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Entomological Society of America names new Fellows for 2008

... research has been transdisciplinary in approach, directed to investigations of the activities and impacts ... management. The focus of KEL research has been directed to landscape-scale problems that require ... and the European corn borer. He initiated and directed research on the effect of transgenic crops and ...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 2009

... optical microscopy. This research is funded by the Laboratory directed Research and Development program. [Contact: Ron Walli, (865) 576-0226; ... Patents are pending. This research has been funded by ORNL's Laboratory directed Research and Development and maturation programs, and the UT Research ...

Focus on the formation of bones, teeth and shells

... The TU/e researchers demonstrated a second role for the organic layer: it directed quite precisely the direction in which the mineral could grow into a ... bones, teeth and shells. The formation of the mineral is quite precisely directed here by specialised organic biomolecules, such as sugars and proteins. ...

World premiere in stem cell research in Montreal

... of blood stem cells obtained from bone marrow. The multidisciplinary team, directed by Dr. Guy Sauvageau, thus took a giant step towards the development of a ... showing that bone marrow stem cells can prevent the rejection typically directed against solid organs," Dr. Sauvageau said. Rejection occurs because ...

Mayo Clinic researchers discover and manipulate molecular interplay that moves cancer cells

... found that movement was blocked. PKD1 is therefore a negative regulator of directed cell migration, and if PKD1 is not expressed in tumor cells, slingshot ... have identified PKD1 as key regulator in processes regulating actin-based directed tumor cell movement, we can begin to think about designing treatments to ...

Einstein researchers develop a new way to study how breast cancer spreads

... that breast cancer cells closer to blood vessels were more aggressive and directed in their invasiveness than cancer cells farther from blood vessels. The ... suggests that many cancer therapies currently in development, which are directed at cutting off blood supply to tumors, may be on the right track. The ...

A double-barreled immune cell approach for neuroblastoma

... Previous attempted to use T-lymphocytes with an artificial receptor directed to tumor cells proved disappointing because they disappeared from the body ... stimulated by the virus into the 11 patients, they found that the cancer directed cells stimulated by the Epstein-Barr virus lasted as long as 18 months and ...

Bee swarms follow high-speed 'streaker' bees to find a new nest

... if the swarm was following high-velocity streakers or being unobtrusively directed by guides. Passino and Seeley decided to film swarming bees with high-definition movie cameras to find out how they were directed to their final destination. But filming diffuse swarms spread along a ...

Scientists identify a molecule that coordinates the movement of cells

... focal adhesion dynamics within the cell, ACF7 becomes an orchestrator of directed cellular movement." In particular, Wu and Fuchs, who is also a Howard ... ACF7, microtubules were no longer guided toward the focal adhesions in a directed manner. They also noticed that cellular movement slowed, suggesting that ...

Male fish deceive rivals about their top mate choice

... but they couldn't interfere. In the first experiments, males more often directed their initial advances toward the larger of the two females, they found. ... females suddenly slumped and, when it did make a move, it was initially directed toward the punier, apparently less-preferred female. The researchers ...

MBL awards journalism fellowships

... Science Journalism Program. The Biomedical Hands-On Laboratory course is directed by Dr. Kerry Bloom of the University of North Carolina and the Polar Hands-On Laboratory course is directed by Dr. Christopher Neill, of the MBL's Ecosystems Center. ...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 2008

... The research is funded by the U.S. Navy and ORNL's Laboratory directed Research and Development program. [Contact: Ron Walli, (865) 576-0226; ... devices and radiation detectors. Funding was provided by the Laboratory directed Research and Development program. [Contact: Ron Walli, (865) 576-0226; ...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2008

... like the quantum computer. This work is funded through the Laboratory directed Research and Development program. [Contact: Ron Walli, (865) 576-0226; ... why they form and when," Smith said. The work is funded by Laboratory directed Research and Development. [Contact: Bill Cabage, (865) 574-4399; ...

La Jolla Institute discovers novel tumor suppressor

... Kawakami, M.D., Ph.D., who led the research team. The study, conducted in animal models, could eventually lead to the development of new therapies directed towards controlling this newly discovered cellular mechanism. Tony Hunter, Ph.D., director of the Salk Institute Cancer Center and a professor ...

Disease threat may change how frogs mate

... a number of vertebrates, including humans, may use it to choose prospective mates, and improve their immunity to diseases. 'The situation requires directed behavioural research', says Dr Teacher. This discovery could re-shape the way we look at disease management in animals. If such behavioural effects ...

Spallation Neutron Source sees first target replacement

... In the meantime, neutron scientists have been reveling in the beam intensities the SNS is already providing," said ORNL Director Thom Mason, who directed the SNS before becoming laboratory director. The mercury target is the first of its kind. A proton beam generated by the SNS's linear accelerator ...

Technology improves salmon passage at hydropower dams

... can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmJfFrFGmVw . Hydro model helps fish avoid becoming dinner Migrating salmon will soon be directed away from predatory fish near The Dalles Dam, thanks in part to a detailed 3-D computational fluid dynamic model created by researchers at PNNL and ...

New windows opened on cell-to-cell interactions

... paints, many food stuffs, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Compared to atoms and molecules colloids are big, and creating artificial colloids with directed properties is a goal in many technologies, especially optics at nanoscales. Before applying the biomembrane, the identical negatively charged ...

Skin-like tissue developed from human embryonic stem cells

... the oral cavity," said Garlick. Using a combination of chemical nutrients and specialized surfaces for cell attachment, an hES cell line (H9) was directed to form two distinct specialized cell populations. The first population forms the surface layer (ectodermal, the precursor to epithelial tissue), ...

University of Miami receives stimulus funds for study of hurricane impacts on structures, ecosystems

... College of Engineering and director of NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Repair of Buildings, Bridges and Composites. "Research directed at the development of stronger and safer structures and communities is critical for the present and future well-being of society." The Marine ...

Chasing tiny vehicles

... them to where their cargo is needed. Magnetic particles have already been tried in cancer therapies: They have been administered by infusion and then directed via magnetic fields to a tumor whose cells they should invade directly. But until now, is has been impossible to observe nanoparticles along their ...

'Invisibility cloak' could protect against earthquakes

... which does most of the work and these move about a lot bending up and down when they are hit by a wave at their frequency. "The waves are then directed outside the cloak where they return to their previous size. The cloak does not reflect waves they continue to travel behind it with the same ...

Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available

... of Interventional Radiology has assembled a major electronic collection of professional articles about uterine artery embolization, a treatment directed toward a number of conditions involving the uterusmost often adverse health effects that may occur due to the presence of uterine fibroids. The ...

$29.4 million grant establishes CTSI at NYU in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation

... at the School of Medicine and throughout NYU: excellence in research, in clinical practice, in education, and in leadership." The CTSI will be directed by Bruce N. Cronstein, MD, the Dr. Paul R. Esserman Professor of Medicine, professor of pathology and pharmacology, NYU School of Medicine, and ...

Chemicals in common consumer products may play a role in pre-term births

... from the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed data from a larger study directed by Hu, which follows a cohort of Mexican women recruited during pre-natal visits at one of four clinics of the Mexican Institute of Social Security ...

New method separates cancer cells from normal cells

... chemical compounds onto a substrate. The cells stayed out of the repellant areas and localized onto the "ratchet" channels, which then directed the cells' movements. Grzybowski and his colleagues took this knowledge one critical step farther: they designed channels that successfully moved ...

Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics

... subtle phenomena can be studied by allowing waves to interfere with each other. In an interferometer, light waves travel by two different paths, directed from place to place by strategically places mirrors, and converge at a detector, where they produce a striped interference pattern. The pattern can ...

Gene therapy could expand stem cells' promise

... one of the biggest potential problems with stem cell therapy is the development of tumors. But there are other problems as well. Stem cells directed to become beating heart cells might mistakenly end up in the brain. Or insulin-producing beta cells which can't stop means the body can no longer ...

Study finds genetic links to age of first menstrual period and menopause

... two cohorts working together. Future collaborations will hopefully continue to leverage the combined power of the two cohorts for association studies directed at other clinical characteristics." The NHS was begun in 1976 to investigate the potential long term consequences of the use of oral ...

3-D kidney atlas created for researchers and physicians

... the primary aim of the Kidney Atlas is to map genes that play a key role in renal diseases, it also contains other data, for example on anatomy. directed towards both basic researchers and clinicians, the Kidney Atlas also contains information for the general public. The Atlas is based upon ...

'Beating' heart machine expedites research and development of new surgical tools, techniques

... any functional problems with new technological tools. "There will still be a need for testing in live animal models," says Dr. Greg Buckner, who directed the project, "but this system creates an intermediate stage of testing that did not exist before. It allows researchers to do 'proof of concept' ...

Songs raise awareness about aquatic invasive species

... Shaw, assistant professor of life sciences communication at UW-Madison and environmental communication specialist for UW-Extension. Shaw, who directed the project, recruited a group of award-winning Wisconsin songwriters to focus on preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species, which are ...

Alzheimer's, asthma, cancer, malaria and TB focus of new Singapore grants

... eczema. Optimizing the potency of a genetic vaccine against the dust mite will be the focus of her second grant, while the third project will be directed at creating a modified or "recombinant" protein to foster immunity against Blo t 5. "Immunotherapy remains the only truly disease-modifying ...

UTSA, Health Science Center collaborate with Merck & Co. to develop chlamydia vaccine

... bacterial clearance, and importantly, preserve female reproductive function. Scientists from Merck and UT will collaborate closely in research directed toward development of an effective chlamydia vaccine. The Merck license is the first revenue-producing license for any technology developed at ...

Gladstone scientists identify key factors in heart cell creation

... These observations prompted us to look at Baf60c in heart differentiation." The effect was dramatic. Addition of the three factors directed differentiation of mouse mesoderm, which normally has the potential to make bone, blood, muscle, heart, and other tissues, specifically into cardiac ...

Male flower parts responsible for potent grapevine perfume: UBC research

... a surprise in fundamental plant biology," says Joerg Bohlmann, a Distinguished University Scholar and professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories who directed the study. "This discovery gives us strong clues to the origin and evolution of fragrant flowers." Details of the study are published in this ...

Male flower parts responsible for potent grapevine perfume: UBC research

... a surprise in fundamental plant biology," says Joerg Bohlmann, a Distinguished University Scholar and professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories who directed the study. "This discovery gives us strong clues to the origin and evolution of fragrant flowers." Details of the study are published in this ...

Orientation of antenna protein in photosynthetic bacteria described

... in the Blankenship lab, while the mass spectrometry analysis was done in the Washington University NIH Mass Spectrometry Resource Facility that is directed by Gross. The trimeric protein the taco shell protein has a symmetry axis down the middle. The protein lays on the membrane with the symmetry ...

AIUM presents 2009 Distinguished Sonographer award

... 1994 and was a semifinalist in AuntMinnie.com's national competition for Most Effective Radiologic Technology Educator in 2001. She has developed and directed a Web-based degree completion program and developed and taught Web-based courses in health care administration, correlative imaging, and research and ...

April 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... or GSA TODAY in articles published. Contact Christa Stratton for additional information or assistance. Non-media requests for articles may be directed to GSA Sales and Service, gsaservice@geosociety.org . Hermit arthropods 500 million years ago? James W. Hagadorn and Adolf Seilacher, ...
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