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2012-09-17 22:21:07

TUBINGEN, Germany, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CureVac GmbH, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of therapies and vaccines based on mRNA, today announced the completion of an EUR80 million financing round with its main investor, dievini Hopp BioTech Holding. In the next years, CureVac will use the proceeds mainly to advance the development of its two lead RNActive® cancer vaccines against prostate cancer and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC),...

2012-09-17 10:23:36

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company developing and commercializing genomic-driven solutions to solve a range of global challenges, today announced they have purchased from Febit Holding GmbH the worldwide rights to three families of patents and patent applications related to key synthetic genomic technologies. All related know-how, equipment and technical support for implementation, were also purchased. This newly acquired...

2012-09-13 02:25:09

LEAMINGTON SPA, England, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DNA Dynamics, Inc. (OTC Pink: DNAD), a global developer and publisher of mobile video games and applications, is today updating the markets on it's current games and what's in its development pipeline. Warheads BattleAs we recently announced, "Warheads Medieval Tales" has successfully made the transition to "Warheads Battle" along with pulling in over 100,000 players. This update to the game overhauls the 'new player experience',...

2012-09-06 06:27:55

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, is introducing a first-of-its-kind fully-automated staining technique that will allow researchers to examine miRNAs and proteins related to cancer in the same section of tumor tissue. Detecting miRNAs and proteins together, in the context of the tumor microenvironment, allows researchers to visualize the association of oncogenic protein expression to those miRNAs involved in the...

Secrets Of Genetic Switch Unraveled
2012-08-31 16:46:43

When an invading bacterium or virus starts rummaging through the contents of a cell nucleus, using proteins like tiny hands to rearrange the host´s DNA strands, it can alter the host´s biological course. The invading proteins use specific binding, firmly grabbing onto particular sequences of DNA, to bend, kink and twist the DNA strands. The invaders also use non-specific binding to grasp any part of a DNA strand, but these seemingly random bonds are weak. Emory University...

2012-08-30 10:25:17

RICHMOND, Calif., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced today that Edward Lanphier, Sangamo's president and CEO, will provide an update on the progress of Sangamo's ZFP Therapeutic(® )development programs and an overview of the company's business strategy at 3:50 pm ET on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at the Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare Conference which will be held in New York City. The presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed via a...

2012-08-04 01:15:14

100 gene deletions in mice identifies 9 new genes that determine bone strength A genetic screening approach to studying bone disease has found nine new genes associated with bone health and suggests a new way to discover genes that may be implicated in human skeletal diseases. A collaborative study of the mineral content, strength and flexibility of bones has found clues to the cause of bone disorders such as osteoporosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, and high bone density syndromes. The...

A Novel Double-Stranded DNA Structure Identified
2012-08-03 13:06:37

Researchers' findings address a scientific debate that had lasted for 16 years over the existence of a double-stranded DNA structure Double-stranded DNA has often been described as a right-handed helical structure, known as B-DNA. To perform its multiple functions, double-stranded DNA has multiple structures depending on conditions. For example, the melted DNA bubble forms during transcription elongation and the left-handed helical Z-DNA forms hypothetically during transcriptional...

Library of Genetic Circuits Developed For Scientific Functions
2012-08-03 13:24:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For about a dozen years, synthetic biologists have been working on designing genetic circuits to perform novel functions such as manufacturing new drugs, producing fuel or even programming the suicide of cancer cells. Many factors have to be controlled for this dream to become a reality. Scientists have to gain control over complex genetic and cellular components, including genes and the regulatory proteins, called transcription...

2012-07-30 12:49:50

Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) is a very rare disorder that causes paralysis that freezes one side of the body and then the other in devastating bouts that arise at unpredictable intervals. Seizures, learning disabilities and difficulty walking are common among patients with this diagnosis. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have now discovered that mutations in one gene cause the disease in the majority of patients with a diagnosis of AHC, and because of the root...