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Reviews of microbial gene language published in special issue of Trends in Microbiology

Blacksburg, Va. -- Ten articles describing how a universal language to describe genes is bringing benefits to the study of the microbial world have been published in a special issue of Trends in Microbiology , co-edited by Virginia Bioinformatics Institute professor Brett Tyler. The Gene Ontology...

University of Hawaii at Manoa professor published in science journal

Dr. Craig R. Smith, oceanography professor at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, recently published a paper in Marine Ecology Progress Series titled, "Biogeochemistry of a deep-sea whale fall: sulfate, reduction, sulfide efflux and methanogenesis." The research by Smith an...

Data published in the New England Journal of Medicine support use of raxibacumab (ABthrax) for the treatment of inhalation anthrax

ROCKVILLE, Maryland July 9, 2009 Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI) today announced publication by the New England Journal of Medicine of the results of two pivotal animal efficacy studies, which showed the life-saving potential of the Company's human monoclonal antibody drug raxibacum...

First comprehensive guidelines for managing medullary thyroid carcinoma published in Thyroid journal

New Rochelle, NY, May 27, 2009New guidelines designed to standardize and optimize the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of patients with Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC), an uncommon and challenging form of thyroid cancer, have been developed by the American Thyroid Association and published ...

Ambati study published in PNAS

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 6, 2009) The side effects of an experimental "gene-silencing" treatment that is currently being investigated for a variety of diseases are even more wide-ranging than previously discovered, according to a study by a University of Kentucky researcher. Following up on ground...

Major aspergillus genomics supplement published by journal Fungal Genetics and Biology

Amsterdam, 2 April 2009 A major effort from within the Aspergillus community has resulted in the publication of an exceptional supplement by the Elsevier journal Fungal Genetics and Biology ( www.elsevier.com/locate/yfgbi ). The supplement provides extensive studies based on the genome analysis...

Nutrigenomics -- developing personalized diets for disease prevention -- part 2 just published in OMICS

New Rochelle, NY, March 17, 2009The relationships between food, nutrition science, and health outcomes have been intensively analyzed over the past century. Genomic variation among individuals and populations is a new factor that enriches and challenges our understanding of these complex relations...

High school students' paper published in prestigious college math journal

A paper written by four students from High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey, entitled Ethanol: Not All It Seems To Be has been published in the January 2009 issue of The Mathematical Association of America's College Mathematics Journal . The paper, which was the winning submission i...

Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging to be published by Springer

The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging publishes high-quality scientific articles, mainly on the interaction between nutrition and health in the aging process. The editors of JNHA aim to present the latest scientific findings on the fundamental importance of nutrition in aging over the whole...

PTC124 shows activity in cystic fibrosis; Phase 2 proof-of-concept data published in Lancet

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ August 20, 2008 New phase 2 data published today in The Lancet show that the investigational oral drug PTC124 demonstrates activity in nonsense-mutation cystic fibrosis (CF). The data show that treatment with PTC124 results in statistically significant improvements in the...

Issue 1 of Energy and Environmental Science published on Web

RSC Publishing today announced the online publication of the first issue of Energy & Environmental Science , a new interdisciplinary journal for the scientific community. Free for all to read online, this inaugural issue contains articles on solar cells, hybrid fuel cells, hydrogen storage, t...

Rockefeller University Press allows authors to retain copyright to their published work

Citing the growing demand from the public and the scientific community for access to research data, The Rockefeller University Press has revised its copyright policy to allow authors to retain the rights to work published in its three journals. The policy, which became effective May 1, applies to ...

New ETH Zurich article published in scientific journal 'Nature'

The air contains greenhouse gases such as CO 2 , which are now known to be responsible for global warming because their concentration has risen continu-ously for a number of years. In contrast to the atmosphere, the concentration of CO 2 in the oceans is sixty times higher. In the global carbon c...

Iowa State professor's genome research published in the latest issue of Science

AMES, Iowa Martin H. Spalding, professor and chair of the department of genetics, development and cell biology at Iowa State, is part of an international research team whose work will be published in the Oct. 12 issue of the journal Science. The researchers sequenced and annotated the genome of ...

Special issue 'Comparative Cognition in Context' now published

Amsterdam, 02 March 2009 Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on February 12th, 2009, a special issue of Behavioural Processes "Comparative Cognition in Context" was published by Elsevier. Guest edited by Karen Hollis, the special issue features 16 papers ...

Results of the third school nutrition dietary assessment study published

St. Louis, MO, USA, February 1, 2009 A special Supplement to the February 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association presents findings from the recently released Third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study (SNDA-III), conducted by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., as we...

Duck-billed platypus genome sequence published

The first analysis of the genome sequence of the duck-billed platypus was published today by an international team of scientists, revealing clues about how genomes were organized during the early evolution of mammals. The research was supported in part by the National Human Genome Research Institu...

New tarpon, bonefish compendium published

With a career devoted to understanding how best to manage some of Florida's most popular sport fish, Rosenstiel School faculty member Dr. Jerry Ault has published Effective Strategies for the Management of Sustainable Fisheries: Biology and Management of the World Tarpon and Bonefish Fisheries. ...

First individual genome sequence published

Independent sequence and assembly of the six billion base pairs from the genome of one person ushers in the era of individualized genomics Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), along with collaborators at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and the University of California ...

Combating anthrax: Results of study published this month as researchers look for a better vaccine

A new study published this month by a Saint Louis University vaccine researcher scrutinizes what in the future could be an alternative to the presently available anthrax vaccine. This new type of anthrax vaccine produced the immune response doctors were looking for, according to peer-reviewed res...

Tramiprosate (Alzhemed? preclinical results published in Neurobiology of Aging

Neurochem Inc. (NASDAQ: NRMX; TSX: NRM) is pleased to announce that Neurobiology of Aging, one of the world's leading peer-reviewed medical journals in the fields of gerontology and neuroscience, has published an online version of a publication on the preclinical development of tramiprosate (3-amin...

Data published in PNAS show antibodies can be made 10 times more toxic to cancer cells

Engineering the "Fc" region of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) increases their toxicity to cancer cells, potentially improving the utility of targeted cancer therapies, according to research conducted at Xencor, which will be published in the March 14 print issue of the Proceedings of the National Aca...

First production of human monoclonal antibodies in chicken eggs published in Nature Biotechnology

Chicken-produced antibodies demonstrate enhanced cell killing compared to conventionally produced anti-cancer antibodies Origen Therapeutics today announced the first published scientific report of fully functional, human sequence monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) produced in chickens. The antibodies...

Carbon nanoparticles toxic to adult fruit flies but benign to young

...parate experiment showed adult flies transported carbon nanoparticles and then deposited them elsewhere when they groomed themselves. The findings, published online in Environmental Science & Technology , help to show the risks of carbon nanoparticles in the environment, said David Rand, professor of biolo...

Bladder cells feel stretch

...Univ.), found that bladder urothelial cells have a sensor for stretch stimulation. Their finding was reported in the Journal of Biological Chemistry published on Aug 7, 2009. Bladder is known to release ATP that activates micturition reflex pathway during urine storage. However, it has been unknown how uro...

Scientists find universal rules for food-web stability

... The findings, published in this week's issue of Science , conclude that food-web stability is enhanced when many diverse predator-prey links connect high and intermediate tr...

Carnegie donates landmark clones to biology

...ar genes for this activity, we wanted to see in this study if same feature could occur across species," remarked Dominique Loqu lead author of a study published in the July 6, Journal of Biological Chemistry . In the previous work, the scientists looked at the end of the protein Arabidopsis ammonium tra...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

... The following highlights summarize research papers that have been published in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL), the Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres (JGR-D), or Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3). ...

Mary had a lot of lambs: Researchers identify way to accelerate sheep breeding

...ertility, in their test flock and then validated the gene's relationship with aseasonal breeding by observing that trait in the flock. The finding, published in the August issue of the Journal of Animal Science (Vol. 87, No. 8), may be a boon for the sheep industry worldwide, especially when combined with...

Climate-caused biodiversity booms and busts in ancient plants and mammals

...rongly influenced plants and animals, spurring a biodiversity boom in western North America, researchers from three research museums report in a paper published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . "Today, the middle of Wyoming is a vast desert, and a few antelope and ...

Moving to the US increases cancer risk for Hispanics

...nheiro, who is the study's lead researcher. Pinheiro received support from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. These results are published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Studies to date have classified all ...

More than half of Texas physicians do not always recommend HPV vaccine to girls

...-year-old girls, but results of a recent survey showed that more than half of Texas physicians do not follow these recommendations. The survey was published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Two years after the FDA approved th...

Venomous sea snakes play heads or tails with their predators

...ame of heads or tails venomous sea snakes in the Pacific and Indian Oceans deceive their predators into believing they have two heads, claims research published today in Marine Ecology . The discovery, made by Dr Arne Redsted Rasmussen and Dr Johan Elmberg, showed that Yellow-lipped Sea Kraits ( Laticauda...

Abnormal brain circuits may prevent movement disorder

...d dystonia are normal at autopsy and the exact cause of their movement abnormality is unknown. David Eidelberg, MD, the senior author of the study published in the Journal of Neuroscience , said that they used diffusion tensor imaging a type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that measures changes in th...

New DNA and RNA aptamers offer unique therapeutic advantages

...ad range of common diseases, as described in a comprehensive review article published online ahead of print in Oligonucleotides , a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. ( www.liebertpub.com ). The article is available ...

Hormone levels contribute to stress resilience

...y found that soldiers with more DHEA performed better during the final underwater navigation exam than those with less DHEA. These findings are being published by Elsevier in the August 15th issue of Biological Psychiatry . Underwater navigation is a task that relies on an area of the brain called the hipp...

Joint research into an enzyme that causes genetic diseases

...in Spanish . Researchers from CIC bioGUNE's Structural Biology Unit and Columbia University (New York) have conducted a joint research project, published in the prestigious scientific journal Structure , to gain in-depth knowledge of the structure of pyruvate carboxylase when it is in solution (in the ...

Scary ancient spiders revealed in 3-D models, thanks to new imaging technique

... Early relatives of spiders that lived around 300 million years ago are revealed in new three-dimensional models, in research published today in the journal Biology Letters . Scientists at Imperial College London have created detailed 3D computer models of two fossilised specimens...

Climate change poker: The barriers which are preventing a global agreement

...e most complicated political deals the world has ever seen, the increasingly complex territory of climate negotiations is being revealed in an article published today, 5 August, 2009, in IOP Publishing's Environmental Research Letters . The paper 'Tripping Points: Barriers and Bargaining Chips on the Road...

Neuropathic pain: The sea provides a new hope of relief

...he usual analgesics (aspirin like drugs (NSAIDS) or even opioids like morphine) and novel treatments are urgently required. The conclusion of a paper published today in the British Journal of Pharmacology is that this new compound could be a candidate. Recent research suggests inflammation in the nervous...
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