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2011-01-12 14:51:52

Biologists at Texas A&M University have made an important step toward understanding human mating behavior by showing that certain genes become activated in fruit flies when they interact with the opposite sex. Their research, published in the January 2011 issue of the journal GENETICS, shows that courtship behaviors may be far more influenced by genetics than previously thought. In addition, this new understanding as to why and how these genes become activated within social contexts may...

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2011-01-10 11:14:50

University of Leicester-led research uncovers potential new approaches for tackling devastating disorder Hope for new ways of treating devastating neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington's disease has been raised by a trans-Atlantic team of researchers thanks to the use of cutting-edge genetic techniques. Led by the University of Leicester, scientists from the University of Lisbon (led by Dr Tiago Outeiro) and University of California at San Francisco (led by Dr Paul Muchowski)...

2011-01-10 07:30:00

FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS), a leading developer of state-of-the-art genomic analysis systems, today announced general availability of its Quick-Turnaround SmartChip Custom Panels to enable validation studies of specific genes of interest through customization of high-throughput, real-time PCR SmartChip assay panels -- all on a Quick-Turnaround basis. Using the SmartChip Custom Panels, WaferGen can now offer...

2010-12-23 18:09:28

The silencing of specific genes of the germinal cell lines reduces brain tumors in flies Scientists at IRB Barcelona have discovered that some brain tumours in larvae of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster use the genetic programme of germline cells to grow. The removal of some of these genes leads to healthy brains. This finding demonstrates that these genes are crucial for tumour development. The study, headed by ICREA researcher Cayetano González, is published today in the...

2010-12-22 09:53:00

IRVINE, California, and AMSTERDAM, December 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - This release was originally scheduled for distribution on December 20, 2010, 17.00 CET. Due to technical issues it was not distributed Agendia, a world leader in molecular cancer diagnostics, announced today that together with several groups of scientific collaborators it has identified a major role for TSPYL5, one of its MammaPrint breast cancer prognosis genes, in the genesis of breast cancer. The study...

2010-12-21 23:33:05

In an examination of leukemic stem cells (LSC), researchers have found that patients with acute myeloid leukemia who had higher activity of certain LSC genes had worse overall, event-free and relapse-free survival, according to a study in the December 22/29 issue of JAMA. "In many cancers, specific subpopulations of cells appear to be uniquely capable of initiating and maintaining tumors. The strongest support for this cancer stem cell model comes from transplantation assays in...

2010-12-16 07:30:00

FREMONT, Calif. and LUXEMBOURG, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS), a leading developer of state-of-the-art genomic analysis systems, and the Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg (IBBL) today announced an agreement to establish a strategic relationship that will expand the use of the WaferGen SmartChip Real-Time PCR system throughout Europe and advance personalized medicine. The agreement includes: The purchase of a SmartChip...

2010-12-14 14:36:37

There are many mechanisms that alter the activity of genes "“ direct changes to the DNA code like mutations and deletions, or changes that control when genes are switched on and off, called epigenetic means. Tumor-suppressor genes are often inactivated through epigenetics, which provides an opening for the cancerous growth of cells. Researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute have found evidence of epigenetics at work on a genome-wide scale in cases of ovarian cancer. One major biological...

2010-12-01 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Signal Genetics, the parent company of Myeloma Health, a privately held predictive genetic testing company focused on oncology, today announced the launch of their revolutionary molecular test for individuals diagnosed with multiple myeloma, MyPRS(TM). The official launch of MyPRS(TM) will take place at the 52nd Annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, Florida on December 4th. As part of the product launch the...

2010-11-30 07:30:00

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS), a leading developer of state-of-the-art genomic analysis systems, today announced that the University of Southern California (USC) has purchased the WaferGen SmartChip system for its USC Center for Molecular Pathways and Drug Discovery to discover and validate biomarkers for pancreatic and colorectal cancer applications to expedite the development of a cancer therapy. USC purchased a...


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