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Subject: HUM-MOLGEN News Alert - November 16, 2005
From: FS Zollmann <zollmann@hum-molgen.de>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 13:55:47 +0100

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INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION FORUM IN HUMAN MOLECULAR GENETICS
HUM-MOLGEN News Alert - November 16, 2005 - http://hum-molgen.org


Genetic News
by T.M. D'Souza, S. Chandler, T. Dalaya, K. Markey, J. Mill, R. Nemade,
D. Sharma, F.S. Zollmann
http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen

- Getting Lymphocytes Going
    Scientists report that 'microclusters' of molecules are the discrete
    physical structures required for triggering and, importantly,
    sustaining immune signals.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg41.html

- Allergy Safety Pins
    Researchers identify the enzyme Pin1 that increases the stability of
    mRNAs encoding GM-CSF.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg40.html

- Heart Risk From Inflammmatory Gene Variant
    A common variant of a gene involved in inflammation is 3.57 times
    more common in African American individuals who have had a heart
    attack than in African Americans who have not.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg39.html

- Small-Molecule Suppressor
    Research paper reports a small molecule that suppresses the phenotype
    of a zebrafish mutation.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg38.html

- Skeletons In Cancer's Closet
    Scientists have found the mechanism of action of a natural product
    known to be toxic to cancer cells.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg37.html

- Agonizing Over CD40
    A new approach to targeting cellular receptors in the immune system
    using small molecules.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg36.html

- A Path To Beating Cancer
    Two studies report promising developments in promoting more targeted
    and effective cancer treatment regimes in the future.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg35.html

- Mitochondrial Import And Enzymatic Activity Of PINK1 Mutants
   Associated To Recessive Parkinsonism
    Study describes effects of mutations to a putative mitochondrial
    kinase, PINK1, as well as mitochondrial localization of the wild-type
    and mutant PINK1 proteins.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg34.html

- Multiple Mutations In Mouse Chd7 Provide Models For CHARGE Syndrome
    Study finds widespread expression of Chd7 in early development of the
    mouse in organs affected in CHARGE syndrome.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg33.html

- Cannabinoid Receptor Type 2 Gene Is Associated With Human Osteoporosis
    The results provide an interesting novel therapeutical target for
    this severe and common disease.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg32.html

- Novel Discovery Of 'DCDC2' Gene Associated With Dyslexia
    DCDC2 is associated with reading disability and modulates neuronal
    development in the brain.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg31.html

- Forgotten by evolution?
    Adult Stem Cells May Be Just Remnants Of Evolution
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg30.html

- The Yin and Yang of Appetite Hormones
    An analysis of the prohormone from which the appetite stimulant
    ghrelin is derived has uncovered a new appetite suppressant, dubbed
    obestatin.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg29.html

- Cell-Specific Targeting of Nanoparticles
    Through simple chemical modification of nanoparticles, it is possible
    to create disease-specific agents for diagnostic and/or therapeutic
    use.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg28.html

- Genetic Analysis of Glioblastoma Brain Tumors Can Aid in Treatment
   Decisions
    Customized cancer treatments promise better recoveries.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg27.html

- Biorepository for Prostate Cancer
    The U.S. National Cancer Institute to enhance the quality and
    availability of various biospecimens and associated data for the
    broader scientific community for prostate cancer studies.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg26.html

- New research points to novel therapy for glaucoma
    New research points to an active role for a tissue previously thought
    to be metabolically inert and highlights new targets for therapeutic
    intervention
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg25.html

- Retinal Neovascularization: More Veg, less VegF
    Anti-VegF therapies dominate the field of retinal neovascular disease
    but a growing body of evidence suggest that vegetables are just as
    efficacious
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg24.html

- Common Viruses May Cause Cancer
    Study implicates viral-mediated cell fusion as a possible engine of
    tumor formation
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg23.html

- Combination Microbicides Protect Monkeys Against HIV-Like Virus
    Microbicides could potentially provide a safe, effective and
    practical way to prevent HIV transmission to women, especially in
    developing countries.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg22.html

- Can We Coax the Immune System to Respond Better to Chemotherapy?
    IL-2 administration along with chemotherapy and infusion of
    pre-chemotherapy lymphocytes boosts the immune system to fight cancer
    more effectively.
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg21.html

- Web Forum Launched for Schizophrenia Researchers
    Forum to become a catalyst for creative thinking that will speed the
    pace of discovery
    http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/11-2005/msg20.html

- Contact Genetic News editors
   WWW: http://hum-molgen.org/editors.html
   E-mail: news@hum-molgen.org


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- Cancer Research: Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
    National Cancer Institute at Frederick, Frederick, Maryland
    21702-1201
    http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2602.html

- Cardiovascular Research: post-doctoral fellow
    CNRS, Valbonne, 06560, France
    http://hum-molgen.org/positions/postdocs/2600.html

- Call for Assistant News Editors
   To further strengthen our news section we are currently looking for:
   Assistant Editors for the HUM-MOLGEN News section
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/04-2003/msg01.html

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

- Seifert. Wieland. 2005. G Protein-coupled Receptors as Drug Targets.
   1st ed.
    Analysis of Activation and Constitutive Activity
    http://hum-molgen.org/literature/11-2005/msg03.html

- The World Life Sciences Forum (ed.). 2005. Health for All?
    Agriculture and Nutrition - Bioindustry and Environment / Analyses
    and Recommendations
    http://hum-molgen.org/literature/11-2005/msg02.html

- Budisa. 2005. Engineering the Genetic Code. 1st ed.
    Expanding the Amino Acid Repertoire for the Design of Novel Proteins
    http://hum-molgen.org/literature/11-2005/msg01.html


Biotechnical requests and sources
http://hum-molgen.org/biotechnology

- Knockout Mouse Production for Academic Labs
    http://hum-molgen.org/bb/Forum1/HTML/000156.html


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