By analyzing SNPs from some 87.000 Japanese, Europeans, Africans and Latin Americans, suffering from prostate cancer, in a genome-wide analysis, about 100 SNPs were detected which are strongly assiciated with the development of prostate cancer. RIKEN news release,...
The catalogue contains about 60 million SNPs and allows to calculate optimal sequences for primers and probes. It is believed that this service will strongly advance personlized medicine. RIKEN news release, Sept. 22, 2014
For this cornea regeneration project, pig atelocollagen was expanded in serum-free culture medium and maintained transparency without causing inflammation if transplanted into the eye of a rabbit. NIAS press release, Sept. 19, 2014
The team of Hiroyuki FUKUOKA at NARO Institute of Vegetable and Tea Science in Tsu, Mie Prefecture, solved 833 Mb or74 % of the whole genome, from which some 85.000 genes could be predicted. NARO press release, Sept. 19, 2014
The number of dengue-infected persons in Japan has exceeded 100 and thus a rapid immunoassay based on immunochromatography was developed. Detection time is 10 min, accuracy 90 % and costs are about 100 USD per test China Bio news release, Sept. 18, 2014