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52 minority scientists receive travel fellowships to Experimental Biology 2008

...ational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Both NIDDK and nigms are part of the National Institutes of Health. The APS Minority Travel Fellowship Program is designed to encourage more students from minority grou...

Enzyme structure reveals new drug targets for cancer and other diseases

...hts about an important biomedical problem. The studies provide a new framework for understanding p300/CBP in health and disease," said Jeremy M. Berg, nigms Director. ...

Guidelines For Treating Severely Injured Patients On The Anvil

...ften the quality of care is the important one. “Establishing standard treatment procedures is an important first step in improving patient care,” said nigms Director Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D. “But we expect the real breakthrough to come when genetic data from the project helps physicians tailor treatments for ...
NIGMS in Biological News

The Shapes Of Life: NIGMS Project Yields More Than 1,000 Protein Structures

The Protein Structure Initiative (PSI), a national program aimed at determining the three-dimensional shapes of a wide range of proteins, has now determined more than 1,000 different structures. These structures will shed light on how proteins function in many life processes and could lead to targe...

Lyncean Technologies Inc. receives $1.2 M from NCRR to develop new imaging technique

... the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program as an advanced technology related to the nigms Protein Structure Initiative (PSI). The CLS technology is based on an electron beam stored in a miniature storage ring colliding repeatedly with an o...

40 minority scientists receive travel fellowships to Experimental Biology 2009 in New Orleans

...ational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Both NIDDK and nigms are part of the National Institutes of Health. The APS Minority Travel Fellowship Program is designed to encourage more students from minority grou...

First Science from the Compact Light Source: A miniature synchrotron for your home lab

... the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program as an advanced technology related to the nigms Protein Structure Initiative (PSI). The CLS technology is based on an electron beam stored in a miniature storage ring colliding repeatedly with an o...

New data resource to advance computer-aided drug design

...rmation critical to drug development. But, in practice, we are not able to do this well enough to contribute significantly to research progress," said nigms Director Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D. "This resource has been established to make important structural and binding data available so researchers can tackle t...

UGA researchers win $9.2 million stem cell grant from NIH

...illion in funding awarded to the University of Wisconsin, UCLA and UGA that nigms has added to its ongoing effort to uncover the basic biology of human embry... the heart repair itself after a heart attack." The new programs join an nigms effort launched in 2003 to explore the basic molecular and genetic features...

Study of sugars on cell surface identifies key factor in flu infection

...s a conundrum, said Sasisekharan. To solve it, he and his team turned to the Consortium for Functional Glycomics (CFG), an initiative supported by nigms to explore the interactions between proteins and different types of sugars. Mining data from the CFG glycan array, a tool for quickly screening pr...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

...e all suggested that introducing public health measures soon after the first cases appear could greatly reduce the number of people who get sick,?says nigms Director Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D. “The historical analyses help validate the models?conclusion and their potential usefulness in preparing for a pandemic...

New study aims to stop sepsis in its tracks

...The goal of this project is to speed recovery, increase survival rates, and improve the long-term quality of life for those who have had sepsis," said nigms Director Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D. One of the major challenges is to recognize sepsis when it starts. That's because in its early stages, it is often ...

Protein structure initiative launches new resources for the scientific community

... years of the PSI were devoted to developing methods, technologies, and pipelines to speed the structure production process and reduce its cost," said nigms Director Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D. "The products of these efforts have been available to the scientific community, but the new resources should dramatical...
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