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Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

... unable to join the trip. Also participating were professors Charles Trick of the University of Western Ontario and William Cochlan at San Francisco State University, along with their graduate students. Several members of the Japanese research team were onboard the American vessel. The Americans' interest stem...

New, automated tool successfully classifies and relates proteins in unprecedented way

...by Jonathan Jarvik and PeterBerget, both associate professors of biological sciences at CarnegieMellon. The computational analyses were carried out together with XiangChen, a graduate student in the Merck Computational Biology andChemistry program.Chen and Murphy found that the new tool outperformed existing me...

Study: Soap And Water Work Best In Ridding Hands Of Disease Viruses

...ors are Drs. William A. Rutala and David J. Weber, professors of medicine and epidemiology at the UNC schools of medicine and public health; Dr. Mark D. Sobsey, professor of environmental sciences and engineering in public health; and medical technologist Maria F. Gergen-Teague. Dr. Gregory P. Samsa, a Duke Uni...

Self-assembled nano-sized probes allow Penn researchers to see tumors through flesh and skin

...pounds. Polymersomes, which were developed by Penn professors Daniel A. Hammer and Dennis Discher in the mid-1990s, function much like the bilayered membranes of living cells. Whereas cell membranes are created from a double layer of fatty phospholipid chains, a polymersome is comprised of two layers of synthet...

Computational Tool Predicts How Drugs Work In Cells, Advancing Efforts To Design Better Medicines

...tion with Scott Schaus and Sean Elliott, assistant professors in BU’s Department of Chemistry and Center for Chemical Methodology and Library Development (CMLD). Although drug development is an active field of research, there have been few ways to predict optimal drug design. The molecular targets of many drug...

Penguin chicks exposed to human visitors experience spike in stress hormone

...ors are Dee Boersma and John Wingfield, UW biology professors and Walker's doctoral advisers. The work was funded by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Ornithologists' Union and the American Museum of Natural History. There is no evidence of short-term negative effects, such as different growth ra...

Researcher says flu responders can learn from 1918 epidemic

...uhlenberg College. In each case, Higgins said, the professors have helped him focus on a component of the flu epidemic to gain a clear perspective on its causes, scope, legacy and lessons. As a result, Higgins has found himself growing increasingly concerned with what he describes as a "bifurcated health care ...

Researchers find gland that tells fruit flies when to stop growing

...s adulthood. Mirth and her colleagues, UW biology professors Lynn Riddiford and James Truman, surmised that size assessment had to be accomplished through a major endocrine organ, so they screened all fruit fly endocrine glands, enlarging or reducing them and studying the effect on body size. "The only thing ...

Gene needed for butterfly transformation also key for insects like grasshoppers

...he work was done in the UW laboratories of biology professors James Truman and Lynn Riddiford, who are co-authors of the paper, and was underwritten by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Genes regulate how an organism grows and changes physically as it develops. ...

Thin tough skin, slow-growing gills protect larval Antarctic fish

...Antarctica as an undergraduate with animal biology professors Chi-Hing (Christina) Cheng and Arthur L. DeVries, who discovered AFPs in notothenioids. The research team, which also included Clive W. Evans of the University of Auckland in New Zealand, studied three notothenioid species: Gymnodraco acuticeps (nak...

Common enzyme is a key player in DNA repair

...anuary 12, 2006, issue of the journal Nature. HHMI professors are leading research scientists who received $1 million grants from the Institute to bring innovative teaching to the undergraduate classroom. DNA is assaulted daily by toxic chemicals, metabolic byproducts, sunlight, and other forms of radiation. M...

UC Riverside psychologist explores human perception, finds 'wow factor'

... faculty members, mentoring at least two assistant professors each year and providing teaching consultation. ...

Molecular force field helps cancer cells defend against attack

...hristopher Garces, M.D., and UF research assistant professors Elena Kurenova, Ph.D., and Vita Golubovskaya, Ph.D., also were involved in the work, funded by the National Cancer Institute. "We take our patients, we look at their tumors and we try to find clues to why their tumors grow, why their tumors spread, ...

How plants avoid feeling the burn

...per, contributions from chemistry and biochemistry professors Devens Gust, Tom Moore and Ana Moore of ASU's Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis were instrumental in the project. "The initial interest was to more fully understand how photosynthesis works," said Fisher. Because our center foc...

Magnetism and mimicry of nature hold hope for better medicine, environmental safety

...The team includes Mark Hayes and Devens Gust, both professors of chemistry and biochemistry, and Tom Picraux, wh...arquez, and fellow researchers in Spain, including professors Sonia Melle at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Miguel Angel Rubio, and graduate student Pablo ...

Global study shows all tobacco bad for the heart

... increase the risk of heart attack. The study by professors Salim Yusuf and Koon Teo of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, is published in this week's issue of The Lancet. In collaboration with colleagues from 52 countries, they calcul...

Smooth sailing: 'cruise ship virus' tackled by UH, Baylor College of Medicine

... $280,000 grant to a pair of University of Houston professors who are studying what has commonly been dubbed the "Cruise Ship Virus." This RCE is part of a national network of 10 other centers that support research focused on countering threats from bioterror agents and emerging infectious diseases. Each i...

BC catalyst discovery promises faster, cheaper drug production

...Sept. 7 issue of the journal Nature, a team led by professors Amir Hoveyda and Marc Snapper of the Boston College Chemistry Department said they had found a first-of-its-kind catalyst that will eliminate several costly and wasteful steps from the process of synthesizing certain molecules. "Our new catalyst wil...

A valuable fly for research into disease

... Cayetano González and Marco Milán, ICREA research professors at IRB Barcelona and experts in the field of cell and developmental biology. The role of the fly Studies using Drosophila date back to the last century and have provided valuable insight into the fundamental principles of biology and genetics. On...

Pacific Rim researchers to collaborate on distributed bioinformatics analysis of avian flu

...y, ongoing Avian flu Drug Discovery project led by professors J. Andrew McCammon and Art Olson of NBCR, by sharing expertise and resources." ...

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