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2013-07-23 16:24:12

GERMANTOWN, Maryland, and HILDEN, Germany, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - Molecular testing of biofluids promises unprecedented access to gene mutations, gene expression signatures and expression levels without costly, invasive tissue biopsies - Developing Exosome Diagnostics technology for use with QIAGEN's nucleic acid-targeted consumables and automation - with initial product launches targeted in 2014 -...

2013-07-23 16:24:10

-- Molecular testing of biofluids promises unprecedented access to gene mutations, real-time gene expression signatures and expression levels without costly, invasive tissue biopsies NEW YORK, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Exosome Diagnostics and QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced a partnership to develop and commercialize high-performance, co-branded kit products for the capture and processing of RNA and DNA from biofluid exosomes and other...

2013-07-23 14:56:51

The duplication of cellular contents and their distribution to two daughter cells during cell division are amongst the most fundamental features of all life on earth. How cell division occurs and is coordinated with organismal development is a subject of intense research interest, as is how this process malfunctions in the development of tumors. Alex Dammermann and his team from the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna, together...

2013-07-18 11:43:53

Precise action sets agents apart from existing anti-cancer therapies Molecular biologists in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio have found a novel way to fine-tune the activity of cells' protein-disposing machinery, with potentially cancer-fighting effects. This machinery, the proteasome, is deregulated in cancer. Agents called protease inhibitors are viewed as potential anti-cancer therapies, but they indiscriminately curb proteasome...

2013-07-09 17:38:36

Findings of disrupted micronuclei may prove to be a valuable tool for detecting cancer Scientists studying cancer development have known about micronuclei for some time. These erratic, small extra nuclei, which contain fragments or whole chromosomes that were not incorporated into daughter cells after cell division, are associated with specific forms of cancer and are predictive of poorer prognosis. In a new study, published on July 3 in Cell, a team of scientists at the Salk Institute...

Bacteria Flagella Utilize Evolutionary Foible
2013-07-09 08:58:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Marine microbes change swimming directions with a sideways flick of their lone flagellum, a type of high-speed controlled failure first documented in 2011 as a unique swimming stroke but whose underlying mechanism had eluded researchers until now. Bacteria swim by rotating the helical, hair-like flagella that extend from their unicellular bodies. Some bacteria, such as the Escherichia coli (E. coli) living in the human gut, have...

2013-07-08 12:09:26

UConn researchers shed new light on how cellular transport systems harness energy to perform their work inside the cell Using highly sensitive fluorescent probes, a team of scientists from the University of Connecticut has captured the never-before-seen structural dynamics of an important protein channel inside the cell's primary power plant – the mitochondrion. The UConn team's study found that the channel complex - known as the translocase of the inner mitochondrial...

2013-07-08 08:26:57

NEW YORK, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Exosome Diagnostics, a leading developer of biofluid-based molecular diagnostic tests for use in personalized medicine, today announced that Joseph Slattery has been appointed to the Exosome Diagnostics Board of Directors. Mr. Slattery, 48, brings significant finance and diagnostic industry experience to the Company. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Baxano Surgical, Inc. (formerly TranS1 Inc.), a...

2013-06-25 23:31:51

The Life, Earth and Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com provides 36 million references including 11 million summaries in the basic and applied biological, geographical and agricultural sciences. While this content base has now been expanded to include 180,868 newly published references on ultrastructural studies, all content is now available through a newly developed mobile site. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 The Science Website EurekaMag.com has newly published 181 thousand...

African Starlings Change Color 10 Times Faster Than Their Ancestors
2013-06-11 10:45:12

University of Akron It's not going to happen while you're peering through your binoculars, but African glossy starlings change color more than 10 times faster than their ancestors and even their modern relatives, according to researchers at The University of Akron and Columbia University. And these relatively rapid changes have led to new species of birds with color combinations previously unseen, according to the study funded in part by the National Science Foundation and published today...