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Cyanobacteria: Small candidates as great hopes for medicine and biotechnology

27-Oct-2020

In order to unlock the genetic potential of unusual cyanobacteria for the production of new active agents and to explore the potential for applications in biotechnology, the team headed by Dr Paul D'Agostino has been awarded a competitive whole-genome sequencing grant from the Joint Genome ...

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A Small Piece Of Jurassic Park

DNA extracted from insects embedded in resin

01-Oct-2020

For the first time, Senckenberg scientist Mónica Solórzano-Kraemer, together with lead authors David Peris and Kathrin Janssen of the University of Bonn and additional colleagues from Spain and Norway, successfully extracted genetic material from insects that were embedded in six- and ...

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New open source software predicts cell fate

05-Aug-2020

The study of cellular dynamics is crucial to understand how cells develop and how diseases progress. Scientist at Helmholtz Zentrum München and Technical University of Munich (TUM) created “scVelo” – a machine learning method and open source software to estimate the dynamics of gene activity in ...

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Machine learning to identify source of Salmonella

Quick identification of animal source key to stopping foodborne illness outbreaks

13-Feb-2019

A team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety in Griffin has developed a machine-learning approach that could lead to quicker identification of the animal source of certain Salmonella outbreaks. In the research, Xiangyu Deng and his colleagues used ...

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QIAGEN acquires bioinformatics company

Expanding clinical bioinformatics capabilities in molecular oncology

08-Jan-2019

QIAGEN N.V. announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire N-of-One, Inc., a privately-held U.S. molecular decision support company and pioneer in clinical interpretation services for complex genomic data. The addition of N-of-One will enable QIAGEN to significantly expand its ...

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Elevated hormone flags liver problems in mice with methylmalonic acidemia

Study findings can immediately be applied to human patients with the disease

11-Dec-2018

Researchers have discovered that a hormone, fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), is extremely elevated in mice with liver disease that mimics the same condition in patients with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA), a serious genomic disorder. Based on this finding, medical teams treating patients with ...

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Information about a gene that helps define us as humans

07-Dec-2018

University of Otago researchers have discovered information about a gene that sets primates - great apes and humans - apart from other mammals, through the study of a rare developmental brain disorder. Dr Adam O'Neill carried out the research as part of his PhD at the University of Otago, under ...

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Classifying Alzheimer's patients in 6 subgroups

"Alzheimer's, like breast cancer, is not one disease" - Shubhabrata Mukherjee

06-Dec-2018

Researchers studying Alzheimer's disease have created an approach to classify patients with Alzheimer's disease, a finding that may open the door for personalized treatments. "Alzheimer's, like breast cancer, is not one disease," said lead author Shubhabrata Mukherjee, research assistant ...

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Machine-learning driven findings uncover new cellular players in tumor microenvironment

Involvement of adipocytes in nivolumab response in ipilimumab resistant melanoma patients

18-Oct-2018

New findings presented by CytoReason reveals possible new cellular players in the tumor microenvironment that could impact the treatment process for the most in-need patients - those who have already failed to respond to ipilimumab (anti-CTLA4) immunotherapy. Once validated, the findings could ...

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A natural product that could lead to new class of commercial herbicide and drugs

The weed killer could potentially be used to find new drugs for antibacterial medicines.

17-Jul-2018

A garden can be a competitive environment. Plants and unseen microorganisms in the soil all need precious space to grow. And to gain that space, a microbe might produce and use chemicals that kill its plant competitors. But the microbe also needs immunity from its own poisons. By looking for that ...

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