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Drug Design From Genome Sequences
2014-02-10 06:22:11

Scripps Research Institute As proof-of-principle, the team designs potent anti-cancer compound In research that could ultimately lead to many new medicines, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a potentially general approach to design drugs from genome sequence. As a proof of principle, they identified a highly potent compound that causes cancer cells to attack themselves and die. "This is the first time therapeutic small...

2014-02-07 12:52:46

Berkeley Researchers Show Expanded Role for Guide RNA in Cas9 Interactions with DNA The potential is there for bacteria and other microbes to be genetically engineered to perform a cornucopia of valuable goods and services, from the production of safer, more effective medicines and clean, green, sustainable fuels, to the clean-up and restoration of our air, water and land. Cells from eukaryotic organisms can also be modified for research or to fight disease. To achieve these and other...

2014-02-07 12:48:23

Protein controls editing, expanding the information content of DNA An international team of researchers, led by scientists from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Indiana University, have identified a protein that broadly regulates how genetic information transcribed from DNA to messenger RNA (mRNA) is processed and ultimately translated into the myriad of proteins necessary for life. The findings, published today in the journal Cell Reports, help explain how...

RNA Study On Barley Virus Reveals Key Link To The Crusades
2014-02-07 06:43:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Warwick have sequenced an ancient RNA genome for the first time ever. The RNA belonged to a barley virus once thought to be just 150 years old, but has now been determined to date back at least 2,000 years, revealing how extreme farming during the time of the Crusades contributed to its spread. The researchers detected and sequenced the RNA genome of Barley Stripe Mosaic Virus (BSMV) in a...

2014-02-06 08:28:21

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellular Research, Inc., today announced that its Molecular Indexing(TM) technology enables the absolute quantification of the starting copy number of an expressed gene, or RNA transcript, in an RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) library. Data were published in the February 4, 2014 print edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and the article is currently available online. RNA-Seq has become an extremely important...

2014-02-05 23:03:02

A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital offers a new avenue for scientists to pursue in the quest for desperately needed treatments for ALS Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists led a study showing that mutations in a gene responsible for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disrupt the RNA transport system in nerve cells. The findings appear in the current issue of the scientific journal Neuron and offer a new focus for...

2014-02-03 16:25:26

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today announced that Kleanthis G. Xanthopoulos, Ph.D., President and CEO of Regulus, will present a company overview at the 16(th) Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference being held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:30 am EST. Dr....

2014-02-03 08:27:10

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (OTCQX: RXII), a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major unmet medical needs using RNA-targeted technologies, today announced that the Company's President & CEO, Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh, will present at the 16(th) Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:30am EST. Dr. Cauwenbergh will discuss...

2014-01-30 08:30:19

- Arcturus proprietary LUNAR(TM) delivery technology demonstrates exceptional potency in vivo, ED(50) of 0.020 mg/kg SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arcturus Therapeutics, Inc. today announced it will present a poster at the Keystone Symposia Conference on RNA Silencing held January 31- February 5, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The Arcturus poster titled "Design of a Novel, Potent, and Safe RNA Therapeutic Platform Utilizing LUNAR(TM) Delivery Technology" (poster...

2014-01-28 12:22:36

Project combines global online design challenge with lab experiments An enthusiastic group of non-experts, working through an online interface and receiving feedback from lab experiments, has produced designs for RNA molecules that are consistently more successful than those generated by the best computerized design algorithms, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University report. Moreover, the researchers gathered some of the best design rules and practices...


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Brief Introduction To DNA Probes
2014-01-12 00:00:00

DNA probes help scientists to detect a specific gene in a long DNA sequence. According to Dr. Michael A. Pfaller, DNA probes are “single-stranded pieces of nucleic acid, labeled with a specific tracer (isotope, enzyme, or chromophore), that will hydrogen bond (hybridize) with complementary single-stranded pieces of DNA (or RNA) under the appropriate conditions of pH, temperature, and iconic strength.” The Foundation for Genomics and Population Health website has a helpful video about...

Caenorhabditis elegans
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Caenorhabditis elegans is a species of parasitic roundworm in the Nematoda phylum. It can be found in temperate regions, in many different areas of the world. It prefers to reside in nutrient rich soils. Its scientific name is derived from the Greek terms Caeno, meaning recent, rhabditis, meaning rod-like, and the Latin term elegans, which means elegant. It was first named by Maupas in 1900, but was not classified in the Caenorhabditis subgenus until 1952 by Osche. Caenorhabditis elegans...

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
2012-05-29 11:19:42

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1914 as the official journal of the US National Academy of Sciences. The first managing editor of the journal was mathematician Edwin Bidwell Wilson. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Inder M. Verma. PNAS is published weekly in print, and daily online in PNAS Early Edition. The first issue of PNAS was published in 1915, and the journal...

Biophysical Journal
2012-05-28 10:08:02

The Biophysical Journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published biweekly by Cell Press on behalf of the Biophysical Society. It was established in 1960. The editor-in-chief is Edward Egelman. It covers all aspects of biophysics.  It is the leading international journal for original research in molecular, cellular, and system biophysics. Modern biophysics is a broad and rapidly advancing field encompassing the study of biological structures with a focus on mechanisms at the...

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