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Oct

2010

Researchers Determine the Genetic Blueprint of Lyme Disease

Researchers have made a major achievement toward better understanding Lyme disease, by determining the complete genetic structures of 13 strains of the bacteria that cause the disease....

24

Jun

2010

IGS scientist' research with jumping genes finds more genome variety

Scott Devine, scientist at IGS at UMSOM, found more variation in the human genome than previously expected, according to his study, published in June 25 issue of Cell Magazine. The study is one of the first to take in-depth look at transposons, known as "jumping genes."

09

Jun

2010

Could bacteria in your gut predispose you to obesity?

Katherine Hobson at WSJ's health blog writes "The search for factors contributing to obesity has turned inward all the way to the middle of the gut, where as many as 100 trillion bacteria hang out. The mix of microbes in a given persons innards may emphasize may play some role in determining his tendency to put on pounds by governing how efficiently he digests food. (IGS researchers present at ASM)

27

May

2010

Ongoing Obesity Research at IGS

Research presented at the American Society for Microbiology highlights different aspects of how microorganisms living inside the human gut may impact obesity.

25

Mar

2010

Dr. Jacques Ravel interviewed on Ch 9 about Microbial forensics

"Scientists are looking at the unique bacterial trail each of us leaves behind..."

22

Feb

2010

Gov O'Malley appoints 4 to TEDCO Board

Gov. Martin O'Malley nominated regional business leaders including...University of Maryland School of Medicine professor Claire Fraser-Liggett to the board of a state technology development agency...

04

Jan

2010

New at the Top: Claire M. Fraser-Liggett, Institute for Genome Sciences

In my senior year of college, I did research with a doctor that got me excited about what a career in medical research was all about...