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Possible drug target found for one of the most aggressive breast cancers

... Grand Rapids, Mich. (July 8, 2009) van Andel Research Institute (VARI) investigators ... in 2009. "This very exciting work by the van Andel Research Institute gives us a new target ... Arizona, which initiated an alliance with van Andel Institute in February. "Since there are ...

Female human embryos adjust the balance of X chromosomes before implantation

... prior to implantation in the womb. Ms Ilse van den Berg told the 25th annual meeting of the ... X chromosome that is switched off," explained Ms van den Berg, who is a PhD student at Erasmus Medical ... XCI after implantation occurred. However, Ms van den Berg and her colleagues have now found the ...

Complications early in pregnancy or in previous pregnancies adversely affect existing or subsequent pregnancies

... second highest rate in Europe [1]. Dr Robbert van Oppenraaij told the 25th annual meeting of the ... impact of early pregnancy complications. Dr van Oppenraaij, a medical doctor and PhD student in ... delivery in subsequent pregnancies. Dr van Oppenraaij said: "The finding of a six-fold risk ...

Plant microbe shares features with drug-resistant pathogen

... said Brookhaven Lab microbiologist Daniel (Niels) van der Lelie, an expert on soil- and ... and not a trait acquired in the hospital," van der Lelie said. Multi-drug antibiotic-resistance ... inspiration for the synthesis of antibiotics," van der Lelie said. "These finding will help us to ...

Researchers describe 'implausible' chemistry that produces herbicidal compound

... Nature Chemical Biology in 2007, said Wilfred van der Donk, an author on both papers with ... this very implausible chemical reaction," van der Donk said. "And the more we learned about it ... for the development of new antibiotics, said van der Donk, a principal investigator on the study ...

Protein linked to mental retardation controls synapse maturation, plasticity, CSHL team finds

... in mental retardation (MR)," says Professor Linda van Aelst, Ph.D., who led the CSHL research team. ... That has been a major objective of studies in van Aelst's lab, where previous experiments have ... the synapse In a new series of experiments, van Aelst and colleagues set out to discover what ...

Comprehensive cardiogenetic testing for families of sudden unexplained death victims can save lives

... Genetics today (Tuesday 26 May). Dr. Christian van der Werf, a research fellow at the Department of ... reveal an inherited heart disease", said Dr. van der Werf. In the largest such study to date, ... department as soon as possible", said Dr. van der Werf. "Currently we estimate that only 10% ...

Tips from the American Journal of Pathology

... Treatment for Oxygen Toxicity Dr. Marieke van Zoelen and colleagues at The University of ... are all at risk for oxygen toxicity. van Zoelen et al hypothesized that uPAR, which ... lung injury that accompanies oxygen therapy." van Zoelen MAD, Florquin S, de Beer R, Pater JM, ...

6 young ASU faculty earn NSF Career awards

... mechanical and aerospace engineering; and Arjan van der Vaart, assistant professor of chemistry and ... their parents. The binds that tie Arjan van der Vaart's Career award is for $600,000 and will ... of the protein and the bending or kinking of DNA. van der Vaart will develop and apply new ...

Food security for leaf-cutting ants: Workers and their fungus garden reject endophyte invaders

... plant by excluding pathogens," explains Sunshine van Bael, post-doctoral fellow at the Smithsonian ... the passage of endophytes into the nest." van Bael and colleagues used laboratory colonies of ... in the leaf cutter ants' garden," concluded van Bael. ...

Blood test predicts chance of dementia

... FTD and Alzheimer's patients. In 2006, Christine van Broeckhoven's team discovered hereditable defects ... This has been confirmed by Christine van Broeckhoven's team, who have shown that a ... their research, Kristel Sleegers, a scientist in van Broeckhoven's team, has developed a test for ...

Van Andel Research Institute and TGen undertake alliance to promote science and health

... PHOENIX, Ariz. Feb. 11, 2009 The van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and the ... care. VARI is the research arm of the van Andel Institute (VAI), established in 1996 as a ... organization by the late Jay and Betty van Andel. "We are excited to welcome TGen as ...

Phytoplankton cell membranes challenge fundamentals of biochemistry

... In a new paper published in Nature , Benjamin van Mooy, a geochemist with the Woods Hole ... nutrients including nitrogen. However, van Mooy and his colleagues from WHOI, the University ... they were essentially unknown until now," says van Mooy, whose work at WHOI was supported by the ...

Scientists identify bacteria that increase plant growth

... biologist and lead author Daniel (Niels) van der Lelie, who leads the Lab's biofuels research ... non-agricultural land, for biofuel production. van der Lelie's team has experience with plants ... may yield ways to further increase biomass," van der Lelie said. The plants were first washed ...

Tree deaths have doubled across the western US

... substantial changes in western forests, said Phil van Mantgem, a USGS scientist and co-leader of the ... a small number of trees die each year," said van Mantgem. "But our long-term monitoring shows that ... lose trees faster than they're gaining them, said van Mantgem. The study's authors ruled out a ...

Traditional Dutch landscape under threat

... Dutch landscapes says Dutch researcher Evelien van Rij. Green areas in the Randstad region with ... from the Dutch government. Evelien van Rij investigated possible improvements to rules ... threat. Cultural history costs money van Rij investigated the reconstruction of ...

Immune cells reveal fancy footwork

... does it do this exactly? Dutch biologist Suzanne van Helden discovered that before dendritic cells ... to the lymph nodes to activate T cells. Suzanne van Helden studied the adhesion and migration of both ... the problem in the body's infected tissues. van Helden not only demonstrated that dendritic cells ...

Systems biology brings hope of speeding up drug development

... impossibly complex to handle, according to Roel van Driel, systems biology specialist at the ... difficult to share between projects, according to van Driel, who said that biology as a whole needed to ... fragmentation into too many small projects," said van Driel. "We need a large-scale programme." In ...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

... participate in the ongoing sound product. Doug van Nort (McGill University), who considers himself ... the popular Second Life virtual reality website. van Nort is especially interested in improvisations ... time delay imposed on performance. All of these, van Nort says, alters the way musical rhythm and ...

U of MN study shows link between gene variations and cancer survival

... disease. A research study led by Brian van Ness, Ph.D., has successfully identified ... drug, at the right dose, for the right patient," van Ness said. This approach offers the dual benefits ... issue of the research journal BMC Medicine . van Ness heads the University's Department of ...

UCSF Fresno leading-edge study lends hope to emphysema patients

... (EASE) trial. The trial principal is Dr. Karl van Gundy aided by investigators Drs. Michael ... Dr. Peterson said. Both Drs. Peterson and van Gundy are excited to offer this research approach ... continue to enroll patients for next year," Dr. van Gundy said. To find out more about the study you ...

Study looks at psychological impact of gene test for breast cancer

... an "inconclusive" result is common. Sandra van Dijk, M.A., Ph.D., of Leiden University Medical ... higher levels of worry and distress," Drs. van Dijk and colleagues write. The women's beliefs ... number of women with inconclusive results. Dr. van Dijk and colleagues believe their results ...

Children's National researcher receives ACCP Distinguished Investigator Award

... Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) has awarded John van den Anker, MD, PhD , director of Pediatric ... annual Distinguished Investigator Award. Dr. van den Anker, a neonatologist by training, receives ... the individual is internationally known. Dr. van den Anker is the director of Pediatric Clinical ...

Southern Sierra Science Symposium planned for Visalia

... FIRE SCIENCE IN THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA JAN van WAGTENDONK - USGS, Western Ecological research ... Station Although a native of California, Dr. van Wagtendonk grew up in Indiana, where he began his ... University of California, Berkeley. There Dr. van Wagtendonk obtained his M.S. in Range Management ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 30, 2008

... technique reveals hidden details of a lost van Gogh painting Analytical Chemistry European ... technique to reveal with unprecedented detail a van Gogh under a van Gogh the portrait of a woman hidden underneath ...

American Society for Microbiology honors Regina S. Van Brakle

... Award is being presented to Regina S. van Brakle, Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor, ... bench-level clinical microbiologist. Ms. van Brakle has worked in the Infectious Disease ... support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2003, Ms. van Brakle's team quickly recognized the emergence of ...

Human embryonic stem cells developed from 4-cell embryo; world first may lessen ethical concerns

... heard today (Wednesday 9 July). Dr. Hilde van de Velde, from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel ... derive hESC lines at the 8-cell stage," said Dr. van de Velde, "but success rates were variable and it ... the potency capacity of all four cells," said Dr. van de Velde. The work could have major ...

Giving nature a helping hand

... Dutch ecologist Marijke van Kuijk has studied the regeneration of the ... for trees and planting the desired tree species. van Kuijk used the PHOLIAGE model to calculate the ... trees free generally results in increased growth. van Kuijk discovered that the response of trees to an ...

Europe-wide investment in lipid research will help tackle disease, says new report

... panel of experts led by Professor Gerrit van Meer of Utrecht University in The Netherlands and ... lipids in health and disease. Professor van Meer said, "Lipidomics not only involves the ... monitoring and even curing disease, Professor van Meer added. ...

Rocky water source

... Journal of Global Environmental Issues , Peter van der Gaag of the Holland Innovation Team, in ... policy makers the world over. Gypsum, explains van der Gaag could be one such resource. He has ... which means gypsum is 20% water by weight. van der Gaag suggests that a large-scale, or macro, ...

2 University of Illinois researchers named HHMI investigators

... of cell and developmental biology, and Wilfred A. van der Donk, the William H. and Janet Lycan ... Medical Institute investigators. Newmark and van der Donk are among 56 biomedical scientists ... for Genomic Biology. As an HHMI investigator, van der Donk will work to identify and exploit new ...

MIT crafts bacteria-resistant films

... increases bacterial adhesion, said Krystyn van Vliet, the Thomas Lord Assistant Professor of ... and Engineering and the paper's anchor author. van Vliet and her colleagues found the same trend in ... stiffness should also be taken into account, said van Vliet. The new films could be combined with ...

Slowly-developing primates definitely not dim-witted

... drew these conclusions working with Carel van Schaik, a Duke adjunct professor on her doctoral ... Bastian, and Karin Isler, a collaborator of van Schaik's in Switzerland. "Our main finding is ... than body size, at least among primates," said van Schaik. "This study is also useful because it ...

Researchers to develop ocean sanctuary 'noise budget' to evaluate potential impact on marine mammals

... whale. The ocean is a noisy place, said Sofie van Parijs, marine mammal acoustician at NOAAs ... at Cornell University and Marine Acoustics, Inc. van Parijs and NEFSC colleague Denise Risch, also a ... and other fishes, sharks and sea turtles. van Parijs says the Sanctuary is a perfect place to ...

Crop scientists discover gene that controls fruit shape

... shape of various tomato varieties, said Esther van der Knaap, lead researcher in the study and ... this emerging field of fruit morphology studies, van der Knaap pointed out. We are trying to ... and gourds. One of the first pieces in van der Knaaps fruit-development puzzle is SUN, which ...

MIT applies engineering approach to studying biological pathways

... can ever reduce these systems to, said Alexander van Oudenaarden, W.M. Keck Career Development ... is difficult to make reliable predictions, said van Oudenaarden. Alternatively, a complex system ... pathway with measurable inputs and outputs, van Oudenaarden said. You don't want to open the ...

ASU researchers use NASA satellites to improve pollution modeling

... information about remote locations, said Rick van Schoik, director of ASUs North American Center ... see them we just got hit by the pollution, van Schoik said. Now, we can watch the event build. ... grid they cover is five by eight kilometers, but van Schoik said that the resolution would continue to ...

Influenza vaccine causes weaker immune response for children of rural Gabon than in semi-urban areas

... . Lead author E. van Riet (Department of Parasitology, Leiden ... the immune-modulating effects of helminths, says van Riet. These studies indicate for the first ... vaccine are in African populations, says van Riet. The researchers noted that ...

Engineers study brain folding in higher mammals

... of a theory posited by their colleague, David van Essen, Ph.D., the Edison Professor of ... Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. van Essens hypothesis, published in 1997 in the ... in axons is the driving force of folding. van Essens theory is one of only about a half dozen ...

October Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... Evidence from silicon isotopes Sander H.J.M. van den Boorn, Utrecht University, Earth Sciences, ... cherts formed has remained controversial. van der Boorn et al. tackle the problem from a new ... data) are diagnostic for the origin of chert. van der Boorn et al. argue that Archean seawater is ...
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