In this month's The Genomics Landscape, I discuss the NHGRI-EBI Genome-Wide Association Studies Catalog, which was started at NHGRI and is now housed at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in the United Kingdom. There's also news about G2C2, Genome Unlocking Life's Code and an NHGRI Staff visit to NASA!
To celebrate National DNA Day, middle and high school biology students created DNA Day-related Pinterest boards. The results are in: See the top seven boards in the 2015 Pinterest Challenge from six states and from the Republic of Botswana. Each of these classes will receive a certificate of recognition and a set of learning tools. Go to:
Iceland can conjure thoughts of geothermal spas and moonlike landscapes, but not large-scale genomic studies. Last month, a research team at deCODE genetics announced findings based on whole genome sequence information of 2,636 Icelanders and genotypic information of 104,220 other Icelanders. The March Genome Advance of the Month focuses on some interesting […]
Devices Assess Cancer Drugs in Tumors Two devices, developed independently, can gauge how tumors respond to various drugs. With further development, they could help determine ideal individual treatments.
Structure of a Key Blood Pressure RegulatorScientists revealed the molecular structure of a key target for blood pressure medications. The findings may aid the development of blood pressure drugs with fewer side effects.
Lipid Nanoparticle Therapeutic Treats Ebola in MonkeysA newly designed agent was effective in treating monkeys infected with a deadly Ebola virus strain. The therapy is now being tested in Sierra Leone in people infected with Ebola.
The National Science Board (NSB) will meet May 5-6, 2015, to address science and engineering policy of interest to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Members of the media and the public are invited to public portions of the meeting. The meeting will also be webcast. Open session highlights include: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (Room 1235)
Environmental engineers play vital role in determining next steps to safeguard drinking water Full story at http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/capefearwatershed.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51This is an NSF News item.
Obesity is a serious health problem affecting approximately one-third of the adult population in the United States. Obese individuals have an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, including hypertension. A recent study led by a University of Missouri researcher has identified the enzyme responsible for obesity-related hypertension -- a findi […]
Adults who experienced multiple incidents of childhood maltreatment were more than two times as likely to have trouble sleeping than their counterparts who were not maltreated during childhood, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, and Western University.
Protein Sciences Corporation, along with The Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home, announced a new partnership today that will bring Flublok influenza vaccine to home health and hospice agencies across the state. As a new affinity partner of CTH@H, Protein Sciences will make Flublok available to CTH@H member agencies for the 2015/16 flu season. […]
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