HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Human Genome Sciences announces the discovery of a novel immune stimulant

und to be a specific B cell stimulant in such tests. As an extension of this program, HGS scientists discovered and prepared the products of about 14,000 newly discovered human genes believed to be involved in cell to cell signaling. These proteins are currently being evaluated in high throughput screens designed to identify new drug candidates that address unmet medical needs.

"The discovery of BLyS and its potential medical application is a milestone for immunology and medicine," said William Haseltine, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Human Genome Sciences. "This discovery helps us to understand how the body fights infection and how vaccines work. It is our hope that we can rapidly apply this discovery to the development of new treatments for several serious immune deficiency diseases. We also hope that this discovery will help to overcome the barriers to the creation of successful vaccines for serious infectious disease problems, such as AIDS and Malaria."

Craig Rosen, Ph.D., Senior Vice President Research and Development of HGS said, "The discovery of BLyS represents an exciting application of the integrated set of new genomic technologies that we have developed at HGS over the past three years. We believe that many important new drugs will result from the systematic study of genes and proteins that control cell to cell communication. I am very pleased that our human gene discovery efforts, coupled with our high-throughput systems, resulted in the discovery of this missing component of the immune system. I view this success as validation of a new and fundamentally different approach to the discovery of medical uses of human genes."

The authors of the paper published by Science include: Paul A. Moore, Ph.D.; Ornella Belvedere, M.D.; Amy Orr; Krystyna Pieri; David W. LaFleur; Ping Feng, Ph.D.; Daniel Soppet, Ph.D.; Meghan Charters; Reiner L. Gentz, Ph.D.; David Parmelee, Ph.D.; Yuling Li; Olga Galperina; Judith G. Giri, Ph.D.; Vi
'"/>

Contact: Kate de Santis
Kate_de_Santis@hgsi.com
301-251-6003
Human Genome Sciences, Inc.
9-Jul-1999


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Human chromosome 5 final sequence analysis released to public
2. Humans march to a faster genetic drummer than primates, UC Riverside research says
3. Applied Mathematical Models in Human Physiology
4. Human health risks in space flight focus of research internships
5. Human periodontal ligament stem cells isolated for the first time
6. Organization for Human Brain Mapping 2004 Annual Meeting
7. 20 May AAAS lecture: Computers that Respond to Human Emotion
8. Human brain works heavy statistics learning language
9. New Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health established
10. European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference - June 2004
11. Human genome-wide RNAi library for biotech and pharma research

Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/5/2014)... Brazil -Individuals show great diversity in their ability to ... females greatly differ in their perceptual evaluation of odors, ... tests. , Sex differences in olfactory detection ... may be connected to one,s perception of smell, which ... women,s olfactory superiority has been suggested to be cognitive ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... Temple University School of Medicine announced today that ... initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates ... Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; and Vice Chair ... School of Medicine will pursue an innovative global ... Biomarkers to Assess Fetal Neurodevelopment.", Grand Challenges Explorations ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... November 4, 2014   ... growth   Fuel3D , a developer of ... funding round totaling $6.4 million (£4 million). This funding builds ... earlier this year and paves the way for the commercial ... The funding round was led by Chimera Partners and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The female nose always knows: Do women have more olfactory neurons? 2Temple University School of Medicine receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant 2Fuel3D Secures $6.4 Million in Expansion Funding 2Fuel3D Secures $6.4 Million in Expansion Funding 3
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014 On January, 14, 2015, ... Washington D.C. science community to the UMBC campus for ... by the Protein Society, will take place from 9 ... 312. Through discussion, presentations and workshops, the free ... proteins, their role in the industry and the future ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Whitehouse Laboratories is pleased to ... County (New Jersey) Chamber of Commerce as a ... organization in the North Jersey area, offers Whitehouse ... key clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology areas ... Membership enables Whitehouse Laboratories a higher level of ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014 Continuing its award-winning streak, Nerium ... prestigious MarCom Awards for outstanding creative achievement by its ... MarCom Award, the organization’s top honor, in the Branding ... held in April of this year. The event showcased ... Additionally, Nerium was awarded a Gold MarCom Award in ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... West Chester, OH (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 ... International Holdings, has joined the Graphel Carbon Products team ... experience in sales, marketing, and customer service for the ... to add Miles to our team,” stated Dave Trinkley, ... Products. “His wide range of experience in the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Whitehouse Laboratories Joins Morris County Chamber of Commerce 2Whitehouse Laboratories Joins Morris County Chamber of Commerce 3Nerium International™ Wins One Platinum, Two Gold MarCom Awards 2Miles Holder Joins Graphel Corporation as Sales/Marketing Manager 2
Cached News: