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Study Demonstrates Gene Expression Microarrays are Comparable and Reproducible

...he same, smalldifferences between labs, such as in handling the tissue samples,extracting the RNA, or scanning the microarrays, could result indifferent profiles.To test the feasibility of multi-lab microarray studies, the NCI’sDirector’s Challenge program set up this preliminary study to compareresults betwe...

Study Links Ebola Outbreaks To Animal Carcasses

...Gabon and the Republic of Congo were the result of handling infected wild animal carcasses, according to a stu...e populations to humans through the consumption or handling of carcasses or bushmeat. Specifically, the researchers found that Ebola infections in wild animals...

Gene therapy converts dead bone graft to new, living tissue

... Schwarz says their appeal has waned because their handling ?keeping them alive and ready to use ?is far harder than Schwarz's viral paste, which can be stored at room temperature and doesn't interfere with the normal grafting surgery. "We're very excited about the prospects of this technology," says Schwarz...

Expression Project for Oncology (expO) completes first phase of standardized gene expression analyses

...difficult to achieve rapidly, due to the number of handling and review steps required to insure that the relea...o way jeopardizes patient care. Nonetheless, rapid handling is a necessity in order to maintain the integrity of RNA by quickly freezing the portion of tumor re...

Affymetrix Licenses Microfluidics Technology From Caliper Life Sciences

...se agreement includes nucleic acids processing and handling associated with GeneChip arrays, but excludes the right to use LabChip technology with respect to products intended primarily to perform nucleic acid separations as a discrete, non-integrated quality control step. ...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

... an integral part of standard blood processing and handling in the UK and many other countries. This enables easier and more cost effective implementation of the new prion reduction filter into established good manufacturing practices. Unlike pathogen inactivation, the new filter does not rely on chemical ad...

Man-made wetland's effectiveness similar to natural marsh

...izer. "As a wetland gets older, it gets better at handling and storing nitrogen," Mitsch said. "The idea is not to overload wetlands in the first place." The three-acre wetland in the study was roughly the size of three football fields and drained a watershed about 14 times that large. It is located in prim...

DOE JGI launches IMG public online microbial genome data clearinghouse

...ce of Science. "IMG responds to the urgent need of handling the vast and growing spectrum of datasets emerging from genome projects taken on by the DOE JGI and other public DNA sequencing centers. It is our hope that the IMG system will enable our scientists to tap the rich diversity of microbial environments...

NIH renews network focused on how genes influence drug responses

...oteins already known to be important in the body's handling and disposal of a wide array of medicines, hormones, and chemical messengers. (Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine) Pharmacogenetics of Asthma Treatment --$16.8 million provided by NHLBI to identify which genes control...

Study shows eutrophic lakes may not recover for a millennium

... and encouraging the use of new manure storage and handling processes are also steps that can be taken to reduce phosphorus runoff. "Anything we can do to reduce the erosion of phosphorus is going to be beneficial," Carpenter says. ...

DNA from feathers tells tale of eagle fidelity

...ations over time without the risks associated with handling live animals, she said. "Eastern imperial eagles are hard to catch, and individuals are difficult to tell apart," Rudnick said. "By performing genetic analysis on feathers collected at the site, we were able to track the presence or absence of indiv...

Environmental lessons from tsunami as world's coastal population doubles

... the Asian tsunami has given valuable insight into handling extreme coastal disasters - inevitable as the world's coastal population is set to double by 2030 and global warming continues to exacerbate extreme weather conditions. The research team from Australia, US, Sweden and UK, led by Dr Neil Adger of the...

Agricultural antibiotic use contributes to 'super-bugs' in humans

...s are cross-contaminated because of common, unsafe handling practices. Following ingestion, bacteria occasionally survive the formidable but imperfect gastric barrier to colonize the gut - which in turn may transmit the resistant bacteria to humans. Smith and colleagues say that the transmission of antibioti...

New results validating Pall prion reduction filter disclosed at ISBT Congress

...has completed laboratory evaluation of the filter; handling of the system is very straight forward and we are planning clinical studies in the coming months." Dr. Roger Eglin, Head of the National Transfusion Microbiology Laboratory of the NBS, discussed the incidence and risk of vCJD transmission by blood t...

UK sperm donor crisis

... and the EU directive on standards relating to the handling and use of human tissues and cells may also lead to further reductions in donor treatment activity. On the other hand, the demand for donor sperm is likely to increase because of a possible decline in the semen quality in the general UK population." ...

'Dating agency' boosts hunt for disease genes

... "The infrastructure is already up and running for handling patient samples. Now what we've done is to create a sort of scientists' dating agency and shop," explains the Director of the Network's archive, Dr Martin Yuille (University of Manchester). "Vetted scientists can find on the website both data and mat...

Ebola DNA vaccine produces immune responses in all fully vaccinated volunteers in Phase 1 trial

... development and manufacturing of vaccines without handling potentially dangerous pathogens." The vaccine used in the Phase 1 trial vaccine included three plasmids (closed loops of DNA), one each encoding the surface glycoprotein (GP) from the Zaire strain of Ebola, GP from the Sudan/Gulu strain, and the int...

UF researchers develop ways to keep the bloom on the rose

...em has been greatly reduced due to use of improved handling procedures from grower to consumer and better rose varieties developed by rose breeders," Nell said. "As seen with the reduction of bent neck over the last five to eight years, the results of this research programs are making a difference with consum...

FDA approves first medical device using rutgers biomaterial

...logy. The polymer gives the surgical mesh improved handling characteristics that facilitate precise placement during the surgical repair and leave less implant material following the resorption of the coating. Hernias occur when musculature fails and one part of the body protrudes through the resulting gap ...

Study finds how organs monitor themselves during early development

...the fly with its short generation time and ease of handling allows us to address even complicated matters like the development of an organ in a timely and less costly manner than if we used other model organisms such as the mouse, where similar studies would be quite difficult to carry out," says Dr. Lehmann....

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