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Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

...k for developing Alzheimer’s disease. The finding, announced today by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Kronos Science Laboratory and their collaborative partners, suggests that the gene — called GAB2 — modifies an individual’s risk when associat...

'Lucky 13' as new gene discovery offers further hope for childhood blindness

...tists at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, recently announced the start of clinical trials for a gene therapy in...ision. So our findings, together with the recently announced clinical trials, hold great promise." Mutations in LCA5 are relatively rare. As it is a recessive...

Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics

...ies. The GBIF Science Committee noted when it announced the 2007 Prizewinner, “Paul Flemons has been a key figure in developing a robust and accessible biodiversity data infrastructure that supports visualization and analysis for use in conservation planning and natural resource decision-making." Furt...

Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?

...es, after CABI, a leading bioservices organisation announced that its fungal collection will be screened by the University of Strathclyde. CABI houses one of the world’s largest genetic resource collections of fungi, numbered at over 28,000 strains, including Fleming’s original penicillin producing isolate. ...

454 sequencing identifies HIV drug resistance at early stage

...up, and a Yale School of Medicine researcher today announced that they have used the company’s Genome Sequencer™ system to identify previously undetectable rare drug resistant HIV variants in samples from an earlier performed clinical trial. The work, presented today by Michael Kozal, M.D. of the Yale Univers...

Researchers discover 'acquired' DNA key to certain bacterial infection

Researchers announced this week the discovery of a mechanism by which Mycobacterium avium – a bacterium which can result in serious lung infections and is prevalent in emphysema and AIDS patients among others – infects tissue cells or “macrophages” and thus compromises th...

Human genetic 'deserts' are teeming with significant life

...Although the finished sequence of the human genome announced in 2003 was a great achievement, it left a number of questions unanswered. Before the information contained in the sequence can be used to its best effect, the identity and precise location of all the protein-encoding and non protein-encoding genes...

Gene therapy study shows safety and statistically significant improvement in Parkinson's disease

Neurologix, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NRGX) today announced the publication in the June 23 issue of the journal The Lancet of positive results from the first ever gene therapy trial for Parkinson’s disease and the first report of direct gene transfer into a patient’s own brain cells for any adult neurodegener...

AAAS decries latest stem cell veto

...nes that had been created when the president first announced U.S. policy in 2001. "Our concern is that this action has the potential to delay development of important new therapies by cutting off a promising avenue of research," said Alan I. Leshner, the chief executive officer of AAAS and executive publish...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

...d cut deaths by approximately half. This study was announced at the leading influenza conference, Options for the Control of Influenza VI, in Toronto.1 The reality is that country stockpiles of Tamiflu are limited and are targeted at treatment only rather than treatment and prevention.2 However, some governm...

Adult stem cells from human cord umbilical cord blood successfully engineered to make insulin

...al cord blood to produce insulin. The researchers announced their laboratory finding, which caps nearly four years of research, in the June 2007 issue of the medical journal Cell Proliferation, posted online this week. Their paper calls it "the first demonstration that human umbilical cord blood-derived stem ...

First clinical trial of gene therapy for childhood blindness

...onary treatment for blindness in children has been announced by researchers at UCL (University College London). The trial, funded by the Department of Health, is the first of its kind and could have a significant impact on future treatments for eye disease. The trial involves adults and children who have a ...

World's leading scientists announce creation of 'Encyclopedia of Life'

... the world’s leading scientific institutions today announced the launch of the Encyclopedia of Life, an unprece... of Living Australia. The Encyclopedia today also announced the initial membership of its Institutional Council, which spans the globe, and whose members will p...

LIAI scientists make important finding on cytomegalovirus transmission

...searcher Matthias von Herrath, M.D., who last year announced that he had successfully eliminated a chronic virus infection in mice by blocking the IL-10 receptor. "Dr. von Herrath’s findings suggested that the IL-10 molecule plays a pretty important role in small RNA viruses, while our study looked at its imp...

Researchers publish first marsupial genome sequence

... by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced the publication of the first genome of a marsupial, belonging to a South American species of opossum. In a comparison of the marsupial genome to genomes of non-marsupials, including human, published in the May 10 issue of the journal Nature, the team...

Dealing deadly cancers a knockout punch

...Future directions On April 11, 2007, Oncolytics announced it had initiated a Phase II trial to evaluate intravenous administration of Reolysin in patients with sarcomas that have metastasized to the lung. For patients with deadly soft tissue sarcoma, the lungs are the most common site of metastatic disease....

Hexavalent chromium in drinking water causes cancer in lab animals

Researchers announced today that there is strong evidence a chemical ref...administered orally." The study findings were announced at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) after the NTP Board of Scientific...

Uniform language for describing genes of pathogenic and beneficial microbes

An international group of scientists has announced a major expansion of a lingua franca used to describe the activities of genes in living organisms. The expansion provides terms that scientists can use to describe the complex events that occur when a pathogenic or beneficial microbe encounters its ...

NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance

... of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced it is awarding $23 million per year for seven years to establish six Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance. Collectively, the centers will expand NIAID’s influenza surveillance program internationally and in the United States,...

Row over study puts Korea's scientific community under scrutiny again

...rch. But, in November last year, CHA Medical Group announced its plans to succeed Professor Hwang's now defunct World Stem Cell Hub by building Korea's largest stem cell institute on land provided by the Korean government. ...

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