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NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...lipids and detergents and helping to determine the right
sorts of lipid/detergent/protein mixtures for membrane proteins. Eventually, they will scale up to several hundred different lipids and detergents, from which the best will be selected. Large quantities of these will then be produced, says Finn. In...
Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers
..., the device greatly extends endurance. "Under the right
circumstances, you can double the endurance of someone working at a fixed load," says Grahn. "This has significant implications not only for athletes but for people such as factory workers and military personnel who work in hot environments." ...
University of Edinburgh hosts European conference on childhood disability
...ity, starting with the basic science of cognition, right
through to optimising children's environment by protecting them against emotional abuse. Delegates will discuss how we as professionals can make best use of our own learning in order to offer disabled children the most effective help. The conference ...
Genetic link to risky pregnancy
...trophoblasts. To ensure that the NK cells get the right
message, a balance between these opposing signals must be achieved. In this study, Hiby et al analyzed the genes that encode these proteins in groups of women with and without a history of preeclampsia. The expression of a particular type of protei...
Touching research: How white blood cells navigate
...the same is true inside our bodies, where just the right
touch among blood cells can mean the difference between good health and chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. The power of touch among blood cells is the focus of a team of biomedical engineers at the University of Rochester that has r...
Channel protein converts vibrations to electrical signal
...ing in the hair cells. Not only was TRPA1 in the right
place to be the channel they were searching for, Corey said, it was also there at the right
time. When the researchers tested for TRPA1 gene expression in developing mouse embryos, they foun...
INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost
...works in industry, that's the most important thing right
now." The INEEL team is discussing collaborations for industrial development with major enzyme manufacturers. After isolating and producing large quantities of the enzyme in the lab, scientists can use existing technology to chemically bind them to t...
Identifying genes that contribute to a low level of response to alcohol
...l would help to put together the whole puzzle, but right
now we don't have enough pieces in our hands." Schuckit added that he plans to test as many of the genes as he can. "It's very difficult work, expensive and time-consuming," he said. "We will be focusing on several chromosomal regions, several spec...
Purdue chemists give an old laboratory 'bloodhound' a sharper nose
...ks' team has found a way to test untreated samples right
where they are found with a mass spectrometer that...ized compound that a mass spectrometer can analyze right
then and there. It can be done anywhere, and because there are fewer intervening steps before the su...
Hormone therapy's effect on breast density is not the same for all women, Group Health study finds
...ir physicians to better evaluate whether HT is the right
choice for them." Aiello's study is the largest population-based study of its kind, using data from 46,436 women who had received more than 100,000 screening mammograms at Group Health Cooperative between January 1996 and June 2002. At each mammo...
ASPB opposes proposed ban of GMOs in Humboldt county ballot measure M
...for imprisonment of farmers or researchers without right
to due process, to a jury trial, and to an attorney represent a violation of an individual's rights under the Constitution. Passage of Measure M is unwarranted based on the best science findings concerning genetically engineered crops. ...
$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training
...ersity of sorts," Pettitt said. "This is just the right
thing for student training and education. Through interdisciplinary and inter-institutional study, we can offer a custom-tailored curriculum for each student that opens up the playing field to study at each university under different professors and ...
Mollusk research center will propagate endangered species
...e with either a master's degree or Ph.D. find jobs right
away because many states want to have a malacologist (mussel specialist) on staff," said Neves. "People who are trained in traditional fisheries don't get that kind of training. They don't get the experience or expertise with mollusks."...
Gene for Joubert syndrom with excessive brain folds discovered by UCSD researchers and Harvard team
...uation, but the current findings are a step in the right
direction, Gleeson said, adding that "although there will ultimately be several more genes identified that can lead to the various forms of Joubert Syndrome, our discovery will help those individuals with the form that includes excessive cerebral cor...
Academics find that the finger of destiny points their way
...l hormone levels in many male scientists cause the right
side of their brains, which governs spatial and an...e same thing by encouraging the development of the right
hemisphere. "This right
brain development is at the expense of language abilities and people skills ...
Brain differences in adolescents, psychopaths, lend to their impulsive, risk-taking behavior
...nonpsychopaths in the left anterior cingulate, the right
hippocampus, the right
insula, and the bilateral caudate. Both groups showed activation in the right
orbital frontal cortex...
New center to map DNA of key lab mice
...ed in parallel, inter-strain comparison will begin right
away, and their entire genomes will be complete within the next two years." Mouse strains slated for sequencing include: 129S1/SvImJ, A/J, AKR/J, BALB/cByJ, BTBR T+ tf/J, C3H/HeJ, CAST/EiJ, DBA/2J, FVB/NJ, MOLF/EiJ, KK/HlJ, NOD/LtJ, NZW/LacJ, PWD/PhJ...
Farmers don't need a new superstar toxin to fight bugs
...crease crop protection against bugs as long as the right
genes are strategically placed to take their shots at destructive insects, researchers report. Plants modified with protectant genes designed to kill resistant insects can extend the usefulness of currently used pest-control methods and delay the dev...
Psychologist finds instance where 'two wrongs do make a right'
...peared. If the frame was shifted to the observer's right
or left, the perceived location of the spot was shifted in the opposite direction. However, when observers were asked to physically point toward the spot, they did so with very little error. "Perception is prone to the illusion, while action seems im...
Stimulating nerve cells with laser precision
...robe while the patient is awake to ensure that the right
nerve has been located. But electrical probes create a halo of electrical activity in surrounding neurons, creating a "blind spot" and other inaccurate data in the recording and analysis of the procedure, making it tedious and difficult to loc...
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