Rene Warren on "Sequencing the unrearranged human Immunoglobulin"

submitted by: JGI

Rene Warren from Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre discusses sequencing and finishing the IgH heavy chain locus on June 3, 2010 at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM.

Neuropathic Pain Neurodegenerative Disease

submitted by: alex01

Dr. Remi Quirion (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) described enhancement of the effects of pain-related peptides by PGE2 . This finding suggests a new, possible complimentary approach to the therapy of pain. Qurion also discussed anti-Alzheimer effect of polyphenols. This effect appears to be due not due to their antioxidant activity only. Quirion suggested the existence of membrane protein than binds polyphenols.

Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis

submitted by: alex01

J. Kocsis, PhD. - The current approaches to the therapy of multiple sclerosis are reviewed by J. Kocsis (Yale University). His research emphasizes remyelination as an approach to the therapy of multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury.

The Effect of Universal Influenza Immunization on Mortality and Health Care Use

submitted by: jeff_kwong
Background In 2000, Ontario, Canada, initiated a universal influenza immunization program (UIIP) to provide free influenza vaccines for the entire population aged 6 mo or older. Influenza immunization increased more rapidly in younger age groups in Ontario compared to other Canadian provinces, which all maintained targeted immunization programs. We evaluated the effect of Ontario's UIIP on influenza-associated mortality, hospitalizations, emergency department (ED) use, and visits to...
Authors: Jeffrey c. Kwong, Thérèse a. Stukel, Jenny Lim, Allison j. Mcgeer, Ross e.g. Upshur, Helen Johansen, Christie Sambell, William w. Thompson, Deva Thiruchelvam, Fawziah Marra, Lawrence w. Svenson, Douglas g. Manuel

Microblogology

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Six Science bloggers talk about why they blog, the role of blogging in science, feedback they've received, and the greatest microbiological discovery in the past decade. Bloggers featured include: John Logsdon Sex, Genes & Evolution http://www.johnlogsdon.blogspot.com Jonathan Badger T. Taxus http://ttaxus.blogspot.com Yersinia http://www.myspace.com/lenore138 Moselio Schaechter Small Things Considered http://schechter.asmblog.org Tara Smith Aetiology...

Tectonics

submitted by: scivee-team

A documentary on tectonics, continental drift, and ocean floor exploration.