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Carnegie Mellon scientists find key HIV protein makes cell membranes bend more easily

...in Biophysical Journal, will provide vital data to conduct future computer simulations of HIV dynamics to help further drug discovery and prevent deadly infections. “We found that HIV fusion peptide dramatically decreases the amount of energy needed to bend a cell-like membrane,” said Stephanie Tristram-Nag...

FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...resource-starved, there are scant funds for FDA to conduct its own regulatory-relevant risk research. It is critical that FDA—and other regulatory agencies—have the means necessary to evaluate which nanomaterials are harmful and which are not. This is an issue that Congressional leaders from both parties hav...

New study finds genetically engineered crops could play a role in sustainable agriculture

...t, Jim Regetz, that will allow other scientists to conduct congruent analyses.” ...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

... colleagues decided to return to Southern Sudan to conduct new surveys as part of a 2004 Wildlife Conservation Society/National Geographic project, dubbed Africa MegaFlyover, when a team traveled in a modified Cessna 182 just hundreds of feet above the ground for 70,000 miles (112,650 km) to create an unprec...

MU researchers to study the status of black bears in Missouri

...nces Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program to conduct this research,” Faries said. ...

New findings challenge established views on human genome

...al elements in the genome. So, it was necessary to conduct multiple, diverse experiments and then analyze them using multiple computational methods,” said Elise A. Feingold, Ph.D., program director for ENCODE in NHGRI’s Division of Extramural Research, which provided most of the funding for the pilot project...

Ants show us how to make super-highways

...ts in the rainforests of Central and South America conduct spectacular predatory raids containing up to 200,000 foraging ants. Remarkably, some ants use their bodies to plug potholes in the trail leading back to the nest, making a flatter surface so that prey can be delivered to the developing young at maxim...

A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors

...erry industry. CMI has no influence on the design, conduct or analysis of any U-M research it funds. Seymour and the laboratory's director, U-M cardiac surgeon Steven Bolling, M.D., caution that their results cannot be directly translated into humans. But they are encouraged by the positive signs seen in ...

Dealing deadly cancers a knockout punch

...reement with the U.S. National Cancer Institute to conduct multiple clinical trials with Reolysin which are expected to begin in 2007, including a Phase II melanoma trial and a Phase I/II ovarian cancer trial. "It is hoped that the trials will clearly show that Reolysin alone or in combination with either...

Scientists seek useful traits in wild cottons

... Station research associate Jimmy Mabry and others conduct the greenhouse screening to make the database a reality. Mabry grows cotton plants in PVC tubes, measuring the characteristics of their roots, shoots and leaves and comparing them to a group of control cottons. The data from these comparison...

Hexavalent chromium in drinking water causes cancer in lab animals

...nt a letter to the NTP Director requesting the NTP conduct the studies. Nominations for studying this compound also came from the California Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Health Services. The NTP began work on this compound after gaining input from the public and a panel o...

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

... to protect nesting beaches for the turtles and to conduct patrols during the dry season to prevent illegal fishing of the species prized as an expensive delicacy in neighboring Vietnam. The organizations will also provide the communities with financial incentives to offset the potential loss of revenue from...

NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance

...r. Marguerite Pappaiaonou) These researchers will conduct international and domestic animal flu surveillanc...nvestigator—Dr. Richard Compans) This center will conduct studies to determine how influenza viruses adapt to new hosts and are transmitted between different ...

Researchers develop marker that identifies energy-producing centers in nerve cells

...h the normal functions of mitochondria. Neurons conduct and generate electro-chemical impulses or nerve signals, which carry information from one part of the brain to another. Mitochondria in the neurons function like cellular powerhouses to produce those impulses through a metabolic process that combines...

Cure for cancer one step closer

...acility with a commitment to patient care, ethical conduct and quality research that aims to improve quality of life through better diagnosis and treatment. ...

Researchers learn what sparks plant growth

...which contains the plant’s chloroplasts—cells that conduct photosynthesis; and the vascular tissue through which water and nutrients are transported. During the last decade, Chory has made a number of significant discoveries involving a key family of plant hormones called brassinosteroids, as well as the...

Study shows hope for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's

...ill develop a hand-held device that can be used to conduct similar evaluations as those done by the Rowan/Penn//Drexel group. “We don’t envision this replacing a neurologist,?Polikar said. “We hope it can serve as a first test for those folks who don’t have access to research facilities.?If the initial te...

First-degree fetal heart block may be reversible

...ecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale helped conduct the PR Interval and Dexamethasone Evaluation (PRIDE) study with a team of other researchers to evaluate an early marker of cardiac injury before there is permanent scarring. The PRIDE group conducted a longitudinal (observational) study following ...

Researchers discover gene crucial for nerve cell insulation

...lleagues Scott E. LeBlanc, and Rebecca M. Ward, to conduct the study. Dr. Svaren is an affiliate of NICHD-funded mental retardation and developmental disabilities research center at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin. Until this discovery, researchers did not fully understand the complex ge...

Researcher to study astronaut bone loss for space biology agency

...eakens bone," says Long. "The ability of humans to conduct prolonged missions to the moon and Mars will require that the structural integrity of the skeleton be maintained." Astronauts who spend weeks or months in the weightless environment of space –?a state called skeletal unloading –?lose bone because,...

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