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Assigning Functions Through Genetic Networks 12/19/03

December 19, 2003 10:59 am | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin Under the hypothesis that 'conserved coexpression' could serve as an indicator of gene function on a genomic level, a team from Israel developed a model for comparing gene expression data and genomic sequence information across several different species at once.

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Web Site Advises Best Sample Size 12/18/03

December 19, 2003 6:04 am | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin Some of the trial and error in designing gene expression experiments can be avoided, yielding faster and cheaper results, thanks to a new online resource.

Imaged Virus Reveals Production Mechanism 12/17/03

December 17, 2003 11:16 am | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin Cryo-electron microscopy helped determine the structure of a reovirus (respiratory enteric orphan virus) down to the 7.6-angstrom scale. The structure provides a clearer understanding of how the reovirus reproduces in cells.

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Intoxication Controlled by "Slowpoke" Gene 12/16/03

December 16, 2003 10:22 am | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin Whether you toast your holiday celebrations with eggnog, champagne, or Manischewitz wine, you might expect the alcohol in these beverages to have an intoxicating effect. However, that may not always be true.

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Knowledge Management Made Free 12/15/03

December 15, 2003 12:17 pm | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin Software developer 3rd Millennium is releasing its Data Centric Knowledge Management System for biotech and pharmaceutical R&D to the public. The software, which allows the centralization and sharing of research data, can now be downloaded for free.

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Mouse Model Achieved for Pancreatic Cancer 12/12/03

December 12, 2003 12:00 pm | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin Boston researchers successfully created a mouse model for pancreatic cancer that approximates the behavior of the disease in humans.

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Alzheimer's Research Thriving, Says Report 12/11/03

December 11, 2003 8:17 am | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin A new report by market consultants Frost & Sullivan examines the US market for Alzheimer's disease drugs over the next five to seven years and finds that despite many setbacks, Alzheimer drug research and development is thriving.

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RNA Expression Analysis & mdash; Gene Selection To Validated Assay

December 11, 2003 7:03 am | Articles | Comments

Pentadot Plus™, from High Throughput Genomics, enables rapid and accurate quantification of RNA expression levels in cells treated with potential new drugs.

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Human Whole-Genome Array (2201)

December 11, 2003 7:00 am | Articles | Comments

Whole-genome human array is composed of almost 200,000 long oligo probes (60 mers), with an average coverage of 5 probes per gene. The chip designs are currently being used for gene expression analysis and comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) studies.

Array-Ready Oligos For Human And Mouse Genomes

December 11, 2003 7:00 am | Articles | Comments

QIAGEN has released Version 3.0 Array-Ready Oligo Sets™ (AROS) for the Human and Mouse Genomes. Human AROS V3.0 contains 34,580 70 mer probes, representing 24,650 genes and 37,123 gene transcripts. Mouse AROS V3.

Slide-Based Array (2197)

December 11, 2003 7:00 am | Articles | Comments

ProPlate™ integrates microscope slide based array technology and automated microplate processing. Sixteen-well module seals to any slide surface without the use of adhesive, forming leak-proof wells to isolate up to 64 microarrays per plate.

High Density Mouse Array

December 11, 2003 7:00 am | Articles | Comments

CodeLink™ UniSet™ Mouse 20K I Bioarray enables the study of gene expression across much of the mouse genome in a single experiment for drug target identification, pathway characterization, and drug effect predictions.

Modular Benchtop Fermentor

December 11, 2003 6:58 am | Articles | Comments

The Biostat® i modular bioprocess system is comprised of the Biostat i twin controller; the Biostat i interface; and either stirred tank or spinner flask culture vessels. The Biostat i twin controller allows two vessels to be controlled simultaneously.

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Gene Expression Arrays

December 11, 2003 6:58 am | Articles | Comments

Currently available for moderate (eight samples per array) and high (96 samples per array) sample throughput needs, Illumina gene expression arrays allow the analysis of up to 1,500 genes per sample. Expression data show strong correlation with qPCR.

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Conical Centrifuge Tubes With One-Hand Closure

December 11, 2003 6:58 am | Articles | Comments

New NUNC™ EZFlip™ 15 and 50 ml conical centrifuge tubes can bs used in protein and DNA precipitation, subcellular fractionation, sample storage, and cell pelleting of all types. Patented hinged-cap closure system allows for easy, single-handed opening.

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