- Canadian Researchers First To Complete The Human Metabalome
Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada, have announced the completion of the first draft of the human metabolome, the chemical equivalent of the human genome. The metabolome is the complete complement of all small molecule chemicals ...
Article - Administrator - Jan 29 2007 - 3:20pm
- Researchers Discover Zip Codes For Protein
McMaster scientists are very close to defining small molecule drugs that should be able to redirect the huntingtin protein from accumulating in the wrong place within brain cells, which could potentially translate to a therapy for Huntington's Diseas ...
Article - Administrator - Jan 31 2007 - 7:33pm
- Week Of Science Challenge: 1 Day Left
From tomorrow until the end of the week, I'm going to post just strictly about science, I mean at least once per day on science and only science. No popular medicine, no medical imaging, no fun. I'm really curious about the number of readers of ...
Article - Bertalan Meskó - Feb 4 2007 - 12:20pm
- Bye Bye, Sonic Hedgehog
I planned to make a good start for Gene Genie but my first gene related post is about a farewell. Sonic Hedgehog, one of the most famous genes, will lose his name. According to the Discover article: ...
Article - Bertalan Meskó - Feb 5 2007 - 4:39pm
- Pompe Disease, A Rare But Important Genetic Condition
As I plan to become a clinical geneticist, I should write more often about genetic conditions. But I don't want to duplicate the articles of Wikipedia, my aim is to provide useful sources of information. Pompe disease is a rare disorder caused by the ...
Article - Bertalan Meskó - Feb 6 2007 - 5:31pm
- World's First Adult Stem Cell Study Using Patient's Own Fat Tissue
This week, for the first time in humans, a heart failure patient received adult stem cells – taken from his own adipose (fat) tissue – which were processed and injected directly into the heart muscle with a special catheter. Francisco Fernandez-Avilés, M. ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 7 2007 - 1:50am
- New Canadian Screening Guidelines For Pregnant Women
For women older than 35, amniocentesis is usually recommended. But the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is now presenting a new guideline system: All women should have access to blood tests and ultrasounds and that the results ...
Article - Bertalan Meskó - Feb 8 2007 - 6:12pm
- Researchers Discover Master Metabolism Regulator
Two biologists at Penn State have discovered a master regulator that controls metabolic responses to a deficiency of essential amino acids in the diet. They also discovered that this regulatory substance, an enzyme named GCN2 eIF2alpha kinase, has an unexp ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2007 - 8:08pm
- Robotic Exoskeleton Replaces Muscle Work
A robotic exoskeleton controlled by the wearer's own nervous system could help users regain limb function, which is encouraging news for people with partial nervous system impairment, say University of Michigan researchers. The ankle exoskeleton deve ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2007 - 10:05am
- Radiofrequency Treatment Shows Promise For Lumbar Pain
Intradiscal biacuplasty is an effective procedure to treat chronic discogenic pain, report researchers at the 23rd annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine in New Orleans. Improvement in pain scores and functional capacity can be observed m ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 10 2007 - 2:43pm