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2012-01-30 08:25:18

In a study to the genetic variance of human metabolism, researchers have identified thirty one regions of the genome that were associated with levels of circulating metabolites, i.e., small molecules that take part in various chemical reactions of human body. Many of the studied metabolites are biomarkers for cardiovascular disease or related disorders, thus the loci uncovered may provide valuable insight into the biological processes leading to common diseases. Laboratory tests used in...

2012-01-25 12:51:49

At a time of increasing concern about low vitamin D levels in the world's population and increased use of blood tests for the vitamin, scientists are reporting development of a much-needed reference material to assure that measurements of vitamin D levels are accurate. The report appears in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry. Karen Phinney and colleagues explain that medical research suggests vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency may be even more common than previously thought and a risk...

2012-01-24 06:30:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Millions of people worldwide suffer from a type of chronic pain called neuropathic pain, which is triggered by nerve damage. Exactly how this pain persists is still unknown, and treatment has been largely ineffective. But a new research is helping doctors understand the pain and fix it! It´s critical and it affects thousands every year, but Gary J. Patti, assistant professor of genetics, chemistry, and medicine at Washington University in St. Louis and research...

2012-01-23 10:28:37

Findings suggest new target for drug development Millions of people worldwide suffer from a type of chronic pain called neuropathic pain, which is triggered by nerve damage. Precisely how this pain persists has been a mystery, and current treatments are largely ineffective. But a team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute, using a new approach known as metabolomics, has now discovered a major clue: dimethylsphingosine (DMS), a small-molecule byproduct of cellular membranes...

2011-12-14 12:01:23

New potential avenues for early disease detection A study led by Research Professor Matej Orešič from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland suggests that Alzheimer's disease is preceded by a molecular signature indicative of hypoxia and up-regulated pentose phosphate pathway. This indicator can be analyzed as a simple biochemical assay from a serum sample months or even years before the first symptoms of the disease occur. In a healthcare setting, the application...

2011-11-19 08:00:00

The ability of AnalyzerPro data mining software to objectively and automatically compare LC/MS data was presented at "Data to Knowledge", a two day meeting jointly organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry Molecular Spectroscopy Group and the British Mass Spectrometry Society. Evans Mills, NY and Gananoque, ON (PRWEB) November 19, 2011 Attendees to "Data to Knowledge", a recent meeting jointly organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry Molecular Spectroscopy Group and the British Mass...

2011-11-16 22:17:43

Scientists have developed a rapid method that can be used to simultaneously screen patients for a range of genetic and acquired clinical conditions from a single dried blood spot Scientists have developed a rapid method that can be used to simultaneously screen patients for a range of genetic and acquired clinical conditions from a single dried blood spot. The test uses a highly sensitive and specific technique, known as mass spectrometry, to simultaneously analyze proteins, enzymes and...

Image 1 - NSF, JST Issue New Joint Awards To Reduce Pesticide Pollution And Promote Biofuel
2011-11-09 04:10:52

The carbon footprint of humans will be reduced by four awards for plant and microbial research issued under a new joint U.S./Japanese program Four joint United States and Japanese research teams have been awarded funding totaling about $12 million (about Yen 960 million) to develop new environmentally-friendly techniques to increase the production of renewable biofuel and reduce pesticide use. These environmentally-friendly techniques will be based on studies of metabolites--chemical...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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