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2014-08-05 11:38:33

Fujita Health University, ICMS Genomic responses in mouse models greatly mimic human inflammatory diseases Mouse models of human diseases are essential research tools that are widely used in the medical sciences to increase our understanding of the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of various diseases, and to search for cures. Despite the widespread use of mice as animal models of disease, in 2013, Seok et al. reported that mouse models poorly mimic human inflammatory diseases, such as...

2011-07-22 12:45:00

A veterinary expert said one scientist may have discovered a nonsurgical way to sterilize dogs, according to a report by The Arizona Republic (AR). The report said Dr. Loretta Mayer was looking for a way to artificially induce menopause in mice so they could be used to study human diseases when she and another scientist developed a drug that could also be used to sterilize female dogs. AR's Stephanie Russo reported that Mayer will return to India, where she has been working to eradicate the...

2011-06-28 05:32:05

Scientists said Monday that a discovery they made about how animals see and react to changing light conditions could ultimately help fight human diseases. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology researchers studied fruit flies' vision and found that a protein called INAD acts as a regulator to help animals adapt to different light conditions. "Scientists have been working for decades in their attempts to tease out the...mechanisms of animal visual systems, such as how they detect...

2010-09-08 05:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- N30 Pharmaceuticals, LLC today announced it has dosed the first human subject with N6022, a first-in-class inhibitor of s-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNOR). N6022 is the first GSNOR inhibitor to be administered to human beings. N6022 has the potential to be an important new treatment for acute exacerbations of human diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other inflammatory...

2010-07-27 07:00:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SurModics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRDX), a leading provider of drug delivery and surface modification technologies to the healthcare industry and EGEN, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on developing nucleic acid (DNA and RNAi) therapeutics for the treatment of human diseases, are pleased to announce they have executed a continuation of their feasibility collaboration focused on long-term controlled release of siRNA...

2010-04-13 16:45:11

AUSTIN, Texas -- From deep within the genomes of organisms as diverse as plants, worms and yeast, scientists have uncovered new genes responsible for causing human diseases such as cancer and deafness. The University of Texas at Austin scientists exploited the fact that all life on Earth shares common ancestry, and therefore shares sets of genes. They found genes in yeast, for example, that humans use to make veins and arteries, even though yeasts have no blood vessels at all. Yeasts use...

2010-01-20 09:05:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., the worldwide leader in the creation of genetically modified laboratory rats, announced today that it has entered into a global marketing and distribution agreement with Taconic, one of the largest animal model and service providers in the world. Under the agreement, Taconic will market and distribute proprietary animal models produced by Transposagen. Transposagen has exclusive worldwide rights to create...

2009-04-28 07:46:33

Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen have developed a new mouse model that can be associated with deafness. With this model they succeeded for the first time in showing that microRNA, a new class of genes, influences hearing loss. The respective microRNA seed region influences the production of sensory hair cells in the inner ear, both in the mouse and in humans. The findings have been published ahead of print in the current online issue of Nature Genetics. This study represents a major...

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