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2014-09-09 12:28:25

TweetChat and Scientific Symposium to Highlight Groundbreaking Discovery and Future Applications NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Johnson & Johnson will host events to celebrate the work of the winners of the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. Drs. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna will be honored for their breakthrough discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 method of genetic editing that has led to a substantial leap in scientists' ability to manipulate...

2014-06-24 12:27:23

SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson today named Dr. Jennifer Doudna of the University of California at Berkeley and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, of the Hannover Medical School and Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), Germany and The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umea University, Sweden, the winners of the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. Their collaboration led to the...

2014-02-25 00:21:09

Medal recognizes work studying RNA BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has selected Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., a Professor from the University of California, Berkeley, as the second winner of its Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences. Doudna, a Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, will be presented the Lurie Prize medal and a $100,000 honorarium on May 20 in...

2014-02-07 12:52:46

Berkeley Researchers Show Expanded Role for Guide RNA in Cas9 Interactions with DNA The potential is there for bacteria and other microbes to be genetically engineered to perform a cornucopia of valuable goods and services, from the production of safer, more effective medicines and clean, green, sustainable fuels, to the clean-up and restoration of our air, water and land. Cells from eukaryotic organisms can also be modified for research or to fight disease. To achieve these and other...

2012-06-29 10:42:42

Genetic engineers and genomics researchers should welcome the news from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) where an international team of scientists has discovered a new and possibly more effective means of editing genomes. This discovery holds potentially big implications for advanced biofuels and therapeutic drugs, as genetically modified microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, are expected to play a key role in the green chemistry production of these and other...

2011-09-22 19:17:28

Berkeley Lab Researchers Resolve Sub-nanometer Structure of Cascade, an Ally for Human Immune System A complex of proteins in the bacterium E.coli that plays a critical role in defending the microbe from viruses and other invaders has been discovered to have the shape of a seahorse by researchers with the U.S Department of Energy´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). This discovery holds far more implications for your own health than you might think. In its...

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2009-12-11 09:00:00

A new biological pathway by which the H1N1 flu virus can make the jump from swine to humans has been discovered by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley. Early test results indicate that a heretofore unknown mutation in one of the H1N1 genes may have played an important role in transmitting the virus into humans. "Transmission of influenza viruses into the human population requires...

2009-12-08 20:15:46

Bird influenza viruses have a variety of strategies to cross the species barrier and spread The 2009 H1N1 influenza virus used a new strategy to cross from birds into humans, a warning that it has more than one trick up its sleeve to jump the species barrier and become virulent. In a report in this week's early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, researchers show that the H1N1, or swine flu, virus adopted a new...

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2009-10-13 09:14:18

Berkeley Researchers Get First Look at Gene-Silencing Human RISC-Loading Complex The molecular architecture of a protein complex that helps determine the fate of human cells has been imaged for the first time by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Known as a human RISC-loading complex, this structure consists of snippets of ribonucleic acid (RNA) that control whether genetic messages are silenced or expressed. From these new...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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