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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]

07-Jul-2005 Press Release

TIGR President Is Named To Biosecurity Science Advisory Board

TIGR President Claire M. Fraser has been appointed to the new National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, which provides oversight and advice to the Department of Health and Human Services on federally conducted or supported...[more]

30-Jun-2005 Press Release

U.S. / African Project Deciphers Deadly Parasite Genome

An innovative North-South research collaboration has provided molecular clues to help develop new ways to treat or prevent East Coast fever, a parasite-transmitted disease which kills a million cattle a year in East and Central...[more]

28-Jun-2005 Press Release

Major New Policy Study Will Explore Risks, Benefits of Synthetic Genomics

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Major New Policy Study Will Explore Risks, Benefits of Synthetic Genomics ROCKVILLE, MD - June 28, 2005 — Today three organizations, the J. Craig Venter Institute (Venter Institute), the...[more]

27-Jun-2005 Press Release

Genome Study of Beneficial Microbe May Help Boost Plant Health

In a study expected to greatly benefit crop plants, scientists have deciphered the genome of a root- and seed-dwelling bacterium that protects plants from diseases. The research provides clues to better explain how the helpful...[more]

06-Jun-2005 Press Release

TIGR President Wins ASM's Promega Biotechnology Research Award

TIGR President Claire M. Fraser has been awarded the 2005 Promega Biotechnology Research Award at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology for her "outstanding contributions to the application of biotechnology...[more]

09-May-2005 Collaborator Release

The Inner Life of Sea Squirts

In a project that could have far-reaching implications for natural-product drug development, scientists have shown how a microbe that lives inside sea squirts could be used to biosynthesize a chemical compound that may help fight...[more]

21-Mar-2005 Press Release

Scientists Gather for Microbial Genomics Conference

A decade after the dawn of the genomics era, some of the world's top scientists in the field of microbial genomics are gathering in Halifax, Canada, for the International Conference on Microbial Genomes. Speakers will discuss...[more]

07-Mar-2005 Press Release

Venter Institute Studies Microbes Living in Air

Air Genome Project to Sample Air Using Whole Genome Shotgun Sequencing[more]

02-Mar-2005 Press Release

Sifting Through Fruitfly Sequences, Scientists Discover New Wolbachias

Finding the genomic equivalent of gold nuggets in the rough ore of a much larger set of data, TIGR scientists and collaborators have discovered the genomes of three new types of the microbe Wolbachia in fruitfly sequence data.[more]

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