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Orang Pendek DNA Evidence | mystery ape of Sumatra, cryptids

Breaking News: DNA Evidence of Mystery Ape! Posted on: Thursday, August 19, 2010 by John Carlson in the Cryptozoology category Scientists extract DNA from Mystery Ape hair According to a press release just sent to me from cryptid researcher Adam Davies: A team of Danish scientists who have been analysing hair samples brought back from Indonesia by a British expedition last autumn have found some potentially world-shattering results. The expedition was looking for the fabled orang pendek, an upright walking ape from Sumatra which is only known from eyewitness reports. Expedition leader ADAM [more...]

Date: 2010-08-19 18:13:01

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Extract DNA from Strawberries | DIYbio

Hi JYouk, For extracting human DNA, here's a link to “5 minute DNA extraction in a shot glass” by Mac Cowell. Reply. Chloe says: May 6, 2009 at 9:07 am. Why is it easier to extract DNA from strawberries? I did a science experiment on [more...]

Date: 2009-03-20 15:33:25

Human remains identified as those of Alice Donovan | SCNOW

The remains werefirst sent to a lab at the University of South Carolina for possible mitochondrial DNA extraction and testing. But forensic scientists at the state crime lab weren’t able to pull enough DNA from the skeletal remains for a positive identification. The Horry County Police Department since had been in contact with the Health Science Center at the University of North Texas, where the remains — along with DNA swabs taken during the Jan. 27 search from Gilchrist and Warner — were sent for additional testing, Horry County Police Sgt. Robert Kegler said. Most of the search for [more...]

Date: 2009-07-24 21:51:37


GENOMIC CHARACTRIZATION OF AEROMONAS HYDROPHILA ISOLATES USING RAPD-PCR TECHNIQUE by Mitali Dhiman and S. S. Mishra Central Inland Fisheries Resear Aeromonas hydrophila are  involved in various disease problems in humans and aquatic  animals and are known to be  phenotypically, serologically and genetically quite diverse. Development and use of a sensitive and specific  diagnostic test is warranted for detection and characterization of this pathogen.In the present study,  Fish  and water samples from river Hooghly were streaked onto Aeromonas selective growth medium (Rimler-shotts [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 20:08:05

Preserving The Dna Of Endangered Species With The Natural History ...

Hi all, I wanted to tell you about some of the interesting new work I’ve been doing with the Natural History Museum in London. This new project is really an extension of the studies I’ve been doing in DNA sequencing. My team at Global Research, along with GE Healthcare and the Museum, are now trying to improve methods of obtaining DNA from fresh and preserved historical samples of endangered species (like the giant squid you see below) in order to learn more about them. In the past the team has worked on methods to enzymatically amplify specimen DNA, long term preservation of samples, and [more...]

Date: 2010-08-30 13:56:36

Can Making Science Fun Woo The Next Generation?

Extracting DNA to Make Goo Resembling Strawberry Snot – The National Human Genome Research Institute worked with students to extract DNA from strawberries using a dish soap, table salt, rubbing alcohol, a coffee filter and a plastic bag. The red DNA the students found was drippy and the texture of what comes out of their noses. Students went home with details about the experiment so they could conduct it with family and friends. What’s Green and Good and What’s Poisonous? EPA’s father of green chemistry, Paul Anastas, Ph.D., clad in a white lab coat, led a roundtable of students who [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 14:04:39

Bio Saga Blog: 5-Day Hands-on Workshop on Molecular Biotechnology ...

Recombinant DNA Technology: Cutting & pasting of DNA molecules (i.e. restriction digestion, ligation, DNA gel eectrophoresis, and gel extraction.) Bioinfo part: Bioinformatics of DNA database / SequenceAnalysis: Pairwise sequence alignment, Multiple sequence alignment, Pattern search.Tools: BLAST, CLUSTALW/X, CLC Bio Main Workbench Genetic Engineering: Transformation and plasmid purification, cloning and sub-cloning, amplification of DNA fragments by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Bioinfo part: Designing of PCR primers In-silico cloning Searching for homologous and paralogous [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 05:41:00

geek speak - Bio-Synthesis, Inc. Begins Mitochondrial DNA Testing

Bio-Synthesis, Inc. begins Mitochondrial DNA Testing or MtDNA, making it one of only a handful of labs to perfect the technology. MtDNA Testing allows Forensic scientist to get a profile from samples that are old or possibly damaged, where the usual technique may not be effective. (Media-Newswire.com) - Recently Bio-Synthesis, Inc. has begun Mitochondrial or MtDNA Testing making it one of only 4 labs in the United States who have perfected the technology and offer it commercially. This expansion has allowed for more varied test options and opens the door to new industries that may benefit [more...]

Date: 2008-12-03 09:43:00

Case Analyst (Salt Lake City)

Successful candidate will perform genotyping analysis. Experience using GeneMapper genotyping software a plus. Experience performing DNA extraction, PCR and genotyping for STR analysis and mitochondrial sequencing essential. Other lab duties as directed. Required: • BS in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biology or related field • 1 year experience in laboratory • Knowledge of molecular biology testing, analysis and reporting. • Must be able to use hands, stand for periods of time and lift up to 20 lbs. Preferred: • Computer and Microsoft applications proficiency • 2 years [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 04:43:12


The Paranormalist has reported that a team of Danish scientists who have been analyzing hair samples brought back from Indonesia by a British expedition last autumn have found some potentially world-shattering results. Expedition leader Adam Davies has been to Sumatra five times since 1999, in search of the fabled HAIRY HOMINID known as the ORANG PENDEK — an upright walking ape from Sumatra, which is only known from eyewitness reports. On a previous expedition in 2001, prints and hair were found, and subsequently examined by world famous hair analysis expert Professor Hans Brunner and by [more...]

Date: 2010-08-23 18:24:44

dna sequencing

DNA sequencing reactions all use a primer to initiate DNA synthesis.  A Quicktime animation of how dideoxy nucleotides are incorporated into DNA in sequencing reactions. Nucleic acid sequence This sequence is written as a succession of letters representing a real or hypothetical DNA molecule or Sequences can be read from the biological raw material through DNA . DNA Sequencing – Real Time DNA analysis Information With the latest chellenges in DNA Sequencing, our organization looks to unravel the myths, truths and most essential assets in the deconstruction of genes. DNA Sequencing The [more...]

Date: 2010-07-09 03:20:29

Veg Physiology Research Associate Post vacant at Monsanto, Saint ...

Perform a variety of laboratory functions including preparation of media and buffers,, DNA extraction, PCR and other duties as assigned. Interact with a variety of customers and support groups including research, breeding, sales, inside farming, facilities, outside farming. Actively participate in ESH (Environment, Safety & Health) programs on site Qualifications M.Sc in Crop Science (preferably) or Biotechnology; with 2+ years professional research experience in Breeding. Experience with vegetable crop species. Computer proficiency, particularly in MS Office: MS Word, MS Excel, MS [more...]

Date: 2006-04-05 07:00:00

Best 2010 Ebook Collection Part 4

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Date: 2010-10-11 18:41:15

The starchild skull, human or alien?

Their DNA was extracted and then primers were applied to those extractions. Primers are man-made strings of base pairs from a few hundred to a few thousand long. They can be imagined as genetic keys that fit into extremely specific [more...]

Date: 2010-09-03 13:15:27

Odyssey moving slowly toward the dock; Whale samples being ...

Next, we will take a drop of DNA from each whale and put it in a special plate and send it to our collaborator at Oregon State. His team will then perform a related technique that will provide a DNA fingerprint for each whale. This information will identify each whale uniquely and show familial relationships. Then we may be able to separate our whales into families and see if we sampled any whales twice. The DNA extractions started today so that work is in process. In addition, James continues his work on chemical dispersant toxicity in human cells, while Cathy ramps up her efforts of [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 21:19:00

5 sources of error (not human) and a solution in the DNA ...

http://biotech.biology.arizona.edu/labs/DNA_Kiwifruit_teacher.html. 5 sources of error (not human) and a solution in the DNA extraction lab? is a post from: Nature Technology Corporation. Technorati Tags: biology, dna, kiwi, [more...]

Date: 2010-01-26 07:08:10

Family Tree Folk: Viking DNA

Viking burials yield uncontaminated Viking DNA for important analysis Vikings are well known in mythology and stories for wearing their famous helmets and being buried with their treasures. Archeaology has discovered some of these helmets, which has provided much detail about the lives of Vikings. Now scientists have now used the human teeth and tissue from the Viking skeletons that have lain undisturbed, buried with their artefacts for over 1000 years, to extract pure Viking DNA to tell us more... The researchers overcame problems that have plagued previous studies - that of contamination. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-19 08:15:00

Canine dna Testing, dna Extraction from Blood, What does dna Stand For

Canine dna testing is normally achieved through a small extraction of blood, hair, cheek swab or tissue sample... Tests can be done through private independent laboratories and cost from $65 up to $250 but can cost even more. The benefits can be quite amazing as we will discover later on....but first lets answer some basic questions.... What does dna stand for...? It stands for Deoxyribonucleic Acid - and is the basic foundation to all genetics. Chromosomes are made up of the Deoxyribonucleic Acid which is a double strand which divides into genes.  Your dog will have from [more...]

Date: 2009-11-23 18:25:20

Research Assistant II - OHSU Human Resources

This is a research position involving cell culture, RNA and DNA extraction, PCR, Western and Northern blots and other advanced molecular biology techniques. Incumbent will attend weekly labmeetings and present research upon request. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 08:00:00

Clue to pregnant blood pressure - NHS Choices - Your health, your ...

The researchers created bacteria that contain the DNA sequence for making mouse, rat or human angiotensinogen. In this way they could use the bacteria to produce lots of the angiotensinogen protein, which could then be extracted and purified. ... While the results of this research are compelling, raised blood pressure is only one initial symptom of pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is also characterised by other symptoms, namely protein in the urine and fluid retention. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 17:15:00

Organization funds the fight to end Lyme disease epidemic; Plans ...

Dr. Thach and his colleagues developed a sophisticated DNA assay that allows them to identify which animal hosts are transmitting pathogens to ticks. Lone star ticks need blood meals to power their metamorphoses (they undergo three stages: larva, nymph, and adult) and egg laying. However, before their DNA assay, it was extremely difficult to identify tick blood meals. The technology for identifying mosquito blood meals already existed because they take many blood meals over a short period of time, so the blood is usually fresh when they are captured. And since they keep returning for another [more...]

Date: 2010-08-09 19:50:29

PLoS ONE: Evidence of Authentic DNA from Danish Viking Age ...

Linea Melchior1, Toomas Kivisild2, Niels Lynnerup3, Jørgen Dissing1*1 Research Laboratory, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2 Leverhulme Center for Human Evolutionary Studies, The Henry Wellcome Building, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 3 Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark Abstract Top Background Given the relative abundance of modern human DNA and the inherent impossibility for incontestable proof of authenticity, results obtained on ancient [more...]

Date: 2008-05-28 07:00:00

University researchers working to perfect micro DNA technology ...

University of Virginia researchers are working to develop “lab-on-a-chip,” which could drastically change such scenarios by shrinking technology that requires time, laboratories full of people and expensive equipment into a glass slide smaller than a credit card. Such technology has been promised for close to two decades, warns James Landers, a University of Virginia professor of chemistry and mechanical engineering and an associate professor of pathology. He is the lead researcher for the lab- on-a-chip project. While he is cautious about the “unknowns” yet to be dealt with, Landers [more...]

Date: 2008-11-14 05:01:00

Company Profile : Diagnostic supplier : Suyog Diagnostics : Mumbai ...

The company is representing world renowned Diagnostics Companies and selling Diagnostics Kits for Coagulation disorders, Viral Markers for HIV, HBV, HCV, HDV, HEV, Biochemistry, Chromatography kits etc. Life Science Division: The company is representing world renowned Diagnostics Companies and selling Chemicals, Bio - Chemicals, FISH Probes, Radio Chemicals, Reagents, Cell Bio, Electrophoresis grade, Neuro chemicals, Molecular Biology grade, DNA Extraction kits, PCR Kits, Restriction Enzymes, DNA Ladders & modifying enzymes, Proteomics, Cell Culture reagents, Plant Tissue Culture Grade [more...]

Date: 2010-07-09 15:29:00

Knight Science Journalism Tracker » Blog Archive » Science Mag ...

It is now 20 years since passage of procedures by which U.S. native tribes can demand return of human remains and archeological items taken from public lands and since placed in museums or other institutions. It has from the start meant not only that deep ethical wrongs may be corrected, but that research on the prehistory of North America can be hindered. Looted graveyards and displayed remains in glass cases can be deeply offensive both to the relatives of the people in the graves as well as to most right-minded people generally. But how does one identify which modern groups can make valid [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 16:21:03

Fayette Life: Fruitful DNA Extraction

What do strawberries and bananas have in common with Fayette County's Whitewater Middle School students? The answer is DNA. As it turns out, the genetic material of the fruits is very similar to that of humans. This was just one fascinating fact that approximately 290 seventh graders learned as they participated in a DNA extraction lab conducted by graduate students from the Georgia Plant Scholars Program of the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Plant Pathology Department. Using regular household items such as coffee filters, salt, dishwashing liquid, water and rubbing alcohol, students learned [more...]

Date: 2009-05-27 12:12:00


SCIENTISTS EXTRACT DNA FROM MYSTERY APE HAIR For Immediate Release 2010-08-18 A team of Danish scientists who have been analysing hair samples brought back from Indonesia by a British expedition last autumn have found some potentially world-shattering results. The expedition was looking for the fabled orang pendek, an upright walking ape from Sumatra which is only known from eyewitness reports. Expedition leader ADAM DAVIES has been to Sumatra five times since 1999, to look for the orang pendek. Over the years, there has been a gradual refinement in his search technique. He is certain that it [more...]

Date: 2010-08-19 11:40:00

HPV DNA Test for Cervical Cancer

According to Lab Tests Online, the HPV DNA test still requires a sample of cells from the cervix. It is NOT a blood test. I emphasize this point because most of the news I’ve seen either got it wrong or didn’t clarify the testing procedure. For most people, DNA tests still mean a blood test even though DNA can be extracted from other samples, such as the ubiquitous cheek swab. Currently, the HPV DNA test is used in combination with the traditional pap smear. However, recent studies have shown that HPV testing may be used alone and make it possible for women to prolong the time between [more...]

Date: 2007-10-22 11:30:43

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