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Influenza Virus Samples of 1918

...ly prevent, future pandemics. When the complete sequence of the 1918 virus was published in 2005, it repres...ergence of events that allowed them to recover and sequence the virus in the first place. Its genetic material is so fragile that it should not have survived fo...

Gene Expression in Blood may Hold Clues About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

...ant because it is the process by which a genes DNA sequence is converted into the proteins that ultimately determine the manifestations of disease. Researchers studied the expression of 30,000 genes in the blood, testing each person between four and five times over a 12-month period. The study found that ...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

...re fragments of DNA containing the same repetitive sequence of chemical base pairs several hundred times. "F...ch can provide an estimate of when that particular sequence got inserted into the ancestor of the human genome. Their calculations revealed that most numts b...

Amorous African Fish Exchange Electric Pulses While Mating

...vior of the fish. Wong, who described the whole sequence as "electrical duetting", said both males and females seemed to make specific "sounds" before, during, and after mating. The signals aren't actually songs, because the fish sense them electrically rather than acoustically, Wong added. Early bio...

Advancement in Gene Associated With Colon Cancer

...ving rapidly since the publication of the complete sequence of the human genome in 2003. Says Gruber, The mystery of the relationship between our genetic code and disease is now starting to become clear, and many scientists are turning to the same chapter to find important clues to colorectal cancer. He and h...

The Importance of Junk DNA

...nces. The research team studied a repeated genomic sequence called SINE B2, which is located on the growth hor...The scientists were surprised to find that SINE B2 sequence is critical to formation of the functional domain boundaries for this locus. Functional domains ar...

New Target for Muscular Dystrophy Drug Therapy Discovered

...roduction," explains Dr. Khurana. Since the gene sequence of utrophin is over 80 per cent identical to that of dystrophin, it may substitute for dystrophin in muscle cells, says researchers. Dr. Khurana, however, wants to ensure first whether repressing ERF reduces muscle deterioration in mice or not. ...

Genes Influence the Ability to Listen Two Things at a Time

...e direction a sound is coming from, the timing and sequence of a sound, and whether a sound is a voice we need to listen to or background noise we should ignore. Most people dont even realize they possess these skills, much less how adept they are at them. Auditory processing skills play a role in a childs ...

New Coffee Brand to Hit the Market by This Year-end

...nome Network, may take about another five years to sequence the genes of robusta variety. The 100-year-old CCRI is to be renamed as the Indian Institute of Coffee Research (IICR)....

Gene Variants for Crohn's Disease Identified

... an important role in the autophagosome pathway, a sequence of biological events involved in processing bacteria within cells. While the mechanisms are not fully understood, said Baldassano, a mutation in the gene may weaken a cells ability to degrade cellular waste products, including bacteria. When unpr...

Scientists Identify Previously Undetected Drug-resistant Forms of HIV

...ntly generate hundreds of thousands of long clonal sequence reads that accurately enable the sensitive detection of rare mutations, said Michael Egholm, vice president of research and development at 454 Life Sciences, a member of the Roche group. Ultra Deep Sequencing provides an essential tool for research...

Boffin Identifies Gene Causing Otosclerosis

...cleotide polymorphism) analysis, or looking at DNA sequence variations occurring in a single nucleotide, A, T, C or G, to study a large patient and control population from Belgium and The Netherlands. They found significant results for an amino acid changing SNP inTGBF1, and that this remained significant aft...

Weizmann Researchers Developed Control Switch for Protein Activity

...a short segment of amino acids into the amino acid sequence making up the protein. This segment is capable of binding strongly and selectively to a particular chemical drug, which affects the activity level of the engineered protein by increasing or reducing it. When the drug is no longer applied, or when it ...

WTC Neighborhood Residents Misled on Extent of Contamination

...the extent of contamination. There is this famous sequence in Michael Moores Sicko, currently making waves in US - he stands at the front of a boat, surrounded by some of the men and women who volunteered at ground zero after 9/11 and have suffered physical and mental health problems ever since, and asks thr...

Advancement in DNA Research may Bring Back Woolly Mammoth

...rs ago everybody was saying you'd never be able to sequence the genomes of extinct animals ... but here we are. We're not that far away now,' he added....

Papworth Breathing Technique Cuts Asthma Symptoms by a Third

A sequence of breathing and relaxation exercises known as the Papworth method has been shown to reduce asthma symptoms by a third by the first randomised controlled trial to investigate the technique, which is published online ahead of print in Thorax. Eight...

Highly Effective Method for Screening Drug-resistant Forms of HIV Developed

...rein different DNA molecules are indexed using DNA sequence tags, helped the researcher map multiple sequences...nables determination of millions of bases of a DNA sequence in a single one-day experiment. When the two methods were combined, the researchers were able to q...

DNA Transplant Brings Creation of Artificial Life a Step Closer

...Venter, who recently applied for a patent on a DNA sequence described as the 'minimal genome', has been resear...ays that the technique can be used to insert a DNA sequence that he has built into the shell of an existing bacterium. While the cell's membrane would be natura...

The DNA That Spells Double Risk of Heart Attack

...which, for the first time has spotted a common DNA sequence that is behind the increased risk of heart disease. During the first study, Icelandic scientists drew a comparison between the genetic make-up of 1,600 men and women who had suffered heart attacks and this was compared with 7000 records of healthy...

Study to Investigate Gene's Effect on Bone Loss in Breast Cancer Patients

.... The Washington University study will analyze the sequence of the CYP19 gene in volunteers to see which variation they possess. "Our hypothesis is that the use of aromatase inhibitors can be associated with significant bone loss, and the degree of bone loss will be related to the variations of the CYP19 g...

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