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DNA sequence of chromosome 7 decoded

...some 7 and decoded nearly all of the genes on this medically important portion of the human genome. The researc... well as primate-specific genes. In the study, all medically relevant landmarks along the chromosome were identified, including the several hundred chromosome br...

Genetic blueprint for Q fever bacterium unveiled

... completed sequencing efforts for approximately 30 medically important microbes, many of which are causative agents of emerging infectious diseases or potential agents of bioterrorism (see http://www.niaid.nih.gov/dmid/genomes ). "This genome sequence offers a treasure trove of information that will allow sci...

IUPAC report- Natural and synthetic substances

...and even the most toxic substance (Botox) can have medically useful properties in minute doses. The safety and efficacy of a drug molecule is a function of its chemical structure, not its origin. The molecular structure defines its interactions with other molecules in the body, and is the reason why a substa...

A switch that makes a blood clot sticky found within the platelet membrane

...," said Bennett. "It will be interesting, and even medically important, to determine how these signals can be modulated." Other scientists involved in the research paper described here include Renhao Li, Neal Mitra, Holly Gratkowski, Gaston Vilaire, Reustem Litvinov, Chandrasekaran Nagasami, John Weisel, Jame...

Columbia professor receives 2003 National Golden Apple for Teaching Excellence

...ation refocused its energies onthe problems of the medically underserved, inequities in the American health-care system and related issues in medical education. Since 1968, AMSA has been a fully independent student organization, and today is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing ...

'Frontiers In Bioinformatics' symposium to be held by UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics

...to elucidate the function of each gene and extract medically relevant and biologically important information that can lead to medical breakthroughs," he added. The symposium also will provide an opportunity to introduce the UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics to the world's scientific community and e...

Researchers challenge belief of how macrophage activity is controlled by biochemical brake pedal

... to exert fine control on the immune response when medically necessary," he said. Murray is senior author of an article on the research, which appears in the June issue of Nature Immunology. Anne-Laure Pauleau made the discovery as part of the St. Jude team. Pauleau was a member of the "Paris Seven Program," ...

Hot proteins may sharpen DNA tests; help bioprocessing

...l manufacturing of vaccines, antibiotics and other medically important proteins could become more efficient by incorporating the unique heat shock proteins into microbial cells in those processes. Future use of the proteins could also impact agriculture, fish production and other commercially important biolo...

Development of prostate drug based on UT Southwestern research

...f the 5-alpha reductase enzymes and the genetic or medically induced absence thereof in the development and progression of not only BPH, but also prostate cancer," said Dr. Claus Roehrborn, UT Southwestern's chairman of urology. "Several researchers at UT Southwestern have played pivotal roles in various phase...

Specific gene mutations responsible for congenital heart defects

...lated congenital heart disease not associated with medically identified syndromes. The findings will be published in a future edition of the journal Nature and appear online today. The researchers identified mutations in the gene GATA4 as a cause of human cardiac septal defects, which occur when the walls s...

AACR forum to discuss stem cells and cancer research: Public policy issues

...ve cloning as scientifically unfeasible in humans, medically dangerous and ethically unsure (at best). The U.S. Congress is now debating bills that would ban all cloning, both reproductive and therapeutic cloning. State legislators in California and Maryland are proposing bills that would permit donation of ce...

Grant strengthens research arm of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's ALS Clinic

...ation risk factors for Lou Gehrig's Disease, known medically as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This three-year grant strengthens the research arm of the Medical Center's ALS clinic, one of the largest treatment centers for the disease in Pennsylvania. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that starts with m...

SARS information for antiviral drug design released by Protein Data Bank

...ingly important as we release structures with such medically important potential." The actual structure determination was made by Structural GenomiX, Inc., a biotechnology company in San Diego. The company deposited its data with the PDB, which were processed rapidly by a team at Rutgers to make the data ava...

Ingenium publishes biological characterization of first mouse model for kidney stones

...Genomics TM research, which involves a screen for medically relevant phenotypes in a third generation of mice treated with ENU, a chemical process that generates point mutations in genes. This specific model was located due to raised levels of urea in the blood, a hallmark of impaired renal function. Further...

Bone marrow fusion with nerve cells may repair damage, Stanford researchers say

...esearchers previously considered fusion to be less medically important than the idea that bone marrow cells may be able to change fates entirely. Blau disagrees with that assessment. "Fusion might be a sophisticated mechanism for rescuing complex damaged cells," she said. Blau and senior research scientist Jam...

Scientists unraveling lice genome to halt blood-sucking pest

... the molecular biology of digestive processes of a medically important pest insect," said Pedra, entomology graduate research assistant. Other genes Pittendrigh and his team identified are involved in detoxification, iron metabolism and the breakdown of protein within cells. According to the Centers for Diseas...

Researchers uncover pathway that could lead to plant generation of human-like protein

... an effective means of producing proteins that are medically important and do so with a method that could be ef...overy will facilitate the use of plants to produce medically important proteins, in their correct form, for human use." A paper detailing the research, "Sialyla...

World's first 'robot scientist' proves a major success in the lab

...common to the human genome, they could prove to be medically important in the future. The research involved using "knockout" strains of yeast that have had one gene removed. By observing how the yeast grows, or doesn't grow, on defined chemical substrates, it is possible to start establishing different possibl...

Protein data bank opens new era with broader support

...V." The PDB collection includes a wide variety of medically importantstructures, including enzymes and other proteins associated withinfluenza, HIV, SARS and other viruses; parts of prion proteins(including the bovine form implicated in Mad Cow Disease or BSE);the amyloid peptide associated with Alzheimer's d...

Protease-inhibitor cocktail protects, increases anti-microbial action of promising new peptide

...ptides shown in laboratory studies to kill several medically important fungi, some of which are resistant to current drugs, can be enhanced further by protecting the peptides from enzymes programmed to destroy them, University at Buffalo oral biologists have found. A protease inhibitor cocktail containing com...

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