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International HapMap consortium expands mapping effort

...tion last summer, Perlegen received a $6.1 million award from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to add data on 2.25 million additional SNPs to HapMap. The new development, enabled by a partnership among multiple funding sources, will expa...

Children's taste sensitivity and food choices influenced by taste gene

...lopmental psychobiologist. "The recent Nobel Prize award demonstrates the importance of the identification of genes coding for taste and olfactory receptors. We took advantage of this new knowledge to look at how variation in taste genes might relate to the taste likes and dislikes of children and parents....

Supercomputer Dedicated To Bioengineering, Computational Biology Installed

... The cluster's management tool is called Rocks, an award winning toolkit developed at UCSD by a team led by Philip Papadopoulos, director of the Advanced CyberInfrastructure Lab at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and associate research scientist in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The...

DuPont's first biologically derived polymer receives global recognition

... (CCTV) as "Most Visionary Innovation" at a recent award ceremony. Also, on Feb. 25, DuPontTM Sorona® wi...Technologies in Renewable Materials and Processes" award at the Global Plastics and Environmental Conference, sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers ...

Computational Method Speeds Mapping of Cell Signaling Networks

...cience Foundation postdoctoral research fellowship award in biological informatics. Several organizations supported the work, including the National Institutes of Health, Bristol-Meyer Squibb and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. ...

Roots Engage in Underground Chemical Warfare

...arag Chitnis, the NSF program manager of Vivanco's award said, "This work is an exciting outcome of a bold and challenging project. The work paves the way to understand and combat crop diseases." The program manager for Ausubel's award, Michael Mishkind said, "The puzzle of why so few bacterial species ar...

Rhesus monkeys can assess the visual perspective of others when competing for food

...r for Research Resources grant CM-5-P40RR003640-13 award to the Caribbean Primate Research Center) and the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. Publishing in Current Biology, Volume 15, Number 5, March 8, 2005, pages 447?52. http://www.current-biology.com ...

While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea

...of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. The award is given at graduation each year to a student who has produced an outstanding thesis. The research also has earned Palermo awards from the Society of Toxicology in each of the last three years; the current research was published in the April 5 issue ...

Understanding how bacteria communicate may help scientists prevent disease

...ony once it has reached a critical size. The Powe award provides seed money of $5,000 to faculty members who are in the first two years of their tenure track as an investment in promising achievements in an important area. The institution matches the award. Much like a legislative body, some bacteria nee...

Research on antibiotics receives historical recognition

...ete antibiotics, will be the featured speaker. The award presentation takes place in conjunction with the ACS Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting. The MARM meeting is being held on the nearby Busch Campus of Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey, May 22-25. Selman Waksman was born in Russia in 1888. He immigrate...

Ocean climate predicts elk population in Canadian Rockies

...on National Parks Scholarship for the Americas, an award worth $78,000 US over three years. More recently, he won the U of A Andrew Stewart Memorial Prize for his publication record as a grad student. He has authored seven published papers in the past four years. His research on the relationship between NP...

Researcher gets NSF grant to create mutant maize lines

...r of plant biology at Cornell. Brutnell shares the award with two Iowa State University researchers and will use $1.9 million in his Cornell lab. Brutnell and colleagues will develop lines of maize that have a piece of DNA that can be moved from one part of the plant's genetic sequence, or genome, to anot...

TGen awarded $7.1 million to accelerate brain disease research

... sophisticated genetic scanning technologies. This award is part of a greater $25 million grant that TGen w...of Mental Health (NIMH; www.nimh.nih.gov). The new award is supported by these two institutes as well as the thirteen other NIH Neuroscience Blueprint instit...

Bacteria are key to 'green' plastics, drugs

... in Kansas. These efforts resulted from an $80,000 award from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Bennett and San are working with Manhattan, Kansas-based AgRenew Inc., which just began testing how to use farm-grown products like grain sorghum as fee...

Laboratory professionals in Africa receive training under AIDS Relief Plan

...aid LoAnn Peterson, MD, FASCP, ASCP President. The award will be made for a 12-month budget period, within a project period of up to four years. The Emergency Plan is a $15 billion international relief effort. In addition to Ethiopia and Zambia, targeted nations include Botswana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Moza...

Beyond genes: Lipid helps cell wall protein fold into proper shape

...e University. Dowhan recently was granted a MERIT award by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. These rare awards provide long-term grant support for scientists whose research competence and productivity are distinctly superior and who are likely to con...

Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative funds Yale project

...ffect on communities worldwide." The goal of this award is to provide to the research community a suitable model system to test live attenuated vaccines for use in the developing world. Flavell said the mice generated would be made available to the broader scientific community in order to meet the charita...

Cyberkinetics, Case to develop system to help restore extremity function

...etics will receive up to $2.3 million of the total award over the five-year period covered by the agreement. The contract provides Cyberkinetics, Case and the FES Center with financial resources to support the joint development of a neuroprosthetic system capable of restoring partial arm and hand function...

Federal grant funds research on novel HIV therapy

... Health, issued the four-year, $6.7 million grant award this fall. The grant builds on more than a decade of investigation by Dr. Douglas into substance P, a neurotransmitter long known to be active in the brain and nervous system. Dr. Douglas and colleagues discovered in 1997 that immune cells produce ...

ORNL leading effort to help harness power of Shewanella

...ject headed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The award by the Department of Energy's Office of Science builds upon advances made through a three-year consortium whose members have already sequenced the genome ?the genetic makeup ?of seven strains of the Shewanella, a relatively common microbe with divers...

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