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Three UCSD scholars elected to prestigious National Academy of Sciences
...nd the Institute of Medicine, is one of only eight scientists
to be elected into all three national academies. Chien is the founding chair of UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering Department of Bioengineering, consistently one of the nation's top ranked. Professor Cox, 49, is a specialist in the areas of legisla...
Health and environmental sciences director named DuPont 'Distinguished Scientist'
...uished Scientist recognition is reserved for those scientists
who have contributed significantly to DuPont's adv...ea. "Bobby is one of the world's most respected scientists
for his expertise on the health and environmental effects of new and existing chemicals," said DuPon...
Autism conference reports advances in early diagnosis, role of immune system and more
BOSTON, Mass. (May 5, 2005) - Some 700 scientists
from around the world who gathered in Boston this ...heir families and communities. "A critical mass of scientists
and the new tools of molecular biology are deepening our understanding of autism at a breathtaking p...
Early failure to pay attention to faces, speech may influence later development in autism
...on Copley Place. The meeting will attract leading scientists
from around the world, who will discuss research on genetic factors, brain research, new treatments and potential environmental factors involved in the development of autism. Dawson, also a UW psychology professor, said her team has begun testing a ...
Scientists report strong evidence of alterations in blood samples of children with autism
...o develop a diagnostic test for autism in infancy, scientists
from the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute presented new...ife. Over the last two decades parents, educators, scientists
and pediatricians have been alarmed by a dramatic and baffling rise in the prevalence of autism, whi...
Children with autism have distinctly different immune system reactions compared to typical children
... for Autism Research (IMFAR) - a meeting of autism scientists
started by Cure Autism Now, the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute and the National Alliance for Autism Research to accelerate knowledge of this increasingly common and perplexing disorder. It is estimated that autism now affects 1 in every 166 children. "U...
Recombinant DNA technology may enable oral, rather than injectable, delivery of protein drugs
... drugs through the GI tract intact, pharmaceutical scientists
have looked at other ways to deliver protein-based drugs-such as via needle-free injections or through inhalation. But, these delivery methods pose their own significant challenges. Ultimately, Shen and colleagues began to reconsider the possibilitie...
Immune system lab model overcomes ethical limits on human hematopoietic stem cells studies
... of the human immune system. This model will allow scientists
to study ways for improving the results of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation without putting patients at risk. Researchers say the model will also be a valuable tool for studying how stem cells give rise to various parts of the immune sys...
Two studies offer clues about how alcoholic behavior is 'switched' on
...understand the biochemical basis of alcohol abuse, scientists
at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven Nati...both now available online. In the first study, the scientists
increased the number of dopamine "D2" receptors in strains of mice with genetically varying levels o...
Gender and sexual orientation influence preference for human body odors
...le in selecting your potential mate. According to scientists
at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, one person's preference for another person's body odor depends in part upon the gender and sexual orientation of both sender and receiver. "Our findings support the contention that gender prefe...
Innovative study finds way to 'bio-synthesize' an anti-cancer compound
...implications for natural-product drug development, scientists
have shown how a microbe that lives inside sea squ...inside the sea squirt Lissoclinum patella. So far, scientists
have not been able to culture the microbe anywhere else. Ground-up extracts of that sea squirt have ...
New research raises questions about buckyballs and the environment
In a challenge to conventional wisdom, scientists
have found that buckyballs dissolve in water and could have a negative impact on soil bacteria. The findings raise new questions about how the nanoparticles might behave in the environment and how they should be regulated, according to a report sched...
NIAID awards first $27 million using new bioshield authorities
...s and actions, with types A, B and E considered by scientists
to be the most serious threats to public health N...enable NIAID to streamline the hiring of qualified scientists
to carry out the national medical countermeasure research and development program. For more informat...
Breast CT reaches clinical testing: May improve on mammography
...ve reached clinical testing. "A number of talented scientists
around the country are working on the development of this new tool, and this friendly competition keeps us all working that much harder to produce results," Boone said. For now, women should continue to get mammograms as recommended by their physicia...
Younger is better when implanting cochlear implants, IU study finds
...hey receive the implants, according to research by scientists
at Indiana University School of Medicine. However, it's not clear whether implanting children before they turn age one is worth the potential risks associated with such early surgeries, the researchers said. The work will be presented next week at a ...
Leprosy genome tells story of human migrations, French researchers report in Science
...ntinents by human migrations. The research, led by scientists
at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, appears in the 13 May issue of the journal Science , published by AAAS, the nonprofit science society. The findings indicate that the world's existing leprosy infections are all caused by a single bacterial clone ...
Active vaccine prevents mice from developing prion disease
NEW YORK, May 12 -- NYU School of Medicine scientists
have created the first active vaccine that can sig...5 days, and all were dead by 300 days. The NYU scientists
are in the process of redesigning the vaccine for deer and cattle. After choosing the appropriate ba...
Can rice bran oil melt away cholesterol?
...expensive and they come with side effects. So far, scientists
have not found any adverse effects of tocotrienols, says Minhajuddin, a research associate in the Department of Pediatrics. Minhajuddin, who is from India, also has preliminary, unpublished data from a study he conducted in that country, showin...
Melbourne trailblazer scoops medical research award
...rch. The annually awarded Medal honours Victorian scientists
and health care professionals who make an outstanding contribution to research in the areas of palliative care or progressive neurological diseases. In addition to the Medal, Professor Mendelsohn was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in ...
Mayo Clinic researchers use pharmacogenetic test prior to chemotherapy to reduce toxic side effects
...ed in the metabolism of irinotecan. The test gives scientists
advance knowledge of the individual risk for toxicity from irinotecan. As a result, scientists
are able to tailor this chemotherapy regimen to the individual, thus reducing toxicity. This kind of...
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