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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.

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May

2010

Fraser-Liggett Awarded Health IT Recognition from WIT

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May

2010

IGS Announces New Associate Directors

Claire M. Fraser-Liggett, PhD, Director of IGS, is pleased to announce the appointments of two distinguished scientists and faculty members to new positions at IGS. Dr. Jacques Ravel has been appointed to Associate Director, Genomics. Dr. Owen White has been appointed Associate Director, Bioinformatics.

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May

2010

Novartis Finds Clues for Universal E. Coli Vaccine

Scientists at Novartis have found bacterial components they hope can be used to develop a vaccine to protect people...

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May

2010

IGS Receives Gates Grant to Research Filariasis

IGS at UMSOM has received a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to support an innovative global health research project conducted by Dr. Julie Dunning Hotopp, titled "Targeting Bacterial Genes Found on Filarial Chromosomes for the Treatment of Lymphatic Filariasis."