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Novel technology detects human DNA mutations

...an unknown genotype with a greater than 99 percent confidence threshold and can be used with human DNA obtained from samples as small as a drop of blood. Importantly, the technology eliminates the need for costly, time and labor intensive gene amplification or enzymatic interventions ?two widespread methods cur...

Imaging Lymph Nodes with Nanoparticles

...nceinterval, 88%?9%) and a specificity of 92% (95% confidence interval,87%?6%). The advantages of automating this procedure are substantial,not least because it can remove the problem of different observersassessing data differently.And what is more, once the data have been collected and assessed it ispossible ...

Improved Outcomes Releases GeneLinker(TM) Gold and Platinum Version 4.6

...andle Koadarray ratio andtwo-color data (including confidence values).This is also the first release of GeneLinker by Improved OutcomesSoftware Inc. (following Predictive Patterns Software Inc.'s mergerwith Visible Bytes Software Inc.).GeneLinker Gold is the entry level product that is well suited toresearchers...

Fleshing out the genome

... protein was even expressed. Now that we have high confidence that many of these hypothetical genes are expressing proteins, we can look for what role these proteins play." Before this study, nearly 40 percent of the genetic sequences in Shewanella oneidensis--of key interest to DOE for its potential in nuclea...

Stem cells from brain transformed to produce insulin at Stanford

...sels - a far cry from a neuron. "That work gave us confidence that these cells could become more than neuronal cells," Kim said. Working with the cells in a lab dish, Kim and postdoctoral fellow Yuichi Hori, MD, PhD, now an associate professor at Kobe University in Japan, added a cocktail of chemicals in a seq...

Love's all in the brain: fMRI study shows strong, lateralized reward, not sex, drive

...ain region ?results that dramatically increase our confidence that self-report questionnaires can actually measure brain activity." Aron also noted that the research answered the "historic question of whether love and sex are the same, or different, or whether romantic passion is just warmed over sexual arousa...

Agilent Technologies releases probe sequence, annotation information for all its commercial gene expression microarrays

...ata generated with Agilent arrays and to determine confidence in these data in future years, when genomic sequences may have been updated. In that sense, release of these sequences makes the results of experiments using Agilent arrays far more valuable." This announcement is being made in conjunction with the ...

Virus-host interactions at sea effect global photosynthesis

...ata generated with Agilent arrays and to determine confidence in these data in future years, when genomic sequences may have been updated. In that sense, release of these sequences makes the results of experiments using Agilent arrays far more valuable." This announcement is being made in conjunction with the ...

B-15A collides with Antarctic ice tongue

...ata generated with Agilent arrays and to determine confidence in these data in future years, when genomic sequences may have been updated. In that sense, release of these sequences makes the results of experiments using Agilent arrays far more valuable." This announcement is being made in conjunction with the ...

WHO suspends Marburg work, appeals for new funds

...n is not associated with a favourable outcome, and confidence in the medical care system has been eroded. WHO is familiar with such reactions, which have been seen during previous outbreaks of the closely related Ebola haemorrhagic fever. Two medical anthropologists are already in Uige and will be joined short...

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

...ill run the test the same way. This also increases confidence in the final result. "This represents a very significant milestone for both of our organizations, in that all of the medical diagnostic products that we are developing must eventually follow a similar pathway for approval to allow clinical diagnosti...

'Mad cow' proteins successfully detected in blood

...ill run the test the same way. This also increases confidence in the final result. "This represents a very significant milestone for both of our organizations, in that all of the medical diagnostic products that we are developing must eventually follow a similar pathway for approval to allow clinical diagnosti...

Can two killers make a cure?

...ation has never been observed in HIV. Despite his confidence that the hybrid will be safe, Pickles has abandoned similar research as he fears opposition from a fearful public will prevent the method ever being used. Another problem with Kobinger's approach is that patients will require repeated treatments, bec...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...tunity, support local development, and give people confidence in their futures. In the health area, the Forum report calls for continued close monitoring of workers who recovered from Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) and other highly exposed emergency personnel. The Report also calls for focused screening of chi...

New methods offer insight into regulatory DNA

...stical tests were carried out to provide increased confidence in the association between gene activity and seque...tions. However, our pilot project gives us greater confidence to take on a genome-wide survey of gene activity." A global map of sequence variation and gene acti...

Researchers develop new method to help find deadly malaria parasite's Achilles heel

... and noisy in the same way or not, we can say with confidence that this particular stage of Plasmodium is different from the other organisms we've examined so far. It's this lack of overlap with other species that's surprising." Ideker said the Plasmodium's membrane-protein complexes may be of particular inter...

Study suggests that publicly available genome data may contain small but significant errors

... types of data can be combined to render increased confidence levels of the assembly. This physical mapping technology is simple to implement and is relatively inexpensive. It is likely to have significant commercial impact through disease-related genetics studies, such as cancer and autism. In addition, it...

Does father know best?

...he Center for Applied Social Research). "Paternity confidence has important implications for a man's involvement...paternity test results for men with high paternity confidence to the results for men with low paternity confidence in an effort to determine how perceptions of fa...

Alzheimer's found to be mostly genetic

...for 79 percent of Alzheimer's risk, with 95percent confidence in a range of 67 to 88 percent. The other 21 percent of Alzheimer's risk was due to non-shared environmental causes. Risk from shared environments, such as childhood settings that were the same for both twins, was statistically negligible. Genetic ...

UCLA scientists strengthen case for life more than 3.8 billion years ago

...y in Nature. "This paper shows, with far greater confidence than we ever had before, that these rocks are older than 3.8 billion years," said Manning, who has conducted extensive research in Greenland. "We have shown that the rocks are appropriate for hosting life. "Everything from the basic geology to the ...

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