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CSIRO scientists join fight to save 'Tassie devil'
...IRO Land and Water, integrated historical wildlife spotlight
data, devil monitoring data and geo-referenced reports of diseased devils into a geographical information system (GIS) to map the spatial and temporal distribution of the disease across Tasmania. “The result of my work was a map showing the spread...
First big influenza genome study reveals flu evolution
... vaccine was less effective. Genomics turns a new spotlight
on influenza evolution. By deciphering the genomes of different influenza strains, researchers can pinpoint mutations that allow particular strains to become more virulent, adapt to infect new species, or evade immune response. Moreover, TIGR's hig...
Researchers predict infinite genomes
...erapies to specific conditions. One approach is to spotlight
a species's core genome. On the flip side, scientists may eliminate a core genome, hunting instead for fringe genes that explain a specific strain's unique activity. TIGR researchers say the pan-genome concept also underscores the limits of traditio...
Nanoparticles offer new hope for detection and treatment
...fectively as they carry the imaging materials that spotlight
cancerous growth. "One of the best advantages of the particles is that we designed them to detect tumors using the same MRI equipment that is in standard use for heart or brain scans," says senior author Gregory Lanza, M.D., Ph.D., associate profess...
Viral DNA sequence a possible trigger for breast cancer
... breast cells transforms them. This study puts the spotlight
on a potential new mechanism for virus-induced breast cell transformation, which has largely been attributed to the integration of viral DNA into locations that trigger the expression of host cancer-causing genes. An intriguing wrinkle to this study ...