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Mary had a lot of lambs: Researchers identify way to accelerate sheep breeding

Mary had a little lamb, but only once a year. However, Cornell Sheep Program researchers have discovered an unusual form of a gene that prompts ewes to breed out of season as well as conceive at younger ages and more frequently. They conducted a simple genetic test to identify the presence of t...

New e-science service could accelerate cancer research

The University of Manchester and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have launched a major new e-science resource for biologists which could accelerate research into treatments for H1N1 flu and cancer. Biocatalogue.org , a centralised regis...

Partnership to accelerate Trudeau Institute discoveries to patient care

Saranac Lake, N.Y. - The Trudeau Institute and Health Research Incorporated (HRI) have established a unique partnership aimed at advancing the commercialization of medical and scientific discoveries made at the institute to maximize their benefit to public health worldwide. The Trudeau Insti...

UC San Diego launches Institute of Engineering in Medicine to accelerate health care tech

The world's top engineers, physicians and scientists are joining forces to conceptualize, develop and bring to reality the future tools and treatments of 21st century health care through UC San Diego's new Institute of Engineering in Medicine. Nanoparticle bombs to kill cancer, molecular-sized bri...

Cigarette smoking may accelerate disability in those with MS

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Persons with multiple sclerosis who smoke risk increasing the amount of brain tissue shrinkage, a consequence of MS, and the subsequent severity of their disease, new research conducted at the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) at the University at Buffalo has shown. Th...

Nicotine may accelerate atherosclerosis, may be as dangerous as tar

NEW YORK (Sept. 10, 2007) -- It's well known that smoking cigarettes increases risk for a host of serious health problems from cancer to heart disease. Now a new study from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City looks at how they do their dirty work by contributing to atherosclerosis, or h...

St. Jude finds factors that accelerate resistance to targeted therapy in lymphoblastic leukemia

Results of a study by investigators at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital provide strong evidence for why the targeted therapy drug, imatinib, or Gleevec, which has revolutionized the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia, (CML) is often unable to prevent relapse of a particularly aggressive...

TGen awarded $7.1 million to accelerate brain disease research

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) today announced the receipt of a $7.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue a project designed to uncover the genetic causes of neurological and mental health disorders using sophisticated genetic scanning technol...

Agilent Technologies new genome analysis technology set to accelerate Australia fight against mesothelioma

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its breakthrough Human Genome CGH Microarray technology will be used by researchers at Melbourne's Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in a three-year study designed to better understand mesothelioma, a cancer found in the lining of the chest, the ...

Reservoirs may accelerate the spread of invasive aquatic species, researchers say

Just as disturbance makes a landscape susceptible to invasion by alien plant species, the construction of reservoirs around the globe could be contributing to the accelerating spread of exotic aquatic species, according to a Forum article in the June 2005 issue of BioScience. John A. Havel of South...

Recovery act-funded research projects aid communities across the country

...ding to establish 16 Energy Frontier Research Centers on university campuses. These centers will bring together interdisciplinary teams of experts to accelerate development of new energy technologies, with each center supporting a full staff of researchers, technicians, and graduate and postdoctoral students. ...

Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger

...oneered several approaches to enhancing the nutrition of the world's most severely malnourished children. The new Global Harvest Alliance promises to accelerate the advances which Dr. Manary champions via the combined commitments of Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Do...

Nanodiamonds deliver insulin for wound healing

...be loaded onto the nanodiamonds, which have a high surface area. The nanodiamond-insulin clusters, by releasing insulin in alkaline wound areas, could accelerate the healing process and decrease the incidence of infection. Ho says this ability to release therapeutics from the nanodiamonds on demand represents a...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MIRTEC With the 2009 Award for Automated Optical Inspection Product Innovation of the Year

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SRI announces selection by the National Cancer Institute as a Chemical Biology Consortium center

... and NCI-supported clinical research. To optimize high-quality leads and accelerate the drug discovery process, SRI will be working with BioComputing Group, In... record of success in applying its tools in a hypothesis-driven paradigm to accelerate drug discovery efforts of its collaborators and clients, having placed mult...

Skin-like tissue developed from human embryonic stem cells

.... Our goal is to produce functional tissues to treat oral and skin conditions, like the early stages of cancer and inflammatory disease, as well as to accelerate the healing of recalcitrant wounds," said Garlick. ...

UK bioscience sparkles with new Diamond fellowship

...mpact Fellowship - a new scheme established to enable a vital exchange of knowledge and expertise between academic and industrial sectors - helping to accelerate the development of new drugs by embedding an expert from the pharmaceutical industry in an academic research lab. Institute Career Path Fellowship...

Frost & Sullivan: North American Government Biometrics Markets Thrive With Active R&D Thrust

...n evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants. Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO...

$20 million NIH grant to transform clinical research at UIC

...c affairs. "Insights from basic research need much development and further study to create beneficial clinical practices, and the NIH is funding us to accelerate the process," Tanner said. The NIH launched the Clinical Translational Science Award program in 2006 to fund a national consortium of medical resea...

Researchers achieve major breakthrough with water desalination system

...order to evaluate and demonstrate the feasibility of water production from different source waters. "We believe systems such as the M3 can help accelerate not only water technology development but also its adoption," he said. In addition to its use as a pilot-scale testing unit, the M3, according ...

Mystery E. coli genes essential for survival of many species

...f an organised approach to accessing and using genome information. Research focussed on maximising the use of genome sequences will surely, therefore, accelerate discovery of information that is of social and economic importance. BBSRC has committed to such activity through the launch of our new Genome Analysis...

Climate change may spell demise of key salt marsh constituent

...se forbs fare well in areas inundated by water. On the other hand, she added, the higher concentrations of carbon dioxide also expected to occur would accelerate forbs' use of water, which may open them up to competition from other plant species. "How all these things interact, we don't really know," Gedan s...

Growing Demand for Rapid Screening and Detection Systems Pushes the European Maritime Security Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

...e been evaluated based on extensive interviews with market participants. Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO...

Supply-Chain Council Announces New Board of Directors and Officers

...zations make dramatic and rapid improvements in supply chain processes. The Council offers resources, capability development and knowledge networks to accelerate an organization's use of--and benefits from--SCOR and related models. ...

Frost & Sullivan Looks at Biometrics Advancement in Civil Security: Exploring Opportunities for Today and Beyond

...he briefing at anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details. Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO...

Pitt team finds molecule that regulates heart size by using zebrafish screening model

...example, FGF2 has been used in treatment of chronic skin ulcers and following burn surgery in Japan. Thus, BCI alone or in combination with FGF2 might accelerate the healing process and improve wound repair. ...

Genetically engineered mice yield clues to 'knocking out' cancer

...levied on DNA by these compounds can include lesions, breaks, cross-links and deletionserrors in our normal genetic codes that, if left unchecked, may accelerate the aging process and increase susceptibility to several disease states. In humans, DNA repair genes produce enzymes called DNA glycosylases that exci...

Neural stem cell differentiation factor discovered

...dendrocytes. Astrocytes have supportive functions in the environment of neurons, while oligodendrocytes form the myelin layer around axons in order to accelerate neuronal signal transmission. But how does a neural stem cell know" which way it is supposed to develop? On the molecular level receptors of the Notch...

Ovarian transplantation: New technique gives greatly improved results in this delicate operation

...ot to mention the deleterious effect of freezing. However, very thin cortical slices not only allow the tissue to be frozen by vitrification, but also accelerate the speed of revascularisation of the ovarian graft. "We believed that microvascular transplant would give us a longer duration of ovarian function...

Taxpayer Alliance applauds bill to broaden access to federal research results

...tists in all disciplines to use in innovative ways. It acknowledges the new reality of how science is conducted, and provides critical support to help accelerate research, discovery and innovation. This is good for science, and ultimately good for the public." "FRPAA will pay especially generous dividends t...

A Canada-wide technology platform for mapping the human interactome

... CFI will allow leading scientific groups in Canada to collaborate in addressing this critical problem in biomedicine. This collaboration will greatly accelerate our ability to analyze the proteins within normal and diseased cells, and to comprehensively map out their interactions," added Dr. Anthony Pawson of ...

NIH expands Human Microbiome Project; funds sequencing centers and disease projects

... that will produce a resource for researchers who are seeking to use information about the microbiome to improve human health. "This effort will accelerate our understanding of how our bodies and microorganisms interact to influence health and disease," said Acting NIH Director Raynard S. Kington, M.D., P...

Midget plant gets makeover

...gy, just released a new version of the genome sequence of this model plant, which includes an array of improvements and novel features that promise to accelerate this critical research. The new TAIR9 genome release contains detailed information on all 33,518 genes that make up this tiny plant (including 114...

Another JDRF partner moves research forward with collaboration agreement for diabetes treatment

...n accelerating the pace of research leading to a cure for diabetes." Dr. Lewis noted that the development underscores JDRF's unique role helping to accelerate and translate research discoveries into cures and better treatment of type 1 diabetes and its complications. By supporting early stage research at sm...

Test detects molecular marker of aging in humans

...lood and is strongly correlated both with chronological age and with certain behaviors such as tobacco use and physical inactivity, which are known to accelerate the aging process. In a paper published online ahead of print in the journal Aging Cell , the researchers reported that they have solved technical...

Global warming increasing the dispersal of flora in Northern forests

...n headed the international research into the impact of global warming on seed and pollen dispersal. The goal was to learn whether global warming would accelerate the dispersal of plant populations in forests. The research group utilised the micrometeorological data gathered over a decade at the Hyytil Forestry ...

Amarna Therapeutics B.V. and TNO announce SVac research and development partnership

...vironment and Geosciences, TNO Information and Communication Technology. Within biopharmaceutical development, TNO’s mission is to optimize and accelerate the transition of human therapeutics from discovery to the clinic. TNO strives towards this goal by establishing innovative product development and ma...

Design input accelerates new technologies' route to market

...ology transfer offices of universities to help scientists and technologists accelerate the development of astonishing new applications for their research. The... anticipate that the input to our projects from the design consultants will accelerate their development and significantly increase the potential for commercial s...

Lombardi scientist brings 'dream team' breast cancer research effort to GUMC

...ogist who will serve as vice chairman of Lombardi's department of oncology when he joins the cancer center in July. "We hear a lot about the need to accelerate cancer research but this is the first effort that could truly speed up the translation made in the laboratory and impact cancer care." SU2C is a ch...

Microtest Labs Adds Dissolution Testing to its Suite of Analytical and Stability Testing Services

...al, biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA, the company's expertise and flexible processes enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption. For more information, visit www.microtestlabs.com or call 1-413-786-1680 or toll-free 1-800-...
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