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Spleen may be source of versatile stem cells

...l, established in 1811, is the originaland largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The MGHconducts the largest hospital-based research program in the UnitedStates, with an annual research budget of more than $400 million andmajor research centers in AIDS, cardiovascular research, cancer,cutaneous...

First 'atlas' of key brain genes could speed research on cancer, neurological diseases

...wships.Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a principal teaching affiliate of theHarvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research andcare centers in the United States. It is a founding member of theDana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), designated a comprehensivecancer center by the National Ca...

Placenta Is A Rich Source Of Blood Stem Cells

...families. Children's also is the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. For more information about the hospital visit: http://www.childrenshospital.org/research. ...

Scientists identify genetic pathways essential to RNA interference

..., established in 1811, is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The MGH conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, with an annual research budget of more than $450 million and major research centers in AIDS, cardiovascular research, cancer, cutan...

Leprosy microbes lead scientists to immune discovery

...tion. More than 300 faculty members are engaged in teaching and training the 900-plus student body in a broad spectrum of disciplines crucial to the health and well being of individuals and populations around the world. Programs and projects range from the molecular biology of AIDS vaccines to the epidemiolog...

Stem cell research - new cell lines

...nit (DTU) at the Prince of Wales Hospital, a major teaching hospital of UNSW. "There has only been one report of cloning of cells from human embryonic stem cells anywhere else in the world ?in Israel." By growing a human stem cell colony from a single cell, researchers are one step closer to deriving a homog...

Going To Extremes To Improve Human Health

.... About 40 physicians volunteer their expertise by teaching and assisting with research in the human physiology labs. "The chamber allows us to monitor minute changes in the vascular and respiratory systems of subjects both at rest and when exercising," Minson explained. "It's already opening up new realms f...

'Shifty-eyed' Monkeys Offer Window Into Brain's Social Reflexes

...ryday social interactions, said Platt, but also in teaching them. 'When you're teaching another person, you often engage with them in 'joint attention,' where you establish attentive conta...

Old drug, new tricks: Prospects for slashing the impact of malaria

...mptive' use of Fansidar. This looks like a case of teaching an old drug new tricks - or perhaps the old drug teaching us that it can perform tricks that we never suspected it could." The four-year trial is being cond...

Purdue's gold nanorods brighten future for medical imaging

... biomedical engineering; Terry B. Huff, a graduate teaching assistant in chemistry; Daniel A. Zweifel, a graduate student in chemistry; Wei He, a graduate research assistant in chemistry; Low; Wei; and Cheng. ...

Pillows - a hot bed of fungal spores

...any as 1 in 25 patients who die in modern European teaching hospitals have the disease. Immuno-compromised patients such as transplantation, AIDS and steroid treatment patients are also frequently affected with life-threatening Aspergillus pneumonia and sinusitis. Fortunately, hospital pillows have plasti...

Scientists pinpoint inflammation gene

... Kissebah practices at Froedtert Hospital, a major teaching affiliate of the Medical College. Other scientists from SFBR, ChemGenex, Deakin University (Geelong, Australia) and the International Diabetes Institute (Melbourne, Australia) also contributed to the work. Their research study identified SEPS1...

Virtual microscopy project wins educational technology award

...en granted to the project 'Virtual microscopy as a teaching aid' of the Biomedical Informatics Research Group ...al microscopy in the near future will become a key teaching aid, especially within pathology and hematology. Educational material produced by the research group...

Effective, safe anthrax vaccine can be grown in tobacco plants

...he first UCF Trustee Chair in Life Sciences, began teaching at UCF in 1998. He has formed a biotechnology company called Chlorogen to apply his work in chloroplast genetic engineering. In 2004, he won UCF's Pegasus Professor Award, the top honor given to a faculty member who excels in teaching, research and s...

'Creationism is not science' ?making the case for Darwin at UCL

...ory can be taught in their science classes and the teaching of Darwin's theory of evolution has been banned from many schools across America. Professor Ruse said: "I think creationism is a part of a bigger movement to a conservative evangelical Christianity world view -- I don't think we evolutionists have b...

The Amazon in 2050: Implementing the law could save a million square kilometers of rainforest

...he Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, where his teaching interests include ecosystem dynamics and modeling and digital cartography, and director of the Universidade's Center for Remote Sensing. He is also a Visiting Scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center. He earned his doctorate in Spatial Analysis fr...

Common enzyme is a key player in DNA repair

...lion 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. Most of the nicks and dings are quickly fixed by the cell's fleet of precision DNA repair processes, which can s...

First demonstration of 'teaching' in non-human animals

...d to be the first time a demonstration of 'formal' teaching has been recognised in any non-human animal. This...y 2006]. According to the accepted definition of teaching in animal behaviour, an individual is a teacher if it modifies its behaviour in the presence of a na...

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

...his scientific work, he holds the post of chair in teaching excellence for the College of Humanities, Arts, an...t two assistant professors each year and providing teaching consultation. ...

One in 14 men having a heart attack drive themselves to hospital

...at 890 heart attack patients admitted to six major teaching hospitals in Dublin, Southern Ireland, also found that it took women five times as long as men to go to casualty departments after their symptoms first started. But only one per cent got behind the wheel and drove to the hospital. "Driving during a ...

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