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New Online Tutorials for Sequence Similarity Search Tools BLAST and FASTA

... Comprehensive tutorials on sequence similarity search tools BLAST and FASTA enable researchers ... new tutorial suites on two highly used sequence similarity search resources: BLAST and FASTA . BLAST, ... how to perform a sequence similarity search      how to view and ...

Brain research shows past experience is invaluable for complex decision making

... test for brain changes related to the perceived rather than the physical similarity between visual patterns," explains Dr. Kourtzi. "Our use of brain imaging ... brains to recognise perceived categories rather than simply the physical similarity between visual patterns," said Dr Kourtzi. "Based on what we found, we ...

Nano-sandwich triggers novel electron behavior

... materials scientists, who have published hundreds of papers on it. The team termed the behavior of electrons in graphene "Dirac-like" because of its similarity to the behavior of massless particles as described in an equation formulated by the illustrious theoretical physicist Paul Dirac. Now Pickett and ...

The Need for Safe and Affordable Biopharmaceuticals Drives the Development of the European Biosimilars Market, Says Frost & Sullivan

... challenge as, typically, there is initial resistance from the physician community. "The most significant challenge, however, will be in proving similarity with the reference product as per the EMEA standards," adds Kambhammettu. "This is because the entire process involves large-scale clinical trials as ...

Proteomics Study Reveals That Genes Involved in Invertebrate Longevity Have Surprising Parallels in Humans.

... these data made available in the study," said Dr. Sudhir Sahasrabudhe, Chief Scientific Officer of Prolexys Pharmaceuticals. "This establishes a similarity in aging process among diverse species that is perhaps a lot broader than many of us may have expected," says Robert Hughes, lead author of the ....

Incorrectly cleaved protein leads to schizophrenia

... When this scissors is absent, Nrg-1 is not cleaved, which leads to behavioral disturbances in laboratory animals that bear a striking similarity to some of the symptoms of schizophrenia. This syndrome can be corrected by administering anti-psychotic medicines. Additional studies have also ...

Microsurgery on the brain of the fruit fly leads to new insights into irreparable nerve injuries

... up to now. Drosophila as model organism The Drosophila melanogaster fruit fly is an important, low-cost model organism with a 60% genetic similarity to humans. The fruit fly is playing a significant role in the elucidation of various neurological processes (such as the functioning of our memory ...

Awareness of Genzyme's Renvela(R) (Sevelamer Carbonate) is High, Although Uptake of this New Phosphate Binding Agent has Been Slower than Nephrologists and Renal Dietitians Initially Expected

... seem to have increased their contact frequency compared to competitors in their promotion of this new product -- most often focusing on Renvela's similarity to Renagel but with fewer incidences of acidosis and better GI tolerability, according to Nephrologists and RDs. Renvela trials for the most part ...

Analysis of Microarray Data

... of complex data and a method for measuring similarity between experiments (gene ratios). The widely ... epicts the grouping of the genes based on the similarity between them. UPGMA analysis ... "Euclidean Distance" to determine the similarity measure and the input rank as the ...

The New Affymetrix GeneChip Scanner 3000

... plots of scaled Signal values for all transcripts show a high degree of similarity between scanner types and across external sites. For this ... chip design, and site are summarized in Table 2. The high degree of similarity of Signal values between the GeneChip Scanner 3000 and GeneArray 2500 ...

Genome Wide Profiling of Paired Cancerous and Normal Breast Tissues and Rapid Interpretation of Gene Expression Data

... no, or unchanged, expression. In two-dimensional clustering analysis, arrays or samples (x axis) and genes (y axis) were clustered based on the similarity of their gene expression patterns. A. 2,508 genes generated from ANOVA test p TaqMan Gene Expression Assays for these genes were ordered ...

Designing Controls for siRNA Experiments

... by designing siRNAs that have limited sequence similarity to genes other than their intended target. Currently, ... with regions of 14-15 contiguous bases of sequence similarity between the siRNA and an mRNA can induce silencing ...

Exclusive WTN Interview with Don Williamson

... lots of people doing the same thing? DW: No. There are many people selling buckets of bacteria to wastewater treatment plants, but there the similarity ends. Most plant managers and their consulting engineers will tell you that buckets of bugs dont work. Theyre right because a simple bucket of bugs ...

Japan, Midwest Biotechnology Industry Leaders Identify Steps for Greater Collaboration Between Countries

... from the Midwest U.S. and Japan gathered Wednesday in Chicago as part of the JETRO Midwest-Japan Biotechnology Summit. The topics covered similarity of challenges faced by Midwest Biotech companies and their counterparts in Japan. The goal was to foster discussion and lay down specific plans top ...

The legacy of BIO 2006, what it will be and how we need to plan for it now

... new trains called the Exposition Flyers using Pullman coaches were installed and could go up to 80 miles an hour from the East Coast. Another similarity between these two events was that the 1893 fair represented the first time many Americans had ventured west of the Alleghenies to see what was billed ...

BIO 2006 aftermath and a taste of bio-generics

... authorities have added on yet other hurdles which focused on the manufacturing process to demonstrate manufacturing equivalence such as structural similarity and comparability, and immunogenicity testing requirements to demonstrate that no unexpected and undesirable immune response is created by the ...

Are consumers confused by search engine ads?

... factors to determine if the customers would assume that the products advertised on the Yahoo! site are associated with JR. The court found that the similarity of the marks, the strength of the JR mark, and the overlap of advertising channels, consumers, and goods favored JR Cigar. On the other hand, the ...

Quintessence cancer treatment chosen for clinical studies

... exciting compounds identified in our drug development efforts, Ralph Kauten, president and CEO of Quintessence, said in a release. Because of the similarity between the native human protein and Evade ribonucleases, we have great expectations that our candidates will lead to a new class of cancer therapies ...

New statistical algorithms for Monitoring Gene Expression on GeneChip® Probe Arrays

... are highly similar, with a regression ratio of 0.94. Similar results were obtained across multiple tissues and with replicates (data not shown). This similarity was also observed on arrays representing different organisms. The regression ratios for these comparisons were in the 0.92-0.93 range for M. ...

Screening and classifying hazardous waste samples

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Experimental Procedures Computerized search routines for classifying spectra based on feature sets and similarity measures were developed. For fluorescence, pattern recognition factors encompassed spectral area, peak positions, and angular distance between ...

Comparison of Performance between the AlphaQuest - HTS and the Fusion α Multilabel Reader for Detection of cAMP

... of cAMP for each instrument is reported in Table 1. Both % bound and raw values correlated with an R 2 of 0.999, showing a high degree of similarity between the AlphaQuest-HTS and Fusion α instruments (Figure 3). Fusion α and AlphaQuest-HTS achieve similar levels of ...

Fast Analysis of Phenoxyacetic and Phenoxypropionic Herbicides in Vegetable Matrix by Negative Ion Electrospray LC/MS/MS

... Note 11 and 12). The LC method uses a fast gradient program for a complete analysis in less than ten minutes. Due to the structural similarity of the acidic herbicides, incomplete resolution is observed under faster separation conditions. The relative selectivity of LC/MS (SIM ...

Long-Term Instrument Control and Connectivity Solutions

... to emulate control panels of traditional instruments, create custom test panels, or visually represent the control and operation of processes. The similarity between standard flow charts and LabVIEW graphical programming shortens the learning curve associated with traditional, text-based languages. ...

Analysis of Bacterial Assemblage Genetic Diversity in Environmental Samples Using the DCode System

... enough to detect some differences among sites. Analysis of the number of bands, the number of unique site-specific bands, and similarity in banding patterns provided a relatively complete representation of differences among sites. In some cases, bands ...

Purification and Characterization of beta-Lactoglobulin Genetic Variants A and B Using Preparative Electrophoresis and Isoelectric Focusing

... Fondlay, J. B. C., Sivaprasadarno, R., Jones, T. A., Newcomer, M. E., Kraulis, P. J., The structure of -lactoglobulin and its similarity to plasma retinol-binding protein, Nature, 383385 (1986). 11. Godovac-Zimmerman, J., The structural motif of ...

RNAi: The Controls You Need

... delivery. Silencer Negative siRNA Control #1 is a validated negative control that has limited sequence similarity to the human, mouse, or rat genomes. Ambion scientists, as well as many other scientists around the world, ...

The Flexible matriXarray Chip System: A New Perspective for Probe Optimization in Gene-Expression Profiling

... all five probes show the same tendency; however, probes 3 and 4 display the most preferred pattern due to their high degree of profile similarity and specificity for the brain tissue. Representing the liver-specific gene (GenBank acc. no. J02585), probes 2, 5, and 6 display ...

QIAGEN Multiplex PCR Handbook

... can be used for primer design. Ensure primer sequence is unique for your template sequence. Check similarity to other known sequences using BLAST (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/Blast.cgi). Compatible PCR ...

New Reporter Plasmids for Studying Interferon-Stimulated Signal Transduction Pathways

... 1, solid squares and solid circles). This weak response of the pISRE-Luc plasmid to IFN- g could be attributed to the similarity of the ISRE and GAS sequences; it is also likely that types I and II interferons use a few common components to transmit their signals ...
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