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American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 8, 2009

...by the simple detection of light. The test can detect nanogram (one-billionth of a gram) amounts of ricin in minutes, they note. In the other, John barr and Suzanne Kalb describe development of a highly selective three-part test that involves capturing the ricin protein using special antibodies, evalua...

'Cool' idea for efficient climate control wins recognition

...to reduce energy consumption and that the award is an acknowledgement of the progress that has been made. The Innovation Prize was developed by the barr Foundation, a private family foundation committed to enhancing the quality of life for citizens in the Boston area, and the Cambridge Energy Alliance ...

AACR hosts Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Therapeutic Development Meeting

...hod More accurate tools for diagnosing myeloproliferative neoplasia Late-breaking data on multispectral imaging and its utility How the Epstein barr virus predicts outcome in nasopharyngeal carcinoma When: September 22-25, 2008 Where: Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Philadelphia...

Entomological Society announces 2007 award winners

...e on virus epidemiology. His dissertation research has earned him several awards and honors, including the ESAs Presidents Prize, the Manis award, the barr endowment award, and Phi Sigma membership. His research also helped to obtain grants worth $120,000. His postdoctoral research at the University of Fl...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Oct. 31, 2007

...ng early stages of infection. Early diagnosis is critical for effective treatment of pulmonary or inhalation anthrax, the most deadly form. John R. barr and colleagues in a multi-center team effort used a form of mass spectrometry to detect the presence of lethal factor, the key toxin produced by the a...

Red flag for repetitive stress injuries identified for first time in humans

... prevention of debilitating conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. The new study from Temple University senior researchers Ann barr and Mary Barbe and their doctoral student, Stephen Carp, in the March issue of Clinical Science, found that the immune system pumps out biomarkers (di...

Elasticity imaging identifies cancers and reduces breast biopsies

...or stiff an object is. “There are no needles,?Dr. barr explained. “The patient does not notice any difference from a standard ultrasound.? Dr. barr used a real-time, free-hand, elasticity imaging te...he expense of an increased number of biopsies,?Dr. barr said. “This technique could significantly reduce t...

Epstein-Barr virus might kick-start multiple sclerosis

...a Rockefeller University researcher who specializes in EBV-specific immune responses. The people with MS, who are universally infected with Epstein barr virus, showed increased antibody responses to certain EBV proteins in previous studies, Lünemann said. "Very recent investigations have shown that suc...

Waking a sleeping virus

...tural picture of a molecule that plays a key role in activating the Epstein barr Virus in human cells has now been obtained by researchers at the European M...seph Fourier and the CNRS, in Grenoble. Like Sleeping Beauty, the Epstein barr Virus (EBV) slumbers in the cells of 90 per cent of the world's population,...

Viral DNA sequence a possible trigger for breast cancer

...the activation and proliferation of the cells. These sequences have also been found in proteins from some other cancer-causing viruses such as Epstein barr virus and Kaposi's sarcoma virus, but what role this sequence plays in cancer development has remained unexplored. Katz and colleagues now show tha...
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