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Protein handlers should be effective treatment target for cancer and Alzheimer's

... 12 months to support studies of proteins and the molecular chaperones that manage them from cradle to grave. Understanding the exact role molecular chaperones play in cancer and Alzheimer's should ... says Dr. Mivechi, director of the MCG Center for molecular Chaperone Biology/Radiobiology and Cancer ...

Stunting plants' skyward reach could lead to improved yields

... An assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology with the Plant Research Laboratory at ... explained, making it hard to nail down at the molecular level exactly what causes a specific effect in a ... chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and molecular Biology. "This is a very significant grant from ...

SRI announces selection by the National Cancer Institute as a Chemical Biology Consortium center

... new cancer therapeutics active against novel molecular and genetic cancer targets. Based on its track ... the discovery of compounds active against novel molecular and genetic cancer targets. Sambucetti will ... drug discovery. These tools employ novel molecular descriptors that are derived from active ...

The right messenger for a healthy immune response

... Researchers from the molecular Immunology group at the Helmholtz Centre for ... immune system," says Siegfried Wei, leader of the molecular Immunology group at the HZI. His research ... is doing in immune cells. She found a molecular factor that is pivotal in producing the ...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

... brains biochemical circuitry and breakthroughs in molecular genetics have significantly enhanced the ... involved in mental disorders. Breakthroughs in molecular genetics shed light on hereditary diseases, i.e. ... to researchers in brain imaging, genetics, molecular biology, chronobiology, neuroimmunology or ...

2 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists receive Presidential Early Career Award

... in Mumbai. He completed his doctoral work in molecular evolutionary biology at the University of ... her work focuses on integrating genetic and molecular methods to better understand the role selenium, ... one aspect of Peters' research. Incorporating molecular and genetic approaches, she also studies vitamin ...

Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

... "There has been very little understanding of the molecular basis of this syndrome, but because of the ... dioxide occurs. To better understand the molecular mechanisms of disease exacerbation or, as Dr. ... of novel therapeutics that will target the molecular pathways identified by our basic science ...

Axel Ullrich named winner of 2009 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

... Ullrich, Ph.D., director of the Department of molecular Biology at the Max Planck Institute of ... was chosen for his pioneering work in applying molecular biology and molecular cloning to the discovery of protein therapeutics ...

New trigger for chronic inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis discovered

... the body, the body responds by turning on a molecular switch to set the immune system into action and ... molecule called tenascin-C can trigger the same molecular switch and also activate the immune system. High ... inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis. The molecular switch is called TLR4, and is found on the ...

Computers aid in cracking deception in plants

... uncover biological forms of deception, known as molecular mimicry. "Molecular mimicry is a biological ... apply his computational research to the study of molecular mimicry in an important plant pathogen, the ... from which the nematode feeds. Scientists think molecular mimicry may be involved in this host-pathogen ...

Humans related to orangutans, not chimps, says new Pitt, Buffalo Museum of Science study

... seriously, and if it reopens the debate between molecular biologists and morphologists, so much the ... and orangutans have long been overshadowed by molecular analyses that link humans to chimpanzees, but that those molecular comparisons are often flawed: There is no theory ...

Nanocrystals reveal activity within cells

... Berkeley Lab's nanoscience research center, the molecular Foundry. "These single-molecule probes will allow ... we add drugs or other bioactive compounds." molecular Foundry post-doctoral researchers Shiwei Wu and ... might behave in a real biological system, the molecular Foundry team incubated the nanocrystals with ...

Chemical in blood may explain susceptibility to bladder pain

... presence or lack of disease based on the samples' molecular profiles. Infrared spectroscopy identifies the ... cystitis demonstrated nearly identical molecular peaks. "It's a powerful enough technique that ... determined the chemical structures within those molecular profiles, which showed that blood from cats with ...

They are young and need the job: A second chance for dangerous T-cells

... to reeducation. "We now intend to study at the molecular level what makes a T-cell accessible for ... for us to understand this 'educability' at a molecular level," Klein said, "because then we might be ... T-cells. We are also trying to decode the molecular switch inside T-cells that controls this ...

GARP makes the difference

... the scientific journal Journal of Cellular and molecular Medicine . The immune system keeps us healthy: ... Research in Braunschweig have identified a molecular factor that plays an essential role in Treg ... inhibit such a reaction: they mainly looked at molecular features that both cell types have the one more, ...

American Society for Microbiology honors Melissa B. Miller

... B. Miller, Ph.D., D(ABMM), director, Clinical molecular Microbiology Laboratory, assistant professor, ... research on the development and application of molecular assays for use in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. She built the molecular infectious disease diagnostic laboratory at UNC ...

Recruitment of reproductive features into other cell types may underlie extended lifespan in animals

... General Hospital (MGH) Department of molecular Biology have found that certain genetic mutations ... somatic cells," says Sean Curran, PhD, of MGH molecular Biology, the study's lead author. "We know that ... that damage other cells and understanding the molecular pathways involved in that stability may someday ...

Singapore scientists elected into National Academy of Sciences

... Copeland, Executive Director of the Institute of molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) of Singapore's A*STAR ... National Cancer Institute (NCI). He headed NCI's molecular genetics of oncogenesis section and was director ... cancer genetics program, while she headed the molecular genetics of development section. Since ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 27, 2009

... of a deadly complication of liver disease molecular Pharmaceutics A technique that "silences," ... study is scheduled for the June 1 issue of ACS' molecular Pharmaceutics , a bi-monthly journal. Cirrhosis ... into the bloodstream to treat disease molecular Pharmaceutics Scientists are reporting a ...

MicroRNAs grease the cell's circadian clockwork

... reveals that an important regulator of this molecular oscillator is a specific microRNA. The latter ... induce gene silencing Ueli Schibler, from the molecular Biology Department of the University of Geneva, ... Schibler's collaborators. Performance of the molecular oscillator The researchers' team has discovered ...

Lombardi scientist brings 'dream team' breast cancer research effort to GUMC

... to therapy or can recur. Understanding the molecular diversity of human breast cancer has been a ... Laboratory, is focused on understanding the molecular subtypes of breast cancer. The Teams' goals include: expanding the underlying molecular understanding of each subtype of breast cancer in ...

'Disordered' amino acids may really be there to provide wiggle room for signaling protein

... which serves as a means of bringing together molecular signals between the outer membrane of a cell and ... allowing the protein to function as a molecular switch, a process that is thought to go wrong in ... Roder says. "Here we show that the weak molecular interactions in a disorganized protein sequence ...

The challenges of avian influenza virus: Mechanism, epidemiology and control

... to SARS infection. Therefore unraveling the molecular pathogenesis mechanism will help save life. ... who has long been involved in the study of molecular pathogenesis of SARS, describes our current understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of H5N1 in human infection and ...

Why the thumb of the right hand is on the left hand side

... the renowned journal Current Biology , a team of molecular biologists led by Pia Aanstad of the University of Innsbruck reports that a variety of molecular mechanisms accounts for the interpretation of the ... group leader Pia Aanstad of the Institute for molecular Biology of the University of Innsbruck. "The ...

Hunt for 'climate-ready' crops accelerates as organizations search seed collections worldwide

... GCP is offering funding for scientists to use molecular mapping technology to identify the "DNA ... variety, one has to go further and also conduct molecular analysis and then the breeding work. This work ... will make use of conventional plant breeding and molecular markers to increase the ability of maize to cope ...

Tumor growth and chemo response may be predicted by mathematical model

... Tumors are complex systems, with changes at the molecular and cellular levels influencing shape and ... that mathematical modeling based on data from the molecular and cellular levels could shed light on tumor ... lab works by defining tumor biologic and molecular properties relating to laboratory and clinical ...

Two new studies on circadian rhythms

... is so affected. A related study, in molecular Cell , tracks a clock protein in action, mapping ... a day. The new work adds clarity to the molecular underpinnings of circadian clocks, the finely ... canonical properties of rhythms that still lack molecular description," said Dunlap. "The one in ...

Association for Molecular Pathology joins ACLU to challenge gene patents

... Washington, DC May 13, 2009 The Association for molecular Pathology (AMP) announced today that it is ... ovarian cancers. The lawsuit, Association for molecular Pathology, et al. v. U.S. Patent and Trademark ... sequence data to develop the tests needed to make molecular medicine a reality," said Dr. Nowak. The ...

Milestone in live microscopy focus of $2 million NIH grant

... to observe and record biological processes at the molecular level. "A microscope with these capabilities ... Jodi Nunnari and Jon Scholey, professors of molecular and cellular biology; Wolf Heyer, professor of ... will add an appointment in the Department of molecular and Cellular Biology to his academic positions at ...

Molecules that orchestrate the processes of life

... is a journey into the sub-microscopic world of molecular machines. Readers are introduced to the types of ... illustrations in this book to allow us to see the molecular structure of cells, if not directly, then in an ... a fascinating introduction to biochemistry and molecular biology for the non-specialist, and combines a ...

Stowers researchers develop whole genome sequencing approach for mutation discovery

... The Stowers Institute's Hawley Lab and molecular Biology Facility have developed a "whole-genome ... carries the potential to pinpoint inheritable molecular characteristics that are controlled by several ... Staehling-Hampton, Ph.D., Managing Director of molecular Biology and co-equal senior author on the paper. ...

EMBL scientists develop first fully automated pipeline for multiprotein complex production

... Most cellular processes are carried out by molecular machines that consist of many interacting ... developed by researchers at the European molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Grenoble, France, ... and will allow to decipher as yet elusive molecular mechanisms of health and disease. ACEMBL can ...

March of Dimes awards $250,000 prize to scientists unraveling the causes of muscular dystrophy

... Institute investigator, is professor and head of molecular Physiology and Biophysics at the University of ... Medicine. He is also the Roy J. Carver Chair of molecular Physiology and Biophysics and Director of the ... Research Center. His work unraveled the molecular mechanisms of muscular dystrophies. Dr. ...

DOE to establish Energy Frontier Research Center at PNNL

... million over five years for PNNL's new Center for molecular Electrocatalysis, which will be led by PNNL ... and computational sciences. "The Center for molecular Electrocatalysis will enable a group of ... the use of equipment at EMSL, DOE's Environmental molecular Sciences Laboratory on the PNNL campus. EFRC ...

Analysis finds strong match between molecular, fossil data in evolutionary studies

... alone analyze their evolutionary dynamics, when molecular techniques had already invalidated that approach? ... to reconciling the conflict between fossil and molecular data in evolutionary studies. For more than ... by fossils or by genetics. Scientists using molecular techniques assert that genetics more accurately ...

Nanoneedle is small in size, but huge in applications

... processes and biophysical properties at the molecular level inside living cells," said Min-Feng Yu, a ... The quantum dots can be used for studying molecular mechanics and physical properties inside cells. ... handling, and coated with a thin layer of gold. molecular cargo is then attached to the gold surface via ...

Symposia selected for Entomological Society of America meeting

... 13-16, 2009. Integrative Physiological and molecular Insect Systems Symposia: Cold Case Files: Integrative Perspectives on Physiological and molecular Responses of Insects to Low Temperature ... Classification and Systematics, Epidemiology, and molecular Interactions Vector-borne Disease and Public ...

6 young ASU faculty earn NSF Career awards

... tackling fundamental questions about the use of molecular probes in biosensors. With such knowledge he will ... MEMS devices, based on the way proteins with low molecular weight are adsorbed (how substances condense on a ... displaced and exchanged by proteins with higher molecular weight. Biosensors typically ...

Mouse model provides a new tool for investigators of human developmental disorder

... Now, a study by scientists at the European molecular Biology Laboratory demonstrates that a gene ... disorder. It provides a new avenue for molecular research through study of Fgrf1 function, but ... Rosenthal and Pascal te Welscher of the European molecular Biology Laboratory in Monterotondo, Italy. The ...

Springer partners with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

... with the American Society for Biochemistry and molecular Biology (ASBMB) to publish The Encyclopedia of molecular Life Sciences. The 11-volume work will be ... benefit our members." The Encyclopedia of molecular Life Sciences will focus on understanding ...
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