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2014-01-23 23:27:56

One neuroscientist is part of a research team in North Chicago that is working to unlock ways to suppress drug-seeking behaviors triggered by cocaine and other drugs, and the other runs a genetics research company in Reykjavik, Iceland. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 One neuroscientist is part of a research team in North Chicago that is working to unlock ways to suppress drug-seeking behaviors triggered by cocaine and other drugs, and the other runs a genetics research company...

Amgen Buys DeCODE Genetics
2012-12-11 08:47:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Amgen, a giant biotechnology company, said it plans to pay $415 million to acquire a gene-hunting company. Amgen said on Monday it plans to purchase deCODE Genetics, a company based in Iceland and known for discoveries such as finding that the genetic nature of human disease was far more complex than thought. The two companies hope the deal will be symbolic, as deCODE receives a well-financed partner, and Amgen capitalizes on new...

2010-12-15 13:27:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists from deCODE genetics and academic colleagues from Iceland, the UK, US, Netherlands, Spain and Romania today report the discovery of a set of single-letter variations in the sequence of the human genome (SNPs) that impact individual baseline levels of prostate specific antigen, or PSA. Testing for PSA levels is the most commonly used screening tool for the detection of prostate cancer. A prostate biopsy is routinely...

2010-10-27 12:25:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, October 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists from deCODE genetics today publish in Nature the highest resolution recombination map of the human genome yet developed. Recombination is the reshuffling of the genome that occurs in the formation of eggs and sperm: we inherit one version of each chromosome from each of our parents, and create novel blends of the two that we pass on to our offspring. This process is fundamental to generating human diversity,...

2010-10-11 05:13:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, October 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In two of the largest metastudies of their kind to date, scientists from the GIANT consortium, including deCODE as well as hundreds of academic institutions on three continents, today report the discovery of eighteen new regions of the human genome contributing to obesity and thirteen new regions influencing waist-hip ratio (WHR). The studies bring together data on body mass index (BMI, a measure of obesity), WHR (a measure of...

2010-09-13 00:59:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, September 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - SNP on Chromosome 7 is Rare Among Chinese but Confers Five-Fold Increase in Risk; Underscores Importance of Analyzing Risk Factors Across Continental Ancestries Scientists at deCODE genetics and academic colleagues from Iceland, China, Sweden, the UK and Australia today report the discovery of the most important single-letter variation (SNP) in the sequence of the human genome yet associated with risk of primary...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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