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Emory Study Tests Bone Marrow Stem Cells to Improve Circulation in Legs

...hperipheral vascular disease.The investigators are seeking patients in whom prior treatments,including surgery or angioplasty, have been unsuccessful, or patientsfor whom those treatments are not options. To find out more about thestudy and eligibility, call 404-712-0170....

Color-blind method opens new doors in DNA sequencing

... separate the light into colors." Metzker is also seeking to develop a chip-based imager than could be used in his overall project on sequencing-by-synthesis (SBS), which is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute. SBS could lead to the ability to sequence an individual's own genome rapidly a...

Duke Chemists Isolating Individual Molecules Of Toxic Protein In Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

...g of amyloid aggregation. The scientists are also seeking the precise point during fibril formation when interactions between monomers become irreversible. Defining that point is important because "the fibrils are virtually indestructible once formed," he said. "How all these monomers interact to form thes...

Examination of internal 'wiring' of yeast, worm, and fly reveals conserved circuits

...ill soon become indispensable tools for biologists seeking a better understanding of all cellular functions. He said that just as a species evolved new proteins to give it a selective advantage, it also could have evolved a new combination of existing proteins. Such novel arrangements would have generated ne...

New online portal merges vast data on Gulf of Maine ecosystem

...data will be an invaluable resource for scientists seeking to understand marine ecosystems. Dr. Lewis Incze, chief scientist for the Gulf of Maine program explains: "Knowledge of biodiversity and the relationships of life in the Gulf of Maine to the surrounding environs is fundamental to ecosystem-based man...

Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity

...would offer significantly more assistance to those seeking medical research results than a database of NIH-funded manuscripts can provide. This public-private partnership would be much less costly to NIH and would avoid the confusion that would result from publishing two different versions of the same articl...

Genetic defects give the immune system the green light to attack the pancreas

...chromosomal regions are known, the researchers are seeking the precise genes involved. “Once these genes are identified, we will be better able to define the biologic pathways that lead to type 1 diabetes,?said Dr. Yamagata. “We then can work on designing ways to subdue or stop this process.?/p> This stu...

Biomarkers isolated from saliva successfully predict oral and breast cancer

...t early cancers has long been a goal of scientists seeking quick and easy screening tools that could be done in a doctor's office. The search for such tests, however, has been stalled until recently with the advance of several emerging technologies including improved methods to identify, collect, preserve an...

Friendly bacteria in humans may protect against HIV

...omen in poor countries," says Tao. He is currently seeking sponsorship from charities or philanthropists to develop this technology. ...

Fungus Effective Against Winged Termites

...ly-related cousins. The researchers are currently seeking collaborators to further develop a formulation to deliver the fungal spores. They envision applying the fungus to buildings and trees already known to harbor termites before the swarms are in full swing. ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's c...

Researcher gets NSF grant to create mutant maize lines

...s, as well as to biotechnology industry scientists seeking to create maize plants with enhanced properties for agriculture or industry, Brutnell says. "This is going to be the only resource of its kind, a sequence-indexed library that allows researchers to do a database search for a DNA sequence and identif...

Scientists succeed in cloning human embryos from eggs matured in the lab

...h because almost all that are retrieved from women seeking fertility treatment are used to treat the patient. Immature oocytes are not used routinely for treatment at present, and so any that are retrieved can be donated for research. These immature oocytes are arrested in the prophase I stage, before meioti...

Invitrogen Launches i-Path -- A Unique Systems Biology Platform at BIO 2005

...h because almost all that are retrieved from women seeking fertility treatment are used to treat the patient. Immature oocytes are not used routinely for treatment at present, and so any that are retrieved can be donated for research. These immature oocytes are arrested in the prophase I stage, before meioti...

Self-assembled DNA buckyballs for drug delivery

...ll an open question, the researchers say. They are seeking collaborators to solve the puzzle. Luo and Ph.D. graduate students Soong Ho Um, Sang Yeon Kwon and Jong Bum Lee described DNA buckyballs in an invited talk titled "Self-assembly of nanobuckyballs from dendrimer-like-DNA-polystyrene amphiphiles" Sun...

Bees, Brains and Addiction

... were 20 students from San Diego's High Tech High, seeking to learn more about the neurobiology of drugs and addiction for their science class. The next lecture in the series will be given May 24 by Ralph Greenspan of the Neurosciences Institute on "Sleep, Waking and Arousal." For more information on this l...

Researchers develop new method for facile identification of proteins in bacterial cells

...er," said Dr. Halden. Johns Hopkins University is seeking partners who would like to license this patent-pending methodology. Inquiries may be directed to Deborah Alper at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at dalper@jhsph.edu or 443-287-0402. "Identification and Phenotypic Characterizatio...

Scientists turn tobacco against cancer

...xpensive to produce. The Jefferson scientists are seeking industry partners to begin mass production of the antibody. The next step in the work, Dr. Koprowski notes, would be to conduct a phase 1 clinical trial of the monoclonal antibody in colorectal cancer patients. In the meantime, they are studying the ...

Bumblebees copy one another when contending with unfamiliar flowers

...ought to rely mainly on individual experience when seeking out rewarding flowers. The role of other bees in these decisions has been considered only in the context of deterrence because the small scent marks that foragers leave after emptying flowers dissuade others from visiting. In the new study, the rese...

Gifts from the sea

...headquarters each year. U.S. and foreign students seeking intense, specialized science courses taught by top researchers, flock here, too--to participate in advanced-level offerings in numerous subjects, including cell physiology, neurobiology, and embryology. Why study marine creatures? In short, they are...

Female volunteers prepare for a second 'bedrest'

...research team in Toulouse, France, is now actively seeking twelve new volunteers to enable them to continue and enhance the research. At the beginning of June, the twelve volunteers from the first phase of the WISE study (Women International Simulation Experiment), were progressively 'released' as they were...

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