Baltimore, MD – We are all familiar with the dangers of too much fat in our diet—increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity are just a few of the most severe consequences. But some rare metabolic diseases, such as hypolipidemia and Tangier disease, seem to work in reverse—they severely limit the amount of fat and cholesterol that makes it into the bloodstream. Researchers from the Carnegie Institution, the University of Pennsylvania...
Contact : Dr. Benjamin Ohlstein, 410-246-3003, or 3403, email, ohlstein@ciwemb.edu; or Dr. Allan Spradling at 410-246-3021, or 3015, email spradling@ciwemb.edu For Image see http://www.carnegieinstitution.org/fruitfly/   Baltimore, MD – The six-legged fruitfly appears to have little in common with humans, but a new finding shows that they are really just tiny, distant cousins. Scientists at the Carnegie...
Baltimore, MD – Carnegie Institution trustees will dedicate a new, $31.2-million research laboratory on the Johns Hopkins University campus on Thursday, December 1, 2005, at 6:30 PM. The building will be named in honor of Carnegie InstitutionPresident Emerita and National Medal of Science winner Maxine F. Singer. The new building, located at 3520 San Martin Drive, houses Carnegie’s Department of Embryology. “Dramatic advances...
Contact Tina McDowell@ 202-939-1120, or tmcdowell@ciw.edu   Carnegie molecular biologist Joseph Gall discusses the work of groundbreaking microscopists, biologists, zoologists, and geneticists with Bill Nye, "The Science Guy," as The Science Channel counts down the greatest science discoveries of our time. In a series of segments filmed at the Embryology Department of the Carnegie...