hopkins Department of Biolo...dria necessary for healthy cell physiology. Recent research
suggests that when this process goes awry, healthy cells die, resulting in diseases ranging from opt...
Rutgers-led research offers new clues in the genetic mysteries of maize
...d by nutritional, economic and societal needs. The research
further established that in addition to its immense size, the corn genome is extremely complex due, in part, to positional instability as well as its genetic history. Messing and his colleagues concluded that maize genes are scrambled, having moved a...
Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms
...y feeding blood to the lower half of the body new research
shows that it is definitely better to be female. ... U-M resident in general surgery, will present new research
results showing that smooth muscle cells from aortas of male rats contain 2.5 times more destructive...
UNC scientists identify sticky protein in sickle cell red blood cells
CHAPEL HILL -- New research
from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals why red blood cells from people with sickle cell disease are stickier than healthy red cells, pointing the way to potential new treatments for sickle cell disease.The study shows that a pro...
Health, food, new technologies featured during ACS meeting Oct. 17-20 in Peoria, Ill.
...Sumita Mitra ACS Industrial Innovation Award for research
at the 3M Company in St. Paul, Minn., that led to the invention of a revolutionary dental restorative material based on nanotechnology. Ian Tevis Next Generation Award from the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, which is giv...
Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting
...h care including pharmaceuticals, sessions on food research
and panels on Islam and the Middle East. There are...enting in Modern Times: These papers are part of a research
effort at Berkeley and Emory Sloan Foundation Centers studying working families in the U.S. (6-7.30 ...
Texas universities expanding new information network
...4 The University of Houston is joining a fast new research
network in Texas that will make the ubiquitous fac...ir capabilities and the impact of their collective research
expertise, as similar initiatives in many other states have done. "This will not only enhance the ...
Technology award presented to Weizmann Institute scientist
...computing device was programmed by Shapiro and his research
team to identify signs of specific cancers in a te...s far only function in test tubes, Shapiro and his research
team envision future biomolecular devices that may be injected directly into the human body to detec...
Johns Hopkins team wins British biotech business plan competition
...ustry, proposals were judged on criteria including research
and development strategy, commercial potential and financial planning. The Hopkins team was one of four taking part in the North American finals in Oxford, England and Edinburgh, Scotland; the other three groups represented the University of Californ...
Phillip A. Sharp to present 2004 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture at Chemical Heritage Foundation
...netic causes of cancer and other diseases. Sharp's research
opened an entirely new area in molecular biology and forever changed the field. For this work he was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Sharp is cofounder of Biogen (now Biogen Idec) and a member of its board of directors. He al...
Flies have morning and evening clocks
...vern bursts of morning and evening activity. Both research
groups published their findings in the October 14, 2004, issue of the journal Nature. Howard Hughes Medical Institute researcher Michael Rosbash at Brandeis University led one group; Franois Rouyer at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifiqu...
Laboratory test of evolutionary theory confirms importance of links between populations
...ns," Thompson said. Forde has also done extensive research
on natural populations, studying invertebrate communities on rocky shorelines as a graduate student at UCSC. But she isn't done with the microbes in the chemostats yet. She has stored samples from the chemostat experiments in a freezer, awaiting gene...
Research into the sense of touch in worms wins Eppendorf/Science Prize
...ce and Eppendorf. She is being recognized for her research
using worms to learn how the sense of touch works ...eurobiology recognizes outstanding neurobiological research
by a young scientist, as described in a 1,000 word essay based on research
performed within the last...
Oct. 15-17 Bioinformatics meeting in Irvine, Calif.
...e use of computer technology to analyze biomedical research
data. At this meeting, part of the National Academy of Sciences' Arthur M. Sackler colloquium series, scientists will explore recent advances in bioinformatic theory and experimentation across the biological and medical sciences, as well as technolog...
Experimental drug prevents vaginal simian HIV transmission in monkeys Science study says
... be needed to block HIV infections in humans -- if research
were to progress that far. The concentration that prevented infection in all five monkeys is far greater than the concentrations sufficient to block infection in cells grown in the laboratory. Many factors could be responsible for this in dose dispar...
Muscling in on a deadly cancer
...boratory can revert to muscle stem cells. The Utah research
found that tumors arising from mature or nearly mature muscle in mice have some characteristics of stem cells. That suggests the "primitive-appearing [rhabdomyosarcoma] tumors may be the result of non-primitive [muscle] cells reverting to a primitive...
Ancient Chinese folk remedy packs anti-cancer punch
...diary. The compounds, all developed through the research
of UW scientists Henry Lai and Narendra Singh of t...y promising, but it's in its early stages. Further research
and clinical trials are needed." The company, located in Chongqing, China, has been in the artemi...
A new culprit in depression?
...nd by the National Institute of Mental Health. The research
team consisted of scientists from the University o...experience, disease and the effects of drugs. The research
group started their study by measuring levels of approximately 20,000 different kinds of messenger R...
NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies
...the applications of genomic information in medical research
and health care. NHGRI's near-term goal is to lowe...ll lead to very different approaches to biomedical research
and, eventually, will revolutionize the practice of medicine." In the first set of grants, 11 teams...
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