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31-Mar-2004 Press Release

HP and TCAG Collaborate to Advance Medical and Environmental Genomic Discovery in Life Science

PRESS RELEASE HP and TCAG Collaborate to Advance Medical and Environmental Genomic Discovery in Life Science BOSTON, Bio-IT World Conference + Expo, March 31, 2004 — HP and The Center for the Advancement of Genomics (TCAG),...[more]

29-Mar-2004 Press Release

A New Spin on Spirochetes

Three centuries after a pioneering Dutch microbiologist first observed the spiral-shaped oral pathogen Treponema denticola, TIGR scientists and collaborators have deciphered the bacterium's entire DNA sequence and used...[more]

16-Mar-2004 Press Release

"Male-Targeting" Bacterium's Genome is Deciphered

The first genome analysis of a Wolbachia -- intracellular bacteria that manipulate the reproduction of their host -- has shed light on the biology and evolution of these "male-targeting" microbes. The study may help in the...[more]

04-Mar-2004 Press Release

IBEA Researchers Publish Results From Environmental Shotgun Sequencing of Sargasso Sea In Science; Discover 1,800 New Species And 1.2 Million New Genes, Including Nearly 800 New Photoreceptor Genes

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation give IBEA $4.25 Million Grant for Genomic Sequencing of DNA Samples from Expedition Discovery Channel to Film Expedition for TV Documentary [more]

26-Feb-2004 Press Release

TIGR Offers International Travel Fellowships

PRESS RELEASE TIGR Offers International Travel Fellowships Senior researchers from developing countries are eligible to apply for International Travel Fellowships being offered by The...[more]

18-Dec-2003 Press Release

Scientists Discover Way to Streamline Analysis of Maize Genome

The complex structure of the maize genome -- with tiny islands of genes clustered in a vast sea of highly-repetitive DNA -- may become easier to decipher as the result of research by TIGR and collaborators. The scientists have...[more]

16-Dec-2003 Press Release

Scientists Explore Secrets of the Anthrax Spore

In a pioneering joint use of the investigative tools of genomics and proteomics to analyze a bacterial pathogen, scientists have described the molecular mechanisms behind the anthrax bacterium's ability to form extremely tough...[more]

11-Dec-2003 Press Release

Scientists Decipher Genome of Bacterium That Remediates Uranium Contamination and Generates Electricity Through Its Metabolism

Shining new light on the molecular secrets behind a microbe's capability to generate electricity and to help clean up radioactive contamination, TIGR scientists and collaborators have deciphered and analyzed the genome of...[more]

27-Nov-2003 Press Release

Gene Transfer Leads To Antibiotic Resistance In Staph Strain

A dangerous new staph strain picked up its resistance to vancomycin — one of the few antibiotics effective against serious staph infections — by acquiring genes from another microbial species, scientists have found. [more]

13-Nov-2003 Press Release

IBEA Researchers Make Significant Advance in Methodology Toward Goal of a Synthetic Genome

Group Synthesizes Biologically Active Genome of Bacteriophage φX174 IBEA research, funded by Dept. of Energy, is an important advance toward the goal of a completely synthetic genome that could aid in carbon sequestration...[more]

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