Source: Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
Source: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Listing of drug developments and approvals
Source: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
Oncologists need a new test for prostate cancer the most common form of cancer diagnosed in American males over the age of 50. Any male tested for prostate cancer, though, knows that an oncologist can measure the level of prostate-specific antigen, or PSA.
ArrayAssist Copy Number Software (Stratagene) is a guided workflow system that enables researchers to manipulate and analyze the massive data sets generated by chromosomal copy number microarrays.
TissueScan is a panel of normalized cDNAs from cancer tissues at various stages of progression. Scientists can quickly obtain a gene expression profile or a SNP profile across 200 cancer tissues using simple, real-time PCR with gene-specific or SNP-specific primers.
New reagents offer an advance in the detection of human regulatory T (Treg) cells, a key cell type involved in cell and tissue transplantation, cancer immunotherapy and autoimmune disease research.
Research studies have shown Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is present in most cervical cancer. Some recent research studies have shown that HPV testing may be more sensitive than traditional Pap smears at detecting precancerous lesions of the cervix.
Source: Cancer Research Institute, New York
Source: Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Listing of collaborations, acquisitions, and mergers
Source: Ohio State University, Columbus
Source: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, London, UK
Source: The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, Calif.
Source: The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia
Listing of awarded and available funding
Source: International Genomics Consortium, Phoenix, Ariz.
Source: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
Source: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
Listing of licensing and service agreements
In 2002, RNA came out from under DNA's shadow with the discovery that a class of molecules called small RNAs control significant aspects of a gene's behavior; instead of coding for proteins, they control the transcription and translation of the RNAs that do.
Imaging systems used for Western blot analysis are often described as 'quantitative'. While it is true that the instrumentation used to image the blots does acquire signal in a quantitative way, data produced by these systems can only be quantitative if the signal generated by the chemistry is proportional to the amount of sample on the blot in a linear fashion.
Using human cells, GreenScreen HC, an in vitro mammalian cell assay suitable for high-throughput screening, has a combination of sensitivity and specificity, making it an accurate early predictor of genotoxic carcinogenicity.