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New, automated tool successfully classifies and relates proteins in unprecedented way

...eins for cancer growth."Our tool represents a step forward because it is based on standardizedfeatures and not on features chosen by the human eye, which isunreliable. By automating the clustering of proteins inside cellimages, we also can study thousands of images fast, objectively andwithout error," Murphy...

Affymetrix Unveils Plans to Double Plant and Animal Genome Microarray Offering

...results, build reliable databases and move science forward morequickly."Affymetrix Consortia Program arrays are developed using the samereliable design and manufacturing process that have made Affymetrix theindustry-standard technology for gene expression analysis. Over thepast ten years more than 3,000 pape...

Dinosaur DNA? New Patent Covers Degraded DNA recovery

...many applications yet to be discovered and we look forward to working with our colleagues to thoroughly examine all the possibilities," says Dr. Ensley. Dr. Ensley is the Chairman of MatrixDesign, a biotechnology company that analyzes the genomics of human tissues and uses the information to produce high pe...

Vital step in cellular migration described by UCSD medical researchers

...nt end and back end are different, leading only to forward movement. One of the first steps in cell migration is the initiation of activity by Rac that extends protrusions out of the cell. These protrusions serve as tractor sites for migration as the cell moves toward its intended target. If Rac were active ...

Genetically modified natural killer immune cells attack, kill leukemia cells

...nt suffers a resurgence of the leukemia. "We look forward to seeing this strategy being added to the management of children with ALL," said Chihaya Imai, M.D., the postdoctoral student who did most of the work on this project. ...

MSI releases 'moleculizer' - a new approach to simulation of intracellular biochemical networks

...gists,"explained Dr. Brent. "It is a critical step forward in our quest toprovide an accurate simulation of intracellular biochemical networks.""I've designed Moleculizer to be intuitive for biologists," said Dr.Larry Lok, a mathematician who conceived and programmed Moleculizer."Its parallel simplifications...

Gene vaccine for Alzheimer's disease shows promising results

...ct that suggests a gene vaccination would be astep forward in slowing the progression of dementia.From the mouse studies and in previous clinical trials of patients withAlzheimer's disease, immunization with amyloids slowed the buildup ofplaque in the brain and appeared to slow cognitive loss."Although human...

Scientists identify molecular events that drive cell senescence

...ct that suggests a gene vaccination would be astep forward in slowing the progression of dementia.From the mouse studies and in previous clinical trials of patients withAlzheimer's disease, immunization with amyloids slowed the buildup ofplaque in the brain and appeared to slow cognitive loss."Although human...

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

...ogical malignancies like leukemia." Naviaux looks forward to examining a wider population of cancer cells to validate the method, combining the resources of his Center with Sandia's laser expertise. A project proposal has been filed with Sandia to support collaborative work between the unique research capa...

PANTHER Protein Classification System Database 5.0

...en accepted as an InterPro member database andlook forward to working with the community to further advance thisresource.?The PANTHER system functional annotations of fruit fly genes have beenavailable for two years as part of an ongoing collaboration withFlyBase. “The task of performing functional annotatio...

NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step

...Arinzeh has pushed the basic science of stem cells forward and, with her latest research on bone repair, is taking it yet another step. "Treena has all the earmarks of a technical superstar," says Mike Jaffe, a professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry at NJIT. "She's at the leading edge of modern b...

Kinovate Life Sciences Launches Nittophase?High Performance Solid Support For Oligonucleatide Synthesis

...inancial Officer of Isis Pharmaceuticals. “We look forward to participating in the success of NittoPhase? Our product development partnership with Nitto Denko is another example of how Isis has used its expertise in RNA-based drug discovery and development to work with partners in bringing innovative product...

Pathogen-Mimicking Vaccine As Strategy For Cancer Therapy

...sults from this trial represent a substantial step forward in this regard. This conclusion is justified because we are using reproducible immunological monitoring across the CVC, allowing a more accurate comparison of the effects of CpG 7909 in this trial with the results of several other adjuvants that have...

Nanoscale Diagnostic Sets Sights on Alzheimer's

...from the researchers: "This study is a major step forward in identifying a routine diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease, and it validates our hypothesis that there are many biomarkers for disease that go under the radar of conventional diagnostic tools. The extraordinary sensitivity of the bar code assay...

Genetically Modified Natural Killer Immune Cells Attack, Kill Leukemia Cells

...nt suffers a resurgence of the leukemia. "We look forward to seeing this strategy being added to the management of children with ALL," said Chihaya Imai, M.D., the postdoctoral student who did most of the work on this project. ...

Study: 'homemade' gene expression technology unreliable

... "We've now entered a new era in which we can move forward confident that we have reliable platforms." And this is particularly important as scientists delve deeper into the genomes of humans and other animal species in their quest to find cures for a variety of diseases. "Human genome mapping has made the...

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

...: He would freeze, then press down on his legs, go forward a little bit, then freeze again. It was just so fascinating to me, and it's what got me to think maybe there's something else going on other than acoustic communication." In 1995 she was accepted to the doctoral program in ecology at UC-Davis and be...

A little stress gives beneficial oomph! to immune system

...d not turn around in the tube, but they could move forward and backward. This restraint created a brief spell of psychological stress, similar to the kind of stress a person anticipating or undergoing a dental or surgical procedure may feel. The other group of mice ?the non-stressed group ?remained in their ...

Marine sponge yields nanoscale secrets

...ewly reported research describes an important step forward in translating nature's production methods in the biological world into practical methods for the development of new materials in the laboratory. The research team developed a method for coupling small, inexpensive synthetic molecules (that duplicat...

South African Tribunal Asks For Damages Estimates in GSK AIDS Drug Case

...rder allowing our complaint to proceed and we look forward to fully presenting our case against GSK before the Tribunal.?/p> The complaint was filed with South Africa’s Competition Tribunal in August 2004 by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the US?largest AIDS organization and several other South Africa...

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