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2011-02-22 16:58:07

A group of researchers led by scientists from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech have developed a new technology that detects distinct genetic changes differentiating cancer patients from healthy individuals and could serve as a future cancer predisposition test. The multidisciplinary team, which includes researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, has created a design for a new DNA microarray that allows them to measure the two million...

2011-01-04 03:57:23

Technique leverages gene-dense data chip for new discoveries As much as 90 percent of variation in adult height may be caused by genetic inheritance, but a multitude of genes are involved. Most of these have yet to be discovered. Now a new meta-analysis of data from more than 100,000 people has identified variants in over two dozen genes that were not previously associated with height. The study also confirmed genetic associations in more than 30 previously known height genes. "Although the...

2010-11-30 21:27:56

NPL helps in development and application of the Megaframe Imager, the world's fastest camera. A European consortium comprising NPL, ST Microelectronics, the University of Edinburgh, and TU Delft has been involved in the development and application of the Megaframe Imager - an ultrafast camera capable of recording images at the incredible rate of one million frames Faster, higher resolution cameras Since the introduction of solid-state optical sensors, like those found in digital cameras, the...

2010-07-29 07:30:00

FREMONT, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS), a leading developer of state-of-the-art genomic analysis systems, today announced that DNA Chip Research Inc. (DCRI), a Japanese contract services provider in functional genomics-based technologies and biology directed by the founder and organizer of the Japanese Human Genome Project, has purchased SmartChip products, including 100 SmartChips. DCRI will provide SmartChip Real-Time PCR...

2010-07-26 12:16:08

It can make blood look like cream of tomato soup. Patients with high levels of triglycerides in their blood, a disease called hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) face an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. HTG affects one in 20 people in North America and is also associated with obesity, diabetes and pancreatitis. Most people now understand the importance of LDL, the bad cholesterol and HDL, the good cholesterol, to their overall health. But high triglycerides are like the Rodney Dangerfield...

2010-07-15 05:00:00

BEIJING, July 15 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Medical Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: CMED), a leading China-based advanced in-vitro diagnostic ("IVD") company, today announced that its HER-2 FISH probe has been chosen to be used in a research project focusing on cancer targeted therapy standardization, as well as early cancer detection and treatment, which is sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Health. One of the subjects of this research project is to standardize...

2010-06-29 02:00:00

BEIJING, June 29 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Medical Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: CMED), a leading China-based advanced in-vitro diagnostic ("IVD") company, today announced the recent publication of a large sample study on the Company's SPR analyzer and related HPV DNA chip (the "SPR System") for the detection of 16 high risk and 8 low risk genotypes of human papillomavirus ("HPV"). The study tested specimens of 560 patients with atypical squamous cells of...

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2010-06-16 13:40:00

With "hands-on" experiences in childhood and adolescence having sparked so many science careers, scientists in Canada are describing a quick, simple, safe, and inexpensive way for kids to participate in making microfluidic devices. Those devices are at the heart of lab-on-a chip, inkjet printing, DNA chip, and other technologies. The scientists' instructions for making microfluidic devices from Jell-O® type dessert mixes and Popsicle-type sticks, and using them to...

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2010-05-14 06:52:35

UA research with mice indicates that immune deficiencies associated with weightlessness may pose a challenge to manned space missions to far-away destinations such as Mars. Astronauts are known to have a higher risk of getting sick compared to their Earth-bound peers. The stresses that go with weightlessness, confined crew quarters, being away from family and friends and a busy work schedule - all the while not getting enough sleep - are known to wreak havoc on the immune system. A research...

2010-04-29 14:39:00

-- New Approach Also Specifies Results for Individual Patients -- PHILADELPHIA, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In findings that may speed the search for disease-causing genes, a new study challenges the prevailing view that common diseases are usually caused by common gene variants (mutations). Instead, say genetics researchers, the culprits may be numerous rare variants, located in DNA sequences farther away from the original "hot spots" than scientists have been accustomed to look....