On March 3-4, 2014, NHGRI will sponsor Research Directions in Genetically-Mediated Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis at Building 31 on the NIH Main Campus. The workshop aims to review current knowledge of the surveillance, pathogenesis and treatment of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (SJS/TEN); examine the role of genomi […]
January's Genome Advance of the Month describes two studies, published in Nature and Nature Biotechnology, which examine the ways researchers are using CRISPR-Cas9, a new tool that studies the genome by changing specific genes or groups of genes.
Nearly 20 papers published online in 2014 highlight research on the use of DNA biorepositories and electronic medical records (EMRs) to understand the underlying genomics of disease. The papers appeared in Frontiers in Genetics and were co-authored by members of the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, which is supported by NHGRI.
Mapping the Microbes in New York City’s Subway SystemResearchers created a detailed map of bacterial diversity throughout New York City. The findings could aid surveillance of disease, bioterrorism threats, and health management.
In an effort to better promote discovery science and engineering to a wider range of audiences, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has launched three new multimedia communications vehicles: a video interview series with NSF-funded scientists and program officers; a conversational style feature article; and a video weekend wrap-up of NSF-funded science new […]
The technology behind the camera that revealed the intricate, imperfect beauty of snowflakes can now expose their potential danger. About three years ago, a new high-speed camera system captured freefalling ice crystals so well it might as well be yelling "freeze!". Developed at the University of Utah with support from the National Science Foundati […]
MIT roboticists are developing smart assembly line robots that will learn from experience working alongside humans Full story at http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/robotcolleagues.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51This is an NSF News item.
A new cognitive behavioral therapy designed to treat both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders is the focus of research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School.
In an advance that may potentially lead to new treatments for parasitic hookworms, scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Cornell University have sequenced the genome of the hookworm, Ancylostoma ceylanicum.
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