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ACS announces awards for environmentally-conscious business innovation
...the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for using chemistry
to improve the environment. The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge awards have been presented annually since 1996 to recognize businesses and individuals who have discovered innovative ways to significantly reduce pollution at its sources. Nomina...
Energy blocker may be potential liver cancer treatment
...ays Peter Pedersen, Ph.D., professor of biological chemistry
who has spent two decades studying energy production in cells and how it relates to cancer growth. "We even injected it into a vein so it was distributed throughout the rabbit, and we still didn't see any apparent toxicity. It's sort of amazing." A ...
U-M Depression Center receives $750K gift from Eli Lilly Foundation
...s of the University, including pharmacy, business, chemistry
and engineering. Besides philanthropic support, other interactions include recruiting, research, and service on advisory boards. With the Lilly gift, the U-M Depression Center will expand outreach activities aimed at helping primary care physicians s...
Boston chemist wins national award for tailor-made molecules
... how processes come together -- particularly using chemistry
to study biological processes," he said. "That's w... to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry
in the tradition of Cope, an organic chemist and former ACS chairman. The award consists of a $5,000...
Pennsylvania chemist wins national award for pharmaceutical research
...he rural countryside that he would grow up to be a chemistry
professor with his own laboratory in the United St...versity in 1992. He is a member of the ACS organic chemistry
division. The ACS Board of Directors established the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award in 1984 to recogni...
Wayne State and Virginia chemist wins national award for work with drugs
...oughout my career," he said, "I've tried to relate chemistry
to biology, to do things of interest to the pharma...nd the thing that was very interesting to me was a chemistry
course I took. I knew then what I really wanted to do was become a chemist, one who could work in th...
Philadelphian wins national organic chemistry award
...she has been intrigued by science and particularly chemistry
for as long as she can remember. "How did I get in... I guess..." "I always thought, and still do, that chemistry
is a problem-solving science -- and that no matter what the problem is, if you use the right scienti...
Promising vaccine may provide long-lasting protection against malaria
... Peter H. Seeberger, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. "We hope that this is the answer, but we don't know yet." Tests of the new vaccine in monkeys are slated to begin soon, while tests on humans could begin within two years, said Seeberg...
Chemists show proteins behave differently inside cells than they do in water solutions
...her solutions," said Dr. Gary Pielak, professor of chemistry
and lead author of the study. "Our work demonstrat... Samulski, Boshamer and Distinguished professor of chemistry
at UNC. "Everyone knows that this three-D structure is essential in biology, but very few investigat...
Experts highlight cardiovascular and drug interaction risks in elderly patients
...nt effects on ECG, pulse, blood pressure, clinical chemistry
and haematology.  Reviewing the risks to elderly oncology patients from poly-pharmacy, Dr. Gridelli (Division of Medical Oncology, Moscati Hospital, Avellino, Italy) reiterated that drug interactions in the elderly could be a significant cause fo...
New compound holds promise for lupus and related diseases
...fessor of Chemistry, and a professor of biological chemistry
in the U-M Medical School. The compound, a 1,4-benzodiazepine (designated as Bz-423), sets off a chain of events that results in apoptosis, a natural cell-suicide process by which the body rids itself of cells it no longer needs. In autoimmune diso...
A quick-change artist: Tiny protein folds faster than any other
...f time?" Vijay Pande, an assistant professor of chemistry
at Stanford University, called the UF finding "really important and very exciting." He said it could speed up biologists' efforts to simulate the protein-folding process, which could lead to better drugs and cures for diseases tied to misshapen prote...
$2 million federal grant to study cancer drug action
...ientific advisory board. Bruce Ganem, professor of chemistry
and chemical biology, is a company consultant. Hill said the grant would provide enough money to hire five to seven more researchers to perform micro-array and proteomics experiments. During the three-year project, researchers will process large qua...
Prostate cancer program at UCLAs Jonsson Cancer Center designated a site of research excellence
...emiology, biostatistics, immunology and biological chemistry
to share their theories as well as their research findings. Were bringing together the best of our laboratory scientists and clinical researchers to move the most promising concepts forward for clinical evaluation in patients with prostate cancer, de...
Rutgers wins funds to create online index of moving brain images
...t the underlying signals are hidden by the complex chemistry
of the brain, much as the leaves of a vine hide the stalks. The Rutgers research aims to find the vine amidst the leaves, Kantor said. This requires filtering away the secondary signals and "noise," to see the original path of activation. A second ...
Chemical society convenes regional meeting in Lawrence, Kan., Oct. 23-25
...sity on Oct. 24 for her academic leadership as the chemistry
department chair. She facilitated curriculum expan....Dufield@pharmacia.com ) The use of analytical chemistry
in the discovery and development of genomics-based human protein drugs (Melissa D. Perkins, Human G...
Seeing into the Alzheimers brain
...he information from PET scans of Alzheimer's brain chemistry
to develop new medications. "Once we can identify ...ease, then we can design drugs to return the brain chemistry
to normal," he explains....
New study provides molecular-level understanding of common anti-malarial drugs
...derstanding of the connection between the physical chemistry
and mechanism of action of quinoline-based drugs u...rm researchers were able to leverage their crystal chemistry
expertise to uncover the mechanism of action by developing a detailed understanding of the interacti...
Frozen food research receives historical recognition
...am in 1992 to recognize seminal historic events in chemistry
and increase awareness of the contributions of chemistry
to society. Concerned about the poor quality, color and flavor of frozen foods, manufacturers turned...
How acrylamide might be formed in starch-rich foods
...ds before this year's Swedish study. "The organic chemistry
of what happens is not very well understood," Ganem says. "Everyone agrees that a molecule of carbon dioxide must be lost in order to form acrylamide, but it was unclear how that might happen." The British and Swiss research teams invoked the Mailla...
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