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Travel Advantage Network Enjoys Silencing Co-Workers, Raising More Than $1,600 for Autism

MILLERSVILLE, Md., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was a quiet day at the office, and quite ordinary if you didn't notice the playful daggers employees shot at each other throughout the day. Travel Advantage Network employees paid $1 toward the charity Autism Speaks in order to silence one c...

Caregivers Protest Statewide to Stop Daughters of Charity From Silencing the Voice of Caregivers & Threatening Patient Care

LOS ANGELES, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare workers of the Daughters of Charity Health System (DOCHS) held demonstrations today - at five separate locations - in a statewide protest of the health system's attempt to undermine important patient care protections. The simultaneous demonstratio...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Commits up to $3.8 Million to Develop Gene Silencing Neuroprotective Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation has committed up to $3.8 million for the development of a gene silencing therapeutic to treat Parkinson's disease by reducing expression of the protein alpha-synuclein. A team of researchers led by Matt Farrer, PhD, of M...

AMD Risk Lowered By Silencing Two Genes

Researchers at Queen's University in Ireland have found a genetic link that could help in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration//. Professor Anne Hughes presented the findings of the study at the British Society for Human Genetics Conference in York last week. It also appears in Na...

Cervical Cancer Can Now Be Better Handled With Gene Silencing Therapy

Queensland University researchers have ventured into a new approach called ‘gene silencing’ for the treatment of cervical cancer. The technique is targeted towards turning // the cancer causing genes on and off to help cervical cancer patients. Certain genes called tumor suppressor genes are ...

New Gene Silencing Mechanism To Prevent Cancer

The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad has unraveled the mystery behind gene silencing, paving the way for detecting the mechanisms that prevent cancer in human beings//. Two scientists - Manika Pal Bhadra and Utpal Bhadra have been instrumental behind this novel finding...
Silencing in Medical Technology

Alfacell Provides Shareholder Update

...tside of the clinical and regulatory arena. One such experiment we are looking into is whether Onconase can be used as routine tool to detect the gene silencing via RNA interference (RNAi) mechanism. Currently, there are thousands of researchers interested in finding the answer about the RNAi-mediated gene re...

Cloned Human Embryos Successfully Reprogrammed Using Human - But Not Animal - Eggs

...man embryos. In striking contrast, the human-animal hybrids showed no difference or a down-regulation of these critical pluripotency genes effectively silencing them--thus making the generation of stem cells impossible. Without appropriate reprogramming, these data call into question the potential use of anim...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Funds $1.1 Million for Cutting-Edge Approaches to Parkinson's Disease Under Rapid Response Innovation Awards 2008

... expected by year's end NEW YORK, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gene silencing techniques and induced pluripotent stem cell technology are among the cutti...ich, MD, PhD, of Columbia University is working to determine whether a gene silencing technique using microRNAs -- short, noncoding molecules of RNA -- can be ef...

Newly Published Study Shows OPKO's siRNA Bevasiranib Is Taken Up by Target Tissues in the Eye

...me 14, May 28, 2008 About OPKO Health, Inc. Miami-based OPKO is a specialty healthcare company. Its lead investigational drug, the pioneering gene silencing agent bevasiranib, has entered a pivotal Phase III trial after successfully completing Phase II trials for wet age-related macular degeneration and di...

Presentation of Data on Progen's Cancer Epigenetic Targets Platform

...quence itself, but rather are associated with changes in the activation and regulation of gene transcription. Its role in cancer, through the aberrant silencing or repression of gene expression, is now recognized and a number of epigenetic targets in oncology have now been identified. LSD-1 is the first enzyme...

Cequent Pharmaceuticals' Johannes Fruehauf, MD, Ph.D., to be Featured Speaker at RNAi World Congress in Boston - May 2, 2008

...e host cells without adverse effects, and eliminated by the body through its own natural processes. This method has been shown to induce targeted gene silencing (in other words, it disables the "bad" gene or genes that cause disease, without affecting the surrounding genes), delivering significant therapeutic ...
Silencing in Biological News

A new gene silencing platform -- silence is golden

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. A team of researchers led by Rutgers' Samuel Gunderson has developed a novel gene silencing platform with very significant improvements over existing RNAi approaches. This may enable the development and discovery of a new class of drugs to treat a wide array of diseases. Criti...

In lung cancer, silencing one crucial gene disrupts normal functioning of genome

PHILADELPHIA While examining patterns of DNA modification in lung cancer, a team of international researchers has discovered what they say is a surprising new mechanism. They say that "silencing" of a single gene in lung cancer led to a general impairment in genome-wide changes in cells, contribu...

Researchers solve piece of large-scale gene silencing mystery

A team led by Craig Pikaard, Ph.D., WUSTL professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, has made a breakthrough in understanding the phenomenon of nucleolar dominance, the silencing of an entire parental set of ribosomal RNA genes in a hybrid plant or animal. Since the machinery involved in nucleo...

Newly identified mechanism for silencing genes points to possible anti-cancer strategies

Genes provide the instructions used by the individual cells to produce the many different proteins that make up the body. Scientists are only beginning to appreciate, however, the extraordinary degree of control exercised over every step of the production process. Only about 10 percent of human ...

miRNA-mediated silencing of mRNAs

Dr. Elisa Izaurrralde and colleagues (EMBL; Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology-Tuebingen) provide new mechanistic insight into gene silencing by miRNAs Their paper will be featured on the cover of the July 15th issue of G&D, and also will be made available online in advance on 7/3...

Pathway toward gene silencing described in plants

Biologists at Washington University in St. Louis have made an important breakthrough in understanding a pathway plant cells take to silence unwanted or extra genes using short bits of RNA. Basically, they have made it possible to see where, and how, the events in the pathway unfold within the cell,...

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Silencing in Biological Technology

Nobel Laureates to Speak at Keystone Symposia RNA Silencing Conference

SILVERTHORNE, Colo., April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology will convene its conference on "The Biology of RNA Silencing" on April 25, 2009 at the Fairmont Empress Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia. This will be an opportunity to hear two Nobel...

Your Data: Silencing of a Pro-apoptotic Transcription Factor Using Synthetic siRNA

One of the RNA silencing products available from Ambion is a kit for the synthesis of siRNA, the Silencer Breaking Biology News(10 mins):BGI reports a novel gene for salt tolerance found in wild soybean 2Baboons groom early in the day to get benefits later 2Molecular snapshots of oxygen formation in photosynthesis 2
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