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

NEW YORK, June 18, 2009 The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation said today that for the fourth time in 18 months, one of its biotech partners has signed a collaboration agreement with a large pharmaceutical company to move research on type 1 diabetes into the final phases of trials. Accordin...

Moving gene therapy forward with mobile DNA

Gene therapy Gene therapy is the introduction of genetic material into a patient's cells resulting in a cure or a therapeutic effect. In recent years, it has been shown that gene therapy is a promising technology to treat or even cure several fatal diseases for which there is no attractive alt...

How to move agriculture forward with limited water

MADISON, WI, JANUARY 26, 2009 -- Across the globe, the demand for water is increasing with the rise in the world's population. Expanding urban areas are requiring more water for drinking, sanitation, and industry which is placing added stress on water supplies. In addition, depleting ground water,...

New technique is quantum leap forward in understanding proteins

In this ongoing quest, a group of Scripps Research Institute scientists, along with colleagues from the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) have borrowed from physics to deliver one of those research raritiesan unmitigated success. The group has devised a computational method that, with re...

New step forward in search for solution to infection puzzle

Scientists at the University of York have helped to reveal more about the way bacteria can attach to human tissues. The study could help in the development of new treatments for serious heart conditions such as infective endocarditis. The researchers studied the way a protein found on the ...

AVAC comments on NIAID decision not to move forward with PAVE 100 Trial

New York, NY The AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) today urged Dr. Anthony Fauci and the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to act swiftly to clarify the path ahead suggested by the announcement that NIAID would not go forward with the proposed PAVE 100 AIDS v...

A step forward in virology

The vaccinia virus has a problem: it is a giant among viruses and needs a special strategy in order to infiltrate a cell and reproduce. Professor Ari Helenius and Postdoc Jason Mercer from ETH Zurichs Institute for Biochemistry have now discovered what this strategy is. In the process, they stumbl...

Clinical trials for shingles drug take an important step forward

A possible new anti-viral drug designated FV-100, which could alleviate the suffering of millions of people with herpes zoster or shingles, has entered the second stage of clinical testing in patients. Developed and patented by scientists based at Cardiff University, a Phase II clinical trial ...

Large-scale investment catapults CAMH's mental illness and addiction research forward

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is proud to announce a landmark investment of $15 million by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) into research that will propel the understanding, intervention, treatment and prevention of mental illness and addiction to the next level of ex...

A step forward in the fight against bacterial infections

Bacterial infections can strike anyone, and they can sometimes be fatal. Because more and more bacteria are becoming resistant to the pre-eminent remedy; antibiotics; the search for new remedies against bacterial infections is in high gear. Research by scientists from the Flanders Interuniversity I...

A large step forward in the fight against African sleeping sickness

Each year, over 300,000 people die of African sleeping sickness (trypanosomiasis). Researchers from the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) connected to the Free University of Brussels are making strides in the battle against this disease. They have coupled the human prote...

Scientists move forward understanding of schizophrenia

A Scots-led medical research team has identified a new gene linked to major mental illness that links back to a previously discovered gene known to increase the risk of schizophrenia and depression. Scientists from the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, together with scientists from the pharma...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

An international team of scientists has used gene therapy in two separate studies to renew brain cells and restore normal movements in monkeys and rats with a drug-induced form of Parkinson's disease. The research, detailed online in the scientific publications Brain and The Journal of Neuroscie...

Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Moves Forward In Animals

An international team of scientists has used gene therapy in two separate studies to renew brain cells and restore normal movements in monkeys and rats with a drug-induced form of Parkinson's disease. The research, detailed online in the scientific publications Brain and The Journal of Neuroscie...

Women often opt to surgically remove their breasts, ovaries to reduce cancer risk

... risk. It does not always happen immediately after counseling or a genetic test result and can take more than seven years for patients to decide to go forward with surgery," said lead researcher D. Gareth Evans, M.D. Evans is a consultant in clinical genetics at the Genesis Prevention Center, University Hosp...

Hormone levels contribute to stress resilience

...otect military personnel from the negative impact of operational stress." Clearly, additional research is still needed but these findings are a step forward in the quest to help prevent or better treat the symptoms of stress-related disorders that these high-risk individuals experience. ...

Plankton Power and RTDC announce proposed algae-to-biofuels pilot facility on Cape Cod

..." noted WHOI Executive Vice President Larry Madin and Joshua Hamilton, Chief Academic and Scientific Officer of MBL, in a joint statement. "We look forward to applying our institutions' collective expertise and complementary strengths in the ecology and biochemistry of marine algae to support the es...

New hope for fisheries

...ken out of the sea) and to identify which tools managers have applied in their efforts to rebuild depleted fish stocks. The work is a significant leap forward because it reveals that the rate of fishing has been reduced in several regions around the world, resulting in some stock recovery. Moreover, it bolst...

Global curbs on overfishing are beginning to work

... out of the sea) and to identify which tools managers have applied in their efforts to rebuild depleted fish stocks. The work is a significant leap forward because it reveals that the rate of fishing has been reduced in several regions around the world, resulting in some stock recovery. Moreover, it bolst...

Biologists rediscover endangered frog population

... his agency is pleased to participate in the effort to rescue the mountain yellow-legged frog and conserve its remaining riparian habitat. "We look forward to reintroducing the species to its native habitat," Bartel said. Habitat protection and restoration, combined with efforts to reintroduce these fro...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

...congratulate them on this award." These awards highlight some of the successes made by the DOE national laboratories in technology transfer, moving forward basic research results into commercial products. This year, scientists and engineers from 12 of the 17 DOE National Laboratories as well as the Nev...

UC San Diego's $3 million NSF grant to fund science festivals

...sin fact, the Festival drew 50,000 attendees to its signature Expo Day, making it the largest single-day celebration of science in the nation. We look forward to expanding our outreach efforts as the Festival grows, and encouraging San Diego's youth to pursue careers in science, engineering and technology." ...

High construction cost for cycads

...sts are not recovered before the leaves are eaten. As the process is repeated the plant effectively starves to death. This work continues to propel forward the Cycas research that is based in Guam. The general lack of physiology research on Cycas species is a limitation to our understanding of this im...

Early rice harvests ease annual famine in Bangladesh

...takes to grow a rice crop. "Adopting direct seeding so rice can be sown earlier and planting a shorter-duration rice variety can bring the harvest forward 25-40 days," said Dr. David Johnson, IRRI scientist and IRRC work group leader. "This can significantly improve the quality of people's lives and r...

A global model for the origin of species independent of geographical isolation

... showed the distribution of species formed patterns similar to those that have occurred with real organisms all around the world. "The model we put forward in the paper lays the groundwork for more powerful tests of the role played by natural and sexual selection, as well as habitat complexity in shaping ...

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

...ivities has made it necessary for government enterprises to rely on security solutions. Technological innovations have provided the market with strong forward momentum, and investments in R&D have eliminated technological barriers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO ) ...

LincRNAs serve as genetic air-traffic controllers

...nd the Broad Institute identified a class of RNA genes known as large intervening non-coding RNAs or "lincRNAs," a discovery that has pushed the field forward in understanding the roles of these molecules in many biological processes, including stem cell pluripotency, cell cycle regulation, and the innate im...

New theory on why male, female lemurs same size

...s: The females are usually the dominant sex. Dunham's investigations into the long-standing mystery of female dominance among lemurs led her to put forward another important theory last year. Published in the journal Animal Behavior , the theory suggests that female lemurs tend to dominate males because ...

$29.4 million grant establishes CTSI at NYU in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation

...n improving the health of all New Yorkers. I look forward to the work that will result from this valuable co...ospital Center. "This new facility is a major step forward for our neighborhood and I look forward to continuing to support its progress." ...

The last supper of the hominids establishes the times they lived at the sites

...r from the Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), attached to the IPHES in Tarragona. "For the first time, a method has been put forward which allows us to establish the relative length of the human occupations at archaeological sites as, up until now, it was difficult to ascertain the ...

New advance in revolutionary 'bullet fingerprinting' technique

...and useful results. This is an important area of forensic research and Northamptonshire Police is proud to be associated with the University. I look forward to further developments". Alex Goddard recently presented his findings at the University of Leicester's Postgraduate Research Festival. ...

UK Identity and Passport Service and IBM Sign 7-year National Biometric Identity Service (NBIS) Contract

...y, these new systems are part of building a smarter and safer planet where identifying ourselves when we travel is easier and more convenient. We look forward to extending and enhancing our existing relationship with the IPS and the UK Border Agency." As the prime contractor, IBM will integrate and oper...

Exploring standards to advance microbial genomics

...cently launched through GEBA: the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea ( http://www.jgi.doe.gov/programs/GEBA/index.html ). He also sees a way forward using single-cell genomics ⎯ a technique now being pursued in earnest by DOE JGI researcher Tanja Woyke and her colleagues ⎯ in partnershi...

AACR applauds nomination of Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., to be the new NIH director

...sts, and stimulate local and regional economies to create jobs, Dr. Collins' experience and insight will be invaluable," said Jacks. The AACR looks forward to working with Dr. Collins as new scientific discoveries transform the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The AACR urges the Senate to co...

Springer to collaborate with the Human Genome Organization

...t Springer, said, "We are very pleased to be partnering with such a prestigious society. Working together with the Human Genome Organisation, we look forward to supporting the advance of genomics research." ...

Landmark project to map genomics of complex ant systems

...ion; and metagenomics, delineating which organisms are within a system. Bringing genomics into classrooms Among the many mysteries Gerardo looks forward to analyzing through the sequencing data are the genetics underlying ant diversity. "We think that humans are so complex, but ants in these colonies ...

Arctic climate under greenhouse conditions in the Late Cretaceous

...an and Earth Science based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, along with Dr Jennifer Pike of Cardiff University take this debate a step forward by presenting the first seasonally resolved Cretaceous sedimentary record from the Alpha Ridge of the Arctic Ocean. The scientists analysed the re...

Data published in the New England Journal of Medicine support use of raxibacumab (ABthrax) for the treatment of inhalation anthrax

..., Executive Vice President, Research and Development, HGS. "Based on these results, we believe raxibacumab has the potential to be a significant step forward in the treatment of inhalation anthrax." ...

'Normal' cells far from cancer give nanosignals of trouble

...erology research at NorthShore. "Indeed, the ability to determine cancer risk by interrogating readily accessible tissue may provide an important step forward in cancer screening." "Partial wave spectroscopy is a paradigm shift from conventional diagnostic techniques, which involve interrogating the actua...

Sustainable bioenergy project has global launch

...l development," said Richard. "Penn State has been playing a leading role in analyzing that potential in our region, and with this new project we look forward to addressing the challenges and opportunities for bioenergy production in a global context." ...
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