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Subject: HUM-MOLGEN News Alert - August 24, 2005
From: FS Zollmann <zollmann@hum-molgen.de>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 13:56:48 +0200

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   RNAi Europe 2005

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   28-29 September 2005, Amsterdam

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INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION FORUM IN HUMAN MOLECULAR GENETICS
HUM-MOLGEN News Alert - August 24, 2005 - http://hum-molgen.org


Genetic News
by T.M. D'Souza, T. Dalaya, J. Mill, R. Nemade, D. Sharma, F.S. Zollmann
http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen

- Neurons That Know The Odds
   Study reports that neurons in a part of the brain called the
   posterior cingulate cortex represent the riskiness of choices in
   monkeys.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg41.html

- New Treatment Against SARS Effective In Monkeys
   Small interfering RNAs, short RNA sequences that can inhibit gene
   expression, are effective against infection with the severe acute
   respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus in monkeys.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg38.html

- Study Of Lymph Vessels Makes A Leap
   Scientists present tadpoles of the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis
   as a model for investigating the development of lymph vessels.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg37.html

- Avoiding New Food Allergens
   Discussions on the steps taken to detect new food allergens from
   genetically modified plants and the limitations of these safeguard
   measures.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg35.html

- Passport For Emigrating Immune Cells
   Two reports suggest exit of immune cells from peripheral tissues does
   not passively occur but requires the expression of a specialized
   receptor called CCR7.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg34.html

- Unwinding Fanconi Anemia
   Five studies provide insight into the mechanism underlying the
   chromosomal instability that characterizes the disease Fanconi
   anemia.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg32.html

- Seeing Cathepsin
   The activity of cathepsins, cysteine proteases involved in a number
   of stages of tumor development, is visualized in a cellular model
   of a tumor microenvironment.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg31.html

- Viewing Receptor Clusters In A Heart Beat
   Researchers report the use of a high-resolution imaging technique to
   visualize heart cell receptor clusters for the first time.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg30.html

- Antibiotic Assembly Line
   Scientists have turned bacteria into miniature factories for
   producing novel types of antimicrobial compounds at unprecedented
   rates.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg29.html

- Nature INSIGHT Review Article: The Challenges Of Hepatitis C
   Combinations of multiple drugs will be required for the successful
   treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV).
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg28.html

- Hair And Telomere
   Scientists describe how activating the protein in skin cells results
   in rapid hair growth.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg27.html

- A Newly Discovered Pathway To Haemoglobin Production
   A study provides a new link between two fundamental processes - haem
   production and the formation of iron-sulphur clusters on proteins.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg25.html

- A Rewarding View On Orexin Cells
   Activation of neurons that contain the neurotransmitter orexin in the
   lateral hypothalamus is proportionally linked to food- and
   drug-seeking behaviours in rats.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg24.html

- Boosting The BCG Vaccine To Beat Tuberculosis
   Increased vaccine efficacy against tuberculosis of recombinant
   Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Guerin mutants that secrete
   listeriolysin.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg23.html

- Scientists crack 40-year-old DNA puzzle and point to 'hot soup' at the
   origin of life
   A new theory that explains why the language of our genes is more
   complex than it needs to be also suggests that the primordial soup
   where life began on earth was hot and not cold, as many scientists
   believe.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg22.html

- A Powerful New Tool for Decoding Gene Functions in Mammals and Man
   Efficient Transposition of the piggyBac (PB) Transposon in Mammalian
   Cells and Mice.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg21.html

- Researchers Find BRCA1 Tumor Suppression Nullified By Cyclin D1
   The results reaffirm cyclin D1 as a candidate target for molecular
   therapeutic control of breast tumor development.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg20.html

- Scientists zero in on drugs' sweet spots
   Enhancing the anticancer properties of cardiac glycosides by
   neoglycorandomization.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg19.html

- Micro RNAs Play Role In Egg Making
   Evidence that miRNAs are involved in oogenesis
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg18.html

- Scientists Discover Genetic Pathway Responsible For Breast Cancer Cell
   Growth
   Location analysis of estrogen receptor {alpha} target promoters
   reveals that FOXA1 defines a domain of the estrogen response.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg17.html

- Link Between Alcohol and Certain Cancers
   Acetaldehyde, a suspected carcinogen formed as the body metabolizes
   alcohol, can react with polyamines to trigger DNA damage.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg16.html

- New evidence that the dopamine transporter gene may be involved in the
   aetiology of ADHD
   Association found with a single-nucleotide polymorphism in the
   3'untranslated-region of DAT1
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2005/msg15.html

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- Wikibooks: Science bookshelf
   Wikibooks is a collection of open content textbooks, manuals, and
   other texts, with supporting book-based texts that are being
   collaboratively written.
   http://hum-molgen.org/literature/08-2005/msg01.html


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