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FDA Offers Plan for Developing Drugs to Treat Smallpox Vaccine Side Effects 3/9/04

March 9, 2004 12:39 pm | Articles | Comments

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.


An Old Dog Uses New Tricks in Target Discovery 03/08/04

March 8, 2004 10:46 am | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin Database tools that identify antisense genes and alternative splicing are helping drug companies weed out bad targets.


Genetic Database Supports Next Wave of HIV Therapy 3/5/04

March 5, 2004 12:24 pm | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin A new software tool developed specifically for HIV researchers is advancing the next wave of HIV therapeutics.


QPCR Shows Addictive Power of Sugar 03/04/04

March 4, 2004 11:25 am | Articles | Comments

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.


Smaller Increases in NCI Budget Means Cuts for New Grants 3/3/04

March 3, 2004 11:55 am | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin Tighter government funding may mean tough times at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) specifically for intramural research and competing grants.


Cock-A-Doodle-Done: Chicken Genome Assembled and Published 3/2/04

March 2, 2004 11:39 am | Articles | Comments

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 ).

Pharmas and Scientists Will Get a Say on Drug Importation 3/1/04

March 1, 2004 12:35 pm | Articles | Comments

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.


Aurora Kinases May Have Target Value in Oncology 2/27/04

February 27, 2004 12:19 pm | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin Inhibiting Aurora kinases may have potential to treat a wide range of tumor types, says a new study.


Microarrays Help Map Transcription Factors of Disease on a Genomic Scale 2/26/04

February 26, 2004 11:03 am | Articles | Comments

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.

New Products for siRNA Gene Silencing Released 2/25/04

February 25, 2004 5:46 am | Articles | Comments

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.


Ex Taq Polymerase For Real-Time PCR

February 24, 2004 8:38 am | Articles | Comments

Real-time PCR offers a quantitative method for viral and bacterial pathogen detection, measurement of gene expression, and mutation detection.

Whole Genome Amplification Kit

February 24, 2004 8:38 am | Articles | Comments

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.


GPCR Clones

February 24, 2004 8:38 am | Articles | Comments

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.


Microarray Labeling

February 24, 2004 8:38 am | Articles | Comments

Label IT®μ Array Biotin Kits (Mirus Corp.) offer a single color, chemical labeling method optimized for use in microarray applications.

Yeast Shuttle Vector

February 24, 2004 8:38 am | Articles | Comments

Yeast shuttle vector pORF-CLONE provides cost-effective selection of clones containing long cDNA inserts with a correct open reading frame (ORF).


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