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Genomic comparison of lactic acid bacteria published

WALNUT CREEK, CA--With public concerns at a fevered pitch over the bacterial contamination of spinach, it is easy to lose track of how bland and deprived our world would be without the contribution to our food supply of such benign microbial players as lactic acid-producing bacteria. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) and the University of California...

20 of world's top women scientists honored in Paris for groundbreaking research in life sciences

Paris, March 2, 2006 Today at UNESCO House in Paris, France, Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, Chairman and CEO of L'ORAL, and Kochiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, presented the prestigous 2006 L'ORAL-UNESCO For Women in Science prize to five distinguished women scientists from North America, Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. Considered the "Nobel Prize" for Women in Science, the aw...

International policy workshop on nitrogen in Paris March 8 10, 2006

A scientific assessment and policy workshop on Nitrogen will be held in Paris March 8-10, 2006. The initiative is co-sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Woods Hole Research Center....... The workshop will develop a preliminary assessment of potential actions and policies to minimize negative impacts of nitrogen overload, and redress shortages in those areas afflic...

New genome comparison finds chimps, humans very similar at DNA level

WASHINGTON, Wed., Aug. 31, 2005 The first comprehensive comparison of the genetic blueprints of humans and chimpanzees shows our closest living relatives share perfect identity with 96 percent of our DNA sequence, an international research consortium reported today....... In a paper published in the Sept. 1 issue of the journal Nature, the Chimpanzee Sequencing and Analysis Consortium, which is...

Multi-species genome comparison sheds new light on evolutionary processes, cancer mutations

BETHESDA, Md., Thurs., July 21, 2005 An international team that includes researchers from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has discovered that mammalian chromosomes have evolved by breaking at specific sites rather than randomly as long thought and that many of the breakage hotspots are also involved in human cancer....... I...

Monaco formalises its EUREKA membership in Paris

The Principality of Monaco was formally welcomed as a member of the EUREKA research initiative yesterday at the Monegasque Embassy in Paris. Franck Biancheri (seated left), Monegasque Minister of Finance, signed the official statement of Monaco's participation, watched by Roel Kramer, for the Dutch Chairmanship of EUREKA. Also present were M. Riey (EUREKA High Level Representative for Monaco), Ch...

Genome comparison of four campylobacter strains yields new genetic markers and clues to virulence

Rockville, MD In a study that could benefit medical and food-safety research, scientists have used comparative genomics tools to find clues about why some strains of the bacterium Campylobacter which each year cause more than 400 million cases of gastrointestinal disease are more virulent than others. ... ... The study, which appears in the January 2005 issue of PLoS Biology, compares t...
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