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UW's Rosetta software to unlock secrets of many human proteins

...unteers aroundthe world, he said, the task will be completed in less than a year.IBM's World Community Grid, which was built using grid technologydeveloped by United Devices, will enable millions of people tovolunteer their personal computers to run Rosetta during periods ofcomputer downtime.The information wi...

Researchers find how protein allows insects to detect and respond to pheromones

...unteers aroundthe world, he said, the task will be completed in less than a year.IBM's World Community Grid, which was built using grid technologydeveloped by United Devices, will enable millions of people tovolunteer their personal computers to run Rosetta during periods ofcomputer downtime.The information wi...

Whole genome fine map of rice completed

...iculture crops. The current publication provided a completed fine map for the paternal strain¡°93-11¡± (Indica), and its comparison with the genome sequence of the Japonica. It is reported that BGI will finish whole genome assembly and analysis for the maternal strain "PeiAi 64" (its main genetic background b...

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

...ed today in Science magazine online that they have completed a high-resolution scan of structure and function for nearly 30 percent of the human genome sequence. In collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, the research team used high-density GeneChip(R) microarrays to study every fifth base, on averag...

Development of portable infectious disease detector

...earch agreement for $120,000 forthe first year was completed and signed....

Researchers add new tool to tumor-treatment arsenal

...for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland, and completed these studies at UC's Genome Research Institute, where further studies continue. "The use of DNA-damaging agents has revolutionized chemotherapy against a wide variety of cancers," says Dr. Thomas. "However, a narrow therapeutic window, combined wit...

Examination of internal 'wiring' of yeast, worm, and fly reveals conserved circuits

...species: yeast, worm, and fly,. The research team completed a rigorous statistical comparative analysis of a total of 14,145 yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), worm (Caenorhabditis elegans), and fly (Drosophila melanogaster) proteins with 38,965 known interactions. Their PathBLAST tool generated a list of simi...

Ophthalmologists Use Artificial Silicon Retina Microchip To Treat Vision Loss

...an expansion of the study of the first 10 patients completed in 2002," says study investigator Dr. Kirk Packo, who oversees the three participating sites. The sites are Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Emory University School of Medicine/Atlanta VA Medical Center and Rush. Pollack says the current...

International HapMap consortium expands mapping effort

...en the more comprehensive version of the HapMap is completed this fall, such studies will be able to be carried out with even greater speed and efficiency." To create the HapMap, DNA was taken from blood samples from volunteer donors from the following populations: Han Chinese in Beijing, Japanese in Tokyo, Y...

Ophthalmologists implant five patients with artificial silicon retina microchip

...an expansion of the study of the first 10 patients completed in 2002," says study investigator Dr. Kirk Packo, who oversees the three participating sites. The sites are Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Emory University School of Medicine/Atlanta VA Medical Center and Rush. Pollack says the current...

Protein offers way to stop microscopic parasites in their tracks

...rossier, Ph.D., decided to try to use the recently completed Toxoplasma genome to search for the protein that l...for Genomic Research in Rockville, Md., posted the completed Toxoplasma genome online last year. Geneticists at Washington University's Genome Sequencing Center ...

Use of Insecticides Linked to Lasting Neurological Problems for Farmers

...S). The NIEHS researchers examined questionnaires completed by farmers on lifetime exposure to herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and fumigants, and their history of 23 neurological symptoms. Those who reported experiencing more than 10 symptoms during the year prior to completing a study questionnaire wer...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

...HIV infection. The UCLA AIDS Institute already has completed a Phase I clinical trial using adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells also could be engineered for this strategy to avoid the need for isolating patients' cells, ease transplantation and increase clinical usefulness. * Cancer: Research will seek...

NASA links nanobacteria to kidney stones and other diseases

...search on their putative nucleic acid has not been completed yet," states lead researcher Neva Ciftcioglu, Ph.D. However, the group's research provides additional clues to understanding NB and its link to pathologic calcification-related diseases. "Hopefully, eradication or treatment of these diseases will be...

HIV vaccine trial breaks ground for future research

...ucted in the United States and the Netherlands and completed in 2003, is described in two papers by the rgp120 HIV Vaccine Study Group, and Peter B. Gilbert and colleagues, which address the vaccine efficacy results and the immunologic responses of the study participants. The vaccine, produced by VaxGen, was ...

Alzheimer's cognitive decline slowed

...ive outcomes were assessed in the six patients who completed the NGF delivery procedure safely. The Mini Mental Status Examination (MMSE), which evaluates cognitive function, was administered at screening, the time of treatment and at several intervals after treatment. Over an average post-treatment follow-up ...

Protein That Promotes Survival Of Stem Cells Might Be Key To Poor Leukemia Prognosis

...ng chemotherapy and radiation for cancer. Opferman completed work on this project while a member of Stanley Korsmeyer's laboratory at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston). Mcl-1 belongs to the Bcl-2 family of proteins. Some of these family members promote apoptosis, while others prevent it. "Other resear...

Growth in biomass could put US on road to energy independence

...partments of Agriculture and Energy. The recently completed Oak Ridge National Laboratory report outlines a national strategy in which 1 billion dry tons of biomass ?any organic matter that is available on a renewable or recurring basis ?would displace 30 percent of the nation's petroleum consumption for tran...

Human Cells Filmed Instantly Messaging for First Time

...partments of Agriculture and Energy. The recently completed Oak Ridge National Laboratory report outlines a national strategy in which 1 billion dry tons of biomass ?any organic matter that is available on a renewable or recurring basis ?would displace 30 percent of the nation's petroleum consumption for tran...

Roche clinical trial registry and results database launched

...ults from all Phase II to Phase IV clinical trials completed after 1 October, 2004. In addition, data from all Phase II to Phase IV clinical trials for medicines first marketed after 1 October, 2002 will be included retrospectively. The clinical trial registry and results database will also include interventio...

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