MacArthur Fellow 2008: Diane Meier, geriatrician

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Diane Meier is a geriatrician transforming treatment for the seriously ill into more humane and effective care. MacArthur Fellowships offer the opportunity for Fellows to accelerate their current activities or take their work in new directions. The unusual level of independence afforded to Fellows underscores the spirit of freedom intrinsic to creative endeavors. The extraordinary creativity of MacArthur Fellows knows neither boundaries nor the constraints of age, place, and endeavor.

The Ingredients for Life - On Earth & in Space

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We are all space travellers flying around the Sun at 107,000 km per hour. Our spaceship is the Earth and our bodies have evolved to live on this amazing craft. We now have the capability of leaving planet Earth. However, if man is to live in space and travel to other planets, we must learn how to survive for long periods of time out there; we have to recreate in space the vital ingredients for life on Earth. Future space vehicles and space habitats will need advanced life support...

Propagation of electrical activity in the heart

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Simulation of the propagation of electrical activity in the heart

Stephen Gottschalk (Transplant Reactivation Session)

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"HHV-6 reactivation post alemtuzumab (Campath-1H) in stem cell transplant recipients"
6th International Conference on HHV-6 & 7 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Day 2 - June 21, 2008 - Transplant Reactivation Session

Bacterial Inclusion Bodies Contain Amyloid-Like Structure

linked profile(s): Lei Wang
submitted by: apryl
Protein aggregation is a process in which identical proteins self-associate into imperfectly ordered macroscopic entities. Such aggregates are generally classified as amorphous, lacking any long-range order, or highly ordered fibrils. Protein fibrils can be composed of native globular molecules, such as the hemoglobin molecules in sickle-cell fibrils, or can be reorganized β-sheet–rich aggregates, termed amyloid-like fibrils. Amyloid fibrils are associated with several...
Authors: David Eisenberg, Samir K Maji, Roland Riek, Michael R Sawaya, Lei Wang

Robert Gallo (Introductory Session)

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6th International Conference on HHV-6 & 7 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Day 1 - June 19-22, 2008 - Introductory Session