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Anti Aging Skin Care Treatment – Future Techniques | Healty Living ...

DNA is often referred to as the molecule of heredity, as it is responsible for the genetic propagation of most inherited traits. During reproduction, DNA is replicated and transmitted to the offspring. Encouraging the skin to repair its DNA is the future of anti-aging skin care according to dermatologists. Cosmeceuticals of the future will target each individual’s unique DNA and deliver the needed treatment without irritation that other products could produce on the skin. At time, DNA anti aging technique have been clinically tested to help fight: - Wrinkles - Sagging skin - Dry skin - [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 02:40:23

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From Genetics to Genomics: Ethics, Policy, and Parental Decision ...

From Genetics to Genomics: Ethics, Policy, and Parental Decision-making Benjamin Wilfond, MD1,2 and Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD3 1Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children's Hospital, 2Division of Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, and 3Department of Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, and Department of Surgery, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago All correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Benjamin Wilfond, MD, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle [more...]

Date: 2008-07-22 07:00:00


An ELISA-based high throughput protein truncation test for ...

Here, we report the next generation HTS-PTT using triple-epitope-tagged proteins and demonstrate, for the first time, its efficacy on clinical genomic DNA samples for BRCA1/2 analysis. Methods: Segments of exons 11 of BRCA1/2 open reading frames were PCR amplified from either blood derived genomic DNA or cell line mRNA. PCR primers incorporate elements for cell-free transcription/translation and epitope tagging. Cell-free expressed nascent proteins are then antibody-captured onto the wells of a microtiter plate and the relative amount of truncated polypeptide measured using antibodies against [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 16:47:13


Goldfinch and Canary - Breeding your birds better and healty ...

Immediately following John's presentation is Michael Prochazaka, MD, President, Pet DNA Services of Arizona speaking on "DNA Testing in Aviculture". And wrapping up the AOA, the ever-popular "Judge's Clinic" where you get the opportunity to meet with some of our NFSS Panel Judges for a Q&A. Last, but not least, is the General NFSS meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m. that evening. There will be people available to assist with Bird Show entries all day Friday up until 9:00 p.m. There will also be a brief time on Saturday morning during which you may enter your birds, but only up until 8:00 a.m.,as [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 15:12:00


20 Celebrities who have, perhaps suprisingly, finished a marathon ...

Dexter Holland: The Offspring rocker ran the Los Angeles Marathon in 2006 to support the Innocence Project, which helps facilitate post-conviction DNA testing. Anthony Edwards: The former ER doc has run two marathons: The Chicago Marathon in 2003 — he finished in just under four hours — and also the New York City Marathon in 2009 to help fund a pediatric clinic in Kenya. George W. Bush: Former President George W. Bush was one of the fittest presidents in American history, and resolved to train for a marathon just a month before the race. He finished the 1993 Houston Marathon in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:45:02


Medicare Deals Setback to Genetic Testing for Warfarin Use ...

By Sarah RubensteinGenetic testing for patients getting the blood-thinner warfarin gained credibility when the FDA said a couple of years back that patients with variations in two genes “may need lower warfarin doses than people without these variations.” It was a big deal, we noted at the time, because warfarin, while very effective, can cause excess bleeding, sending some patients to the emergency room. But yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said there wasn’t enough scientific evidence to warrant Medicare paying for the related genetic tests. The agency proposed [more...]

Date: 2009-05-05 14:58:37


Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM Accelerate DNA Identification for Law ...

(TM) sample-to-answer DNA analysis device is to transform today’s DNA identification process from one that takes a great deal of training, sophisticated equipment and days or weeks to complete, into an affordable, on-site process that takes less than an hour.” Developed in collaboration with ZyGEM as a Lockheed Martin Technology Innovation Initiative, RapI.D.(TM) leverages the latest in microfluidic research and development to accelerate the DNA identification process–essentially building a laboratory on a small, single chip that reduces the processing steps and time needed for [more...]

Date: 2010-09-22 14:14:47


Dna test : What Is A DNA Test For?

You can purchase a home DNA paternity test but there has not been alot of evidence on these and if they are a hundred percent accurate. You can do research on this and non invasive prenatal DNA paternity testing as well. You may qualify for a free DNA test under certain circumstances. Many people today do DNA genetic testing. This can give you a heads up on what kind of diseases you may face and what kind of disease genes your children may get or have. DNA testing genealogy and ancestry DNA testing can help you with your quest to find different people related to you. You can find many sites [more...]

Date: 2009-10-24 04:34:53


Legal Dna Paternity Testing | Court Admissible Dna Test | Legal ...

Therefore whilst in a home paternity DNA test, samples are usually collected by the participants themselves in their own home environment, a legal DNA paternity test usually necessitates a visit to a clinic or laboratory where the [more...]

Date: 2010-09-19 23:44:14


Paternity testing in outline

The individuals involved can do the collection of biological materials concerning personal paternity lab tests themselves and merely mail the DNA samples to the DNA paternity test laboratory regarding processing. So should you ever merely would like to learn who the dad connected with a infant is, then a home-conducted paternity examination is usually for you. Interestingly, lawful paternity lab tests require much more detailed documentation to get in a position to be acceptable in a court of law. The outcomes of legal dna paternity checks have for currently being linked with a strict string [more...]

Date: 2010-05-12 13:29:29


GeoVax Presents at AIDS Vaccine 2010 Conference in Atlanta - Drugs ...

The team used simian immunodeficiency virus (SIVmac)239 vaccines and a heterologous SIVsmE660 challenge in rhesus macaques to test the utility of co-expressed GM-CSF in the DNA vaccine. The inclusion of the GM-CSF in the vaccine increased protection from 25% to 71%. The protection appeared to completely block infection (versus merely controlling infection), providing what is called "sterilizing" immunity, a highly desirable characteristic for an AIDS vaccine.  Impressively, the protection was against 12 weekly intrarectal exposures at a dose estimated to be 100 to 1,000 times higher [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 12:10:12


FDA to Regulate Genetic Testing by DTC-Companies Like 23andMe ...

This form of testing, which is also known as at-home genetic testing, provides access to a person’s genetic information without necessarily involving a doctor or insurance company in the process. Almost two years ago I wrote about 23andMe (23andMe: 23notMe, not yet),  a well known DTC company, that offers a genetics scan (SNP-genotyping) to the public ‘for research’, ‘for education’ and ‘for fun’: “Formally 23andMe denies there is a diagnostic purpose (in part, surely, because the company doesn’t want to antagonize [more...]

Date: 2010-06-14 02:25:05


Do you want to live forever? Scientist may have figured out how…

The ends of the chromosomes are capped by telomeres, long thought to have a protective function. Without them, the chromosomes would be shortened during each cell division, because DNA polymerase is unable to copy to the very end of one of the two DNA strands it is replicating.       In the early 1980s, after their fortuitous meeting at a Gordon Research Conference in 1980, Blackburn and Szostak discovered that telo­meres include a specific DNA sequence. Fired up by the novelty of each other's work, they devised experiments that seemed crazy at the time, even to themselves. Szostak took [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 10:21:00


Regent St Clinic Birmingham DNA Paternity Testing — Paternity Test UK

We understand that your health is precious, but also that in an increasingly busy world, so is your time. Regent Street Clinic is open 6 days per week from 9am – 7pm weekdays and 9am – 4pm Saturday, to offer Regent St Clinic Birmingham DNA Testing 15 Harborne Road Birmingham B15 3AA Tel: 0800 583 3331 We understand that your health is precious, but also that in an increasingly busy world, so is your time. Regent Street Clinic is open 6 days per week from 9am – 7pm weekdays and 9am – 4pm Saturday, to offer healthcare at a time to suit you. We take a holistic approach to [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 19:15:47


Methylation Test May Aid Colon Cancer Diagnosis (CME/CE) | Discuss ...

To develop a more sensitive test for DNA methylation, investigators employed a form of technology known as BEAMing (beads, emulsion, amplification, and magnetics). They performed PCR amplification of individual DNA fragments covalently linked to magnetic beads suspended in water-based nanoparticles immersed in oil droplets. The beads contained a DNA sequence specific for exon 1 of the vimentin gene, which is hypermethylated in colon cancer. Following PCR amplification, the beads were hybridized by means of fluorescent probes specific to the state of methylation and then sorted and analyzed by [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 11:00:27


Snark and Human-Stupidity on Gynocentrism | Anti-Feminist Theory ...

It does not matter if your prospective parter looks like 70 years old, s/he could suffer from Progeria, which makes 7 year olds look like 70. The disease is admittedly rare, but do you want to go to jail for 20 years and get special attention because you are labelled a ... So the detective, ideally, should check out the family, school records, birth certificate, verify records at her birth clinic. Ideally he should run a DNA test to make sure there is no stolen identity. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 12:04:36


I-Micronews - MICROFLUIDICS TECHNO: Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM ...

The result is a compact platform that can analyze DNA simply, accurately and rapidly, enabling DNA identification to be used more widely and in many more settings." explained ZyGEM CEO Paul Kinnon. "Forensic and other federal, state and local government applications represent critical near-term markets for our technology, and we are delighted to have Lockheed Martin as a key teammate in the development of our first systems." The cost and complexity of current forensic DNA analysis methods has contributed to significant processing backlogs throughout the criminal justice system. Data from [more...]

Date: 2010-09-24 14:37:45


Genetic Racial Identification Dna Testing Against

10.27.06 2005 jamaica shop sky travel Posted in Uncategorized at 4:01 am by admin Patriot-News – because state officials are counting on slots gambling to help offset property tax cuts, said Charles Brooke, IGT s senior Heird submitted prescriptions hydrocodone tablets, a schedule III narcotic, to a southern York County pharmacy on 10 occasions Source: www.pennlive.com September 2006 Spokane Spokesman-Review – I don’t have much more than this Wild Card for you today, HBOers. I need to go back on the garage roof to finish the re-roofing job from last week. That’ll take a chunk of [more...]

Date: 2006-06-30 05:27:14


Risks of Presymptomatic Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing ...

“Geneticists have long cited the risks of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, highlighting the danger for consumers who make complex medical decisions without adequate clinical guidance. On May 10, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voiced its concern by sending a letter informing Pathway Genomics that its DNA testing and interpretation service “appears to meet the definition of a device” and may therefore require FDA approval.  The letter was prompted by the announcement by Pathway Genomics and Walgreens of the impending marketing of an over-the-counter testing kit to [more...]

Date: 2010-08-25 01:53:32


Is free, circulating DNA a useful marker for prostate cancer ...

The "New" Prostate Cancer InfoLink has been developed to become a primary source of accurate, current, and topical information about prostate cancer for patients and their families. The "New" Prostate Cancer InfoLink is intended for informational purposes only. It is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. News and information provided on this site should not be used for diagnosing or treating any health problem or disease. The "New" Prostate Cancer InfoLink is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, please [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 12:30:40


What can I do to open a paternity case before birth? | ScreamNews.com

Can I do anything before the baby is born so that way he will have to do the paternity test when it is born? Pre-natal Dna Testing From Ormond Quay Paternity Testing Living in Dubai: Young Perspectives on Moving to Dubai William Hague's advisor Chris Myers quits as he hits back at 'malicious' allegations about their relationship Living in Bratislava: Medical Clinics Video: R. Kelly’s New Single ‘When A Woman [more...]

Date: 2010-09-09 21:15:49


Boston Paternity | Immigration DNA testing in Ghana – USCIS has ...

DNA testing in Ghana has been taking weeks longer than normal. One of the reasons for this is that scheduling for DNA tests has been split up between USCIS and DHS cases. It appears that new procedures are intact and DNA collections will begin moving smoothly. You can read the new DNA testing instructions for Ghana below: The beneficiaries should appear at the USCIS Accra Office at 7:30 am on any MONDAY or TUESDAY during the months of July and August 2010 for DNA sample collection.  The USCIS Accra Office is located at the US Embassy premises at No. 24 Fourth Circular Road, East Cantonments, [more...]

Date: 2010-07-29 01:38:09


Rapid Detection of Respiratory Tract Viral infections and Co ...

Respiratory samples were tested using the combination of two commercially available RT-PCR DNA microarray systems allowing a rapid detection of influenza A strains including the new A/H1N1v strain as well as twenty other common  or newly discovered respiratory viruses. Concomitantly a generic and classical real time RT-PCR assay was performed to detect all the circulating influenza A strains in the same samples. Of the 95 respiratory samples tested, 30 (31%) were positive for  the detection of influenza A/H1N1v infection by both RT-PCR DNA microarray and classical real time RT-PCR detection [more...]

Date: 2010-08-28 06:34:00


Lobbying efforts by the American Society for Clinical Pathology ...

tion of Westcliff Medical Labs (Santa Ana, CA). LabCorp acquired Westcliff out of bankruptcy for $57.5 million on June 16 (see LE, June 2010, pp. 1-2). On. June 24, the FTC notified LabCorp that it intends to review the acquisition. Lab- ... DCL Labs, founded in 1984, operates a main lab in Indianapolis with a smaller lab in St. Louis. It specializes in women's health, including ThinPrep Pap testing, DNA-based HPV testing and. Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing. [more...]

Date: 2010-07-19 19:19:51


DNA saliva samples for SNP and CNV analysis on microarrays

Studies show that DNA from Oragene saliva samples gives equivalent results to DNA from blood for PCR, SNPgenotyping and microarrays. ... For any type of genetic analysis (e.g. population studies, clinical genetic testing, paternity testing, pharmacogenomic testing), non-invasive and easy-to-use sample collection techniques are preferred because they increase compliance rates and reduce costs. Oragene•DNA is a DNA self-collection kit that is completely non-invasive, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 15:34:00


Paternity Dna Test Officially Requested By The Court Docket For ...

It is specifically true when the dispute deals with the concern of kid custody. If either parent questions the paternity with the child, a court docket has the choice to order a paternity dna test to resolve this. Each the father or the mom can request a court docket officially required paternity test. A great deal of times the mother will request a paternity dna test in order that she can acquire the monetary support that she needs to raise the boy or girl. A father could possibly ask for this facts to ensure he can secure his rights of common visitation. This can be all typical in the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 12:02:01


Industry Leader BioStorage Technologies Broadens Sample Management ...

Guidelines for Mass Fatality (MF) DNA Identification Operations are now available on the AABB (formally known as the American Association of Blood Banks) web site, www.aabb.org. The MF Guidelines are a product of the Relationship Testing Standards Committee of the AABB. We live in an age of increasing population densities, political tensions, and the corresponding Concurrent Technologies Corporation Awarded Patent for Nondestructive Inspection Technique - Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) announced today that it has been awarded a patent for “processes to create discrete corrosion [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 17:55:38


Paternity Test Ordered by the Court For Child Custody

If this is your case, you should find a lawyer that is willing to work on a pro bono basis for you by contacting a legal aid clinic. DNA testing has swept the nation in recent years, and its most widespread application is for paternity [more...]

Date: 2010-08-18 18:31:07


BIOAXIS DNA RESEARCH CENTRE, HYDERABAD (INDIA): ONE DAY SYMPOSIUM ...

BioAxis DNA Research Centre is an autonomous registered research organization, which provides services and training in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Clinical Research & Forensic Science. BDRC has been the most reliable and trusted DNA Testing and Paternity Testing service providers in India and referred by different Government and Private Agencies, Police, Attorneys, Medical Doctors and [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 10:28:00


Virology Journal | Full text | Anti-hepatitis B core antigen ...

Kleinman SH, Kuhns MC, Todd DS, Glynn SA, McNamara A, Di Marco A, Busch MP: Frequency of HBV DNA detection in US blood donors testing positive for the presence of anti-HBc: implications for transfusion transmission and donor screening. Transfusion 2003 , 43:696-704. PubMed Abstract | Publisher Full Text Ikeda K, Marusawa H, Osaki Y, Nakamura T, Kitajima N, Yamashita Y, Kudo M, Sato T, Chiba T: Antibody to hepatitis B core antigen and risk for hepatitis C-related hepatocellular carcinoma: A prospective study. Ann Intern Med 2007 , 146:649-656. PubMed Abstract Pollicino T, Squadrito G, [more...]

Date: 2010-08-27 08:43:59


Final Analysis of Landmark IPASS Study Confirms That IRESSA ...

A number of different laboratory tests are currently available for this purpose, including DNA sequencing, Clamp (especially in Japan) and Melt analysis. In addition, there is a mutation detection technique called the TheraScreen EGFR29(R) (DxS). For more information on EGFR mutation testing, please visit: http://www.egfr-mutation.com About AstraZeneca AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business with a primary focus on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines. As a leader in gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 14:07:41


Do your genes determine the size of your jeans? | Peter D ...

So I think these studies are important, but suggest you don’t rush out to get a DNA analysis. We’re a long ways from being able to use this information clinically. If someone recommends you get a lab test based on this new data, they’re probably going to make money from the test and you’re probably not going to find out anything that will help you lose weight. I’ve done basic science research, in my case many years ago, and it’s critically important to the advancement of knowledge. But it usually doesn’t give us direct answers to real-world problems, at least not [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 17:08:00


Genetic ancestry has no effect on asthma response in African ...

Their breathing function was tested before and after the six-week treatment protocol. Genetic testing was done on DNA isolated from a single blood sample. “This is one of the first studies to use genetic ancestry to help clarify whether response to medication differs from race or ethnic groups. Fortunately, our results suggest that this potentially life-saving asthma medication is equally beneficial across groups,” said Dr. Keoki Williams, the study’s senior author. The study is published online at the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. (ANI) Posted by Tanushree on Sep 28th, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 10:02:07


Molecular Clinical Lab Scientist

This achievement was unthinkable only 5 years ago. Be part of a leading edge team working with the best genomic tools. Duties include: Perform all aspects of genetic testing such as DNA extraction, PCR, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-19 23:18:22


23rd sept 2010 eMedinewS — Daily eMedinewS

Head Office: 39 Daryacha, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, India. e-mail: emedinews@gmail.com, Website: www.ijcpgroup.com From the Desk of Editor in Chief Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist and Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; Hony Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08–09); Hony Finance Secretary National IMA (07–08); Chairman IMA Academy of Medical Specialties [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 05:00:18


DNA Fingerprinting - DNA Paternity Testing

Bankruptcy Financial Divorce Other Areas Samples Employment Site Info Miscellaneous DNA FINGERPRINTING - Paternity Testing DNA Fingerprinting is also known as DNA profiling or Genetic Fingerprinting.WHAT IS DNA?DNA is a Deoxyribonucleic acid discovered in 1869 which contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms, including some viruses.WHY IS DNA IMPORTANT?DNA profiling is currently been used for identifying criminals or victims and for paternity or maternity tests. Also, DNA fingerprinting is thought to be a sort of personal identifier [more...]

Date: 2010-01-25 08:00:00


Molecular Photofitting: Predicting Ancestry and Phenotype Using ...

Molecular Photofitting: Predicting Ancestry and Phenotype Using DNA by Tony Nick Frudakis Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (September 21, 2007) | ISBN: 0120884925 | Pages: 712 | PDF | 14.13 MBIn the ~ of battle of forensics, there is a critical need for genetic tests that be able to function in a predictive or inferential sense, before suspects have been identified, and/or notwithstanding crimes for which DNA evidence exists but eye-witnesses do not. Molecular Photofi>tting fills this stand in want of by describing the process of generating a physical description of each individual from [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 09:23:58


Ovarian Cancer Diagnostics | Ovaire

DNA testing reagents for cancer CTC Test markets Biochip Innovations New companies with new approaches "Laggards" Companies that have not met expectations Protein important molecular markers used in tissue staining Biomarkers under investigation Mergers and Acquisitions Status of pharmacogenomic tests Microarrays Markets in clinical laboratories The lists of suppliers and main products Unmet market needs This report includes market analysis of the following tests: The Profile Cancer CTC, fecal occult blood, PSA, H. pylori, IHC, ISH, and evidence of specific cancers: Bladder [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 18:38:23


Johne's disease : Diagnosis | The farm's guide

There is a DNA probe recently approved to detect Mycobacterium paratuberculosis in bovine feces. Fecal culture has been the standard test used; it can demonstrate and quantify the presence of the bacteria and, therefore, identify the shedding animal. It is, however, time consuming, expensive to perform, and not widely available. In cattle, cultures usually need to be incubated eight to 16 weeks before growth of the organism is evident. Further-more, animals must be shedding bacteria to be detected. Only a very small proportion of the young stock may be shedding bacteria, and some older [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 01:34:21


DNA, home testing and fuzzy human rights « UK Human Rights Blog

It is therefore not difficult to imagine the issue of DNA home-testing coming before the courts. If accuracy improves on testing for diseases, it might be argued that a home-test kit should be provided for free on the NHS, or even at schools as this falls under the state’s basic duty to protect life under Article 2 of the European Convention. From an Article 8 perspective, if, contrary to the HGC recommendations, parents start to test their children’s DNA when there is no specific clinical need, rights groups may seek to judicially review the currently laissez-faire regulation of the [more...]

Date: 2010-08-04 08:07:41


Pre-Natal Scans And Check ups From London Ultrasound Centre ...

Further scans comprise the Fetal Welfare Scan and also the 20-Week Anomaly Scan, as well as Viability and Dating along with early Pregnancy scans to determine the delivery date Experts in CVS (Chorion Villus Sampling) can test for family genetic problems. The clinic are also specialists in screening for Ovarian Cancer and undertaking pre-natal genetic tests. The clinic in addition undertakes Cocoon 4D Baby Scans, amongst many others. The centre is renowned for its efficiently in performing parenthood testing, fundamentally to determine parentage of an unborn infant LUC is also a centre for [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 12:10:13


Twitter Roundup

RT @sociallifeofdna RT @alondra: Profile of Ann West: Teen Digs for Clues in Family DNA http://bit.ly/cIC7mx Note article in last Tweet has estimate of genetic tests at 1,800. Seems much closer to true than ~800 number we heard earlier in week. Changes on the Horizon as Personalized Medicine Moves into Clinical Practice: http://bit.ly/blY4az Recap from Burrill pers. med conf MT @crossborderbio: DTC link in last tweet is from @CMAJ_News – also contrasts Class III regulation of companion dx. DTC is non-clinical? RT @dgmacarthur: George Church (@geochurch) says cost of genome sequence may hit [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 13:30:26


AcroMetrix Announces the Launch of Calibration Panel for CMV DNA ...

The panel was designed to provide traceable results and possess commutable properties across assay systems. A material is considered "commutable" if it behaves like a patient sample on different diagnostic platforms. The OptiQuant CMVtc Calibration Panel is intended for use as a standard to assess the performance of molecular diagnostic test procedures for the determination of human cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA. Accurate diagnosis of patient disease states requires reference materials that are not only traceable to a higher-order standard, but also closely mimic true patient samples, a property [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 09:15:40


UC Berkeley DNA testing goes before state committee | Berkeleyside

Inquiries by CRG with the California Department of Health have revealed that the School of Public Health is not licensed to perform this kind of clinical laboratory testing under California law. Furthermore, according to the California Department of Health, Professor Jasper Rine is not a medical doctor licensed to order and perform clinical laboratory tests as required by the Department. Therefore, as currently described, the program may be in violation of California’s public health laws and regulations. Finally, CRG has discovered that Jasper Rine received a four year grant for $1 million [more...]

Date: 2010-08-11 19:19:51


Factors That Will Affect Sperm Health_26166

It should be noted that when the typical sperm analysis reveals normal count, morphology and motility this does not mean that sperm DNA fragmentation is not manifest. In other words, unless the SDIA test is specifically run, fragmentation issues will not be revealed. This type of case then may be labeled ‘idiopathic’ infertility. It is our opinion based on clinical experience that ideally, both the man and the women should be treated even if there is no apparent male factor evident. The reason for this is that stress has been shown to reduce sperm count. Going through the tortuous trial [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 08:50:32


What Should You Ask Before You Give Up DNA? (At a State Fair or ...

At the Minnesota State Fair, which runs through Labor Day, you can watch a butter sculptor carve the busts of a dairy association’s princess and her court, eat french-fried mushrooms with a chaser of Hawaiian shaved ice and see “Weird Al” Yankovic in concert. Oh, and you can stop by the University of Minnesota’s building and give samples of your and your children’s DNA for the university’s Gopher Kids Study. As the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports, researchers are collecting information, including the genetic kind,  to see if the fair is an effective way to recruit and stay [more...]

Date: 2010-08-30 17:44:59


Arthritis Research & Therapy | Full text | Effect of dsDNA binding ...

The inhibitory effect of the SmD1 and SmD3 peptides was analysed by testing an anti-dsDNA-positive sample from a SLE patient on dsDNA-coated microtitre strips preincubated with increasing concentrations of the SmD peptides as described above. Detection of bound human anti-dsDNA antibodies was according to the instructions for use of the dsDNA ELISA (Dr Fooke Laboratories). Bridging experimentA serum sample with high-titre anti-dsDNA antibodies but no anti-SmD1 (amino acids 89–119) reactivity was spiked with increasing concentrations of dsDNA (0.4–100 μg/ml plasmid DNA; also used in the [more...]

Date: 2007-08-29 07:00:00


Journal of Clinical Investigation -- Human C3 mutation reveals a ...

The chromatogram corresponding to the DNA sequence surrounding the mutated nucleotides in C3 is shown for GN28 and a control sample. The corresponding amino acid sequences for the WT and mutated alleles are indicated. Amino acid numbering refers to the translation start site (Met +1), and the nucleotide nomenclature refers to nucleotide A in the ATG translation initiation codon, according to Human Genome Variation Society recommendations for description of sequence variants. The C3923ΔDG mutation deletes 2 amino acids within MG7 in the polypeptide linking the MG7 and CUB domains. The [more...]

Date: 2010-09-12 07:00:00


FDA Approves Roche's Hepatitis B Viral Load Test | InfoGrok

The new Roche test provides a fully automated solution for the quantitative detection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in human plasma or serum for patients on HBV antiviral therapy. The Roche COBAS AmpliPrep / COBAS TaqMan HBV Test v2.0 has been validated to quantify diverse samples from genotypes A-H and pre-core mutants across a broad linear dynamic range of 20 IU/mL to 1.7E+08 IU/mL. The new assay uses a reduced sample input volume of 650 uL of either serum or plasma specimens and is standardized against the World Health Organization (WHO) standard for hepatitis B. This test is designed for [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 14:10:06


New Momentum for Criminal Justice Reform | The Defenders Online ...

The seriousness of the problem can be gleaned from the chief source of the heightened momentum for reform: the DNA testing which since 1989 has exonerated 258 men imprisoned after convictions for either rapes or murders, or both. More than 70 percent of those exonerated were convicted either solely or in large measure on the basis of their being mistakenly identified as the perpetrator by one or more eyewitness, according to The Innocence Project, the nonprofit legal clinic affiliated with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University whose mission is to exonerate wrongfully [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 19:12:22



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