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Products containing specific probes for detecting alternative splice forms protected

...this patent solidifies ExonHit's leadership in the field of expression profiling and positions the company ...re assets further expanding our IP position in the field of gene expression and profiling," stated Bruno Tocque, President and CEO, ExonHit Therapeutics. "Th...

Gray wolves maintain the food chain in winter

...vironment. Thanks to a rebounding wolf population, field researchers can measure the magnitude of this predicted buffer effect. The models described here can guide their efforts and help species adjust to major environmental shifts like climate change. Crucially, Wilmers and Getz's study shows that a robus...

New insight into regulation of blood stem cells

...ns would be expected to have a major impact on the field of stem cell therapy and to provide important in vitro model systems for the identification of genes and compounds that can be used to regulate the process of stem cell differentiation." ...

Microbial forensics: The next great forensic challenge

.... The opportunities and challenges facing the new field of microbial forensics will be presented at the 229th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society on March 13-17 in San Diego. "It is imperative to establish robust microbial forensic capabilities, with the power of the methods, results, and i...

Canada approves marijuana-based pain spray

...rgent need for additional treatment options in the field of neuropathic pain in MS.?/p> Neuropathic pain Pain is a common symptom of MS occurring in up to 86 per cent of people with MS. 1 Neuropathic or nerve pain can occur spontaneously or can be provoked by touch, temperature or movement. It is estim...

Study: 'homemade' gene expression technology unreliable

...despread use about five years ago. Pioneers in the field constructed their own gene chips, but these have now been replaced by much more reliable commercial platforms that generate highly reproducible data. One of these is used by CROET and another by OHSU's West Campus microarray resource facility. "It's...

Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication

...isticated seismic experiment to date--an elaborate field study funded by Stanford's interdisciplinary Bio-X program. Joining them in Namibia were four colleagues with a wide range of expertise: Colleen Kinzley, general curator at the Oakland Zoo; Jason Wood, a Stanford geoscientist; Katie Eckert, a Univer...

FDA Works To Speed The Advent Of New, More Effective Personalized Medicines

... and industry gain valuable experience as this new field continues to evolve. FDA believes this approach w...and FDA. Presentations will be from experts in the field and there will be time for questions. For more information ; for public session . ...

Integration of Agilent's MS technology, Proteome Systems' software to help scientists in proteomics research

...Systems developed GlycomIQ to address the emerging field of glycomics, which examines how glycosylation, or the addition of sugars to proteins, affects biological processes and systems. GlycomIQ comprises kits, consumables and informatics software developed specifically for automated glycan analysis. "Ana...

NYU and MSKCC research provides model for understanding chemically induced cancer initiation

...of carcinogen-DNA lesions. Current thinking in the field of chemical carcinogenesis is that the mutation-prone, or error-free processing of such carcinogen-damaged p53 genes by DNA repair proteins and DNA and RNA polymerases can determine whether these lesions ultimately contribute to the development of lu...

Plant Sacrifices Cells to Fight Invaders

...ant genes. The new technique was a success for the field of plant research and is currently being used by several research groups. NSF's Jane Silverthorne said, "This is a great example of how NSF-supported tools are enabling important basic research in plants with a broader relevance to other organisms." ...

Migratory songbirds have a specialized night-vision brain area

...stars, and to visually detect the earth's magnetic field through photoreceptor molecules, whose light-sensitivity is modulated by the field. The researchers published their findings May 23, 2005, in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The collaboration was led ...

Confocal imaging promises early detection of skin cancer

...ia, Italy, with people who were not experts in the field ?proved the principle of confocal imaging. “We demonstrated our system can detect skin cancer earlier than existing techniques. It can also generate data at least as good as that achieved by a biopsy,?says the coordinator. He adds that today’s best ...

Oldest fossil human protein ever sequenced

...thal biology and evolution. He conducted extensive field work at Shanidar Cave and is one of the paper's authors. It is rare to recover a protein of this age and remarkable to be able to determine the amino acid sequence of this protein. Protein sequences may be used in a similar way to DNA, to provide i...

Man-made wetland's effectiveness similar to natural marsh

...ield. Or the wetland itself could be turned into a field again, assuming there are other wetlands nearby to take its place." The story isn't quite the same with nitrates ?a nitrogen-based compound found in fertilizer. "As a wetland gets older, it gets better at handling and storing nitrogen," Mitsch said...

The biggest family tree ever

...e Earth. One major aspect of the project is doing field research and collecting DNA samples from indigenous peoples throughout the world. The field component of the project is underwritten by the Waitt Family Foundation. UA is participating in a d...

Researchers make surprise discovery that some neurons can transmit three signals at once

...ts the most basic principles that have defined the field of neuroscience. But when we also found that this glutamate activates NMDA receptors at the most critical stage of brain development and organization, we realized that this could explain a number of fundamental questions," explained Karl Kandler, Ph....

Brain May Be Less Plastic Than Hoped

...reating small blind spots on the same sides of the field of vision. The retina sends signals that the brain interprets as light, color, or objects. Each section of the retina corresponds to a specific location in the primary visual cortex. Without any visual signal to interpret, the cortical area correspon...

Master gene controls healing of skin in fruit flies and mammals

... to injury opens up new avenues of research in the field of wound healing," said Kimberly Mace, the first author of the UCSD paper. "It also opens new avenues for cancer research, since many cancer cells activate genes normally involved in wound healing in order to kick start processes such as cell divisio...

Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem

...microbes and borrowing statistical techniques from field ecology and population genetics, Paul Eckburg, MD, a postdoctoral scholar in infectious diseases and geographic medicine, conducted the most extensive study to date surveying the inhabitants of the lower digestive tract. In the three healthy subjects...

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