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Subject: HUM-MOLGEN News Alert - August 31, 2006
From: FS Zollmann <zollmann@hum-molgen.de>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 13:58:01 +0200

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   CHI's Fourth Annual
   Discovery on Target: Target Discovery & Target Validation Strategies
   October 23-26, 2006 | World Trade Center | Boston, MA

   => http://hum-molgen.org/promotion-DoT

   Designed to expand the coverage of science and business strategies,
   this event will focus on disease target identification and effectiveness
__________________________________________________________________________


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION FORUM IN HUMAN MOLECULAR GENETICS
HUM-MOLGEN News Alert - August 31, 2006 - http://hum-molgen.org


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

- Cardioprotective Action Of Statins
    A novel beneficial action of statins is reported in a study.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg64.html

- Glia Contribute To Neurodegeneration
    Glia contribute to neurodegeneration in the progressive disease
    spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) because a mutation they express
    interferes with the transport of a neurotransmitter.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg63.html

- Fatherhood Changes Brain Anatomy
    Marmoset fathers show changes in brain structure and hormone
    receptors in a region called the prefrontal cortex when compared with
    non-fathers.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg62.html

- Fighting Lyme Disease
    A specific type of immune cell can attack the bacteria that cause
    Lyme disease.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg61.html

- Genetic Susceptibility To Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    The genetic factors influencing susceptibility to a degenerative eye
    disorder are explored.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg60.html

- Patient-Specific Cancer Treatment
    Scientists have discovered a way to cause some cancerous cells to
    self-destruct.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg59.html

- New Compounds Give Voice To Silenced Neural DNA
    A potential therapy for Friedreich's ataxia, a neurodegenerative
    disease that is caused by gene activation, is described.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg58.html

- Understanding Leukaemia
    Important insights into the process underlying two kinds of
    leukaemias associated with the CALM-AF10 translocation are reported.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg57.html

- Cystic Fibrosis: Explaining Persistent Lung Infections
    Scientists show that CFTR - cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator,
    the protein that malfunctions in cystic fibrosis - can control the
    acidity of digestive compartments in the cell, causing a defect in
    their ability to kill bacteria.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg56.html

- How The Brain Sorts The World
    One way of assigning meaning and behavioural relevance to sensory
    stimuli is to categorize them.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg55.html

- A Role For Synaptic Inhibition In Sight Loss
    Report helps to explain how briefly depriving the brain of visual
    stimulation has profound effects on its ability to process visual
    information.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg54.html

- How Learning Can Be Rewarding
    Neuroscientists have found that raising the brain's levels of
    dopamine can enhance our ability to learn by trial and error.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg53.html

- Sour Taste Receptor Found
    Researchers have identified a protein that detects sour taste on the
    tongue and may help to warn mammals of acidic, spoiled and unripe
    food.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg52.html

- New Technique For Generating Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines
    By plucking single cells from human embryos, scientists have been
    able to generate new lines of cultured human embryonic stem (ES)
    cells.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg51.html

- Tired T Cells Get A Boost To Fight HIV
    Blocking a protein called PD-1 (programmed death 1) might provide a
    way to boost the function of T cells crippled by HIV.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg50.html

- Avian Flu's Achilles' Heel
    The molecular structure of a key avian influenza protein reveals a
    quirk that could be used to design more potent drugs against pandemic
    flu.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg49.html

- Gene That Might Have Driven The Evolution Of Human Brain Revealed
    Scientists have found that the genetic region called the neocortex
    contains a gene, called HAR1F, which is expressed during brain growth
    before birth.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg48.html

- Rett Syndrome: New Clinical And Molecular Insights
    Scientists provide a framework for clinical and molecular approaches
    to the diagnosis of this severe neurodevelopmental disorder.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg47.html

- Focus on RNAi
    Selection of Recently Published Reviews Perspectives and Highlights
    on RNAi is available free till October 2006.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg46.html

- ADAM33 Haplotypes Are Associated With Asthma In A Large Australian
   Population
    A likely role for the ADAM33 gene in the asthma phenotype.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg45.html

- Rapid Genotyping Of Common Deficient Thiopurine S-Methyltransferase
   Alleles Using The DNA-Microchip Technique
    A new molecular approach developed to detect point mutations in the
    thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) gene that cause the loss of
    TPMT activity.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg44.html

- Pigmentary Diversity: Identifying The Genes Causing Human Diversity
    Commentary on scientific research beginning to reveal how evolution
    has shaped the diversity of the human race.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg43.html

- NIH Researchers Complete Unprecedented Genetic Study That May Help
   Identify People Most at Risk for Alcoholism
    Scan of human genome may provide important new tools for prevention
    and treatment
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg42.html

- Autism Affects Functioning of Entire Brain
    New evidence challenges previous view that autism affects only brain
    areas involved with social interactions, communication behaviors, and
    reasoning abilities.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg41.html

- Prediction of Metastasizing Liver Cancer
    A unique immune response signature of the liver microenvironment
    helps to predict the potential for liver tumor metastasis.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg40.html

- The worlds biggest genetic experiment
    Approval for a project to collect DNA samples from half a million
    Britons was given today, marking the start of the worlds largest
    genetic disease search.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg39.html

- Clues to cardiomyopathy's origins revealed in mice
    A genetic discovery sheds new light on the cause of cardiomyopathy
    and sudden death in young adults, which originates in the previously
    overlooked right ventricle of the heart
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/08-2006/msg38.html

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__________________________________________________________________________

   CHI's Fourth Annual
   Discovery on Target: Target Discovery & Target Validation Strategies
   October 23-26, 2006 | World Trade Center | Boston, MA

   => http://hum-molgen.org/promotion-DoT

   Designed to expand the coverage of science and business strategies,
   this event will focus on disease target identification and effectiveness.
   Discovery on Target  will continue its tradition of offering the highest
   caliber scientific content with increased time for networking and
   discussion. The Executive Track will concentrate on the heart of current
   strategic business issues important to target discovery.

   Discovery on Target 2006 offers:
   Inaugural Ion Channels
   Second Annual Preclinical Disease Models
   Fourth Annual RNAi
   Second Annual Executive on Target
   Sixth Annual Chemogenomics

   PLUS!
   Pre-Conference Short Courses
   Second Annual Regulomics Symposium
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