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PANTHER Protein Classification System Database 5.0

... classification system fromApplied Biosystems, got updated to version 5.0. Proteins are classifiedby family, molecular and biological function (GO ontology) and knownpathways. Its main use is probably microarray analysis - it incorporateautomated GO surrepresentation analysis with graphical output. Best ofal...

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

...ically annotated set of deidentified tumor samples updated with clinical outcomes and release all data into the public domain without intellectual property restriction. "This publicly accessible gene expression clinical database of patient specimens will fuel and accelerate clinically meaningful and scienti...

FDA Announces Series of Changes to the Class of Marketed Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

...DA today issued a Public Health Advisory (PHA) and updated patient and healthcare practitioner fact sheets. Additional information about today's announcements is available on FDA's Web site at www.fda.gov/cder. Information can also be obtained by calling 1-888-INFO-FDA (888-463-6332). ...

Insects, viruses could hold key for better human teamwork in disasters

...later, the World Trade Center design firm provided updated maps with accurate subsurface locations. Contractor said that one of the challenges being explored in the new research is "how first responders have to rely on local information and often work in the absence of global information." "An emergency-res...

DNA traces evolution of extinct sabertooths and the American cheetah-like cat

...he work reported this week, researchers created an updated family tree for the ancient cats by comparing ancient DNA extracted from the preserved bones of the two sabertooths (a Smilodon specimen from Patagonia and a Homotherium specimen from the Yukon region) and the American cheetah-like cat (a Miracinonyx...

California computer scientists double volume of data in NIH biotech repository

...researchers ran another complete computation on an updated version of the NCBI database that has not yet been made public. ICSI's Halperin notes that working with the entire dbSNP database showed that HAP works well on diverse data sets. "The challenge of analyzing such a large dataset is enormous, since ...

U-M scientists say fused genes trigger the development of prostate cancer

...researchers ran another complete computation on an updated version of the NCBI database that has not yet been made public. ICSI's Halperin notes that working with the entire dbSNP database showed that HAP works well on diverse data sets. "The challenge of analyzing such a large dataset is enormous, since ...

Envisat radar surveillance protects endangered prehistoric fish

...al echoes. Using the two spacecraft together means updated images become available daily, downlinked to a dedicated ground station located on Kerguelen Island. "Kergulen is a remote and inaccessible place, but it has the advantage of being at the centre of the area we want to survey," explained Philippe Sc...

No link found between caffeine intake and development of hypertension in women

...en found valid and accurate, and coffee intake was updated to reflect changes in individual behavior. We found strong evidence to refute speculation that coffee consumption is associated with an increased risk of hypertension in women," the authors write. Concerning the link found between colas and hyperten...

Web model of influenza-host lifecycles will aid scientists in creating anti-viral drugs

...outlines a typical virus life cycle, which will be updated as more research becomes available. "In the future, the goal is to build out all of the host-pathogen reactions," Dr. Scheuermann said. UT Southwestern's participation was part of the BioHealthBase Bioinformatics Resource Center project, a collabo...

Low-cost drug gaining favor for use in HIV-infected children in poor countries

... being released as health policy makers anticipate updated recommendations on cotrimoxazole from the World He...tor and respond to possible side effects. The WHO updated recommendations -- scheduled to be released early this year -- will provide some guidance for countr...

High-tech tags on marine animals yield valuable data for biologists and oceanographers

...dictions, the weather models have to be constantly updated with new data from weather stations all over the country," he said. The researchers are also gaining new insights into the lives of California sea lions, said Michael Weise, a graduate student working with Costa on the sea lion studies. "This techn...

Warming trend may contribute to malaria's rise

...four years. Pascual revisited the question, using updated temperature data and improved analysis techniques. The result? "I did find evidence for an increase in temperature, which the authors of the previous paper said was not there," Pascual said. The increase was small---half a degree over the period fro...

MBL leads effort to update E. coli genome

...he "Gretta" Serres, has published a comprehensive, updated description of all 4,500 E. coli K-12 genes. The ...rd." A group of 19 scientists from four countries updated the annotation of E. coli K-12 at two MBL workshops organized by Riley and Serres. Annotation involv...

One fish, two fish: New MIT sensor improves fish counts

...hat could previously be studied. The images can be updated every minute, offering a chance to continuously monitor the shoals as they change in size and shape over time. The new technology works best along the continental shelf, so the researchers focused their attention on the waters south of Long Island, ...

Mitochondrial DNA sequencing tool updated

...h-tech laboratory tools, like computers, are often updated publicly as their analytical capabilities expand. In the September issue of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, NIH grantees report they have developed a second generation "lab on a silicon chip" called the MitoChip v2.0 that for the first time ra...

African wetland managers armed with new technology

...s especially important in Africa where the lack of updated geo-information and the inefficient in-situ monitoring networks hinder the conservation efforts of wetland managers and water authorities. In support of all African countries participating in the project, GlobWetland ?which is funded by ESA's Data ...

High-throughput oncogene mutation detection in human cancers by mass spectrometry-based genotyping

...ach, and the price could drop below that with more updated methods." The method uses high-throughput mass spectrometry-based genotyping, which is a sensitive and accurate method to detect single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in DNA. But while this tool is mostly used to understand how single letter (or nu...

2,000 influenza virus genomes now completed and publicly accessible

... a million deaths annually. Seasonal flu shots are updated every year to target the latest strains in circulation. Developing such vaccines is challenging, however, because the influenza virus is prone to high mutation rates when it replicates, and these mutations can alter the virus enough that vaccines aga...

Ultrasound upgrade produces images that work like 3-D movies

...the special glasses. The researchers created an updated version of the image-viewing software found on clinical ultrasound scanners, making it possible to achieve a stereo display with no additional hardware. "To our knowledge, this is the first time it's been made possible to display real-time stereo ...

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