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Stanford scientists turn adult skin cells into muscle and vice versa

In a study featured on the cover of the May issue of The FASEB Journal , researchers describe how they are able to reprogram human adult skin cells into other cell types in order to decipher the elusive mechanisms underlying reprogramming. To demonstrate their point, they transformed human skin c...

Innerscope Research(R) Appoints Digital Leader, Andre Marquis, as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

BOSTON, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Innerscope Research(R), a revolutionary biometric media research firm specializing in Emotional Response Measurement, announced today the appointment of Andre Marquis as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Marquis will be responsible for expanding Innersc...

Innerscope Research(R) Appoints Digital Leader, Andre Marquis, as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

BOSTON, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Innerscope Research(R), a revolutionary biometric media research firm specializing in Emotional Response Measurement, announced today the appointment of Andre Marquis as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Marquis will be responsible for expanding Innersc...

Social interactions can alter gene expression in the brain, and vice versa

Our DNA determines a lot about who we are and how we play with others, but recent studies of social animals (birds and bees, among others) show that the interaction between genes and behavior is more of a two-way street than most of us realize. This is not a new idea to neuroscience, but one th...

Men Estimate Men's Risks Of Common Disorders Higher Than Women Do, And Vice Versa

New research from University of Glasgow researchers on lay perceptions about gender differences in health reveals that both men and women believe health risks are higher for their own sex than for the opposite sex. But, it also shows that males think that men are fitter and females think women are ...

NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists

... soon be translated into treatments for patients," says David Stephens, MD, vice president for research in Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center. "In addi...imulus bill will have far-reaching effects," says David Wynes, PhD, Emory's vice president for research. "New equipment, additional postdoctoral trainees an...

Protein handlers should be effective treatment target for cancer and Alzheimer's

...ock factors. She theorizes these drugs would be used for limited periods to avoid trading cancer for an increased risk of neurodegenerative disease or vice versa. "A lot of drugs, such as chemotherapeutic agents, can kill cancer but they also kill normal tissue. That is a limiting factor. We are lookin...

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

...nery provides an excellent opportunity to bring WHOI and MBL's combined scientific power to bear on a critical national need," 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 ...

K-State researcher, collaborators study virulence of pandemic H1N1 virus

... pandemic H1N1 virus. Richt is among the K-State researchers who study zoonotic disease -- those that can be transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa. Zoonotic diseases will be a focus of the National Agro and Bio-Defense Facility that has been designated for Manhattan. "Our strength at K-S...

Parasitic worms make sex worthwhile

... from each of the two lakes to worm parasites from their native lakes, but also cross-exposed the snails from Alexandrina with worms from Kaniere, and vice versa. The researchers exposed snails from both lakes to parasites from the third lake, Poerua, as a kind of control. The researchers learned that ...

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

...scientists. "We're thrilled that the National Science Foundation views the 2009 San Diego Science Festival as a national model," said UC San Diego vice Chancellor Penny Rue. "The San Diego community warmly embraced this inaugural initiative highlighting education in the sciencesin fact, the Festival d...

Newly discovered gene fusion may lead to improved prostate cancer diagnosis

...r-specific marker," says Dr. Mark A. Rubin, the Homer T. Hirst Professor of Oncology in Pathology, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and vice chair for experimental pathology at Weill Cornell Medical College. "Currently, PSA testing is the standard of care, yet it is not accurate enough to p...

$20 million NIH grant to transform clinical research at UIC

...t need and a continuing challenge," says R. Michael Tanner, UIC provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. "Insights from basic research need much de... "This is an important award for UIC," said Dr. Larry Danziger, UIC interim vice chancellor for research. "We are excited about the ways in which this award...

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

... Applied Mathematics and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to bear on the pressing problems facing New Yorkers. Robert Berne, NYU's senior vice president for health, said, "This grant is not only a great achievement in and of itself, it is also another demonstration of the more than century-lo...

U of A honored for research that could help 30 million Brazilians

... Geraldo Wilson Fernandes, a member of the Brazilian research team, will present a framed photo of Complexipora albertae to Lorne Babiuk, U of A's vice president, research. The presentation will be made Tuesday, July 14 at University Hall on the north campus. ...

Parascript Signature Verification Technology Used by Moscow Law Firm to Detect Signature Fraud in $160,000 Debt Collection Case

...e proud to partner with Moscow Law Firm 'Gareev, Muslov, and Partners' to respond to their need to support arbitration proceedings," said Mike Fenton, vice president sales and operations for Parascript. "This marks another successful international application of our universal signature verification techn...

Federal Bureau of Investigation Awards Lockheed Martin Biometric Card Scanning Service Contract

...orcement agencies. "We're proud to continue our decade-long partnership with the FBI on the Card Scanning Service program," said Barbara Humpton, vice president, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services . "Having secure, accessible records is a vital element in the Bureau's abilit...

ACS Technologies(TM) Selects M2SYS for Innovative Biometric Software

..., eliminating the need for passwords, barcodes, and PINs. "We carefully evaluated a number of biometric software providers," states Marvin Owen, vice president of ACS Technologies, "and ultimately chose M2SYS because of their ease of adoption, robust functionality, and competitive pricing structure....

Supply-Chain Council Announces New Board of Directors and Officers

... Ops Mgmt, Miami University of Ohio David Malenfant, vice President, Global Supply Chain, Alcon Labs, is now Chair of the Board and N...and Gary Kilponen, Energy and Manufacturing Industries Leader, Sunergos, is vice Treasurer. Mary Scheibner, Global Supply Chain Director, BASF Corp., is now...

New technique can fast-track better ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatments

...plant cell walls within three hours of exposure at relatively mild temperatures (120 degrees Celsius)," says Blake Simmons, a chemical engineer who is vice President of JBEI's Deconstruction Division and was the principal investigator for this research. "We attributed the swelling to disruption of inter- ...

Mount Sinai's Dr. Benjamin tenOever to be honored by White House

...further the study of viral infection," said Dennis S. Charney, M.D., the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Executive vice President for Academic Affairs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "Mount Sinai's ability to secure research funding, such as the Presidential Award, i...

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

...ts and monkeys," said Sally D. Bolmer, Ph.D., R.A.C, lead author and Senior vice President, Development and Regulatory Affairs, HGS. "Raxibacumab acted qui... The New England Journal of Medicine," said David C. Stump, M.D., Executive vice President, Research and Development, HGS. "Based on these results, we beli...

Dietary supplements manufacturers gain new tool to help ensure quality products

...ts to raise the quality of supplements and to fulfill the need for public standards in the dietary supplement community," said James Griffiths, Ph.D., vice president of food, dietary supplement and excipient standards for USP. "With the current cGMPs from FDA stipulating that dietary supplements manufactu...

UT scientist receives hemophilia research award

...ce often occur at the interface between two different fields," said Steven J. Norris, Ph.D., Robert Greer Professorship in the Biomedical Sciences and vice chair for research in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. "In this case, Dr. Smi...

MS study offers theory for why repair of brain's wiring fails

...ve made an encouraging finding that could open a new window into the cause of failed neural repair in multiple sclerosis," says Dr. Patricia O'Looney, vice President of BioMedical Research at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. "Understanding such mechanisms should help advance the efforts to find va...

Elsevier announces 2008 journal impact factor highlights

... and Clinical Immunology ( http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jaci ) which has shown consistent growth over the past five years. Glen Campbell, Senior vice President of U.S. Health Sciences Journals said, "Each annual announcement of impact factors confirms the depth and excellence of our health sciences ...

Taxpayer Alliance applauds bill to broaden access to federal research results

...e the frontiers of knowledge more rapidly, bringing the fruits of federal expenditure for research to citizens more quickly," said David Shulenburger, vice President for Academic Affairs at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. "FRPAA guarantees that access to all scientists and citizens...

Computers aid in cracking deception in plants

... students to think across disciplines," Korkin said. "Students from the life sciences will be working closely with students from computer science, and vice versa, to apply their individual expertise to solve a common research problem." ...

NYU Langone Medical Center awarded NIH grants totaling $1,560,000

...nd humans in health and disease," said Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA, senior vice president, vice dean for science and chief scientific officer. "We congratulate Drs. Blaser...

Parascript Signature Verification Technology Used by Moscow Law Firm to Detect Signature Fraud in $160,000 Debt Collection Case

...e proud to partner with Moscow Law Firm 'Gareev, Muslov, and Partners' to respond to their need to support arbitration proceedings," said Mike Fenton, vice president sales and operations for Parascript. "This marks another successful international application of our universal signature verification techn...

Federal Bureau of Investigation Awards Lockheed Martin Biometric Card Scanning Service Contract

...orcement agencies. "We're proud to continue our decade-long partnership with the FBI on the Card Scanning Service program," said Barbara Humpton, vice president, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services . "Having secure, accessible records is a vital element in the Bureau's abilit...

Prostate Cancer Translational Research in Europe meeting: Search for biomarkers continues

...eeting which opened today in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. "It is important that people with research background can communicate with clinicians and vice versa. By doing so we maximise the interaction amongst specialists. It is essential that we show our results to each other," said Prof. Peter Mulders ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- June 17, 2009

...emistry conference on sustainability begins June 23 Jean-Michel Cousteau, noted explorer, film-producer and environmentalist, and Len Sauers, Ph.D., vice President of Global Sustainability for The Procter & Gamble Company, are the featured keynote speakers at the upcoming 13th annual Green Chemistry & E...

Carnegie Mellon's Kris Matyjaszewski recieves EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

...ATRP and used for purification. "Kris is a dedicated chemist whose work has revolutionized the way we produce polymers," said Richard McCullough, vice president of research at Carnegie Mellon. "There is no doubt that his discovery of an environmentally friendly form of ATRP will lead to new green mat...

DNA template could explain evolutionary shifts

...with respect to genome evolution, gene evolution and exon shuffling," said Dr. James R. Lupski ( http://www.bcm.edu/genetics/facultyaz/lupski.html ) , vice chair of molecular and human genetics at BCM and senior author of the report. The mechanism not only represents a newly discovered method by which...

RSA Designated as the Leader in One-Time Password Market by Frost & Sullivan

...oned to continue leading the way in helping organizations protect identities, infrastructures and information against outside attacks," said Tom Corn, vice President of Product Marketing at RSA. "We are achieving this by providing a broad choice of innovative strong authentication methods that allow our c...

One of the Largest Wendy's(R) Franchisees, Tar Heel Capital, Reduces Fraud and Slashes Costs with DigitalPersona

...sh registers at any given time. "More than ever, restaurants and retailers are all looking for ways to immediately save money," said Jim Fulton, vice president of marketing at DigitalPersona. "DigitalPersona's fingerprint authentication solutions can help restaurant franchisees like Tar Heel Capital...

Infant formula adulteration with melamine underscores need for better detection methods

...otein workshop comes at a timely moment, as Congress considers legislation to better protect the U.S. food supply," said James Griffiths, Ph.D., USP's vice president of food, dietary supplement and excipient standards. "Adhering to good manufacturing practices and utilizing third-party verification progr...

IUPUI study finds living near fast food outlet not a weighty problem for kids

...cy makers fight childhood obesity more effectively," said the study's first author Robert Sandy, Ph.D., professor of economics and assistant executive vice president of Indiana University. The IUPUI research, published in the National Bureau of Economic Research's Economic Aspects of Obesity , utilize...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 3, 2009

...mistry conference on sustainability begins June 23 Jean-Michel Cousteau, noted explorer, film-producer and environmentalist, and Len Sauers, Ph.D., vice President of Global Sustainability for The Procter & Gamble Company, are the featured keynote speakers at the upcoming 13th annual Green Chemistry & E...
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