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02-Dec-2005 Press Release

Poison + Water = Hydrogen. New Microbial Genome Shows How.

New Microbial Genome Shows How "Take a pot of scalding water, remove all the oxygen, mix in a bit of poisonous carbon monoxide, and add a pinch of hydrogen gas. It sounds like a recipe for a witch's brew. It may be, but it is...[more]

02-Dec-2005 Press Release

A Salty Tale: New Bacterial Genome Sequenced From Ancient Salterns

Tourists in Spain often stop to ogle the country's many saltwater lagoons, used to produce salt since Roman times. Scientists, too, admire these saltern crystallizers — and even more so, the microbes that manage to survive in...[more]

05-Oct-2005 Press Release

First Big Influenza Genome Study Reveals Flu Evolution

On the eve of the 2005-06 flu season, scientists at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) have captured influenza evolution in action. In a study published in this week's journal Nature, the researchers report the first...[more]

22-Sep-2005 Press Release

Researchers Predict Infinite Genomes

Ever since the genomics revolution took off, scientists have been busily deciphering vast numbers of genomes. But in a new study, TIGR scientists suggest researchers might never fully describe some bacteria and viruses--because...[more]

07-Sep-2005 Press Release

TIGR Taps Eric Eisenstadt as Vice President for Research

Eric Eisenstadt has joined The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) as Vice President for Research. With 17 years of biotechnology experience, Eisenstadt says genomics is at a crossroads--and he intends for TIGR to help lead the...[more]

10-Aug-2005 Press Release

International Research Team Announces Finished Rice Genome

In a study that promises to improve crop breeding, a public research consortium has published the complete, accurate rice genome. As a member of the International Rice Genome Sequencing Project, TIGR sequenced more than 10% of...[more]

10-Aug-2005 Press Release

Venter Institute Announces Acquisition of the Norman Collection: The History of Molecular Biology

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venter Institute Announces Acquisition of the Norman Collection: The History of Molecular Biology ROCKVILLE, MD — August 10, 2005 — The J. Craig Venter Institute (Venter Institute)...[more]

25-Jul-2005 Press Release

Genome Study of Marine Microbe Offers New Clues to Subzero Survival

In a new study, scientists have sequenced and analyzed the genome of a marine microbe, Colwellia psychrerythraea 34H. The research reveals key biochemical tools that bacteria tap to survive in frigid environments.[more]

14-Jul-2005 Press Release

Three Deadly Parasites Have Common Genetic Core; Studies May Help Target New Drugs To Fight Them

An international consortium of scientists including TIGR has deciphered the genomes of three deadly parasites that threaten half a billion people, causing Chagas disease, African sleeping sickness and leishmaniasis. The studies,...[more]

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