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Deficient DNA Repair Capacity Associated With Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer

...can be measured easily and quickly, the scientific community will be able to clearly understand the role of DNA repair capacity in the development of cancer and possibly to develop interventions to reduce cancer incidence and mortality," they write. ...

Spleen may be source of versatile stem cells

...ing the two academicmedical centers, specialty and community hospitals, a network ofphysician groups, and nonacute and home health services....

W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

...mmon and uncommon diseases. "The CGS represents a community of faculty and students with expertise in the biol...oles in regulating the properties of the microbial community and human physiology. To do so, the researchers will use a new type of mass spectrometer with an unp...

Yellowstone microbes fueled by hydrogen, according to U. of Colorado study

...enetically analyze the composition of themicrobial community as it appeared in the field. "We didn't look atwhat grows in a culture dish, we looked at the RNA of samples directlyfrom the field," Spear said."We've never before known what microbes were living in Yellowstone hotsprings, and now we do," Pace said....

Affymetrix Unveils Plans to Double Plant and Animal Genome Microarray Offering

...rogram lastyear. By providing the plant and animal community groups with a single,standardized platform for gene expression research, they can easilycompare results, build reliable databases and move science forward morequickly."Affymetrix Consortia Program arrays are developed using the samereliable design an...

Study Demonstrates Gene Expression Microarrays are Comparable and Reproducible

...carefully followed". Good news for the scientific community (and the microarrays producing companies)! A study funded by the National Cancer Institute, part of the NationalInstitutes of Health, shows for the first time that microarray datagenerated in different laboratories can produce highly comparableresult...

Marburg virus disease in Angola - update

...ctivities, raising awareness of the disease in the community and also providing additional logistic support and equipment. Two travelers returning to Portugal from Angola were investigated for possible Marburg virus infection and laboratory results were negative in tests performed by the Bernard-Nocht Institu...

Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases

..."We have to increase awareness in both the medical community as well as the public regarding sexually transmitted diseases and women." Extending these findings into clinical studies is the next step. McMaster researchers are currently discussing the design of a study with infectious disease clinicians in Hami...

Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment

... Mooney described as a consensus of the scientific community and a synthesis of all available information. Cause for concern "If you look at all the indicators of human well-being, globally averaged we're doing pretty well," Mooney said. "But in the last 50 years, we've changed the structure of the world's e...

Scientists decipher genome of fungus that can cause life-threatening infections

...iscovery."Scientists in the C. neoformans research community - including Heitmanat Duke and Jennifer Lodge at S...he genomic sequence data, the Cryptococcusresearch community already has designed a microarray and has formed aconsortium to further investigate the function of ...

New Study from Affymetrix Laboratories Points to Changing View of How Genome Works

...mercialize tiling microarrays to give the research community the ability to perform these types of unbiased studies as well. By focusing research beyond the parts of the genome that have been traditionally studied, scientists hope to discover new drug targets, new biomarkers, and a better understanding of dise...

Highly adaptable genome in gut bacterium key to intestinal health

... to develop ways to manipulate the gut's bacterial community to promote health or treat diseases. For example, the group is assessing how the bacterial capacity for processing dietary carbohydrates varies among individuals and what influence that may have on weight. ...

Introduced foxes transformed vegetation on Aleutian Islands from lush grasslands to tundra

...m offshore," Croll said. "It transformed the plant community from one that does well in nutrient-rich conditions to one that does well in nutrient-depleted conditions." Foxes were first introduced to some of the islands by Russian fur traders in the mid- to late-18th century as a way to supplement the declini...

NIAID Initiates Trial of Experimental Avian Flu Vaccine

...n influenza infection in humans, the public health community is concerned that the virus will develop the capability of efficiently spreading from human to human and thus create a risk for a worldwide pandemic,?says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. “NIAID has supported research on H5N1, the strain respon...

The BIOS Initiative - open source biotechnology is born

... Social Entrepreneurship. Members of the BioForge community will be able to use certified BIOS licenses (www.bios.net) to distribute their work. The BIOS Initiative provides a new licensing mechanism that encourages sharing of the core tools of innovation with all, while still allowing patenting of products, ...

PANTHER Protein Classification System Database 5.0

...ements in the latest versionprovide the scientific community with a wealth of freely availableinformation and t...ember database andlook forward to working with the community to further advance thisresource.?The PANTHER system functional annotations of fruit fly genes have b...

Simple drug has the potential to save many lives threatened by malaria

...rting treatment which is easy to administer in the community is crucial. Researchers in Uganda compared the effectiveness and safety of conventional treatment (intravenous quinine) with an alternative treatment (artemether, given as a suppository) in 103 children aged between 6 months and 5 years with severe ...

Tiny scaffolding allows stem cells to become working fat cells

... a year. "We know that the environment in which a community of cells finds itself has a great deal of influence on the biology underway within those cells," Kniss said. "And that biology is always translated into changes in gene expression and assemblies of proteins." That is why the three-dimensional scaffol...

RNA project to create language for scientists worldwide

...ciety meetings and receive feedback from the wider community of researchers. The ontology team will identify all RNA motifs, or repeated patterns, mentioned in the literature or appearing in databases, to agree upon and write a definition for each motif. The consortium's work will be accessible on the Web to ...

Affymetrix and Stratagene Announce Strategic Software Alliance

...on a genomic-scale available to an ever broadening community of life scientists." As part of the agreement, Stratagene has joined the community of Affymetrix partners developing methods for next-generation gene expression microarrays. "Affymetr...

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