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2010-06-15 15:39:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is pleased to announce that Gail R. Martin, Ph.D., will be the recipient of the FASEB 2011 Excellence in Science Award. The award recognizes women whose outstanding career achievements in biological science have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research. This prestigious award, sponsored in total by Eli...

2010-06-11 01:07:39

New report in the FASEB Journal suggests that disrupting a particular cellular signaling pathway could stop or slow the initiation, promotion, and progression of prostate cancer In what could lead to a major advance in the treatment of prostate cancer, scientists now know exactly why polyphenols in red wine and green tea inhibit cancer growth. This new discovery, published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), explains how antioxidants in red wine and green tea produce a...

2010-06-10 08:19:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) honored NIH Principal Deputy Director, Raynard Kington, M.D., Ph.D., with its annual Public Service Award, in recognition of his distinguished career and many contributions to the overall policy direction of the agency. In presenting the award, FASEB President, Mark Lively, Ph.D., noted that Kington earned the profound gratitude of the research community for the...

2010-06-03 13:07:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark Lively, Ph.D., President of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), testified yesterday at a public meeting for the Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The meeting was held to obtain public perspectives on research priorities for the Fiscal Year 2011 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive grants program. "FASEB supports AFRI's mission to fund...

2010-06-03 14:03:35

New research published in the FASEB Journal suggests that Lactobacillus reuteri immediately affects nerves in the gut, explaining how probiotics work Here's another reason to breast feed your baby: Canadian researchers have discovered how a probiotic found in breastmilk reduces or eliminates painful cramping in the gut. In a new research report published online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), these scientists use mice to show that a specific strain of Lactobacillus reuteri...

2010-06-03 13:28:30

In the future, summer sun may never be viewed the same way again: New research in the FASEB Journal will help doctors predict your likelihood to develop skin cancer, and promises next-generation sunscreens As people head to the beach this summer, very few if any, really know how likely they are to develop skin cancer from their outdoor fun. That's about to change, thanks to a new discovery by an international team of scientists that makes it possible for doctors to access people's personal...

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2010-06-01 08:59:45

New research in the FASEB Journal shows how coral reefs cope with environmental stress such as 'extractive activity': Innate immunity defends the colony Much attention has been paid to the fate of wildlife living on and above the Gulf of Mexico's surface. Now, a new research study published in the June 2010 print issue of the FASEB Journal looks toward the seafloor to explain coral susceptibility to disease outbreaks when they encounter environmental stress and to set the stage for...

2010-05-18 14:40:00

BETHESDA, Md., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has submitted comments on the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) strategic plan for training and career development. "FASEB values NIGMS' long-standing commitment to training the next generation of biomedical researchers," said FASEB President, Dr. Mark Lively, "and we share the institute's interest in ensuring that our nation's training programs meet...

2010-05-07 17:19:00

BETHESDA, Md., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from across the country came to Washington on May 5th to advocate for increased funding for federal science agencies as part of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology's (FASEB) annual Capitol Hill Day. Led by FASEB President, Dr. Mark Lively, the researchers met with nearly 40 congressional offices and attended breakfast events with two members of the Senate Appropriations Committee where they presented...

2010-05-04 12:57:05

Discovery may lead to new treatments for leukemia and lymphoma New research has identified that a key protein called PEA-15 stops T-cell proliferation by blocking the cell's ability to reproduce. The control of T-cell proliferation is essential in preventing certain blood cancers and autoimmune diseases, as well as the orchestration of the immune response to infection. Findings of the study are reported in a recent online issue of The FASEB Journal, a publication of The Federation of American...


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