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2011-03-17 21:08:28

Systems biology is a holistic approach to the study of how a living organism emerges from the interactions of the individual elements that make up its constituent cells. Embracing a broad range of disciplines, this field of science that is just beginning to come into public prominence holds promise for advances in a number of important areas, including safer, more effective pharmaceuticals, improved environmental remediation, and clean, green, sustainable energy. However, the most profound...

2011-03-14 17:05:00

SEATTLE, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a bold plan for scientific expansion and leadership for the future, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (Seattle BioMed) today announced that it will integrate a systems biology approach with its global infectious disease research. Systems biology pioneer and renowned immunologist Alan Aderem, Ph.D., will join the Institute as Director to guide the implementation of this revolutionary approach, positioning Seattle BioMed as the only institute...

2011-03-08 15:23:04

Metabolomics is a post-genomic research field for analysis of low molecular weight compounds in biological systems, and its approaches offer an analysis of metabolite level changes in biological samples. Recently, metabolomic method has shown great potentials in identifying the new diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets for cancers. However, metabolomic studies on cancer metastasis remain scarce. A research article to be published on February 14, 2011 in the World Journal of...

2011-03-02 09:02:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Berg Biosystems, LLC (Berg) and GNS Healthcare, Inc. (GNS), a subsidiary of Via Science, today announced that they have entered into a joint venture named MAP Biosystems, LLC (MAP) to combine their unique capabilities to accelerate advancements in critical biomedical research. MAP will utilize a combination of Berg's novel Interrogative Biology(TM) drug discovery platform, and GNS's patented supercomputer-driven REFS(TM) modeling and...

2011-02-24 23:37:54

After three years of exhaustive analysis led by a University of Alberta researcher, the list of known compounds in human blood has exploded from just a handful to more than 4,000. "Right now a medical doctor analyzing the blood of an ailing patient looks at something like 10 to 20 chemicals," said U of A biochemist David Wishart. "We've identified 4,229 blood chemicals that doctors can potentially look at to diagnose and treat health problems." Blood chemicals, or metabolites, are routinely...

2011-01-26 12:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, announced today it has been awarded a grant by the Department of Energy (DOE) to expand its MetaCyc database and enhance its Pathway Tools software. This project will give SRI's bioinformatics tools even greater utility in the emerging area of bioenergy, or renewable energy derived from biological sources. SRI will expand its MetaCyc database to include...

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2010-12-16 15:05:00

The White House announced on Thursday that the controversial field of synthetic biology poses limited risks and should be allowed to proceed. An expert panel convened by President Barack Obama advised vigilance and self-regulation as scientists seek ways to create new organisms that could spark useful innovations in clean energy, pollution control and medicine. The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues said in its first report that it "concluded that synthetic biology...

2010-12-16 13:28:12

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues today released its first report"”a wide-ranging review of the emerging field of synthetic biology"”issuing 18 recommendations including a call for coordinated federal oversight of scientists working in both large institutions and smaller settings. The panel, comprised of 13 scientists, ethicists, and public policy experts, said that the very newness of the science, which involves the design and construction of...

2010-12-15 23:01:00

ROCKVILLE, Md. and LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) commends the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Commission) for their extensive work that resulted in their report on the ethical and societal issues raised by synthetic biology and genomics. We believe that the Commission's report is comprehensive and that their recommendations are wise, warranted and restrained which will help to ensure that this...

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2010-12-15 07:39:50

Genetically modified cells can be made to communicate with each other as if they were electronic circuits. Using yeast cells, a group of researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has taken a groundbreaking step towards being able to build complex systems in the future where the body's own cells help to keep us healthy. The study was presented recently in an article in the scientific journal Nature. "Even though engineered cells can't do the same job as a real computer, our study...


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