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2014-05-05 08:29:42

$2.437 Million, Two-Year Grant Fuels the Sohn Collaborative for Pediatric Cancer Research to Understand and Fight Pediatric Leukemia and Neuroblastoma by Sequencing Genes of 'Outlier' Tumors NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Genome Center (NYGC) and The Sohn Conference Foundation announced today the launch of The Sohn Collaborative for Pediatric Cancer Research, a multi-institutional effort with the goal of fighting two devastating childhood cancers:...

2014-03-31 23:36:35

The New York Genome Center has appointed Catch New York as its agency of record. New York City, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The New York Genome Center (NYGC), a consortium of renowned academic, medical and industry leaders focused on translating genomic research into clinical solutions for serious diseases, announced that Catch New York, the integrated marketing firm, has been selected as its marketing agency of record. Catch New York will work on branding initiatives to communicate...

Supercomputer To Contribute To Cancer Genetics
2014-03-20 12:31:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online IBM said this week that its Watson supercomputer that grew to fame on the TV game show Jeopardy is going to be used to help clinicians tailor treatments for cancer patients. The company announced it will be teaming up with the New York Genome Center (NYGC) to help doctors develop treatments that are customized for cancer patients according to their genetic makeup. NYGC will be using Watson’s ability to help oncologists develop...

2014-02-28 12:28:07

The New York Genome Center and The Rockefeller University's finding of a mutation that is present in 15 out of 15 patients suggests new opportunities for diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and leads to a high profile Science publication NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A father-daughter scientific collaboration that began after the daughter was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer has led to an important finding and could have broader implications for many other rare...

2014-01-22 08:29:55

New Illumina system is designed to sequence whole genomes ten times as fast at one third of the cost NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Genome Center (NYGC) announced the acquisition from Illumina of a HiSeq X Ten system, which is expected to enable ultra-high throughput sequencing of whole human genomes. This advanced technology is designed to provide a prompt readout of the entire genome, dramatically enhancing the turnaround for valuable genomic information. With...

2014-01-21 23:23:38

Streamlines Processes and Improves Productivity for Non-profit Organization Wayne, NJ (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Third Wave Business Systems, a leading SAP Business One implementation and development partner, today announced the implementation of SAP Business One for the New York Genome Center (NYGC), an independent, non-profit organization that leverages the collaborative resources of leading academic medical centers and research universities, as well as pharmaceutical, biotech, and...

2014-01-09 12:26:51

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Genome Center (NYGC) announced that New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo proposed in his State of the State address Wednesday afternoon a $105 million partnership between the NYGC and the University at Buffalo's Center for Computational Research, enabling genetic discoveries that will potentially save lives by transforming how health care impacts patients. Governor Cuomo's commitment to vastly enhancing the genomic medicine...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.