Obama convenes UN Security Council Summit on foreign fighters

United States President Barack Obama has convened a summit of UN Security Council in New York today to discuss tough measures including sanctions against foreign fighters and Islamist extremists. According to reports, there are nearly 11,000 foreign fighters from different parts of the world including more than 3000 from European nations alone operating in Syria … Read more

US treatment of Indian diplomat deplorable says Dr. Manmohan Singh

India hoped that the United States will understand its loud and clear message over the arrest and ill treatment meted out to Diplomat Devyani Khobragade. The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh deplored the treatment meted out to the diplomat. Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Dr. Singh termed the incident as deplorable. External Affairs Minister Salman … Read more

Cameron discusses Syria with US President Barack Obama

British Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken to US President Barack Obama on the situation in Syria before making a case to parliament for targeted military action to halt the use of chemical weapons. Downing Street said Cameron heard the “latest on US thinking” on the issue during his phone conversation with Obama, ahead of … Read more

Lung Cancer :: Study identifies novel gene alterations in lung cancer

An international team of scientists, supported in part by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced that its systematic effort to map the genomic changes underlying lung cancer has uncovered a critical gene alteration not previously linked to any form of cancer. The research, published in the advance online issue of the journal Nature, also revealed more than 50 genomic regions that are frequently gained or lost in lung adenocarcinoma, the most common type of lung cancer in the United States.

Autism :: Autism Consortium releases data on genes involved in autism to researchers worldwide

The Autism Consortium, a group of researchers, clinicians and families dedicated to radically accelerating research and enhancing clinical care for autism, announced that it has completed the first genome scan for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) through its Autism Gene Discovery Project and has released the reference data set to a database that autism researchers around the world can use. The scan was conducted using new, high resolution technology developed by Affymetrix on genetic data from more than 3,000 children with ASD and their families.

Genome :: Consortium Publishes Phase II Map of Human Genetic Variation

The International HapMap Consortium today published analyses of its second-generation map of human genetic variation, which contains three times more markers than the initial version unveiled in 2005. In two papers in the journal Nature, the consortium describes how the higher resolution map offers greater power to detect genetic variants involved in common diseases, explore the structure of human genetic variation and learn how environmental factors, such as infectious agents, have shaped the human genome.

Eye :: Discovery of retinal cell type ends 4-decade search

A research team combining high-energy physicists from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and neuroscientists from the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., has discovered a type of retinal cell that may help monkeys, apes, and humans see motion. The team’s work appears in the October 10 issue of Journal of Neuroscience.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!