Archive: 08/16/2009

New data: Mega-quake could strike near Seattle

Using sophisticated seismometers and GPS devices, scientists have been able to track minute movements along two massive tectonic plates colliding 25 miles or so underneath Washington state's Puget Sound basin. Their early ...

Aug 16, 2009
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Tokyo hospital to test viral therapy for tumors

Tokyo University Hospital will begin a clinical test in late August of a viral therapy in which viruses are injected directly into brain tumor patients, according to hospital officials.

Aug 16, 2009
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Researchers sequence exomes of 12 people (w/ Video)

In a pioneering effort that generated massive amounts of DNA sequence data from 12 people, a team supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has demonstrated the feasibility and value of a new strategy for identifying ...

Aug 16, 2009
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New Biomarker Predicts Response to Hepatitis C Treatment

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have identified the first genetic marker that predicts response to hepatitis C treatments, and a single letter of DNA code appears to make a huge difference. Duke University Medical Center scientists ...

Aug 16, 2009
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