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2014-04-01 16:25:40

BALTIMORE, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have been awarded a research program contract from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sequence, assemble, and annotate a population of bacterial pathogens using two high-throughput sequencing (HTS) technologies in support of the expansion of a vetted public reference database. The continued development of HTS technologies...

2012-08-16 13:16:39

Additional research to study impact of medicine, diet and lifestyle changes Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified 26 species of bacteria in the human gut microbiota that appear to be linked to obesity and related metabolic complications. These include insulin resistance, high blood sugar levels, increased blood pressure and high cholesterol, known collectively as "the metabolic syndrome," which significantly increases an individual's risk of...

2010-03-25 16:11:00

BALTIMORE, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders from two Columbia, Md. companies and university programs in Baltimore and College Park that conduct genome research and work to commercialize bioscience products were today named winners of the 2010 Maryland Bioscience Awards. Winners were honored by the Greater Baltimore Committee at ceremonies in Baltimore. They were selected from more than 30 nominations submitted by bioscience advocates across the state. "We instituted these awards...

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'