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New textbook illuminates the close links between evolutionary and molecular biology

..., Evolution , combines the contemporary fields of genetics and molecular biology with traditional evolutionary theories to provide an elegant, cohesive view of biology. The book, which was recently released by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press ( www.cshlpress.com ), is geared toward all biologists seeking...

deCODE discovers cause of major subtype of glaucoma

...day in the journal Science, scientists from deCODE genetics (Nasdaq:DCGN) and academic colleagues from the Nat... discovery is remarkable and important because the genetics has led us directly to what appears to be the sole cause of a devastating common disease. The risk c...

Macho men are seen as bad choice for long-term love

... in areas like evolutionary biology, fertility and genetics and offer new insights for relationship counselling and psychology. Lead author, Dr Lynda Boothroyd, a lecturer with Durham Universitys Department of Psychology, commented: This research shows a high amount of agreement between women about what the...

Genetic factors strongly shape how peers are chosen

...Kendler, M.D., a professor of psychiatry and human genetics in VCUs School of Medicine and lead author on the ...id. An important part of this pathway involves our genetics influencing our own social environment, which in turn impacts on our risk for a whole host of devian...

Biologist traces coconut's history through DNA

... understanding the plants history by exploring the genetics of the coconut (Cocos nucifera L.). Kenneth Olsen, Ph.D., Washington University assistant professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, has received a $20,000 grant from the National Geographic Society to study the DNA of the plant, which can be...

Teamwork between 2 key proteins necessary for normal development and regulation of red blood cells

...oyce A. Lloyd, Ph.D., associate professor of human genetics at the VCU Massey Cancer Center, and corresponding author for this study. Lloyds team studied gene expression and red blood cell development in the mouse embryo. They used mouse embryos missing both the KLF2 and EKLF genes to show that embryonic g...

UF, French scientists seek test to detect gene doping in athletes

...an adjunct professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at UF and director of the Gene Therapy Laboratory ... assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at UF and director of UFs Center of Excellence for Regenerative Health Biotechnology. So the idea is...

Defects in critical gene lead to accelerated lung tumor growth

... Sharpless, an assistant professor of medicine and genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and a senior author of the study. This finding is expected to help doctors better assign a prognosis to their patients, as well as giving them a new target for ...

How cells change the pace of their steps

... help us understand the basis of a number of human genetics diseases and developmental abnormalities....

Research teams uncover risk genes for multiple sclerosis

...k of MS. Scientists have known for 30 years that genetics play a critical role in MS, but the disease is influenced by so many different factors that it has consistently eluded us, said Stephen Hauser, MD, professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco and an author on both papers. It...

Strains of laboratory mice more varied than previously thought

...o-Manuel de Villena, Ph.D., associate professor of genetics at UNCs School of Medicine. Animal models are essential tools in medical research because they allow researchers the opportunity to systematically probe questions within a defined biological system. The mouse is the most popular mammalian model f...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 18, 2007

...ts to make artificial cells have focused partly on genetics and enabling such cells which could become biofuel factories and other technological advances to reproduce. Sugawaras group previously reported a self-reproducing lipid capsule in JACS. Scientists in the United States recently announced successful...

Genomic analysis uncovers new targets for HIV vaccine

...es Barton Haynes, M.D. It took the international genetics team, called EuroCHAVI, pooling their cohorts of carefully selected patients and using the latest in genome-wide screening technology, 18 months to discover the three genes, that together greatly increase our knowledge of why patients differ in how w...

First genome-wide study of infectious disease opens new avenues for HIV treatment, vaccines

...s Diseases (NIAID), part of the NIH. CHAVIs host genetics team, led by David Goldstein, Ph.D., also of Duke University, included scientists from several European countries and Australia who formed a consortium, EuroCHAVI, to perform this study. The investigators identified three gene variants, two of which ...

UK scientists lift lid on genetics of coronary artery disease

... Consortium (WTCCC), the largest ever study of the genetics of common disease. The findings were then compared...ally higher risk, therefore. "Understanding the genetics that lead to heart disease is a powerful tool to tell us how much risk a person faces," says Profess...

Researchers discover gene responsible for Restless Legs Syndrome

...authors. "This is the most definitive link between genetics and RLS that has been reported to date. We have known for quite some time that the majority of RLS patients have a close family member with the disorder, and now we have found a gene which is clearly linked to RLS," says Dr. Rye. The researchers re...

2007-2008 Genzyme/ACMGF Clinical Genetics Fellowship In Biochemical Genetics award winner announced

...of clinicians in the field of clinical biochemical genetics and especially in the diagnosis, management and treatment of individuals with metabolic diseases. This award grants $75,000 per year. The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation supports the important research and educational programs of th...

ACMG Foundation announces 2007-2008 Luminex/ACMGF award recipient

...edical services and in defining the integration of genetics into health care and public health. The Luminex/ACMGF Award recognizes this vital role of medical geneticists by supporting an individual in undertaking activities that promote the highest levels of safety and effectiveness in genetic testing and gen...

A decisive step toward a cure for insulin dependent diabetes

...hronakos, also a professor of pediatrics and human genetics at McGill University. The causes of type I diabetes are still a relative mystery. It is estimated that approximately 50% are genetic and 50% environmental, which is why the validation of a new, extremely powerful analysis method and the identificat...

Liverpool amongst first in UK to install unique DNA sequencing technology

...s cancer and malaria, but for our understanding of genetics as a whole. For example we have scientists looking at the DNA of fish in understanding how genes are activated and we have veterinary scientists looking at how illnesses in domestic pets can be passed to humans. We have a team of experts at the Uni...

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