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VBI researchers develop new method for breast cancer biomarker discovery

...d with hormones or cancer drugs like tamoxifen. vbi Assistant Professor Iuliana Lazar, along with vbi Professor Ina Hoeschele and vbi Postdoctoral Associate Jenny Armenta, developed th...

Innate immune system targets asthma-linked fungus for destruction

...hemistry confirmed the release of toxic granular proteins by eosinophils due to contact with the fungus. Dr. Chris Lawrence, Associate Professor at vbi and the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech, remarked: "T helper 2 (Th2) cells in the immune system typically produce cytokine signalin...

Key to virulence protein entry into host cells discovered

...eins produced by the malarial parasite Plasmodium. This hints that the targets of the effectors in the soybean and human hosts may be very ancient. vbi Professor Brett Tyler remarked: "The finding that virulence proteins from oomycetes and the malaria parasite Plasmodium use the same entry mechanism m...

VBI, Mayo Clinic investigate link between fungal proteins, innate immunity and asthma

... via the innate immune system to the adaptive immune system and development of inflammation and disease. Dr. Chris Lawrence, Associate Professor at vbi and the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech, one of the leading experts in Alternaria biology and principal investigator of the Alterna...

Designer Strawberries

...strawberry as a visually selectable marker. Commenting on the research, vbi Professor Vladimir Shulaev, one of the authors of the study, remarked: "The... approaches that combine information technology and biology, researchers at vbi are addressing some of today's key challenges in the biomedical, environmen...
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Reviews of microbial gene language published in special issue of Trends in Microbiology

... effort in 2004 to focus on microbe-plant associations, which include the many relationships of plants with bacteria, fungi, oomycetes, and nematodes. vbi researcher Trudy Torto-Alalibo, who coordinates the PAMGO project, remarked: "Advances in sequencing technologies have led to a remarkable increase in...

Systems biology recommended as a clinical approach to cancer

...als of this paper is to show the potential benefits that can result from moving the use of systems biology techniques closer to the clinic," explained vbi Professor Reinhard Laubenbacher. "We believe this kind of shift is very possible. For example, mathematical models could integrate patient characteris...

Scientists sequence genome of the N2-fixing, soil-living bacterium Azotobacter vinelandii

...ive model organism for biochemical studies because of its ability to produce high yields of quality enzymes," said Joo Setubal, associate professor at vbi and the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. "The findings in this study provide new prospects for the wider application of this bacterium...

Toward a systems biology map of iron metabolism

...k in multiple types of cells." Vladimir Shulaev, associate professor at vbi and the Department of Horticulture, Virginia Tech, commented: "This collabo...m-wide understanding of iron metabolism and its clinical ramifications." vbi and Virginia Tech Mathematics Professor Reinhard Laubenbacher added: "We ho...

Comparative genomics reveals molecular evolution of Q fever pathogen

...utionary history'. Genomes are the ultimate molecular documents, filled with stories that fascinate and instruct, and we can now speed-read them." vbi Executive and Scientific Director Bruno Sobral, a co-author on the paper, remarked: "2009 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Darwin. That's a ve...

University of Miami biomedical engineer

...nction with the Vascular Biology Institute (VBI) on the medical campus. The vbi deals with all aspects of vascular function in health and disease with a fo...eatments," said Webster. "We are working with Dr. Lieber's group within the vbi combining our novel gene and stem cell technologies with his cutting edge b...

Research consortium to sequence turkey genome

... commented: "The turkey genome sequencing effort is a community-driven project. Some of the leading researchers behind this initiative met recently at vbi to participate in a Turkey Genome Sequencing Consortium Mini Symposium. We are very fortunate and excited to have some of the leading practitioners in...

Tips on how to build a better home for biological parts

...EM competition. The iGEM participants are expected to return the designs they made to the Registry at the end of the competition. The new study by vbi researchers not only examined the information content of the Registry database but also the collection of publicly available DNA sequences or clones (...

Brucella abortus S19 genome sequenced; points toward virulence genes

... after the installation of the Roche GS-FLX in the vbi Core Laboratory Facility. Additional traditional ...quence was the first bacterial genome sequenced at vbi with the new Roche GS-FLX, which was installed in ...Bruno Sobral, Executive and Scientific Director of vbi and co-author, remarked: "The complete genome sequ...

Pathogen virulence proteins suppress plant immunity

...duction of infectious disease by the plant pathogen Phytophthora sojae. vbi Professor Brett Tyler and members of his research group, along with researc...that Tylers group found recently in oomycete pathogens. (2) According to vbi Professor Brett Tyler, Our results suggest that, like many human viruses su...
VBI in Biological Technology

New Company to Develop Nutritional Interventions Against Chronic Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases

.... The technologies were developed from Dr. Josep Bassaganya-Riera's work at vbi and Virginia Tech's Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise. "W... approaches that combine information technology and biology, researchers at vbi are addressing some of today's key challenges in the life sciences. http:/...

Tips on how to build a better home for biological parts

...EM competition. The iGEM participants are expected to return the designs they made to the Registry at the end of the competition. The new study by vbi researchers not only examined the information content of the Registry database but also the collection of publicly available DNA sequences or clones (...

Tips on how to build a better home for biological parts

...EM competition. The iGEM participants are expected to return the designs they made to the Registry at the end of the competition. The new study by vbi researchers not only examined the information content of the Registry database but also the collection of publicly available DNA sequences or clones (...
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