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Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients

...of the type of collaborative study between two NIH institutes that helps advance the field,” said NCI Director, John E. Niederhuber, M.D. It is estimated that more than 34,000 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx (the middle part of the throat that includes the soft palate,...

ConocoPhillips establishes $22.5M biofuels research program at Iowa State

...8 academic departments and 19 research centers and institutes across campus. Those researchers have attracted more than $57 million in sponsored research funding since 2002. The ConocoPhillips research program will add to that total. "Iowa State University, with its central location in the agricultural belt ...

Freeze! Scientists film proteins at work by freezing them at different states

...d-known filmmakers. However, scientists from these institutes based in Grenoble (France) have managed to produce a movie. The actors are not celebrities but a protein whose role is to eliminate toxic molecules. They filmed this protein in action by freezing it at several states. They publish their results this ...

Living with water scarcity -- world must act now

... the work of over 700 specialists from hundreds of institutes around the world into the most comprehensive and authoritative assessment of water and food ever written, critically examining policies and practices of water use and development in the agricultural sector over the last 50 years. Spearheaded by I...

NIH neuroscience microarray consortium launches high-throughput genotyping services

...icroarray Consortium is now supported by these two institutes as well as the thirteen other NIH Neuroscience Blueprint institutes and centers. "The consortium that we have established over the past four years is a nation-wide t...

Researchers to study why dead zone returned to Lake Erie

...ional Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration joint institutes and is administered by the SNRE. The grant, funded by NOAA's Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, provides scientists $506,190 for five years. A dead zone is an area of oxygen starved water that cannot sustain aquatic habitat, said Scavia,...

Researchers discover new gene responsible for brittle bone disease

... Center, and the Shriners of North America. Others institutes participating were the Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro in Genova, Italy, The Shriners Hospital for Children in Oregon, McGill University in Montreal and The University of Washington in Seattle. "Beyond OI, there may be other connectiv...

MIT creates 3-D scaffold for growing stem cells

...hors on the paper, in addition to Gelain, are from institutes and medical schools in Milan, Italy. Life in two dimensions Biomedical researchers have become increasingly aware of the limitations of growing living cells in coated, two-dimensional Petri dishes and glass slides. In the body, cells are att...

When nerve cells can't make contact

... s work sent a shock wave through neuro-scientific institutes worldwide, as the a NLGN genes were not unknown. They are responsible for the creation of two proteins, neuroligin-3 and neuroligin-4, which are considered to play an important part in the structure of nerve cell contacts. Nerve cells communicate w...

Cells use mix-and-match approach to tailor regulation of genes

...ioengineering researchers at UCSD and two research institutes in Germany report in the June 16 issue of PLoS Computational Biology that transcription factors act not only in isolation, but also in pairs, trios, and combinations of up to 13 to regulate distinct sets of genes. The researchers, led by UCSD bioeng...

New potential drug target in tuberculosis

...ts. Wilmanns and his colleagues from various other institutes are now focusing on structures of molecules that help M. tuberculosis to persist in its dormant state and could become drug targets. ...

Sun protection for plants

...he researchers have been working with agricultural institutes in South America and the Asia to start to work out how their knowledge of the defence mechanisms in model plants such as Arabidopsis could be used to improve the photosynthesis rates of staple crops such as rice and the common bean. Professor Juli...

Researchers get neurons and silicon talking

... Vassanelli. "We also have the infrastructure with institutes like the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried, which is one of the world leaders in the field. Europe should be very proud of these resources. It gives us access to equipment and expertise that would be very hard to replicate elsewher...

Powerful new tool for studying brain development

...seases and Stroke (NINDS), and a partnership of 14 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which have formed a consortium to accelerate breakthroughs in understanding the nervous system. St. Jude undertook the BGEM project under subcontract from Rockefeller University (New York) on be...

Sahara's edge studied from ground, air and space to improve water management

...ater management entities, research and development institutes and private companies ?spanning Africa and Europe....er project team, including national remote sensing institutes in the SASS countries ?most prominently Tunisia's Centre National de Télédétection (CNT) and the Eur...

U-M scientists say fused genes trigger the development of prostate cancer

...perts in bioinformatics at two California research institutes have used a different, very fast and relatively low-cost computational tool to 'crunch' the world's largest repository of genotypes to predict their haplotypes -- and they did so in less than 24 hours, approximately 1,000 times faster than the prevai...

California computer scientists double volume of data in NIH biotech repository

...perts in bioinformatics at two California research institutes have used a different, very fast and relatively low-cost computational tool to 'crunch' the world's largest repository of genotypes to predict their haplotypes -- and they did so in less than 24 hours, approximately 1,000 times faster than the prevai...

Hunt for human genes involved in cell division under way

...in the MitoCheck consortium that includes 10 other institutes throughout Europe, the EMBL scientists will silence all human genes, one-by-one, to find those involved in cell division (mitosis) and to answer fundamental questions of how cell division is regulated. The scientists will use a method called 'RNA in...

Bacteria recognize antimicrobials, respond with counter-defenses

...ease of salmonellosis in people. Some food science institutes anticipate that virulent strains of salmonella will become more common throughout the food chain. Learning how this sometimes deadly organism fights back against the immune system may lead to treatments that get around bacterial resistance. Work in ...

Energy management in cells may hold key to cancer defense

...ps between faculty and students, and between other institutes outside the Dartmouth community. Often referring to his laboratory as a classroom, Witters pointed out the integral roles played by Hurley and Dartmouth College undergraduate student Jeanne Franzone '05, a co-author of the study. "Students are th...

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