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May

2010

Novartis Finds Clues for E.Coli

Scientists at drugmaker Novartis have found bacterial components they hope can be used to develop a vaccine to protect people against a range of dangerous Escherichia coli (E.coli) infections.

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May

2010

IGS researcher receives Gates Foundation Grand Challenge Grant

An IGS scientist has received a US$100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support an innovative global health research project.

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May

2010

Understanding the relationship between bacteria & obesity

Research presented today sheds new light on the role bacteria in the digestive tract may play in obesity.

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May

2010

IGS Names New Associate Directors

The Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) is pleased to announce the appointments of two distinguished scientists and faculty members to new positions. Dr. Jacques Ravel has been appointed to Associate Director, Genomics at IGS. Dr. Owen White has been appointed Associate Director, Bioinformatics.

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Jun

2010

Vaginal microbes vary among healthy populations

The delicate balance of microbes in the vagina can vary greatly between healthy women. Researchers hope further study will lead to personalized reproductive medicine for women.

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Jun

2010

Common Transposons - "Jumping Genes" - Known to Cause Disease

Scientists are finding more variation in the human genome than they had previously expected. The new study to be published in Cell, is one of the first to take an in-depth look at transposons, known as jumping genes.

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May

2010

Fraser-Liggett Wins Health IT Award from Women in Technology

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Aug

2010

Castor Bean Sequenced

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Jun

2010

UM IGS Study Finds Vaginal Microbes Vary Among Healthy Women

The delicate balance of microbes in the vagina can vary greatly between healthy women, according to a new study led by the Institute for Genome Sciences. Researchers hope further study will lead to personalized reproductive medicine for women, allowing doc/prtors to tailor each womans treatment and health maintenance strategies to her individual microbial make-up...

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May

2010

The Relationship Between Bacteria and Obesity

Research presented today sheds new light on the role bacteria in the digestive tract may play in obesity.