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Row over study puts Korea's scientific community under scrutiny again

...tem Cell Hub by building Korea's largest stem cell institute on land provided by the Korean government. ...

Researchers discover gene crucial for nerve cell insulation

...ne Alexander, M.D., Director of the NICHD, the NIH institute that funded the study. "Their discovery will provide important insight into the origins of disorders affecting myelin production." The study appears in the online version of Molecular and Cellular Biology. John Svaren, Ph.D., an associate pro...

No carrier necessary: This drug delivers itself

...ge of Arts and Sciences, executive director of the institute and a co-author. Because other delivery systems, especially those containing surfactants, commonly used with HPPH and many other drugs, may add to the toxicity in the body, they have been considered imperfect solutions. “Unlike formulations that...

Mummy's amazing American maize

...ester Interdisciplinary Biocentre ?a cross-faculty institute at the University ?Professor Brown is now examining the DNA of ancient Peruvian maize up to 6,000 years old to determine if these much older specimens are also similar to modern crops. ...

Experimental vaccine given during pregnancy reduces stillbirths from common virus

...ne Alexander, M.D., Director of the NICHD, the NIH institute that funded the study. "A prototype vaccine is the first step in protecting newborns against the most common viral disease of newborns in the developed world." The study appears in the March 15, 2007, issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. ...

Smokers quit after damage to brain region

...iated with smoking," said Damasio, director of the institute and holder of the David Dornsife Chair in Neurosci...ing the other. Hanna Damasio, co-director of the institute and holder of the Dana Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience, also stressed the difference between habitual...

St. Jude announces breakthrough in eye cancer treatment

...uthor of the paper. In those cases, the physicians institute aggressive systemic chemotherapy to reduce the size of the tumor, followed by one of several possible therapies such as radiation or lasers to destroy the remaining cancer cells in the eye. "When successful, this therapy often saves vision," Wilson s...

Gold nanoparticles prove to be hot stuff

...udy them, according to scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of Colorado at Boulder. Biophysicists often study nanoscale and even picoscale mechanics by using lasers to both apply force to and track the position of fragile biomolecule...

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

...in 10 days. The X PRIZE Foundation is a non-profit institute dedicated to fostering radical breakthroughs in space and technology for the benefit of humanity. "The $10 million prize may be a nice incentive to researchers, but our group at UCSD is more excited about the challenges of overcoming the daunting ...

Knockout Mouse Project

...announced the selection of the hospital's research institute for the Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP) on September 7, 2006. The $50 million initiative funded by the NIH is intended to help researchers explore the functions of 10,000 mouse genes. Humans and mice share the same characteristics for most of the 10...

Replacing insulin is top-ranked breakthrough foreseen for health in developing world

...Osteocel) and other medical breakthroughs. An eye institute in India (L.V. Prasad) has used adult stem cell therapy to repair the corneas of over 125 blind patients; an estimated 60% of blindness in poor communities is treatable. Regenerative medicine holds the promise of more affordable treatments than corn...

Nerve cell software keeps track of brain change

...e working with a leading Australian brain research institute to thoroughly validate HCA-Vision. The results will be reported in scientific journals in the near future", Dr Vallotton says. A version of the software for 3D images is under development and will provide 'another dimension' of detail for researche...

Pleasure and pain: Study shows brain's 'pleasure chemical' is involved in response to pain too

...o have recently received funding from the National institute of Drug Abuse to study individual variation in the effects and use of opioid painkiller drugs among people with chronic pain. ...

Learning the language of DNA

... FANTOM consortium, led by the Japanese scientific institute RIKEN and Genome Network Project, have been published in the current edition of the prestigious journal Nature Genetics in a paper of which Professor Hume is corresponding author and first co-author. ...

Biofuels researcher searches for new sources

...f the Institute for Biobased Products at MSU. The institute has funded Chen's research after receiving a line-item appropriation through Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont. "One of our goals is to make the new ethanol production methods from biomass competitive," Peck said. ...

A new look at the state of the oceans

... (WDC-MARE). This data centre represents a virtual institute and is administered by the Alfred Wegener Institute and the Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences. Aside from WDC-MARE, there are more than 50 other global data bases worldwide that serve as long term archives and provide information for science. ...

A new tool against brain disease

...t we have been able to build a biomedical research institute and develop this rich international collaboration that enables us to study the HIV epidemic at its epicenter, to gain knowledge that we could not obtain anywhere else," he said....

How HIV 'exhausts' killer T cells

...t we have been able to build a biomedical research institute and develop this rich international collaboration that enables us to study the HIV epidemic at its epicenter, to gain knowledge that we could not obtain anywhere else," he said....

A case of mistaken molecular identity

... Paveto, an independent researcher at INGEBI--an institute that is home to three HHMI international research scholars--conducted much of the painstaking work on the project by developing an original method to test rhodopsin function, said Levin. Levin said that Chagas patients' vision problems are caused e...

Plant-derived vaccines safeguard against deadly plague

... Luca Santi, a research assistant professor at the institute and lead author of the study published in the early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "A new vaccine approach would be the best way to prevent infection." In addition to manmade threats, the Centers for ...

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