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Agent slows aging in mice

.... “The National Institute on Aging decided to fund grants at three institutions to do studies of this sort in the right way,” he says. In six to 10 months, once all the mice in the control group have died, the scientists will get answers to the really burning question: Will the mice fed NDGA, already we...

Avian influenza survivors' antibodies effective at neutralising H5N1 strain

...y the UK's Wellcome Trust and is also supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health in the US and the Swiss National Science Foundation. The researchers found that the antibodies provided significant immunity to mice that were subsequently infected with the Vietnam strain of H5N1. This reduc...

'Virtual Patient' to simulate real-time organ motions for radiation therapy

...tional Library of Medicine, also funded by several grants from NIH as well as a National Science Foundation CAREER grant. The new four-year, $2 million grant is funded by the National Library of Medicine, which is part of NIH....

ConocoPhillips establishes $22.5M biofuels research program at Iowa State

...to support Iowa State researchers, with additional grants of $3 million per year for seven years. Biorenewable fuels are produced from organic materials and help reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions while diversifying the energy supply. Conventional biorenewable fuels include ethanol from corn ...

Nanotechnology meets biology and DNA finds its groove

...nning the new DNA sampling method was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. ...

Research finds music training 'tunes' human auditory system

...he study was supported by Northwestern University, grants from the National Institutes of Health and a grant from the National Science Foundation....

Fighting to keep Darwin in the classroom

..., Springer has committed up to $10,000 annually in grants and prizes for the best paper, the best lesson plan, etc. The journal, aimed at members of the educational, museum, and scientific community involved in the teaching of evolutionary theory, will be available at a very affordable price. Kathleen K....

New bird, bat species revealed by extensive DNA barcode studies

...enetics Department. While there, he received NSERC grants over a 25-year period after the Council was formed. Von Borstel’s principal research efforts were on the causes of spontaneous mutations and how genes repair themselves. He remained at the university past his mandatory retirement in 1992, continui...

Cancer that colonizes our bodies

...enetics Department. While there, he received NSERC grants over a 25-year period after the Council was formed. Von Borstel’s principal research efforts were on the causes of spontaneous mutations and how genes repair themselves. He remained at the university past his mandatory retirement in 1992, continui...

Williams College biologist explores photosynthetic apparatus

...by Cornell University. Ting has won a number of grants for research in biosciences related to the environment, including an NSF-NATO postdoctoral research fellowship in science and engineering at the Institute of Biological Physical Chemistry in Paris, France. Her research has been published in journals ...

Nanoparticles for delivery of prostate cancer treatment

...d associated tumors. Garen previously received grants from the National Cancer Institute and Breast Cancer Alliance for Icon projects. The grant from the Prostate Cancer Foundation will extend his research to prostate cancer, which is the most common non-skin cancer in the United States. Prosta...

Faster, low cost sequencing technologies needed to drive era of personalized medicine

... The award to Zhang and his team was one of nine grants given by the NIH to achieve the $1,000 genome goal...ts funded at ASU. "There are currently only 36 grants in the entire NHGRI sequencing program, so it's quite remarkable that ASU has three of them, which i...

Evolution of Old World fruit flies on three continents mirrors climate change

...am and Mary in Virginia. The work was supported by grants from Spain's Dirección General de Investigación del Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología and the Comisión Conjunta Hispano-Norteamericana de Cooperación Científicia y Tecnológia, and from the National Science Foundation. In the paper, the researcher...

Researchers seek to design first treatment for neuroAIDS

...ar; along with received in 1999 one of the first grants from the National Institutes of Mental Health designed to convert basic neuroscience into new neuroAIDS drugs. Based on their work, Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D., dean's professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Medical Center, recognized that a sec...

NHGRI aims to make DNA sequencing faster, more cost effective

...to each person's unique genetic profile. The new grants will fund nine investigators developing revolution...I's "Revolutionary Genome Sequencing Technologies" grants have as their goal the development of breakthrough technologies that will enable a human-sized genom...

Scientists win grants to develop $1,000 genome sequencing technology

...h Institute (NHGRI) has awarded $13 million in new grants to nine universities and corporate groups in the U.S., including UCSD. The institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is using the grant program as an incentive to expand the routine use of genomics in medical research and h...

Columbia University licenses next-generation DNA sequencing technology

...-Term Technology Development for Genome Sequencing grants from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (www.genome.gov/19518500). This grant of $425,000 is for the development of a "High-Throughput DNA Sequencing by Synthesis Platform." "The collabor...

Boston University biomedical engineers win major grant for pursuit of the '$1,000 Genome'

...al Human Genome Research Institute "$1,000 Genome" grants nationally. Meller and co-principal investigator Zhiping Weng, also a BU biomedical engineer, won $2.2 million over the next three years for their research, in addition to some $600,000 Meller has already received from NIH for this work. Meller is...

Dragonfly's metabolic disease provides clues about human obesity

...ic disease in humans. Their work was supported by grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation. ...

UNC scientists solve mystery of how largest cellular motor protein powers movement

...s Early Edition. The work was supported in part by grants from the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the American Heart Association. Using a variety of modeling techniques that allowed resolution at the level of atoms, Adrian W.R. Serohijos, a graduate student in Dokholyan’s lab and first author of the s...

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