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UK's TSB provides £347,000 for project to optimise gene library assembly technology

UK's TSB provides £347,000 for project to optimise gene library assembly technology

Today, Monday 30th June, 2014, Isogenica, Cambridge UK and Imperial College London secure funding from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the UK's innovation agency, for a £347,000 project to optimise a gene library assembly technology for potential use in synthetic biology. [More]
Gene study reveals the root of language development in humans

Gene study reveals the root of language development in humans

The evolution of language in humans continues to perplex scientists and linguists who study how humans learn to communicate. [More]
Sociologists to discuss economic inequality at ASA's Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Sociologists to discuss economic inequality at ASA's Annual Meeting in San Francisco

More than 5,000 sociologists will convene in San Francisco this August to explore ideas and scientific research relating to economic inequality and many other topics, as part of the American Sociological Association's 109th Annual Meeting. This year's theme, "Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals," draws attention to the many ways in which inequality reverberates throughout American society and the world. [More]
Personalized antibiotic therapy can help fight antibiotic-resistant infections

Personalized antibiotic therapy can help fight antibiotic-resistant infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned last fall that the U.S. faces "potentially catastrophic consequences" if it doesn't act quickly to combat the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant infections, which kill about 23,000 Americans a year. [More]
Interactions with other infections can trigger herpes virus to reactivate, shows research

Interactions with other infections can trigger herpes virus to reactivate, shows research

The famous slogan is "A diamond is forever," but that phrase might be better suited to herpes: Unlike most viruses, which succumb to the immune system's attack, herpes remains in the body forever, lying in wait, sometimes reactivating years later. [More]
Applying math to study cell migration and dynamics of organisms

Applying math to study cell migration and dynamics of organisms

Cell migration, which is involved in wound healing, cancer and tumor growth, and embryonic growth and development, has been a topic of interest to mathematicians and biologists for decades. [More]

New wound treatment with material leads to faster healing, prevents harmful bacteria from sticking

As many patients know, treating wounds has become far more sophisticated than sewing stitches and applying gauze, but dressings still have shortcomings. [More]
Women who give birth later in life tend to live longer

Women who give birth later in life tend to live longer

Women who are able to naturally have children later in life tend to live longer and the genetic variants that allow them to do so might also facilitate exceptionally long life spans. [More]
Researchers discover primordial cancer in primitive and evolutionary old animals

Researchers discover primordial cancer in primitive and evolutionary old animals

Every year around 450,000 people in Germany are diagnosed with cancer. Each one of them dreams of a victory in the battle against it. [More]
Study: Cohesin mutations are common in melanoma and bladder cancer

Study: Cohesin mutations are common in melanoma and bladder cancer

Massive sequencing of cancer genomes brings to light new genes every day that could be involved in the process of tumour formation. [More]
Ligand Pharmaceuticals, TG Therapeutics sign global license agreement for IRAK-4 inhibitors

Ligand Pharmaceuticals, TG Therapeutics sign global license agreement for IRAK-4 inhibitors

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated announced the signing of an exclusive global license agreement with TG Therapeutics, Inc. for the development and commercialization of Ligand's Interleukin-1 Receptor Associated Kinase-4 (IRAK-4) inhibitors. [More]
SCLC tumours replicated in mice from patients' CTCs

SCLC tumours replicated in mice from patients' CTCs

Scientists have used circulating tumour cells taken from patients with small-cell lung cancer to grow explant tumours in mice that retain the original’s morphological and genetic characteristics. [More]
Researchers adapt mathematical tool to help control malaria and other infectious diseases

Researchers adapt mathematical tool to help control malaria and other infectious diseases

A mathematical tool used by the Metropolitan Police and FBI has been adapted by researchers at Queen Mary University of London to help control outbreaks of malaria, and has the potential to target other infectious diseases. [More]

Peakdale Molecular reports significant growth in demand for its medicinal chemistry services

Peakdale Molecular, a leading UK provider of medicinal chemistry and chemistry services, is celebrating its most successful year ever for revenues and earnings since the company’s inception in 1992. [More]
Fragile Y hypothesis explains the factors behind chromosome loss

Fragile Y hypothesis explains the factors behind chromosome loss

A UT Arlington research team says their study of genetic information from more than 4,000 beetle species has yielded a new theory about why some species lose their Y chromosome and others, such as humans, hang on to it. [More]
Entomologists develop chromosome map to find ways to prevent dengue fever, yellow fever

Entomologists develop chromosome map to find ways to prevent dengue fever, yellow fever

Virginia Tech entomologists have developed a chromosome map for about half of the genome of the mosquito Aedes agypti, the major carrier of dengue fever and yellow fever. [More]
Special issue explores trends related to unmet need for contraception

Special issue explores trends related to unmet need for contraception

Studies in Family Planning, a leading journal published by the Population Council, released "Unmet Need for Family Planning"-a special issue featuring ten articles, including a comprehensive introduction to the topic of unmet need. [More]
A new approach to treating whipworm infections

A new approach to treating whipworm infections

Researchers have deduced essential biological and genetic information from the genome sequence of the whipworm, an intestinal parasitic worm that infects hundreds of millions of people in developing countries. [More]
Genomic study reveals striking contrasts that may aid disease prevention

Genomic study reveals striking contrasts that may aid disease prevention

Virginia Tech entomologists have developed a chromosome map for about half of the genome of the mosquito Aedes agypti, the major carrier of dengue fever and yellow fever. [More]
Evolution of multiple sclerosis treatments: an interview with Mike Panzara, Head of MS & Neurology Clinical Development, Genzyme

Evolution of multiple sclerosis treatments: an interview with Mike Panzara, Head of MS & Neurology Clinical Development, Genzyme

The last 20 years have been defined by progress and innovation in the multiple sclerosis (MS) field, with now 10 approved treatment options available for people living with relapsing MS, the most common form of the disease. [More]