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2014-03-14 23:01:33

The biennial Maine Creative Industries Award will go to innovators in the fight against cancer. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Today, the Maine Center for Creativity (MCC) announced the co-recipients of the 2014 Maine Creative Industries Award, a prestigious biennial honor that recognizes exceptional people and organizations who enrich Maine's growing reputation as a state where the arts and enterprise meet and flourish. Actor and cancer activist Patrick Dempsey has accepted...

Cocaine And Methamphetamine Response Differ Between Two Substrains Of 'Black 6' Laboratory Mouse
2013-12-20 06:45:36

Jackson Laboratory Researchers including Jackson Laboratory Professor Gary Churchill, Ph.D., have found a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) difference in cocaine and methamphetamine response between two substrains of the C57BL/6 or "Black 6" inbred laboratory mouse, pointing to Cyfip2 as a regulator of cocaine response with a possible role in addiction. The research team, led by Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D., of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Howard Hughes Medical...

2013-10-10 12:26:51

Jackson Laboratory CEO and Bigelow Laboratory Executive Director featured on October 12th show FALMOUTH, Maine, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In separate interviews this week with TideSmart Talk with Stevoe, a weekly radio show that takes a macro approach towards society and culture, host Steve Woods was joined by two leading Maine scientists. They discussed current research efforts at some of the world's most renowned research organizations, which also happen to be based in Maine....

2013-04-17 16:16:59

Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory have identified a molecule that prevents repair of some cancer cells, providing a potential new "genetic chemotherapy" approach to cancer treatment that could significantly reduce side effects and the development of treatment resistance compared with traditional chemotherapy. In healthy people, white blood cells called B cells (or B lymphocytes) are a kind of sophisticated tool kit, making antibodies against pathogens or other invaders. In the process...

2011-11-17 03:38:45

Like a gardener who stakes some plants and weeds out others, the brain is constantly building networks of synapses, while pruning out redundant or unneeded synapses. Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory led by Assistant Professor Zhong-wei Zhang, Ph.D., have discovered a factor in synapse-building, also showing that the building and pruning processes occur independent of each other. Mammals are born with functioning but not-yet-developed brains. After birth, external stimuli and internal...

2011-02-04 01:04:17

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Cambridge, Mass., in collaboration with Jackson Laboratory scientists, have identified a regulatory defect that drives lupus. Correcting the defect "may represent an effective therapeutic approach to systemic lupus erythematosus-like autoimmune disease," the researchers state in their research paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research team was led by Harvey Cantor, M.D., chair of the department of...

2011-01-07 09:16:00

JAX Track at Tufts Combines Training in Human Genetics, Mouse Models and Bioinformatics to Accelerate Research into Human Disease BAR HARBOR, Maine and BOSTON, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, and Tufts University School of Medicine have unveiled a new mammalian genetics track for Ph.D. students. The joint track offers students in-depth research and training at both JAX and Tufts. Combining the...

2009-06-08 07:27:59

In the battle against cancer, allies can come from unexpected sources. Research at The Jackson Laboratory has yielded a new approach to treating leukemia, one that targets leukemia-proliferating cells with drugs that are already on the market.Jackson Adjunct Professor Shaoguang Li, M.D., Ph.D., who now has a laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, led a research team that identified a gene involved with the inflammatory response that could hold the key to...

2009-06-07 12:36:18

In the battle against cancer, allies can come from unexpected sources. Research at The Jackson Laboratory has yielded a new approach to treating leukemia, one that targets leukemia-proliferating cells with drugs that are already on the market. Jackson Adjunct Professor Shaoguang Li, M.D., Ph.D., who now has a laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, led a research team that identified a gene involved with the inflammatory response that could hold the key to...

2009-01-21 16:13:21

Mice from a strain that ordinarily develops systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but bred with a deficiency in receptor for the protein Interleukin 21, stayed healthy and exhibited none of the symptoms of the disease, researchers at The Jackson Laboratory and National Institutes of Health report. SLE is an autoimmune disease, with symptoms of varying severity including include painful or swollen joints, unexplained fever and extreme fatigue. An estimated 2 million Americans --nine out of 10 of...