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Media Advisory: Largest oil spill health study to launch along Gulf Coast by nih.gov 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Media teleconference to be held with lead scientists What: The GuLF STUDY (Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study), to help learn if oil spills and exp ... Read on »
NIH Study Finds Two Pesticides Associated with Parkinson's Disease by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine New research shows a link between use of two pesticides, rotenone and paraquat, and Parkinson's disease. People who used either pesticide developed Parki ... Read on »
"Golden Age" of Neurobiology on the Horizon, Says Leiter Lecturer by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The quest to unlock the mysteries of the human brain extends back centuries, from Aristotle, who believed the brain was a secondary cooling mechanism for the heart, t ... Read on »
"Good Cholesterol" Comes Into Focus by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Scientists have created a 3-D model of cholesterol carriers. The accomplishment could help explain why "good cholesterol" is so good. ... Read on »
2010-2011 NLM Associate Fellows Begin Training by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Five Associate Fellows and one International Associate Fellow have begun a year of post-graduate training in the National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship ... Read on »
2012 Leiter Lecture "Future Humanitarian Crises: Challenges to Practice, Policy and Public Health" by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A leading authority in the field of disaster management will give the 2012 Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture. Dr. Frederick M. “Skip” Burkle, Jr. will discuss “Future ... Read on »
2013 NLM Informatics Lectures Announced by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The National Library of Medicine Division of Extramural Programs announces the 2013 NLM Informatics Lecture series showcasing NLM-funded research in biomedical inform ... Read on »
4G10, a Monoclonal Antibody Against the Chemokine Receptor CXCR4, Raised Against a Synthetic... by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: This invention identifies a monoclonal antibody (4G10) against the chemokine receptor CXCR4 and is a mouse IgG1 antibody. CXCR ... Read on »
75 Kilodalton Interleukin-2 Receptor Proteins And Their Use by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: A cellular protein produced by activated T cells and involved in high affinity binding of interleukin-2 has been discovered. Th ... Read on »
888-mel: A Target for Anti-Tumor Immune Responses by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Description of Invention: Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have developed a human melanoma cell line designated 888-mel from the res ... Read on »
A Basal Cell Carcinoma Tumor Suppressor Gene by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: Novel human nucleic acid sequences and polypeptides derived from the tumor suppressor, PTC or patched gene which have been map ... Read on »
A Biomarker and Therapeutic Target for Ovarian Cancer by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: This technology provides methods of diagnosing or treating certain ovarian cancers using STAMP, a steroid cofactor. Accord ... Read on »
A Broadly Neutralizing Human Anti-HIV Monoclonal Antibody (10E8) Capable of Neutralizing Most... by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: This Human Anti-HIV Monoclonal Antibody (10E8) has great potential to provide passive protection from infection, as a therapeut ... Read on »
A Call to Copenhagen - Health Effects of Climate Change: Major Study Unveiled, Evaluates... by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine 25 Nov 2009: NIH Teams Up With The Lancet and Leading International Organizations to Address Public Health Impacts of Climate Change ... Read on »
A Child's IQ Can Be Affected by Mother's Exposure to Urban Air Pollutants by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A mother’s exposure to urban air pollutants known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can adversely affect a child’s intelligence quotient or IQ, a ... Read on »
A Close Look at Openi by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine "Seeing" may be "believing." These days it also means greater understanding of complex biomedical issues, thanks to Openi , the National Library of Medicine’s ... Read on »
A Combinatorial Cloning Platform for Construction of Expression Vectors for Protein Production by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Description of Invention: The Combinatorial Cloning Platform (CCP) of this invention is a collection of vectors for use with the Gateway Multisite Recomb ... Read on »
A Composition for Cryopreservation and Storage of Human Cellular Products by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Description of Invention: This technology is directed to an enhanced composition for the freezing and storage of human cellular products for future use. ... Read on »
A Computer Program to Predict Optimal Sites on Protein Sequences for Production of... by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Description of Invention: The invention offered for licensing is a computer program called "NHLBI AbDesigner" that allows the user to input a unique iden ... Read on »
A Day in the Desert: Librarians Engage in Extreme Outreach by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In the course of doing their jobs, librarians Brian Bunnett and Dick Carr found themselves in the middle of the desert and in the midst of one of the most grueling ma ... Read on »