Navigation Links
UF scientist tapped by Howard Hughes Medical Institute to pursue 'best ideas'
Date:3/26/2009

, and identified the molecular basis for the loss of legs during whale evolution. The group has also published widely on the origin of skeletal development.

Along the way, Cohn's lab noticed striking similarities between the processes that control limb development and those that regulate development of the genitalia. They decided to ask whether the same genes could be involved in development of these distinct appendages.

"We're beginning to uncover the genetic and cellular processes that take place in external genitalia development, like outgrowth and closure of the urethral tube," Cohn said. "The incidence of genitourinary malformations in humans came as a huge surprise to me. A staggeringly high frequency of one in 250 kids has a urethral tube defect, and that number has more than doubled in the past 30 years without an explanation."

Understanding how genes respond to the environment is important for identifying the basis of these malformations, Cohn said.

"Dr. Cohn can work with the tools of molecular biology to find out what's happening at that level and he looks to see if what he is predicting is actually happening in the animal the only place that has any real meaning," said Dr. Kenneth Berns, director of the UF Genetics Institute. "His work has been novel and fresh and I can see why it captured the interest of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute."


'/>"/>

Contact: John Pastor
jdpastor@ufl.edu
352-273-5815
University of Florida
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Whitehead member Peter Reddien named HHMI Early Career Scientist
2. New species of spiders discovered by UBC scientist in Papua New Guinea
3. Stanford scientists find new solutions for the arsenic-poisoning crisis in Asia
4. Queens scientists find new way to battle MRSA
5. Smithsonian scientist warns that palm oil development may threaten Amazon
6. LabRoots Launches Social Networking Site for Scientists & Engineers
7. Scientists find climate change to have paradoxical effects in coastal wetlands
8. Hopkins scientists ID 10 genes associated with a risk factor for sudden cardiac death
9. Scientists at CSHL discover mobile small RNAs that set up leaf patterning in plants
10. Scripps research scientists watch as individual alpha-synuclein proteins change shape
11. Gladstone scientists reveal key enzyme in fat absorption
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... make a rational choice to be liberal or conservative? ... a matter of genetics?, Two political scientists from the ... say that neither conscious decision-making nor parental upbringing fully ... right. , A growing body of evidence shows that ... of political differences, the researchers say in the latest ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... the U.S. surgeon general issued a 101-page report about ... University published a paper breaking new ground on how ... responds when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. , The ... UV rays found in sunlight. This damage can lead ... , "Our paper advances foundational knowledge about how ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Florida State University researcher found that bacteria in the ... of the oil released during the Deepwater Horizon spill ... most toxic contaminants. , In two new studies conducted ... found a species of bacteria called Colwellia ... and xylene compounds that were released as part of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Scientists find growing consensus: Political attitudes derive from body and mind 2New paper describes how DNA avoids damage from UV light 2New paper describes how DNA avoids damage from UV light 3
... This press release is available in French ... a whole lot safer for consumers, thanks to Concordia University ... substances in dairy and other products. "Even though Canada ... antibiotics in cows, until now there were no methods or ...
... basic research, Dr. Peter W. Schiller, a world-renowned peptide chemist ... at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montral (IRCM), and ... patents awarded to the institute and covering different uses of ... Schiller,s laboratory at the IRCM. A total of ...
... OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- A tree outside Oak Ridge ... inspiration for a discovery that may ultimately lead to ... more. Just as a breeze causes leaves, branches ... the molecular level perform hundreds of chemical processes that ...
Cached Biology News:Discovery of therapeutic peptides affecting mitochondria 2ORNL fundamental discovery casts enzymes in new light 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... -- Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE: SNN ... its entry into the forefoot market with the ... Comprised of three separate repair options, the HAT-TRICK ... and reconstruction, a metatarsal osteotomy guide, and a ... also known as hammer toe correction. ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 The global market ... million by 2020, according to a new study by ... and theranostics, and the subsequent introduction of advanced cancer ... market growth over the next six years. Moreover, the ... such as cancer, coupled with disease triggering lifestyle habits ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 SoundConnect , ... company, is proud to announce the addition of ... Adobe Connect’s elearning tools to quickly deploy and ... with training tools for desktop and mobile learning ... is the perfect online training solution, enabling organizations ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... JOLLA, Calif. , July 30, 2014 ... ), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development ... will report financial results and highlights for the quarter ... after the U.S. financial markets close. ... Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Smith & Nephew scores a HAT-TRICK with its entry into the high-growth hammer toe repair market 2Smith & Nephew scores a HAT-TRICK with its entry into the high-growth hammer toe repair market 3Smith & Nephew scores a HAT-TRICK with its entry into the high-growth hammer toe repair market 4Molecular Diagnostics Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Players, Opportunity, Outlook and Forecast From 2014 to 2020 2Molecular Diagnostics Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Players, Opportunity, Outlook and Forecast From 2014 to 2020 3Molecular Diagnostics Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Players, Opportunity, Outlook and Forecast From 2014 to 2020 4Molecular Diagnostics Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Players, Opportunity, Outlook and Forecast From 2014 to 2020 5SoundConnect Enhances Portfolio with Adobe Connect Learning Management System (LMS) 2Regulus Announces Timing for Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results Webcast and Conference Call 2Regulus Announces Timing for Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results Webcast and Conference Call 3
... Computing researchers at Houston,s Rice University and electronics ... announced the formation of a $2.6-million Institute for ... at 4 million Singapore dollars, aims to slash ... -- special-purpose computer chips that power everything from ...
... Presented at the 12th World Conference on Lung ... 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YM BioSciences Inc.,(AMEX: YMI ... that identifies,develops and commercializes differentiated products for patients ... two cohorts of,the Phase I part of a ...
... 4 The Cytokine Institute (TCI), a Los,Angeles-based ... the opening of a new office in the ... measures and analyzes the effects of,chemical and toxic ... Boston-based consulting arm, Green Reach Consulting, TCI now ...
Cached Biology Technology:Rice, Nanyang Tech collaborate on sustainable nanoelectronics 2Rice, Nanyang Tech collaborate on sustainable nanoelectronics 3YM BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES POSITIVE PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM PHASE I/II LUNG CANCER TRIAL OF NIMOTUZUMAB COMBINED WITH RADIATION 2YM BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES POSITIVE PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM PHASE I/II LUNG CANCER TRIAL OF NIMOTUZUMAB COMBINED WITH RADIATION 3YM BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES POSITIVE PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM PHASE I/II LUNG CANCER TRIAL OF NIMOTUZUMAB COMBINED WITH RADIATION 4YM BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES POSITIVE PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM PHASE I/II LUNG CANCER TRIAL OF NIMOTUZUMAB COMBINED WITH RADIATION 5Revolutionary Genomics Research Group Opens Boston Office; Provides DNA Evidence in Workers Comp Cases 2
RNA polymerase sigma 70 Immunogen: Recombinant, full length protein. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
Anti-Dardarin Immunogen: Synthetic peptide from rat LRRK2. Available Date: 38814...
Rat monoclonal to UGGT ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
... Rabbit polyclonal to MSY2/YBOX2 ( Abpromise ... Antigen: Synthetic peptide ... the C-terminus of Human MSY2/YBOX2. ... proprietary) (Peptide available ...
Biology Products: