Press - 2011
A better way to count molecules discovered
Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method for counting molecules. Quantifying the amounts of different kinds of RNA and DNA molecules is a fundamental task in molecular biology as these molecules store and transfer the genetic information in cells. Thus, improved measurement techniques are crucial for understanding both normal and cancer cells.
The proliferation of dingos and domesticated dogs in the world
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The wolf was tamed in Southeast asia
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Gene switch important in cancer discovered
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Helsinki in Finland have shown that the “switches” that regulate the expression of genes play a major role in the development of cancer. In a study, published in Science, they have investigated a gene region that contains a particular single nucleotide variant associated with increased risk for developing colorectal and prostate cancers – and found that removing this region caused dramatic resistance to tumor formation.
New heredarity neurometabolic disease discovered
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Lizard genome mapped for first time
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Lizard genome mapped for first time
A lizard genome has been mapped for the first time ever, by an international research team led by Kerstin Lindblad-Toh of the Broad Institute (U.S.) and Uppsala University. The findings, which have just been published in the scientific journal Nature, identify similarities and differences among lizards, birds and mammals and suggest that the ability of lizards to quickly adapt to new environments may depend on a dynamic genome.
Exciting discovery about the origin of humans
A major evolutionary biological study, performed partly by researchers at Uppsala University, reveals what has driven the evolution of new forms of life. The study also shows how such a complex life form as the human being could emerge. The findings are being published in the scientific journal Science.
Major advanced cancer study to be led by SciLifeLab
Several prominent cancer researchers are now joining forces in an advanced new cancer study. The goal is to understand which tumors will be difficult to treat and to find out why certain cancer drugs lose their effect after a period of use. The study is to be directed by Tobias Sjöblom, associate professor of tumor biology at Uppsala University, Sweden.
The SNP&SEQ-technical platform directed by Ann-Christine Syvänen contributes to the largest multiple sclerosis study ever undertaken.
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Publication in PNAS by Johan Elf
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SciLifeLab on Swedish Science Radio (Vetenskapsradion)
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News from London: Exclusive Press Seminar on Stockholm-Uppsala-based Protein Research
The Swedish Embassy in London hosted a seminar for invited science journalists on May 13th 2011. The seminar, entitled ‘The age of protein science: hype or reality? Can it solve the world’s health problems?’, was organised by Stockholm-Uppsala Life Science (SULS). The invited panel members were experts on protein research from the region.
SciLifeLab members at AIMDay® Cancer
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Wrinkled dog is key to new direction within inflammation research
An international research team led from Uppsala University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has discovered the gene underlying the characteristic wrinkled skin of the Shar-Pei dog. The same gene has been shown to be associated with a chronic fever condition that often afflicts members of the breed. The findings, which are interesting from a human health standpoint, were published today in PLoS Genetics.