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Scientists detect probable genetic cause of some Parkinson's disease cases

...'s disease."NINDS is pleased to have supported the collection of this large groupof families and sibling pairs, which is proving to be an invaluableresource for these studies," says Diane Murphy, Ph.D., a programdirector at NINDS. "Because the prevalence of this mutation is 5percent in families with a history o...

Bacteria collection sheds light on urinary tract infections

...lated to E.coli strains from cows that were in the collection of strains at the Gastroenteric Disease Center. Ri...g contaminated water. Without access to the large collection of bacteria strains from the Gastroenteric Disease Center, it would have been difficult for the rese...

Papers of DNA Pioneer and Nobel Laureate Francis Crick Added to National Library of Medicine’s Profiles in Science Web Site

...'s sketch of the DNA double helix . This latest collection on Profiles in Science represents a close collabor...in London, which holds the Crick papers. The Crick collection brings to 14 the number of notable researchers and public health officials whose personal and profes...

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Home-Use Diagnostic Kits Marketed by Globus Media

...tested using valid test methods. Only one HIV home collection test system is approved by FDA and legally sold in the United States. This test, sold as either "The Home Access HIV-1 Test System" or "The Home Access Express HIV-1 Test System" is manufactured by Home Access Health Corporation and allows blood samp...

Novel ultrafast laser detection of cancer cells also may improve understanding of stem cells

... the cell. It's no longer a cooperative agent in a collection of cells but becomes malicious, tries to get outside the area, and hijacks the respiratory machinery of a cell." The biocavity laser It is these changes - a kind of beefing-up of the criminal forces - that Gourley's device, called a biocavity laser...

Expression Project for Oncology (expO) completes first phase of standardized gene expression analyses

...or use in future treatment decision making. Tissue collection and data dissemination will be conducted in a mann...t puts expO on a projection to exceed its targeted collection and gene expression of 1,900 tumor biosamples over the course of 3 years. Standardization of the co...

How the environment could be damaging men's reproductive health

...ymptoms of testicular dysgenesis syndrome (TDS) ?a collection of male reproductive disorders, possibly caused by errors in development of the foetal testes. The Lithuanian study investigated 1,204 boys born in one hospital in Lithuania between October 1996 and November 1997. The boys were examined at birth and...

Programmable cells: Engineer turns bacteria into living computers

...to program individual cells to programming a large collection -- millions or billions -- of cells to do interesting things," said Ron Weiss, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and molecular biology. Collaborating with researchers at the California Institute of Technology, Weiss and graduate stude...

Nanoscale Diagnostic Sets Sights on Alzheimer's

.... The particles are magnetic, a property that aids collection at the end of the procedure. Researchers then add a second ingredient that consists of a gold nanoparticle core surrounded by hundreds of identical DNA strands, which serve as hundreds of "bio-bar-codes" the researchers can detect at the end of the t...

Microbial forensics: The next great forensic challenge

...ive process," Murch said. "This ranges from sample collection to interpretation of results, while achieving full integration into investigation, prosecution, intelligence, and decision making. Since the results of a microbial forensics investigation could be used for either criminal prosecutions or those at the...

Small species back-up giant marsupial climate change extinction claim

...hed. Closer examination revealed a bias in sample collection in favour of larger animals and there had been few attempts to document ecological and sediment data. "Our samples show that species dependent on habitats such as woodlands and vine thickets dominate the lowest section of the trench, which dates to ...

Biomarkers isolated from saliva successfully predict oral and breast cancer

...tumors one day may be as simple as spitting into a collection tube or cup, according to recent studies by UCLA researchers. In one early study based on a risk model, presented here at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, the UCLA scientists reported that genetic "biomarkers"...

New project aims to make large-scale lobster farms feasible

... in captivity in reliable numbers. Development of collection methods to get enough larvae to support large-scale commercial culture has so far not been possible, but in 2003 technicians with Puerto Rico- based Snapperfarm, Inc., discovered that lobster larvae by the thousands happened to be settling on large s...

Study reveals dramatic difference between breast cancers in US and Africa

...sity of Chicago. "We now have the world's largest collection of tumor samples from Africa," said Olopade. "Francis did most of that over the course of one year. That should give you some idea of how neglected this continent is by cancer researchers." The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the National Wome...

Building a human kinase gene repository

...l Academy of Sciences and demonstrates uses of the collection in cellular and biochemical assays. Kinases are a...ug discovery efforts, primarily in oncology. This collection is unique because clones in the collection represent protein kinases as well as non-protein kinases,...

Study reveals candidate targets for anti-retroviral therapeutics

...expertise in genetics and biochemistry, screened a collection of over 4457 mutant yeast strains representing most of the known genes in yeast. They then solicited the help of computer scientist Pierre Baldi, also at the University of California, to focus on gene functions likely to be particularly significant i...

Product improves peptide identification for proteomics research

... significantly improved scan cycle times, enabling collection of mass spectra at rates up to three times faster than its predecessors. "The combination of the new LC/MSD Trap XCT Ultra with Agilent's breakthrough HPLC-Chip/MS technology will set a new standard for protein identification and analytical performa...

Affymetrix Launches New Globin-Reduction Kits and Protocol Developed with PreAnalytiX

...erve RNA expression levels from the time of sample collection to the time of RNA isolation is a critical compone...e blood cellular RNA profiles at the time of blood collection in an evacuated blood collection tube. This enables researchers and clinicians to perform more accur...

Making Sure Sacred Sheep Don't Become Extinct

...to reintroduce a species if necessary. Much of his collection deals with important livestock such as Holstein ca...g this until the sheep are 93 percent Churro. The collection could also be used by breeders or researchers to introduce genetic variation into existing Churro po...

Primates on the brink

...tropical forests for agriculture, logging, and the collection of fuel wood continues to be the major factor in the declining number of primates, according to the report. Hunting for subsistence and commercial purposes also is a major and insidious threat, especially in Africa and Asia. Live capture for the pet ...

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