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£11.5m for new structural proteomics research programmes
BBSRC has announced two new research programmes that together will receive £11.5m under the Structural Proteomics of Rational Targets Initiative (SPoRT). The Membrane Protein Structure Initiative (MPSI), a consortium of experienced membrane research groups at universities and institutes across the UK and led by the University of Glasgow, has been awarded over £6.8m. MPSI aims to... View News Article (2004-06-17)

Generation of a severe memory-deficit mutant mouse by exclusively eliminating the kinase activity of CaMKIIalpha
Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II alpha (CaMKII alpha) is an enzyme that adds phosphates to a variety of protein substrates to modify their functions. View News Article (2009-06-19)

New non-executive chairman for Institute of Physics Publishing
Mike Boswood has been appointed as non-executive chairman of Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing, the wholly owned publishing company of The Institute of Physics, an international learned society and professional body. Mr Boswood, who is the first person to be appointed to this post from outside the Institute, is president and CEO of Thomson Legal & Regulatory International, part of The... View News Article (2004-06-02)

Evaluating evolutionary rates could shed light into functions of uncharacterized genes
Genes that have roles in the same biological pathways change their rate of evolution in parallel, a finding that could be used to discover their functions, said a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the February issue of GENETICS. View News Article (2013-02-11)

Targeting neurotransmitter may help treat gastrointestinal conditions
Selective targeting of the neurotransmitter that differentially affects brain cells that control the two distinct functions of the pancreas may allow for new medication therapies for conditions like diabetes, dyspepsia and gastro-esophageal reflux, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.  View News Article (2012-12-05)

New invention that could change design of future memory storage devices
A research team at Singapore A*STAR's Data Storage Institute (DSI) has invented a new phase change material that has the potential to change the design of future memory storage devices. View News Article (2008-10-08)

X-ray ptychography, fluorescence microscopy combo sheds new light on trace elements
Scientists have developed a new approach that combines ptychographic X-ray imaging and fluorescence microscopy to study the important role trace elements play in biological functions on hydrated cells. View News Article (2015-04-13)

Virtual reality can improve memory-Perhaps too much
Conventional wisdom tells us that experience is the best teacher. But a new study of virtual marketing strategies finds that this isn't always true. View News Article (2006-12-06)

Is It Churlish To Criticise Bush Over His Spending On AIDS? (p 303)
This week's lead editorial reflects on the recent criticism levelled at the US $15 billion programme for tackling HIV/AIDS. The ABC strategy (Abstinence, Be faithful, and Condoms) proposed by the US administration is viewed as 'an unobtainable position for many, if not most, women living in some of the poorest regions of the world. Here, violence and forced intergenerational sex are often the... View News Article (2004-07-21)

New study demonstrates high burden of AFib is associated with lower cognitive function
iRhythm Technologies, Inc. announced today that study results presented during the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions showed an association between a high burden of atrial fibrillation (AFib) and lower cognitive function, specifically executive and verbal function.  View News Article (2014-11-18)

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