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2012-02-01 04:20:02

Singapore, Feb 1, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Genome Institute of Singapore's (GIS) Associate Director of Genomic Technologies, Dr Yijun RUAN, led a continuing study on the human genome spatial/structural configuration, revealing how genes interact/communicate and influence each other, even whenthey are located far away from each other. This discovery is crucial in understanding how human genes work together, and will re-write textbooks on how transcription regulation and coordination takes place...

2011-12-15 17:05:11

Biologists have long assumed that all jawed vertebrates possess a full complement of nearly identical genes for critical aspects of their development. But a paper in the December 16 issue of Science with Benjamin King of the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) as lead author shows that elasmobranchs, a subclass of cartilaginous fishes, lack a cluster of genes, HoxC, formerly thought to be essential for proper development. Hox genes dictate the proper patterning of tissues...

2011-10-27 22:07:46

In a development that sheds new light on the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a team of Whitehead Institute scientists has identified connections between genetic risk factors for the disease and the effects of a peptide toxic to nerve cells in the brains of AD patients. The scientists, working in and in collaboration with the lab of Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist, established these previously unknown links in an unexpected way. They used a very simple cell type–yeast...

2011-10-26 12:00:00

Nationally recognized radiation safety firm Dade Moeller is pleased to announce that its new Radioanalytical and Calibration Laboratory is open for business, offering sample analysis, radioactive sealed source leak testing, and instrument calibration services. Oak Ridge, TN (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Nationally recognized radiation safety firm Dade Moeller is pleased to announce that its new Radioanalytical and Calibration Laboratory is open for business, offering sample analysis, radioactive...

2011-03-15 16:40:00

NEW YORK, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Toyota USA Foundation, a charitable endowment supporting K-12 math and science education, today announced over $5.2 million in new grants. The latest round of grants is going to 8 organizations from across the country. "These grants are an investment in the future of our educators and young people, and will give them invaluable skills for the future," said Patricia Salas Pineda, group vice president of Toyota Motor North America. "Toyota is...

2010-12-23 02:17:36

Scientists today published catalogs of the fruit fly and roundworm's functional genomic elements: DNA sequences in the genome that carry the instructions and determine which genes are turned on and off at various times in different cells. Initially sequenced as part of the Human Genome Project, the genomes of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, and the roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans, are powerful models for understanding human biology and disease, as many functional genomic elements...

2010-11-22 08:00:00

SYOSSET, N.Y., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- John M. Lalli, of Pound Ridge, New York, has been included in the Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of information technology. ABOUT JOHN M. LALLI Mr. Lalli has 30 plus years of technology and business experience including 26 years with CBS, Inc., where his last position was Chief Information Officer. He has been on both the corporate/managed services sides of the...

2010-09-13 11:08:00

EXTON, Pa., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient physical therapy services, announced a new clinic location in Burr Ridge, IL. Known as Physiotherapy Associates @ Five Seasons Family Sports Club, the clinic offers a comprehensive range of physical therapy services, as well as direct access to a licensed physical therapist without a physician referral. With the opening of this Burr Ridge facility, Physiotherapy Associates has...

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2010-08-07 10:30:00

The sponge, which was not recognized as an animal until the 19th century, is now the simplest and most ancient group of animals to have their genome sequenced. In a paper appearing in the August 5 issue of the journal Nature, a team of researchers led by Daniel Rokhsar of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute (JGI), report the draft genome sequence of the sea sponge Amphimedon queenslandica and several insights the genome gives into the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'