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Brain tumors: New therapy surprisingly successful

... glioblastomas are untreatable something which even the new combination therapy cannot change. Nevertheless, Professor Dr. Ulrich Herrlinger of Bonn universitys Schwerpunkt Klinische Neuroonkologie speaks of an outstanding success: "This unusually manifest extension of the survival time has surprised even us. ...

Snorers Burn More Calories During the Day

..."It's not a lot, but it can add up," Kezirian said. The results were unexpected, said Dr. David Rapoport, director of the sleep program at New York universitys Langone Medical Center in New York City. "What they're saying is that these people have a higher metabolic rate which is not accounted for by their be...

Hyperactive immune resistance brings blindness in old age

... and Oxford under the leadership of Privatdozent Dr. Hendrik Scholl of Bonn universitys Eye Clinic. The results achieved by this research team have now been publis...vation of the complement system. The experiments were conducted in Gttingen universitys Department for Cellular and Molecular Immunology under the leadership of Pr...

New federally-funded health initiative to speed benefits of science to North Carolinians

...part of the NIH. The five-year grant will partially fund efforts by the universitys new North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (TraCS) Institute to...ellor for research and economic development. Our new grant will draw on the universitys established tradition of community engagement and invigorate a culture of c...

Harvard Medical School receives major NIH grant for galvanizing translational science

...ool and create an unprecedented level of unity and communication across the universitys disparate schools and affiliated medical centers. With this award, Harvard ...f a major strategic planning initiative at Harvard, which aims to unite the universitys 11 schools and 18 affiliated hospitals and research institutes to promote c...

BUMC, BMC receives Clinical and Translational Science Award from NIH

...he close collaboration among the three Boston University Medical Campus schools, Boston Medical Center, the Boston HealthNet Health Centers and Boston universitys Charles River Campus, said Karen Antman, MD, dean of Boston University School of Medicine and provost of Boston University Medical Campus. With mor...

Jacobs-Wagner named Howard Hughes Investigator

... New Haven, Conn. - Yale universitys Christine Jacobs-Wagner has been designated an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, a non-profit medical research organiz...

JDRF announces 2008 Spring Research Review Award

...ciations Banting Medal and Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Claude Bernard Medal, Columbia universitys Naomi Berrie Award, and Duke University Medical Schools Distinguished Alumnus Award. Michael German, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Medi...

Worcester Polytechnic Institute announces 2008 Chairman's Exemplary Faculty Prize winners

...I) faculty received the Chairman's Exemplary Faculty Prize today during the universitys 140th Commencement exercises on May 17, 2008. Established in 2007 through t...ineer at High Voltage Engineering in Westborough, Mass. Known as one of the universitys most devoted and passionate educators, he is the only faculty member to hav...

Israeli study finds obstructive sleep apnea is health factor from day 1

...1. OSA starts from the first year of life, said Aviv Goldbart, M.D., the pediatric pulmonologist and sleep specialist who led the study at Ben-Gurion universitys Soroka Medical Center in Israel, yet very little is known regarding the cognitive, cardiovascular and other medical consequences. The study is the fi...
Universitys in Biological News

Study links water pollution with declining male fertility

...sticular dysgenesis is known to be caused by exposure to a range of anti-androgens. Lead author on the research paper, Dr Susan Jobling at Brunel universitys Institute for the Environment, said: We have been working intensively in this field for over ten years. The new research findings illustrate the compl...

Important new hair-loss gene discovered

... right track for new forms of therapy for male hair-loss". The study was conducted by the research teams headed by Professor Dr. Markus Nthen (Bonn universitys Institute of Human Genetics and Life & Brain-Center) and Privatdozent Dr. Roland Kruse (Department of Dermatology, University Clinic Dsseldorf). Over ...

Ape language pioneer Savage-Rumbaugh receives honorary Ph.D. from alma mater

...ve been applied to language-challenged children and young adults. She joined Great Ape Trust in 2005 after a 30-year association with Georgia State universitys Language Research Center, where her initial research involved a collaboration with two young chimpanzees, Sherman and Austin, which laid the experimen...

Jefferson receives $11.6M NIH grant to study novel mechanisms of heart failure

...s in the failing heart. Steven R. Houser, PhD., chair of the Department of Physiology and director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at Temple universitys School of Medicine, will investigate how the influx of calcium ions can potentially damage the heart or aid in its regeneration, depending on the calc...

Children's gardens mushrooming

...ren in the more mundane tasks of planting, weeding, and watering notes Marcia Eames-Sheavly, lead researcher and Senior Extension Associate at Cornell universitys Garden-Based Learning Program ( http://www.hort.cornell.edu/gbl ). Researchers set out to understand how children and youth engaged in project plan...

Study results: new recommendations for grape growers

...rrigation methods are replete with problems that can cause over-irrigation and compromised grape quality. Recently, researchers at Washington State universitys Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center completed a study that should provide vineyard managers new techniques for producing healthy and l...

Ancient protein offers clues to killer condition

...viously thought and for humans it may even hold a key to understanding potentially fatal conditions such as aneurisms. Says Professor Knight of the universitys Faculty of Biological Sciences: This is an astonishing discovery. Myosin 2s function is to make the smooth muscle in internal organs tense and relax i...

NJIT applauds students for studies on brain injury, glaucoma and more

...tion on their students, who love it. More than 50 students participate in this annual event showing off projects they have worked on with some of the universitys most notable professors. The undergraduate and graduate students who developed the best projects are awarded prizes, including membership in Sigma ...

Rockefeller University Press allows authors to retain copyright to their published work

...rved copyrights. The press retains purview along with authors over commercial reuse. The new policy, which was drafted with the assistance of the universitys Office of General Counsel, also applies retroactively. Authors who assigned copyright for past work to The Rockefeller University Press are now grante...

Iowa State-ConocoPhillips collaboration advances 26 research projects in first year

...s, and the combustion performance of biofuels in engines. ConocoPhillips is very pleased with the progress of our joint efforts and we commend the universitys commitment to this research, said Stephen Brand, ConocoPhillips senior vice president, Technology. We have been impressed by the innovation and colla...
Universitys in Biological Technology

UW-Madison Chancellor Wiley Challenges State to Think About Universitys Future

MADISON Its the Great (Non)Debate: Can the UW-Madison survive as a public university when public dollars make up a declining share of its budget? Thats the question being posed these days by UW-Madison Chancellor John Wiley, whose believes the universitys role as a catalyst for Wisconsins high-...

New insights into cellular reprogramming revealed by genomic analysis

...key obstacles to the reprogramming process and to understand why most cells fail to reprogram, said Alexander Meissner, assistant professor at Harvard universitys Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and associate member of the Broad Institute, who led the multi-institutional effort. Currently, repro...

Researchers develop method for transmitting medical images via cell phones

...ntoni Ivorra, both of the Biophysics Graduate Group of the latter institution. Their invention is jointly patented and owned by Yissum, the Hebrew universitys Technology Transfer Company, and by the University of California, Berkeley. Commercialization efforts will be made by Yissum and by Berkeley's technol...

Foldable and stretchable, silicon circuits conform to many shapes

...er that is applicable to systems with nearly arbitrary levels of complexity, said Rogers, who also is a researcher at the Beckman Institute and at the universitys Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory. The wavy concept now incorporates optimized mechanical designs and diverse sets of materials, all int...

Self-assembled materials form mini stem cell lab

...biodegrade upon arriving at its destination, releasing the stem cells to do their work. Futuristic" Only in part. A research team from Northwestern universitys Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine has created such sacs and demonstrated that human stem cells will grow in them. The researchers also repor...

PNAS paper and its authors honored for scientific excellence

...of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) have awarded a paper by Monica Olvera de la Cruz and Graziano Vernizzi from Northwestern universitys department of materials science and engineering the prestigious 2007 Cozzarelli Prize. Olvera de la Cruz, senior author of the paper, is professor ...

New kind of transistor radios shows capability of nanotube technology

...s, together with capabilities that might complement compound semiconductors, said Rogers, who also is a researcher at the Beckman Institute and at the universitys Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory. Practical nanotube devices and circuits are now possible, thanks to a novel growth technique developed...

Tiny avalanche photodiode detects single UV photons

... In a significant breakthrough, researchers at Northwestern universitys Center for Quantum Devices (CQD) have demonstrated visible-blind avalanche photodiodes (APDs) capable of detecting single photons in the ultraviolet r...

Researchers develop darkest manmade material

...he overall radiation-to-electricity efficiency of solar energy conservation, said Shawn-Yu Lin, professor of physics at Rensselaer and a member of the universitys Future Chips Constellation, who led the research project. The key to this discovery was finding how to create a long, extremely porous vertically-alig...

Carbon offset warning from international team of scientists

...erlands, India, Germany and the UK. The UK is represented by Prof Andrew Watson of the University of East Anglia and Dr Richard Lampitt of Southampton universitys National Oceanography Centre. Prof Watson said: While we do envision the possibility of iron fertilisation as an effective form of carbon offsettin...
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