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Is circovirus DNA infectious? by Vincent Racaniello Posted Fri 26 Mar 2010 12:00am The US Food and Drug Administration does not want Rotarix, the rotavirus vaccine, to be used because it contains porcine circovirus 1 DNA . If complete copies of the circovirus genome were present, would they constitute a potential threat to recipients? Put another way, is circovirus DNA infectious ? Here is the information you need to ans ... Read on »
NYIT Professor Discovers Next Generation of DNA and RNA Microarrays brings hopes of personalized medicine by Albin P. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 6:59pm A novel invention developed by a scientist from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) could revolutionize biological and clinical research and may lead to treatments for cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and genetic and infectious diseases. The invention allows the immobilisation of intact. double-stranded, multi-stranded or alternati ... Read on »
Porcine circovirus DNA in rotavirus vaccine by Vincent Racaniello Posted Mon 22 Mar 2010 12:00am The US Food and Drug Administration has recommended that administration of the Rotarix vaccine, which protects against rotavirus infection, be suspended. This action comes after an independent research group found that the vaccine contains DNA of porcine circovirus type 1. Rotaviruses are the single leading cause of diarrhea in infants a ... Read on »
Health Headlines - October 23 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Oct 2009 10:02pm Researchers Report Successful Womb Transplants in Rabbits Research in rabbits suggest that the world's first successful human womb transplant could be achieved within two years, according to British researchers. They found a way to transplant a womb with a regular blood supply so that it lasts long enough to carry a pregnancy,BBC Newsreport ... Read on »
Drug Combination of DNA Topoisomerase I (TOP1) Inhibitors and Extracellular ATP Produces a Significant Increase in Beneficial An by Posted Wed 20 Oct 2010 8:00pm Description of Invention: DNA topoisomerase inhibitors are a category of drugs used for cancer therapy. DNA topoisomerase 1 (TOP1) inhibitors, such as Camptothecin (CPT) and its structurally related analogues, bind to the TOP1 complex and prevent the religation of the single strand DNA molecules, ultimately leading to cell de ... Read on »
Unexpected endogenous viruses by Vincent Racaniello Posted Fri 10 Dec 2010 12:00am During the replication of retroviruses, a double-stranded DNA copy of the viral RNA genome is synthesized by reverse transcription and integrated into the genomes of the infected cell. When retroviral DNA is integrated into the DNA of germ line cells, it is passed on to future generations in Mendelian fashion as an endogenous provirus. Until ... Read on »
Helicos Files Patent Infringement Law Suit against Pacific Biosciences by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 31 Aug 2010 11:50pm Helicos when they started out was one of the major companies exploring genomics and over the years the competition has heated up.  From earlier this year Pacific BioSciences made their announcement on the 15 minutes sequence.  Pacific BioSciences also backing from Intel.  A couple years ago I spoke with the Chief Science Office at Heli ... Read on »
A step forward in understanding the BRCA2 ‘cancer gene’ by Cancer Research UK Patient Expert Posted Fri 27 Aug 2010 12:00am Reconstructing proteins in the lab is a challenging task Imagine you’ve entered a contest to cook the world’s biggest ball of spaghetti. You have to meet the following criteria: the ball has to be made of a single spaghetti strand; the strand has to be entwined in a very exact way; and you have to be able to pick up the ball with ... Read on »
Frontal linear scleroderma (en coup de sabre) by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm 1 Comment By Kenneth A Katz MD MSc Abstract En coup de sabre is a type of linear scleroderma that presents on the frontal or frontoparietal scalp. The case of a 54-year-old woman with a 3 and one-half year history of en coup de sabre is presented. The clinical presentation, laboratory findings, epidemiology, etiologic hypotheses, and treatment optio ... Read on »
Carbon nanotubes show promise for high-speed genetic sequencing by Brian Ahier Posted Sat 02 Jan 2010 10:51pm Faster sequencing of DNA holds enormous potential for biology and medicine, particularly for personalized diagnosis and customized treatment based on each individual's genomic makeup. At present however, sequencing technology remains cumbersome and cost prohibitive for most clinical applications, though this may be changing, thanks to a range of ... Read on »