The National Human Genome Research Institute's Division of Intramural Research will present the 11th Jeffrey M. Trent Lecture in Cancer Research at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at the Masur Auditorium, Building 10 (Clinical Center), on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda campus. Stephen J. Chanock, M.D., director of the National […]
Following a four-month engagement at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, the high-impact, interactive exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, is making its second stop in California. The exhibition will open at The Tech Museum of Innovation, in San Jose, on Jan. 22, 2015, where the public will be able to visit it through April 27, 2015. […]
Carla Easter, Ph.D., a biologist and science educator, has been named chief of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Education and Community Involvement Branch (ECIB). The branch is a part of NHGRI's Division of Policy, Communication and Education (DPCE). She will lead the division's program of genomics education and outreach activit […]
Drug Activates Brown Fat and Increases MetabolismA drug approved to treat overactive bladder can stimulate brown fat and increase energy expenditure in men. The results suggest a strategy for treating obesity and related diseases.
Skin Microbes and the Immune ResponseResearch in mice shows how certain skin microbes help the immune system protect against pathogens. The findings may lead to a better understanding of various skin disorders.
Researchers Link Protein to Drug AllergiesScientists identified a protein in human immune cells responsible for certain drug-induced allergic reactions. Blocking the protein might lessen the side effects of many medications.
Nature's alchemy, it might be called. At the base of Earth's food webs, organisms convert sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into chemical energy. Primary productivity, as the process is known, is everywhere: in growing forests, lawns that need mowing, and spreading algae blooms. But its manifestations differ from place-to-place and year-to-year, s […]
Using a specially designed hot-water drill to cleanly bore through a half mile of ice, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded team of researchers has become the first ever to reach and sample the "grounding zone," where Antarctic ice, land and sea all converge. Data gathered from samples of sediment taken in the grounding zone will provide clue […]
National Science Foundation Director Dr. France A. Córdova will join thousands of other academic, business, cultural and political leaders from across the globe next week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where she will participate in sessions on science, technology and society. Córdova will participate in six sessions, including: A discussi […]
Paragon Bioservices, Inc., a leader in the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals, has announced today that it has received the CMO Leadership Awards for 2015. Paragon is a leading contract manufacturing organization (CRO-CMO) whose customer base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, NGOs and government agencies—including the Depart […]
A unique new method to treat a specific group of patients who are at greater risk of rejecting a donor lung, allowing them to live longer after transplant without rejection, has been developed by the Toronto Lung Transplant Program at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network.
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