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MS-Xelerator™: Advanced Algorithms for LC/MS Data Processing Applied to Biomarker Discovery, Differential Analysis and Quantitative Proteomics
M.M.A. Ruijken

LC-MS based proteomic experiments are used to compare complex biological samples across multiple conditions. Fast, powerful computational tools are needed to explore and detect differences in the areas of Expression Proteomics and Biomarker Discovery. In general, specialized steps are necessary to solve these difficult problems (binning, alignment & normalization, peak picking, relative quantitation, etc.). MS-Xelerator is a collection of software tools dedicated to all of the above tasks.

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Caveolin-1 Expression as a Possible Biomarker in Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis
C. Tanase, E. Raducan, L. Albulescu, E. Codorean, M.I. Nicolescu, D.I. Popescu, M.L. Cruceru and A.C. Popa

Caveolin1 (Cav-1) function either as a tumor supressor or as a promoter of metastasis. Overexpresion of cav-1 was correlated with: tumoral grading, proliferration markers (Ki67, p53), serum tumor markers (CEA, CA19.9) and angiogenic markers (VEGF, bFGF).

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A Novel Miniaturized Cell Lysis Device Using Spherically Focused Ultrasound
Gang Li, Hong Xiao, Min Guo and Jing Cheng

A prototype of miniaturized cell lysis device has been developed using a spherically concave transducer, which is capable of lysing bacteria in absence of added chemical denaturants or enzymes and lysing yeast efficiently without any mechanical or enzymatic pretreatment.

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EuroGentest: Reference Materials for Genetic Testing
David E Barton, David Gancberg, Philippe Corbisier, Sarah Berwouts, Elisabeth Dequeker and Christine Brady

The lack of reference materials (RMs) for most genetic tests causes difficulties in validating and developing new assays, and results in tests being run without proper quality controls. EuroGentest and the EU-funded network for Medical Genetics, is addressing this issue by defining the present and future needs for RMs, setting priorities for and supporting the development of new RMs and building an enduring network involving all stakeholders in RM development.

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Large-scale Microarray Analysis of Protein and mRNA Level Changes in HL-60 Cells
Pavel Simara, Irena Koutna, Stanislav Stejskal, Martina Peterkova, Petr Krontorad, Zdenek Rucka

In this study we compare methods for large-scale microarray analysis of protein and RNA level changes in HL-60 cells, responding to differentiation stimuli. Using microarrays we have found, that level of several proteins was either up- or down-regulated after cell differentiation. In some cases there was significant correlation with appropriate genes.

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Preliminary Report: The Geriatric Propamed Study: Prospective pharmacopgenetics in geriatrics
Dr LS Griffith, Dr L Chialda and Dr A Pahl

In a worldwide first proscpective phamacogenetic study preliminary results show reduction of adverse drug reactions and hospitilisation stays for geriatric patients after pharmacogenetic testing and medication interaction analysis to fit the medicine to the patient.

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Development of a Lab-on-a-Chip for the Characterization of Human Cells
Richter, L., Stepper, C., Mak, A., Brückl, H. and Ertl, P.

Cell chips are developed to continuously monitor mammalian cell population dynamics in a non-invasive manner. In the presented work we describe the design, fabrication and characterization of a lab-on-a-chip for quantitative cell analysis.

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Label-free Identification of Microorganisms using a Contact-less Dielectric Microsensor
Ertl, P., Richter, L., Reinthaler, A., Stepper, C., Mak, A., Kast, M., Heer, R. and Brückl, H.

Microfabricated biochips are developed to continuously monitor cell population dynamics in a non-invasive manner. In the presented work we describe the novel combination of contact-less dielectric microsensors and microfluidics to promote biofilm formation for quantitative cell analysis.

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Design, Manufacturing and Test of Disposable Microfluidic System for Blood-Plasma Separation
M. Kersaudy-Kerhoas, F. Amalou, D. Kavanagh, S. Marson, U. M. Attia, P. Summersgill, T. Ryan and M.P.Y. Desmulliez

Prenatal diagnosis to determine the outcome of pregnancies and detect conditions that may affect future pregnancies has risen as a big issue in the broad public. Analysis of fetal genetic material extracted from maternal blood is a smart alternative to invasive prenatal testing.

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Scientific News
Researchers Uncover New Cancer Cell Vulnerability
The research showed that telomerase-expressing cells depend upon a gene named p21 for their survival.
Capturing Cancer: A Powerful New Technique for Early Diagnosis
Researchers describe an innovative technique for early disease detection, which they call immunosignaturing.
No Extra Mutations in Modified Stem Cells, Study Finds
New results ease previous concerns that gene-editing techniques-used to develop therapies for genetic diseases-could add unwanted mutations to stem cells.
Patient-Specific Stem Cells and Personalized Gene Therapy
Patients’ own cells transformed into model for studying disease and developing potential treatment.
Significant Step Towards Blood Test for Alzheimer's
Scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood which can predict the onset of Alzheimer’s, marking a significant step towards developing a blood test for the disease.
Novel Insights into the Control of Gene Expression
The webinar, “Developing new insights into gene expression using RNA-Seq”, sees Dr Christopher Jones, Research Fellow at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School present novel findings from a recent RNA-Seq project performed by OGT.
Aging Contributes to Rapid Rates of Genomic Change
Signaling challenges for personalized medicine.
CRI Finds Key to Identifying, Enriching Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Biomarker enables researchers to accurately characterize the properties and function of MSCs in the body.
Saturated Fat Intake May Influence Person’s Expression of Genetic Obesity Risk
Limiting saturated fat could help people whose genetic make-up increases their chance of being obese.
Genetic Material Hitchhiking in Our Cells May Shape Physical Traits
Explaining the connection between genotype and phenotype must also consider genetic material that doesn’t come from an organism’s chromosomes at all.
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