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Human genomics in China

... Meanwhile, influenced by the center, an array of "omics" and systems biomedicine research centers were gradually set up in the Zhangjiang HiTech Park of ... the formation and transformation of intellectual property based on the biomedicine research achievements. As a matter of fact, within the past ten years, ...

Professor Sir Martin Evans wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

... purposes. His discoveries are now being applied in virtually all areas of biomedicine from basic research to the development of new therapies. The work has ... was listed in the worlds top 100, and the top ten in the UK, for biomedicine in last years Times Higher Educational Supplement World University ...

Protecting cells from their neighbors

... will be responsible for forming the body organs and tissues -, and that comprise the somatic cell line. Scientists at the Institute for Research in biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), headed by Jordi Casanova, research professor at CSIC, have identified the mechanism that protects somatic cells against the ...

Playing it safe

... This release is available in German . Kinarm Ko and Hans Schler's team at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular biomedicine in Mnster have succeeded for the first time in culturing a clearly defined cell type from the testis of adult mice and converting these cells into ...

The first DFG research centers to be funded for another four years

... "Nano-Electronics" and "Molecular Nanostructures" are, above all, "flagship projects for research". The Rudolf Virchow Center for Experimental biomedicine in Wrzburg has also developed outstandingly over the past four years and, with its research of key proteins and its numerous studies on the ...

Learning how the pieces responsible for interpreting the human genome work

... the DNA proteins are the "chefs" that cook it", describes Herbert Auer, manager of the Functional Genomics Facility at the Institute for Research in biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and co-organizer, together with Erich Grotewold, at the Ohio State University, of the Barcelona Biomed Conference, "The DNA ....

Cold and brown fat raise the prospect of a new method of treating obesity

... Sven Enerbck, Professor at the Institute of biomedicine at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, is one of the scientists who published their results in The New England Journal of ...

Global alliance of leading technological universities to address global societal issues

... of technological solutions based on top class research in science and technology. "Grand Challenges" identified by the Alliance include biomedicine and health care, sustainability and global environmental change, security of energy, water and food supplies, security, and changing demographics/ ...

MIT student develops new innovations to selectively kill cancer cells

... to aid in research endeavors worldwide by supplying a repertoire of gold nanoparticles for a broad spectrum of commercial applications, ranging from biomedicine to energy. Resonance Therapeutics was founded to bring nano-rods towards clinical applications and to develop technologies that amplify the ...

Nanoparticle toxicity doesn't get wacky at the smallest sizes

... CHICAGO -- The smallest nano-sized silica particles used in biomedicine and engineering likely won't cause unexpected biological responses due to their size, according to work presented today. The result should allay ...

IRB Barcelona to coordinate two European projects on biomedicine

... The Institute for Research in biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) has been chosen by the European Commission (EC) to coordinate two European health research projects, as part of the second call of ...

Massague honored with inaugural AACR Distinguished Leadership Award in Breast Cancer Research

... serves as Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; professor, Weill-Cornell Graduate School; adjunct director, Institute for Research in biomedicine of Barcelona; and Alfred P. Sloan Chair, Cancer Biology and Genetics Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Massagu will give an award ...

Researchers at IRB Barcelona produce more data on key genes in diabetes

... use to perform several functions. A study performed by the researcher Marc Liesa, a member of Antoni Zorzano's lab at the Institute for Research in biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), describes a new control pathway of a gene responsible for mitochrondrial fusion, a process that contributes to the correct function ...

Scripps research scientists identify compounds for stem-cell production from adult cells

... Professor in the Department of Chemistry, who led the study with colleagues from Scripps Research and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular biomedicine in Germany. "In this case, we replaced the Sox2 gene, which had previously always been regarded as absolutely essential for the reprogramming ....

New book includes advances in the science and practice of transfusion and transplantation

... COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (Oct. 28, 2008) Transfusion science, a discipline of biomedicine concerned with preventing the transmission of diseases associated with blood transfusion and tissue transplantation, has made significant progress in ...

Design of a compound that stabilizes the main natural suppressor of tumors

... This press release is available in Spanish . An interdisciplinary team of researchers, headed by Ernest Giralt at the Institute for Research in biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and Javier de Mendoza at the "Institut Catal d'Investigaci Qumica" (ICIQ, Tarragona), have discovered a substance with the capacity ...

SAGE-Hindawi launch Journal of Dental Biomechanics

... of applications covering the vast majority of routine dental practices. It will also cover a significant field of research within engineering and biomedicine in general. "A number of recent developments in material science, engineering, imaging and computer science have relevant implications for dental ...

N.Y. research team discovers how antidepressants and cocaine interact with brain cell targets

... author Dr. Harel Weinstein, Chairman and Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, and director of the Institute for Computational biomedicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. "This research may also open the door to the development of new therapies for dopamine-neurotransmitter disorders ...

Discovery of a mechanism that regulates cell movement

... A study performed by researchers at the Institute for Research in biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), in collaboration with researchers at the Instituto de Biologa Molecular of the CSIC, reveal a mechanism that controls the movement ...

Scientists reveal the key mechanisms for affinity between transient binding proteins

... the fact that these relations are of short duration and there are few crystallized peptide structures. Researchers at the Institute for Research in biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) have performed the first computational analysis of transient interactions between proteins in order to reveal what determines their ...

Manchester clears first hurdle in €170 million biobank building boom

... into health benefits." Advances in robotics, miniaturisation and imaging are allowing detailed molecular analysis of biological samples. For biomedicine this means that samples from very large numbers of patients and healthy individuals need to be studied to discover, for example, the genes that ...

A study reveals how cells communicate to activate the cell division machinery

... This release is available in Spanish . A study performed by researchers at the Institute for Research in biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) on the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, unveils how distinct signaling pathways operate between neighboring cells in order to ...

Lensless camera uses X-rays to view nanoscale materials and biological specimens

... of how materials behave electrically, magnetically and under thermal and mechanical stress. Application of this capability to biology and biomedicine could contribute to our understanding of disease and its eradication, healing after injury, cancer and cell death. X-rays are ideally suited for ...

Researchers uncover key trigger for potent cancer-fighting marine product

... in treating human diseases. A research team led by Bradley Moore, a professor with UCSDs Scripps Oceanography Center for Marine Biotechnology and biomedicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and postdoctoral researcher Alessandra Eustquio, along with their colleagues at the Salk ...

Luxembourg joins EMBL

... Higher Education and Research. Luxembourg's activities in the molecular life sciences range from basic research in genetics, molecular biology and biomedicine to more applied areas such as cancer research and the development of health technologies. Since the foundation of its University in 2003, Luxembourg ...

Hemoglobin uncovered

... of the Barcelona Supecomputing Center (BSC) and group leader of the Joint Computational Biology Programme between the Institute for Research in biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the BSC, has allowed the definition at atomic level of the mechanism that regulates the exchange of lung oxygen to hemoglobin and ...

Scripps scientists discover fluorescence in key marine creature

... Fluorescent proteins found in nature have been employed in a variety of scientific research purposes, from markers for tracing molecules in biomedicine to probes for testing environmental quality. Until now, such proteins have been identified mostly in jellyfish and corals, leading to the belief that ...

US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marines, US Department of Defense conference held at UH

... the UH College of Technologys Senior Project Lab, the UH Graduate College of Social Works Virtual Reality Clinical Research Center, the Computational biomedicine Lab and Computational Physiology Lab from the UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, UHs Cullen College of Engineering, the Texas Center for ...

From GM farm animals to embryonic stem cell research

... the whole field - covering areas as diverse as plant genetics and issues around GM foods, embryonic stem cell research, health applications through biomedicine and gene therapy, and even creating new forms of life. This landmark event marking the Networks transition to a new five-year phase of funding, ...

The accumulation of sugar in neurons may explain the origin of several neurodegenerative diseases

... Nature Neuroscience, this finding has been made by a team of Spanish researchers led by Joan J. Guinovart, director of the Institute for Research in biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and senior professor at the University of Barcelona (UB), and Santiago Rodrguez de Crdoba, research professor at the Centro Superior ...

Researchers develop simple method to create natural drug products

... This study may signal the start of a new era in how drugs are synthesized, said Moore, a professor in the Center for Marine Biotechnology and biomedicine at Scripps. Assembling all the enzymes together in a single reaction vessel is a different way to make a complex molecule. While much more work is ...

Avian influenza survivors' antibodies effective at neutralising H5N1 strain

... Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the Institute for Research in biomedicine in Bellinzona, Switzerland and the National Institute of Allergy and ... of Professor Antonio Lanzavecchia at the Institute for Research in biomedicine in Switzerland. The researchers used a new technique that allows them to ...

Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative funds Yale project

... Initiative. Flavell will collaborate with the Institute for Research in biomedicine in Switzerland and with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown, New York. ... of the mouse. A new technology developed at the Institute for Research in biomedicine introduces cells from human umbilical cord blood into mice to establish a ...

Fighting to keep Darwin in the classroom

... natural selection. We aim to make a big difference in evolutionary education." Amelia McNamara, Vice President, Publishing, Life Sciences and biomedicine at Springer, said, "Springer stands behind evolutionary theory as a fundamental component of modern science education, especially now since the ...

A valuable fly for research into disease

... 5-7, will focus on the use and exploitation of Drosophila as a tool to study human diseases. The event is organized by the Institute for Research in biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and ICREA (Institución Catalana de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados), on the initiative of Cayetano González and Marco Milán, ICREA ...

Genetic 'roadmap' charts links between drugs and human disease

... difficult to find in part because drugs and diseases are characterized in completely different scientific languages." A key challenge in biomedicine is to connect each human disease with drugs that effectively treat it and to understand the molecular basis for such drugs' effects. To solve this ...

Major initiative proposed to address amphibian crisis

... and in turn serve as part of the food supply for birds, fish and other animals. The demise of entire species also eliminates their possible use in biomedicine and biotechnology. One of the leading problems is a fungus that causes an infectious disease called chytridiomycosis, the researchers said in ...

Harnessing genomic research

... Genomics Programme has been effective collaboration between industry and academia aimed at accelerating the application of knowledge of genomics in biomedicine and healthcare. The programme funded 21 projects covering diverse research areas. Highlights from the programme include: Nerve tissue ...

Plant gene related to cancer treatment may foster new oncology drugs

... walls. In humans, related proteins rid cells of toxins such as cancer drugs. "The findings of these two studies have important implications for biomedicine because we now can identify the parts of these proteins that determine whether cells take up or throw off different molecules, such as cancer drugs," ...
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