by Elizabeth Tolchin By studying the effects of sugar on gene expression in "reward" regions of the rat brain, researchers found a mechanism for addiction that is similar to that for morphine addiction.
by Elizabeth Tolchin Tighter government funding may mean tough times at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) specifically for intramural research and competing grants.
by Elizabeth Tolchin The first draft of the chicken genome sequence was added to public databases this week, providing another valuable model for comparative studies. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, assembled the genome of the Red Jungle Fowl, Gallus gallus , which is the ancestor of domestic chickens ( Gallus domesticus ).
by Elizabeth Tolchin The new Task Force on Drug Importation, will be soliciting feedback from pharmaceutical and biotech corporations and scientists, which will factor into the recommendation submitted to Congress by the US Food and Drug Administration on whether to allow drug importation.
by Elizabeth Tolchin Inhibiting Aurora kinases may have potential to treat a wide range of tumor types, says a new study.
by Elizabeth Tolchin Chromatin immunoprecipitation combined with promoter microarrays helped a group of researchers map the location of three transcription factors in the pancreas and liver to identify the genes they regulate.
by Elizabeth Tolchin Two new products for small, interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting are promising reliable gene silencing for researchers in functional genomics or drug target identification, according to the companies who released the products.
Real-time PCR offers a quantitative method for viral and bacterial pathogen detection, measurement of gene expression, and mutation detection.
GenomePlex whole genome amplification (WGA) point of use kit (Rubicon Genomics, Inc.) complements Rubicon's WGA in-house service business that was launched earlier this year.
OriGene Technologies Inc. has announced the addition of the GPCR CloneSet, a designated subset of over 300 full-length human non-olfactory G protein-coupled receptors, to the TrueClone Collection product line.
Label IT®μ Array Biotin Kits (Mirus Corp.) offer a single color, chemical labeling method optimized for use in microarray applications.
Yeast shuttle vector pORF-CLONE provides cost-effective selection of clones containing long cDNA inserts with a correct open reading frame (ORF).
Ambion's pSilencer adeno 1.0-CMV System combines the advantages of adenoviral vectors with an efficient siRNA expression system. It allows easy delivery of an siRNA expressing construct into many difficult to transfect cells, including primary cells.
Immobiline DryStrip gels extend the pH range in the basic region from 10 to 11, compared to the traditional pH 3-10, yielding a broad overview of protein composition, enhancing gel resolution, and improving reproducibility of the protein pattern in the extreme basic region.
BD Qtaq DNA Polymerase Mix is a full-length Taq DNA polymerase optimized for use with BD Qzyme Assays and most other qPCR detection applications and provides increased DNA and RNA quantitation sensitivity and reproducibility in qPCR and RT-PCR.