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Milestone in live microscopy focus of $2 million NIH grant

A proposal by a team of UC Davis scientists to develop the world's first electron microscope capable of filming live biological processes has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The team's plan is to extend the capabilities of a powerful new imaging tool call...

Alzheimer's, asthma, cancer, malaria and TB focus of new Singapore grants

Over 50 research grants totaling $24 million in U.S. dollars have been awarded to Singapore universities, research institutes and hospitals to fund studies related to asthma and other immune system disorders, infectious diseases, aging and cancer. The extramural grants were awarded by the Biom...

Stem cell focus for IBD wound healing

Scientists at The University of Nottingham are investigating whether stem cell markers could have a role to play in speeding up wound healing in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study could eventually lead to the development of new drugs which use natural molecules ...

Recession Puts Focus on Business Optimisation and Excellence to Strengthen Business Core

Singapore, March 24 / b3c newswire / – To cope with the most disparaging economic climate in decades, business owners are pushed to explore the different varieties of standard-issue business strategies to steer their companies through the recession. The usual strategy of following the "...

Human aspects of climate change to be focus of conference at Illinois

A conference at the University of Illinois will bring together scholars from various disciplines and the news media to stimulate dialogue and share research on climate change and on humans' ever-changing relation to climate. Current reporting on climate change is overwhelmingly driven by scientifi...

GEN reports growing focus on PI3-kinase pathway in cancer research

New Rochelle, NY, December 4, 2008Researchers are taking a closer look at the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3-kinase) pathway as studies continue to demonstrate that inhibiting this biological route suppresses tumor growth, reports Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News ( GEN ). The pathway is ...

Endangered sawfish focus of national collection and recovery efforts

GAINESVILLE, Fla. The University of Florida, keeper of the world's shark attack records, is also now overseeing a national records collection for another toothy marine predator: the sawfish. Distinguished by a long rostrum or "saw" that makes it a popular curio item and gives it its name, the ...

15-state Southern obesity summit to focus on deadly epidemic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. With Thanksgiving and end-of-the-year holidays coming soon, many Americans will eat, drink and get heavier. It is a challenging season for those working to control and reverse our nation's obesity epidemic. Luckily this is an opportune time to remind everyone of the problem an...

Research conference at UH to focus on US troops' needs, homeland security

As the U.S. armed forces and intelligence community seek out strategies that will give them an edge in battles on multiple fronts, University of Houston researchers are developing innovative techniques and devices to help defend both the troops and the homeland. That pairing of tactical and techni...

Biochemistry of human physiology in health and disease is focus of updated clinical text

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (Nov. 4, 2008) To intelligently perform laboratory methods in the investigation and diagnosis of disease, a solid understanding of the biochemistry behind the diseases and methods is required. The second edition of a leading book that describes the biochemical and phys...

NJIT seminar set for Nov. 6 to focus on bioelectronics -- emerging research area

Thanks to companies, universities, and inventors designing and manufacturing biomedical sensors, healthcare and its related economy will radically change over the next decade. Come learn what to expect from this new and growing fieldknown as bioelectronicsfrom nine experts at a one-hour free semin...

Similarities in imaging the human body, Earth's crust focus of conference at UH

HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2008 Whether it's in the human body or under the Earth's crust, modeling the unseen involves many similar techniques. Physicians and geologists will be meeting at the University of Houston to discuss just how much they have in common. Through a partnership between UH, M.D....

Cost-effective farm waste-to-energy technology focus of research

EAST LANSING, Mich. State and foundation grants exceeding $3 million will assist Michigan State University researchers in developing technology for smaller farms to turn animal waste into usable heat, electricity and other valuable products. MSU's planned Anaerobic Digestion Research and Educa...

New center will focus environmental debate and produce solutions for action

PHILADELPHIAThe Academy of Natural Sciences today announced a new Center for Environmental Policy that will bring together disparate parties in the wide-ranging environmental debate and offer practical solutions for managing the region's natural resources. The center will be funded by an $8...

Arctic science conference to focus on northern sustainability

Fairbanks, Alaska More than 150 scientists are expected to attend the 59th annual American Association for the Advancement of Science Arctic Division conference in Fairbanks, Alaska Sept. 15-17 2008. The conference will focus on sustainability science and the people of the Arctic. Sessions wil...

Researchers seeking to identify Alzheimer's risk focus on specific blood biomarker

NEW YORK A simple blood test to detect whether a person might develop Alzheimer's disease is within sight and could eventually help scientists in their quest toward reversing the disease's onset in those likely to develop the debilitating neurological condition. Building on a study that starte...

Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions debuts with focus on drinking water

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2008 An authority on the quality of drinking water today describes new challenges for consumers and municipal water supply systems, including unexpected consequences of efforts to conserve water in the first of a special series of podcasts from the American Chemical Society (...

Forum to focus on math and mechanics behind life processes

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Developing fundamental math and mechanics to explain life processes like embryo development, cellular migration and growth could open doors to a new frontier in biology, many researchers say. A group of these scientists and engineers will gather in Woods Hole, Mass. June 18-2...

York symposium puts focus on chemical 'weather'

Scientists gather in York next week to discuss new approaches to one of science's greatest challenges predicting the earth's chemical weather. Five years ago, Professor Peter Bernath, of the Department of Chemistry at York, helped to establish the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) satelli...

European membrane expertise to focus on new treatments for human diseases

A new 15 million Euro project led by the University of Leeds aims to find novel treatments for many human diseases by bringing together the leading European experts in membrane proteins. The project the European Drug Initiative for Channels and Transporters (EDICT) will target about 80 protei...

Multiple resource management is focus of new technical report

PORTLAND, Ore. March 6, 2008. Forests can serve society in numerous waysby providing timber, habitat for fish and wildlife, and recreational opportunities, for example. Management of these multiple resources is a primary mission of the USDA Forest Service. In May 2007, the agency co-sponsored a bi...

Powerful yet reliable proteomics techniques are the focus of a new methods book

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. Conventional approaches to proteomics have recently been augmented with a new generation of technologies unfamiliar to many life science researchers. A new methods book, Proteomics: Methods Express , identifies the most powerful of these new technologies and presents ...

Critically endangered porpoise is focus of new research report

An international research team, including biologists from NOAAs Fisheries Service, reported in the scientific journal Conservation Biology, that the estimated population of vaquita, a porpoise found in the Gulf of California, is likely two years away from reaching such low levels that their rate t...

New south Florida nursery to focus on staghorn corals

Virginia Key, Fla. (November 15, 2007) -- In response to the need for localized efforts to protect and recover the surviving populations of the threatened staghorn coral, Diego Lirman, Ph.D., and James Herlan, researchers from the University of Miamis Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sc...

Food and environmental sustainability focus of ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings

What was the impact of Hurricane Katrina on soil quality and agriculture? How can soil help lessen the impacts of climate change? To what extent can biofuels help make America energy independent? These topics and others of public interest will be discussed at the International Annual Meetings of t...

New book brings upper US Gulf Coast climate change and sea-level rise into focus

Boulder, CO, USA - Climate change and sea-level rise in the upper U.S. Gulf Coast and across the globe are two of the greatest concerns of our time. This new Special Paper from The Geological Society of America addresses the response of upper U.S. Gulf Coast estuaries to Holocene climate change an...

New ORNL process brings nanoparticles into focus

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 23, 2008 Scientists can study the biological impacts of engineered nanomaterials on cells within the body with greater resolution than ever because of a procedure developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The method, detailed i...

Astronomy technology brings nanoparticle probes into sharper focus

ATLANTA (February 19, 2008) While pondering the challenges of distinguishing one nano-sized probe image from another in a mass of hundreds or thousands of nanoprobes, researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University made an interesting observation. The tiny, clustered dots of light looked a lot l...

Sandia research to focus on early detection of harmful algal blooms

Sandia National Laboratories researchers Todd Lane and Victoria VanderNoot have been awarded a research grant to develop a technology that can successfully detect deadly toxins from harmful algal blooms (HABs). The funding is provided by the Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environme...

Reversing 'hibernating' heart muscle focus of UB researchers

Heart researchers at the University at Buffalo have received a $2.5 million five-year grant to develop new strategies to reverse a heart dysfunction called "hibernating myocardium" that can cause disabling heart failure and sudden death. Hibernating myocardium is a condition in which myocytes (...

First 'encyclopedia' of nuclear receptors reveals organisms' focus on sex, food

In creating the first "encyclopedia" of an entire superfamily of nuclear receptors ?proteins that turn genes on and off throughout the body ?UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found that certain receptors form networks and interact to regulate disease states and physiology in two main areas...

A new focus for the mechanism of nerve growth

Researchers at Yale shed new light on the mechanism of nerve cell growth by identifying novel functions for a molecular "motor" protein, myosin-II, according to an article in the March issue of Nature Cell Biology. As nerve cells develop or attempt to recover after damage, they extend growth cone...

Brains response to visual stimuli helps us to focus on what we should see, rather than all there is to see

Delving ever deeper into the intricate architecture of the brain, researchers at The Salk Institute have now described how two different types of nerve cells, called neurons, work together in tiny sub-networks to pass on just the right amount and the right kind of sensory information. Their study...

WCS says avian flu prevention should focus on farms, markets

Wildlife health experts from the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) warn that efforts to control the spread of avian flu across Asia and beyond must focus on better management practices on farms and in markets. WCS is currently working with Mongolian agencies on the ground in Mon...

Scientists focus on 'dwarf eye'

Genetic finding may have implications for farsightedness and nearsightedness, too.Working with an Amish-Mennonite family tree, Johns Hopkins researchers at the Wilmer Eye Institute have discovered what appears to be the first human gene mutation that causes extreme farsightedness. The researchers...

Supercomputers to focus brains on AIDS dilemma

More than two decades after it burst onto the scene, HIV/AIDS has claimed more than twenty million lives and continues to devastate societies around the world, particularly in Africa and other developing countries. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, after years of effort AIDS researchers succeeded ...

Highest ever winter water temperatures recorded

...erature over the continental shelf current is around 13 degrees, a degree or two warmer than at this time in recent years. The EAC has been a research focus for Katy Hill since 2005 as part of her PhD in the Quantitiative Marine Science program a joint initiative of CSIRO and the University of Tasmania. ...

Navigating in the ocean of molecules

...active compounds, e.g. natural substances. The program can also be used to predict new candidate agents that do not occur in nature. The scientists focus on the medically relevant section of the chemical space, in which molecules contain ring-shaped structures. To do this, they reduce the molecules to t...

Carnegie Mellon's Jean VanBriesen leads research team on Monongahela River

...en and Kelvin Gregory will use a $100,000 grant from the Pittsburgh-based Colcom Foundation to study water quality in the Monongahela River. The focus will be on the presence and effect of bromide associated with Marcellus Shale gas produced water, and sulfate from acid mine drainage, according to Va...

Moving to the US increases cancer risk for Hispanics

...the United States within each Hispanic population group, in order to evaluate habits that may predispose them to certain cancers. More research should focus on these unique populations in relation not only to cancer, but to other diseases, according to the researchers. ...
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