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AAAS decries latest stem cell veto

... of Representatives last year. This year's measure won strong bi-partisan support in the U.S. House and Senate, but fell just short of the two-thirds supermajority needed to override the veto. While Bush signed a separate Executive Order to support other stem cell research, AAAS "strongly believes" t...

Brain's reward circuit activity ebbs and flows with a woman's hormonal cycle

... phase. When they hit the jackpot and actually won a reward, women in the pre-ovulatory phase activated the striatum and circuit areas linked to pleasure and reward more than when in the post-ovulatory phase. The researchers also confirmed that the reward-related brain activity was directly linke...

New research says winning a Nobel Prize adds nearly 2 years to your lifespan

...ar. That left 524 scientists, of whom 135 actually won a Nobel Prize. The average life span for this g..., they found that the amount of actual prize money won by Nobel prize winners had no effect on their longevity - suggesting that it is the sheer status boo...

Research to spotlight carbon monoxide benefits

Scientists at the University of York have won a grant of £110,000 to investigate potential uses of carbon monoxide in treating disease. Dr Jason Lynam and Dr Ian Fairlamb, of the University's Department of Chemistry, have been awarded the funding by the Leverhulme Trust for a three-year study ...

Short chromosomes put cancer cells in forced rest

...re in permanent rest," says Greider. Greider, who won the Lasker Award in 2006 for her discovery of telomerase, says further study of the road to senescence should suggest new ways of preventing or treating cancer by interfering safely with telomerase and the cell-suicide system....

Williams College biologist explores photosynthetic apparatus

...Assistant Award by Cornell University. Ting has won a number of grants for research in biosciences related to the environment, including an NSF-NATO postdoctoral research fellowship in science and engineering at the Institute of Biological Physical Chemistry in Paris, France. Her research has been pub...

UCLA: How does your brain respond when you think about gambling or taking risks?

...ct it. Participants were not told whether they had won or lost until after they left the scanner; afterwa...archers flipped a coin and the participants either won or lost the money. What interested the researchers, however, was the activity of the brain's regions...

Nobel Laureate finds 'elegant' explanation for DNA transcribing enzyme's high fidelity

Last month, Roger Kornberg of Stanford University won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his efforts to unravel the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription, in which enzymes give “voice?to DNA by copying it into the RNA molecules that serve as templates for protein in organisms from yeast to humans. N...

Recycling technology

...tment of Chemistry at the University of York have won a major DTI competition to investigate ways of extracting and recycling liquid crystals from waste LCD devices. They are part of a consortium of nine partners and supported by the Resource Efficiency Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the Displays...

University of Iowa scientists explore function of 'junk DNA'

... could turn off, or silence, genes. This discovery won Andrew Fire and Craig Mello the 2006 Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology. Since their discovery, the field has exploded and small, non-coding RNAs have been shown to play an important role in development and disease in ways that scientists are onl...

Boston University biomedical engineers win major grant for pursuit of the '$1,000 Genome'

Two Boston University biomedical engineers have won a major National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant ...gator Zhiping Weng, also a BU biomedical engineer, won $2.2 million over the next three years for their research, in addition to some $600,000 Meller has a...

Contrary to common wisdom, scientist discovers some mammals can smell objects under water

...l underwater,' said Catania, who earlier this year won a $500,000 "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "When mammals adapt to living in water, their sense of smell usually degenerates. The primary example is the cetaceans ?whales and dolphins ?many of which have lost t...

Scientists' cell discovery unearths evolutionary clues

...ects, including teams in the USA and Germany, have won sponsorship to sequence the genomes of social amoeba species identified by the work in York and Dundee. ...

Parasitic plants sniff out hosts

...choice between wheat and tomato plants, the tomato won out, indicating that the parasites have some way of deciding between a good host and a bad host. The researchers examined responses to some of the individual compounds released by host plants. Of seven compounds tested from tomato, three caused a...

'LEGO-Like' building blocks to halt cell growth wins Hebrew University prize

... called SIB (Small Integrated Building Blocks) has won a prestigious scientific prize for a Ph.D. student in organic chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalemite Nir Qvit, 34, will be one of those receiving the Kaye Innovation Award on June 13, during the 69th meeting of the Hebrew unive...

Researchers win money to develop breath test to detect breast cancer

...etabolites associated with breast cancer. The team won a Breast Cancer Research Program Idea award, which funds promising, high-risk, high reward research proposals that could lead to critical advancements in eradicating breast cancer. "We are very excited about getting this grant without having had to...

Chemical signaling helps regulate sensory map formation in the brain

...ears. In 1963, neurobiologist Roger Sperry (who won the Nobel Prize in 1981) proposed the "chemoaffinity hypothesis." Sperry suggested that chemical signals, probably present in concentration gradients, serve as positional landmarks within the brain. Theses landmarks are then recognized by growth cone...

Polymer aids in blood clotting, pointing way to new treatment

... movements within cells, said Arthur Kornberg, who won the 1959 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for discovering mechanisms in the synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid. "Roberto has discovered a novel structure of major metabolic importance that regulates the levels of calcium an...

Fruit fly's beating heart helps identify human heart disease genes

... year in a row that a trainee in Rockman's lab has won the Katz prize. Last year, Naga Prasad, Ph.D. received the award. In the past, researchers could not accurately study heart disease in fruit flies because of an inability to accurately image heart function of a living adult fly. Past investigators h...

Portable cocaine sensor developed at UC Santa Barbara

...Center for Polymers and Organic Solids at UCSB. He won the Nobel prize in chemistry in 2000. "For me the most exciting thing is that this is a generic, inexpensive way of detecting a range of interesting targets," said Kevin Plaxco, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. "Cocaine is just the...

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