Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 31, 2004
Researchers shed light on cancer susceptibility using 'supermice'
Dr. Manuel Serrano has discovered that an extra copy of the tumor suppressor gene Ink4a/Arf in mice results in increased resistance to tumorigenesis.

Genetics testing saves health care dollars
Genetic testing for disorders, especially in large families, can save the public health care system thousands of dollars in the long term, according to new research at the University of Alberta.

Sick kids researchers unmask the potential of stem cells found in adult skin
Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) have shown that stem cells found in adult skin retain their embryonic capability of making many types of cells.

Wistar study demonstrates heritability of non-genomic information
It's one of the defining tenets of modern biology: The characteristics of a living organism are coded into the organism's DNA, and only information in the DNA can be passed to the organism's offspring.

Virco establishes comprehensive set of clinical cutoffs for the virco®TYPE HIV-1 resistance test
Investigators from Virco today presented data that establishes a comprehensive set of clinical cutoffs -- a newly established threshold for optimal selection and evaluation of antiretroviral regimens -- for the virco®TYPE HIV-1 resistance test.
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