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UK scientists lift lid on genetics of coronary artery disease

...al of Medicine. The first important clues to the identities of these variants came from a genome-wide analysis conducted in almost 2,000 people with coronary artery disease and 3,000 healthy controls as part of the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium (WTCCC), the largest ever study of the genetics of commo...

Double identities lie behind chromosome disorders

...rmal chromosomes, and this ability to adopt double identities protects them from detection by the control centre. We believe that this new fundamental mechanism can help to explain why chromosome disorders are so common in female sex cells, says Professor Christer Hg, leader of the study. The research might...

DOE JGI sets 'gold standard' for metagenomic data analysis

...entire community, so you only get a glimpse of the identities of multiple genomes. All the publications to date have made the assumption that these tools will work as efficiently for metagenomes, "but we really didn't know." Nikos Kyrpides, DOE JGI Genome Biology Program Head, said that, to evaluate the magni...

Landmark study highlights complex genetic risk factors behind type 2 diabetes

...nt condition." The first important clues to the identities of these genes came from a genome-wide analysis conducted in 2,000 people with type 2 diabetes and 3,000 controls as part of the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium2. The Consortium is one of the biggest projects ever undertaken to identify the ge...

New bird, bat species revealed by extensive DNA barcode studies

...pairs of North American bird species with separate identities are in fact DNA twins, two trios of bird species are DNA triplets, and no less than eight gull species are virtually DNA identical. The complementary papers describing the bird and bat initiatives were authored by researchers from Guelph, Ottawa an...

Researchers find two biomarkers with potential to predict breast cancer spread

...stic biomarkers, but we must be cautious until the identities of these proteins are known and validated in a larger study," Hoon said....

'Lessons learned' highlighted as global politics of HIV/AIDS examined in new research

... HIV/AIDS organizations to mobilize and foster new identities and networks among the highest-risk communities such as the gay population and sex workers. The themes considered in this symposium represent only some of the ways in which the social science of HIV/AIDS can be approached. All four articles provid...

Scientists identify 36 genes, 100 neuropeptides in honey bee brains

...cal and physiological data, we first must know the identities of the peptides used in the brain and the genes they are encoded by," Sweedler said. Using a combination of the newly available honey bee genome sequence, as well as bioinformatics and mass spectrometry, Sweedler and collaborators from the United Sta...

No guts, no worries

...organized by specific DNA signatures to reveal the identities of particular microbial species. "By sequencing the genomes of the microbes we were able to discern how they cope with the needs of the worm and why such a diversity of microbes is warranted," Rubin said. It turns out that the worm isn't just housin...

Medium is the message for stem cells in search of identities

...m into any kind of cell in the body, acquire their identities in part by interacting with their surroundings - even when they are outside of the body in a laboratory dish, University of Florida scientists report. Using an animal model of embryonic stem cell development, researchers with UF's McKnight Brain Ins...

Drinking or playing? Men's health and masculinity

...ine behaviour, whilst others build their masculine identities through positive behaviour such as sport, the poli...ms part of an ongoing investigation into masculine identities by the Department of Psychology at the University of Sussex and full findings are due to be publishe...

New DNA 'fingerprinting' technique separates hemp from marijuana

...genetic markers that together established separate identities for each of the four cultivars. "We think this technique has the potential to distinguish marijuana varieties as well," said Weiblen. "It has implications not just for separating hemp from marijuana in countries where hemp cultivation is permitted, b...

Scientists calculate number of stem cell lines needed for therapeutic bank

...ntification of such potentially valuable donor HLA identities within the UK population points the way for genera...es an example whereby the clinically most valuable identities could be determined in regions or countries in which those ethnic populations comprise the majority....

Finally, male water fleas exposed

...ave never been seen. "We need to know the species identities in order to understand how freshwater communities are changing over time, as a response to climate change, pollution or invasive species," said Taylor. "We're hoping that by studying the biology of the rare males, we can learn more about species dive...

First ever study to investigate impact of chronic wasting disease on humans

...x years. No invasive testing will be performed and identities will be kept strictly confidential. "The people who take part in this project can be assured that every measure will be taken to ensure their privacy,' said Garruto. "Their contribution is vital to the success of this 'first of its kind' research tha...

Baylor Human Genome Sequence Center key player in mapping human genetic variation

...ose ancestry is northern and western European. The identities of the individuals who donated the samples were not recorded and are kept private for ethical reasons. The HapMap also provides tantalizing tidbits about the evolution of the human species as well as defining sites of DNA recombination, which explai...

Greasing interferon's gears may pave way to greater therapeutic benefits, fewer side effects

...oup engineered a mutant Stat1 protein in which the identities of two amino acids were switched. Investigations conducted on cells growing in culture showed that the altered Stat1 proteins reacted more efficiently to the presence of both type I and type II interferons. Further tests revealed that the souped-up S...

Software 'agents' could help unmask reality of disease clusters

...d meaningful information without risking patients' identities being revealed. Agents are advanced software programmes that can be set a specific task but then given the autonomy to set goals and carry out the operations necessary to achieve them. By constructing virtual institutions in which agents can act, col...

Trapping genes that control flower development

...cification and differentiation of the unique organ identities (e.g. petals, stamens, ovules). An interesting aspect of this research is the finding that the expression of many trapped genes is restricted to particular subdomains of the proximodistal axis of petals and stamens, implying that intensive regulation...

National Academies news: Stem cell guidelines released

...k with resulting stem cell lines, but that donors' identities will be encoded and not readily ascertainable. They should be asked whether they want to receive information obtained through studies of the cell lines. Consent forms should inform the donor that embryos will be destroyed in the process of deriving...

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(Date:7/24/2014)... experts gathered at NJIT this week for an all-day ... U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dredge toxic sediment ... , The EPA has called the plan, which proposes ... capping sections of the riverbed, one of the largest ... be dredged and disposed off-site. , "We need to ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... into the potato genes that best adapt to the ... rainfall and increased extremes of hot and cold temperatures.The ... order to create new potato varieties that will adapt ... to find out how the current potato varieties will ... and lower temperatures. , This research is part of ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... on his work with a new drug that successfully treated ... Houston has received a $250,000 grant to expand his research ... to treat a wider range of autoimmune diseases., Chandra Mohan, ... Engineering at UH, previously published a study in Arthritis Research ... successfully treated lupus in mice and reduced the number of ...
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