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Gene mutation responsible for Chrohn's disease inflammation identified in Temple study
...study went a step further and explored the role of genetics
in causing the inflammation that characterizes the disease. Specifically, Temple researchers identified a genetic mutation that involves one of the proteins (kininogen) known to be involved in inflammation. In a previous study, Colman demonstrated ...
University of Pittsburgh named cooperative research center for muscular dystrophy
...II, Ph.D., chairman of the department of molecular genetics
and biochemistry and director of the Molecular Med...Xiao Xiao, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular genetics
and biochemistry, will be working in collaboration with University of Missouri and Ohio State Univer...
Public Library of Science launches PLoS Biology
...h articles on diverse topics--ranging from malaria genetics
to elephant evolution--authored by prominent scientists from around the world. PLoS Biology is an open access publication - all of these articles are freely available via the Internet to anyone, anywhere to read, download, print, distribute and reu...
Researchers discover new genetic link to common colon cancer
...develops." Dr. Markowitz is a professor of cancer genetics
at Case, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, and treats patients at University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center. Georgia Wiesner, MD, Director of the Center for Human Genetics at UHC and Case, and lead author of the study, notes that at ...
Nerve disorder in mice and men linked to mutated gene
... an associate professor of psychiatry and of human genetics
in the University of Michigan Medical School. While the severity of symptoms can vary, people with ataxia have limited or no control over posture or coordination of their arms and legs. "Because these disorders are so rare, it is difficult to collec...
From genome comparisons, UCSD researchers learn lessons about evolution and cancer
...David Sankoff, and Case Western Reserve University genetics
professor Joseph Nadeau. The commentary supports the original conclusions of Pevzner and Tesler. That support is all the more notable, because Nadeau is the scientist who, in 1984, originated the random breakage theory that Pevzner and Tesler rebutte...
New gene necessary for plant growth and development discovered
...e August 22nd issue of Science. "By using chemical genetics
we have been able to identify a new gene that regu...opment of a new generation of herbicides. Chemical genetics
shows a great deal of promise for helping us understand aspects of plant biology, like how auxin is ...
Sizable federal grant to fund Stanford genome research
... entire sequence. Richard Myers, PhD, professor of genetics
at the School of Medicine and leader of the Stanford team, said, "Now that we have the human sequence we want to try to be systematic about finding the functional parts of the human genome." He is working with Arend Sidow, PhD, assistant professor of...
Genes that regulate hearing link humans and fruit flies in new way
...hat researchers at UW Medical School are using the genetics
of fruit fly optics to learn more about retinal de... researchers," said Boekhoff-Falk, adding that fly genetics
also now serve as a model for Parkinson's disease. In the near term, scientists could use flies to i...
How genes orchestrate facial expressions
...st Mario Capecchi, professor and co-chair of human genetics
at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a...ch with Gary Gaufo, a postdoctoral fellow in human genetics
and HHMI research associate, and geneticist Kirk Thomas, formerly of the University of Utah and Howa...
Purdue researchers solve decades-old corn, sorghum problem
..., a plant commonly used as a model system in plant genetics
and molecular biology, mutations in a p-glycoprote...cess. "This study has been a perfect match between genetics
and physiology," Johal said. "Geneticists have known about this mutation for years, but without this...
Mark your calendar for the American Anthropological Association meeting in Chicago Nov. 19-23
...from immigration and migration, indigenous people, genetics
and human variation, globalization and violence, African snakes and how they make you feel, Muslims's fears in the USA, death penalty as a violation of human rights and the plight of American Indians in prison.. Highlights include a session with prom...
UCR geneticist spells out consequences of genetically engineered genes escaping into wild species
... bedfellows? Norman C. Ellstrand , professor of genetics
at UC Riverside and director of the Biotechnology Impacts Center , poses this question and provides some answers in his first book entitled "Dangerous Liaisons? When Cultivated Plants Mate With Their Wild Relatives" (288 pages, Johns Hopkins Univer...
Discovering what genes do the high-throughput way
... "RNAi screens can complement classical Drosophila genetics
to assign functions to both known and novel genes," write the researchers. "The same technology can be easily adapted to a wide variety of cell-based studies and a greater genomic scale." Baum says, "The major difference between this and whole fly s...
Packard Children's Hospital gift creates new biotech research center for children's health
...he issues that face children are a result of their genetics
and their environment,'' said Harvey Cohen, MD, PhD, chair of pediatrics and chief of staff at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. ''We will study genetic and environmental influences on the body. We will study chromosomes and genes that the children...
Danger on chromosome 15
...at we see here is two very important ways in which genetics
can effect disease," said Nicholls. "Often inherited disease can stem from the mutation of a single gene, such as NIPA1 in spastic paraplegia. In the case of chromosome 15, disease can be caused by rearrangements such as occurs in Prader-Willi and An...
UVa scientists detail salmonella protein
...d Egelman, professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics
at U.Va., said the significance of this research is that it could be possible to design molecules to prevent SipA from binding to a protein called actin, preventing the severe infection associated with Salmonella. According to the Centers for Disease...
NSF'S 'FIBR' to mix disciplines, use breakthroughs on 5-year explorations into biology's mysteries
...ers. Another, exploring how ecology and molecular genetics
interact in the creation of new species, will focus on Mimulus, a genus more commonly known as monkey-flowers. One will examine the causes and consequences of genetic recombination in reproduction or, succinctly, "Why sex?" by tracking generations ...
Rice wins $5m to probe social evolution using latest genetic tools
...will use the latest techniques of modern molecular genetics
and large-scale genomics to study the causes, mech... little has been done to apply the modern tools of genetics
and genomics to the study of social evolution." To apply those methods, Queller and colleagues are u...
Obesity, kidney genetics, erectile dysfunction among highlighted research at APS Meeting
... MD, associate professor of medicine and molecular genetics
at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and director of the Einstein Biotechnology Center reports on the state of knowledge for genetically profiling the disease. (Dr. Bottinger, Saturday AM) GENES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SALT-SENSITIVITY OF BLOOD P...
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