Navigation Links
Innovative yeast genome may handle Cancer Clues

According to scientists mapping of have mapped all the genes in a second type of yeast that they hope will provide new insights into basic cell biology and the development of cancer.A team of international scientists led by Nobel medicine laureate Sir Paul Nurse of the charity Cancer Research UK has sequenced the genome of fission yeast, a cousin of the brewer's yeast whose genome// was mapped.

Fifty of the 4,000 genes in the fission yeast genome, which is reported in the science journal Nature, are similar to genes linked to human diseases such as cystic fibrosis, hereditary deafness, diabetes and cancer.

By studying the smaller and simpler genome of fission yeast, scientists hope to discover new clues about cells and how diseases like cancer develop in humans. "Many decisions the humble yeast cell makes in cell division use genes that are closely related to genes implicated in many human cancers: this small organism could prove vital in helping to better understand and treat cancer and other disease," said Nurse.

Fission yeast, or Schizosaccharomyces pombe, is the sixth and smallest genome of organisms, including humans, whose cells contain a nucleus to be decoded. Humans have an estimated 30,000-40,000 genes while brewer's yeast, the nematode worm, fruit fly and mustard weed, which have all been mapped, have between 6,000 and 26,000 genes. Professor Gordon McVie, a co-director with Nurse of Cancer Research UK, said comparing the genetic makeup of different species would improve the understanding of the basic biology behind cancer.

"Cells are the basic blocks upon which life is built, and by understanding how they grow and develop, we will be able to develop new treatments to fight cancer; this research will help toward that goal," McVie said in a statement.

Nurse and his British colleague Tim Hunt and American Leland Hartwell, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, shared the 2001 N obel Prize for Medicine for identifying essential components that control how cells replicate.

Nurse studied fission yeast cells in his prize-winning research, which identified a gene that controls the division of cells. The findings of the three scientists have improved understanding about the way cancer arises and has prompted new approaches to tackle it.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Innovative device aids in advanced heart failure
2. Innovative footwear may prevent fall in elderly
3. Innovative solution to help reduce the waiting times for kidney transplants
4. Personalized Medicine and Innovative Pharmaceuticals
5. Creation of Cytomegalovirus Vaccine by an Innovative Method
6. Innovative Method for Creating a Human Cytomegalovirus Vaccine Outlined
7. Innovative treatment for Dementia
8. Innovative treatment for Skin Cancer
9. Innovative Movies Show Real-Time Immune-Cell Activity within Tumors
10. Research In A New Direction To Develop Innovative Psychotropic Drugs
11. Autism Expert Creates Innovative Intervention Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)... ... OCTOBER XX, 2016 (PRWEB) (PRWEB) December 07, 2016 , ... ... new study entitled “Canine Filamentous Dermatitis Associated with Borrelia Infection” ... The study was published in the prestigious Journal of Veterinary Science & Medical ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Facial plastic surgeon, Dr. ... season by donating a portion of proceeds to two local organizations: North Chicago Animal ... Control & Friends is a team of authorized and trained volunteers who support ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... Top 20 Marketing Campaign Winner in the Folio: Marketing Awards competition. Live From ... the year’s best in pioneering, inventive, and ultimately successful projects undertaken by the ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... BOC Business Brilliance Awards under the Best New Product Launch category. Gensuite’s entry ... through user experience. , BOC Global Events & Training Group is a professional ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... “The Road To Restoration”: an informative and ... one hour a week showing of hands. “The Road To Restoration” is the creation ... are familiar with the brass ring that you could reach out for, and grab, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... , Dec. 7,2016  Based on its ... industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Nemaura Pharma ... Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology Leadership. Nemaura ... loopholes in traditional drug delivery technologies, especially ... microneedle-based drug delivery technologies, Memspatch and Micropatch ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... , Dec. 7, 2016  Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: ... BMO Capital Markets 2016 Prescription for Success Healthcare Conference on December ... in New York City . In ... at the Guggenheim Securities 4 th Annual Boston Healthcare Conference ... ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... -- Radioisotopes are radioactive isotopes having an unstable balance ... nuclear research reactor or by using cyclotron. These isotopes ... gamma when changed to a stable nature. The gamma ... in medical diagnostics. In this field, the radiation is ... functioning. Radiotherapy is also used to treat some life-threatening ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: