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Current human embryonic stem cell lines contaminated UCSD/Salk team finds

...including those currently approved for study under federal funding inthe U.S., contain a non-human, cell-surf... not be pursued under existing rulesfor the use of federal grant dollars," Varki said.The first author of the Nature Medicine study is Maria J. Martin,Ph.D., a...

Scientists discover unique microbe in California's largest lake

...ssive fish kills and avian mortality in the 1990s, federal agenciestargeted the lake for one of the nation's largest restoration projects.Wood says the discovery also shows that the Salton Sea, with its highload of nutrients, may provide an environment that allows this novelphotosynthetic organism to live a ...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

...arch in the GMP suite, which must follow stringent federal guidelines for reintroduction of manipulated cells into the human body. In addition, UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center features an established clinical trials infrastructure that could be used to test new therapeutics that may develop as a result of the ...

Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity

... Access to NIH Research Information is wasteful of federal research dollars and a missed opportunity to take ...ighly successful private efforts; # It will divert federal dollars away from biomedical research at a time of limited domestic discretionary spending; # It wil...

Researchers devise way to mass-produce embryonic stem cells

...t Ohio State University. Federal rules forbid the federal funding of research on human embryonic stem cell lines that aren't listed on the National Institutes of Health's Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry. There are currently 22 embryonic stem cell lines on the registry, and the demand for these cells is s...

Alaskan puzzles, monitoring provide insight about North Pacific salmon runs

...y launched to help the processing industry and the federal government understand the size of salmon runs, early UW program leaders also collected basic information about weather, lake levels, emerging insects, zooplankton levels and other fish species and juvenile salmon growth, which distinguishes the data ...

Secret of smallpox's success may lead to bioterror cure

...ojects funded under Project Bioshield, which gives federal agencies new tools to accelerate research on medical countermeasures to safeguard Americans against chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack. The idea for the vaccine comes from Jacobs and his team's discovery of a gene that gives pox vi...

Mouse with designer liver has enhanced glucose tolerance, insulin response

...e majority of the Institute’s funding derives from federal sources, but private philanthropic support is essential to continuing bold and innovative research. ...

Wake Forest scientists find new combination vaccine effective against plague

...unded by the National Institutes of Health under a federal bioterrorism initiative. "The development of a vaccine against the pneumonic or respiratory form of plague is a major goal of the bio-defense initiative," he said. The research program involves six other medical school scientists and a secure biosaf...

Alien woodwasp, threat to US pine trees, found in N.Y.

...gan Entomological Society (50: 24-25, 2005). Both federal and state regulatory agencies currently are carrying out a large dragnet, setting multiple traps in places they suspect the woodwasp may be doing its destructive work. The effort is widespread because, Hoebeke says, "The potential damage from this ex...

Anthrax inhibitors identified by Burnham team

...e majority of the Institute's funding derives from federal sources, but private philanthropic support is essential to continuing bold and innovative research. For additional information about the Institute and ways to support the research efforts of the Institute, visit www.burnham.org. ...

Drug Offers Alternative to Surgical Treatment After Miscarriage

...f Health (NIH), the biomedical research arm of the federal government. NIH is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NICHD sponsors research on development, before and after birth; maternal, child, and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabili...

Sleeping Sickness Epidemic Spreading in Uganda

...f Health (NIH), the biomedical research arm of the federal government. NIH is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NICHD sponsors research on development, before and after birth; maternal, child, and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabili...

Laboratory professionals in Africa receive training under AIDS Relief Plan

...Society will receive approximately $1.5 million in federal funds to continue to provide laboratory training and quality improvement programs in African countries severely affected by AIDS. The training programs are for medical laboratory professionals in Africa and will continue in 2006 through the Presiden...

Gene Bridges And Covalys To Develop Restriction-Enzyme-Free SNAP-tag Gene Fusion Kits

... technology is exclusively licensed from the Swiss federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). Founded in June 2002, Covalys has headquarters in Witterswil, Switzerland. For more information, visit Covalys' Web site: www.covalys.com About Gene Bridges: Gene Bridges GmbH is a self-funded biotech company...

Research suggests fitness of Florida panthers improved by limited breeding with Texas animals

...urebreds. But he and his co-authors noted that the federal government has decided that offspring hybrids will still be considered "Florida panthers" eligible for endangered species protection. ...

New tooth enamel dating technique could help identify disaster victims

...ding information on the enamel dating technique to federal agencies as part of the Laboratory's scientific and technical assistance in response to Hurricane Katrina. LLNL also is assisting in setting up emergency high-bandwidth communications and wireless networks. The Laboratory's Micropower-Impulse Radar (...

Surgical Robot 'Scrubs In' At UNC, May Be More Precise Than Conventional Surgery

...prevent gastric reflux. The robotic system gained federal government approval for gynecological use in April. "We've found the robotic operation to be more precise than conventional surgery, and it allows a patient to return to normal activities much more quickly, with a shorter hospital stay. We also foun...

Screen all at risk for HIV, plus pregnant women

...prevent gastric reflux. The robotic system gained federal government approval for gynecological use in April. "We've found the robotic operation to be more precise than conventional surgery, and it allows a patient to return to normal activities much more quickly, with a shorter hospital stay. We also foun...

FDA: 'Highly Unlikely' Green Tea Lowers Cancer Risk

...prevent gastric reflux. The robotic system gained federal government approval for gynecological use in April. "We've found the robotic operation to be more precise than conventional surgery, and it allows a patient to return to normal activities much more quickly, with a shorter hospital stay. We also foun...

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