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Genome to Life grants awarded

By | July 30, 2002

US Department of Energy gives $103 million for study of microbial systems biology and bugs that could help environment.

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Looking to stem cells

By | July 30, 2002

derived stem cells can be used to restore sight and prevent vision loss in mice.

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Nematode immunity

By | July 30, 2002

Genetic analysis reveals a pathway involved in innate immunity that is conserved from worms to man.

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Bioterrorism papers under scrutiny

By | July 29, 2002

American Society for Microbiology president calls for meeting to discuss withholding of critical data by journals

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Deletion bank

By | July 29, 2002

Yeast researchers have created a collection of mutants in which each gene has been systematically deleted.

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Local gene therapy for heart failure

By | July 29, 2002

Recombinant adeno-associated viral gene therapy can treat progressive dilated cardiomyopathy and associated heart failure.

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Pufferfish genome sequenced

By | July 26, 2002

, demonstrates the effectiveness of studying compact vertebrate genomes.

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Hope of protection against prion diseases

By | July 25, 2002

Molecules that stimulate innate immunity can offer postexposure prophylaxis against prion disease in mice.

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Mitochondrial disease genes in yeast

By | July 25, 2002

A yeast screen for growth characteristics identifies a large number of genes linked to mitochondrial function, and perhaps to human mitochondrial diseases.

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UK's Lords seek changes in animal testing

By | July 25, 2002

A House of Lords report supports the use of animals in research but calls for greater efforts to seek alternatives.

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