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‘Supermap’ of avian flu yields new info on source/spread

Ohio State University, Mon April 30, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Columbus, OH - Scientists here have designed a new, interactive map of the spread of the avian flu virus (H5N1) that for the first time incorporates genetic, geographic and evolutionary information that may help predict where the next outbreak of the virus is likely to occur. In the process, they also tested hypotheses about the nature of specific strains of the virus that appear to be heading westward and have the ability to infect humans.

New gene targeted for Alzheimer disease

Case School of Medicine, Mon January 15, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Cleveland, OH - Robert Friedland, M.D., Professor in the Department of Neurology, and a team of investigators at Case School of Medicine, in collaboration with an international effort by researchers led by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), the University of Toronto and Columbia University Medical Center, have uncovered a major new gene SORL1 ֖ for late-onset Alzheimer disease. Replicated in four distinct ethnic groups, SORL1 is only the second gene discovered for late-onset Alzheimers. APOE, the first gene, was identified in 1993.

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