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Tuesday, 25 September 2007

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Monday, 24 September 2007

EBook-Clinical Chemistry: A Laboratory Perspective

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Tuesday, 18 September 2007

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Saturday, 15 September 2007

eBook Mathematical Methods in Natural Science

Mathematical Methods in Natural Science

This book provides a general introduction to applied analysis; vector analysis with physical motivation, calculus of variation, Fourier analysis, eigenfunction expansion, distribution, and so forth, including a catalogue of mathematical theories, such as basic analysis, topological spaces, complex function theory, real analysis, and abstract analysis. This book also gives fundamental ideas of applied mathematics to discuss recent developments in nonlinear science, such as mathematical modeling of reinforced random motion of particles, semi-conductor device equation in applied physics, and chemotaxis in biology. Several tools in linear PDE theory, such as fundamental solutions, Perron's method, layer potentials, iteration scheme, are described, as well as systematic descriptions on the recent study of blowup of the solution. Link

eBook Neuroscience and Philosophy: Brain, Mind, and Language


Neuroscience and Philosophy: Brain, Mind, and LanguageNeuroscience and Philosophy: Brain, Mind, and Language

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Of Pages:number 232

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Writing and Presenting in English:The Rosetta Stone of Science

Writing and Presenting in English: The Rosetta Stone of Science

Writing and Presenting in English: The Rosetta Stone of ScienceThe Rosetta Stone of Science is a useful and practical guide to presenting scientific research in the English language. It is written specifically for scientists who would like to improve the effectiveness with which they use the English language and improve their communicative skills in order to become published and develop more confidence in presenting their work at international conferences.

Part 1 of the book covers the style preferred by today's leading journals, discusses how to prepare models for writing research papers, and provides advice for writing abstracts, proposals, and editing. Examples of cover letters are also given. Part 2 discusses the various arts and techniques used by successful presenters at scientific conferences.

The content of the book is presented in a light, simple and informative manner making The Rosetta Stone of Science an entertaining and instructive read. This book will prove invaluable to all scientists, research fellows, post-docs, and graduate students whose first language is not English. Link

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Principles and Practice of Pharmaceutical Medicine Ebook

Principles and Practice of Pharmaceutical MedicinePublisher: Wiley

Number Of Pages: 780

Publication Date: 2007-06-15

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ISBN / ASIN: 0470093137

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The long awaited second edition of Principles and Practice of Pharmaceutical Medicine provides an invaluable guide to all areas of drug development and medical aspects of marketing. The title has been extensively revised and expanded to include the latest regulatory and scientific developments. New chapters include:

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Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Tricine-SDS-PAGE Protocol

Tricine-SDS Page Protocol

The following reagents are needed in advance:

Gel monomer (30% acrylamide, 29:1). 29.0 g acrylamide and 1.0 g bisacrylamide are dissolved in a total volume of 100 mL MQ H2O. Store at 4 °C, protect from light.

Gel Buffer. Dissolve 181.7 g Tris base and 1.5 g SDS in 400 mL MQ H2O. Adjust the pH to 8.45 using concentrated HCl. Bring to a final volume of 500 mL with MQ H2O. Store at 4 °C.

Anode Buffer (Lower Buffer). Dissolve 12.11 g Tris base in 400 mL MQ H2O. Adjust to pH 8.9 with HCl. Bring to 500 mL with MQ H2O. Store at 4 °C

Cathode Buffer (Upper Buffer). Dissolve 6.055 g Tris base and 8.96 g Tricine in a total volume of 500 mL MQ H2O. Add 0.5 g SDS. Store at 4 °C.

NOVEX 2X Tricine-SDS sample buffer. For 10mL, mix the following:

3.0 mL 3.0 M Tris-HCl, pH 8.45
2.4 mL glycerol
0.8 g SDS
1.5 mL 0.1% Coomassie Blue G
0.5 mL 0.1% Phenol Red
Distilled water to 10 mL
Other Reagents Needed: TEMED (pure liquid), 10 % (w/v) ammonium persulfate (made freshly), 0.1% (w/v) SDS, and glycerol.

Gel Preparation

Prepare & Pour the Separating Gel: Note - enough for four Novex 1.0 mm mini-gel cassettes. This recipe is for a 12.0 % running gel. In a disposable 50 mL conical tube, mix the following:

12.0 mL of gel monomer.
10 mL of gel buffer
3.1 mL glycerol
4.8 mL MQ H2O
0.1 mL 10% ammonium persulfate.
Iniatiate polymerization by adding 40 uL of TEMED. Transfer to the gel cassettes; bring to approximately 1.5 cm from the top of gel blank (which is reserved for the stacking gel) and gently overlay with a small volume (ca. 0.5 mL) of 0.1% SDS. Polymerize for 30 min. Remove layer of SDS after the gel has polymerized.

Prepare & Pour the Stacking Gel: Note - enough for four Novex 1.0 mm mini-gel cassettes. This recipe is for a 4.0 % stacking gel. In a disposable 50 mL conical tube, mix the following:

1.25 mL of gel monomer
2.5 mL of gel buffer
6.25 mL H2O
0.05 mL 10% ammonium persulfate
Iniatiate polymerization by adding 20 uL of TEMED. Transfer to the gel cassettes and insert comb. Clamp along the top with binder clips to insure well formed wells. Polymerize for 30 min.

Running, Developing and Drying the Gel.

Sample Preparation Samples are prepared by mixing a equivalent volume of sample with an equivalent volume of NOVEX 2X Tricine-SDS sample buffer. The samples are then heated for 5 min in a boiling water bath, centrifuged for one minute,

Gel Setup and Run Parameters. Prior to loading, fill the upper buffer chamber with cathode buffer and the lower chamber with 250 mL of anode buffer. Electrophorese at constant current - 15 mA until the samples have migrated through the stack; 30 mA for the remainder of the run (until the tracking dye has migrated out from the lower slot).

Staining. Staining is accomplished by soaking the gel in a solution of 45% methanol, 45% deionized water, 10% acetic acid, and 0.25% (w/v) Coomassie Blue R-250 on a table top shaker for 30 minutes. The gel is then destained by soaking in a solution of 45% methanol, 45% deionized water, and 10% acetic acid on a table top shaker. Periodically replace with fresh solution until desired destaining is achieved.

Gel Drying. After destaining, the gel is prepared for drying by soaking it for five minutes in gel drying solution (5% glycerol/30% methanol). Next, soak a single piece of cellophane in the same gel dry solution for 30 seconds. Lay down the cellophane first, and the gel on top of this. Next soak the second piece of cellophane in gel dry solution for 30 seconds, and then overlay this on the gel to make a sandwich. Squeeze out any air bubbles and then clamp on upper frame. Dry at room temperature.

Other Protocols Links:


Hermann Schägger1 


Protocol adapted from Schägger, H., and G. von Jagow. 1987. Tricine-sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis for the separation of proteins in the range from 1 to 100 kDa. Anal. Biochem. 166:368-379, as modified by Lesse, A. J., et al. 1990. Increased resolution of lipopolysaccharides and lipooligosaccharides utilizing tricine-sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. J. Immunol. Methods 126:109-117.

Tricine-SDS-PAGE(ref Schagger, H., and von Jagow, G., Analytical Biochem. 1987, 166, 368-379)

17.5% Tricine SDS-PAGE Protocol(from Dr. Chen-ya Chien)

4th annual RNAi Europe Conference

RNAi Europe

Welcome to the 4th annual RNAi Europe - Europe's largest conference & exhibition dedicated to RNA interference.
This year's event will take place at the Hesperia Tower Hotel and Convention Centre in the dynamic and historic city of

An exhibition expected to exceed 30 suppliers of equipment, reagents and services will compliment the presentations.

A business tutorial to review RNAi and microRNA: Market Landscape and Emerging Opportunities will be held on 21 September.


New for 2007
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Jens Kurreck
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Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry
Free University of Berlin

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Monday, 10 September 2007

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      Sunday, 9 September 2007

      Lubricant Additives: Chemistry and Applications ebook

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      Modern Inorganic Chemistry eBook

      Modern Inorganic Chemistry

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      Stereochemistry Workbook: Problems and Solutions ebook

      Stereochemistry Workbook: 191 Problems and Solutions

      Hellwich, Karl-Heinz; Siebert, Carsten D. | Stereochemistry Workbook: 191 Problems and Solutions
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      Handbook of Chemistry and Physics CD-ROM v2007

      Handbook of Chemistry and Physics CD-ROM v2007 | 145 MB

      Handbook of Chemistry and Physics CD-ROM v2007 | 145 MB

      The Handbook of Chemistry and Physics on CD-ROM, Version 2007 provides a thorough range of critically evaluated data in a convenient,electronic format. This CD-ROM edition contains all of the information found in the 87th print edition augmented by a range of special utilities, such as structure searching, interactive data management, cross-table searching by topic or structure, and powerful data selection tools that allow you to customize the display and export data.

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      • Provides new references to help keep readers up to date

      The Handbook of Chemistry and Physics on CD-ROM, Version 2007 provides a thorough range of critically evaluated data in a convenient, electronic format. This CD-ROM edition contains all of the information found in the 87th print edition augmented by a range of special utilities, such as structure searching, interactive data management, cross-table searching by topic or structure, and powerful data selection tools that allow you to customize the display and export data.

      This year updates and expands many of the most heavily used tables in the book, including:
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      · Chemical Carcinogens - Updated in accordance with the recent report from the National Toxicology Program
      · Global Temperature Trend - Traces the rise in mean global temperature for the last 150 years

      New Aspects in Phosphorus Chemistry I eBook

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      • Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (March 30, 2007)
      • Language: English
      • ISBN-10: 3540422463


      Organosilanes in Radical Chemistry Ebook

      Organosilanes in Radical Chemistry

      "In recent years silicon-centered radicals have played an important role in organic synthesis, polymer chemistry and material sciences. The aim of this book is to offer for the first time a description of silyl radicals within an interdisciplinary context, connecting structural characteristics and chemical properties to their application in different areas of chemistry.

      • The first time different aspects of silyl radicals have been brought together
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      • Presents various aspects of these intermediates in an original, comprehensive fashion

      This book is essential for anyone working in free radical and/or silicon chemistry as well as for those who want to approach these fields for the first time."


      Friday, 7 September 2007

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      Thursday, 6 September 2007

      Stem Cell Research Rules in UK

      Britain to Decide on Stem Cell Research

      LONDON (AP) — Britain is considering whether to permit research using animal eggs to create human stem cells — a process that tests the ethical boundaries of cutting-edge scientific research.

      The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority will rule Wednesday on whether to accept such research, which involves placing human DNA into cow or rabbit eggs that have had their genetic material removed. If the authority allows such research, each project will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

      Read Full Article by DANICA KIRKA

      New Transgenic Soybean

      U.S. company to develop new type of transgenic soybean

          RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Monsanto Company announced on Wednesday it will invest 28 million U.S. dollars to develop a new type of transgenic soybean in Brazil resistant to the herbicide glyphosate.

          The U.S. company said its new transgenic soybean will be resistant to both glyphosate and the soybean worm (Anticarsia gemmatallis) and it will be the first time that such technology is developed in markets outside the United States.

          Monsanto's investment will be channeled into three research stations in the southern states of Parana and Rio Grande do Sul as well as in the northern state of Tocantins.

          Alfonso Alba, the company's president in Brazil, said that "the headway achieved in the regulatory process and the respect toward intellectual property rights in the country have led the company to increase its investments in Brazil."

      New CT Laser Breast Imaging System

      Largest Asian Cancer Hospital to Evaluate New CT Laser Breast Imaging System

      PR Newswire

      Imaging Diagnostic Systems Installs CTLM(R) in Tianjin, China

      September 05, 2007: 09:35 AM EST

      FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Imaging Diagnostic Systems, Inc., a pioneer in laser optical breast cancer imaging systems, has installed a CT Laser Mammography (CTLM(R)) system at the Tianjin Medical University's Cancer Institute and Hospital, the largest breast disease center in China.

      Research at the Cancer Institute will be led by Professor Bao Runxian, Director of Radiology. Data will be collected under three research protocols designed to improve current methods of addressing breast cancer imaging and treatment follow-up. Professor E. Milne, MD, IMDS Director of Clinical Research will train the University doctors on CTLM adjunctive image interpretation and protocol methodologies.

      The Tianjin system is the second research system installed in China. The first, at Beijing's Friendship Hospital, enabled CTLM clinical procedures to become listed on the Regional schedule for patient payments. IMDS plans to install several more research CTLM systems in China to accelerate market adoption of the new laser breast imaging technique.

      Both the incidence and the number of deaths from breast cancer has tripled in Chinese women, making it the second most common cause of death from cancer for Chinese women. Early detection may provide women with better treatment options. Sources in China report that the incidence of breast cancer in has increased by at least 27% over the past decade and 40% of the Chinese women diagnosed with breast cancer die within five years because the cancer is already very advanced when it is diagnosed.

      The Cancer Institute and Hospital is planning the 4th Congress of the World Society for Breast Health, in Tianjin, October 18th through October 21st. The Congress is sponsored by the World Society for Breast Health, the China Oncology Society and the Chinese Medical Association. IDSI Beijing will present CTLM clinical findings at the meeting.

      About Imaging Diagnostic Systems, Inc.

      Imaging Diagnostic Systems, Inc. has developed a revolutionary new imaging device to aid in the detection and management of breast cancer. The CTLM(R) system is a breast imaging system that utilizes patented continuous wave laser technology and computer algorithms to create 3-D images of the breast. The procedure is non-invasive, painless, and does not expose the patient to ionizing radiation or painful breast compression. CT Laser Mammography (CTLM(R)) is designed to be used in conjunction with mammography. It reveals information about blood distribution in the breast and may visualize the process of angiogenesis, which usually accompanies tumor growth.

      Imaging Diagnostic Systems is currently collecting data from clinical sites for the future filing of an FDA Premarket Approval (PMA) for the Computed Tomography Laser Mammography (CTLM(R)) system to be used as an adjunct to mammography. The FDA has determined that the Company's clinical study is a non-significant risk (NSR) investigational device study under 812.3(m) of the investigational device exemptions (IDE) regulation (21 CFR 812). The CTLM system is limited by United States Federal Law to investigational use only in the United States. The CTLM system has received other registrations including CE, CMDCAS Canadian License, China SFDA, UL, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 13485:2003 and FDA export certification.

      For more information, visit our website:

      As contemplated by the provisions of the Safe Harbor section of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, this news release may contain forward-looking statements pertaining to future, anticipated, or projected plans, performances and developments, as well as other statements relating to future operations. All such forward-looking statements are necessarily only estimates or predictions of future results or events and there can be no assurance that actual results or events will not materially differ from expectations. Further information on potential factors that could affect Imaging Diagnostic Systems, Inc., is included in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We expressly disclaim any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

      SIRS-Lab Launches DNA-Based Test for Fast Pathogen Detection

      New Weapon Against Sepsis:
      SIRS-Lab Launches DNA-Based Test for Fast Pathogen Detection

      JENA, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SIRS-Lab launches VYOO™, a novel DNA-based test for the detection of sepsis pathogens. Within 6 hours, key-information for a successful antibiotic therapy is provided. VYOO™ combines precision, short time-to-results, and easy handling.

      With the specific and fast identification of bacteria, fungi, and resistances, VYOO™ carries significant potential to guide the antibiotic therapy in patients suffering from sepsis.

      The PCR based test detects 40 bacterial and fungal species that cause life-threatening infections. Simultaneously, 5 important antibiotic resistances are identified. The results of 16 patients per user are provided within 6 hours whereby diagnostic key information is available within the first treatment cycle. International studies prove that the so called “golden hours” of sepsis treatment are crucial for the individual prognosis of the patient. Moreover, VYOO™ will contribute to dealing with the increasing public health problem of antibiotic resistances.

      In microbiology laboratories, VYOO™ will be an effective system for the analysis of complex blood samples. The test works with standard PCR equipment and is easy to handle. Dr. Marc Lehmann, SIRS-Lab’s chief developer, remarks: “First retrospective studies will be presented to international experts at the congress ‘Sepsis and Multiorgan Dysfunction’ on September 6, 2007 in Weimar, Germany. These data document an increased hit-rate and dramatically reduced time-to-result as well as proved ease of use.” The high sensitivity of VYOO™ is achieved by LOOXSTER®, which is based on SIRS-Lab’s proprietary PUREPROVE® technology for the enrichment of bacterial and fungal DNA.

      In a multiyear process and in close collaboration with leading clinicians and microbiologists, the SIRS-Lab GmbH developed VYOO™ ready for the market.

      About SIRS-Lab GmbH

      Located in Jena, Germany, SIRS-Lab is a diagnostic company developing unique and innovative products to identify and monitor life-threatening infections as sepsis, the major cause of death in hospitals. SIRS-Lab was founded in 2000 by S. Russwurm, K. Reinhart, E. Straube, and H.-P. Saluz, and currently employs more than 30 people. Affentranger Associates SA based in Geneva, Switzerland, acts as the lead investor.

      SIRS-Lab GmbH

      Source: via Business Wire

      New Protection Against Oral and Aerosol Ricin Exposure With Its Ricin Vaccine RiVax(TM)

      DOR BioPharma Announces Publication Describing Protection Against Oral and Aerosol Ricin Exposure With Its Ricin Vaccine RiVax(TM)

      MIAMI, FL -- 09/05/07 -- DOR BioPharma, Inc. (OTCBB: DORB) ("DOR" or the "Company") announced today results from animal testing of RiVax(TM), its vaccine against ricin toxin, have been published online in the journal Vaccine, Smallshaw et al., "RiVax(TM), A Recombinant Ricin Subunit Vaccine, Protects Mice Against Ricin Given by Gavage or Aerosol"


      Wednesday, 5 September 2007

      Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea

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      By Mark A. Ratner
      , Daniel Ratner

      Published 2003
      Prentice Hall PTR

      Technology & Industrial

      208 pages

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      Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea By Mark A. Ratner, Daniel Ratner

      An explanation of what Nanotechnology is all about and its business aspects written in an approachable and witty style.-- Nanotechnology's impact will reach beyond science to touch our everyday health, work, and businesses.-- Explains the federal dollars going into nanotechnology research and discusses why the NSF has estimated that it could be a $1 trillion market by 2015.This book is the technical and business overview of tomorrow's scientific breakthrough. The authors survey the scientific research and business aspects of the field, try to explain the key concepts, provide a look at current developments, and give some thoughts on where nanotechnology is likely to go in the next few years. The focus of the book is on science and technology, but business is discussed as well. The growing interest in nanotechnology by the investment community and the federal dollars going into nanotechnology are explained. Nanotechnology, or, as it is sometimes called, molecular manufacturing, is a branch of engineering that deals with the design and manufacture of extremely small electronic circuits and mechanical devices built at the molecular level of matter. Nanotechnology holds promise in the quest for ever-more-powerful computers and communications devices. But the most fascinating applications are in medical science. Nanorobots might serve as programmable antibodies. As disease-causing bacteria and viruses mutate in their endless attempts to get around medical treatments, nanorobots could be reprogrammed to selectively seek out and destroy them.

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      DNA and Nanotechnology

      Science Daily — DNA is one of the most popular building blocks of nanotechnology and is commonly used to construct ordered nanoscale structures with controlled architectures. For the most part, DNA is looked upon as a promising building block for fabricating microelectronic circuits from the bottom up.

      Now a team of researchers at Young propose the marriage of DNA self-assembly with standard microfabrication and lithography tools to form features such as nanochannels, nanowires, and nanoscale trenches. This discovery may open up new avenues for nanofabrication at dimensions not accessible by conventional optical lithography.

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      Large scale gene transfer between organisms

      Large scale gene transfer between single-celled and multicellular organisms reported

      Wolbachia has on some occasions inserted almost its entire genome into species that it infects reported scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute and the University of Rochester. This is the first example of large-scale horizontal gene transfer between single-celled and multicellular organisms. Although horizontal gene transmission is common among single-celled organisms, it is rare among multicellular organisms, and large scale transfer like that of an entire genome had previously not been suspected.

      The scientists found that in addition to Wolbachia engaging in almost complete genome transfer into Drosophila ananassae, it also had made significant transfer in 3 other insects species and 4 species of nematodes. The researchers found candidate species by scanning genetic databases for sequences found in Wolbachia. The scientists also found that these added sections were conserved by reproduction; that is the added sections stayed in the genomes after multiple generations. Moreover, there is evidence that suggests that the segments of Wolbachia's genome increased the reproductive fitness of the insect species.

      The transfers likely occurred during attempts at DNA repair in which the repair mechanisms incorporated Wolbachia DNA (available since the cells were infected with Wolbachia) into the genomes. These results could have major implications for understanding of evolution. The research also has implications for various forms of sequencing research, since when sequencing species, bacteria sequences are frequently ignored as they are generally assumed to be contaminants rather than good data.

      Wolbachia, a genus of bacteria that normally infects anthropods, especially insects, is already known for its odd behavior that can affect species in strange ways. For example, Wolbachia has been shown to be correlated with fast evolution among species it infects and is suspected for being responsible for a variety of speciation events as a side affect of Wolbachia creating reproductive barriers. Wolbachia by some estimates infects more than half of all anthropods and is already thought to play a major role in the evolution and speciation of many invertebrates.

      Since Wolbachia can generally only reproduce through females, it has adopted a number of strategies that treat males and females of species differently that can result in reproductive barriers. These strategies include killing of males, forced parthenogenesis, and preventing infected males from reproducing with uninfected females.

      WikiNews September 4, 2007

      Brain Tumor Biomarker Research Partnership HistoRx and Radiation Therapy Oncology Group

      HistoRx and Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Initiate Brain Tumor Biomarker Research Partnership

       - Collaborative studies will use HistoRx AQUA(R)-based assays to evaluate
      clinical utility of protein biomarkers for predicting treatment response
      and outcome in brain tumors -

      NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- HistoRx, Inc., announced
      today that it has entered into a research collaboration with the Radiation
      Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), a National Cancer Institute-funded clinical
      cooperative group. Under the terms of the agreement, HistoRx will provide
      RTOG researchers access to HistoRx's AQUA(R) technology for biomarker
      analysis and will develop customized immunohistochemical assays to be used
      by RTOG in investigating the relationship between specific protein
      biomarkers and clinical responsiveness in brain tumor patients. HistoRx
      intends to commercialize assays and reagents developed in the course of the
      collaboration for clinical use as predictive diagnostics.
      The RTOG studies will use a combination of high-throughput tissue
      microarrays, multiplex analysis, and AQUA(R) analysis-based assays to
      determine whether brain tumor patients are likely to respond to a specific
      targeted therapy and whether the biomarkers under investigation may be used
      to predict survival.
      "We selected HistoRx's AQUA(R) technology based on its unique ability
      to measure protein biomarker expression and localization in diseased tissue
      sections in a precisely quantitative, reproducible, and standardized way,"
      said Arnab Chakravarti, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and a member
      of the RTOG Translational Research Program. "By eliminating the subjective
      interpretation inherent in conventional qualitative immunohistochemical
      analysis, we expect this collaboration will provide a substantial boost to
      our research in brain cancer by enabling RTOG researchers to reveal
      stronger, more reliable statistical correlations linking protein biomarker
      expression with prediction of patient response to therapy and disease
      "As the relationship between protein expression patterns and disease
      gains an expanding role in new drug and diagnostic development and in the
      way physicians treat patients and individualize therapeutic regimens, we
      continue to advance our goal of replacing conventional immunohistochemistry
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      pathologists and clinicians to integrate data from predictive biomarker
      studies confidently into research, diagnosis, and patient treatment," said
      Rana K. Gupta, CEO of HistoRx. "We are pleased to have reached this
      agreement with such a renowned organization as The Radiation Therapy
      Oncology Group and to have its endorsement of the AQUA(R) technology's
      predictive power and potential for developing companion diagnostic and
      prognostic assays."
      About HistoRx (
      HistoRx is a systems pathology company developing and commercializing
      quantitative biomarker analysis technology that provides exceptional
      measurement and localization of proteins in their natural context within
      tissue. The pioneering HistoRx proprietary AQUA(R) (Automated Quantitative
      Analysis) technology is the first platform capable of measuring biomarker
      concentration with subcellular resolution to generate more precise,
      efficient answers about the safety and effectiveness of new therapeutics in
      development and to enable development of companion diagnostic tests for
      targeted therapies. HistoRx services are used by pharmaceutical and
      biotechnology companies throughout the drug discovery, preclinical study,
      and clinical development continuum. HistoRx has two lines of diagnostic
      products in development: HistoRx companion diagnostic products are linked
      to partners' drug candidates in development to predict prognostic outcome;
      and HistoRx is independently developing AQUA(R)-based diagnostics for the
      clinical diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment management of complex
      About RTOG
      The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) is a clinical research
      enterprise of the American College of Radiology (ACR), located in the ACR
      Philadelphia, PA office. RTOG is a multi-institutional international
      clinical cooperative group funded primarily by the National Cancer
      Institute. RTOG has over 35 years of experience in conducting clinical
      trials and is comprised of over 280 major research institutions in the
      United States and Canada. The group currently is conducting more than 40
      active studies that involve radiation therapy alone or in conjunction with
      surgery and/or chemotherapeutic drugs or which investigate quality of life
      issues and their effects on the cancer patient.
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      Monday, 3 September 2007

      Molecular Biology Ebook Pseudomonas: Volume 4:

      Pseudomonas: Volume 4: Molecular Biology of Emerging Issues

      The first three volumes of the Pseudomonas series covered the biology of pseudomonads in a wide context, including the niches they inhabit, the taxonomic relations among members of this group, the molecular biology of gene expression in different niches and under different environmental conditions, the analysis of virulence traits in plants, animals and human pathogens as well as the determinants that make some strains useful for biotechnological applications and promotion of plant growth. pass: gigapedia Link

      Protocols Methods in Molecular Biology Protein Sequencing

      Protein Sequencing Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology-Ebook)

      ISBN: 0896033538
      Title: Protein Sequencing Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology, 1st edition, 1997-02
      Author: Bryan John Smith (Editor)
      Publisher: Humana Press

      Immunochemical Protocols Molecular Biology Ebook

      Immunochemical Protocols  Methods in Molecular Biology, vol-10

      Title: Immunochemical Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology, vol-10)
      Author: Manson
      Publisher: Humana Press Inc.,U.S.
      Publication Date: 1992-04
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