by Elizabeth Tolchin A consortium of researchers from The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), Purdue University, and Orion Genomics is nearing its goal of finding an efficient method to isolate and sequence maize (corn) genes.
by Elizabeth Tolchin The FDA, this week, issued recommendations to researchers for planning and designing studies for the development of drugs that treat the side effects associated with smallpox vaccines.
by Elizabeth Tolchin Database tools that identify antisense genes and alternative splicing are helping drug companies weed out bad targets.
by Elizabeth Tolchin A new software tool developed specifically for HIV researchers is advancing the next wave of HIV therapeutics.
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.