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Quantum Dots Research Leads to New Knowledge about Protein Binding in Plants

...ng Department at UC-Riverside.The results of their collaborative research appeared in an articletitled “Quantum Dots as Bio-labels for the Localization of a SmallPlant Adhesion Protein?and published in the January 2005 issue ofNanotechnology, and is a featured article at http://nanotechweb.org.Journal Nanotechnolo...

Genome of deadly amoeba shows surprising complexity, evidence of lateral gene transfer

...amebiasis. The sequencing of E. histolytica was a collaborative effort led by The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) in Rockville, MD, and by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the U.K. The project was supported by grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is part...

Affymetrix Unveils Plans to Double Plant and Animal Genome Microarray Offering

...lantThe Affymetrix GeneChip Consortia Program is a collaborative initiativethat enables the plant and animal research communities to consolidatetheir sequence data on the Affymetrix industry-standard GeneChip brandplatform. In 2004 Affymetrix worked closely with global researchcommunities to launch eight plant and...

Scientists detect probable genetic cause of some Parkinson's disease cases

... new treatments."In addition to Dr. Singleton, the collaborative work was spearheaded byWilliam C. Nichols, Ph.D., of Cincinnati Children's Hospital, TatianaForoud, Ph.D., of Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, andNicholas W. Wood, M.D., of the Institute of Neurology in London. TheNIA and the NINDS ar...

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

...oach to addressing them,and proposes an innovative collaborative model that ensures thatresearchers across the globe are harnessing their efforts towards acommon goal."Development of an HIV vaccine remains one of the most difficultchallenges confronting biomedical research today," write the plan'sauthors, but fort...

Muscle-targeted gene therapy reverses rare muscular dystrophy in mice

...000 births. The current study is part of a large, collaborative effort at Duke University Medical Center to find an effective treatment for Pompe disease. The Duke team earlier developed enzyme replacement therapy, in which a normal version of the faulty enzyme in those with the disease is infused weekly. In clin...

Studies reveal methods viruses use to sidestep immune system

... A third paper, also appearing in PNAS, describes collaborative research with a group at UT Medical Branch in Galveston. The findings shed light on how HCV disrupts a separate immune pathway in infected liver cells, again by unleashing the NS3/4A protease to cleave another protein essential to triggering immune d...

NYC's First Rapid HIV Drug-resistant AIDS Case Prompts Call to Step Up HIV Prevention

...n New York underscores the crucial need to step up collaborative efforts among public health officials, medical providers and AIDS groups to fine tune and develop aggressive, ongoing and innovative HIV prevention programs with a particular emphasis on targeting high-risk populations," said Michael Weinstein, AIDS ...

The BIOS Initiative - open source biotechnology is born

...e launch of BioForge (www.bioforge.net), an online collaborative research platform for biological innovation, developed in partnership with CollabNet Inc (www.collab.net). In the tradition of open source software, BioForge makes it possible for scientists to work together to craft new, deliverable technologies wit...

Novel ultrafast laser detection of cancer cells also may improve understanding of stem cells

...ect proposal has been filed with Sandia to support collaborative work between the unique research capabilities of UCSD and Sandia. "There are 300 different cell types in the human body and different mitochondria for each different shape and arrangement," says Naviaux. "We want a library of spectra from different c...

Affymetrix and the Karolinska Institutet Announce Translational Medicine Strategic Alliance

... and pricing of Affymetrix products, dependence on collaborative partners (including uncertainties related to the outcome of the collaboration discussed in this press release), uncertainties relating to sole source suppliers, uncertainties relating to FDA and other regulatory approvals, competition, risks relating...

Kinovate Life Sciences Launches Nittophase?High Performance Solid Support For Oligonucleatide Synthesis

...f Kinovate Life Sciences, Inc. “Through our strong collaborative relationship with Isis Pharmaceuticals, we have had access to the very highest standard of technical and analytical resources to ensure that NittoPhase?will deliver unmatched performance.?/p> “Our internal testing and analysis of NittoPhase?has c...

International HapMap consortium expands mapping effort

...tribute to building an even better map follows the collaborative tradition established by The SNP Consortium," said Arthur Holden, chairman and chief executive of The SNP Consortium. In addition to affecting risk of disease, genetic variation has been shown to affect the response of people to therapeutic drugs, t...

Researchers develop rapid diagnostic tool for pathogen identification

... the technology is already being evaluated through collaborative relationships with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa , the University of Hong Kong , SAR, the Robert Koch-Institute, Germany , and the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Germany . Funding for the project was...

HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK

...fective in slowing the spread of the disease. The collaborative study led by University College London (UCL) scientists found that HIV-1 subtype B spread through the UK via at least six large transmission chains of men having sex with men, suggesting separate introductions of subtype B strains into the UK in the ...

Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola update

...r on the present outbreak, and the success of this collaborative effort has surpassed initial expectations. Needs, which have ranged from satellite telephones and hand-held radio sets to vehicles, protective equipment, disinfectants, and specialized staff, have been rapidly communicated and immediately met. WHO a...

Medical whistleblowers speak out

...aham said at the roundtable that the FDA was in "a collaborative relationship" with industry, and that the FDA gets money from drug companies through the Prescription Drug User Fee Act "to approve new drugs and approve them more quickly." A senior official at the FDA, said Graham, had told him, "industry is our cl...

Novel gene-silencing nanoparticles shown to inhibit Ewing's sarcoma

... the required dose for efficacy." The study was a collaborative effort between the laboratory of Timothy J. Triche, at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles; and the laboratory of Mark E. Davis, at the Caltech. Also participating in the study were Jeremy D. Heidel and Derek W. Barlett, both at Caltech. Support for ...

Stealth Worms May Improve Insect Pest Control

... In Costa Rica, for example, she is working with a collaborative team from four universities: the University of Vermont, University of Florida, University of Nebraska and University of Costa Rica, to learn where EPN communities are concentrated. The work is funded by the National Science Foundation. "We're lookin...

Mouse with designer liver has enhanced glucose tolerance, insulin response

A collaborative effort led by The Burnham Institute's Gen-Sheng Feng has created a mouse with improved glucose tolerance and insulin activity in the liver, and generated new findings about insulin-signaling in the liver that could prove useful in understanding the p...

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