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Mouse Cancer Genome Unveils Genetic Errors in Human Cancers

March 24, 2011 11:57 am | News | Comments

Scientists who pioneered sequencing the genomes of cancer patients to find novel genetic changes at the root of the disease now have turned their attention to a laboratory workhorse—a mouse.

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First Look at Full Multiple Myeloma Genome

March 24, 2011 11:54 am | News | Comments

Scientists have unveiled the most comprehensive picture to date of the full genetic blueprint of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. A study of the genomes from 38 cancer samples has yielded new and unexpected insights.

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New Pill Prevents Type 2 Diabetes

March 24, 2011 11:50 am | News | Comments

A pill taken once a day in the morning prevented type 2 diabetes in more than 70 percent of individuals whose obesity, ethnicity and other markers put them at highest risk for the disease

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Two New Targets for Melanoma Therapies

March 24, 2011 11:48 am | News | Comments

The latest clues suggesting potential new ways to treat melanoma come from an unlikely source: fish. Zebrafish don't get sunburns, but they can get skin cancer – at least those fish that have been engineered to model the often deadly human cancer.

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Almac And Exco Working Together

March 24, 2011 11:41 am | News | Comments

The Almac Group and Exco InTouch announced that Almac’s Clinical Technologies business unit has formed a patient management alliance with Exco InTouch, an innovative firm specializing in patient recruitment, retention, compliance and ePRO services.

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ProImmune Receives GLP Certification

March 24, 2011 11:37 am | News | Comments

ProImmune Ltd. announced that it has been accepted into the UK GLP compliance monitoring program by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency formally confirming ProImmune’s compliance with GLP.

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Peptide Workstation

March 24, 2011 7:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Biotage, a supplier of tools and technology for medicinal, analytical, and peptide chemistry, introduced the Biotage Initiator Peptide Workstation for manual microwave-assisted peptide synthesis.

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qPCR Assays

March 24, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) now offers PrimeTime Pre-designed qPCR Assays which are guaranteed to work for human, mouse, and rat transcriptomes.

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Diaphragm Pumps

March 24, 2011 7:52 am | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

KNF LABOPORT Filtration Series diaphragm pumps provide ideal solutions for a wide range of applications in the lab, including flask filtration, vacuum blotting, vacuum manifold, and vacuum desiccation.

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RFID-Enabled Refrigerator

March 24, 2011 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Terso Solutions, Inc. has expanded its line of RFID-enabled enclosures with the addition of a refrigerator that is well-suited for hospital and laboratory inventory management.

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Gentel-VARI Awarded Glycosylation Patent

March 24, 2011 7:45 am | News | Comments

Gentel Biosciences and Van Andel Research Institute jointly announced the granting of U.S. Patent 7,838,634 for a new method to profile changes in the glycosylation of proteins captured on the surface of an antibody array slide.

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PerkinElmer to Buy CambridgeSoft

March 24, 2011 7:42 am | News | Comments

PerkinElmer, Inc., a global company focused on health and safety, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CambridgeSoft Corporation, and has completed the purchase of ArtusLabs, Inc.

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Bird Embryo Provides Insight Into Cancer and Wound Healing

March 24, 2011 7:40 am | News | Comments

Avian embryos could join the list of model organisms used to study a specific type of cell migration called epiboly, thanks to the results of a study published this month in the journal Developmental Dynamics.

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Telomerase Inhibitor Also A Key Tumor Suppressor

March 24, 2011 7:36 am | News | Comments

It's been nearly 10 years since PinX1, the first potent endogenous protein shown to inhibit telomerase in mammals, was discovered. Now scientists have discovered a vitally important new function for this telomerase inhibitor.

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Prosensa Releases PRO051 Results

March 24, 2011 7:25 am | News | Comments

Prosensa, a biopharmaceutical company focusing on RNA modulating therapeutics, announces the publication of results from a phase 1/2 and 12-week extension study of its lead product, PRO051 for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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