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2013-06-12 08:29:56

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson today named David Julius, PhD, chair of the Department of Physiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the winner of the 2013 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. Dr. Julius was chosen for his discovery of the molecular mechanism that controls thermosensation (sensory perception of temperature) and elucidation of the role this mechanism plays in the sensation of acute and inflammatory pain. By...

2013-04-02 12:24:44

Deborah Jin Of JILA, NIST and the University of Colorado Is Honored As The 2013 Laureate For North America NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The L'OREAL-UNESCO For Women in Science program awarded five exceptional women scientists from around the world with the 2013 L'OREAL-UNESCO Awards in the Physical Sciences. The award ceremony took place on March 28 at Sorbonne University in Paris, France. Professor Deborah S. Jin, Fellow of JILA, a joint institute of the National...

2012-11-28 00:22:06

MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Telome Health, Inc. (THI), developer of the TeloTest(TM) diagnostic test that measures average telomere length, announces the planned launch of the saliva-based TeloTest in the first quarter of 2013. Related telomere tests, including percentage of short telomeres, would follow. Telome Health's TeloTest(TM) will be the first saliva-based telomere test available on the market. THI leverages the predictive power of data related to telomeres,...

2012-11-09 11:18:22

A team of researchers at Kaiser Permanente and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has identified a significant relationship between mortality and the length of telomeres, the stretches of DNA that protect the ends of chromosomes, according to a presentation on Nov. 8 at the American Society of Human Genetics 2012 meeting in San Francisco. While a reduction in telomere length is regarded as a biomarker of aging, scientists have not yet determined whether it plays a direct...

2012-03-26 10:20:51

PARIS, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The L'OREAL-UNESCO For Women in Science program is welcoming the 15 International Fellows in Paris for a week of scientific meetings and debates. - On Wednesday, March 28, from 4 pm to 5:15 pm, the International Fellows will be presenting their research at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. Following these presentations, a cocktail will be held at the Institute where the International Fellows...

2012-02-23 05:00:00

Telome Health, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused on the role of telomere biology in human health, has announced that co-founder and Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn has been awarded Innovator of the Year by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 Telome Health, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused on the role of telomere biology in human health, has announced that co-founder and Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn has...

2011-05-27 08:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Royal Society announced today that Salk Institute molecular biologist Joanne Chory, Ph.D., an expert on how plants regulate their growth, has been named a foreign member of the Royal Society, the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. She is being recognized as "a beacon of scientific excellence and relentless ambassador for plant research in the international community." "Joanne is a leader in the field of...

2011-05-17 08:00:00

Study of institutionalized Romanian children finds prematurely shortened telomeres, a mark of cell aging BOSTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Studies in institutionalized Romanian children have found that the length of time spent in conditions of social deprivation and neglect correlates with lower IQ and behavioral problems. A new study, led by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Tulane University, shows that early adversity even affects children's chromosomes -...

2011-05-04 16:25:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- About the exhibition:  While attending an award ceremony last month in New York for her aunt, Nobel Prize Winner Elizabeth Blackburn, Bellrock Media Inc./Yoshimoto Entertainment USA, Inc.'s Artist-in-Residence Aleve Mei Loh, was inspired to create a fundraising event in Los Angeles comprised of visual artists to benefit Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief. "I was in a room with these incredible people, and it made me wonder what...

2011-04-25 13:15:27

Adults with post-traumatic stress disorder and a history of childhood trauma had significantly shorter telomere length than those with PTSD but without childhood trauma, in a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco. Telomeres are DNA-protein complexes that cap the ends of chromosomes and protect them from damage and mutations. Short telomere length is associated with an increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and...