Navigation Links
Half-million-dollar DNA sequencer to boost genetic science research at UH
Date:10/17/2007

HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2007 Not too long ago, deconstructing and analyzing DNA codes took scientists several years and enough chemistry and computer hardware to fill the entire floor of a building. Now, a genetic sequencer the size of a washing machine can do the work in a couple of days.

Thanks to a $750,000 grant from the Cullen Foundation awarded to the University of Houstons Institute for Molecular Design (IMD), researchers will be among the first in the region to use this cutting-edge device. Headed by B. Montgomery Pettitt, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor in Chemistry, professor of computer science, physics, biology and biochemistry, and associate dean of research for the UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the IMD also recently received a $500,000 grant from the M.D. Anderson Foundation for construction and build-out costs associated with the Science & Engineering Research and Classroom Complex (SERCC).

A complex of three main structures, SERCC includes a five-story laboratory building with more than 150,000 square feet that will accommodate an estimated 40 research labs designed to support interaction. Among the buildings features are labs opening up to other labs with few walls to isolate them, as well as a dedicated, full-service clean room with a non-vibration floor, static-free environment and special air filters to remove virtually all dust particles. These new capabilities will allow for more collaborative, cross-disciplinary research among UH faculty in addition to benefiting local academic and industry partners who participate in the universitys research efforts.

Set to arrive by December, the $500,000 DNA sequencer made possible by the Cullen Foundation grant will help make UH a major player in genetic science by allowing the analysis not only of whole organisms but also of sampling with many organisms mixed together.

An organisms genome can contain the equivalent
'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Spirulina may be the next immune boost on the block
2. New drug helps boost cancer treatment
3. A boost to quit smoking
4. Hepatitis G May Boost HIV Survival
5. Drug Combinations May Boost Stroke Risk
6. Myth of female impotence created to boost sales
7. Reduced Fatigue Boosts Mental Health
8. Therapy Boosts Chemotherapy Effects
9. Need for Hepatitis Booster Questioned
10. Vasopressin Found To Boost Survival In Sudden Cardiac arrest
11. Exercising To Music Found To Boost Brain Power
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014 TMG Health, the leading ... health plans in the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part ... held its annual Client Forum at its National ... theme, “Partners in Excellence: Navigating the Post-Reform Landscape ... leaders from TMG Health’s Client base of Health ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter ... at low risk of cardiovascular disease may be able to ... time without harming their hearts, according to a new study. ... that hormone replacement therapy had harmful effects on the heart. ... the hormone treatments, and much further past menopause. ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... , assistant professors at the Virginia Tech Carilion ... Commonwealth Health Research Board to investigate hereditary ... treatment approaches. , The board funds research intended to ... two-year project to study the mechanisms behind hereditary breast ... cancer often has a poor outcome, especially in Virginians ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014 The global market ... million by 2020, growing at an estimated CAGR of ... study by Grand View Research, Inc. Introduction of technological ... by the geriatric population, along with increase in demand ... major drivers of this market. In addition, presence of ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... On Friday, the United States Senate introduced ... October 12-18, 2014, as "National Case Management Week" to ... outcomes for patients. The resolution was introduced by Senator ... support by the Case Management Society of America and ... professionals for their contributions to healthcare. , “Case managers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:TMG Health Client Forum Explores Strategies for Success in the Post-Reform Market 2Health News:TMG Health Client Forum Explores Strategies for Success in the Post-Reform Market 3Health News:Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts 2Health News:Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts 3Health News:Scientists to study hereditary breast cancer to find BRCA1 treatment 2Health News:Audiology Devices Market Analysis by Product (Cochlear Implants, Bone Anchored Hearing Aids, Hearing Aids, Audiometers) Expected to Reach USD 9,542.3 Million by 2020 2Health News:Audiology Devices Market Analysis by Product (Cochlear Implants, Bone Anchored Hearing Aids, Hearing Aids, Audiometers) Expected to Reach USD 9,542.3 Million by 2020 3Health News:Audiology Devices Market Analysis by Product (Cochlear Implants, Bone Anchored Hearing Aids, Hearing Aids, Audiometers) Expected to Reach USD 9,542.3 Million by 2020 4Health News:Audiology Devices Market Analysis by Product (Cochlear Implants, Bone Anchored Hearing Aids, Hearing Aids, Audiometers) Expected to Reach USD 9,542.3 Million by 2020 5Health News:Audiology Devices Market Analysis by Product (Cochlear Implants, Bone Anchored Hearing Aids, Hearing Aids, Audiometers) Expected to Reach USD 9,542.3 Million by 2020 6Health News:CMSA Supports National Case Management Week Resolution Introduced in US Senate 2
... More than 125 leaders,from throughout the state ... to support a multi-year, statewide campaign to Make ... launched by Nemours Health,and Prevention Services (NHPS), will ... professionals, parents, and other leaders to,improve the motivation, ...
... Oct. 1 The Coalition to,Protect Florida,s Drivers ... thanked him for expanding the call of this ... expired at midnight,today. Saying that Personal Injury ... of Florida" and that $10,000 in PIP coverage,provides ...
... Bally Total Fitness announced,that it has successfully ... company,just over two months after filing for bankruptcy ... by Harbinger Capital Partners,Master Fund I, Ltd. and ... effective today. Harbinger invested approximately $233.6 million ...
... WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 The following is being,issued by ... Emmanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri Congresswoman Heather Wilson, R- New Mexico ... author of God,s Politics, Others Participating: ... national Catholic Social Justice Lobby Father ...
... public entities in the addiction treatment field announced the ... Now (ACTION) Campaign for the improvement of addiction treatment ... to addiction treatment for individuals in need and to ... launched during National Recovery Month in September, has a ...
... Oct. 1 Air Methods Corporation,(Nasdaq: AIRM ), ... today that the Company has completed its acquisition of,100% ... (parent,company of CJ Systems Aviation Group, Inc., or "CJ") ... today at 12:01 a.m. The final cash purchase ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:More than 125 State Leaders - Including Governor, Lt. Governor, and Congressional Delegation - Endorse Campaign to Make Delaware's Kids the Healthiest in the Nation 2Health News:More than 125 State Leaders - Including Governor, Lt. Governor, and Congressional Delegation - Endorse Campaign to Make Delaware's Kids the Healthiest in the Nation 3Health News:Coalition to Protect Florida's Drivers Applauds Governor Crist for Adding PIP to Special Session 2Health News:Bally Total Fitness Emerges From Chapter 11 and Closes Transaction with Harbinger Capital Partners Funds 2Health News:Bally Total Fitness Emerges From Chapter 11 and Closes Transaction with Harbinger Capital Partners Funds 3Health News:Leaders in addiction treatment announce national 'ACTION' campaign 2Health News:Air Methods Completes Acquisition of FSS Airholdings, Inc., Parent Company of CJ Systems Aviation Group, Inc. 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014  The Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 ... Salt Lake City , Sept. 24-25 has ... healthcare organizations in the U.S. and beyond.  HAS ,14, ... conference devoted to providing immersive learning experiences on ... both accountable care initiatives and population health managemen ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... IRVING, Texas , July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... three new web-based applications with breakthrough interactive features ... and workflows for members of Children,s Hospital Association.  ... under the Novation Optimize Solutions umbrella – Value ... of how Novation helps organizations address the most ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014   Abide Therapeutics ... to its board of directors. Thornberry was ... and Endocrinology for Merck & Co. Inc., where ... pipeline management in diabetes, osteoporosis, fertility and contraception. ... the program that resulted in the discovery of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 2Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 3Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 4Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 5Breakthrough Novation Applications Empower Children's Hospital Association Members to Lower Costs, Increase Quality 2Breakthrough Novation Applications Empower Children's Hospital Association Members to Lower Costs, Increase Quality 3Breakthrough Novation Applications Empower Children's Hospital Association Members to Lower Costs, Increase Quality 4Breakthrough Novation Applications Empower Children's Hospital Association Members to Lower Costs, Increase Quality 5Abide Therapeutics Appoints Nancy Thornberry to Board of Directors 2Abide Therapeutics Appoints Nancy Thornberry to Board of Directors 3
... Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals was handed a pounding $100 ... unlikely to relieve.  The law firm of Sanford Wittels ... U.S. District Court for New Jersey, citing instances of ... employees at Novartis Pharmaceuticals who successfully won a jury ...
... 2011 Beginning April 1, Highmark Blue Cross Blue ... patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases and other rare disorders ... immunoglobulin (IgG - a blood plasma product), regardless of ... even patients who are being treated successfully with another ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bayer Gets $100M Gender Class Action Headache 2Bayer Gets $100M Gender Class Action Headache 3Bayer Gets $100M Gender Class Action Headache 4Despite New Changes, Highmark Policy Still Threatens Patients With Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases 2Despite New Changes, Highmark Policy Still Threatens Patients With Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases 3
... 2 gel holder cassettes, 4 fiber pads, ... buffer chamber, lid with cables, and instructions. ... of Bio-Rad's modular mini electrophoresis system (see ... of mini gels. Its modular electrode assembly ...
... 200 power supply. Flexibility ... Quantitative Transfers. Native Enzyme, ... Faster, Higher-Efficiency Transfers via ... Transfers with Movable Electrodes. ...
... gel holder cassettes, cell with ... pads, blot absorbent paper (15 ... transfer cell, used with the ... efficient, high-intensity electrophoretic transfers. The ...
... for running Criterion precast gels and ... blotter fit for use with the ... the Criterion blotter combines excellent blotting ... Trans-Blot system and the ease-of-use of ...
Medicine Products: