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A gene's first 'kiss' sets off that affair known as puberty

...gh School of Medicine. The research, performed in collaboration with teams at Harvard University's Massachusetts General Hospital and the Oregon National Primate Research Center, builds on the discovery made independently by both Harvard and French researchers that a gene called GPR54 is defective in children wit...

Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...s. And diatoms may not always come out on top. In collaboration with a large Japanese research program, Wells and a team of scientists from UMaine and other universities are studying the fate of iron in marine waters. Their findings could help determine the fate of something else, a controversial proposal to addr...

A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development

...es Advocacy Coalition.The plan, developed with the collaboration of over 140 scientistsworldwide, identifies the major scientific roadblocks facing HIVvaccine development, outlines a strategic approach to addressing them,and proposes an innovative collaborative model that ensures thatresearchers across the globe a...

Ancient olfaction protein is shared by many bugs, offering new pest control target

...flies can't smell. In the new study, Vosshall, in collaboration with researchers from Sentigen Biosciences, showed that the function of Or83b is preserved in different insects. Although many odorant-receptor proteins appear to be species specific, there is a high degree of evolutionary conservation of the Or83b c...

Study Links Ebola Outbreaks To Animal Carcasses

...founded the Animal Mortality Monitoring Network in collaboration with Gabonese and Congolese Ministries of Forestry and Environment to predict and prevent outbreaks. On two occasions since then, the network alerted health authorities about potential human outbreaks weeks before they occurred. "The signs of potent...

HIV Patients May Be at Risk of Heart Problems When Taking Protease Inhibitor Drugs

...appears in the current edition of The Lancet. In collaboration with colleagues from the HIV Program of Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis; the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and University of Wisconsin, Madison, the Mayo Clinic researchers made the discovery about a class of prescription drugs kn...

U-M scientist to talk about tissue engineering at AAAS

...ssue engineering. At Michigan, tissue engineering collaboration includes dentists, M.D.s and engineers, among others. They all bring a different perspective, and it leads to scientific advances that couldn't happen in any one discipline, Krebsbach said. "That's the beauty of tissue engineering. It has to be mult...

Breakthrough Microarray-based Technology for the Study of Cancer

...edings of theNational Academy of Science (PNAS) in collaboration with the NationalHuman Genome Research Institute, Agilent has developed a specialisedmicroarray platform that uses total genomic DNA to overcome severalscientific hurdles that previously impeded comparative genomic studiesin cancer. Chromosomal chan...

BRCA1 causes ovarian cancer through indirect, biochemical route

...ncer rates in genetically modified mice created in collaboration with Robert Maxson, Keck School professor of bioch...1 in only its granulosa cells," Dubeau says. "This collaboration was essential to the project's success." What Dubeau and his colleagues found was that while mutati...

Poplar trees redirect resources in response to simulated attack

...ig help in unraveling plant biochemistry. Done in collaboration with scientists from Tufts University and Stony Brook University, the research is reported in two articles, to be published in Plant, Cell & Environment (June 2005) and in New Phytologist (August 2005), both now available online. "Just as we've ...

New Study from Affymetrix Laboratories Points to Changing View of How Genome Works

...nearly 30 percent of the human genome sequence. In collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, the research team used high-density GeneChip(R) microarrays to study every fifth base, on average, of 10 human chromosomes; they found that thousands of regions of the genome are transcribed into overlapping RNA se...

First-ever Compounds To Target Only Metastatic Cells Are Highly Effective Against Breast, Prostate, And Colon Cancers

...ight be manipulated into something more potent. In collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Samuel Danishefsky at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the team went to work creating what's called a "synthetic analogue." "Starting with the basic migrastatin molecule, we cut a piece there, add a piece here,"...

Probing The Promise And Perils Of Nanoparticles

...can Chemical Society in San Diego March 13-17. In collaboration with other researchers at U-M's Center for Biologic Nanotechnology, Banaszak Holl's lab has been studying nanoparticles known as dendrimers, tiny spheres whose width is ten thousands times smaller than the thickness of a human hair. Dendrimers have s...

Papers of DNA Pioneer and Nobel Laureate Francis Crick Added to National Library of Medicine’s Profiles in Science Web Site

...llection on Profiles in Science represents a close collaboration between the National Library of Medicine and the W...953. In the summer of 1951, Crick began his famed collaboration with James D. Watson, which culminated in the description of the double helical structure of DNA in ...

Researchers trace evolution to relatively simple genetic changes

...t and populate new and different environments. In collaboration with zoologist Dolph Schluter, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and Rick Myers and colleagues at Stanford, Kingsley and graduate student Pamela F. Colosimo focused on a well-studied little fish called the stickleback. The fis...

Scientists reveal molecular secrets of the malaria parasite

... a whole-genome synteny mapof the four species. In collaboration with Leiden Universityresearchers, Carlton's group was then able to generate maps thatcompare the degrees of similarity among genes on P. falciparumchromosomes and its rodent-malaria counterparts."The paper is significant on many levels, including th...

Octopuses occasionally stroll around on two arms, UC Berkeley biologists report

...t and populate new and different environments. In collaboration with zoologist Dolph Schluter, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and Rick Myers and colleagues at Stanford, Kingsley and graduate student Pamela F. Colosimo focused on a well-studied little fish called the stickleback. The fis...

Development of portable infectious disease detector

...ne of the thingsthat we do best."The origin of the collaboration is an example of the power ofserendipity. It started when David Schaffer, a VIIBRE student whostayed on at the institute as a project engineer after he graduated,was browsing the Web looking for a permanent job. Although looking fora local position, ...

Research Gives Hope For Liver Damage

...e University's Centre for InflammationResearch, in collaboration with colleagues from the University ofSouthampton and Cincinnati, USA have, for the first time, identifiedtwo separate populations of immune cells macrophages in the liver. Onegroup of macrophages causes scarring to the liver, but the next wave ofimm...

Nano-Probes Allow an Inside Look at Cell Nuclei

...cret lives of cell nuclei comes by way of a strong collaboration between biologists and chemists. For the past four years, Chen and Gerion have worked closely with members of the lab of Paul Alivisatos, a Berkeley Lab chemist in the Materials Sciences Division and Associate Laboratory Director who helped pioneer t...

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