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Study identifies new gene therapy tools for inherited blindness

... to govern how the sites work. "We've by no means finished defining this grammarit's going to be a major task," he explains. "But what we know now has allowed us to create entirely synthetic cis-regulatory elements which function in photoreceptors. A more complete grammar may even one day allow us to design ...

New 'asthma gene' could lead to new therapies

...age childhood asthma, Abecasis said. "Before we finished the paper, we would have guessed (ORMDL3) would be a gene with a well-understood role in allergic responses, but that is not what we found," said Abecasis, noting that the gene has no known relation to allergic responses. Asthma, a complex disease...

DOE JGI upgrades its Microbial Genome Analysis System

...sequencing project. Among these genomes, 2,558 are finished and 257 are draft genomes. IMG 2.2 contains 227 mi...robial genomes sequenced at JGI, consisting of 131 finished and 96 draft genomes. IMG 2.2 also features enhanced data exploration and analysis capabilities, i...

Promising protein may prevent eye damage in premature babies

...o treatments for babies born before their eyes are finished growing, University of Florida and Harvard Medical School researchers have found. The finding, described in separate, back-to-back papers to be published in Tuesdays (June 19) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a new target fo...

Human genetic 'deserts' are teeming with significant life

...ys of analysing it in its entirety. Although the finished sequence of the human genome announced in 2003 was a great achievement, it left a number of questions unanswered. Before the information contained in the sequence can be used to its best effect, the identity and precise location of all the protein-...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 13, 2007

...f drug ingredients and perhaps even begin shipping finished drug products to the United States, an article ht...tion facilities that make pills, syrups, and other finished products out of ingredients purchased from various suppliers, the article notes. ARTICLE # 5 EMB...

QUT microgravity tower attracts global scientific community

...hool of Engineering Systems, said that when it was finished the tower would be one of only three or four such facilities in the world and would make QUT a global leader in research on the effects of gravity in many research disciplines. Already the microgravity tower has attracted research partners in both ...

SNM recognizes R. Edward Coleman with 2007 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award

...he Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Canada, he finished his residency in internal medicine in 1970. From 197274, he completed a fellowship in nuclear medicine at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis. Coleman has published more than 400 scientific papers in several leading journals, has a...

2007 Alzheimer Award to Jing Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

...ram in Cell Biology at Duke University in 1995, he finished his medical residency and fellowship in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology, respectively, at Vanderbilt University in 2001. While his research focus was centered on brain ischemia in his Ph.D. program, as a neuropathology fellow, Dr. Zhang turned ...

Sheep offer model for undernourishment in pregnant teen girls

... worldwide, are bearing offspring before they have finished growing. A team of scientists, headed by Dr. Jacqueline Wallace of the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland, found that limiting the food intake of adolescent ewes during pregnancy impairs the nutrient supply to their fetuses and slows t...

Jaap Sinninghe Damst awarded the Vernadsky Medal for innovative use of biomarkers

...y society as they are the precursor of petroleum," finished Sinninghe Damst. It is clear that Sinninghe Damste's biomarkers have a range of applications and that there is still a lot more to come from his research. Through cross-discipline collaboration of for example the EURCORORES Programmes EuroCLIMATE, EU...

Arming the fight against resistant bacteria

...ients one at a time to sections of the sheet. The finished array has dozens of compounds arranged in a grid of dots, each about the size of a pencil eraser. They subject each array to a battery of tests, simultaneously testing the potency of each of the compounds against various strains of bacteria, incl...

DOE JGI releases enhanced Genome Data Management System IMG 2.1 marking 2-year anniversary

... and 402 plasmids. Among these genomes, 2,524 are finished and 258 are draft. Compared to version 2.0, IMG 2....aryotic, and plasmid genomes. IMG 2.1 includes 108 finished and 94 draft genomes sequenced by DOE JGI, bringing this total to 202 microbial genomes generated in...

Nevada scientist part of team that discovers hybrid speciation in butterflies in Sierra

...butterflys habitat, Forister added. "Now that weve finished this part of the study, wed like to turn our attention to some of the other ranges of the West, and investigate similar areas of overlap," Forister said....

DOE JGI releases IMG 2.0 with all genomes refreshed from RefSeq

...yotic genomes, and 1661 viruses) of which 2058 are finished and 243 are draft. 79 finished and 98 draft genomes sequenced by DOE JGI, bringing this total to 177 microbial genomes generated in...

A human taste for rarity spells disaster for endangered species

...reasingly rare specimen, the authors suggest, that finished the bird off. And trophy hunting collectors have placed increasing pressure on rare species as their focus has shifted from killing the most dangerous animals to killing the rarest. The pursuit of social status and health can also trigger the anthrop...

Ossur repeats Popular Science 'Best of What's New' award

... the innovation; the quality of the design and the finished product; the originality of thought; and the ambition and scope of the project. The winners -- the Best of What's New -- are awarded inclusion in the much-anticipated December issue of Popular Science, the most widely read issue of the year since the...

Bee genome information housed at Texas A&M University

...Human Genome Sequencing Center. Baylor researchers finished sequencing the genome in March, but the work continues. Elsik's computers house the data from the sequence of the 16 chromosomes and 265 million nucleotides of the honey bee, she said. Baylor's findings from the honey bee genome sequencing were p...

Vax and Pax: Taking turns to build an eye

...'t mother nature simply dispose of Vax2 when she's finished with it? Most likely because it's recycled for use again later in development. Explains Lemke, "This is a mechanism for pushing Vax2 aside--so it can't do any damage by repressing Pax6--but keeping it close by so it can be quickly activated when it i...

Nano competition debuts at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

...owerful beams of neutrons. Next door, the recently finished $65 million Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences provides world-class instrumentation, expertise, fabrication, synthesis, characterization and modeling capabilities for nanoscale materials. The center has already hosted nearly 100 outside users fr...

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