Whole Genome microarray @ 99 USD

Ocimum Biosolutions is offering whole genome microarrays at 99 USD as part of its 6th year celebration, The limited period marketing offer is available for many cataloge whole genome microarrays at 99 USD irrespective of the number of microarrays ordered.

The company now offers one of the best cost effective microarray prices in the market

To get more information on microarray price please contact Ocimum Biosolutions web  http://www.ocimumbio.com/web/promo/array99.asp



‘Personalized Medicine’ Goal of Human Genetics Initiative

Oregon Health & Science University effort, launched 25-April 2007 during National DNA Day, will meld genetics and clinical care

OHSU today is launching the Human Genetics Initiative (HGI), an effort that brings together the university’s vast array of genetics research resources and brainpower, and applies them in a health care setting. It will allow the university to seek new ways of understanding the role of genetics in common disorders like obesity, hypertension, osteoporosis and diabetes.

The goal of HGI is to accelerate the translation of scientific knowledge to patient care by recruiting new geneticists, building a campuswide bank of advanced technology, developing new educational programs for the next generation of health care providers, and, eventually, establishing a novel delivery model for genetics health care.

Video in Laboratory

I had mentioned earlier a number websites, that offer scientific videos

though many researchers have their own restriants when it comes to using technology whetehr it is open source or peer reviewd journal or blogs itself. Perhaps groups was the only social content driven concept that got off the ground when it comes to science and especially life science

but that certainly doesnt seem to deter more people coming up with new site that offer more web2.0 services to scientists

this time the new kid on the blck is http://www.labaction.com another science video sharing website
for more information on similar services and technology see my earlier posts

Gene splicing, SNP, Jumping genes, Transposons

I was looking for an easy way to explain DNA, Gene splicing, SNP, Jumping genes, Transposons and such to a non biologist without using too much technical jargons. And then I came across a study by University of Cambridge about how human mind reacts and learns written text , JUst see if you can read the following text, They are sure not spelling mistkes but made by rearranging text  in word by retaining the first and last letter in such a way that your mind still can read it




Cna yuo raed tihs? fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a mnid to udrtsand DNA and why it is poisbssle for DNA to Evovle.


i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde inervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the lny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! now you can raed tihs

Did you read the text and were you able to understand the meaning and the message it contained, If so think about it if you can read the message even when the order at which it is written is changed, Our DNA is also evolving in a similar fashion,now go on read about Gene splicing, SNP, Jumping genes, Transposons you would understand them better.

I guess perhaps we can use the same to explain to students or non biologists many other features of DNA especially how it is possible for HSP genes to create different proteins from different structural arrangement or how more than one DNA can code for one protein

Theranostics-Genetics Testing for Clinical Diagnostics for Personalized Medicine

Theranostics is the term used to describe the proposed process of diagnostic therapy for individual patients – to test them for possible reaction to taking a new medication and to tailor a treatment for them based on the test results or in plain english Personalized Medicine.

Personalized medicine is the use of detailed information about a patient’s genotype or level of gene expression and a patient’s clinical data in order to select a medication, therapy or preventative measure that is particularly suited to that patient at the time of administration

The test results are used to tailor treatment, usually with a drug that targets a particular gene or protein.

Seen the movie Gattaca it shows glipses of the what to come.

This method is looked as the possible end result of new advances made in Pharmacogenomics, Drug Discovery using Genetics, Molecular Biology and Microarray chips technology

The technology is set to grow by leaps as new companies are introducing new microarray chip which are getting cheaper day by day

Already there are microarraychips approved by FDA for clinical diagnostics

Saliva Tests Making Their Way to Routine Care

Simple, cheap diagnostic tests based on the analysis of saliva are within spitting distance of development, says a consortium of American researchers.

Dr. David T. Wong, director of the Dental Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles has teamed up with researchers at the U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; the University of California, San Francisco; and the Scripps Research Institute.

Together, the team is engaged in a painstaking mapping of so-called “diagnostic alphabets” present in saliva. Identifying the components of such alphabets is key to “reading” the signs of disease.

So far, two such alphabets are substantially decoded: one based on salivary proteins and another based on salivary messenger RNAs (mRNA) — molecules integral to the formation of proteins.

More than 1,500 salivary proteins have been identified, the authors noted, alongside about 3,000 mRNAs.

For more on saliva diagnostics, visit the American Association for Dental Research.

i-Kode to take control of your scientific mail and email.

 Practicallly I use the Foward feature of GMAIL to send my mails to the my corporate email address this I can make sure that no has my Id but also When I leave the company I still get to have acess to all the newsletters i received and I can even forward it to the new email address if need to

but I still thought or writing about www.i-kode.com as its a new service and has a lot features too and obviosly its freee and you can even win price too, UMM sound too good ha

you can select from a list available scientific newsletters and search for new one or add your own new

The i-kode.com™ service lets you take control of your scientific mail and emails journals and online magazines in one place.

    Get the mail you want

  • Don’t get the mail you don’t want
  • Add yourself to mail lists
  • Remove yourself from mail lists
  • Find Vendors of key products and services
  • Manage your contact with Academic Societies and Journals
  • When you move, update them all in less than a minute

You can read an article about i-kode.com and see what other scientists think of our service here or you can read our latest press release.

Latest! Online File Storage and Spam-free Secure Email Inbox.

You can store files online in your own secure Document Store or receive Spam-free Email without interference from spam filters.

And ofcourse Rewards when you refer colleagues

Read an article on OBBEC magazine http://www.obbec.com/lscbio/

Moleculare Frontiers Intiative for researchers of future

Molecular Frontiers is a global effort to promote the understanding and appreciation of molecular science in society

THe initiative offers an arena for budding biologists and life science researchers of the future. Wish them all the best. Some of the interesting aspects are

Catalytic Forum

think tank to discuss and analyze current scientific developments with researchers from all over the world.


A web site where young people are invited to explore the realm of molecular science.


next generation literature awareness tool

Another science website that seems to be as taking its cues from web2.0 anthology.

Faculty of 1000 Biology is the next generation literature awareness tool. It is a revolutionary new online research service that will comprehensively and systematically highlight and review the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences, based on the recommendations of a faculty of well over 1000 selected leading researchers.

Faculty of 1000 Biology will be run by scientists for scientists, and will provide a rapidly updated consensus map of the important papers and trends across biology.

In the Faculty of 1000 Biology, the entire field of biology is divided into 16 Faculties (subjects), each of which will be run by two to four Heads of Faculty.

Each Faculty is subdivided into 3-12 Sections, each run by two or three Section Heads and comprising between 10 and 50 Faculty Members. Faculty of 1000 Biology aims to invite the best scientists internationally in each field and to involve both experienced and younger investigators.

All in all an excellent website with lots of information which is peer reviewed

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