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2012-01-10 10:00:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine prominent science institutions have joined Bio Careers, the nation's leading online job board and careers site for graduate level life science professionals. In total, Bio Careers now has 40 institutional members, all among the top graduate programs in the life sciences. Brandeis, Florida State, Gladstone Institute, Purdue, Stony Brook, Louisville, Rochester, University of Texas Medical Branch, and Virginia Commonwealth...

2011-12-22 15:42:35

New research illustrates how the genome adapts to a transposon invasion Small, mobile sequences of DNA left over from viruses, called transposons or "jumping genes" because of their ability to move around the genome, pose a significant threat to the genetic integrity and stability of an organism. Considered genetic parasites, these transposable elements are believed to comprise as much as 50 percent of the human genome. Because of the damage transposons can do to an organism's DNA, an...

2011-12-21 11:30:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and WORCESTER, Mass., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care system in Central and Western Massachusetts and the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School have entered into a clinical collaboration to enhance access to high quality health care services in Central Massachusetts. The agreement is MinuteClinic's first clinical...

2011-12-15 17:33:38

Community-based Lawrence Latino Diabetes Prevention Project teaches healthy food choices An inexpensive, culturally sensitive diabetes prevention program created by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School reduced pre-diabetes indicators in a Latino population at risk for developing diabetes. Results of this three-year study, which were published online in the American Journal of Public Health, are significant because they replicate results of earlier studies that were...

2011-12-12 19:00:00

Project will link a smart phone, glucose meter, and scale to help people manage their diabetes. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 An interdisciplinary research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received a $1.2 million award from the National Science Foundation to develop a smart phone application that will help people with advanced diabetes and foot ulcers better manage their disease. The four-year project will be organized through WPIâs Healthcare...

2011-12-12 01:00:00

LONDON, December 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Silence Therapeutics plc [http://www.silencetherapeutics.com ] (AIM: SLN) ("Silence" or the "Company"), a leading global RNA interference (RNAi [http://www.silencetherapeutics.com/content/scienceofrnai/overview.htm ]) therapeutics company, announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has completed its reexamination of four key RNAi patents that form part of the foundational "Zamore Design Rule" patent families....

Researchers Sequence Monarch Butterfly's Genome
2011-11-24 06:10:14

Scientists have reported for the first time ever the genomic sequence of the iconic Monarch Butterfly in the journal Cell. The Monarch butterfly is mostly famous for its migration of 2,000 miles from North America to central Mexico every fall. The new genome is the first for any butterfly, and is also the first complete genome of any long-distance migrant. "With this genome sequence in hand, we now have an overwhelming number of opportunities to understand the genetic and molecular...

2011-11-21 09:30:00

Strategic collaboration agreement will bring scientists together to work toward new biologic options for cancer and other diseases ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders from the University of Michigan Medical School and MedImmune, the global biologics arm of AstraZeneca, have signed a new agreement to work together on a broad range of projects. The three-year strategic collaboration will bring scientists from one of the nation's top medical research...

2011-11-21 09:16:00

Ripple effect of $319.7M in NIH grants, together with other research funding, could produce nearly $1.2 billion in economic activity ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research at the University of Michigan Medical School brought hundreds of millions of dollars into the state of Michigan in the last year - and could have a total economic impact of nearly $1.2 billion, new data show. The school rose to sixth among all medical schools in terms of total funding from...

2011-11-07 19:54:23

Analysis reveals overlap between genetic and epigenetic risk maps of autism Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are the first to map epigenetic changes in neurons from the brains of individuals with autism, providing empirical evidence that epigenetic alterations–changes in gene expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence–may play an important role in the disease. Analysis of these variations revealed hundreds of...