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NIH Honors Emory Researcher With Merit Award For Work On Renin-Angiotensin System

...lar function. In 1989 they became one of the first laboratories inthe world to isolate and clone the gene for the angiotensin converting enzyme(ACE), which controls the production of angiotensin II-the link between thekidneys and blood pressure control (Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1989). When blood p...

Area of Research Outlined For Promising New Cancer Drugs

...are needed. Research now under way in Castellino's laboratories will attempt to address someof these issues. Castellino, whose laboratory is without question one of the top handfulstudying blood clotting mechanisms, is Kleiderer-Pezold professor ofbiochemistry, dean of Notre Dame's College of Science, and...

Radically New Type Of Surgery Tested On First Patient

...for more than adecade at universities and national laboratories throughout the United States. ASt. Louis-based company called Stereotaxis Inc. is spearheading its commercialdevelopment. "We expect the system to have a wide range of applications because it puts threecomponents - visualization, localization and nav...

Possible Mechanism For Estrogen Memory Enhancement Found

...as beenintensively studied in hundreds of research laboratories around the world. Thephenomenon is a long-lasting increase in neuronal responses in the hippocampus,a major structure in the forebrain of all mammals. It is thought to be amechanism of memory shortage in the brain. Thompson believes that learning mor...

Baby Talk: Parents Do Make A Difference, By Promoting Childhood Chatter, From Birth To Age 3

...essionals in mind, thanks to "the many children in laboratories worldwide,who show us how they transform bits of information into magical moments calledlanguage," Hirsh-Pasek says. Tips for deaf parents and those with hearing-impaired children are included inthe book, along with reassurances for anyone concerned ...

'Energy Density' -- Not Fat -- Is Key To Feeling Full While Managing Weight

...eakfast, lunch and dinnerin Penn State's nutrition laboratories four days a week for five weeks. Thestudy included both lean and obese individuals between 18 and 45 years of age.While the obese individuals ate more overall than the lean ones, each of thewomen tended to eat the same amount of food every day even t...

Oxygen reduces effects of retinal detachment

...two articles represent a collaboration between the laboratories ofJonathan Stone, D.Sc., at the NSW Retinal Dystrophy Research Center, Departmentof Anatomy and Histology, University of Sydney, and Steven Fisher, Ph.D., at theNeuroscience Research Institute of the Department of Molecular, Cellular andDevelopmental...

NYU researcher unveils the scientist in painter Chuck Close

...that scientific research today can only be done in laboratories with complex equipment. But the essence of scienceis careful observation of the world around us. And in this sense, the bestscience and the best art share a common methodology." Each of 5 observers was asked to do a "nose test" on 33 Close paintings ...

Milestone study in development of xenotransplantation

... Samples from thepatients were tested in different laboratories and were provided to the UnitedStates Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm the findings. The study showed that there is no evidence of PERV infection in 160 patients,including 36 patie...

HIV's deep pocket may reveal vulnerability

...er.htm">Stuart Schreiber ,and members of their laboratories at Harvard University, describe the creationof a library of more than 61,000 chemical compounds that could potentially fitinto a deep pocket within the gp41 structure. Harrison and his colleaguesscreened each of the compounds and identified several t...

Indiana University Cancer Center receives National Cancer Institute designation

...nly threeNCI-designated viral vector manufacturing laboratories in the country, providingvectors to research scientists throughout the world engaged in the developmentof gene therapy for cancer patients. In addition, they have conducted extensiveresearch on the behavior of people facing cancer diagnosis and treat...

Despite the best available anti-aids drugs, Jefferson scientists detect active HIV in the bloodstream

...the era of HAART, a lot of the new technologies in laboratories need to be more generalized because now in many cases you're dealing with low levels of virus." The researchers looked at people taking HAART, a combination therapy of protease and reverse transcriptase inhibitors, and had no detectable virus in the...

Selected science students to perform simulated brain surgery at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute

...sity in Cleveland, where he wandered into research laboratories to watch scientists work. At age 17, his first research paper was published and he won the Westinghouse Science Award. Students who attend Brainworks will be able to have their pictures taken with Dr. Black, meet surgeons, pathologists, researchers, ...

Northwestern chemist develops nanoplotter with parallel writing capabilities

...(an atomic force microscope) that is common in the laboratories of companies and universities, and it works under normal atmospheric conditions as opposed to a billion-dollar semiconductor fab line. "Ideally, we want to have total control over the chemical composition, or architecture, of the nanostructures we ...

Vitamin D shows promise as cancer prevention drug

...es to potential health risks, says Posner. Other laboratories are also developing cancer-preventive drugs, but none has yet made it to the market, he says. Celecoxib, a drug approved for the treatment of arthritis, is now being evaluated by the NIH for the prevention of colon cancer. Oltipraz, developed to trea...

UIC chemists synthesize potent anticancer compound

...ly unrelated to Taxol, has been studied in several laboratories but is hard to come by, amounting to only one-tenth of 1 percent of a sponge's weight. It has also proven very difficult to make in the lab. "The molecule is a most challenging one in its structural complexity," says Arun Ghosh, professor of chemist...

SU scientist receives patent that could revolutionize medical magnetic resonance imaging

...erator Facility in Newport News, Va., and at major laboratories in France and Japan are duplicating Honig's technique to create targets for other experiments in nuclear physics. Honig is a pioneer in the spin-polarization field, having published his first paper on HD frozen spin systems some 30 years ago, be...

UCSD and Japanese researchers identify new gene involved in development and function of central nervous system

... of lissencephaly. Subsequent research by several laboratories has shown that this gene is essential for the regu...ned. In their Neuron paper, researchers from the laboratories of Wynshaw-Boris and Hirotsune establish that the LIS1/NUDEL complex binds with dynein motor-molecul...

"Dutch Nobel Prize" for three researchers

...fessor Van Dishoeck has worked at leading research laboratories such as those at Harvard and Caltech and she is part of a close international network. She is able to inspire young researchers and attract highly-qualified postdocs to Leiden. Professor Van Dishoek herself is now the focal point of a definite scho...

Not all allergy tests are created equal, study suggests

... laboratories. Each of the six laboratories used one of three common blood...dy might be attributed to some laboratories using poor testing procedures and inadequate tests," she said. "It also reinforc...

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