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Leukemia Drug Breakthrough Study In New England Journal Of Medicine

... deletion. In 2001, the National Cancer Institute awarded Moffitt the status of a Comprehensive Cancer Center in recognition of its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a pr...

NIAID Initiates Trial of Experimental Avian Flu Vaccine

...004. Sanofi pasteur, formerly Aventis Pasteur, was awarded a contract by NIAID to manufacture the H5N1 vaccin... M.D., P.I.) In addition to the previous contract awarded to sanofi pasteur, in May 2004 NIAID also awarded a contract to Chiron Corporation of Emeryville, CA...

New Breast Cancer Test Could Save Lives

...iative and the Sulis Seedcorn fund, which recently awarded over £100,000 of venture capital to the project. Commercialisation of the project has been driven by SETsquared, the high-tech support programme for very early stage ventures. SETsquared is part of the enterprise partnership between the universities...

Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

...n international panel of expert judges unanimously awarded the grand prize and $25,000 to Beverly, an American working in New Caledonia and a former high school biology teacher, commercial fisherman, commercial diver and tugboat operator. He noted that fisheries' logbook data and studies of sea turtle behavi...

Successful Test Of Single Molecule Switch Opens The Door To Biomolecular Electronics

...d out by Rudy Marcus of Cal Tech (for which he was awarded the 1992 Nobel prize in chemistry). The oligoaniline molecule the team tested has three electrical states: a neutral state where it is an insulator, a second state where electrons are removed to oxidize the molecule and make it a conductor, and a th...

Mouse with designer liver has enhanced glucose tolerance, insulin response

...d by grants from the National Institutes of Health awarded to Drs. Feng, Olefsky, and Hevener. Dr. Feng acknowledges with appreciation the American Diabetes Foundation for support early in his career that has provided a foundation for much of his current research. The Burnham Institute, founded in 1976, is ...

To Stop Evolution: New Way Of Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Demonstrated By Scripps Scientists

...nce in these cancer cells. Last year Romesberg was awarded a Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Idea Award of $563,100 to identify the genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast and human cells that induce mutations that can transform normal cells into cancer cells. The article, "Inhibition o...

Researchers pioneer new gene therapy technique using natural repair process

...mely exciting," said Dr. Porteus, who was recently awarded a 2004 Distinguished Young Researcher Award from the President's Research Council at UT Southwestern for his early contributions to the gene therapy technique. "That we can fix mutations in human immune cells makes us very optimistic that this therap...

Understanding how bacteria communicate may help scientists prevent disease

...nt professor of physics at Virginia Tech, has been awarded a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities to continue his research on quorum sensing in bacteria. He is modeling the sequence of events that initiate activity, such as virulence, by a bacteria colony once...

Best research work in the area of wine growing

...tion at the Public University of Navarra have been awarded the prize for the best research in the area of vit...al Science recently held in Oporto (Portugal). The awarded work, entitled "Recovery of photosynthetic activity in 4 grape varieties after a hydric stress event...

Unique library of plant genes germinates, takes root at UNC

... the project with a five-year, $1 million grant it awarded to UNC in 2002. "This is a unique resource for scientists trying to understand the genes contributing to variation in traits of economic importance in crops," Vision said. ...

Key to elephant conservation is 'in the sauce'

... farmers in the valley, and in 2003, the trust was awarded a $108,000 grant from the World Bank. The trust also formed two companies, the African Spices Company in Zambia, and the Chilli Pepper Company in Zimbabwe. Due to social and economic unrest currently raging in Zimbabwe, the trust's operations there h...

Circulating stem cells play small role in lung repair

... investigating mechanisms of disease. She also was awarded the Young Clinical Scientist Award this year by the Association of Clinical Scientists. Study co-authors are Maher Baz and Christopher Cogle both of the Department of Medicine; Gary Visner of the Department of Pediatrics and senior author James Craw...

Candida albicans Genome Fully Annotated

... investigating mechanisms of disease. She also was awarded the Young Clinical Scientist Award this year by the Association of Clinical Scientists. Study co-authors are Maher Baz and Christopher Cogle both of the Department of Medicine; Gary Visner of the Department of Pediatrics and senior author James Craw...

Researcher gets NSF grant to create mutant maize lines

...o in the Department of Statistics. The NSF grant, awarded by the Plant Genome Research Program, is designed to promote infrastructure for conducting genomics research in such major crop plants as maize. ...

Researchers seek to discover what really happens when a virus enters the body

...sider the relatively new concept, a new NIH grant, awarded to Amy Bell, an electrical and computer engineer (ECE), and Karen Duca, a research assistant professor at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI), both of Virginia Tech, could answer some of the questions about the human body's responses to virus...

Secrets of the deep may hold key to life on other planets

...d. Dr Little and geochemistry colleagues have been awarded a natural environment research council grant to design and build seafloor fossilisation experiments to investigate this fundamental process. "We've already found a number of fossils, but don't know how they came to be there," said Dr Little. "Until w...

3D Atlas Will Help Navigate The Spinal Cord

...ince of Wales Medical Research Institute have been awarded ~$200,000 by the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation to prepare a three-dimensional (3D) atlas of the rat spinal cord over the next two years. Christopher Reeve met with Institute scientists during his visit to Australia in 2003 and was impressed...

When in danger humans are similar to a deer in the headlights

... de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2005, Dr. 2005 Volchan was awarded the Comendador da Ordem Nacional do Mérito Científico, by the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil. Dr. Volchan is available for questions and interviews. ...

Leading scientists rank endangered dolphins, porpoises most in need of immediate action

... April, WWF's International Smart Gear Competition awarded a prize to a promising gillnet design concept using glowing ropes and stiffer nets that may help cetaceans see gillnets in order to avoid them and to escape if they do accidentally swim into the net. Species and populations designated in the report ...

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