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2014-10-21 16:27:40

Gift will create a new Center for Genomics and Computational Biology, endow new faculty positions and boost funding for cutting-edge disease research FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) today announced that technology investor David Roux and his wife Barbara have gifted $10 million to support research and find cures for genetically-based diseases. The center will be based at the Laboratory's locations in both Maine and Connecticut. The newly...

2014-04-18 04:20:58

DUBLIN, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ddkpws/mice_model_market) has announced the addition of the "Mice Model Market - by Type, Technology, Disease, Service & Care Products - Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ddkpws/mice_model_market ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Over the years, the use of mice models has...

2014-03-14 23:01:33

The biennial Maine Creative Industries Award will go to innovators in the fight against cancer. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Today, the Maine Center for Creativity (MCC) announced the co-recipients of the 2014 Maine Creative Industries Award, a prestigious biennial honor that recognizes exceptional people and organizations who enrich Maine's growing reputation as a state where the arts and enterprise meet and flourish. Actor and cancer activist Patrick Dempsey has accepted...

2014-02-10 04:21:31

DUBLIN, February 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wlcf6t/mice_model_market) has announced the addition of the "Mice Model Market - by Type, Technology, Disease, Service & Care Products - Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wlcf6t/mice_model_market ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Over the years, the use of mice models...

Cocaine And Methamphetamine Response Differ Between Two Substrains Of 'Black 6' Laboratory Mouse
2013-12-20 06:45:36

Jackson Laboratory Researchers including Jackson Laboratory Professor Gary Churchill, Ph.D., have found a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) difference in cocaine and methamphetamine response between two substrains of the C57BL/6 or "Black 6" inbred laboratory mouse, pointing to Cyfip2 as a regulator of cocaine response with a possible role in addiction. The research team, led by Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D., of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Howard Hughes Medical...

2012-05-07 20:23:40

Candidate gene controls IGF1 levels, affecting both onset of reproductive maturity and longevity An intriguing clue to longevity lurks in the sexual maturation timetable of female mammals, Jackson Laboratory researchers and their collaborators report. Jackson researchers including Research Scientist Rong Yuan, Ph.D., had previously established that mouse strains with lower circulating levels of the hormone IGF1 at age six months live longer than other strains. In research published May...

2012-03-19 16:59:32

Jackson Laboratory researchers identify new damaging mechanism Jackson Laboratory researchers have demonstrated that a single, targeted x-ray treatment of an individual eye in young, glaucoma-prone mice provided that eye with apparently life-long and typically complete protection from glaucoma. In research published March 19 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Gareth Howell, Ph.D., Simon John, Ph.D., (professor and Howard Hughes Medical Investigator) and colleagues also used...

2012-02-16 14:19:53

Genetic information provided by a large group of specially-designed mice could pave the way to faster human health discoveries and transform the ways people battle and prevent disease. In 15 papers published Feb. 16 in the Genetics Society of America journals Genetics and G3:Genes/Genomes/Genetics, researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Jackson Laboratory and other universities and labs across the globe highlight a new genetic...

2012-02-16 14:18:38

A new genetic resource from an international research consortium is expected to accelerate the development of new cures and treatments for a wide range of human diseases. This project, called the mouse "Collaborative Cross" (CC) resource, will increase the likelihood that experiments conducted in mice will advance our understanding of human biology. The mice in the CC have 90 percent of the genetic diversity present in laboratory mice, which mirrors the genetic diversity in humans. This will...

2012-02-16 14:17:23

A series of 15 scientific papers published this week in the journals of the Genetics Society of America (Genetics and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics) put North Carolina at the epicenter of a scientific resource called the Collaborative Cross — a "library" of genetic diversity that scientists believe can help fast-track important discoveries about genetics and disease into new discoveries, tests, and treatments that impact human health. Researchers have long been frustrated by promising...


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