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2013-07-09 22:54:58

The approach points the way toward new ways to silence malfunctioning genes Silencing genes that have malfunctioned is an important approach for treating diseases such as cancer and heart disease. One effective approach is to deliver drugs made from small molecules of ribonucleic acid, or RNA, which are used to inhibit gene expression. The drugs, in essence, mimic a natural process called RNA interference. In a new paper appearing today online in the journal, ACS Medicinal Chemistry...

2013-06-27 23:49:55

ACS is introducing the ACS Olympics in an effor to promote teamwork and competition within their organization. Marion, Indiana (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS), a manufacturer of Division 12 Plastic Laminate Casework and Retail Store Fixtures, is introducing the ACS Olympics in an effort to promote teamwork and competition within the organization. The overall goals of the competition are to have fun, and further develop the culture at ACS. The first ACS Olympics will...

2013-05-28 21:29:51

A simpler and faster way of producing designer bacteria used in biotechnology processes has been developed by University of Adelaide researchers. The researchers have developed a new one-step bacterial genetic engineering process called 'clonetegration', published in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology. Led by Dr Keith Shearwin, in the University's School of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, the research facilitates faster development of designer bacteria used in therapeutic drug...

2013-05-09 23:03:51

Abington's cancer treatment program is one of 79 in the US to earn this award and one of three in Pennsylvania. Abington, PA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons(ACS) has granted a 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award to The Rosenfeld Cancer Center at Abington Memorial Hospital,one of only 79 cancer programs in the U.S. to earn this award and one of only three in Pennsylvania. Award criteria were based on qualitative and quantitative surveys...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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