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Automated Genomic DNA QC Ensures High Quality Data from Downstream Workflows
Arunkumar Padmanaban, Ruediger Salowsky, Delphine Rabiller and Donna McDade Walker

The success of several genomics study depends primarily on the quality of starting material, which in most cases is the genomic DNA. The quality and quantity of the extracted genomic DNA affects the downstream applications like microarray studies, library constructions and gene expression studies.

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High-Throughput Analysis of DNA Samples using the D1K ScreenTape Assay and the Agilent 2200 TapeStation System
Arunkumar Padmanaban, Ruediger Salowsky, Adam Inche

Recent advances in genomics demands to look at a wealth of genetic information in a short period of time. DNA analysis using slab gel electrophoresis and capillary electrophoresis are widely being used as a QC step in next generation sequencing and microarray studies. However, often these techniques lack the speed and involve more manual steps to perform the assay.

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FDG PET/CT Utility in Gynecologic Malignancies: A comprehensive review of anatomy, pathways of metastatic spread and scan findings
Nicholas Plaxton, MD, Aruna Polsani, MD, Raghuveer Halkar, MD, Karen Godette, MD, Barron, Bruce, MD

Our objective was to review the five major gynaecologic cancers (cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar) and demonstrate the role of FDG PET/CT in diagnosis, surveillance, FIGO staging and treatment strategy.

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FDG PET/CT Characteristics of Adrenal Benign and Malignant Lesions
Nicholas Plaxton, MD, Raghuveer Halkar, MD, Bruce Barron, MD

We selected FDG PET/CT cases with strong key representative findings to help illustrate benign and malignant adrenal lesions. Tabular review of PET SUV values, Hounsfield units and lesion size in the different cases will be discussed.

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Hot Start dNTPs – Pushing the Limits of PCR
Tony Le, Hidalgo Ashrafi, Sabrina Shore, Victor Timoshchuk, Natasha Paul, Richard Hogrefe, Inna Koukhareva, Alexandre Lebedev

Hot Start dNTPs are a distinct approach that employs modified nucleoside triphosphates with a thermolabile protecting group. This modification blocks low temperature primer extension and is released at higher temperatures to allow for more specific DNA polymerase incorporation.

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RNA Quality Control using the Agilent 2200 TapeStation System –Assessment of the RINe Quality Metric
Arunkumar Padmanaban, Ruediger Salowsky, Charmian Cher

Here, we present a comparative study between the RINe quality score obtained from R6K ScreenTape and High Sensitivity R6K ScreenTape compared to the RIN quality metric obtained from the 2100 Bioanalyzer system.

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Variation in miRNA expression between TRV-infected tobacco plants is correlated with symptom severity and TRV-16K transcripts abundance
Zhimin Yin, Krystyna Michalak, Miroslawa Chrzanowska

In the present work, expression of certain miRNAs and their targets were investigated in three tobacco plants infected with Tobacco rattle virus (TRV) isolate Deb57 collected from Northern Poland in 2008.

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Discovery of Conserved Domains for Development of Functional Markers and Identification of microRNAs from Drought Responsive Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)
Mandape M, Saikumar K, Dudhe MY, Kumar J, Meena HP, Chauhan J, Afroz A

This stidy identified that conserved domains or gene families from the ESTs could be utilized for the identification of gene-targeted markers and for development of functional markers to accelerate marker assisted backcross breeding in chickpea.

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A Crystallographic-Based Fragment Screen Against Human BRD4 Bromodomain 1
Hubbard P, Ritchie A, Hughes S, Lipkin M, Blackaby W & MacLeod A

Fragment-based drug discovery has now become firmly established as an important method in the lead discovery process, and is an integral component of drug discovery at BioFocus. Using a selection of compounds from our fragment collection, we have performed a crystallographic-based screen against human BRD4 bromodomain 1.

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Stowers scientists establish Drosophila and mammalian models to study mutations found in pediatric brain tumors.
Genetic Basis for Rabbit Domestication Revealed
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Fighting Prostate Cancer with a Tomato-Rich Diet
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NIH to Launch Human Safety Study of Ebola Vaccine Candidate
Trial is First in Series of Accelerated Safety Studies of Ebola Vaccines.
Gut Bacteria that Protect Against Food Allergies Identified
Common gut bacteria prevent sensitization to allergens in a mouse model for peanut allergy, paving the way for probiotic therapies to treat food allergies.
Detecting and Identifying Candida Species in Blood Samples of Critically Ill Paediatric Patients
The study aimed to develop a multiplex nested PCR method to detect and identify seven Candida species in peripheral blood samples of critically ill paediatric patients.
Cancer-Fighting Drugs Might Also Stop Malaria Early
A number of compounds have been identified which could be used to fight malaria.
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