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PANTHER Protein Classification System Database 5.0

PANTHER, a protein classification system fromApplied Biosystems, got updated to version 5.0. Proteins are classifiedby family, molecular and biological function (GO ontology) and knownpathways. Its main use is probably microarray analysis - it incorporateautomated GO surrepresentatio...

Lipids get new comprehensive classification system

... MAPS initiated the development of a comprehensive classification system for lipids suitable for databasing." "The classification scheme was designed to be a broad-based scheme covering eukaryotic and prokaryotic sources, to inclu...

Anthrax test, developed by army and CDC, receives FDA approval

...o recognize tests for B. anthracis as eligible for classification with a 510(k) premarket notification process--the designation given to devices and other non-biologics. USAMRIID, with support from CDC, prepared and submitted a 510(k) Premarket Notification using both USAMRIID and CDC data on use of the gamma p...

'Mad cow' proteins successfully detected in blood

...o recognize tests for B. anthracis as eligible for classification with a 510(k) premarket notification process--the designation given to devices and other non-biologics. USAMRIID, with support from CDC, prepared and submitted a 510(k) Premarket Notification using both USAMRIID and CDC data on use of the gamma p...

Ancient DNA confirms single origin of Malagasy primates

...relationship with the living genus Lepilemur. "The classification of the latter in the family Megaladapidae is misleading," she said. Yoder said that damaging effects of moisture, ultraviolet irradiation, and tropical heat on DNA survival likely contributed to the inability to obtain DNA from some species. The onl...

New book expands biological classifications to account for 'alien' life

...ts forth an expanded "tree of life," or biological classification system, to account for a variety of life forms tha...at infect humans and other organisms. The revamped classification system also would include life based on RNA instead of DNA, and life found away from Earth that like...

New classification of eukaryotes has implications for AIDS treatment, agriculture and beyond

New classification conveys important information about the biochemist...d metabolism of disease-causing organisms. The new classification recognizes 6 major clusters of organisms, rather than the 4 traditional Kingdoms. Here are three e...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...past twenty years, governments need to revisit the classification of contaminated zones. Many areas previously considered to be at risk are in fact safe for habitation and cultivation. Current delineations are far more restrictive than demonstrated radiation levels can justify. The report identifies the need to sh...

The Antarctic Ocean floor

... features peculiar tot he animal and, finally, the classification of the species in question is presented in the specialist literature. In the previous campaign, expedition members discovered a new species of vermes. The name of the species and its morphological characteristics will shortly be put forward for appr...

Hantavirus found in African wood mouse

...observed differences are large enough to allow its classification as a novel hantavirus," said ter Meulen. The new virus appears most closely related to the Dobrava virus, originally discovered in Slovenia. The researchers have also grown the virus in cell culture, which is notoriously difficult to do with hantav...

Stanford/Packard scientist's data-mining technique strikes genetic gold

...with muscle tissue in both humans and mice. Their classification system was stymied, however, when scientists included too much or too little information in the text annotations, or used imprecise words such as "pool," which can mean either a body of water or the action of combining the contents of two or more tub...

A new way of looking at molecular motors

...are related, the faster that will occur." The new classification system also describes common evolutionary links be...and a long way from clinical applications, the new classification system will help other researchers address important biomedical puzzles more precisely. "We hope o...

Genomic comparison of lactic acid bacteria published

...echnologies Program head, said that the functional classification embraced a variety of industrially important genera, including Lactococcus, Enterococcus, Oenococcus, Pediococcus, Streptococcus, Leuconostoc, and Lactobacillus species. "The sequence of these diverse species offered a window into the sugar metabolis...

Shrinking ponds signal warmer, dryer Alaska

...iordan outlined each pond by hand. "With automated classification your accuracy goes down," Riordan said. Cloud shadows can look like water and Alaska rarely experiences a cloudless day, said Verbyla. The most difficult part of the four-year project, said Riordan, was "having the patience to circle 10,000 ponds f...

An advanced genetic diagnostic method for multiple myeloma

...mosomal changes, and thus the description of a new classification of the disease. In addition, the technique of hybridization in situ with fluorescence allowed him to identify new recurrent genetic changes that are involved in the appearance of this pathology. A disease associated with old age Multiple myeloma ...

First Biodiversity Census of coral reef ecosystems in the NW Hawaiian Islands

... The taxonomists, biologists specializing in the classification of these organisms, are donating their time and considerable expertise. "We plan to provide for the State of Hawaii a baseline record of the diversity of a relatively pristine area in order to have some basic working knowledge of what lives in the NW...

First major study of mammalian 'disorderly' proteins

...he first large-scale collection, investigation and classification of these so-called intrinsically unstructured proteins (IUPs), a large group of molecules that play vital roles in the daily activities of cells. The new technique for collecting and identifying IUPs is important because although scientists have be...

Reversing cancer cells to normal cells

...his groundbreaking work led to the first molecular classification of malignant melanoma and may help to explain how, by becoming more like unspecialized stem cells, the aggressive melanoma cell gained enhanced abilities to migrate, invade and metastasize while virtually undetected by the immune system. Now, in th...

Genomics throws species definition in question for microbes

...ted into species descriptions, but difficulties in classification persisted and novel issues arose," says Roberts. ...ns and others it has become clear that the species classification framework in use today is not capable of fully portraying and organizing microbial diversity." T...

Army research mission focused on autism

...dely from mild to severe, leading to their general classification as Autism Spectrum Disorders. About 10 percent of individuals with ASD develop autism secondary to a known genetic disorder. The cause of ASD is not certain; however, parents of ASD children have been playing a significant role in changing the way ex...

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