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Gene study shows three distinct groups of chimpanzees
...olly Przeworski, PhD, assistant professor of human genetics
at the University of Chicago and a senior author of the study. "It means we have to protect three separate habitats, all threatened, instead of just one." To unravel the evolutionary history to chimpanzees, the research team collected DNA from 78 c...
Cheaper, better disease treatments expected from faster approach to developing antibodies
...engineering, biomedical engineering, and molecular genetics
and microbiology shaves weeks off the production process. Based on the method's early success, Georgiou has begun a collaboration to identify antibodies to treat arthritis and asthma. In Georgiou's E-clonal antibody method, an antibody that is pro...
Scientists find new genes for Crohn's disease
...r, M.D., associate professor of medicine and human genetics
at the University of Pittsburgh, co-director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and director of the IBD Genetics Program. These latest results are helping to fill in the gaps in knowledge about Crohn's and other IBDs, which affect more than 1...
Analysis of rhesus monkey genome uncovers genetic differences with humans, chimps
...est NPRC and Yerkes NPRC. This advance in macaque genetics
will enhance the use of macaques for the study of genetic diseases of man. ...
Misclassified for centuries, medicinal leeches found to be 3 distinct species
...processes such as blood coagulation, developmental genetics
and neurobiology. Studies of commercial specimens have figured prominently in the discovery and production of anticoagulants and protease inhibitors, some of which may have cancer-fighting properties. That researchers have been mistakenly using Hir...
Study finds dietary fat interacts with genes
...come obese. Our findings demonstrate that although genetics
help to determine our risk of obesity, dietary and...f how APOA5 works and adds to our understanding of genetics
and dietary interventions. ...
AACR Annual Meeting showcases significant developments in understanding and targeting cancers
...d press briefing topics include: The role of genetics
in increasing susceptibility to certain cancers and decreasing positive outcomes among African Americans Clinical data illustrating the impact of the HPV-16/18 LI VLP AS04 candidate vaccine on precancerous lesions and the human papillomavirus Stud...
Researchers find gene mutation that causes infertility in male mice
... caused the infertility. While most studies on the genetics
of fertility stem from analyses of mice that have had a custom gene "knockout," this is the first to reveal a dominant mutation that leads specifically to infertility in a mammal. The researchers believe this kind of dominant effect is closer to how ...
'Fusion' protein found by Johns Hopkins researchers
...pkins assistant professor of molecular biology and genetics
Elizabeth Chen, Ph.D., whose report on the work is online this week in Developmental Cell. Chen and her team studied fruit fly embryo muscles to find the molecular signals that tell two neighboring cells to join as one, plucking out for further st...
Veterinary scientists explore poultry virus as cancer killer
...to target prostate cancer specifically. Reverse genetics
is the process of generating a recombinant virus f...iral genome, explains Subbiah. Through the reverse genetics
system, recombinant viruses can be designed to have specific properties that make them attractive as...
Progress against sarcoma
...chi, distinguished professor and co-chair of human genetics
at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a...ays the studys first author, Malay Haldar, a human genetics
graduate student who works in Capecchis laboratory. Other authors of the University of Utah study...
Dog DNA study yields clues to diverse size of breeds
...g or small, and helps answer a burning question in genetics
how could dogs as a species have such a tremendou...ature breeds, said co-author Paul G. Jones, PhD, a genetics
researcher at Mars a world leader in pet care that has been researching canine genetic science for ...
AIBS honors outstanding contributions to the biological sciences
...: the evolution of plant reproductive systems, the genetics
of geographically structured populations, and the application of basic biological principles to conservation problems. He has served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, Vice-Chair for Science and S...
Why small dogs are small
...nder, the studys senior author and chief of cancer genetics
at the National Human Genome Research Institute. "Their approach was very clever. They enlisted the help of hundreds of pet dog owners across America to provide DNA samples and body-size measurements in the form of X-rays from over 500 Portuguese wat...
Good behavior, religiousness may be genetic
...large impacts on behavior, but studies in behavior genetics
are repeatedly showing that our behavior is also influenced by our genes," says Koenig....
NIDA study identifies genes that might help some people abstain from smoking
.... Volkow. It marks a movement from identifying the genetics
of addiction vulnerability to identifying the genetic basis of successful abstinence. This knowledge could impact the success rate of cessation programs by helping health care providers choose the most appropriate treatment based on individual differ...
Genomic test could help detect radioactivity exposure from terrorist attacks
...aid Joseph Nevins, Ph.D., a professor of molecular genetics
at Duke's Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy a...essman, Ph.D., an associate professor of molecular genetics
at the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy. By identifying genes that are major players in t...
Spiteful soldiers and sex ratio conflict among parasitoid wasps
...d University, explains, "We found that the bizarre genetics
of these wasps means that brothers value their sisters more than sisters value their brothers, and so if sterile larvae function for the good of the group then it should be brothers who more willingly make the sacrifice. Alternatively, if the sterile...
Study identifies multiple genetic risk factors for prostate cancer
... senior author David Reich, assistant professor of genetics
at Harvard Medical School and associate member of ... important in prostate cancer. The company deCODE genetics
in Iceland first identified two specific genetic variants that contributed to risk for prostate canc...
Gender linked to development of skin cancer
... and of molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics
at Ohio State University Medical Center, has been studying non-melanoma skin cancers for years. She had a hunch there might be gender-related variables that accounted for the difference between male and female rates of developing these malignancies, ...
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