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2009 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting and Exposition

WHO: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) WHAT: Scientists from around the world gather to discuss the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products in an effort to enhance global health care. WHEN: November 8 - 12, 2009 WHERE: Los Angeles Convention ...

UF scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells

GAINESVILLE, Fla. University of Florida researchers were able to program bone marrow stem cells to repair damaged retinas in mice, suggesting a potential treatment for one of the most common causes of vision loss in older people. The success in repairing a damaged layer of retinal cells in mic...

St. Jude Scientists Discover a New Mechanism Controlling Neuronal Migration

Understanding how neurons migrate to their proper place during brain development will offer insights into how malfunctions in the machinery cause epilepsy and mental retardation MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The molecular machinery that helps brain cells migra...

Addiction scientists call for end to executions for drug offenders

The death penalty for those convicted of drug trafficking and other drug-related offences should be abolished as it is both ineffective as a policy measure and a violation of human rights. So write a group of prominent addiction scientists who believe that the international addiction community ...

UCLA scientists identify how immune cells may help predict Alzheimer's risk

What if you could test your risk for Alzheimer's disease much like your cholesterol levels through a simple blood test? UCLA scientists have discovered a way to measure the amount of amyloid beta that is being absorbed by immune cells in the blood. Amyloid beta forms the plaques considered th...

Six Scientists Receive Awards for Contributions to Alzheimer's Disease Research

VIENNA, Austria, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association recognized four scientists for their extraordinary achievements in advancing Alzheimer's research at its 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna, Austria. Two top papers on neuroimagin...

6 scientists receive awards for contributions to Alzheimer's disease research

Vienna, July 13, 2009 The Alzheimer's Association recognized four scientists for their extraordinary achievements in advancing Alzheimer's research at its 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna, Austria. Two top papers on neuroimaging were also recognized. ...

Two Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Scientists Receive Presidential Early Career Award

SEATTLE, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Newswise -- President Obama today announced that two Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center investigators have been awarded the nation's highest honor for scientists at the beginning of their independent research careers. Basic scientist Harmit Singh Malik, Ph.D., ...

Einstein scientists link elevated insulin to increased breast cancer risk

July 9, 2009 - (BRONX, NY) - Elevated insulin levels in the blood appear to raise the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Their findings are published in the online version of the International Journ...

Stem Cells' "Suspended" State Preserved by Key Step, Scientists Report

Scientists have identified a gene that is essential for embryonic stem cells to maintain their all-purpose, pluripotent state. Exploiting the finding may lead to a greater understanding of how cells acquire their specialized states and provide a strategy to efficiently reprogram mature cells bac...

Articles by Prominent Scientists Featured in 25th Anniversary Issue

DALLAS, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What can science and technology contribute to solving the world's major problems over the next five years? Quite a lot say 15 prominent scientists writing in a special 25th anniversary edition of Issues in Science and Technology . The issue opens with a ...

17 of America's Most Promising Scientists Selected as 2009 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

PHILADELPHIA, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Charitable Trusts today named 17 early-career scientists as Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. Scholars receive a $240,000 award over four years to help support their work, which this year includes research related to cancer, Parkinson...

UNC scientists identify growth factor as possible cancer drug target

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - To grow and spread, tumors need new blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. One growth factor that causes angiogenesis has been identified - vascular endothelial growth factor or VEGF - and drugs to inhibit VEGF are already in use. But not all tumors respond to the ther...

World first: Chinese scientists create pig stem cells

This release is available in Chinese . Scientists have managed to induce cells from pigs to transform into pluripotent stem cells cells that, like embryonic stem cells, are capable of developing into any typ...

Scripps Florida scientists devise accelerated method to determine infectious prion strains

JUPITER, FL, May 28, 2009 Current tests to identify specific strains of infectious prions, which cause a range of transmissible diseases (such as mad cow) in animals and humans, can take anywhere from six months to a year to yield results a time-lag that may put human populations at risk. Now,...

Photos: The Nation's Leading Scientists and Top Rock Stars Shine a Spotlight on the Promise of Medical Research

GEOFFREY BEENE GIVES BACK(R) and GQ Magazine Launch Public Service Campaign with Designer Menswear Photo Feature WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire/ --- GEOFFREY BEENE GIVES BACK(R) and GQ Magazine have joined forces to bring celebrity rock stars like nine-time Grammy Award winner, Sheryl C...

America's Top Young Scientists to Receive Scholarships for Winning Eggs-Periments

Incredible Edible Egg(TM) Partners with Science Olympiad to Emphasize the Importance of Fueling Body and Mind PARK RIDGE, Ill., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Where can you find America's brightest young minds launching rockets, crashing vehicles and cracking eggs? These activities and many more are ...

March of Dimes Awards $250,000 Prize to Scientists Unraveling the Causes of Muscular Dystrophy

BALTIMORE, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two scientists whose work has led to new and better ways to diagnose and potentially treat muscular dystrophy have been chosen to receive the 2009 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology. Kevin P. Campbell, Ph.D. and Louis M. Kunkel, Ph.D., sh...

Extreme makeover: Stanford scientists explore new way to change cell's identity

STANFORD, Calif. Even cells aren't immune to peer pressure. Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have now shown that skin cells can be coaxed to behave like muscle cells and muscle cells like skin cells solely by altering who they hang out with: the relative levels of the in...

Weizmann Institute scientists show white blood cells move like millipedes

How do white blood cells immune system 'soldiers' get to the site of infection or injury? To do so, they must crawl swiftly along the lining of the blood vessel gripping it tightly to avoid being swept away in the blood flow all the while searching for temporary 'road signs' made of special ad...

Five UCSF Scientists Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Five UCSF faculty scientists are among the 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 15 countries elected recently to the National Academy of Sciences, the Academy has announced. San Francisco, CA (Vocus) May 4, 2009 -- Five UCSF faculty scientists are among the...

Advancements in Integrative Medicine Research to Be Evaluated by Scientists From Leading International Academic Health Centers

MINNEAPOLIS, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As federal policymakers pursue healthcare reform this year, the role of integrative medicine in health promotion and disease prevention will be critically evaluated. As part of this process, a consortium of more than 40 of North America's top medical schools ...

VirtualScopics' Scientists to Present at International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 17th Scientific Meeting and Exhibition

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VirtualScopics, Inc. (Nasdaq: VSCP ), a leading provider of quantitative imaging for clinical trials, announced today that Drs. Edward Ashton and Jonathan Riek will be among the invited presenters at the International Society for Magnetic Reson...

OHSU scientists partner with others to form center aimed at combating infectious diseases

PORTLAND, Ore. Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Washington, along with a number of partner institutions across the Northwest, have received federal funding to form a regional research center aimed at combating emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases that pose a serious...

BIDMC scientists receive creativity awards from Prostate Cancer Foundation

BOSTON Two projects led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have received funding from the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) as part of their 2009 Creativity Awards program, which supports innovative ideas to improve the detection and treatment of prostate cancer. The...

Scripps research scientists model 3D structures of proteins that control human clock

In an Early Edition issue of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( PNAS ) on April 9, 2009, the researchers report that they have been able to determine the molecular structure of a plant photolyase protein that is surprisingly similar to two cryptochrome proteins that control th...

Einstein scientists propose new theory of autism

April 1, 2009 (BRONX, NY) Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have proposed a sweeping new theory of autism that suggests that the brains of people with autism are structurally normal but dysregulated, meaning symptoms of the disorder might be reversible. ...

International Scientists Secure Quality in Molecular Diagnostics

Consensus Guideline Reached For Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction SALT LAKE CITY, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ARUP Laboratories and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announced today that a consensus guideline for a key laboratory method called qPCR (or quantitat...

2 NYU scientists named Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Early Career Scientists

Two researchers from NYU School of Medicine have been named Early Career Scientists by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The honorees, Iannis Aifantis, Ph.D. associate professor of pathology, co-director of the Cancer Stem Cell Program at the NYU Cancer Institute and Jeremy S. Dasen Ph.D...

Two NYU Scientists Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute's early career scientists

Two researchers from NYU School of Medicine have been named Early Career Scientists by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The honorees, Iannis Aifantis, Ph.D. associate professor of pathology, co-director of the Cancer Stem Cell Program at the NYU Cancer Institute and Jeremy S. Dasen Ph.D...

Wayne State University Scientists ID New Biomarker for Prostate Cancer

DETROIT, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Wayne State University have identified a new marker for prostate cancer progression that may one day lead to new treatments. Prostate cancer, one of the most prevalent non-skin cancers in America, affects one in six men. In 20...

URI scientists reveal mechanism that regulates cancer-causing gene

KINGSTON, R.I. March 26, 2009 Two University of Rhode Island scientists have revealed how a cancer causing protein is regulated by reactive oxygen species (ROS) -- a type of stress signal. Their findings provide new insight into how this protein normally behaves in human cells and may help in t...

Herpes: Scientists find cellular process that fights virus

This release is available in French . Montreal, March 23, 2009 Scientists have discovered a new way for our immune system to combat the elusive virus responsible for cold sores: Type 1 herpes simplex (HSV-1). As reported in the advance online edition of Nature Immunology , a group of virus...

New book chronicles the journeys of women physicians and scientists to fighting cancer

HOUSTON - Just more than one year after it was created, the office of Women Faculty Programs at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has introduced a collection of essays by leading women faculty aimed at inspiring generations of women scientists to come. Legends and Legacies: ...

University of Washington scientists one step closer to stopping bone loss during spaceflight

Bone loss in long-duration spaceflight has been identified for decades as a significant problem affecting astronauts. More recently, scientists have found that the absence of gravity is causing astronauts on the International Space Station to lose up to 10 times more bone mass in key regions of t...

New Book Chronicles the Journeys of Women Physicians and Scientists to the Front Lines of Fighting Cancer

HOUSTON, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just more than one year after it was created, the office of Women Faculty Programs at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has introduced a collection of essays by leading women faculty aimed at inspiring generations of women scientist...

Biotech company cofounded by BIDMC scientists targets natural killer T-cells

BOSTON -- NKT Therapeutics, Inc., a Newton-based biotechnology company cofounded by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) researchers Steven Balk, MD, PhD, and Mark Exley, PhD, has announced that it has closed an $8M Series A venture financing co-led by venture capital firms SV Life Science...

First Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy in Sight: Scientists Harness Exon-Skipping in Large Animal to Successfully Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers from Children's National Medical Center and colleagues in Tokyo publish results, video of first successful trial in dogs with Duchenne muscular dystrophy Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 16, 2009 -- Genetic researchers at Children's National Medical Center and...

First treatment for muscular dystrophy in sight: Scientists successfully harness exon-skipping

WASHINGTON, DCGenetic researchers at Children's National Medical Center and the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry in Tokyo published the results of the first successful application of "multiple exon-skipping" to curb the devastating effects of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in an animal...

UCI scientists to study brain region linked to autism, schizophrenia

Irvine, Calif., March 3, 2009 UC Irvine neuroscientists have received $2 million to study a brain region associated with language abilities. Study findings could lead to clinical research and treatment of developmental and psychiatric disorders from schizophrenia to autism. UCI scientists hope...
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