Navigation Links
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers race against time to save Tasmanian devils
Date:1/28/2008

A delegation of Tasmanian government officials traveled halfway around the world to visit Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), to lend their support and extend their gratitude for research aimed at understanding a unique transmissible and rapidly spreading cancer that threatens the very existence of Tasmanian devils. To combat this particularly aggressive disease, a CSHL research team in collaboration with 454 Lifesciences is committing resources to sequence parts of the devils genome in an effort to increase the odds of saving them from extinction.

In 1996 scientists first discovered the facial tumors on Tasmanian devils. Subsequent research revealed that the cancer is transmitted from one devil to another when tumor cells are transplanted through fighting, biting, and other physical contact. Once afflicted with the cancer, aggressive tumors begin to appear on the face and neck of the devils, restricting their ability to eat. Within approximately three months, the devils succumb to the disease and often die of starvation. The disease has decimated the devil population by nearly 90 percent in certain geographical areas of Tasmania, and officials project that within twenty years the entire species could become extinct.

The process by which the disease spreads among the devils has only been seen once before and represents a new field in cancer biology. Inbreeding in wild populations may prevent the devils immune system from recognizing the cancer as foreign, allowing the cancer to be transmitted. To provide an alternate fate for the devils, the Tasmanian government will have an insurance population of more than two hundred devils in quarantined facilities before the end of 2008.

The CSHL research team, led by researcher and native Tasmanian Elizabeth Murchison, Ph.D., aims to understand how the tumors work at a molecular level by sequencing the genes expressed in the devils tumor. As part of the delegations visit, CSHL researchers pres
'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Bono
bono@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Eating junk food whilst pregnant and breastfeeding may lead to obese offspring
2. Adult offspring of parents with PTSD have lower cortisol levels
3. A classic method for modeling skin cancer is featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
4. Parents PTSD May Boost Stress in Offspring
5. Partnership for a Drug-Free America and Colorado Springs Police Department Introduce Methamphetamine Prevention Program to Colorado Law Enforcement
6. International Consulting Firm Health Fitness Dynamics Hired to Oversee Springbrook Inns Planned New Spa
7. COLORBLENDS to Donate Portion of Sales of Spring Forward Daffodil Blend to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
8. Springer adds Advances in Therapy to journals portfolio
9. Lifespring Health Promotes Health and Fitness by Sponsoring Silicon Valley Marathon on November 3rd and 4th
10. Announcing Always Best Care Senior Services Expansion into Colorado Springs, Colorado
11. Cold Spring Harbor scientists devise novel, low-cost method of sifting genomes high-value regions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... while Southern California’s fresh water supply runs dangerously low, ... climate change. Southern Oregon’s rivers, despite the lowest mountain ... fast even in late summer and early autumn.* That ... Urness, authors of the new book “Hiking Southern Oregon,” ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Healthcare professionals who are looking for ... home or on-the-go via laptops, tablets or mobile ... premium Seminar-on-Demand CE courses. The new courses add ... hours of CE course offerings, allowing therapy ... such a diverse library, there’s something for everyone. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Although there are only 24 hours in a day, that ... trouble finding time within their busy schedules for exercise and fitness. ... time to get in shape. Here are five ways you can ... , Change Up Your Commute , Consider riding a bike or ... into your daily routine. If you must use your car to ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Prussia, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... recognized as an industry leader with over 25 years ... winning team leader in the areas related to EDI, ... Mr. Carlson is an Editorial Advisory Board member for ... Council Educator. Blue Fin Group is a management ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... By Steven Reinberg ... -- Infants who quickly add weight and length may be ... study suggests. In adults, certain genes have been linked ... promote proportionate gains in fat and lean muscle, the researchers ... be heavier and taller. By ages 2 and 3, however, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 2Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 4Health News:Top Provider of Continuing Education at Home Releases 20 New Online Courses 2Health News:HealthGuideMD Presents Ways to Improve Your Exercise and Fitness 2Health News:Rich Carlson and Marc Duey to Hold Workshop at CBI’s Specialty Pharmacy and Distribution Networks Conference 2Health News:Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds 2
... for health services were meant to motivate health care workers ... in Healthcare. According to researchers, these // ... keep manipulation tactics at bay. ,Gwyn Bevan and ... lauded the target based assessment, but have gone further to ...
... of breast cancer or those who suspect it, feel awkward to ... // ,The Prof says that in the UK alone, the ... and nearly 70 succumb to it. This is also because nearly ... to an irrevocable stage. ,Men should watch out for a ...
... International Journal of Cancer on February 17, 2006 tries to ... the level of physical activity in women. // The prospective ... link. ,Experts felt that since exercise is known ... the gastrointestinal transit time, it might also play a constructive ...
... to reduce smoking amongst children have been lauded with a ... an added thrust to the campaign.// Smoking hampers their ... the drive, by augmenting the anti-smoking budget, Hawaii has regressed ... cigarettes have not been hiked, unfortunately, which might have deterred ...
... Research seems to compliment Acupressure over physical therapy, to ... Taiwan University // have acclaimed Acupressure’s success with statistics ... to physical therapy with the effect lasting up to ... pain were treated with six sessions of acupressure, and ...
... to curb the spread of AIDS/HIV, which is haunting the ... authorities from over 20 different countries in the Asia Pacific ... a universal access to AIDS/HIV treatment and prevention would be ... the failure of the WHO target to expand AIDS treatment ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Women, Exercise and Colon Cancer 2
(Date:10/25/2014)... ARBOR, Mich. , Oct. 24, 2014 Advanced ... second quarter (ending September 26, 2014) financial results on Monday, ... will be released after the close of the market and ... discuss the results at 4:30 p.m. EDT on the same ... Richard Kurtz (CEO and Director), Rob Risser ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... , Oct. 24, 2014  The National ... the latest results achieved by Kentucky,s ... The National Precursor Log Exchange ... the point of sale and helps flag meth ... agents often set up NPLEx "watch lists" that ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... DUBLIN , October 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wdq92g/global_and ) has announced the addition ... Industry Report 2014"  report to their ... ,The Global and Chinese Acne Medication Industry ... study on the current state of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Advanced Photonix to Webcast Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Earnings 2Kentucky's NPLEx Technology Making Significant Progress 2Global and Chinese Acne Medication Industry Report 2014 2Global and Chinese Acne Medication Industry Report 2014 3
... SphygmoCor system plays key role in discovery, ... A,new study of more than 10,000 patients, conducted ... United Kingdom using AtCor Medical Holdings,Limited,s SphygmoCor(R) has ... as having "high normal" systolic blood pressure through,traditional ...
... 28 ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.,(OTC Bulletin Board: ... oral and,poster presentations on its Cobalamin(TM) technology ... to Clinical Practice, taking,place from May 26-28 ... B12-Polymer Conjugates as Constructs for Targeted Tumor ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Study Linking 'High Normal' Blood Pressure to Significant Cardiovascular Risk 2New Study Linking 'High Normal' Blood Pressure to Significant Cardiovascular Risk 3Access Pharmaceuticals Presents New Data on the Company's Cobalamin(TM) Technology at an International Polymer Therapeutics Symposium 2Access Pharmaceuticals Presents New Data on the Company's Cobalamin(TM) Technology at an International Polymer Therapeutics Symposium 3
... Arthrotek® Precision Hand Instruments were developed in ... feel, while still having an instrument with ... without the fear of the bending or ... and manufactured to conform to the surgeon's ...
... Hand Instruments were developed in surgeon's desire ... still having an instrument with the strength ... fear of the bending or breaking. Arthrotek ... to conform to the surgeon's hand. This ...
... Arthrotek® Precision Hand Instruments were developed in ... feel, while still having an instrument with ... without the fear of the bending or ... and manufactured to conform to the surgeon's ...
... USS Sports Medicine POLYSORB Meniscal Stapler XLS ... two resorbable legs of the staple. The ... tissue, specifically the meniscus. The staple is ... derivative of lactic acid and glycolic acids. ...
Medicine Products: