Basel, Switzerland (Scicasts) - Genedata, a provider of in silico solutions for pharmaceutical R&D and related life sciences, has announced a collaboration with the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, to study the effects of air pollution on asthma bronchiale in young children. Genedata will examine the study data and apply Genedata Expressionist to process and analyze transcriptomics data in conjunction with genetic polymorphism and clinical data.
Victoria, BC, Canada and Aarhus, Denmark (Scicasts) - GenoLogics and CLC bio have unveiled that they will provide an end-to-end informatics and analysis solution, optimized for Next Generation Sequencing research that addresses both lab and data management and data analysis all within one integrated system.
Abingdon, UK (Scicasts) - Toumaz Technology, a provider of ultra-low power wireless infrastructure for body monitoring solutions, has announced availability of the Sensium Life Pebble – a non-intrusive, body-worn wireless vital signs monitor that delivers real-time, high-quality data for healthcare applications.
Carlsbad, CA (Scicasts) - Applied Biosystems, part of Life Technologies Corporation has announced the global commercial availability of a new capillary electrophoresis (CE) sequencing system.
Los Alamos, New Mexico (Scicasts) - A team of geneticists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, together with a consortium of international researchers, has recently proposed a set of standards designed to elucidate the quality of publicly available genetic sequencing information. The new standards could eventually allow genetic researchers to develop vaccines more efficiently or help public health or security personnel more quickly respond to potential public-health emergencies.
Mountain View, CA (Scicasts) – According to Twitter's official blog posts, search engine giants Google and Bing are to include Twitter's user posts (or tweets) in their search listings. Twitter's real-time updates have proven to be not only an effective communication tool for users that wish to share their thoughts and comments, but also as an effective source of data, news and whatever that is happening right now in a given topic.
Washington, DC (Scicasts) – A new study from conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project found that 19% of U.S. Internet users now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others. The company says these figures represent a significant increase over previous surveys in December 2008 and April 2009, when 11% of Internet users said they use a status-update service.
Gainesville, FL, (Scicasts) - According to a report from the University of Florida, the Institute, along with and collaborators at Cornell University, Indiana University, Weill Cornell Medical College, Washington University in St. Louis, the Scripps Research Institute and the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, has been awarded $12.2 million by the National Center for Research Resources to establish a national science network.
Ann Arbor, MI (Scicasts) - Genomatix Software, a provider of solutions for the comprehensive analysis of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data, has announced that the Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences (NCMLS) installed a Genomatix Genome Analyzer (GGA) at Henk Stunnenberg´s lab. Henk Stunnenberg, a pioneer in transcription factor analysis and epigenetic research, is full professor, head of the Department of Molecular Biology, and a member of EMBO.
Chevy Chase, MD (Scicasts) - Scientists have, according to a report from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), diagnosed a genetic disease by completely sequencing all of a patient’s genes. Using high-throughput DNA sequencing technology, the researchers successfully identified a gene mutation that was responsible for the patient’s disease, but had not been suspected based on clinical observations.
MARLBOROUGH, MA (Scicasts) – According to a new statistical analysis conducted by Chitika online ad network, Twitter users (or Twitterers) look mainly for news content posted by other users and publishers on the network.
Hinxton, UK (Scicasts) - In research article published earlier this month by Nature, an international team of researchers describes the finest map of changes to the structure of human genomes and a resource they have developed for researchers worldwide to look at the role of these changes in human disease. The team also identify 75 'jumping genes' - regions of our genome that can be found in more than one location in some individuals.
Copenhagen, Denmark (Scicasts) - The biotechnology company Exiqon has announced the global launch of its new platform for quantitative real-time PCR analysis of microRNAs. The new miRCURY LNA Universal RT microRNA PCR product line combines all the advantages of LNA technology with a Universal reverse transcription (RT) step, resulting in the most sensitive microRNA expression profiling system currently available.
Champaign, IL (Scicasts) - Researchers at the University of Illinois have reported that applying a small mechanical force to embryonic stem cells could be a new way of coaxing them into a specific direction of differentiation. Applications for force-directed cell differentiation include therapeutic cloning and regenerative medicine.
East Lansing, MI (Scicasts) - A 21-year Michigan State University experiment that distills the essence of evolution in laboratory flasks not only demonstrates natural selection at work, but could lead to biotechnology and medical research advances, according to a report from the Institute.
Finland (Scicasts) – With aim of increasing visibility of Finnish high tech companies and their investment attractiveness, Technopolis is launching a new service which provides a window for investors to find potential Finnish investment targets. Technopolis Online is an advanced tool for international investors to seek, contact and invest in Finnish high-tech companies.