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Subject: HUM-MOLGEN News Alert - October 07, 2003
From: FS Zollmann <zollmann@hum-molgen.de>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 08:49:16 +0200

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     HUM-MOLGEN: Call for Assistant News Editors
     => http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/04-2003/msg01.html
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INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION FORUM IN HUMAN MOLECULAR GENETICS
HUM-MOLGEN News Alert - October 07, 2003 - http://hum-molgen.org


DIAGnostics - Clinical Research (professional requests)
http://hum-molgen.org/clinical-research/

- MR  (mental retardation)
   http://hum-molgen.org/bb/Forum2/HTML/000156.html
   Collaboration with anyone that has patients with the following,
   or part of the following phenotype: mental retardation, microcephaly,
   bilateral neurosensorial deafness, strabismus, epilepsy, ataxia,
   autistic behaviour, advanced bone age (3 years) and precocious puberty.

- Balanced Chromosome Rearrangements and Abnormal Phenotypes
   http://hum-molgen.org/bb/Forum2/HTML/000157.html
   Patients with apparently balanced chromosomal rearrangements
   and multiple congenital anomalies are being sought for participation
   in a gene discovery research project.

- Post diagnostic request / call for collaboration
   http://hum-molgen.org/diagnostic-posting or
   contact hum-molgen@nic.surfnet.nl


Ethical, legal and social implications
http://hum-molgen.org/ethic/

- Pharmacogenetics: ethical issues
   http://hum-molgen.org/bb/Forum4/HTML/000017.html


Genetic News
by T.M. D'Souza, W. Kalle, A.W.I. Lo, R.V. Nemade, U. Sattler, F.S. Zollmann
http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen

- White blood cell plays key role in body's excessive repair response to
   asthma
   Airway scarring can be disrupted by targeting eosinophils.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2003/msg05.html

- Healthy Neighbors Rescue Degenerating Motor Neurons
   In amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the life or death of motor neurons may
   rest with an overlooked group of neighboring cells.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2003/msg04.html

- Nobel Prize in Medicine for 2003 to Lauterbur and Mansfield for their
   discoveries concerning "magnetic resonance imaging"
   The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award
   The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2003 jointly to Paul C
   Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2003/msg03.html

- Aggregation of Cloned Mouse Embryos Improves Survival Rate
   Novel way to boost the paltry survival rate of cloned mammals.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2003/msg02.html

-  Biological basis for creativity linked to mental illness
   Creative people more open to stimuli from environment.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2003/msg01.html

- Evidence the heart can renew itself
   Anversa has demonstrated that the heart has its own adult stem cells for
   regenerating heart muscle tissue following a coronary event.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2003/msg53.html

- Genetic links to obesity and thinness
   deCODE has discovered a gene with certain variations that predispose to
   obesity and others that predispose to thinness
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2003/msg52.html

- Non-Human Molecule Is Absorbed By Eating
   A non-human, cellular molecule is absorbed into human tissues as a
   result of eating red meat and milk products, according to a study by
   researchers at the University of California, San Diego.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2003/msg51.html

- NIH Announces Strategy to Accelerate Medical Research Progress
   The NIH Roadmap for Medical Research developed with input from more than
   300 nationally recognized leaders in academia, industry, government and
   the public.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2003/msg50.html

- Small Study Suggests Anticonvulsant Drug Holds Promise As Therapy For
   Cocaine Abuse
   Preliminary clinical trial conducted in Mexico shows that gamma
   vinyl-GABA (GVG)could cut cocaine use.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2003/msg49.html

- World's First Cloned Rats from genOway and INRA
   genOway is now focusing on the generation of cloned animals with
   specific genetic modifications (knock-out and knock-in rats)
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2003/msg47.html

- Social insects point to non-genetic origins of societies
   Social structures form through group dynamics, not trait selection
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2003/msg46.html

- NIGMS Center Grants To Explore Stem Cell Biology
   To elucidate the basic biology of stem cells, the National Institute of
   General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is funding three Exploratory Centers
   for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2003/msg45.html

- Software Tackles Protein Pathways
   PathBLAST searches the yeast protein-protein interaction network to
   identify all protein interaction pathways that align with a pathway
   query.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2003/msg44.html

-  Academic clinical research is under threat from the EU
   New therapies for hard-to-treat or rare cancers might never be developed
   and patients would continue to suffer and die unless problems with the
   proposed EU directive1 on clinical trials are resolved.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2003/msg43.html

- Scientists switch components in cell circuits: possible new technology,
   therapy
   Interchangeability may allow engineering of cells with new
   decision-making circuits
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2003/msg42.html

- Gene for rare inherited spinal cord disorder found; discovery may aid
   studies of other paralyzing diseases
   U-M - Penn team hope to aid diagnosis & treatment of hereditary spastic
   paraplegia
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2003/msg41.html

- Genes can individualize treatment for high blood pressure
   Genes that cause hypertension may also determine which blood
   pressure-lowering drugs are most effective for different people.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2003/msg40.html

- $500,000 Technology Prize for Advances Leading to the $1,000 Human
   Genome
   The prize is aimed at stimulating the scientific and technology research
   community to significantly advance automated DNA sequencing so that a
   human genome can be sequenced for $1,000 or less as soon as possible
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2003/msg37.html

- Contact Genetic News editors
   news@hum-molgen.org


Literature
http://hum-molgen.org/literature/

- Berg, Tymoczko and Stryer. 2002. Biochemistry. 5th ed. (NCBI Bookshelf)
   The book is now available for interactive searching on the Bookshelf.
   http://hum-molgen.org/literature/10-2003/msg01.html

- Open access initiative from the Company of Biologists
   Development, Journal of Cell Science and The Journal of Experimental
   Biology will be offering authors the option of "open access".
   http://hum-molgen.org/literature/09-2003/msg03.html


Biomedical Positions
http://hum-molgen.org/positions/

- Biochemistry / Immunology: Postdoctoral Appointee
   UMDNJ, NEW BRUNSWICK, 08901, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2299.html
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2308.html

- Biochemistry / Immunology: Temporary Research Assistant (GRANT FUNDED)
   UMDNJ, NEW BRUNSWICK, 08901, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2306.html

- Biochemistry / Immunology: Senior Laboratory Technician (GRANT FUNDED)
   UMDNJ, PISCATAWAY, 08854, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2307.html
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/academic_positions/0111.html

- Biochemistry / Immunology: Senior Laboratory Technician (GRANT FUNDED)
   UMDNJ, NEW BRUNSWICK, 08901, USA

- Biochemistry / Immunology: Staff Engineer/Research Scientist
   UTC Research Center, EAST HARTFORD, CT
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/non_academic_positions/1152.html

- Biochemistry / Immunology: Field Service Biomed Technician
   Universal Health Services, DES MOINES,50301,USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/non_academic_positions/1153.html

- Biochemistry / Immunology: Data Management Project Leader
   ICON Clinical Research, Inc., NORTH WALES,19436,USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2316.html

- Biochemistry / Immunology: Clinical Studies Associate, Nashville, TN
   ICON Clinical Research, Inc., NASHVILLE,37201,USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2317.html

- Biochemistry / Immunology: Clinical Data Coordinators
   ICON Clinical Research, Inc., NORTH WALES,19436,USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/non_academic_positions/1158.html

- Biotechnology: Postdoctoral or Non-tenured Faculty
   Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232-0275
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2303.html

- Cell and Molecular Biology / Anatomy: PhD position
   Philipps-University Marburg, 35043 Marburg, Germany
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/predoctoral/0462.html

- Cell and Molecular Biology / Anatomy: Research Teaching Specialist III
   (Grant Funded)rp
   UMDNJ, PISCATAWAY, NJ, 08854
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2312.html

- Cell and Molecular Biology / Anatomy: Research Teaching Specialist III
   (Grant Funded)rp
   UMDNJ, PISCATAWAY, NJ, 08854
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2313.html

- Cell and Molecular Biology / Anatomy: Senior Clinical Data Coordinators
   ICON Clinical Research, Inc., NORTH WALES,19436,USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2315.html

- Medical Research (others): Research Scientist
   GUIDANT Corporation, Temecula, CA 92589
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/non_academic_positions/1155.html

- Medical Research (others): Research Teaching Specialist IV (GRANT
   FUNDED)
   UMDNJ, PISCATAWAY,
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2305.html

- Medical Research (others): Research Teaching Specialist II (Grant
   Funded)
   UMDNJ, NEW BRUNSWICK, 08901
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/non_academic_positions/1149.html

- Medical Research (others): Research Teaching Specialist V (GRANT
   FUNDED)
   UMDNJ, PISCATAWAY, 08854, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/assistant/0152.html

- Medical Research (others): Principal Engineer/Scientist
   UTC Research Center, EAST HARTFORD, 06108, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/non_academic_positions/1150.html

- Medical Research (others): Postdoctoral Appointee
   UMDNJ, EDISON, NJ 08817
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2314.html

- Medical Research (others): Senior Laboratory Technician (GRANT FUNDED)
   UMDNJ, PISCATAWAY, 08854, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2300.html
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2301.html

- Medical Research (others): Research Technical Specialist
   UMDNJ, PISCATAWAY, 08854, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/non_academic_positions/1151.html

- Medical Research (others): Research Assistant-Temporary
   UMDNJ, NEW BRUNSWICK, 08901, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/academic_positions/0112.html

- Medical Research (others): Research Teaching Specialist V (GRANT
   FUNDED)
   UMDNJ, PISCATAWAY, 08854, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/academic_positions/0113.html

- Medical Research (others): Research Teaching Specialist IV (GRANT
   FUNDED)
   UMDNJ, PISCATAWAY, 08854, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/academic_positions/0114.html

- Medical Research (others): Postdoctoral Appointee
   UMDNJ, NEW BRUNSWICK, 08901, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2309.html

- Medical Research (others): Research Teaching Specialist IV (GRANT
   FUNDED)
   UMDNJ, NEW BRUNSWICK, 08901
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/academic_positions/0115.html

- Microbiology / Virology: POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW
   University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6049, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2298.html

- Neurology / Neuroscience: PostDoctoral fellow
   INSERM U592, 75571 Paris cedex 12
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2297.html

- Neurology / Neuroscience: post-doctoral research position in Alzheimer's
   disease
   Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2296.html

- Others: Postdoctoral Appointee
   UMDNJ, NEW BRUNSWICK, 08901, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/academic_positions/0108.html
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/academic_positions/0109.html

- Others: Director of Business Development
   ICON Clinical Research, Inc., NORTH WALES, 19436, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/non_academic_positions/1147.html

- Others: Data Management Project Manager
   ICON Clinical Research, Inc., NORTH WALES, 19436, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/non_academic_positions/1146.html

- Others: Senior Biostatistician
   Stoakley-Dudley Consultants Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario L5N 1A6 Canada
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/non_academic_positions/1145.html

- Others: Research Teaching Specialist V
   UMDNJ, PISCATAWAY, 08854, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/academic_positions/0110.html

- Others: Group Leader, Structures
   UTC Research Center, EAST HARTFORD, 06108, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/non_academic_positions/1144.html

- Others: Contracts Manufacturing Manager - San Diego, CA
   Work Wonders Staffing LLC, Cave Creek, AZ, 85331, USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/non_academic_positions/1148.html

- Others: Postdoctoral Appointee
   UMDNJ, NEW BRUNSWICK, 08901
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2304.html

- Others: IVRS Project Coordinator, Houston, TX, Day Shift
   ICON Clinical Research, Inc., HOUSTON,77001,USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/non_academic_positions/1154.html

- Others: SR. SCIENTIST
   SYBRON DENTAL SPECIALTIES, INC., LOS ANGELES,90001,USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2311.html

- Others: Director of Business Development, North Wales, PA 290208
   ICON Clinical Research, Inc., NORTH WALES, PA 19436
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/non_academic_positions/1156.html

- Others: IVRS Project Coordinator, Houston, TX ,Third Shift
   ICON Clinical Research, Inc., HOUSTON,77001,USA
   http://hum-molgen.org/positions/non_academic_positions/1157.ht

- Write a position announcement (free)
   http://hum-molgen.org/cgi-bin/positions.pl?write0


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http://hum-molgen.org/companies/


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