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Young scientists awarded for achievements in cancer research
...nited States after World War II to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry
from the University of Notre Dame. He went on to hold a full professorship at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he was a member of the faculty until his retirement in 1995 and still holds emeritus status. He has been a member of the ...
Higher education representatives advise chemistry faculty candidates on how to apply for positions
... would-be faculty members on how best to apply for chemistry
jobs in higher education based on advice from a pa...The goal of AEI is to broaden the process by which chemistry
faculty members are hired to include more women, minorities and more candidates from lesser known un...
Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive
...ongly to rocks," said Li, who is an expert in wood chemistry
and adhesives in the OSU Department of Wood Scienc...orce." Li decided to look much more closely at the chemistry
of the mussels' byssus, which are small threads that attach them to rocks and other surfaces. The by...
Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage
...r mother or teacher suggested, but a combinatorial chemistry
library of many different protein sequences that some day might help her and her colleagues develop a successful timed drug delivery system. Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Washington Universit...
Technique may speed drug production, reduce costs and waste
...s and toxic by-products. The reaction, designed by chemistry
Professor Mark Lautens and graduate student Eric Fang, simplifies the creation of the basic molecular framework found in many natural products and popular pharmaceuticals like some cholesterol-lowering drugs. Until now, synthesizing this framework - ...
K-State professor takes chemistry to another world
...an expert in microfluidics, a branch of analytical chemistry
that is focused on miniaturizing chemical analysis instrumentation. To demonstrate the capability of microfluidics, Culbertson uses a variety of devices for performing complex chemical analyses. "Essentially, a microfluidic device is just a small pie...
Innovative study finds way to 'bio-synthesize' an anti-cancer compound
.... Schmidt, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicinal chemistry
at the University of Utah's College of Pharmacy. "...onstrates how genomics can assist natural products chemistry
and work towards sustainable production of important marine drug candidates from microbes. This proc...
Mayo Clinic researchers report on effectiveness of treatments for hot flashes
...pear to be triggered by changes in a woman's brain chemistry
that result from decreased estrogen levels as she approaches menopause. There are other non-estrogenic treatments for hot flashes that researchers have identified that do work. Women and their physicians should talk about what treatment options are a...
Lighting of the future among topics at BGSU Emerging Technology Forum
...ss, a consultant and retired director of materials chemistry
for Lucent, will discuss "New Worlds for Polymers: Organic Transistors, Light Emitting Diodes, and Optical Waveguides" at 9:30 a.m. OLEDs will then be Dr. Bipin Shah's topic during a session beginning at 2:20 p.m. In part because it costs less and la...
As morphine turns 200, drug that blocks its side effects reveals new secrets
...he constitution of opium, and that I have enriched chemistry
with a new acid (meconic) and with a new alkaline ... plant alkaloid. It sparked the study of alkaloid chemistry
and hastened the emergence of the modern pharmaceutical industry. Other researchers soon began to ...
Hebrew University researcher develops compounds to control bacteria
... Nazareth and obtained his undergraduate degree in chemistry
at the Hebrew University and his M.Sc. in pharmacy with honor from the Hebrew University School of Pharmacy. He is currently completing his Ph.D. studies at the School of Pharmacy and the Institute of Dental Sciences at the university under the super...
Researchers demonstrate use of gold nanoparticles for cancer detection
...PhD, director of the Laser Dynamics Laboratory and chemistry
professor at Georgia Tech. "Gold nanoparticles are very good at scattering and absorbing light," said Mostafa. "We wanted to see if we could harness that scattering property in a living cell to make cancer detection easier. So far, the results are ex...
High school start times deprive teens of sleep, affect academic performance
...professor of molecular pharmacology and biological chemistry
and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Feinberg; and Phyllis C. Zee, M.D., professor of neurology, Feinberg. The study assessed the impact of sleep loss after the start of school on cognitive performance and mood and examined the relationship o...
UIC developing drug for SARS
...his information will help Arun Ghosh, professor of chemistry
at UIC, build protease inhibitors, like the prototype he assembled earlier, through what is called structure-based drug design. He will create computer images of each enzyme coupled with compounds anticipated to obstruct the pockets, revealing whethe...
Obese women with breast cancer may be undertreated
...nd information in the article. Differences in body chemistry
in overweight and obese women, including differences in estrogen and insulin levels, may account for their poorer prognosis, but, the authors suggest, there is evidence that inadequate doses of adjuvant chemotherapy may also contribute to the differe...
Drinking for just eight weeks impairs learning and memory in mice
...d, The Alumni Professor of biological and physical chemistry
at the University of Kentucky. "Chronic drinking may lead to permanent cognitive deficits." Butterfield, also director of the Center of Membrane Studies, said these findings are especially troubling for college students who may engage in binge drin...
Pitt receives $9 million to develop research tools that may aid drug discovery
...co-principal investigator, will lead the synthetic chemistry
core. The focus of that core will be to further improve and refine compounds designated as being the most promising to better target the specific errors that occur on the smallest of scales yet have profound effects on the development of disease. Mar...
Only transplant center that developed comprehensive protocol for liver transplants in kids with MSUD
...eam of experts in genetics, pharmacology, biology, chemistry
and other areas at Children's, worked in conjunction with metabolic experts from the Clinic for Special Children. D. Holmes Morton, MD, and Kevin A. Strauss, MD, of the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Pa., collaborated with Children's phys...
'X-factor' causes Scots to have higher heart disease rates, say scientists
...conomic circumstances, health behaviours and blood chemistry
,including cholesterol levels, the average Scot is...heir employment status, to their lifestyle, to the chemistry
of their blood and their mental health. It was also an important study because it used data from men...
A giant step toward tiny functional nanowires
...am of Northwestern University scientists turned to chemistry
and developed a new method that can routinely and cheaply produce nanowires with gaps as small as five nanometers wide -- a feat that is unattainable using conventional lithographic techniques. The results will be published in the July 1 issue of the...
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