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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...

2011-09-27 13:00:00

Basking Ridge, N.J., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of their ongoing commitment to domestic violence awareness and prevention, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and Verizon will embark on an eight-city cross-country domestic violence awareness tour called Journey of Hope to commemorate October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Journey of Hope tour is the first-ever initiative to collect and record domestic violence stories with smartphones and...

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...

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2010-08-05 08:08:27

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...

2010-06-09 13:53:57

A bacteria that lives in hot springs in Japan may help solve one of the mysteries of the early evolution of complex organisms, according to a study publishing next week in PLoS Biology. It may also be the key to 21st century biofuel production. Biochemists Alan Lambowitz and Georg Mohr began investigating Thermosynechococcus elongatus, a cyanobacterium that can survive at temperatures up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit, after they noticed an unusually high percentage of the bacteria's genetic...