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Subject: HUM-MOLGEN News Alert - March 29, 2006
From: FS Zollmann <zollmann@hum-molgen.de>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 13:58:33 +0200

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HUM-MOLGEN News Alert - March 29, 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

- Challenging the Strategy of Maternal Age-Based Prenatal Genetic
  Counseling
   Article discusses the effect of current knowledge on the strategy of
   Maternal Age-Based Prenatal Genetic Counseling.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg50.html

- Stretch Marks Are Never Good
   Stretch marks are not only unsightly, but women with this disorder,
   appear to be at increased risk for pelvic prolapse.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg49.html

- Getting Streptavidin To Go It Alone
   Research describes a popular system for protein labelling and
   modification to reduce the risk of unwanted cross-reactions.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg48.html

- A New Way To Spotlight Cells In Live Animals
   Stanford University scientists have modified a popular strategy for
   imaging studies in live animals.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg47.html

- Flu Killers
   Researchers identify a key molecule required for surviving flu
   infections.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg46.html

- Genetic Variants Associated With Common Skin Disorders
   Mutations in a gene called filaggrin are associated with elevated
   risks of atopic disease.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg45.html

- Generating Egg-Like Cells From Pig Fetal Skin
   Stem cells isolated from the skin of pig fetuses are capable of
   giving rise to egg-like cells.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg44.html

- The RNAi Revolution Marches On
   Scientists have taken an important step towards a new class of drug
   treatment that harnesses the RNA interference pathway.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg43.html

- Early Sign Of Alzheimer's
   Scientists reveal what could be one of the earliest molecular seeds
   of Alzheimer's disease.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg42.html

- Down's Syndrome
   Scientists make an important step towards determining how a 1.5-fold
   increase in gene dosage on chromosome 21 triggers the various
   developmental problems associated with Down's syndrome.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg41.html

- Alzheimer's Protein Player Exposed
   Researchers reveal how an enzyme called Pin1 plays a part in the
   pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg40.html

- 'Accelerated Evolution' Converts RNA Enzyme To DNA Enzyme In Vitro
    This "evolutionary conversion" provides a modern-day snapshot of how
    life as we understand it may have first evolved out of the earliest
    primordial mix of RNA-like molecules
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg39.html

- Study Analyzes Gene Therapy For Patients At High Risk For Amputation
    TALISMAN (Therapeutic Angiogenesis Leg Ischemia Study for the
    Management of Arteriopathy and Non-healing ulcers) presented at
    ACC.06
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg38.html

- Minor Mutations in Avian Flu Virus Increase Chances of Human Infection
    Few Adaptations Are Needed to Transform It into a Potential Pandemic
    Virus
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg37.html

- New View Of Asthma's Cause
    Previously Unrecognized Immune Cell May Provide A Better Target For
    Therapy
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg36.html

- Support for a New Theory on the Etiology of Multiple Sclerosis
    A reduction in the net positive charge on myelin basic protein
    reduces oligodendrocyte membrane adhesion and exposes an
    immunodominant epitope in the protein to proteases.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg35.html

- A tale of a tail: to condense or not to condense....Ac is the
   question.
    It has long been known that acetylation of core histone tails is
    fundamental in the organisation of a transcriptionally permissive
    chromatin structure. New work shows how this small modification has
    macromolecular effects.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg34.html

- FDA and the Critical Path Institute Announce Predictive Safety Testing
   Consortium
    Consortium Will Share Tests to Understand Safety of Potential New
    Drugs Earlier
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg33.html

- Defective Immune System Response to Smallpox Vaccine Detailed in New
   Study
    People with Eczema May Benefit From Finding
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg32.html

- Speeding Neuro-communications
    Electrical impulses foster myelination of brain cells, speeding
    communications.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg31.html

- New Diagnostic:  A Unique Molecular Profile for Lung Cancer
    microRNAS are a new class of diagnostic and prognostic tools to help
    predict tumor aggressiveness for lung cancer.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg30.html

- A Boost for Customized Drugs: Antidepressant Response Depends On
   Genetics
    Different versions of the serotonin 2A receptor gene are found to
    influence antidepressant response.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg29.html

- Allelic Variation in Gene Expression is Common in the Human Genome
    Analysis of allelic expression in human white blood cells highlights
    a high degree of variability and suggests that imprinting may be more
    common than is traditionally believed
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/03-2006/msg28.html

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