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W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

...te W.M. Keck, founder of the Superior Oil Company, focuses its grants on pioneering efforts in the areas of medical research, science and engineering. The grant supports a project led by Jeffrey Gordon, M.D., director of the Center for Genome Sciences (CGS) at Washington University in St. Louis, and reflect...

Spider Venom Could Yield Eco-Friendly Insecticides

...es. King's research on insect-specific neurotoxins focuses on one the world's most efficient insect predators -- spiders. The Blue Mountains funnel-web spider (Hadronyche versuta) -- a large Australian spider with a bite that is deadly to humans and insects -- is an ideal source of venom for King's research....

Probing The Promise And Perils Of Nanoparticles

... College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and focuses on biomedical applications of nanomaterials. Collaborators on this work include James R. Baker, Jr., the Ruth Dow Doan Professor of Biologic Nanotechnology; Bradford Orr, professor of physics and director of the Applied Physics Program; research asso...

Researchers find missing genes of ancient organism

...t of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale focuses on the most ancient organism with a known genome sequence. Nanoarchaeum equitans, is a member of a new phylogenetic kingdom in the Archaea containing organisms that are primitive, parasitic and extremophile, or notable for living in the most extreme ...

Zebrafish may hold key to understanding human nerve cell development

...between neurons.Piotrowski's research in zebrafish focuses on the development ofsensory neurons known as hair cells. Like humans, zebrafish use haircells to detect sound and motion. However, in humans hair cells areburied deep inside the inner ear making them difficult to access. Haircells in zebrafish are l...

Harmful Bacterium Commonly Found in Poultry May Survive Refrigeration and Frozen Storage Combined

...between neurons.Piotrowski's research in zebrafish focuses on the development ofsensory neurons known as hair cells. Like humans, zebrafish use haircells to detect sound and motion. However, in humans hair cells areburied deep inside the inner ear making them difficult to access. Haircells in zebrafish are l...

GenMAPP 2.0 released

...between neurons.Piotrowski's research in zebrafish focuses on the development ofsensory neurons known as hair cells. Like humans, zebrafish use haircells to detect sound and motion. However, in humans hair cells areburied deep inside the inner ear making them difficult to access. Haircells in zebrafish are l...

Wisconsin researchers identify sleep gene

...tions of sleep," Tononi says. The Wisconsin study focuses on factors that control sleep duration as opposed to the timing of when sleep occurs, which is regulated by the circadian system, Tononi notes. "The key molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian timing of sleep are well understood, but details a...

Probing the promise and perils of nanoparticles

... College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and focuses on biomedical applications of nanomaterials. Collaborators on this work include James R. Baker, Jr., the Ruth Dow Doan Professor of Biologic Nanotechnology; Bradford Orr, professor of physics and director of the Applied Physics Program; research asso...

Stem Cell Research Shows Potential for Replacing Tissue Damaged in Heart Attacks

...heir therapeutic application. Dr. Lough’s research focuses on cardiac myocytes, which are found in the myocardium tissue, or heat muscles, that helps pump the chambers of the heart. “After a patient has a heart attack, significant numbers of these cardiac myocytes die, and the damaged heart muscle is repla...

Alaskan puzzles, monitoring provide insight about North Pacific salmon runs

...acific Salmon Ecosystem Initiative. The initiative focuses on salmon conservation in pristine areas, in hope of saving healthy systems rather than rehabilitating highly transformed systems, Hilborn says. Other than fishing, the waterways studied by the Alaska Salmon Program are not subject to human activitie...

Researchers discover chemical compounds that affect plant growth

...ing at UCR. The team's chemical genomics approach focuses on the use of small molecules to modify or disrupt the functions of specific genes or proteins. NASA supported the research. "This contrasts with classical genetics, in which mutations disrupt gene function," Raikhel said. "The underlying concept is...

Disease diagnosis, biodefense among UH chemical research projects

...11) surfaces." The long-term goal of this research focuses on the preparation of nanometer-sized arrays of sensor molecules that are relevant to early-stage disease diagnosis, when treatment is still an option. Cai also is an author on four other papers that will be presented at the ACS meeting. # Dar-Chone...

Study: 'homemade' gene expression technology unreliable

...Battelle-run Pacific Northwest National Laboratory focuses on mechanisms underlying Superfund chemicals with ...OHSU School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics focuses on neurotoxicogenomics and child health. Srinivasa Nagalla, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics...

Changing ecosystems throw scientists mega-challenges

...e understanding our environment." The report also focuses on water as a complex environment system. "All human natural systems are influenced by the distribution, abundance, quality and accessibility of water," it says. With continued human population growth and the uncertain impacts of of environmental cha...

Gene keeps neural cells on correct developmental path

...une cells to attack the nervous system. The study focuses on a protein called REST, which is short for RE1-silencing transcription factor. It was independently discovered 10 years ago by Mandel's group and a second team led by HHMI investigator David J. Anderson at Caltech. Mandel created the acronym to des...

AIDS Public Awareness Campaign Expands Following Report Of Rapidly Progressive HIV

...initiative. The "Project Wave" awareness campaign focuses on the importance of knowing one's HIV status and getting tested. The campaign features television promotions with national celebrities, including Alicia Keys. The initiatives announced today build on the public awareness efforts now underway in New...

Primates on the brink

...t make up the Earth's forests. The 2004-2006 list focuses on the severity of the overall threat rather than mere numbers. Some on the list, such as the Sumatran orangutan, still number in the low thousands but are disappearing at a faster rate than other primates. The December tsunamis that devastated coast...

Precise Timing Enabled Pig-to-rat Transplants To Cure Diabetes

...ders in the emerging field of organogenesis, which focuses on growing organs from stem cells and other embryonic cell clusters known as organ primordia. Unlike embryonic stem cells, which can become virtually any cell type, primordia are locked into becoming a particular cell type or one of a particular set ...

Chemical Engineer Kao Explores Antibiotic Synthesis With DNA Chips

...do what she wants. The family of soil bacteria she focuses on, the actinomycetes, produces thousands of bioactive molecules, with many more discoveries sure to come. "When new molecules are discovered to be made by species of this family, the research we do will hopefully be used to quickly make mutant stra...

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