Navigation Links
BC scientists link to European Consortium studying human genome
Date:5/6/2011

Vancouver, BC Local scientists are now part of an International team compiling an enormous bank of resources for research into the functions of all known genes. The development of these biological resources will eventually allow scientists to know how the human genome behaves in health and disease. The BC focus is neurological, including the brain, eye, and spinal cord, and encompassing such disorders as Parkinson and Alzheimer Disease.

The project, known as CanEuCre, is led by Dr. Elizabeth M. Simpson, a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, and Senior Scientist at the Child & Family Research Institute. "This is a 'tools' project," says Dr. Simpson. "It will put in the hands of scientists worldwide the tools needed to explore what every gene in the genome does, both under normal circumstances, and when diseased."

As a result of BC's investment and its world-renowned expertise in neurological genomics, Dr. Simpson and her team have joined Phase II of this international study, which involves developing tools to discover the function of mutant genes in the mouse genome.

The goal of this project is to build the tools to make findings about the pathogenesis and mechanisms of major human diseases easier. "BC's strong foundation in functional genomics has brought BC scientists to the forefront internationally with this project. The goal is that, when the project concludes in three years' time, the tools will be there for others to use in the application of true bench-to-bedside work," says Simpson.

The EUCOMMTOOLS branch of the project has attracted over 12 million euros in funding from the European Commission as part of its Framework Programme for Research and Technology Development. Genome BC is contributing an additional $2 million in funding through the CanEuCre project. Identified through the first phase of CanEuCre was the need for an even larger collaborative effort to identify th
'/>"/>

Contact: Jenny Boon
jboon@genomebc.ca
778-327-8374
Genome BC
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Jefferson scientists deliver toxic genes to effectively kill pancreatic cancer cells
2. Scientists identify novel inhibitor of human microRNA
3. Argonne scientists peer into heart of compound that may detect chemical, biological weapons
4. MU scientists go green with gold, distribute environmentally friendly nanoparticles
5. Scientists identify gene that may contribute to improved rice yield
6. Scientists discover why a mothers high-fat diet contributes to obesity in her children
7. MU scientists see how HIV matures into an infection
8. Earth scientists keep an eye on Texas
9. Thinking it through: Scientists call for policy to guide biofuels industry toward sustainability
10. Scientists identify a molecule that coordinates the movement of cells
11. Scientists Find new migratory patterns for Mediterranean and Western Atlantic bluefin tuna
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... PARIS, 29 JULY 2014 With thirty days to ... for the FEBS-EMBO 2014 Conference are well underway. The ... Biochemical Societies (FEBS), EMBO, and the French Society for ... Saturday, 30 August to Thursday, 4 September at the ... 2014 Conference is the largest meeting for the life ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... study from UC San Francisco is the first to ... overtime and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may ... sleeping well. , "The study participants who exercised, ... than the ones who didn,t maintain healthy lifestyles, even ... author Eli Puterman, PhD, assistant professor in the department ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... people in the United States have a circulatory problem ... be painful and may even require surgery in serious ... wasting and, in turn, limb amputation. , At The ... Medical School, scientists tested a non-surgical preventative treatment in ... associated with increased blood circulation. Their proof-of-concept study ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Counting down to FEBS-EMBO 2014 in Paris, France 2Healthy lifestyle may buffer against stress-related cell aging, study says 2Scientists discover genetic switch that can prevent peripheral vascular disease in mice 2
... 2010 UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found new ... susceptible to stress than others. In a study of ... event, animals that were more susceptible to stress exhibited enhanced ... brain. Specifically, the cells that these animals produced after a ...
... Hemophilia, a disease linked with legends of European monarchs, frail ... people today. And the very treatments that can help ... treatment is infusion with an expensively produced protein that helps ... system fights the therapy, and in a subset of those, ...
... N.J. ―The Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce (CSR) ... report. Stevens was named by the US Department ... Centers of Excellence and was selected to lead a national ... 11 universities to partner with the DHS and serve as ...
Cached Biology News:New brain nerve cells key to stress resilience, UT Southwestern researchers find 2New brain nerve cells key to stress resilience, UT Southwestern researchers find 3Researchers harness the power of plants to fight hemophilia 2Researchers harness the power of plants to fight hemophilia 3Researchers harness the power of plants to fight hemophilia 4
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014 SoundConnect , an ... is proud to announce the strategic additions of ... their Boston, Charleston and Atlanta offices. SoundConnect’s ... demand for hosted solutions, collaboration and mobility that ... cost. , SoundConnect was founded in 2004, with ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014 The advanced optical ... brain that are driving a revolution in the neurosciences ... peer-reviewed journal published by SPIE, the international society ... coincides with the launch of the BRAIN Initiative in ... that lay out a vision for and provide examples ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Cheshire Cat: Can a particle be separated from its ... Communications , published the results of the first Cheshire ... conducted by Chapman University in Orange, CA, and Vienna ... a cat without a grin," thought Alice in Wonderland, ... curious thing I ever saw in my life!" Alice,s ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014  The Society for Clinical ... updated program for the 9 th annual ... in Amelia Island , Florida.  The focus ... remains unchanged, however, the topics and format will ... opportunity among all stakeholders with a continued focus ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SoundConnect Organization and Culture is Evolving 2SPIE Launches 'Neurophotonics' Journal with Special Section on BRAIN Initiative 2SPIE Launches 'Neurophotonics' Journal with Special Section on BRAIN Initiative 3SPIE Launches 'Neurophotonics' Journal with Special Section on BRAIN Initiative 4The quantum Cheshire cat: Scientists separate a particle from its properties 2The quantum Cheshire cat: Scientists separate a particle from its properties 3The quantum Cheshire cat: Scientists separate a particle from its properties 4TransCelerate, Lilly, Pfizer, and FDA Highlight Collaborative Program at the Site Solutions Summit 2TransCelerate, Lilly, Pfizer, and FDA Highlight Collaborative Program at the Site Solutions Summit 3
... , AUSTIN, Texas, July 27 Patton ... of injection port therapy, announced today that they have entered into ... medical devices used in the treatment of diabetes. , , ... The two companies are working together to design and develop the ...
... SAN DIEGO, July 24 Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... exercised their overallotment option to purchase an additional 1,500,000 shares ... public offering that priced on July 23, 2009. Including ... a public offering price of $7.50 per share, resulting in ...
... , , , ... , NES-ZIONA, Israel, July 24 PROLOR Biotech, Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... purchase agreements with private investors to sell up to $10 million of the ... per share. As part of the agreements, the company closed on the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Patton Medical Devices Partners With Unomedical to Develop and Market the i-port Advance(TM) Injection Port for People Taking Multiple Daily Injections 2Patton Medical Devices Partners With Unomedical to Develop and Market the i-port Advance(TM) Injection Port for People Taking Multiple Daily Injections 3Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Full Exercise of Overallotment Option by Underwriters 2PROLOR Biotech Announces $10 Million Preferred Stock Line From Members of The Frost Group 2PROLOR Biotech Announces $10 Million Preferred Stock Line From Members of The Frost Group 3PROLOR Biotech Announces $10 Million Preferred Stock Line From Members of The Frost Group 4
BD IMagnet 1 each...
Vertical Rack (five box vapor phase rack), includes 2.0" (5.1cm) boxes...
... Johnstone and M.W. Turner (1997). • ... methods used in the production of ... in immunoassays, the standardisation of antibodies ... including amplification systems, enzyme immunoassays for ...
... Casein Kinase 1, active MW: 34.2kDa ... NaCl, 0.02% Brij-35, 1mM dithiothreitiol with ... data, refer to the Certificate of ... Purification: ammonium salt precipitation followed by ...
Biology Products: