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Almac Diagnostics announces pioneering genetic research on ductal carcinoma in situ

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High-intensity ultrasound may launch attack on cancer, wherever it lurks

... ... This high-intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU, is in use or testi...

UCLA scientists produce functioning neurons from human embryonic stem cells

... Researchers previously had been able to produce neurons - the impulse-conducting cells in the brain and spinal cord - from human embryonic stem cells. However, the percentage of neurons in the cell culture was not high and the neurons were difficult to isolate from the other...

ESA announces 2007 award recipients

... ... ... The E. Lucy Braun Award for Excellence in Ecology is given to a student for the most outstanding poster presentation at the ESA Annual Meeting. The 2006 recipient is Daniel Laughlin (Northern Arizona University) for his poster Climate-induced temporal va...

Research teams uncover risk genes for multiple sclerosis

... The first study, led by an international consortium of clinical scientists and genomics experts, incorporates the two largest collections of MS genetic information worldwide and is the first comprehensive study to investigate the overall genetic basis of MS. Its findings appear in the July 29, 2007 online edition of the New England...

Uncovering the secrets of the deep

The UniProt Metagenomic and Environmental Sequences (UniMES) database currently contains the data from the Global Ocean Sampling Expedition (G...

Risk genes for multiple sclerosis uncovered

... MS, a disease of the central nervous system whose symptoms range from mild muscle weakness to partial or complete paralys...

Springer launches Theoretical Ecology

... Theoretical Ecology will provide for the in-depth discussion of theoretical research in all areas of eco...

Call for EU to launch major project to map out all our proteins

Biologists still have no clear idea how many active genes there are coding for proteins in humans and other organisms, even though for some species the genomes have been completely sequenced. This is because many of the genes and their protein products have only been predicted by computer algorithms that are at this time imperfect. The field of proteomics aims to discover all the proteins produc...

NCRR launches national network to connect investigators based at minority institutions

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Genomic analysis uncovers new targets for HIV vaccine

... ... The study, published early online by the journal...

President Bush announces 2005 and 2006 Laureates of National Medals of Science and Technology

... The National Science Foundation (NSF) administers the prestigious award program, which was established by Congress in 1959. It honors individuals for pioneering scientific research in a range of fields, including physical, biological, mathematical, social, behavioral and engineering sciences, that enhances our understanding of the world and leads to innovations and technologies that give th...

2007-2008 Genzyme/ACMGF Clinical Genetics Fellowship In Biochemical Genetics award winner announced

Bethesda, MD July 17, 2007 -- T. Andrew Burrow, MD of Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center was honored as the 2007-2008 recipient of the ...Genzyme/ACMGF Clinical Genetics Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics at the ACMG 2007 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Nashville, TN. ... The objective of this Fellowship Award is to support a national fellowship program to encourage the recruitme...

Conservation Leadership Program announces 2007 awardees

... CLP, formerly known as the BP Conservation Programme, supports the vital work of a new rising generation of conservation professionals who are helping to drive practical projects addressing a wide range of global environmental issues from protecting sharks in Brazil to conservation of threatened amphibians...

Cardiac patches stimulate regeneration, improve function after heart attack

... Periostin is a component of the material that surrounds cells and is derived from the skin around bone. Though the mature heart only has tiny amounts, its abundant during...

Accident-prone? Scientists link brain function to knee injuries

... ... ... In a first-ever study of its kind, University of Delaware scientists...

ACMG Foundation announces 2007-2008 Luminex/ACMGF award recipient

... Medical geneticists pay a crucial role in translat...

Revolutionary global environment fund announces $50M expansion

... ... The French Development Agency (AFD) becomes the sixth partner to commit $25 million to the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF). In addition, Conservation International (CI), a founding partner, agre...

Researchers use new approach to predict protein function

... The research team, led by University of Illinois biochemistry professor John A. Gerlt, is the first to use a computational approach to accurately predict a proteins function from its amino acid sequence. Their in silico (computer-aided) predictions were validated in the laboratory b...

Norwegian council names ASU researcher 'Outstanding Young Investigator'

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Engineered blood vessels function like native tissue

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Blood vessels that have been tissue-engineered from bone marrow adult stem cells may in the future serve as a patient's own source of new blood vessels following a coronary bypass or other procedures that require vessel replacement, according to new research from the University at Buffalo Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. ... Our results show that...

Scientific American launches innovative new version of magazine

... For well over a century, Scientific American has been where science and technology authorities have explained their work directly to the public, sa...

Translating form into function

In the last 40 years, scientists have perfected ways to determine the knot-like structure of enzymes, but theyve been stumped trying to translate the structure into an understanding of function what the enzyme actually does in the body. This puzzle has hindered drug discovery, since many of the most successful drugs work by blocking enzyme action. Now, in an expedited article in NATURE, researc...

Biovest announces interim blinded data of fast-tracked pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of BiovaxID

Worcester, Mass. June 28, 2007 -- Biovest International, Inc. (OTCBB: BVTI), a majority owned subsidiary of Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABPI), announced on June 27, 2007 blinded interim data from the start of its fast-tracked pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of BiovaxID for Non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL) from September 2000 through June 2006. This interim blinded data is the most rece...

University of Arizona launches major scientific research initiative at Biosphere 2

... The University will lease the 34.5-acre (14 hectare) Biosphere 2 campus in Oracle, Ariz. for a nominal annual fee to conduct such advanced research. A gift from the Philecology Foundation in Fort Worth, Texas, in conjunction with other grants and gifts, will fully support the Universitys research as well as the base costs of operating the Biosph...

News conference announcing UA scientific initiative at Biosphere 2

... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... The schedule of the day's media activities is as follows: ...... 10...

Brazil's first oncology biotech launches

... One of the antibodies in Receptas portfolio is expected to enter clinical trials this year. Internal review board permission has been granted by So Paulos Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital (HAOC), one of the centers of clinical excellence in Brazil, to conduct a...

Research finds that circadian rhythms dominate all life functions

FORT COLLINS -- New research from Colorado State University shows that the function of all genes in mammals is based on circadian -- or daily -- rhythms. The study, publishing in PLoS Computational Biology on June 15, refutes the current theory that only 10 percent to 15 percent of all genes were affected by nature's clock. While scientists have long known that circadian rhythms regulate the beh...

Mucosal-surface immune function discoveries could boost vaccine research

... Bacteria, most of them "friendly," appear in huge quantities along the intestinal wall, the mouth, nose and throat, and the anal and urogenital tracts. Now, groundbreaking research at Weill Cornell shows that the epithelial cells that line these mucosal surfaces help guide the immune system's efforts to keep bacteria in check.<...

UVa-led team uncovers important secret in gene replication

... Where chromatin is packed more loosely, the genes are replicated earlier than other genes and are expressed at high levels. Where...

University of Washington researchers play leading role in major study of human genome function

Scientists at the University of Washington and other members of an international consortium have completed a multi-year research effort that dramatically boosts understanding of how the human genome functions. While previous studies of the human genome have focused mainly on genes, this study provides insight into the non-gene sequences making up the vast majority of the genome. Buried in non-ge...

2 million dwarfism study launched

... ... Earlier research by the various groups had identified the genetic mutations that cause some of the conditions associated with dwarfism. The collaborators now intend to use this unprecedented experimental resource in the form of...

BioMed Central announces winners of first open access research awards

... Award winners and honorable mentions will be officially celebrated at BioMed Central's Open Access Colloquium being held today at The Royal College of Physicians in Regents Park, Londo...

Joslin-led study uncovers role of appetite hormone MCH in insulin production

BOSTON Jan. 25, 2007 -- A new Joslin Diabetes Center-led study has shown conclusively that a neuropeptide, melanin concentrating hormone (MCH), found in the brain and known for its role in increasing appetite in people, plays a role in the growth of insulin-producing beta cells and the secretion of insulin. This finding has the potential to spur the development of new treatments for diabetes t...

Gene knockouts reveal FoxOs' vital functions in cancer defense, health of stem cells

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Scripps Research study reveals new function of protein kinase pathway in tumor suppression

... The research focused on signaling pathways that mediate an anti-tumor defense response called senescence, or cellular aging. The research, which was conducted in both human cell culture and rodent models with skin cancer or lymphoma, identified one essential element of this anti-tumor response, namely, p38-regulated/activated protein kinase (PRAK). Previous to this research, PRAK's physiolo...

A laser uncovers the logic of the stomata function

What you do is sometimes determined by what your neighbours do. Scientists believe that this extends to stomatal behaviour. Stomata are pores placed at the plant surface that allow gas exchange with the atmosphere. When entire plants are exposed to light, all their stomata open widely to maximize the uptake of CO2 for photosynthesis. In contrast, in the dark all the stomata remain closed to prev...

PLoS ONE is launched by the Public Library of Science

... PLoS has taken a close look at the way scientific...

AIUM announced EER grant recipients

LAUREL, MD--The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) announced the winners of its 2006 Endowment for Education and Research (EER) grants at the 2006 AIUM Annual Convention in Washington, DC. The funding for the grants is made possible by generous donations from AIUM members. ...... Congratulations to the following investigators who received grants:...... ...University of Cincinnati...

Enzyme crystal structure reveals 'unexpected' genome repair functions

The study is being published in an advance online version of the journal Molecular Cell. ...... The research looked at XPB helicase from an archaea, a single cell organism similar to bacteria. Helicases are enzymes that unwind or separate the strands of the nucleic acid double helix, an action that is critical to transcription and nucleotide excision repair (NER), as well as other cell processes....
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