Inventors list

Assignees list

Classification tree browser

Top 100 Inventors

Top 100 Assignees


With significant amplification step (e.g., polymerase chain reaction (PCR), etc.)

Subclass of:

435 - Chemistry: molecular biology and microbiology

435004000 - MEASURING OR TESTING PROCESS INVOLVING ENZYMES OR MICRO-ORGANISMS; COMPOSITION OR TEST STRIP THEREFORE; PROCESSES OF FORMING SUCH COMPOSITION OR TEST STRIP

435600100 - Involving nucleic acid

Patent class list (only not empty are listed)

Deeper subclasses:

Entries
DocumentTitleDate
20130045481PROCESS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION AND TRACEABILITY OF PLANT COMPONENTS - The invention concerns the field of plant genomics and in particular the field of molecular diagnosis. In particular, the invention refers to a process for the identification of plant species and varieties, which can be identified both individually and in a mixture. The invention also concerns a kit for recognition of the different plant species and varieties.02-21-2013
20130045480Novel dyes, composite dyes, and oligonucleotides or polynucleotides comprising such dyes - useful or detection or quantification of desirable target molecules - The present invention provides dyes, reactive dyes and labeled reagents that may be used in the detection or quantification of desirable target molecules, such as proteins and nucleic acids. Dyes are provided that may be used free in solution where the binding of the dye to the target molecule provides signal generation. Dyes are also provided that comprise reactive groups that may be used to attach the dyes to probes that will bind to desirable target molecules. The novel dyes of the present invention have been modified by the addition of charged and polar groups to provide beneficial properties.02-21-2013
20110177519Method for Detecting Functional Mold, Method for Evaluating Functional Mold-Containing Product and Primer Pair - The present invention provides a method of detecting a functional filamentous fungus, wherein the functional filamentous fungus, 07-21-2011
20110177518METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MICRO-ISOLATION, EXTRACTION, AND/OR ANALYSIS OF MICROSCALE COMPONENTS - Provided herein are devices and methods for the micro-isolation of biological cellular material. A micro-isolation apparatus described can comprise a photomask that protects regions of interest against DNA-destroying illumination. The micro-isolation apparatus can further comprise photosensitive material defining access wells following illumination and subsequent developing of the photosensitive material. The micro-isolation apparatus can further comprise a chambered microfluidic device comprising channels providing access to wells defined in photosensitive material. The micro-isolation apparatus can comprise a chambered microfluidic device without access wells defined in photosensitive material where valves control the flow of gases or liquids through the channels of the microfluidic device. Also included are methods for selectively isolating cellular material using the apparatuses described herein, as are methods for biochemical analysis of individual regions of interest of cellular material using the devices described herein. Further included are methods of making masking arrays useful for the methods described herein.07-21-2011
20110177515COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF FRANCISELLA - The present invention provides oligonucleotide primers, compositions, and kits containing the same for rapid identification of bacteria which are members of the 07-21-2011
20110201010COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE PROTECTION OF NUCLEOPHILIC GROUPS - The present invention provides compositions, methods, and kits relating to the protection and deprotection of molecules comprising nucleophilic groups, such as the protection and deprotection of thermostable polymerases. Also provided are methods of performing nucleic acid amplification using polymerases protected according to the invention.08-18-2011
20120171679Method for Rapid Detection and Identification of Bioagents in Epidemiological and Forensic Investigations - The present invention provides methods for rapid forensic investigations by identification of bioagents associated with biowarfare and acts of terrorism or crime. The methods are also useful for epidemiological investigations by genotyping of bioagents.07-05-2012
20110189683Method of Nucleic Acids Analysis by Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction and Device for Performing the Same - The invention refers to molecular biology, medicine, biotechnology and is related to performance of Polymerase Chain Reaction and device for its implementation with real-time registration of reaction-product build-up. The task of the invention is solved as a result of using the method and device for its implementation for identification of nucleic acids by a real-time polymerase chain reaction including introduction of liquid samples containing nucleic acid into the reaction zones on the upper surface of the heat-conducting substrate of the microchip; isolation of the introduced samples from the atmosphere; contact of the nucleic acid of the sample with components of the polymerase chain reaction during thermocycling of the samples with heat removal through the outer surface of the microchip; fluorescent detection of the change of the quantity of the polymerase chain reaction products during thermocycling; identification of the quantity of the initial nucleic acid in the samples by the dynamic of growth of the fluorescent signal wherein the microchip used contains a heat-conducting substrate from a heat-conducting material with the thermal conductivity coefficient of more than 1 W/cm·K and the thermal diffusivity coefficient of more than 0.6 cm08-04-2011
20120183971METHOD FOR PRODUCING IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL BIOPROSTHESES HAVING REDUCED CALCIFICATION PROPERTIES - The application relates to a method for producing a medical bioprosthesis that can be implanted in a patient and comprises substances from animal tissue, said method comprising a step during which a bioprosthesis is positively selected for implantation in the body of said patient when (i) the phenotype in the ABO/ABH system of said bioprosthesis is compatible with (ii) the phenotype in the ABO/ABH system of said patient.07-19-2012
20120183970NON-MASS DETERMINED BASE COMPOSITIONS FOR NUCLEIC ACID DETECTION - The present invention provides systems, methods, and compositions for nucleic acid detection based on non-mass determined base compositions. For example, in certain embodiments, base count data for a template nucleic acid is generated using an approach that does not measure molecular mass of the template nucleic acid (e.g., by sequencing the template nucleic acid) and a database comprising base count entries is queried to identify the target nucleic acid. In particular embodiments, sequencing is employed which is conducted in substantially real-time.07-19-2012
20120183969Immunodiversity Assessment Method and Its Use - Disclosed is a method for distinguishing the immunorepertoires of normal, healthy individuals from those of individuals who have symptomatic and/or non-symptomatic disease.07-19-2012
20120183968FLUOROMETER WITH LOW HEAT-GENERATING LIGHT SOURCE - This invention concerns a fluorometer preferably combined with a thermal cycler useful in biochemical protocols such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA melting curve analysis. The present fluorometer features a low heat-generating light source such as a light emitting diode (LED), having a one-to-one correspondence to each of a plurality of sample containers, such as capped PCR tubes in a standard titer tray. The fluorometer of the present invention further comprises an optical path between each LED and its to correspondingly positioned container, and another optical path between each fluorescing sample within the positioned container and an optical signal sensing means. The instrument can be computer controlled.07-19-2012
20120183967Method and Compositions for Detection and Enumeration of Genetic Variations - Many areas of biomedical research depend on the analysis of uncommon variations in individual genes or transcripts. Here we describe a method that can quantify such variation at a scale and ease heretofore unattainable. Each DNA molecule in a collection of such molecules is converted into a single particle to which thousands of copies of DNA identical in sequence to the original are bound. This population of beads then corresponds to a one-to-one representation of the starting DNA molecules. Variation within the original population of DNA molecules can then be simply assessed by counting fluorescently-labeled particles via flow cytometry. Millions of individual DNA molecules can be assessed in this fashion with standard laboratory equipment. Moreover, specific variants can be isolated by flow sorting and employed for further experimentation. This approach can be used for the identification and quantification of rare mutations as well as to study variations in gene sequences or transcripts in specific populations or tissues.07-19-2012
20120183966DETECTION AND QUANTITATION OF INSULIN RECEPTOR ALPHA ISOFORM OR BETA ISOFORM - Provided are methods and materials for quantitatively detecting the insulin receptor alpha isoform and the insulin receptor beta isoform.07-19-2012
20120183965NUCLEIC ACID DETECTION - Apparatus for detecting a plurality of analytes in a sample and comprising: 07-19-2012
20110195415GUANYLYL CYCLASE C QRT-PCR - Methods, kits, compositions and systems for detecting the level of GCC encoding mRNA present in a sample using quantitative (q) RT-PCR are disclosed. The methods, kits, compositions and systems may be used to detect metastasis in patients diagnosed with primary colorectal, gastric or esophageal cancer, to predict the risk of occurrence of relapse in patients diagnosed with primary colorectal, gastric or esophageal cancer, and to diagnose Barrett's esophagus.08-11-2011
20110195417Device for Thermally Regulating a Rotationally Symmetrical Container - The present invention relates to a device for thermally regulating a rotationally symmetrical container having a lateral surface and/or a base surface, said device comprising at least one thermal-regulation block which is suitable for accommodating the container and has at least two thermal-regulation elements, wherein the thermal-regulation elements in the at least one thermal-regulation block exchange heat with the lateral surface and/or with the base surface of the container to be thermally regulated.08-11-2011
20110195416DISEASE DETECTION BY DIGITAL PROTEIN TRUNCATION ASSAYS - Genetic diseases can be diagnosed by detection of mutations in causative genes. Protein truncation assays can be used to detect gene products of truncation-type mutations. However, the sensitivity of the assays is often insufficient to detect mutations present in a sample of DNA at a low frequency. Sensitivity can be increased by dividing samples so that the signal generated by a mutant allele comprises a larger fraction of the total alleles than prior to dividing. Thus a previously undetectable signal generated by the mutant allele can become detectable in the assay. Such increased sensitivity permits detection at early stages and in samples having high levels of other alleles.08-11-2011
20130078641SAMPLE PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE - The present invention provides a method and device for treating and analyzing a biological specimen. The biological specimen is introduced into a processing device and treated thermally, mechanically, chemically or any combination thereof within the processing device to alter at least one constitutive characteristic of the biological specimen and to release or create one or more biological indicators from the biological specimen. The biological specimen is further contacted with a treated polymeric material so that at least a portion of the polymeric material binds to the one or more biological indicators.03-28-2013
20130078640PROCESSES FOR DETECTION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS - This invention provides for compositions for use in real time nucleic acid detection processes. Such real time nucleic acid detection processes are carried out with energy transfer elements attached to nucleic acid primers, nucleotides, nucleic acid probes or nucleic acid binding agents. Real time nucleic acid detection allows for the qualitative or quantitative detection or determination of single-stranded or double-stranded nucleic acids of interest in a sample. Other processes are provided by this invention including processes for removing a portion of a homopolymeric sequence, e.g., poly A sequence or tail, from an analyte or library of analytes. Compositions useful in carrying out such removal processes are also described and provided.03-28-2013
20130078642BIOMARKERS FOR LUNG NEUROENDOCRINE TUMORS - The present invention regards a method for providing a diagnosis for small cell lung carcinoma and for typical carcinoid tumor by using a panel of protein biomarkers which are differentially expressed and a method for screening compounds.03-28-2013
20120244544METHOD FOR DETECTING MICROORGANISMS BELONGING TO MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE AND/OR MYCOPLASMA GENITALIUM - A detection method and a detection kit for rapidly and specifically diagnosing 09-27-2012
20120244541INSTRUMENT AND PROCESS FOR THE STORING AND/OR PROCESSING OF LIQUID SAMPLES - An instrument and process for the automated storing and/or processing of liquid samples are disclosed. The instrument may comprise an instrument casing forming an internal space, a moving mechanism for moving at least one microplate for receiving the samples into and/or out of the internal space, and/or at least one rotatable sealing roller for pressing a sealing cover on the microplate while moving the microplate into or out of the internal space formed by the instrument casing.09-27-2012
20130078638Bead Emulsion Nucleic Acid Amplification - Disclosed are methods for nucleic acid amplification wherein nucleic acid templates, beads, and amplification reaction solution are emulsified and the nucleic acid templates are amplified to provide clonal copies of the nucleic acid templates attached to the heads. Also disclosed are kits and apparatuses for performing the methods of the invention.03-28-2013
20130078639SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETECTING AND CORRECTING FOR NUCLEIC ACID DAMAGE - The present disclosure describes a method to estimate a geometric parameter to describe the degradation pattern (i.e. the proportion of bases that are damaged) in a sample. Using the values provided by the described systems and methods, researchers can estimate the proportion of undamaged fragments that are a certain base pairs in length or can estimate the number of errors within a fragment of certain base pairs in length.03-28-2013
20130183679METHOD FOR DETECTING THE PRESENCE OF BACTERIAL STRAINS RESISTANT TO ANTIBIOTICS IN A BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE - The invention relates to the field of molecular diagnostic, in particular for the detection of the presence of gram-negative bacterial strains resistant to antibiotic in a biological sample. The invention more specifically relates to an in vitro method for detecting the presence of gram-negative bacterial strains resistant to antibiotics in a biological sample, said method comprising the steps of: a) providing a biological sample; b) preparing said biological sample for nucleic acid amplification; c) performing nucleic acid amplification using (i) nucleic acid from said biological sample as a template, (ii) at least one or more set of primers specific of bacterial genes encoding integrase of integrons of class 1, 2 and 3, and, (iii) at least one or more set of primers specific of bacterial genes encoding CTX-M type β-lactamases; and, d) determining the presence or absence of amplicons; wherein the presence of at least one amplicon is indicative of a high likelihood that said biological sample contains bacterial strains resistant to antibiotics. The method may be carried out directly on clinical samples, e.g. from septic patients.07-18-2013
20130034859OPTICAL INSTRUMENT INCLUDING EXCITATION SOURCE - An optical instrument is provided for simultaneously illuminating two or more spaced-apart reaction regions with an excitation beam generated by a light source. A collimating lens can be disposed along a beam path between the light source and the reaction regions to form bundles of collimated excitation beams, wherein each bundle corresponds to a respective reaction region. Methods of analysis using the optical instrument are also provided.02-07-2013
20130034860PRESERVATION OF CELL-FREE RNA IN BLOOD SAMPLES - A method for preserving and processing cell-free nucleic acids located within a blood sample is disclosed, wherein a blood sample containing cell-free nucleic acids is treated to reduce both blood cell lysis and nuclease activity within the blood sample. The treatment of the sample aids in increasing the amount of cell-free nucleic acids that can be identified and tested while maintaining the structure and integrity of the nucleic acids.02-07-2013
20130084577METHODS OF CHARACTERIZING HOST RESPONSIVENESS TO INTERFERON BY EX VIVO INDUCTION OF INTERFERON-RESPONSIVE MARKERS - Embodiments of the invention relate generally to ex vivo methods of quantifying expression of interferon responsive genes and characterizing an individual's potential responsiveness to interferon administration. Certain embodiments relate to methods to monitor the efficacy of ongoing interferon therapy by evaluating expression of interferon responsive genes before and after interferon administration.04-04-2013
20130084576MODIFIED NUCLEOSIDES, ANALOGS THEREOF AND OLIGOMERIC COMPOUNDS PREPARED THEREFROM - The present invention provides modified nucleosides, analogs thereof and oligomeric compounds prepared therefrom. More particularly, the present invention provides modified nucleosides and analogs thereof that are useful for incorporation at the terminus of an oligomeric compound. Such oligomeric compounds can also be included in a double stranded composition. In some embodiments, the oligomeric compounds provided herein are expected to hybridize to a portion of a target RNA resulting in loss of normal function of the target RNA.04-04-2013
20130084575METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REPLICATING A CELL COLONY IN CULTURE FOR EARLY ANALYSIS - The present invention provides an apparatus comprising, in combination: (a) a cell culture plate, the cell culture plate comprising a first substrate and a plurality of cell carriers on the substrate in a first pattern; and (b) a cell replication plate, the cell replication plate comprising a second substrate and a plurality of cell sampling posts on the second substrate in a second pattern corresponding to the first pattern. Each of the sampling posts is configured to align with a respective one of the cell carriers in a position in which cells growing on the cell carrier propagate onto the sampling post; so that a plurality of distinct cell colonies growing on the cell culture plate are replicated on the cell replication plate. Methods of using the same are also described.04-04-2013
20130084574Chromosome Conformation Analysis - Disclosed herein are compositions, methods and kits for analyzing three-dimensional chromatin and/or chromosome conformation. Method are also disclosed for using the methods disclosed herein for diagnosing diseases such as cancer.04-04-2013
20130084573Cancer Diagnosis by Measuring Polyisoprenylated Methylated Protein Methyl Esterase Activity - Methods for cancer diagnosis, making decisions on appropriate cancer treatment, awareness of a predisposition to cancer and potential cancer prevention, and monitoring of cancer therapy by measuring the activity of PMPMEase.04-04-2013
20130084572CALIBRATIONS AND CONTROLS FOR DROPLET-BASED ASSAYS - System, including methods and apparatus, for performing droplet-based assays that are controlled and/or calibrated using signals detected from droplets.04-04-2013
20130040304Compositions and Methods for Engineering Cells - The disclosure relates generally to genetic manipulation of stem and primary cells and to reprogramming of somatic cells, more specifically, human cells. In particular, compositions and methods are disclosed for the generation and maintenance of such engineered cells.02-14-2013
20130040303Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease and/or Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Use Thereof - Biomarker associated with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and/or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), where the biomarker is an intracellular or circulating microRNA and/or target protein thereof, and use thereof in methods for determining, diagnosing, monitoring AD, mild AD, moderate Ad, severe AD, MCI, early MCI, late MCI, and the like, as well as in methods for selecting candidate therapeutic compounds for treating same.02-14-2013
20130040300Methods for Beaming - Improvements on the basic method used for BEAMing increase sensitivity and increase the signal-to-noise ratio. The improvements have permitted the determination of intrinsic error rates of various DNA polymerases and have permitted the detection of rare and subtle mutations in DNA isolated from plasma of cancer patients.02-14-2013
20130040302METHODS FOR CELL REPROGRAMMING AND GENOME ENGINEERING - Methods for producing engineered induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are provided comprising introducing a first nucleic acid into somatic cells for integration into their genome and reprogramming the cells to produce engineered iPS cells having the nucleic acid integrated into their genome. For example, in certain aspects the cells are reprogrammed by introduction of a genetic element that expresses one or more reprogramming factor and culturing of the cells under conditions sufficient to produce reprogrammed cells.02-14-2013
20130040301Methods of Evaluating Transplant Rejection - The invention relates to methods of evaluating transplant rejection in a host comprising determining a heightened magnitude of gene expression of genes in rejection-associated gene clusters. The disclosed gene clusters include genes that are substantially co-expressed with cytotoxic lymphocyte pro-apoptotic genes, cytoprotective genes and several other cytokine and immune cell genes.02-14-2013
20130210015SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING AND DETECTING NUCLEIC ACIDS - A system and method for processing and detecting nucleic acids from a set of biological samples, comprising: a capture plate and a capture plate module configured to facilitate binding of nucleic acids within the set of biological samples to magnetic beads; a molecular diagnostic module configured to receive nucleic acids bound to magnetic beads, isolate nucleic acids, and analyze nucleic acids, comprising a cartridge receiving module, a heating/cooling subsystem and a magnet configured to facilitate isolation of nucleic acids, a valve actuation subsystem configured to control fluid flow through a microfluidic cartridge for processing nucleic acids, and an optical subsystem for analysis of nucleic acids; a fluid handling system configured to deliver samples and reagents to components of the system to facilitate molecular diagnostic protocols; and an assay strip configured to combine nucleic acid samples with molecular diagnostic reagents for analysis of nucleic acids.08-15-2013
20130034856METHOD FOR DETECTING AND IDENTIFYING CANDIDA SPECIES - The present invention describes a method, based on a semi-nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR), for the detection and identification of ten clinically relevant 02-07-2013
20130034857OPTICAL ANALYSIS APPARATUS AND OPTICAL ANALYSIS METHOD - Disclosed herein is an optical analysis apparatus including: a light source; a light guiding plate configured to guide incident light from the light source to each of reaction areas; a light shielding structure configured to restrict emission directions of light beams emitted from the inside of the reaction areas; and a detection system configured to detect the light beams emitted from the inside of the reaction areas by radiation of the light.02-07-2013
20130034858METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING A PROTEIN MISFOLDING DISEASE USING NERVE CELLS DERIVED FROM IPS CELLS - The present invention provides a method for detecting onset of, or the risk of development of, a protein misfolding disease, and a method for predicting the age of onset of a protein misfolding disease using nerve cells derived from iPS cells. The present invention also provides a kit to be used in these methods.02-07-2013
20130045482BACTERIA AND THE USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to novel bacteria and the uses thereof. The invention particularly relates to 02-21-2013
20130029342GLYCINE RIBOSWITCHES, METHODS FOR THEIR USE, AND COMPOSITIONS FOR USE WITH GLYCINE RIBOSWITCHES - Riboswitches are structural elements in mRNA that change state when bound by a trigger molecule, and are thus able to regulate gene expression. They can be dissected into two separate domains: one that selectively binds the target (aptamer domain) and another that influences genetic control (expression platform domain). Bacterial glycine riboswitches consist of two tandem aptamer domains which cooperatively bind glycine to regulate the expression of downstream genes. These natural switches are targets for antibiotics and other small molecule therapies. Modified versions of these natural riboswitches can be employed as designer genetic switches that are controlled by specific effector compounds. Disclosed are isolated and recombinant riboswitches, and compositions and methods for selecting and identifying compounds that can activate, inactivate, or block a riboswitch.01-31-2013
20130029341METHOD TO AMPLIFY NUCLEIC ACIDS TO GENERATE FLUORESCENCE LABELED FRAGMENTS OF CONSERVED AND ARBITRARY PRODUCTS - Disclosed herein are methods for the identification of the species, serotype, and strain of a microorganism. Also disclosed are primers for use in detecting such microorganisms and kits comprising such primers.01-31-2013
20130029344TAGGED OLIGONUCLEOTIDES AND THEIR USE IN NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION METHODS - The present invention provides nucleic acid amplification systems and methods that desirably reduce or eliminate false positive amplification signals resulting from contaminating biological material, e.g., nucleic acid, that may be present in one or more reagents used in an amplification reaction and/or that may be present in the environment in which an amplification reaction is performed. The invention offers the further advantage of requiring less stringent purification and/or sterility efforts than conventionally needed in order to ensure that enzymes and other reagents used in amplification reactions, and the environment in which an amplification reaction is performed, are free of bacterial or other nucleic acid contamination that may yield false positive results.01-31-2013
20130029343MULTIWELL STRIPS - The present invention relates to a multiwell strip comprising a frame portion consisting of a first stiff material, and a plurality of wells arranged in a line and consisting of a second material, which is not as stiff as the first material. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a multiwell-frame for obtaining a multiwell strip according to the present invention and methods for producing a multiwell strip according to the present invention.01-31-2013
20130029345NMR SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE RAPID DETECTION OF ANALYTES - This invention features systems and methods for the detection of analytes, and their use in the treatment and diagnosis of disease.01-31-2013
20130029338MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES - Methods and devices for the interfacing of microchips to various types of modules are disclosed. The technology disclosed can be used as sample preparation and analysis systems for various applications, such as DNA sequencing and genotyping, proteomics, pathogen detection, diagnostics and biodefense.01-31-2013
20130029340METHOD FOR DETECTING MORE THAN ONE TARGET IN A PCR-BASED APPROACH APPLYING AN UN-SPECIFIC DYE WHICH IS NOT INTERFERING WITH THE EMISSION OF FLUOROPHORE-LABELED PROBES - The present invention relates to a method for detecting more than one target with sequence-specific probes and to distinguish these targets at the same time during melting point analysis.01-31-2013
20130029339USE OF MICROVESICLES IN ANALYZING KRAS MUTATIONS - Microvesicles are small membrane vesicles that either shed or bud off eukarotic cells. Analysis of the nucleic acid content of microvesicles may be useful in detecting the presence or absence of genetic aberrations. This invention discloses novel methods of diagnosing, prognosing, monitoring, or treating a disease, such as cancer, or other medical condition in a subject involving analyzing one or more nucleic acids contained within an isolated microvesicle for the presence or absence of one or more Kras genetic aberrations.01-31-2013
20120164655HEAT FLOW POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Methods and systems for polymerase chain reactions (PCR) that are capable of detecting amplified DNA during or after the PCR process. The methods and systems may utilize DSC or DTA analysis techniques.06-28-2012
20120164653METHODS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BASED ON ITS MICRORNA EXPRESSION PROFILING - The invention relates, in general, to a method for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis based on determining amounts of one or more micro-RNAs correlated with multiple sclerosis in a biological sample from a subject.06-28-2012
20120164652QUANTITATING HIGH TITER SAMPLES BY DIGITAL PCR - The present invention provides systems, devices, methods, kits, and compositions for nucleic acid analysis using digital PCR. In particular, methods are provided to analyze high titer samples that cannot be divided into a sufficient number of partitions containing zero nucleic acid molecules per partition to allow for Poisson analysis (digital PCR analysis).06-28-2012
20130052649MULTILAYER HIGH DENSITY MICROWELLS - A multilayer well device includes a first substrate comprising an array of wells having a first pattern disposed therein and a second substrate comprising an array of wells having a second pattern, complementary to the first pattern disposed therein, wherein the second substrate is secured adjacent to a face of the first substrate. A common channel is interposed between the array of wells of the respective first and second substrates and is coupled to an inlet and an outlet.02-28-2013
20130052650DYE BLENDS - At least two and up to ten biological dyes, termed a dye blend, that bind nonspecifically to double stranded DNA (dsDNA) for use in both quantitative polymerase chain reaction and high resolution melt assays for saturation binding profiles.02-28-2013
20130052646POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SELECTABLE MARKERS FOR USE IN THERMOPHILIC ORGANISMS - The present invention relates to the field of molecular biology and genetic tool development in thermophilic bacteria. In particular, it relates to the use of positive and/or negative selection markers that can be used to efficiently select modified strains of interest. By providing such capabilities, the disclosed invention facilitates the recycling of genetic markers in thermophilic bacterial host cells. The present invention also allows the creation of unmarked strains. The genetic tools disclosed in the present invention are prerequisites for making targeted higher order mutations in a single thermophilic strain background.02-28-2013
20130089865THERMUS BROCKIANUS NUCLEIC ACID POLYMERASES - The invention provides nucleic acids and polypeptides for nucleic acid polymerases from a thermophilic organism, 04-11-2013
20130089867ISOFORMS OF THE HUMAN SST5 RECEPTOR ORIGINATED BY ALTERNATIVE SPLICING AND OLIGONUCLEOTIDE PAIRS TO DETECT THEM BY PCR - The present invention is referred to two human nucleic acids that comprise sequences encoding two new isoforms of the human somatostatin receptor type 5 originated by alternative splicing, named sst5B and sst5C, with possible involvement in tumor processes. In addition, the invention is referred to oligonucleotide pairs allowing their differential detection in several tissues using the PCR technique.04-11-2013
20130089866Kit For Detection of Genes Targeted by MicroRNA, and Method For Detection of Genes Targeted by MicroRNA - Provided is a detection kit for detecting target genes of miRNA. Also provided is a method of detecting target genes of miRNA in a simple manner without the need for performing a transfection operation of a gene into cells via a vector. The detection kit is a detection kit for target genes of microRNA, including a cell extraction reagent, and a labeling reagent for microRNA or labeled microRNA, and further including a reaction reagent for the labeling substance for microRNA. mRNA corresponding to target genes of miRNA can be easily pulled down by producing a cell extract under mild conditions, adding labeled miRNA to the cell extract, and recovering the labeling substance. cDNA is produced from the pulled down mRNA to detect target genes of miRNA.04-11-2013
20130071852Controls for Detecting Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) - The invention relates to the quality control of 03-21-2013
20130071848One-step method for quantitative determination of uracil in DNA by real-time PCR - Uracil may occur in DNA due to either cytosine deamination or thymine replacing incorporation. Its quantitative characterization is important in assessing DNA damages in cells with perturbed thymidylate metabolism or within different DNA segments involved in immunoglobulin gene diversification. The archaeal DNA polymerase from 03-21-2013
20130071847METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR DETERMINING THE SOURCE OF WASTE - A method for identifying the source of animal waste is provided. The method includes taking DNA samples from a known group of animals, conducting DNA analysis on the DNA samples to prepare a genetic profile for each animal from the group, preparing a database of the genetic profiles, collecting a specimen of waste from an unknown source, conducting DNA analysis on the specimen, and comparing the DNA analysis from the specimen to the database to determine the source of the waste.03-21-2013
20130071850WAVEGUIDE-BASED OPTICAL SCANNING SYSTEMS - A scanning sensor system, methods of use and kits for detecting a biologically active analyte are provided. The scanning senor system includes a light source, a detector, a substrate comprising a plurality of waveguides and a plurality of optical sensing sites in optical communication with one or more waveguide of the substrate, and at least one adapter configured to couple with the substrate and provide optical communication between the light source, the waveguides of the substrate, and the detector.03-21-2013
20130071851MOVING MICRODROPLETS IN A MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE - The present invention relates to a system and method for moving samples, such as fluid, within a microfluidic system using a plurality of gas actuators for applying pressure at different locations within the microfluidic. The system includes a substrate which forms a fluid network through which fluid flows, and a plurality of gas actuators integral with the substrate. One such gas actuator is coupled to the network at a first location for providing gas pressure to move a microfluidic sample within the network. Another gas actuator is coupled to the network at a second location for providing gas pressure to further move at least a portion of the microfluidic sample within the network. A valve is coupled to the microfluidic network so that, when the valve is closed, it substantially isolates the second gas actuator from the first gas actuator.03-21-2013
20130071849FRET-LABELED COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREFOR - FRET-labeled compounds are provided for use in analytical reactions. In certain embodiments, FRET-labeled nucleotide analogs are used in place of naturally occurring nucleoside triphosphates or other analogs in analytical reactions comprising nucleic acids, for example, template-directed nucleic acid synthesis, DNA sequencing, RNA sequencing, single-base identification, hybridization, binding assays, and other analytical reactions.03-21-2013
20130059310Compositions and Methods for Intramolecular Nucleic Acid Rearrangement - Aspects of the present invention are drawn to processes for moving a region of interest in a polynucleotide from a first position to a second position with regard to a domain within the polynucleotide, also referred to as a “reflex method”. In certain embodiments, the reflex method results in moving a region of interest into functional proximity to specific domain elements present in the polynucleotide (e.g., primer sites and/or MID). Compositions, kits and systems that find use in carrying out the reflex processes described herein are also provided.03-07-2013
20130059309Dopaminergic Neurons Derived From Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and Method of Making Same - Provided are compositions and methods that relate to cultured neurons. The cultured neurons can either have or not have genetic mutations that are characteristic of Parkinson's disease (PD). The cultured neurons are generated from induced pluripotent stem cells made from human fibroblasts that are obtained from individuals with and without PD. Cultured neurons without genetic mutations characteristic of PD are dopaminergic neurons that exhibit specific dopamine uptake are provided. Also provided is a method for identifying a test agent as a potential candidate for reducing the severity of PD. The method involves obtaining cells of neural lineage derived from cells obtained from an individual who has PD and measuring the effects of the test agents on dopaminer-characteristics, including specific dopamine uptake, monoamine oxidase (MAO) transcription levels, protein and/or activity levels of estrogen-related receptors, and combinations thereof. An increase in specific dopamine uptake, inhibition of MAO transcription or decrease in the level and/or activity of estrogen-related receptors caused by the agent can be used to identify the agent as a potential candidate for reducing the severity of PD.03-07-2013
20120309009METHOD FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF PREECLAMPSIA - The present invention relates to a biomarker and a composition for diagnosis of preeclampsia. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a biomarker for diagnosis of preeclampsia using an enzyme selected from the group consisting of placental chondroitin 4-O-sulfotransferase 1 (C4ST), chondroitin 6-sulfotransferase (C6S), heparan sulfate 6-O-sulfotransferase 1 (HS6S), and dermatan/chondroitin sulfate 2-sulfotransferase (CS-2OST), or uronic acid-2-sulfate (UA2S).12-06-2012
20120190035Detection Of Disease Related Genes - The invention is directed to methods for the non-radioactive labeling, detection, quantitation and isolation of nascent proteins translated in a cellular or cell-free translation system. tRNA molecules are misaminoacylated with non-radioactive markers which may be non-native amino acids, amino acid analogs or derivatives, or substances recognized by the protein synthesizing machinery. Markers may comprise cleavable moieties, detectable labels, reporter properties wherein markers incorporated into protein can be distinguished from unincorporated markers, or coupling agents which facilitate the detection and isolation of nascent protein from other components of the translation system. The invention also comprises proteins prepared using misaminoacylated tRNAs which can be utilized in pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of diseases and disorders in humans and other maninials, and kits which may be used for the detection of diseases and disorders.07-26-2012
20130065242METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING, PROGNOSING AND TREATING MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY - Disclosed herein are methods for diagnosing, prognosing and treating muscular dystrophy. The disclosed methods can be used to diagnosis, prognosis or treat a subject with merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy Type 1A (MDC1A), limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), facioscapulohumeral (FHMD), Beckers muscular dystrophy (BMD) or Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Also disclosed are methods of determining the effectiveness of an agent for the treatment of muscular dystrophy. In an example, a method of diagnosing or prognosing a subject with muscular dystrophy includes detecting expression of Galectin-1 or Galectin-3 in a sample obtained from the subject at risk of having or having one or more signs or symptoms associated with muscular dystrophy, thereby diagnosing or prognosing the subject with muscular dystrophy. Also provided are methods of enhancing muscle regeneration, repair, or maintenance in a subject by administering galectin, such as Galectin-1 and/or Galectin-3 to a subject in need thereof.03-14-2013
20130065241Methods And Compositions Related To Continuous Flow Thermal Gradient PCR - Disclosed are compositions and a method for amplification and detection of nucleic acid sequences based on continuous flow thermal gradient PCR.03-14-2013
20130065240CULTURE MEDIUM, METHOD FOR CULTURING SALMONELLA AND E. COLI AND METHOD FOR DETECTING SALMONELLA AND E. COLI - In embodiments there are disclosed culture media, compositions for supplementing culture media, and methods for culturing biological samples. In embodiments the methods are methods for detecting bacteria and in embodiments the bacteria include 03-14-2013
20130065239DIAGNOSTIC METHOD FOR DETECTING ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY USING HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN 72 AS A SENSITIVE BIOMARKER - The invention relates to a reliable, easy-to-implement non-invasive diagnostic method for detecting early acute kidney injury by measuring the concentration of a biomarker in urine samples, said biomarker being selected from heat shock proteins of the 70 KDa family. More specifically, the invention relates to the identification of heat shock protein 72, whereby said biomarker is identified by means of ELISA and Western blot or by means of the level of RNAm using real-time RT-PCR. The invention helps to solve the current problem that exists in medicine whereby it is not possible to detect acute renal failure in the early stages or the severity of the renal damage in order to treat the patient in a timely manner with an effective therapy.03-14-2013
20130164754SAMPLE PREPARATION DEVICES AND SYSTEMS - Devices and system for preparing samples are described. Such devices can comprise fluidic chambers, reservoirs, and movable structures for controlling the movement of samples. The device can also comprise functional elements for performing specific operations.06-27-2013
20120196288Chip-Based Droplet Sorting - A non-contact system for sorting monodisperse water-in-oil emulsion droplets in a microfluidic device based on the droplet's contents and their interaction with an applied electromagnetic field or by identification and sorting.08-02-2012
20120115155Method for Amplifying Nucleic Acid - Disclosed is a nucleic acid amplification method which is based on a new principle and enables to amplify a nucleic acid having a specific nucleotide sequence in a simple manner, within a short time and with efficiency. The nucleic acid amplification method comprises the steps of: (a) obtaining a linear DNA fragment by performing a DNA polymerase elongation reaction by using a template DNA comprising a base sequence to be amplified and a primer pair comprising a primer having a base sequence complementary to a region adjacent to a 3′ end of the base sequence to be amplified and a chemically modified 3′ end; and (b) performing a strand displacement-type DNA polymerase elongation reaction on a circular single-stranded DNA comprising the base sequence to be amplified and serving as a template, with a 3′ end of the linear DNA fragment obtained in (a) serving as an origin of replication.05-10-2012
20120115154REFERENCE MARKERS FOR BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES - DNA oligomers comprising sequences that are absent from the genome of one or more organisms of interest are used as reference markers (RMs). The RMs are added to biological samples to “tag” and subsequently identify the samples as authentic and to distinguish tagged samples from samples obtained without said markers, for example, in forensic, medical, legal and other applications.05-10-2012
20120115153MARKER FOR PROGNOSIS OF LIVER CANCER - The present invention relates to a marker for the prognosis of liver cancer; a composition for estimating the prognosis of liver cancer, which contains a substance for detecting a change in the expression level of the prognostic marker for liver cancer; a kit for estimating the prognosis of liver cancer, which contains the composition for estimating liver cancer prognosis; a method for estimating the prognosis of liver cancer using the marker for liver cancer prognosis; and a method for screening a therapeutic agent for liver cancer using the marker for the prognosis of liver cancer.05-10-2012
20130164755MICROFLUIDIC CHIP DEVICE FOR SELECTING A CELL APTAMER AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides a microfluidic chip device for selecting a cell aptamer. The microfluidic chip device comprising a plurality of storage reservoirs; a fluid control unit; a reaction tank; and a PCR reaction tank, wherein each storage reservoir interconnects with the fluid control unit, and via a corresponding pumping/mixing element, the sample and the reagent are mixed and then transported into each storage reservoir. The present invention further provides a method for selecting a cell aptamer.06-27-2013
20130164756METHOD FOR DETECTING MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS AND NONTUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIA USING DUPLEX REAL-TIME POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION AND MELTING CURVE ANALYSIS - Disclosed are primer sets specific for the IS6110 gene characteristic of MTC and for the 16S rRNA gene characteristic of NTM, kits for the detection of MTC and NTM, comprising the same, and methods for detecting MTC and NTM by duplex real-time PCR and melting profile analysis using the same. Because the primers are exclusive to 06-27-2013
20130164757METHOD FOR PRODUCING CIRCULAR DNA FORMED FROM SINGLE-MOLECULE DNA - There is provided a method for producing a circular DNA which consists of a circular DNA formed from a single-molecule DNA and which does not comprise circular DNA formed from multiple-molecule DNA. According to the method of the present invention, a circular DNA molecule formed only from a single-molecule DNA can be reliably produced.06-27-2013
20120237941METHOD FOR SCREENING ACTIVE AGENTS THAT STIMULATE THE EXPRESSION OF ARNT2 TO IMPROVE THE SKIN'S BARRIER FUNCTION - A method for screening an active agent intended for preventing or combating the cutaneous signs resulting from a non-pathological impairment of the barrier function, which includes the selection of active agents that stimulate the expression of ARNT2 in cultured human keratinocytes.09-20-2012
20120237940APPARATUS AND METHOD - An apparatus for investigating a molecule comprising a channel provided in a substrate, a metallic moiety capable of plasmon resonance which is associated with the channel in a position suitable for the electromagnetic field produced by the metallic moiety to interact with a molecule passing therethrough, means to induce a molecule to pass through the channel, means to induce surface plasmon resonance in the metallic moiety; and means to detect interaction between the electromagnetic field produced by the metallic moiety and a molecule passing through the channel. Methods of investigating molecules are also provided.09-20-2012
20120237939DEVICES AND PROCESSES FOR NUCLEIC ACID EXTRACTION - Devices, processes, and kits for the extraction of nucleic acids from biological samples are disclosed. The devices comprise a first port, a second port, and a binding chamber intermediate and in fluid communication with the first port and the second port. The binding chamber comprises an unmodified flat glass surface effective for binding a heterogeneous population of nucleic acids. The first port, second port, and binding chamber define a continuous fluid pathway that is essentially free of nucleic acid-specific binding sites.09-20-2012
20120237938METHODS FOR IMPROVED DNA RELEASE FROM BINDING SUBSTRATES AND/OR DECREASING PCR INHIBITION IN PATHOGEN DETECTION - Disclosed herein are processes for collecting nucleic acids from particulate samples. One embodiment disclosed herein relates to the use of ultrasonic energy to simultaneously shear large nucleic acid molecules and large particulates to very small sizes prior to or during a chemical binding step to a nucleic acid binding surface. Another embodiment involves crushing the nucleic acid binding surface prior to eluting the bound nucleic acid molecules to enable better wetting of the nucleic acid binding surface and easier diffusion of bound nucleic acid molecules out of the nucleic acid binding surface.09-20-2012
20120237937METHODS TO DETECT CANCER IN ANIMALS - Some embodiments of the invention include methods for detecting the presence of cancer in animal tissue in an animal that was administered a labeled molecule. Some of the methods disclosed comprise obtaining an NMR spectrum, an MS spectrum, or both. In some instances, spectra can be taken of a cancer cell extract of the tissue and of a non-cancer cell extract of the tissue. In some embodiments, the amounts of at least one resultant labeled molecule (e.g., a molecule resulting from transformation of the administered labeled molecule) from each extract can be compared to detect the presence of cancer.09-20-2012
20120270225DEVICE AND APPARATUS10-25-2012
20120270223OLIGONUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES THAT IDENTIFY SPECIES OF ANIMAL - The present invention provides a method for identifying animal species, said method comprises a step of amplifying a DNA fragment by PCR using a DNA in a sample as a template and animal-specific DNA sequences as a primer pair, wherein the animal-specific DNA sequences are derived from a ATP synthase subunit 8 gene or a region proximal thereto of a mitochondrial genome; and a step of detecting the amplified DNA fragment.10-25-2012
20120142005METHOD FOR SCREENING OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINE - A method for screening for a substance capable of regulating the regeneration, proliferation or differentiation of a cell or an organ, which comprises the steps of: (1) allowing a cell having a regenerative, proliferative or differentiative capability to form an embryoid body; (2) treating the embryoid body produced in step (1) with a digestive enzyme to prepare single cells from the embryoid body; (3) seeding the cells prepared in step (2) onto an adhesive plate, and adding a candidate substance to the plate to perform adhesion culturing of the cells on the plate; (4) conducting quantitative and simultaneous analysis of the levels of expression of at least two types of genes involved in the regeneration, proliferation or differentiation of cells after the adhesion culturing of step (3); and (5) evaluating the influence of the candidate substance on the regeneration, proliferation or differentiation of cells based on the results of the quantitative analysis obtained in step (4).06-07-2012
20110256542Droplet Actuator Devices, Systems, and Methods - The invention relates to certain novel approaches to reducing or eliminating the movement of contaminants from one droplet to another on a droplet actuator via liquid filler fluid. In one application, droplet actuators are used to conduct genetic analysis using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques. The invention addresses the need for improved methods of performing PCR on a droplet actuator that provide for optimum amplification and detection of a sample target.10-20-2011
20110262924MOLECULAR ASSAY FOR DIAGNOSIS OF HIV TROPISM - The invention is directed to compositions, methods and kits for HIV subtypes in a test sample, wherein target sequence are amplified. The amplified target sequences are then analyzed by any number of mass spectrometric techniques, which data are queried against a database of base composition signatures of HIV subtypes.10-27-2011
20120208197Monitoring gene silencing and annotating gene function in living cells - The cell-based assays described in the present invention can be used to directly assess the sensitivity and specificity of the gene annotation reagent against its target, mapping genes and to determine if a non-targeted gene participates in a pathway of interest or is functionally linked to another gene or protein. Preferred assay embodiments include fluorescence or luminescence assays in intact (live or fixed) cells. Such fluorescence or luminescence assays include high-throughput or high-content assays for protein activity, subcellular localization, post-translational modifications, or interactions of proteins. Suitable assays may include protein-protein interaction assays; protein translocation assays; and post-translational modification assays. The invention can be used to assess the efficacy of any gene silencing experiment, and to map novel genes into biochemical pathways, and to identify novel pharmaceutical targets. The results also demonstrate the feasibility of employing this strategy in genome-wide functional annotation efforts.08-16-2012
20120015367Methods for Multiplexing Recombinase Polymerase Amplification - This disclosure provides for methods and reagents for rapid multiplex RPA reactions and improved methods for detection of multiplex RPA reaction products. In addition, the disclosure provides new methods for eliminating carryover contamination between RPA processes.01-19-2012
20130017548SCREENING METHOD - The present invention relates to a novel method for screening for a therapeutic or prophylactic agent for an inflammatory disease.01-17-2013
20110281270EFFICIENT DETECTION OF DOUBLE MUTANTS OF THE CEBPA GENE IN ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA - The invention is in the field of molecular diagnostics for cancer, in particular, for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The invention provides methods for diagnosing AML patients with a favorable prognosis. We have found that not all AML patients carrying a CEBPA mutation may have a more favorable prognosis. We found that only the group with double mutations, i.e., biallelic mutations, have a particularly favorable prognosis. We also found a method that distinguishes mono-allelic CEBPA mutations from bi-allelic mutations.11-17-2011
20110281275PRIMERS FOR NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION IN DETECTING BETA-ACTIN AND TEST METHOD USING THESE PRIMERS - It is intended to provide novel primers for nucleic acid amplification to be used in detecting mRNA of a housekeeping gene, more particularly, confirming the amplification of β-actin or GAPDH. More specifically speaking, primers containing oligonucleotides having nucleotide sequences represented by any of SEQ ID NOS: 2 and 4 to 49 (in the case of β-actin) or oligonucleotides having nucleotide sequences represented by any of SEQ ID NOS: 52 to 96 (in the case of GAPDH) can be selected, combined and used.11-17-2011
20110281274COSMETIC USE OF AN ACTIVE AGENT CAPABLE OF STIMULATING TENSIN 1 EXPRESSION - A cosmetic skincare process intended to prevent and/or treat at least one cutaneous sign of aging, includes the topical application to the skin of a composition containing at least one active agent capable of stimulating tensin 1 expression. The cosmetic use of an active agent capable of stimulating tensin 1 expression, for preventing and/or treating at least one cutaneous sign of aging, an extract of elemi or of 11-17-2011
20110281272PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS OF VISCOUS LIQUID BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES - The present invention provides a lysis buffer comprising a chaotropic agent and a reducing agent suitable for liquefaction of a highly viscous liquid biological sample, such as sputum, a use of said lysis buffer for the processing of a highly viscous liquid biological sample, methods for processing or analyzing a highly viscous liquid biological sample, or a method for detecting a pathogen within a highly viscous liquid biological sample. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a lysate comprising a highly viscous liquid biological sample and the lysis buffer according to the present invention, a ready-to-use reaction tube and a kit comprising the lysis buffer according to the present invention.11-17-2011
20110281269ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A SINGLE MITOCHONDRION - A method for identifying mitochondrial heteroplasmy within eukaryotic cells is provided. This method includes means for isolating and capturing a single mitochondrion from at least one eukaryotic cell, wherein the means for isolating and capturing a single mitochondrion further includes optical tweezers or a similar optical technology; means for analyzing the isolated and captured mitochondrion, wherein the means for analyzing the isolated and captured mitochondrion further includes a DNA amplification system and a sequencing system for amplifying and sequencing DNA extracted from the mitochondrion; means for identifying at least one mitochondrial heteroplasmy of interest; and means for using the DNA amplification and DNA sequencing systems to determine the presence or absence of the mitochondrial heteroplasmy within the eukaryotic cell from which the mitochondrion was obtained.11-17-2011
20110281268CIRCULATING MICRORNA AS A MARKER FOR HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA - Provided herein are methods for the diagnosis, or management of liver diseases, e.g. hepatocellular carcinoma, using profiles of the miRNAs determined from cellular or acellular body fluids.11-17-2011
20110262921Test for the Detection of Bladder Cancer - A diagnostic or prognostic method for detecting malignant and premalignant bladder cancer comprising the identification and quantification of an expression level of identified gene products in the body fluids of a patient and subsequently comparing the expression level of the patient to the expression level found in subjects that do not have bladder cancer.10-27-2011
20110129842CYANOBACTERIA SAXITOXIN GENE CLUSTER AND DETECTION OF CYANOTOXIC ORGANISMS - The present invention relates to methods for the detection of cyanobacteria, dinoflagellates, and in particular, methods for the detection of cyanotoxic organisms. Kits for the detection of cyanobacteria, dinoflagellates, and cyanotoxic organisms are provided. The invention further relates to methods of screening for compounds that modulate the activity of polynucleotides and/or polypeptides of the saxitoxin and cylindrospermopsin biosynthetic pathways.06-02-2011
20130022985EXAMINATION METHOD TO DETERMINE CONTRACTION OR ACTIVITY OF DISEASES RELATED IMMUNE SYSTEM OR JOINT SYSTEM - The present invention provides an examination method for determining the contraction or the activity of diseases related to immune system and/or joint system, comprising measuring the expression level of miRNA in a blood-derived or joint-derived fluid sample. The present invention is an examination method for determining the activity of diseases related to immune system and/or joint system, comprising: preparing blood-derived fluid samples collected over time, measuring the expression levels of at least an miRNA selected from SEQ ID NOS: 1 to 5 in the fluid samples, and comparing the expression levels between different sampling times.01-24-2013
20130022983Colon and Rectal Tumor Markers and Methods of Use Thereof - Newly identified proteins as markers for the detection of colon and rectal tumors, or as therapeutic targets for treatment thereof; affinity ligands capable of selectively interacting with the newly identified markers, as well as methods for tumor diagnosis and therapy using such ligands.01-24-2013
20130022982MICRO-RNA, AUTOANTIBODY AND PROTEIN MARKERS FOR DIAGNOSIS OF NEURONAL INJURY - Processes and materials are provided for the detection, diagnosis, or determination of the severity of a neurological injury or condition, including traumatic brain injury, multiple-organ injury, stroke, Alzeimer's disease, Pakinson disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). The processes and materials include biomarkers detected or measured in a biological sample such as whole blood, serum, plasma, or CSF. Such biomarkers include Tau and GFAP proteins, their proteolytic breakdown products, brain specific or enriched micro-RNA, and brain specific or enriched protein directed autoantibodies. The processes and materials are operable to detect the presence of absence of acute, subacute or chronic brain injuries and predict outcome for the brain injury.01-24-2013
20130022981NOVEL HUMAN LYSOSOMAL PROTEIN AND METHODS OF ITS USE - The gene associated and causative of classical late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (LINCL), CLN2, has been identified and characterized. The translation product of this gene is a novel protease and a deficiency in this activity results in LINCL. Identification of CLN2 will not only aid in the prevention of LINCL through genetic counseling but provides strategies and test systems for therapeutic intervention. In addition, further characterization of this previously unknown lysosothal enzyme may provide useful insights into other more common human neurodegenerative disorders. Finally, the utility of a general approach for determining the molecular bases for lysosomal disorders of unknown etiology has been demonstrated.01-24-2013
20130022980RNA- AND DNA-COPYING ENZYMES - The present invention is directed to DNA polymerase fusion proteins with increased processivity and nucleic acid affinity. The invention includes a fusion protein comprising a nucleic acid-binding domain fused to a polymerase domain. The nucleic acid binding domain contains at least one nucleic acid binding motif, such as a DNA-binding motif or an RNA-binding motif. The nucleic acid binding domain preferably embodies an oligonucleotide/oligosaccharide binding (OB) fold, among other conformations. The invention further includes methods of synthesizing nucleic acids using the fusion proteins described herein.01-24-2013
20110136127Methods and Compositions for Use in Analyte Detection Using Proximity Probes - Methods and compositions for detecting an analyte in a sample are provided. In practicing the subject methods, a sample is combined with at least a pair of proximity probes that each include an analyte binding domain and a nucleic acid domain. The resultant mixture is then contacted with a pair of asymmetric nucleic acid connectors. Proximity dependent connector mediated interaction between the nucleic acid domains of the proximity probes is then detected to determine the presence of the analyte in the sample. Also provided are kits and systems for practicing the subject methods.06-09-2011
20120088245METHODS OF DIAGNOSING INSULIN RESISTANCE AND SENSITIVITY - Methods of diagnosing susceptibility to metabolic insulin resistance and other related conditions are disclosed. The method provides means of diagnosing susceptibility to insulin resistance in Hispanic Americans by determining the presence of a risk haplotype at the LPL locus, the LPIN1 locus, and/or elevated levels of gamma-glutamyl transferase.04-12-2012
20110165574METHOD FOR AMPLIFYING SPECIFIC NUCLEIC ACID FRAGMENTS WITH THE AID OF A RECURRENT CHAIN REACTION - The invention relates to a method for amplifying specific nucleic acid fragments with the aid of two variants of a recurrent chain reaction 2/2 and 2/1, in which instead of the typical primers used in a standard PCR, the primers in the form of tandem repeated sequences of a singular (basic) primer, in which repeats are disposed according to a “head-to-tail” type, and which consist of two or more such elements, are used as forward and/or reverse primers. As a result of amplification, the length of an amplicon is increased with each cycle by the length of the singular primer, thereby increasing, over a cycle, annealing places in the amplicon, providing the growth of the coefficient of replication and bringing about the accelerated accumulation of the amplicons, the number of which is greater by several orders than said number in a PCR. The use of a thermostable Vent-type DNA polymerase exhibiting DNA strand displacement activity results in a double-stranded amplicon being produced in each cycle and results in the single-stranded DNA which are formed before the annealed primers and are displaced by said polymerase, the number of such amplicons in the form of single-stranded DNA increasing in each cycle. The inventive method can be recommended for sequencing DNA, for DNA diagnostics in medicine, veterinary science, in sanitary and epidemiological studies, in the food industry for detecting food products made from genetically modified organisms, for testing raw material quality, for detecting the agents of dangerous infections, including potential bio-terrorist attacks, and in criminalistics for identifying criminals.07-07-2011
20110300549Treatment of Development-Related Disorders - Disclosed are composition and methods for treating development-related disorders. Also disclosed are diagnosis methods, prognosis methods, and drug screening methods.12-08-2011
20110300548GDF15 AS MOLECULAR TOOL TO MONITOR AND ENHANCE PHENOTYPIC STABILITY OF ARTICULAR CHONDROCYTES - The present invention relates to GDF15 as a molecular marker in in vitro assays determining phenotypic stability of articular chondrocytes and predicting the outcome of chondrocyte transplantation.12-08-2011
20110300547METHOD OF UTILIZING THE PTS GENE AND ANTI-SENSE ADS TO INCREASE PATCHOULI ALCOHOL CONTENT IN ARTEMISIA ANNUA L. - The invention relates to a method of utilizing the pts gene and antisense ads to increase patchouli alcohol content in 12-08-2011
20110300546METHOD OF UTILIZING THE PTS GENE AND RNA INTERFERENCE OF THE ADS GENE TO INCREASE PATCHOULI ALCOHOL CONTENT IN ARTEMISIA ANNUA L. - The invention relates to a method of utilizing the pts gene and RNA interference of the ads gene to increase patchouli alcohol content in 12-08-2011
20110300543METHODS FOR MAKING INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS FROM MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS - The invention is directed to methods for making iPS cells from Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs). In certain aspects the methods comprise expression of Oct4 in MSCs, thereby converting the MSCs to iPS cells.12-08-2011
20110300545Primers for the rapid and specific detection of propane-oxidizing and butane-oxidizing microorganisms and methods of using same - Nucleic acid sequences are provided which in an embodiment provide a primer pair. The primers are capable of amplifying a nucleic acid molecule that indicates the presence of a propane-oxidizing and/or butane-oxidizing microorganism. A method is provided which employs such primers in a process that indicates the presence of such organisms. The method is useful in detecting the presence of petroleum-like products.12-08-2011
20110300544ENHANCED TAQMAN PROBE BASED AMPLIFICATION - The present invention relates to the field of amplification and detection. In particular, the invention relates to methods for assaying a sample for one or more nucleic acid targets in a single reaction based on target amplification using a polymerase with 5′ nuclease activity. The invention also provides probes and kits for use in such method.12-08-2011
20110300541Detection and typing of bacterial strains - Methods for the detection and typing of bacterial strains from food products and dietary supplements, environmental samples, in vivo/in vitro samples, and for studying the natural diversity of the species are disclosed. Potential applications also include product development and/or detection and differentiation of new bacterial strains.12-08-2011
20110300542Gene Expression Profiling For Identification, Monitoring And Treatment Of Multiple Sclerosis - The present invention provides methods of characterizing multiple sclerosis pr inflammatory conditions associated with multiple sclerosis using gene expression profiling.12-08-2011
20120009585METHOD FOR DETECTING AND QUNANTIFYING ENDOGENOUS WHEAT DNA SEQUENCE - It is an object of the present invention to provide partial sequences of endogenous wheat DNA (genome) which are single copies and which allow wheat to be specifically detected without cross-reacting with other plants in PCR, and to provide primers for amplifying these partial sequences, along with a good method for detecting and quantifying endogenous DNA using these primers. The present invention provides, in a method for detecting or quantifying an endogenous wheat DNA sequence in a test sample by means of a polymerase chain reaction, a method comprising a step of using a nucleic acid in the test sample or a nucleic acid extracted from the test sample as a template to amplify the nucleic acid of a region comprising at least 80% or more of a nucleotide sequence represented by one of SEQ ID NO:1 through SEQ ID NO:7 using a primer pair capable of amplifying that region, and a step of detecting or quantifying the amplified nucleic acid.01-12-2012
20110287436Detection Of Analytes And Nucleic Acids - Methods of detecting at least one analyte and at least one nucleic acid in a sample are provided. Reagents for carrying out the methods are also provided.11-24-2011
20110287435TRANSPOSON END COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODIFYING NUCLEIC ACIDS - Compositions of transposome complexes for generating DNA fragments with specific 5′- and 3′-tags. Kits for generating libraries for sequencing, with transposome complexes, enzymes, oligonucleotides or other components.11-24-2011
20110287434PREGNANCY TESTING - A method of determining the stage (gestation) of a pregnancy—comprising the steps of quantifying the amount of the hormone hPL or a fragment thereof in a body fluid sample derived from a human female selected from a blood, plasma, serum and/or urine sample, and establishing the stage of pregnancy corresponding thereto. The disclosure also extends to a device adapted to detect the levels/amount of hPL or a fragment thereof in a body fluid sample, derived from a human female, selected from a blood, plasma, serum and/or urine sample, for establishing the stage of pregnancy.11-24-2011
20110287433Methods and Kits for the Rapid Determination of Patients at High Risk of Death During Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock - The present invention provides methods and kits to obtain an early evaluation of mortality risk and help therapeutic decisions for patients in severe sepsis with two organ failures, for example for patients in septic shock. The invention is based on the measure of the level of S100A8/A9 complex in plasma, since a level of S100A8/A9 above a predetermined threshold is indicative of a bad prognosis and a level of S100A8/A9 below said predetermined threshold is indicative of a good prognosis.11-24-2011
20110287432SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TAILORING NUCLEOTIDE CONCENTRATION TO ENZYMATIC EFFICIENCIES IN DNA SEQUENCING TECHNOLOGIES - An embodiment of a method for optimizing sequencing performance is described that comprises the steps of calculating a nucleotide species specific degradation rate of an apyrase enzyme for a plurality of nucleotide species; determining a concentration for each of the nucleotide species using the nucleotide species specific degradation rate; iteratively providing the concentration of each of the nucleotide species in a reaction environment comprising a polymerase enzyme and a species of template nucleic acid molecule, wherein one or more molecules of the nucleotide species are incorporated into a nascent molecule in a sequencing reaction and the apyrase enzyme is introduced to the reaction environment to degrade unincorporated nucleotide species molecules; and detecting a signal in response to the incorporation of the nucleotide species.11-24-2011
20110287431MODIFIED OLIGONUCLEOTIDES AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF - Disclosed, among other things, are primers containing certain modified nucleobases in the 3′ terminal region of the primers that provide reduced formation of primer-dimers during amplification reactions, and various methods of use thereof.11-24-2011
20110287430NON-THIOPURINE METHYLTRANSFERASE RELATED EFFECTS IN 6-MERCAPTOPURINE THERAPY - The present invention provides methods for predicting tolerance associated with 6-mercaptopurine drug treatment of an immune-mediated gastrointestinal disorder such as inflammatory bowel disease. In particular, the present invention provides methods for predicting a patient's risk of an adverse drug reaction (or tolerance) to a 6-mercaptopurine drug by genotyping a patient at a polymorphic site in at least one gene selected from the group consisting of a xanthine dehydrogenase (XDH) gene, molybdenum cofactor sulfurase (MOCOS) gene, and aldehyde oxidase (AOX) gene. The present invention further provides methods for optimizing therapeutic efficacy in a patient receiving a 6-mercaptopurine drug by determining whether the patient should be given an alternative drug based on the presence or absence of a polymorphism in at least one of the XDH, MOCOS, and AOX genes.11-24-2011
20110287429USE OF HAPLOID GENOMES FOR GENETIC DIAGNOSIS, MODIFICATION AND MULTIPLICATION - Methods for propagating haploid genomes of male or female origina and genetic screening and modification thereof are provided. These haploid genomes may be used to produce haploid embryos, and embryonic stem-like cells and differentiated cells. Also, these haploid genomes and cells containing, may be used as nuclear transfer donors to produce diploid nuclear transfer units. These diploid NT units e.g., human NT units, may be used to obtain pluripotent cells and differentiated cells and tissues.11-24-2011
20110143352Methods for the Reduction of Stutter in Microsatellite Amplification - The invention provides a method for reducing stutter in the amplification of a microsatellite comprising the steps of providing a sample comprising a microsatellite having a G+C content of 50% or less; contacting the sample with at least one enzyme having nucleic acid polymerase activity; and incubating the sample with the enzyme for a sufficient amount of time and under conditions sufficient to amplify the microsatellite; wherein the incubation is performed in the presence of an amount of betaine, sorbitol or mixtures thereof, effective to reduce stutter relative to the amount of stutter observed in the absence of betaine and/or sorbitol. The invention also provides compositions containing betaine and/or sorbitol, kits for amplifying microsatellites having a G+C content of 50% or less, and methods of using all of the foregoing.06-16-2011
20120015370MULTIPLEX COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR QUANTIFICATION OF HUMAN NUCLEAR DNA AND HUMAN MALE DNA AND DETECTION OF PCR INHIBITORS - The invention relates to a method for simultaneous quantification of human nuclear DNA and human male DNA in a biological sample while also detecting the presence of PCR inhibitors in a single reaction. The multiplex quantification method also provides a ratio of human nuclear and male DNA present in a biological sample. Such sample characterization is useful for achieving efficient and accurate results in downstream molecular techniques such as genotyping.01-19-2012
20120015364METHOD FOR THE SELECTION OF ENDOTHELIAL CELLS DEATH INDUCERS VIA NETRIN-1 AND ITS APPLICATIONS - The present invention relates to an in vitro method for selecting a compound capable to induce the death of endothelial cells, preferably endothelial cells from vessels or neovessels. The invention further comprises the use of netrin-1 function inhibitors as compounds capable to induce the death of endothelial cells, preferably endothelial cells from vessels or neovessels of tumor expressing netrin-1. Finally, the invention relates to a kit for the selection of a compound capable to induce the death of endothelial cells.01-19-2012
20110294133METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF ELITE EVENT RF-BN1 IN BRASSICA PLANT MATERIAL - This invention relates to transgenic winter oilseed rape (WOSR) plants, plant material and seeds, harboring a specific transformation event. It pertains to winter oilseed rape plants, more particularly to a pair of winter oilseed rape plants, which is particularly suited for the production of hybrid seed. More specifically, one plant is characterized by being male-sterile, due to the presence in its genome of a male sterility gene, while the other is characterized by carrying a fertility-restorer gene, capable of preventing the activity of the male-sterility gene. The invention further provides a method for producing hybrid seed, a process for producing a transgenic WOSR plant oil or plant, and a method to identify a transgenic plant, cell or tissue. A kit for identifying the transgenic plants comparing the elite event of the present invention is also described. The WOSR plants of the invention combine the ability to form hybrid seeds with optimal overall agronomic performance, genetic stability and adaptability to different generic backgrounds.12-01-2011
20110294132Method for Archiving and Clonal Expansion - The present method provides methods, libraries, and kits related to the archiving and clonal expansion of sequences related to target polynucleotide sequences. The method allow for the attachment of polynucleotides with defined 3′ and or 5′ sequences to solid surfaces. The polynucleotides attached to the solid substrates can be stored or archived as libraries and can subsequently be retrieved for analysis, for example by clonal expansion. In some embodiments, nucleotides attached to solid surfaces can be used for sequencing of nucleotide sequences related to target RNA or target RNA. The methods are applicable to total RNA and/or total DNA analysis.12-01-2011
20110294131ANALYZER, AND CONTROL METHOD FOR ROTATION OF DISC - The present invention has an object to provide an automatic analyzer using a disc, which treats samples with different pretreatment times or samples with different measurement times requested at random with high throughput. The present invention relates to performing adjustment rotation, rotation returning to origin, and measurement rotation in specimen analysis using a disc having a plurality of sample positions on a circumference. The adjustment rotation is an operation for placing a desired sample position in a particular position for introducing a sample into the disc or discarding the sample. The rotation returning to origin is an operation for placing an origin of the disc in a particular position. The measurement rotation is an operation for rotating the disc at a predetermined speed for measuring a plurality of samples held by the disc.12-01-2011
20110294130Anti-Cancer Drug Screening Method Using ROR-alpha - The present invention relates to a method for screening an anticancer agent using RORα, the method comprising the steps of: culturing cells; bringing a potential substance into contact with the cells; determining whether the phosphorylation level of RORα in the cells increases as compared to that in control cells (not brought into contact with the potential substance); and selecting the potential substance as an anticancer agent if the phosphorylation level of RORα in the cells increases.12-01-2011
20110189680Methods of Diagnosing Rejection of a Kidney Allograft Using Genomic or Proteomic Expression Profiling - A method of determining the acute allograft rejection status of a subject, the method comprising the steps of: determining the nucleic acid expression profile of one or more than one nucleic acid markers, or one or more than one proteomic markers in a biological sample from the subject; comparing the expression profile of the one or more than one nucleic acid markers to a control profile; and determining whether the expression level of the one or more than one nucleic acid markers is increased relative to the control profile, wherein the increase of the one or more than one nucleic acid markers is indicative of the acute rejection status of the subject.08-04-2011
20110217715GENE EXPRESSION IN DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY - Gene expression in peripheral blood from individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), compared to control individuals, demonstrated differential gene sets that could be used in a method to diagnose DMD, to evaluate effect of DMD therapy, and/or to evaluate propensity to DMD.09-08-2011
20110217713Biomarkers For The Identification, Monitoring, And Treatment Of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) - This present invention compositions and methods of treating, diagnosing, prognosing cancer and methods of accessing/monitoring the responsiveness of a cancer cell to a therapeutic compound.09-08-2011
20110217714Full Cold-PCR Enrichment with Reference Blocking Sequence - The present invention is directed to methods, compositions and software for enriching low abundance alleles in a sample. It is directed in particular to the use of an excess amount of reference blocking sequence in an amplification reaction mixture in order to improve the enrichment efficiency, and reduce cycle time, of full COLD-PCR.09-08-2011
20110217712EMULSION CHEMISTRY FOR ENCAPSULATED DROPLETS - System, including methods, apparatus, compositions, and kits, for making and using a stabilized emulsion. A method of generating a stabilized emulsion is provided. In the method, an aqueous phase may be provided. The aqueous phase may include an effective concentration of one or more skin-forming proteins. An emulsion may be formed. The emulsion may include droplets of a dispersed phase disposed in a continuous phase, with the aqueous phase being the continuous phase or the dispersed phase. The emulsion may be heated to create an interfacial skin between each droplet and the continuous phase, to transform the droplets into capsules.09-08-2011
20110217711ASSAYS WITH DROPLETS TRANSFORMED INTO CAPSULES - System, including methods, apparatus, compositions, and kits, for assays with an emulsion including capsules. A method of performing an assay is provided. In the method, an aqueous phase may be provided. The aqueous phase may include a sample and an effective concentration of one or more skin-forming proteins. An emulsion may be formed. The emulsion may include droplets of the aqueous phase disposed in a nonaqueous continuous phase. The emulsion may be heated to create an interfacial skin between each droplet and the continuous phase, to transform the droplets into capsules. Assay data related to the sample may be collected from the capsules.09-08-2011
20120088247MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR TREATING PATIENTS WITH TAXOXIFEN - A pathway for the metabolism of tamoxifen is identified including the activity of at least 2 different isoforms of UGY2B7. This pathway includes isozymes of CYP3A which convert tamoxifen (TAM) to N-desmethyl-TAM, which is then converted to endoxifen by the action of CYP2D6. Once formed, endoxifen may be degraded by at least one isozyme of UGT2B7. Patients that have highly active isoforms of CYP2D6 and slow acting isoforms of UGT2B7 accumulate high levels of endoxifen and are good candidates for treatment with tamoxifen. Also disclosed are methods for screening patients with a high likelihood of benefiting from treatment with tamoxifen. These methods include testing patients for various alleles of genes known to be involved in tamoxifen metabolism and treating patients accordingly.04-12-2012
20110195418METHOD OF SIMULTANEOUS DETECTION OF VIROIDS - Methods are presented for detecting PSTVd and TCDVd viroids in plant cells and tissues using nucleic acid amplification of plant RNA with a novel primer set. The methods allow nucleic acid sequences from both types of viroid to be detected simultaneously and distinguished from each other. Also presented is a kit for performing these methods.08-11-2011
20130189703METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING HB RED-COROLLA UPLAND COTTON - A method for identifying HB red-corolla germplasm resources of upland cotton by PCR, including: amplifying genomic DNAs of the upland cotton by PCR using a pair of primers; performing gel electrophoresis on amplified products; and determining whether PCR products is derived from upland HB red-corolla cotton based on results of the gel electrophoresis.07-25-2013
20110262922APTAMER SANDWICH ASSAYS - The present invention provides methods for identifying the plurality of aptamers that bind to different sites of a target molecule and methods for using the same, for example, in sandwich assays. In particular, the plurality of aptamers binding to different sites of the target molecules is identified from a library of aptamers identified from the same SELEX process.10-27-2011
20110262920METHODS FOR PREDICTING SURVIVAL IN CANCER PATIENTS - A method for survival prediction in cancer patients is provided. In one embodiment, the survival prediction is determined by the presence or absence of KRAS gene region deletion and/or loss of Chromosome 12 (Ch. 12) in cancer tumor tissue. In another embodiment, the presence or absence of KRAS gene region deletion and/or loss of Ch. 12 in cancer tumor tissue is used to predict survival in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients.10-27-2011
20120034613Apparatus and Method for Testing Relationships Between Gene Expression and Physical Appearance of Skin - The disclosure is directed to apparatus and methods for testing relationships between gene expression and physical appearance of skin and methods of assessing the efficacy of skin anti-aging agents.02-09-2012
20120034612Methods and Kits for miRNA Isolation and Quantitation - The present invention is a kit and method for isolating and quantitating miRNA and to the use of such methods in the diagnosis and prognosis of disease.02-09-2012
20120122099COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA - The present invention provides compositions, kits and methods for rapid identification and quantification of bacteria by molecular mass and base composition analysis.05-17-2012
20120142010MICROFABRICATED INTEGRATED DNA ANALYSIS SYSTEM - Methods and apparatus for genome analysis are provided. A microfabricated structure including a microfluidic distribution channel is configured to distribute microreactor elements having copies of a sequencing template into a plurality of microfabricated thermal cycling chambers. A microreactor element may include a microcarrier element carrying the multiple copies of the sequencing template. The microcarrier element may comprise a microsphere. An autovalve at an exit port of a thermal cycling chamber, an optical scanner, or a timing arrangement may be used to ensure that only one microsphere will flow into one thermal cycling chamber wherein thermal cycling extension fragments are produced. The extension products are captured, purified, and concentrated in an integrated oligonucleotide gel capture chamber. A microfabricated component separation apparatus is used to analyze the purified extension fragments. The microfabricated structure may be used in a process for performing sequencing and other genetic analysis of DNA or RNA.06-07-2012
20120107826ZNF217 A New Prognostic And Predictive Biomarker Of Recurrent Invasive And Metastatic Phenotypes In Breast Cancer - The present invention relates to methods for determining the prognosis of a cancer. The methods involve determining the level of expression of the ZNF217 gene in a cancer cell sample or in a tumor sample wherein over-expression of ZNF217 is correlated with likelihood of metastasis and with likelihood of relapse/recurrence of the cancer.05-03-2012
20120107823MICRO-DEVICE AND METHODS FOR DISRUPTING CELLS - A micro-device for disrupting cells includes a first chamber in which the cells are disrupted, a second chamber which is pressurized and depressurized, a flexible membrane which separates the first chamber and the second chamber and is vibrated by pressuring and depressurizing the second chamber, and a micro-unit confined in the first chamber, where the micro-unit disrupts the cells in the first chamber05-03-2012
20130217025CHIMERIC DNA IDENTIFIER - Devices and methods for delivering a chimeric deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) marking agent to a target and identifying the target from the chimeric DNA marking agent are provided. A delivery device may be a projectile, a spray canister or a wet/dry article. The chimeric DNA marking agent includes unique DNA fragments and may also include a fill material such as a liquid, a gas or a powder. The chimeric DNA marking agent may be combined with any combination of general marking agent, an inhibiting agent, an immobilizing agent, a weighting agent and a protective agent. The DNA marking agent may be analyzed using any of a hybridization method utilizing a labeled probe, a gel electrophoresis method, determining the base sequence to confirm a predefined DNA sequence, amplifying at least one of the unique DNA fragments and using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method.08-22-2013
20110201009Microfabricated Crossflow Devices and Methods - A microfluidic device for analyzing and/or sorting biological materials (e.g., molecules such as polynucleotides and polypeptides, including proteins and enzymes; viruses and cells) and methods for its use are provided. The device and methods of the invention are useful for sorting particles, e.g. virions. The invention is also useful for high throughput screening, e.g. combinatorial screening. The microfluidic device comprises a main channel and an inlet region in communication with the main channel at a droplet extrusion region. Droplets of solution containing the biological material are deposited into the main channel through the droplet extrusion region. A fluid different from and incompatible with the solution containing the biological material flows through the main channel so that the droplets containing the biological material do not diffuse or mix. Biological material within the droplets can be analyzed and/or sorted by detecting a predetermined characteristic of the biological sample in each droplet and sorting the droplet accordingly.08-18-2011
20110201008ASSAYS, METHODS AND KITS FOR MEASURING RESPONSE TO THERAPY AND PREDICTING CLINICAL OUTCOME IN PATIENTS WITH B-CELL LYMPHOMA - Assays, methods and kits for predicting survival outcome in a subject having diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and for measuring a subject's response to DLBCL therapy involve specific miRNAs that are prognostic biomarkers for prediction of outcome of DLBCL patients. Expression of miRNAs miR-18a, miR-181a and miR-222 is associated with response to therapy and outcome of patients with DLBCL. Measurement of these miRs can be used to identify patients' outcomes in the clinic and allow tailoring of patient-specific therapy.08-18-2011
20120295268INSTRUMENT AND METHOD FOR DETECTING ANALYTES - The present disclosure provides instruments and methods for detecting an analyte which are capable of exciting a plurality of luminescence labels and detecting light emitted therefrom. The instrument includes a filter carrier adapted for carrying a plurality of filter portion pairs, each pair related to a luminescence label and comprising a first filter portion for transmitting excitation light, and a second filter portion for transmitting emitted light. The first filter portion of a pair comprises a second filter portion of another pair. Also, the filter portions are arranged such that a pair can be brought into an operative condition whereby a first filter portion is in the excitation beam path and a second filter portion is in the emission beam path. The filter carrier and beam paths may be moved with respect to each other by a moving mechanism so as to bring a pair into operative condition.11-22-2012
20110171658METHOD OF QUANTIFYING POLYNUCLEOTIDES USING A STORED CALIBRATION CURVE - Method for quantifying analyte polynucleotide in a test sample using real-time amplification and adjustment of a stored calibration curve. The method may be practiced using as few as a single adjustment calibrator to adjust the stored curve. This simplifies the quantitative analysis procedure, while still providing the advantages of internal calibration adjustment to account for variation in amplification reaction efficiency.07-14-2011
20110171657PROCESS FOR PREDICTING THE PROGNOSIS OF SQUAMOUS CELL LUNG CANCER - Disclosed in this specification is a method for predicting the prognosis of squamous cell lung cancer by observing regulatory changes in select miRNA sequences. These sequences may include hsa-mir-146b, hsa-mir-191, hsa-mir-206, hsa-mir-299-3p, hsa-mir-155, hsa-mir-15a, hsa-mir-122a, hsa-mir-513, hsa-mir-184, hsa-mir-511, hsa-mir-100, hsa-mir-10a, hsa-mir-453, hsa-mir-379, hsa-mir-202, hsa-mir-21, hsa-mir-126, hsa-mir-494, hsa-mir-432, hsa-mir-370, and combinations of these sequences.07-14-2011
20110171656METHOD FOR NORMALIZING THE CONTENTS OF BIOMOLECULES IN A SAMPLE - The present invention relates to a method for normalizing the contents of biomolecules in a sample, comprising the following steps: a) preparing a reaction vessel with a vessel surface that is functionalized at least in sections—preferably on the inside of the vessel—in such a way that the surface can reversibly bind biomolecules under high salt conditions, b) executing at least one sample preparation step, c) binding biomolecules from the prepared sample to the vessel surface (“binding and normalizing step”) under high salt conditions, d) optionally washing (“washing step”), and e) executing at least one subsequent reaction. The application also relates to a reaction vessel as is used in the above method.07-14-2011
20110171652CROSS PRIMINGAMPLIFICATION OF TARGET NUCLEIC ACIDS - Methods of amplifying target sequences by utilizing cross priming isothermal amplification are disclosed Methods of marking the amplification target sequence during the amplification reaction and rapid detection of the target sequence are also disclosed Reagent kits for rapid nucleic acid diagnosis and the nucleic acid detection of pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, as well as to diagnoses related to human genetic diseases are also disclosed.07-14-2011
20130217026MICROFLUIDIC CARTRIDGE - A microfluidic cartridge can include at least one nucleic acid analysis portion. Each nucleic acid analysis portion can include a fluidic network being configured for micro-liter volumes or less, a sample input at the beginning of the fluidic network, a plurality of vent ports and fluidic channels in the fluidic network configured to effectuate hydrodynamic movement within the fluidic network, an extraction mixture reservoir in the fluidic network, a mixing chamber in the fluidic network, an amplification chamber in the fluidic network, and a separation channel in the fluidic network. A nucleic acid analyzer can be capable of performing nucleic acid analysis using the microfluidic cartridge. A nucleic acid analysis method can be performed using the microfluidic cartridge.08-22-2013
20110171654Allelic ladder loci - Disclosed are rare short tandem repeat (STR) alleles within the D10S1248 and D12S391 loci in humans. Provided are representative allelic ladders for each locus, methods and assays using these alleles and kits containing allelic ladders comprising these alleles for accurate genotyping and identification of a wide range of individuals.07-14-2011
20110171653METHOD FOR DETECTING CRYPTOSPORIDIUM - A method for the detection and/or identification of 07-14-2011
20110171651METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING A NUCLEIC ACID IN A SAMPLE - A method of sample analysis is provided. In certain embodiments, the method may comprise: contacting a nucleic acid sample with a first primer and a second primer under PCR conditions to produce a double stranded product, wherein the second primer comprises a first label and is 5′ blocked; b) contacting the double stranded product with an exonuclease to degrade one strand of the double-stranded product to produce a single stranded product; c) contacting the single stranded product with a third primer under primer extension conditions, wherein the third primer comprises a second label; and d) detecting the first and second labels of the partial duplex. A kit for practicing the method is also provided.07-14-2011
20110171655PH MEASUREMENT FOR SEQUENCING OF DNA - The present method involves sequencing by synthesis in which a template strand having an attached primer is immobilized in a small volume reaction mixture. In one embodiment, the reaction mixture is in contact with a sensitive heat sensor, which detects the heat of reaction from incorporation of a complementary base (dNTP) in the presence of appropriate reagents (DNA polymerase, and polymerase reaction buffer). Alternatively, or in addition, a change in pH resulting from the incorporation of nucleotides in the DNA polymerase reaction is measured. A device is provided having delivery channels for appropriate reagents, including dNTPs, which may be delivered sequentially or in a mixture. Preferably, the dNTPs are added in a predetermined sequence, and the dNTP is incorporated or not depending on the template sequence.07-14-2011
20120295271GENOTYPING HLA LOCI - This invention provides for an improved method for genotyping HLA loci using PCR.11-22-2012
20120295267Detecting DNA Mismatch Repair-Deficient Colorectal Cancers - Use of a CAT25 mononucleotide marker in a novel tetraplex PCR for the detection of MSH6-defective colorectal cancers (CRCs) is described herein. The tetraplex PCR of the present invention offers a facile, robust, less expensive (compared to the original pentaplex assay), highly sensitive, and specific assay for the identification of microsatellite instability (MSI) in CRCs.11-22-2012
20120295266Methods and Systems for Molecular Fingerprinting - This invention relates in general to a method for molecular fingerprinting. The method can be used for forensic identification (e.g. DNA fingerprinting, especially by VNTR), bacterial typing, and human/animal pathogen diagnosis. More particularly, molecules such as polynucleotides (e.g. DNA) can be assessed or sorted by size in a microfabricated device that analyzes the polynucleotides according to restriction fragment length polymorphism. In a microfabricated device according to the invention, DNA fragments or other molecules can be rapidly and accurately typed using relatively small samples, by measuring for example the signal of an optically-detectable (e.g., fluorescent) reporter associated with the polynucleotide fragments.11-22-2012
20110269134Reagents and Methods for Detecting Neisseria Gonorrhoeae - This invention provides compositions and methods for detecting 11-03-2011
20110207142FLUOROMETER WITH LOW HEAT-GENERATING LIGHT SOURCE - This invention concerns a fluorometer preferably combined with a thermal cycler useful in biochemical protocols such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA melting curve analysis. The present fluorometer features a low heat-generating light source such as a light emitting diode (LED), having a one-to-one correspondence to each of a plurality of sample containers, such as capped PCR tubes in a standard titer tray. The fluorometer of the present invention further comprises an optical path between each LED and its correspondingly positioned container, and another optical path between each fluorescing sample within the positioned container and an optical signal sensing means. The instrument can be computer controlled.08-25-2011
20120288867SERIAL ISOLATION OF MULTIPLE DNA TARGETS FROM STOOL - Provided herein is technology relating to isolating nucleic acids. In particular, the technology relates to methods and kits for extracting multiple DNA targets from human stool samples.11-15-2012
20120288866SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING AN EVAPORATION BARRIER IN A REACTION CHAMBER - The embodiments described herein relate to systems and methods for producing an evaporation barrier in a PCR vial. In some embodiments, beads with a particular distribution in diameters can be used to produce a barrier for reducing the evaporation of liquid PCR samples within the PCR vial. In some embodiments, the beads can be pre-filled in the PCR vial. In use, liquid samples and/or liquid reagents can be introduced in the PCR vial pre-filled with the beads, such that the beads can be driven to the surface of the liquid PCR sample through the buoyancy of the beads.11-15-2012
20120288865METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING THERMAL MELTING CURVES IN A MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE - The present invention provides novel methods and devices that employ microfluidic technology to generate molecular melt curves. In particular, the devices and methods in accordance with the invention are useful in providing for the analysis of PCR amplification products.11-15-2012
20120295269METHOD FOR SEPARATING AN ANALYTE FROM A SAMPLE - An analyte is separated from a fluid sample by introducing the sample into a cartridge having a sample port and a first flow path extending from the sample port. The first flow path includes an extraction chamber containing a solid support for capturing the analyte from the sample. The cartridge has a second flow path for eluting the captured analyte from the extraction chamber, the second flow diverging from the first flow path after passing through the extraction chamber. The sample is forced to flow through the extraction chamber and into a waste chamber, thereby capturing the analyte with the solid support as the sample flows through the extraction chamber. The captured analyte is then eluted from the extraction chamber by forcing an elution fluid to flow through the extraction chamber and along the second flow path.11-22-2012
20120295270METHODS OF USING IMPROVED POLYMERASES - This invention provides for methods of sequencing and performing polymerase reactions using an improved generation of nucleic acid polymerases. The improvement is the fusion of a sequence-non-specific nucleic-acid-binding domain to the enzyme in a manner that enhances the processivity of the polymerase.11-22-2012
20120295265SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCED SCODA - Methods and apparatus for separating, concentrating and/or detecting molecules based on differences in binding affinity to a probe are provided. The molecules may be differentially modified. The molecules may be differentially methylated nucleic acids. The methods can be used in fields such as epigenetics or oncology to selectively concentrate or detect the presence of specific biomolecules or differentially modified biomolecules, to provide diagnostics for disorders such as fetal genetic disorders, to detect biomarkers in cancer, organ failure, disease states, infection or the like.11-22-2012
20130011846DELTA 17 DESATURASE AND ITS USE IN MAKING POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS - The present invention relates to Δ17 desaturases, which have the ability to convert ω-6 fatty acids into their ω-3 counterparts (i.e., conversion of arachidonic acid [20:4, ARA] to eicosapentaenoic acid [20:5, EPA]). Isolated nucleic acid fragments and recombinant constructs comprising such fragments encoding Δ17 desaturases along with a method of making long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) using these Δ17 desaturases in oleaginous yeast are disclosed.01-10-2013
20110269135DEVICE FOR ANALYSING A CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE - A device for analysing a clinical sample comprises at least one depot chamber for receiving one or more reagents and at least one process chamber, whereas the process chamber is integrated in a first support member and the depot chamber is integrated in at least a second support member, whereas the support members are arranged in that the process chamber is connectable with the depot chamber by a relative movement of the first and second support member with respect to each other. According to the invention, the device further includes a pump element for transferring the substances inside the device from one chamber to another.11-03-2011
20110269140METHODS, COMPOSITIONS AND KITS FOR DETECTION AND ANALYSIS OF ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA - The present invention relates generally to detection of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a sample. In particular, the invention provides methods, compositions and kits for detecting and analyzing methicillin-resistant 11-03-2011
20110269138METHOD FOR DETECTING METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA) STRAINS - The present invention relates, inter alia, to a method for detecting methicillin-resistant 11-03-2011
20110269137RAPID AND EFFICIENT ASSAY TO ASSESS THE SEQUENCE AND SIZE OF 3' ENDS OF POLYNUCLEOTIDES - Described herein is an efficient, highly reproducible approach to assess poly(A) tail length on a mRNA specific basis. The embodiments herein have led to the development of a versatile, easy to use kit for biomedical researchers to address the impact of changes in poly(A) tail length in the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression.11-03-2011
20120064536Dried and Stabilized Ready-to-Use Composition Containing Nucleic Acid Polymerization Enzymes for Molecular Biology Applications - The present invention relates to a exsiccated or lyophilized composition comprising: a nucleic acid polymerization enzyme and cellobiose, in which the enzyme is stable for a period of time, even at a temperature of up to 55° C. The composition of the invention can also comprise further reagents, such as salts, primers specific for a template DNA present in a sample, probes, etc., and possibly other stabilizing compounds. The invention relates to a method for preparing a exsiccated or lyophilized composition comprising a nucleic acid polymerization enzyme and cellobiose, possibly in containers, in which the enzyme is lyophilized and ready for use in molecular biology applications upon addition of the sample.03-15-2012
20110207143DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR MUTATIONS IN CODONS 12-13 OF HUMAN K-RAS - The invention is directed to compositions, methods and kits for diagnosing cancers and tumors correlated with mutations in codons 12 and 13 of human K-RAS using primers that amplify target sequences. The amplified target sequences are then analyzed by any number of mass spectrometric techniques, which data are queried against a database of base composition signatures of K-RAS mutations in codons 12 and 13.08-25-2011
20110207141DIFFERENTIAL GENE EXPRESSION IN PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PATHOLOGICAL ANGIOGENESIS - Methods of inhibiting pathological angiogenesis in a subject are disclosed. In particular examples, the method includes administering a therapeutically effective amount of a composition to a subject wherein the composition includes a specific binding agent that preferentially binds to one or more pathological angiogenesis marker proteins including Vscp, CD276, ETSvg4 (Pea3), CD137(4-1BB), MiRP2, Ubiquitin D (Fat10), Doppel (prion-PLP), Apelin, Plgf, Ptprn (IA-2), CD109, Ankylosis, and collagen VIIIα1. In additional examples, methods to deliver a therapeutic agent to a brain or liver endothelial cell are also disclosed.08-25-2011
20110207140MICROFLUIDIC SYSTEM FOR AMPLIFYING AND DETECTING POLYNUCLEOTIDES IN PARALLEL - The present technology provides for an apparatus for detecting polynucleotides in samples, particularly from biological samples. The technology more particularly relates to microfluidic systems that carry out PCR on nucleotides of interest within microfluidic channels, and detect those nucleotides. The apparatus includes a microfluidic cartridge that is configured to accept a plurality of samples, and which can carry out PCR on each sample individually, or a group of, or all of the plurality of samples simultaneously.08-25-2011
20110207139RESTRICTION ENDONUCLEASES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS - Provided is a methylation-specific restriction endonuclease for a DNA duplex substrate, which endonuclease recognizes in a strand of the duplex a 2 to 6 nucleotide recognition sequence comprising a 5-methylcytosine, and cleaves each strand of the duplex at a fixed position outside the recognition sequence.08-25-2011
20110207138Multiplex amplification reaction method for determination of Campylobacter jejuni Penner/capsule type - The inventive method and associated reagents relate to a molecular approach to determining 08-25-2011
20110207137METHODS FOR MEASURING SAMPLES USING CONSUMER ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND SYSTEMS - Methods for measuring and analyzing biological or chemical samples using consumer electronic devices and systems are described. Moreover, an accessory to enable using devices such as cell phones and smartphones with fluidic illumination chambers are described.08-25-2011
20110207136Detection of Micro Metastasis of Melanoma and Breast Cancer in Paraffin-Embedded Tumor Draining Lymph Nodes by Multimarker Quantitative RT-PCR - The invention provides a quantitative realtime RT-PCR assay for detection of metastatic breast, gastric, pancreas or colon cancer cells or metastatic melanoma. The assay allows to predict disease recurrence and survival in patients with AJCC stage I and II, and III disease using multimarker panels. The method for detecting metastatic melanoma cells utilizes panels of markers selected from a group consisting of MAGE-A3, GalNAcT, MART-1, PAX3, Mitf, TRP-2, and Tyrosinase. The method for detecting metastatic breast, gastric, pancreas or colon cancer cells in paraffin-embedded samples utilizes panels of markers selected from a group consisting of C-Met, MAGE-A3, Stanniocalcin-1, mammoglobin, HSP27, GalNAcT, CK20, and β-HCG.08-25-2011
20110223605Multiple-sample microfluidic chip for DNA analysis - Aspects of the disclosure provide a microfluidic chip. The microfluidic chip includes a first domain configured for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of DNA fragments, and a second domain for electrophoretic separation. The first domain includes at least a first reaction reservoir designated for PCR amplification based on a first sample, and a second reaction reservoir designated for PCR amplification based on a second sample. The second domain includes at least a first separation unit coupled to the first reaction reservoir to received first amplified DNA fragments based on the first sample, and a second separation unit coupled to the second reaction reservoir to received second amplified DNA fragments based on the second sample. The first separation unit is configured to perform electrophoretic separation for the first amplified DNA fragments, and the second separation unit is configured to perform electrophoretic separation for the second amplified DNA fragments.09-15-2011
20130217020METHODS FOR IMPROVING SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY OF SCREENING ASSAYS OF KRAS CODONS 12 AND 13 MUTATIONS - A method of diagnosing a KRAS gene mutation at codons 12-13 in a DNA sample is disclosed. The method comprises detecting one or more than one mutation in the KRAS gene codons 12-13 of the DNA sample by performing an allelic discrimination assay using a mutant probe, a wild-type probe paired with the mutant probe, a forward primer and a reverse primer, the mutant probe being adapted to detect a single nucleotide mutation at 1A, 1T, 1C, 2A, 2T, 2C or 5A of the KRAS gene codons 12-13 of the DNA sample, and the primers each having no greater than 25 nucleotides in length are adapted to amplify a region spanning KRAS exon 2 codons 12-13, wherein the mutant and wild-type probes are labeled with different fluorescent dyes.08-22-2013
20130217022Methods and Systems for Microfluidic DNA Sample Preparation - The present invention relates to methods and systems for microfluidic DNA sample preparation. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the isolation of DNA from patient samples on a microfluidic device and use of the DNA for downstream processing, such as performing amplification reactions and thermal melt analysis on the microfluidic device.08-22-2013
20130217023System And Method For Generation And Use Of Compact Clonally Amplified Products - A method for sequencing a nucleic acid is described that comprises the steps of: coupling an adaptor to at least one end of a template nucleic acid molecule; circularizing the adaptor coupled nucleic acid molecule; amplifying the adaptor coupled nucleic acid molecule to form a linear amplified concatamer molecule comprising a plurality of copies of the template nucleic acid molecule; compacting the linear amplified concatamer molecule with a branched polyelectrolyte species to form a branched polyelectrolyte compacted amplified concatamer molecule; and sequencing the branched polyelectrolyte compacted amplified concatamer molecule to produce a sequence composition of the template nucleic acid molecule.08-22-2013
20130217024METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING BACTEREMIA AND FUNGEMI - A method for diagnosing bacteremia and/or fungemia can include the steps of obtaining a blood sample from the subject, contacting the blood sample with a lysing agent under conditions in which both red and white blood cells are lysed in the blood sample and bacterial and/or fungal cells remain intact, extracting bacterial and/or fungal nucleic acids from bacterial and/or fungal cells in the blood sample (respectively), and detecting the presence of bacterial and/or fungal nucleic acids in the blood sample, wherein the presence of bacterial and/or fungal nucleic acids in the blood sample is indicative of the subject having bacteremia and/or fungemia, respectively.08-22-2013
20130217027AGENTS PROVIDING CONTROLS AND STANDARDS FOR IMMUNO-PRECIPITATION ASSAYS - Control agents for immuno-precipitation assays, methods of using the control agents and kits comprising the control agents are provided.08-22-2013
20130217028PERIPHERAL BLOOD GENE MARKERS FOR EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE - The present invention relates to the use of molecular risk marker profiles for diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. More particularly, the invention provides methods for diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in an individual, utilizing certain profiles established based on the expression levels of certain genes, which together form a gene panel, in the peripheral blood of said individual, as well as kits for carrying out these methods. The profile encompass ALDH1A1.08-22-2013
20110143355Systems for genome selection - Systems, methods, compositions and apparatus relating to genome selection are disclosed.06-16-2011
20120070840RELATIVE QUANTIFICATION ANALYSIS OF MULTI-PARAMETRIC PCR EXPERIMENTS - An analysis method for quantitative PCR experiments including multiple genes of interest, multiple samples and multiple conditions is provided. For calculating the relative expression status of multiple target genes from multiple samples under multiple different conditions, a calculation method based on up to three different parameters is performed. In addition to normalization against one or multiple reference gene(s) and normalization against a reference sample (calibrator), a third normalization step against a base value is performed in a target-, sample- and condition-specific manner.03-22-2012
20110229898DNA analyzer - Aspects of the disclosure provide a microfluidic chip to facilitate DNA analysis. The microfluidic chip includes a first domain configured for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of DNA fragments, a dilution domain coupled to the first domain to dilute a PCR mixture received from the first domain, and a second domain that is coupled to the dilution domain so as to receive the amplified DNA fragments. The second domain includes a separation channel that is configured to perform electrophoretic separation of the amplified DNA fragments. In addition, the disclosure provides a DNA analyzer to act on the microfluidic chip to perform an integrated single chip DNA analysis.09-22-2011
20110229902METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE RESISTANCE STATUS OF FUNGI AND YEASTS, IN PARTICULAR OF ASPERGILLUS FUMIGATUS - The invention relates to a method for determining the resistance status of fungi and yeasts in a body sample of a patient suspected of having an invasive infection, comprising the steps of isolating DNA from a body sample of the patient, identifying mutations in a gene of the fungus or yeast, and correlating the resistance status of the fungus or yeast to the mutations found, wherein the body sample is blood or a blood derivative or a sample of an organ, and is in particular serum. Suitably, the method is performed in closed-tube format. The method of the invention is particularly suitable when the fungus of which the resistance status is to be determined is 09-22-2011
20110229900METHOD FOR DETECTING MICROORGANISMS OF KINGELLA GENUS - The invention relates to a method for detecting Kingella microorganisms through PCR of a chaperonin gene.09-22-2011
20110229897Optical approach for microfluidic DNA electrophoresis detection - Aspects of the disclosure provides a DNA analyzer to facilitate an integrated single-chip DNA analysis. The DNA analyzer includes an interface for coupling a microfluidic chip to the DNA analyzer. The microfluidic chip includes a first domain configured for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of DNA fragments, and a second domain fluidically coupled to the first domain to receive the DNA fragments and perform electrophoretic separation of the DNA fragments. The DNA fragments are tagged with fluorescent labels. The DNA analyzer includes a detection module to excite the fluorescent labels to emit fluorescence and detect the emitted fluorescence. The detection module includes a laser source, a set of optical elements, a filter module and a photo-detector.09-22-2011
20110229895METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE - The present invention relates to the diagnosis of renal disorders, in particular of polycystic kidney disease (PKD). The invention provides methods for diagnosing or monitoring the progression of PKD and test kits useful in those methods.09-22-2011
20120171684DDAO COMPOUNDS AS FLUORESCENT REFERENCE STANDARDS - According to the present teachings, methods and compositions are provided that utilize at least one reference dye of formula (I):07-05-2012
20120196293METHOD AND KIT FOR IN VITRO DIAGNOSIS OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS - A method for in vitro diagnosis of atherosclerosis, comprising: (a) obtaining a sample from a subject; (b) determining expression levels of one or more microRNAs (miRNAs) as atherosclerotic biomarkers and an internal control RNA; (c) computing the relative expression levels of the one or more miRNAs as atherosclerotic biomarkers; (d) computing a prediction model with one or more variables, wherein the variable includes one or more relative expression levels of the one or more miRNAs as atherosclerotic biomarkers and one or more risk factors of atherosclerosis; and (e) computing a prediction probability by the prediction model, wherein the subject is diagnosed with atherosclerosis if the probability is more than 0.5 is presented. A kit for in vitro diagnosis of atherosclerosis or prognosis of atherosclerosis-inducing diseases is also presented.08-02-2012
20130137104METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODIFICATION OF THE HPRT LOCUS - Nucleases and methods of using these nucleases for modification of an HPRT locus and for increasing the frequency of gene modification at a targeted locus and clones and for generating animals.05-30-2013
20130137105THERMAL CYCLING USING PHASE CHANGING FLUIDS - The invention provides systems, devices, and methods for heating and cooling chemical or biological samples, such as genetic materials during Polymerase Chain Reaction (“PCR”). The systems, devices, and methods comprise use of a fluid that performs repeated heating and cooling cycles, e.g., ‘thermal cycling’, on sample reactants with a phase changing fluid during evaporation and condensation. The systems, devices, and methods eliminate the need for a heating block as a means to obtain fast and uniform thermal cycling. The disclosure also describes the use of an optical system in conjunction with the thermodynamic cycler for real-time detection. Ultimately, uniformity and speed of the thermodynamic cycler provides for higher sensitivity and throughput of gene replication and detection.05-30-2013
20130137107RAPID NUCLEIC ACID PURIFICATION - Provided is a method for rapid nucleic acid purification, and the method for rapid nucleic acid isolation according to the present invention is very useful in diagnosing causes of disease or detecting a target gene; can be used in molecular diagnosis of causes of disease more rapidly and conveniently, as compared with the existing nucleic acid isolation method requiring complicated and special equipment; does not require skills therefor, thereby allowing an ordinary person to personally conduct isolation of nucleic acid for analyzing causes of disease and further solving the existing inconvenience caused by directly going to the hospitals or health clinical centers; and can analyze causes of disease more promptly.05-30-2013
20130137108MAGNETIC BEAD SEPARATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - Disclosed herein is a diffusion-limiting reactor having a first element and a closure element, said reactor having at least two interconnected reservoirs said interconnection being by non-impinging microchannel, and at least one said reservoir and said microchannel being magnetic accessible. Further disclosed is a method of sample separation.05-30-2013
20130137110SYSTEM AND METHOD INCLUDING ANALYTICAL UNITS - Systems and methods for processing and analyzing samples are disclosed. The system may process samples, such as biological fluids, using assay cartridges which can be processed at different processing locations. In some cases, the system can be used for PCR processing. The different processing locations may include a preparation location where samples can be prepared and an analysis location where samples can be analyzed. To assist with the preparation of samples, the system may also include a number of processing stations which may include processing lanes. During the analysis of samples, in some cases, thermal cycler modules and an appropriate optical detection system can be used to detect the presence or absence of certain nucleic acid sequences in the samples. The system can be used to accurately and rapidly process samples.05-30-2013
20110143358COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF TICK-BORNE PATHOGENS - The present invention relates generally to the field of genetic identification and quantification of tick borne pathogens and provides methods, compositions and kits useful for this purpose when combined with molecular mass or base composition analysis.06-16-2011
20110143357SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGH RESOLUTION ANALYSIS OF NUCLEIC ACIDS TO DETECT SEQUENCE VARIATIONS - Provided herein are methods for assaying a biological sample for microorganisms having drug resistant and/or drug sensitive phenotypes, wherein the methods are capable of detecting resistant and sensitive phenotypes associated with known and/or unknown mutations. In some aspects, methods are provided for detecting drug resistant 06-16-2011
20110143356THERMOSTABLE POLYMERASES HAVING ALTERED FIDELITY AND METHODS OF IDENTIFYING AND USING SAME - The present invention provides a method for identifying a thermostable polymerase having altered fidelity. The method consists of generating a random population of polymerase mutants by mutating at least one amino acid residue of a thermostable polymerase and screening the population for one or more active polymerase mutants by genetic selection. For example, the invention provides a method for identifying a thermostable polymerase having altered fidelity by mutating at least one amino acid residue in an active site O-helix of a thermostable polymerase. The invention also provides thermostable polymerases and nucleic acids encoding thermostable polymerases having altered fidelity, for example, high fidelity polymerases and low fidelity polymerases. The invention additionally provides a method for identifying one or more mutations in a gene by amplifying the gene with a high fidelity polymerase. The invention further provides a method for accurately copying repetitive nucleotide sequences using a high fidelity polymerase mutant. The invention also provides a method for diagnosing a genetic disease using a high fidelity polymerase mutant. The invention further provides a method for randomly mutagenizing a gene by amplifying the gene using a low fidelity polymerase mutant.06-16-2011
20110143350PRIMERS AND METHODS FOR THE DETECTION AND DISCRIMINATION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS - The present invention provides novel primers and methods for the detection of specific nucleic acid sequences. The primers and methods of the invention are useful in a wide variety of molecular biology applications and are particularly useful in allele specific PCR.06-16-2011
20110143354Universal primers and their use for detecting and identifying plant materials in complex mixtures - Polynucleotides and primers flanking a variable region of the intron of the chloroplast gene trnL of plant materials for detecting and identifying plant species, and methods for detecting and identifying plant species in complex or degraded mixtures.06-16-2011
20110143351GLYOSYLATION MARKERS FOR CANCER AND CHRONIC INFLAMMATION - The present invention provides novel biomarkers for use in the diagnosis and prognosis of cancerous and malignant conditions and further of diseases which are mediated by a proinflammatory immune response. The biomarkers are glycoproteins, the levels of expression of which have been correlated by the inventors to correspond to particular disease conditions. The invention further extends to methods for use in monitoring the response to therapy of a treatment for use in the treatment of a cancerous condition or proinflammatory disease.06-16-2011
20120142001METHOD FOR ISOLATION OF NUCLEIC ACID CONTAINING PARTICLES AND EXTRACTION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS THEREFROM - A method for extracting nucleic acids from a biological sample by isolating nucleic acid-containing particles from the biological sample by one or more centrifugation procedures, performing one or more steps to mitigate adverse factors that prevent or might prevent high quality nucleic acid extraction, and extracting nucleic acids from the isolated particles. The centrifugation procedures are performed at a speed not exceeding about 200,000 g. The extracted nucleic acids contain both 18S and 28S rRNA.06-07-2012
20110229896DNA Diagnostic Screening for Turner Syndrome and Sex Chromosome Disorders - The present invention encompasses methods, assays and kits for the diagnosis, screening and identification of Turner syndrome and other disorders of sexual differentiation in a human using single nucleotide polymorphisms present on the X and Y chromosomes.09-22-2011
20120190032DROPLET GENERATION FOR DROPLET-BASED ASSAYS - A system, including method and apparatus, for generating droplets suitable for droplet-based assays. The disclosed systems may include either one-piece or multi-piece droplet generation components configured to form sample-containing droplets by merging aqueous, sample-containing fluid with a background emulsion fluid such as oil, to form an emulsion of sample-containing droplets suspended in the background fluid. In some cases, the disclosed systems may include channels or other suitable mechanisms configured to transport the sample-containing droplets to an outlet region, so that subsequent assay steps may be performed.07-26-2012
20130122505COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTION OF MULTIPLE MICROORGANISMS - The present teachings describe compositions, methods and kits for detection of one or multiple microorganism contaminants in samples. Some embodiments relate to detecting one or more microorganisms producing virulence factors such as a shiga toxin (stx) or an eae. In some embodiments, compositions, methods and kits can detect and identify individual strains and serotypes of shiga toxin producing microorganisms. Some embodiments describe compositions, methods and kits for detecting STEC microbes. Workflows for multiple microbe detection and identification are also described.05-16-2013
20130122507Nucleic Acid Amplification Using A Reversibly Modified Oligonucleotide - The present invention provides a method for amplification of a target nucleic acid sequence or signal, wherein an amplification reaction mixture is used which contains at least one reversibly modified oligonucleotide having a non-hydroxyl group 3′ end which can be converted into a hydroxyl 3′ end upon exposure to a chemical and/or irradiation and/or a range of temperature. The present invention also provides a reversibly modified oligonucleotide as described above, and a nucleic acid amplification reaction mixture and kit comprising such an oligonucleotide.05-16-2013
20130122508METHODS AND ARTICLES FOR SAMPLE PROCESSING - Methods and devices for the thermal processing of samples are disclosed, including sample processing devices featuring an overflow region for retaining excess fluid, as well as portable sealing apparatuses for occluding channels in a sample processing device.05-16-2013
20130122511METHODS FOR DETECTION AND QUANTITATION OF SMALL RNAs - Improved methods that increase the specificity and sensitivity of detection of small RNAs, including miRNAs, using oligonucleotide primers and nucleic acid amplification, are provided. Reaction conditions that result in preferential decrease in cDNA synthesis of RNAs other than the small RNA molecules targeted for detection during miRNA tailing and reverse transcription reactions are described. Using these reaction conditions greater sensitivity and specificity of amplification of small RNAs including miRNAs is achieved.05-16-2013
20120196291Control Nucleic Acids For Multiple Parameters - The present invention concerns the amplification of at least a first and a second target nucleic acid that may be present in at least one fluid sample using an internal control nucleic acid for qualitative and/or quantitative purposes.08-02-2012
20130122512METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OR EVALUATION OF TEST SUBSTANCE - An object of the present invention is to provide a method for determination or evaluation of an extract from inflamed tissues inoculated with vaccinia virus where the enhancement of activation of neurotrophic factor such as BDNF in cultured cells or the enhancement of activation of proteins participating therein is used as an indicator. The present invention relates to a novel method for determination or evaluation of an extract from inflamed tissues inoculated with vaccinia virus and relates to a method for determination or evaluation of the extract where the enhancement of production of neurotrophic factor such as BDNF in cultured cells or the enhancement of activation of various proteins in intracellular signaling pathway participating in production of BDNF, etc. is used as an indicator.05-16-2013
20110129841ANALYSIS USING MICROFLUIDIC PARTITIONING DEVICES - The invention relates to methods, reagents and devices for detection and characterization of nucleic acids, cells, and other biological samples. Assay method are provided in which a sample is partitioned into sub-samples, and analysis of the contents of the sub-samples carried out. The invention also provides microfluidic devices for conducting the assay. The invention also provides an analysis method using a universal primers and probes for amplification and detection.06-02-2011
20120196295UV Excitable Fluorescent Energy Transfer Dyes - Novel energy transfer dyes which can be used with shorter wavelength light sources are provided. These dyes include a donor dye with an absorption maxima at a wavelength between about 250 to 450 nm and an acceptor dye which is capable of absorbing energy emitted from the donor dye. One of the energy transfer dyes has a donor dye which is a member of a class of dyes having a coumarin or pyrene ring structure and an acceptor dye which is capable of absorbing energy emitted from the donor dye, wherein the donor dye has an absorption maxima between about 250 and 450 nm and the acceptor dye has an emission maxima at a wavelength greater than about 500 nm.08-02-2012
20120196294WORKFLOW FOR DETECTION OF LIGANDS USING NUCLEIC ACIDS - This application relates to methods for ligating oligonucleotides having complementarity to a target nucleic acid, and amplifying the ligated oligonucleotides, where ligation and amplification occur in the same reaction mixture.08-02-2012
20120244543METHODS FOR IN VITRO DIFFERENTIATION OF TH-17+ CELLS - The present invention is directed to an in vitro method for promoting differentiation and proliferation of human T helper lymphocytes that express IL17 (Th-IL17+ cells). The instant method may be used to generate a population of human T helper lymphocytes that express IL17 (Th-IL17+ cells) in vitro. Methods for screening to identify agents capable of modulating Th-IL17+ cell differentiation are also encompassed by the present invention. Isolated, pure populations of homogeneous Th-IL17+ cells that do not express cellular markers characteristic of Th09-27-2012
20120244545METHOD FOR SCREENING ACTIVE AGENTS THAT STIMULATE THE EXPRESSION OF CERT TO IMPROVE THE SKIN'S BARRIER FUNCTION - A method for screening an active agent intended for preventing or combating the cutaneous signs resulting from a non-pathological impairment of barrier function, which includes the selection of active agents that stimulate the expression of the ceramide transport protein CERT in cultured human keratinocytes.09-27-2012
20120142002SPONTANEOUSLY IMMORTALIZED MULTICOMPONENT MESENCHYMAL CELL-LINE DERIVED FROM MOUSE SUBCUTANEOUS ADIPOSE TISSUE: TOOL FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE AND BIOACTIVE MOLECULES AND/OR DRUGS SCREENING - Disclosed is a spontaneously immortalized multipotent mesenchymal cell-line, wherein the cell-line has been isolated from mouse subcutaneous adipose tissue, and wherein the cell-line presents fibroblastoid morphology and expresses Sca-1, c-Kit/CD117, nestin, nucleostemin, CD44 and CD106 markers.06-07-2012
20120142012BIOMARKER FOR COLORECTAL CANCER - The present invention relates to new methods for predicting the clinical outcome or determining the treatment course in a subject afflicted with solid tumors, like colorectal cancer, and for monitoring the progression of solid tumors, like colorectal cancer, in a subject. Moreover, the present invention relates to a method for stratification of therapy regimen of a subject afflicted with solid tumor entities, such as colorectal cancer, for determining its susceptibility to the treatment with an inhibitor of angiogenesis. Further, the present invention relates to kits allowing performance of the above methods. In particular, the present invention is based on the finding that determining the level or amount of angiopoietin-2 protein in a sample of a subject is useful for conducting the above referenced methods.06-07-2012
20130217021METHOD FOR DETECTING AND EXAMINING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IN VITRO - The present invention discloses a method for detecting and examining traumatic brain injury (TBI) in vitro. The method is according to the principle of expression of Etk/Bmx protein which is correspondingly increased when TBI occurs, so that the Etk/Bmx protein is defined as a quantification reference indicator specific for neurological injury degree of TBI. Thus, the method can be used to detect the expression of the Etk/Bmx protein for examining and evaluating the neurological injury degree of TBI occurred due to an external impact.08-22-2013
20120196292SEQUENCE AMPLIFICATION WITH LINEAR PRIMERS - The present disclosure relates to the amplification of target nucleic acid sequences for various sequencing and/or identification techniques. The use of these primers, as described herein, allows for the reduction in the amplification of nonspecific hybridization events (such as primer dimerization) while allowing for the amplification of the target nucleic acid sequences.08-02-2012
20120196290METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY - A method for diagnosing spinal muscular atrophy is provided. The method includes providing a biological sample of a subject containing a nucleotide of SMN gene, amplifying SMN exons 1, 2a, 2b, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 by a universal multiplex PCR using the nucleotide as a template and the primers to obtain fragments of the SMN exons 1, 2a, 2b, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, labeling the fragments of the SMN exons 1, 2a, 2b, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 by a fluorescent primer to obtain fluorescence-labeled exon fragments, and analyzing the fluorescence-labeled exon fragments by a capillary electrophoresis under a optimized separation condition. If the SMN1/SMN2 ratios in exon 7 and 8 are different, it indicates that the subject is susceptible to spinal muscular atrophy. Additionally, if the peak of certain exon fragment appears crossed, it indicates an intragenic mutation in the exon.08-02-2012
20120142000METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ASSESSMENT OF PULMONARY FUNCTION AND DISORDERS - The present invention is concerned with methods for the assessment of pulmonary function and/or disorders, and in particular for diagnosing predisposition to and/or severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in smokers and non-smokers usins analysis of genetic polymorphisms and altered gene expression, particularly with regard to genes involved in matrix remodeling, anti-oxidant defence and the inflammatory response.06-07-2012
20120141999GENE ANALYSIS APPARATUS AND GENE ANALYSIS METHOD USING THE SAME - A gene analysis apparatus includes a sample preparation chip in which a polymerase chain reaction (“PCR”) sample is prepared, a PCR chip in which a PCR is performed on the PCR sample, and a package layer on which the sample preparation chip and the PCR chip are mounted. The package layer includes a channel through which a material flows from the sample preparation chip to the PCR chip. The sample preparation chip and the PCR chip are on a same side or on opposing sides of the package layer.06-07-2012
20120142009COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE - Compositions comprising docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and optionally one or more fatty acids selected from the group consisting of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), arachidonic acid (ARA), linoleic acid (LA), and α-linoleic acid (ALA) are administered to felines for preventing or treating feline inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).06-07-2012
20120142011Modified siNA - The present invention pertains to the use of at least one abasic modification within the first 8 nucleotide positions of the 5′ region of the antisense strand of a small interfering nucleic acid (siNA) molecule for reducing off-target effects. Provided are suitable modified siNAs, compositions and methods for producing respective siNAs, as well as kits comprising respective siNAs.06-07-2012
20120142008METHODS FOR EVALUATING GASTROINTESTINAL ABSORPTION OF CHEMICALS - Nucleic acids and vectors for interfering with the expression of membrane efflux transport proteins in cells that express such proteins are provided. Also provided are cells and cell lines comprising such nucleic acids and vectors. Methods for screening chemicals and biomolecules for gastrointestinal absorption in animals, and kits for practicing such methods are also provided.06-07-2012
20120142007STABLE COMPOSITIONS FOR NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION AND SEQUENCING - The present invention is directed to compositions comprising mixtures of reagents, including thermostable enzymes (e.g., thermostable DNA polymerases), buffers, cofactors and other components, suitable for immediate use in nucleic acid amplification or sequencing techniques without dilution or addition of further components. The compositions contain no stablizing agents (e.g., glycerol or serum albumin) and unexpectedly maintain activity for extended periods of time upon storage at temperatures above freezing. These compositions are useful, alone or in the form of kits, for nucleic acid amplification (e.g., by the Polymerase Chain Reaction) and sequencing (e.g., by dideoxy or “Sanger” sequencing), or for any procedure utilizing thermostable DNA polymerases in a variety of medical, forensic and agricultural applications. In particular, the compositions and methods are useful for amplifying and sequencing nucleic acid molecules that are larger than about 7 kilobases in size.06-07-2012
20120142006MASSIVE PARALLEL METHOD FOR DECODING DNA AND RNA - This invention provides methods for attaching a nucleic acid to a solid surface and for sequencing nucleic acid by detecting the identity of each nucleotide analogue after the nucleotide analogue is incorporated into a growing strand of DNA in a polymerase reaction. The invention also provides nucleotide analogues which comprise unique labels attached to the nucleotide analogue through a cleavable linker, and a cleavable chemical group to cap the —OH group at the 3′-position of the deoxyribose.06-07-2012
20120142004Universal Tags With Non-Natural Nucleobases - The present invention relates to amplification primers with a universal tag and sequencing primers comprising at least one non-natural nucleobase capable of hybridizing to a complementary non-natural nucleobase. The present invention further relates to amplification methods of nucleic acid amplification and sequencing using an amplification primer with a universal tag and sequencing primers, as well as kits and solid supports comprising such primers and tags.06-07-2012
20120142003TRICHOMONAS VAGINALIS TESTING USING TV5.8S AS A TARGET - The invention provides methods, reagents and kits for determining the presence of 06-07-2012
20120196296DNA Sequencing System - An apparatus for detecting labeled beads is provided. The apparatus can include: one or more irradiation sources disposed for irradiating the one or more detection zones with radiation; at least one detector disposed for collecting charges corresponding to light signals emitted from labeled beads in the one or more detection zones, which have been excited by the radiation; and a system coupled to the at least one detector for effecting time delay integration of the charges by accumulating the charges before reading the charges at the output of the at least one detector.08-02-2012
20120196289NOVEL ASSAY FOR DETECTING IMMUNE RESPONSES INVOLVING ANTIGEN SPECIFIC CYTOKINE AND/OR ANTIGEN SPECIFIC CYTOKINE SECRETING T-CELLS - Here, we describe a sensitive and specific assay and kit for the detection of chemokines having activity that is upregulated by Th-1 cytokines (such IFN-γ) and chemokines that upregulate the activity of Th-1 cytokines (such as IFN-γ). In a typical embodiment, detection of the chemokine monokine induced by gamma interferon (MIG) provides a measure of the biological effect of IFN-γ rather than direct quantitation of IFN-γ or IFN-γ secreting cells per se. Upregulation of MIG expression was observed following in vitro activation of PBMC with defined CD808-02-2012
20110129843METHOD FOR EVALUATING THE VIRULENCE OF PATHOGENIC BIPHASIC BACTERIA - A method for evaluating relative bacterial virulence of a biphasic bacteria in environmental systems includes measuring the concentration of DNA in the bacteria, measuring the concentration of RNA in the bacteria, determining a ratio of the concentration of RNA to the concentration of DNA and correlating the concentration ratio with a level of relative pathogenicity, wherein the bacteria is preferentially 06-02-2011
20130130268EPITOPES OF THE HUMAN PDGF RECEPTOR ABLE TO BIND HUMAN AUTO-ANTIBODIES, ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF - The present invention refers to peptides comprised in the extracellular region of human PDGF receptor (hPDGFR) alpha, their use for detecting auto-antibodies anti-hPDGFR alpha and to a method for the diagnosis or the monitoring control for therapy of SSc. The present invention also refers to antibodies or recombinant or synthetic derivatives thereof able to recognize and bind to the above peptide and to their use in the treatment of SSc.05-23-2013
20110244466NUCLEIC ACID TESTING DEVICE AND METHOD - Devices and systems for extracting, purifying and amplifying nucleic acids, and methods for use of such devices and systems. The devices have top sections which include a plurality of syringe vessels with applicable reagent materials, as well as a channel for a specimen collection dropper. Plungers force the materials sequentially into reaction chambers in the middle sections. Once the samples are extracted and purified, they are drawn by a vacuum into PCR devices where they are subjected to denaturing, annealing and extension steps and amplified. Interrogation of flow cells provide real-time quantitative detection.10-06-2011
20110244462Method for Estimating Telomere Length - Knowledge about telomere length is highly relevant in cancer and age related research. Currently applied methods for determining telomere length are subject to several drawbacks preventing fast and reliable information concerning telomere length. The present invention relates to a method for determining telomere length which is fast and reliable. The method is PCR based and may advantageously be performed in a “one tube system”, whereby time consuming and inconvenient handling steps are avoided. The method comprises annealing of up- and downstream tags to telomere fragments and subsequent PCR amplification of telomere fragments using primers having a sequence complementary or identical to at least part of the up- and downstream oligonucleotide tags.10-06-2011
20110129840METHOD, PROCESS, AND KIT FOR DIAGNOSIS OR PROGNOSIS OF COLORECTAL CANCER - A process or method and a kit for the diagnosis/prognosis and follow-up of colorectal cancer, which includes a) the extraction of nucleic material from a biological sample, b) use of at least one pair of amplification primers in order to obtain amplicons of at least one target sequence, and c) use of at least one detection probe to detect the presence of the amplicons, the process or method including a modification step between steps 1) and b). Steps b) and c) are carried out at the same time. The target sequence is included in the WIF1 gene and the pair of primers includes at least one amplification primer including at least 15 nucleotide patterns of a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID nos. 1 to 10 and/or the detection probe includes at least 15 nucleotide patterns of a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID nos. 1 to 10.06-02-2011
20110129839DEVICE, KIT AND METHOD FOR PULSING BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES WITH AN AGENT AND STABILISING THE SAMPLE SO PULSED - The present invention is related to a device, kit and method for pulsing a biological sample with a pulsing agent and subsequently stabilizing the biological sample so pulsed. The invention has application in the fields of medical diagnostics, particularly relating to immunity.06-02-2011
20120034611METHOD FOR DETECTING PRESUMED IGA NEPHROPATHY AND METHOD FOR SCREENING IGA NEPHROPATHY PATIENTS - Based on detection of 02-09-2012
20110244463METHOD FOR COLUMBIDAE GENDER IDENTIFICATION, NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE FOR COLUMBIDAE GENDER AND NUCLEOTIDE PRIMER PAIR FOR COLUMBIDAE GENDER - The invention provides a method for Columbidae gender identification including: providing a DNA sample of a bird belonging to the Columbidae family; performing a polymerase chain reaction to the DNA sample with a first primer pair of a first primer designed within the region of the SEQ ID. NO.: 9 or a complementary sequence thereof and a P2 primer (SEQ ID. NO: 1) or a complementary sequence thereof, and a second primer pair of a second primer designed within the region of the SEQ ID NO.: 10 or a complementary sequence thereof and a P2 primer (SEQ ID. NO: 1) or a complementary sequence thereof; and determining gender by performing a melting curve analysis to a product from the polymerase chain reaction, wherein the result showing two peaks indicate a female gender and showing one peak indicate a male gender.10-06-2011
20110244469METHOD FOR QUANTIFYING INITIAL CONCENTRATION OF NUCLEIC ACID FROM REAL-TIME NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION DATA - Provided is a method for quantifying an initial concentration of a nucleic acid from a real-time nucleic acid amplification data. Nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) extracted from organism or virus is amplified using an enzyme. Then, the initial concentration of the nucleic acid is found by calculating the characteristic amplification cycle number or the characteristic amplification time at which the fluorescence intensity of the nucleic acid subtracted by the background fluorescence intensity of the nucleic acid has half of its maximum value, or the characteristic amplification cycle number or the characteristic amplification time at which the amplification efficiency has the maximum or the minimum value, or the prior-to-amplification fluorescence intensity of the nucleic acid subtracted by the background fluorescence intensity of the nucleic acid. Accordingly, the initial concentration of the nucleic acid can be calculated without differentiation or integration.10-06-2011
20110244468PARALLEL EXTRACTION OF DIFFERENT BIOMOLECULES FROM FORMALIN-FIXED TISSUE - The present invention relates to a method of isolating/extracting in parallel various biomolecules, in particular nucleic acids and proteins, from the same fixed biological samples, to the quantification and analysis of the biomolecules isolated by the method of the invention, and to a kit for isolating/extracting in parallel various biomolecules from a fixed sample, to the use of said kit for diagnosing, prognosing, deciding the therapy of and monitoring the therapy of a disease.10-06-2011
20110244465METHODS OF PREDICTING AND MONITORING TYROSINE KINASE INHIBITOR THERAPY - The present invention provides methods for analyzing a combination of biomarkers to individualize tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy in patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. In particular, the assay methods of the present invention are useful for predicting, identifying, or monitoring the response of a tumor, tumor cell, or patient to treatment with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor using an algorithm based upon biomarker profiling. The assay methods of the present invention are also useful for predicting whether a patient has a risk of developing toxicity or resistance to treatment with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. In addition, the assay methods of the present invention are useful for monitoring tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy in a patient receiving the drug to evaluate whether the patient will develop resistance to the drug. Furthermore, the assay methods of the present invention are useful for optimizing the dose of a tyrosine kinase inhibitor in a patient receiving the drug to achieve therapeutic efficacy and/or reduce toxic side-effects.10-06-2011
20120244542SPLICE VARIANTS OF HUMAN IL-23 RECEPTOR (IL-23R) mRNA AND USE OF A DELTA9 ISOFORM IN PREDICTING INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES - There is disclosed the cloning and identification of human IL-23R splice variants caused by alternative splicing of the IL-23R mRNA in human. Alternative mRNA forms occur through skipping one, multiple full exons or partial exons, within the IL-23R gene. A total of twenty-five (25) different IL-23R transcripts were identified. A novel exon deletion (exon 9) isoform in the interleukin 23 receptor is disclosed, denoted as Δ9. The present application also describes a quantitative assay to measure different IL-23R isoform. Detection of Δ9 isoform of IL-23R is predominantly present in colon and cervical tissues. A decrease in Δ9 is observed in inflamed colon tissues in Crohn's patients. There is disclosed a method of predicting Crohn's disease by measuring Δ9 isoform of IL-23R.09-27-2012
20110177516RAPID ANALYTICAL METHOD FOR MIXED BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES - The present invention relates to a rapid method for the amplification of nucleic acids from biological samples which contain a mixture of different cells or a mixture of cells with contaminating components, in which such cells are lysed in a lysis solution (A) and the lysate can be used immediately subsequently for the analysis using a method amplifying nucleic acid.07-21-2011
20110151467COMPOSITION FOR DETECTION OF RNA - A composition for use in amplifying cDNA synthesized by a reverse transcription reaction and detecting RNA that serves as a template of the reverse transcription reaction, the composition containing a thermostable DNA polymerase, a thermostable ribonuclease H, and an intercalating dye. Since the composition of the present invention can suppress the influences to the nucleic acid amplification reaction by RNA that serves as a template for cDNA synthesis, the composition is useful in the detection of RNA, and more useful in quantification of RNA having a desired sequence by real-time RT-PCR.06-23-2011
20110250605GENOTYPING HLA LOCI - This invention provides for an improved method for genotyping HLA loci using PCR.10-13-2011
20110250604METHODS OF DETECTING SOURCES OF MICROORGANISM CONTAMINATION - Methods of detecting a source of a microbial contamination in a suspect sample include detecting at least one member selected from the group consisting of a microbial geosmin synthase, a microbial 2-methylisoborneol synthase and a microbial 2-methylgeranyl diphosphate synthase in the suspect sample. The method can include conducting a nucleic acid amplification assay in the presence of at least one member selected from the group consisting of at least one microbial geosmin primer and at least one microbial 2-methylisoborneol synthase primer on a sample obtained from a suspect source of the microbial contamination.10-13-2011
20110250603Methods for Sequencing Individual Nucleic Acids Under Tension - The invention provides apparatuses and methods of use thereof for sequencing nucleic acids subjected to a force, and thus considered under tension. The methods may employ but are not dependent upon incorporation of extrinsically detectably labeled nucleotides.10-13-2011
20110151463METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS - Filtration devices for collection and filtration of biological samples are disclosed. Devices having a filtration element oriented in a generally vertical orientation are provided, as well as filtration devices that incorporate a cooling mechanism to reduce the temperature of collected solids. Tissue collection devices, such as aspiration assemblies, tissue sampling devices, and the like incorporating filtration devices are disclosed. Methods of collecting biological samples and separating biological solids from a liquid/solids mixture are also disclosed, together with analytical techniques and protocols for analyzing biological samples.06-23-2011
20120202213OLIGONUCLEOTIDES FOR AMPLIFYING CHLAMYDOPHILA PNEUMONIAE NUCLEIC ACID - Amplification oligonucleotides for use in amplifying a sequence contained in nucleic acid derived from 08-09-2012
20120149027Method for Determining the Risk of Metastasis as an Indicator for Diagnostic Imaging - The present invention pertains to the field of in vitro diagnostics and relates to a method for determining the risk of metastasis of a tumor, wherein a high risk of metastasis shows that subsequent examinations by means of imaging methods are indicated for the patient.06-14-2012
20120149026INSULIN RESISTANCE MARKER - It is provided an insulin resistance marker, a method of evaluating insulin resistance, a method of screening a substance that improves insulin resistance, and a pharmaceutical composition for improving insulin resistance. An insulin resistance marker including a polypeptide comprising at least any 15 continuous amino acids in the specific amino acid sequence (sequence of a proepithelin protein). An insulin resistance marker including a polynucleotide selected from the group consisting of a polynucleotide comprising at least any 45 continuous bases in the base sequence encoding the above specific amino acid sequence, and a polynucleotide that is complementary to the polynucleotide.06-14-2012
20120149025Screening Methods for Human Embryonic Stem Cells - This disclosure provides an improved system for culturing human pluripotent stem cells. Traditionally, pluripotent stem cells are cultured on a layer of feeder cells (such as mouse embryonic fibroblasts) to prevent them from differentiating. In the system described here, the role of feeder cells is replaced by components added to the culture environment that support rapid proliferation without differentiation. Effective features are a suitable support structure for the cells, and an effective medium that can be added fresh to the culture without being preconditioned by another cell type. Culturing human embryonic stem cells in fresh medium according to this invention causes the cells to expand surprisingly rapidly, while retaining the ability to differentiate into cells representing all three embryonic germ layers. This new culture system allows for bulk proliferation of pPS cells for commercial production of important products for use in drug screening and human therapy.06-14-2012
20120149024COTTON EVENT MON 88913 AND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTION THEREOF - The present invention provides a cotton plant event MON 88913 compositions and seed. Also provided are assays for detecting the presence of the cotton plant event MON 88913 based on a DNA sequence and the use of this DNA sequence as a molecular marker in a DNA detection method.06-14-2012
20120149023ENGINEERED DEMETER 5-METHYLCYTOSINE DNA GLYOSYLASE WITH IMPROVED YIELD, STABILITY AND SOLUBILITY - Improved active DEMETER polypeptides with internal deletions are provided.06-14-2012
20120149022COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS OF COLORECTAL CANCER - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods and compositions related to the detection of colorectal cancer based upon the identification of biomarkers and combinations of biomarkers that indicate the present of colorectal cancer. One embodiment of the present invention provides a method for detecting colorectal cancer in a subject by obtaining a biological sample from the subject; detecting one or more biomarkers present in the sample; and comparing the concentrations and/or expression levels of the one or more biomarkers within the biological sample with the concentrations and/or expression levels of the one or more biomarkers in a normal control sample.06-14-2012
20120149021Device for Filtration of Fluids Therethrough and Accompanying Method - A microfluidic device for separating target components from a source fluid includes one or more source channels connected to one or more collection channels by one or more transfer channels. The target components of the source fluid can be magnetic or bound to magnetic particles using a know binding agent. A source fluid containing magnetically bound target components can be pumped through the source channel of the microfluidic device. A magnetic field gradient can be applied to the source fluid in the source channel causing the magnetically bound target components to migrate through the transfer channel into the collection channel. The collection channel can include a collection fluid that is stagnant until a predefined volume of source fluid is processed or a predefined volume of target components accumulate in the collection channel, at which point collection fluid can be pumped into the collection channel to flush the target components out of the collection channel. The target components can be subsequently analyzed for detection and diagnosis.06-14-2012
20120149020THERMOCOOLER FOR THERMOCYCLING A SAMPLE - A sample processing apparatus includes a sample carrier receiving region configured to receive a sample carrier carrying at least one sample, at least one sample processing station that processes the at least one sample, and a thermal control system that controls thermocycling of the sample during processing of the sample by the at least one sample processing station, wherein the thermal control system includes a heating and/or cooling substrate with a thermocycling region, at least one guard heat region, and at least one thermal break between the thermocycling region and the at least one guard heat region.06-14-2012
20110212452METHOD FOR PREPARATIVE PRODUCTION OF LONG NUCLEIC ACIDS BY PCR - The invention relates to a method for preparative production of long nucleic acids by PCR. The method involves the following hybridization steps: a) a nucleic acid base sequence is hybridized on the 3′ and 5′ ends with an adapter primer; b) the product from step a) is hybridized on the 3′ and 5′ ends with an extension primer containing an extension sequence, wherein a nucleic acid with extension sequences amplified and enlarged in the 3′ and 5′ ends of the nucleic acid base sequence is then formed from the nucleic acid base sequence. The invention also relates to different applications of the inventive method.09-01-2011
20110151462BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS APPARATUS AND DIAGNOSTIC METHODS - The present disclosure relates to the filed of medical diagnostics, specifically directed towards the field of bacterial vaginosis diagnostic methods, systems and apparatus. Also included is a multiplexed platform test for the diagnosis of infectious vaginitis.06-23-2011
20110159499METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DETECTING GENETIC MATERIAL - This invention provides compositions and methods for detecting differences in copy number of a target polynucleotide. In some cases, the methods and compositions provided herein are useful for diagnosis of fetal genetic abnormalities, when the starting sample is maternal tissue (e.g., blood, plasma). The methods and materials described apply techniques for allowing detection of small, but statistically significant, differences in polynucleotide copy number.06-30-2011
20110151465USE OF METHYLATED OR UNMETHYLATED LINE-1 DNA AS A CANCER MARKER - The invention relates to a method of detecting LINE-1 (long interspersed nucleotide elements-1) DNA either methylated or unmethylated at the promoter region in a tissue or body fluid sample from a subject. Also disclosed are methods of using LINE-1 DNA as a biomarker for diagnosing, predicting, and monitoring cancer progression and treatment.06-23-2011
20110151464URINE GENE EXPRESSION RATIOS FOR DETECTION OF CANCER - This invention relates to methods for determining the presence of cancer in a subject based on the analysis of the expression levels of an under-expressed tumour marker (TM) and at least one other TM. Specifically, this invention relates to the determination of a cancer, particularly bladder cancer, by performing ratio, regression or classification analysis of the expression levels of at least one under-expressed TM, particularly an under-expressed bladder TM (BTM), and at least one over-expressed TM, particularly an over-expressed BTM. In various aspects, the invention telates to kits and devices for carrying out these methods.06-23-2011
20110151466METHODS, COMPOSITIONS AND KITS FOR DETECTION AND ANALYSIS OF ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA - The present invention relates generally to detection of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a sample. In particular, the invention provides methods, compositions and kits for detecting and analyzing methicillin-resistant 06-23-2011
20120202212METHODS FOR GENETIC COMPOSITION ANALYSIS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS - Provided herein are novel methods for identifying component species in a natural product using genetic testing methods.08-09-2012
20120202211APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR BIOLOGIC SAMPLE RAPID COLLECTION AND RECOVERY DEVICE, AND CONVENIENT STORAGE - In accordance with exemplary embodiments, apparatus and method for biologic sample rapid collection and recovery device, and convenient storage are provided. An exemplary embodiment includes an apparatus comprising a lateral flow technology device including at least a membrane configured to bind an analyte from a sample that flows through the lateral flow technology device, in which a selected portion of the membrane bound to the analyte when placed directly in an analysis system does not substantially inhibit analysis of the analyte. An elution protocol is not required to extract the analyte bound from the selected portion before placed directly in the analysis system.08-09-2012
20120202210Biohazard detection system with exhaust stream recycling - A system capable of detecting low-level releases of bio-agents and other harmful substances contained in air concentrates and recycles exhaust air from a collector in order to entrain and retain more particles from an aerosol release event. The system ensures that particles that were not initially entrained or subsequently retained will have successive opportunities to be entrained within the collection solution. The system also optionally utilizes concentrators in series and a collector to ensure that the particle content of air entering the collector is maximized.08-09-2012
20110177514INTEGRATED INSTRUMENT PERFORMING SYNTHESIS AND AMPLIFICATION, AND A SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - An integrated instrument for oligonucleotide synthesis and PCR, and a system and method thereof are disclosed. The integrated instrument is basically composed of two independent modules. The first module is a unit for chemical de novo synthesis of oligonucleotides such as oligonucleotide primers and/or oligonucleotide hybridization probes. The second module is a unit for performing an analytical polymerase chain reaction amplification in real time, i.e. a qPCR. The two modules are operatively linked to each other in such a way that a user can load a nucleic sample to be analyzed into the integrated instrument and perform a PCR reaction by programming the instrument without a previous external synthesis of oligonucleotide amplification primers.07-21-2011
20110177517PARTITION DEFINED DETECTION METHODS - Methods are disclosed for resolving measurement problems such problems in measuring chromosomal copy number. Some disclosed methods involve first selecting a primary assay element characteristic to partition. Such characteristic may be a source of experimental variability such as the GC content of measured DNA sequences. Additionally, the disclosed methods may employ an abundance or copy number function to transform the assay element frequencies into an abundance, dose, copy number score, or the like. In some cases, the disclosed methods estimate an amount of certain fetal DNA in a sample. The methods can further compare the estimated amount to a measured amount of fetal DNA in the sample. The comparison can be used to determine the fetal sex or aneuploidy.07-21-2011
20110256543USE OF NOVEL CYTOKINE RECEPTORS AS BIOMARKERS AND THERAPEUTIC TARGETS IN HUMAN CANCER - Nucleic acids encoding erythropoietin isoforms are described herein, as well as the encoded isoforms, methods of detecting the same, and methods of screening for and treating cancer.10-20-2011
20110256541COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA - The present invention provides compositions, kits and methods for rapid identification and quantification of bacteria by molecular mass and base composition analysis.10-20-2011
20110256540UNRESTRICTED MUTAGENESIS AND CLONING METHODS - The invention relates to methods for amplifying, modifying, mutating and cloning DNA of any size. These methods comprise a series of PCR reactions, which are punctuated by ligation reactions.10-20-2011
20120064535METHOD OF PREPARING SAMPLES CONTAINING NUCLEIC ACIDS - The present invention provides a method of preparing a sample enabling efficient recovery of nucleic acids from a biological sample such as stool without requiring a bothersome procedure. The method of preparing a nucleic acid-containing sample of the present invention comprises (A) a step for mixing a biological sample with a nucleic acid stabilizer, (B) a step for recovering a solid component from the mixture obtained in step (A) in the form of a nucleic acid-containing sample, and (C) a step for washing the solid component recovered in step (B) using an acidic buffer solution having a pH of 2 or higher.03-15-2012
20120064533 ASSAY FOR DETECTING VITAMIN D AND ANTIBODIES THEREFOR - A molecule which recognises holo-DBP but which does not recognise apo-DBP or has relatively low affinity thereto.03-15-2012
20120064530SEQUENCE AMPLIFICATION WITH LOOPABLE PRIMERS - The present disclosure relates to the amplification of target nucleic acid sequences. This can be accomplished via the use of various primers. The use of these primers, as described herein, results in nucleic acid structures that can reduce the amplification of nonspecific hybridization events (such as primer dimerization) while allowing the amplification of the target nucleic acid sequences.03-15-2012
20120122104Triple-Stranded Nucleobase Structures and Uses Thereof - The present disclosure relates to compositions and methods of using triplex structures generated by a duplex of a polypurine tract and complementary polypyrimidine tract and a triplex-forming nucleobase polymer that hydrogen bonds to both the purine and pyrimidine bases of the polypurine-polypyrimidine duplex.05-17-2012
20120122102COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA - The present invention provides compositions, kits and methods for rapid identification and quantification of bacteria by molecular mass and base composition analysis.05-17-2012
20120122101COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA - The present invention provides compositions, kits and methods for rapid identification and quantification of bacteria by molecular mass and base composition analysis.05-17-2012
20120122100COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA - The present invention provides compositions, kits and methods for rapid identification and quantification of bacteria by molecular mass and base composition analysis.05-17-2012
20120122098COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA - The present invention provides compositions, kits and methods for rapid identification and quantification of bacteria by molecular mass and base composition analysis.05-17-2012
20120122097COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA - The present invention provides compositions, kits and methods for rapid identification and quantification of bacteria by molecular mass and base composition analysis.05-17-2012
20120122096COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA - The present invention provides compositions, kits and methods for rapid identification and quantification of bacteria by molecular mass and base composition analysis.05-17-2012
20120122095Materials and methods for the detection of anthrax related toxin genes - Disclosed are methods and kits for identifying a virulent bacteria in a sample, which may include virulent bacteria belonging to the 05-17-2012
20120202214METHOD FOR DETECTING FUSION GENE - Disclosed is a means which enables simple and rapid detection of the presence of any fusion genes including even unknown fusion genes. The method for measuring a fusion gene(s) according to the present invention is applied to a sample separated from a living body, and comprises: measuring expressions of a 5′-region and a 3′-region of one of the component genes of the fusion gene(s) which may be present in the living body, wherein said 5′-region is upstream of and said 3′-region is downstream of a fusion point in said one of the component genes; and comparing the expression of the 5′-region with the expression of the 3′-region. The fusion gene to be measured is e.g. a fusion gene between ALK gene and another gene.08-09-2012
20110262923METHOD FOR THE QUANTITATIVE DETERMINATION OF THE NUMBER OF COPIES OF A PREDETERMINED SEQUENCE IN A SAMPLE - A method for the quantitative determination of the number of at least one predetermined sequence in a biological sample comprises the steps: 10-27-2011
20110136125METHOD FOR THE IDENTIFICATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF MICROORGANISMS USEFUL IN BIOMINING PROCESSES - The present invention discloses a method to identify and quantify environmental microorganisms useful in biomining processes. These microorganisms are basically 10, belonging to Bacteria: 06-09-2011
20110136122NUCLEIC ACID DETECTION USING FLOW THROUGH METHODS - Methods and kits for use in detecting a target nucleic acid in a sample are disclosed. In one particular application, the methods and kits allow for the detection of an undesirable micro-organism (e.g. Listeriaceae, Enterobacteriaceae, or Staphylococcaceae) in food or present on a food preparation surface.06-09-2011
20120064531MODIFIED NUCLEOTIDE AND REAL-TIME POLYMERASE REACTION USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a modified nucleotide and real-time polymerase reaction using the nucleotide. Specifically, the present invention relates to a fluorescence material linked-nucleotide, a composition for real-time polymerase reaction comprising the nucleotide, an analysis kit and an analysis method. In the present invention, the fluorescence material linked-nucleotide serves the dual roles of producing fluorescence signal as well as being used as a substrate. Therefore, the present invention is economically advantageous because it is unnecessary to prepare probes, but can be applied to analyze various real-time polymerase reactions such as PCR, RCA and isothermal polymerization reaction, and shows higher quality of performance than the past methods.03-15-2012
20110136126METHOD FOR ELECTROCHEMICALLY IDENTIFYING TARGET NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES - The present disclosure relates to a method and assembly for electrochemically identifying target nucleotide sequences. The method includes the following steps consisting of: supplying a biological sample that may contain a predetermined target nucleotide sequence; supplying activatable amplification means comprising free nucleotides in order to form replicated target nucleotide sequences; supplying an oxido-reducible compound capable of being inserted during replication between the nucleotides forming the replicated target sequences; and activating the activatable amplification means before applying an electric field to the sample in order to activate the oxido-reducible compound. Said replicated target sequences then cause the inhibition of the electrochemical activity of the inserted oxido-reducible compound, and the presence of the predetermined target nucleotide sequence is determined if the electric current decreases.06-09-2011
20110177520DNA SEQUENCING METHOD - A method for determining the sequence of a polynucleotide, the method relying on the detection of a conformational change in an enzyme that interacts with and processes along the polynucleotide. The detection of a conformational change may be carried out by measuring changes in a fluorophore bound to the enzyme.07-21-2011
20110177513NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION - A method for determining the presence and/or amount of a first polynucleic acid in a sample comprising subjecting the sample to nucleic acid amplification in which product is detectable by the presence of a signal generated by polynucleic acid formation from the first polynucleotide characterised in that the nucleic acid amplification reaction is conducted, in the same reaction vessel, with a predetermined amount of a second polynucleic acid which is subjected to nucleic acid amplification, the product of which is detectable by the presence of the same signal generated by polynucleic acid formation from the second polynucleotide as that generated by polynucleic acid formation from the first polynucleotide and wherein the product of the second polynucleic acid is produced with different reaction kinetics from the product of the first polynucleic acid such that the second polynucleic acid acts as an internal control for the method.07-21-2011
20110177512METHOD FOR ASSURING AMPLIFICATION OF AN ABNORMAL NUCLEIC ACID IN A SAMPLE - The invention generally relates to methods for assuring amplification of an abnormal nucleic acid that is present as a percentage of total nucleic acid in a sample. In certain embodiments, methods of the invention involve providing a sample from a subject, in which the sample includes a total of nucleic acids, in which a percentage of the total are abnormal nucleic acids, extracting the total of nucleic acids from the sample, quantitatively analyzing the extracted nucleic acids, thereby determining an amount of amplifiable nucleic acids in the sample, and providing an amount of the nucleic acids for an amplification reaction that assures amplification of the abnormal nucleic acids in the sample, in which the provided amount is based on results from the quantitatively analyzing step.07-21-2011
20120034615HIFU INDUCED CAVITATION WITH REDUCED POWER THRESHOLD - An apparatus for irradiating a liquid sample with acoustic energy to generate cavitation in the liquid sample is provided. The apparatus includes a source and is adapted to receive a cartridge in such a way, that the apparatus focuses the HIFU waves emitted from the source onto a liquid air interface that is present within the cartridge. This focusing is performed when the cartridge is inserted into a receiving section of the apparatus.02-09-2012
20120034614EARLY DETECTION OF PATHOGENS IN BLOOD - The present invention is a method of extracting infectious pathogens from a volume of blood including the steps of creating a fibrin aggregate confining the pathogens and introducing a fibrin lysis reagent to expose the pathogens for analysis. The fibrin lysis reagent is preferably composed of plasminogen and streptokinase frozen in coincident relation until the fibrin lysis reagent is needed whereby streptokinase enzymatically reacts with plasminogen to form plasmin upon thawing. The plasminogen is suspended in an aqueous salt solution prior to freezing including NaCl and Na02-09-2012
20120178091Assay Cartridges and Methods of Using the Same - Assay cartridges are described that have purification, reaction, and detection zones and other fluidic components which can include sample chambers, waste chambers, conduits, vents, reagent chambers, reconstitution chambers and the like. The assay cartridges are used to conduct multiplexed nucleic acid measurements. Also described are kits including such cartridges, methods of using the same, and a reader configured to analyze an assay conducted using an assay cartridge.07-12-2012
20120070842Assay for Telomerase Activity Using Microfluidic Device - Methods for determining the level of telomerase reverse transcriptase activity in mammalian cells are disclosed. A preferred measuring device is a microfluidic device that includes a spectrophotometer, a fluorescent detector, a fluorescence polarization detector or a scintillation counting device.03-22-2012
20110189685METHODS OF USING JAK3 GENETIC VARIANTS TO DIAGNOSE AND PREDICT CROHN'S DISEASE - The present invention relates to methods of diagnosing and diagnosing susceptibility to Crohn's Disease by determining the presence or absence of risk variants at the JAK3 locus. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a method of diagnosing susceptibility to Crohn's Disease by determining the presence of a risk variant at the JAK3 locus, where the risk variant is associated with positive expression of ASCA and/or anti-I2.08-04-2011
20110189684METHOD FOR DETERMINING DRUG RESISTANCE MUTATIONS IN ANY OF THE NON-STRUCTURAL PROTEIN REGIONS NS3 TO NS5B OF HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV) FOR GENOTYPES 1 TO 6 - The present invention relates to a method for determining drug resistance mutations in any of the non-structural protein regions NS3 to NS5B of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) for genotypes 1 to 6, more in particular for subtype specific genotypes 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 4a and 4d.08-04-2011
20110189682TOOLS FOR OBJECTIVELY DETERMINING SEVERITY OF SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS - Methods are disclosed for the identification and use of biomarkers in order to objectively measure systemic sclerosis. The biomarker may be a single gene, or may be a combination of multiple genes. A preferred embodiment in which the biomarker is a four gene combination of two TGFβ regulated genes (COMP and THS1), and two IFN regulated genes (IFI44 and SIG1) is the best identified predictor of systemic sclerosis as measured by the modified Rodnan skin score.08-04-2011
20110189681STAT3 AND TYK2 AS DRUG TARGETS FOR NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES - The invention provides Stat3 and Tyk2 targets that have importance for diagnosis of neurode-generative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. Stat3 and Tyk2 are also important as targets for drug development for neurodegenerative diseases.08-04-2011
20110189679COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR WHOLE TRANSCRIPTOME ANALYSIS - The present invention provides methods and compositions, including kits, for the generation of cDNA from mRNA with reduced ribosomal RNA representation.08-04-2011
20110189678Microfluidic Device and Methods of Using Same - A variety of elastomeric-based microfluidic devices and methods for using and manufacturing such devices are provided. Certain of the devices have arrays of reaction sites to facilitate high throughput analyses. Some devices also include reaction sites located at the end of blind channels at which reagents have been previously deposited during manufacture. The reagents become suspended once sample is introduced into the reaction site. The devices can be utilized with a variety of heating devices and thus can be used in a variety of analyses requiring temperature control, including thermocycling applications such as nucleic acid amplification reactions, genotyping and gene expression analyses.08-04-2011
20110189677Methods For Preparing Sequencing Libraries - Improvements in chromatin immunoprecipitation-high throughput sequencing techniques has allowed the creation of chromatin maps from limited biological sample sizes that cannot be evaluated using conventional chromatin immunoprecipitation-sequencing protocols. For example, a modified universal primer is utilized that incorporates restriction enzymes into chromatin immunoprecipitation fragments before amplification. The improved method allows the sample sizes to be several orders of magnitude less than that required for standard ChIP-Seq techniques.08-04-2011
20120309013Use of the Combinatorial Diversity of T-Lymphocyte Repertoire as a Prognostic Marker of Cancer - The present invention relates to a method making it possible to identify the patients, from among those affected by a given solid cancer, that have increased risk of premature death. Said method is based on the ex vivo analysis of the lymphocytic diversity of the patients on the basis of a biological sample containing lymphocytes. In fact, low lymphocytic diversity is related to a poor prognosis. Specifically, it is possible to set a diversity threshold, depending on the analysis technology used and the cancer affecting the patient, beyond which the life expectancy of the patient is significantly less than that, in general, of the patients affected by the same disease.12-06-2012
20120309011TARGETING OF MODIFYING ENZYMES FOR PROTEIN EVOLUTION - Methods and compositions for producing variants of a polypeptide are disclosed. Variants are generated using modifying enzymes specifically targeted to the polypeptide through the interaction of a T7 polymerase with a T7 polymerase promoter.12-06-2012
20120309012GROUP SPECIFIC PRIMERS - The present invention relates to group specific primers for direct 16S rDNA sequencing of polybacterial samples.12-06-2012
20110143353METHOD FOR IN VITRO DETECTION AND/OR QUANTIFICATION AND/OR IDENTIFICATION OF INFECTIOUS COMPOUNDS IN A BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL - Method for in vitro detection and/or quantification and/or identification of bacteria present in a fluid medium M constituting a biological material, in which method a suspension of microbeads of solid polymer material capable of binding proteins is prepared; the microbeads are loaded with β2GPI proteins; said loaded microbeads are brought into contact with the fluid medium M, in the presence of ions of an oxidizing metal, so as to bind the bacteria to the β2GPI proteins; the microbeads thus prepared are separated from their suspension medium, so as to obtain a residue; and the bacteria of the residue are detected and/or quantified and/or identified.06-16-2011
20110136124MICRORNA EXPRESSION PROFILES ASSOCIATED WITH LUNG CANCER - The present invention is directed to sputum microRNA expression profiles associated with lung cancer and methods of using same for screening a subject for the disease.06-09-2011
20110281276NUCLEIC ACID-FREE THERMOSTABLE ENZYMES AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION THEREOF - The present invention provides thermostable enzymes, such as DNA polymerases and restriction endonucleases, that are substantially free from contamination with nucleic acids. The invention also provides methods for the production of these enzymes, and kits comprising these enzymes which may be used in amplifying or sequencing nucleic acid molecules, including through use of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).11-17-2011
20120040354METHODS OF CLASSIFYING THE SEVERITY OF DISEASES OR DISORDERS - The present invention relates to methods of classifying the severity of a non-specific disease or disorder in a subject, wherein a determined level of YKL-40 is compared to one or more reference levels of YKL-40, and the severity of said non-specific disease or disorder is deduced from said comparison. The present invention furthermore relates to a method of classifying the severity of a disease or disorder in a subject, wherein a determined level of YKL-40 is compared to one or more previously determined levels of YKL-40 from the same subject. In both methods, the subject may suffer from a variety of diseases or disorders. In addition the present invention relates to a kit and a device that may be used in the methods of the present invention comprising means for measuring the level of YKL-40 in a sample; and means for comparing the measured level of YKL-40 with one or more reference levels of YKL-40.02-16-2012
20120040352Primers, probes and methods for nucleic acid amplification - Homogenous detection during or following PCR amplification, preferably LATE-PCR, utilizing fluorescent DNA dye and indirectly excitable labeled primers and probes, improves reproducibility and quantification. Low-temperature homogeneous detection during or following non-symmetric PCR amplification, preferably LATE-PCR, utilizing fluorescent DNA dye and indirectly excitable labeled mismatch-tolerant probes permits analysis of complex targets. Sequencing sample preparation methods following LATE-PCR amplifications reduce complexity and permit “single-tube” processing.02-16-2012
20110306053Amplification System with Spatial Separation - An automated nucleic acid analysis method and analytical system are described comprising separate modules, wherein the air flow of any one of said modules is controlled and wherein at least the air flow between the module for isolation and purification of the analyte and the module for analysis of the analyte are separated.12-15-2011
20110306051Method for separating and detecting an analyte - A method for separating and analyzing an analyte is provided which comprises, in a first position, transferring a liquid sample to a multiwell plate with a pipette tip, replacing the tips in the tip rack in the same position, and re-using the pipette tips for aspirating and dispensing liquid.12-15-2011
20110306050METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING SPECIFIC DNA SEQUENCES - An apparatus for detecting the presence of a microorganism in a sample includes a housing that includes a base fixed with a first DNA primer having a nucleotide sequence that is complementary to a DNA sequence of the microorganism of interest, a fibrinogen-splitting agent that is bound with a second DNA primer having a nucleotide sequence that is also complementary to a DNA sequence of the microorganism of interest, a rinsing unit configured to rinse the housing; and a fibrinogen adding unit configured to add fibrinogen to the housing so that the fibrinogen chemically reacts with the fibrinogen-splitting agent to produce a viscous substance, an ultrasonic emitter configured to emit ultrasonic signal to the housing, and an ultrasonic receiver configured to receive ultrasonic signal from the housing and transmit the received ultrasonic signal to an ultrasonic analyzer, wherein the ultrasonic analyzer determines whether the microorganism of interest exists.12-15-2011
20110306052Form-Locking Gripping System - The invention relates to an automated method of isolating and analyzing an analyte using a form-locking gripping mechanism. An analytical system comprising consumables and a handler, wherein the handler and consumable interact with a form-locking gripping mechanism are also included.12-15-2011
20120040363METHOD FOR ENRICHING A PROKARYOTIC DNA - A method is described for enriching procaryotic DNA, said method including the steps of contacting at least one procaryotic DNA with at least one protein or polypeptide which is capable of specifically binding to non-methylated CpG motifs, and separating the protein/polypeptide-DNA complex. Moreover, the application relates to a kit for carrying out said method.02-16-2012
20120040364COMPENSATOR FOR MULTIPLE SURFACE IMAGING - A system and method for imaging biological samples on multiple surfaces of a support structure are disclosed. The support structure may be a flow cell through which a reagent fluid is allowed to flow and interact with the biological samples. Excitation radiation from at least one radiation source may be used to excite the biological samples on multiple surfaces. In this manner, fluorescent emission radiation may be generated from the biological samples and subsequently captured and detected by detection optics and at least one detector. The detected fluorescent emission radiation may then be used to generate image data. This imaging of multiple surfaces may be accomplished either sequentially or simultaneously. In addition, the techniques of the present invention may be used with any type of imaging system. For instance, both epifluorescent and total internal reflection methods may benefit from the techniques of the present invention.02-16-2012
20120040361METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DETECTION OF LETHAL SYSTEM AND USES THEREOF - Provided herein is a method for detecting the presence of lethal system in a patient using the expression of nuclear factor A (NFA) in marker cell. In another aspect, provided herein is a method for predicting if a patient has metastatic potential and is at risk of developing metastasis and for determining a prognosis for the patient.02-16-2012
20120040357COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND KITS TO DETECT DICER GENE MUTATIONS - In one aspect, the disclosure provides isolated nucleic acids, primers, and probes for the detection of mutations in a nucleic acid sequence for a DICER1 polypeptide.02-16-2012
20120040362Multipotent Lymphohematopoietic Progenitor Cells - This invention relates to hematopoietic precursors derived from human embryonic stem cells. In the culture of differentiated cells from human ES cells, the fully committed hematopoietic precursors are CD34+ and CD43+ but not CD45+. If the cells are cultured until they express CD45, then the cells lose the ability to produce differentiated cells of the lymphoid lineages.02-16-2012
20120040359Endonuclease-Enhanced Helicase-Dependent Amplification - The invention provides methods and compositions for enhancing the speed and sensitivity of helicase-dependent amplification through the use of an endonuclease.02-16-2012
20120040356Methods for Detecting Oncofetal Fibronectin - Methods and products for the detection of oncofetal fibronectin indicating molecules in samples are provided. Methods for imaging of oncofetal fibronectin are provided. In some methods provided herein, the sample is treated with a reagent and/or contacted with a non-specific binder. Provided are methods for testing subjects to ascertain health and disease status and to assess the risk of developing a disease or condition. Methods for detecting the presence of oncofetal fibronectin indicating molecules by a variety of methods such as immunoassays and mass spectrometry also are provided. Methods and products for detection of oncofetal fibronection for selection of concepti are provided.02-16-2012
20120040355YKL-40 AS A MARKER FOR SELECTION OF TREATMENT AND MONITORING OF A DISEASE - The present invention relates to a methods for selecting a treatment for a specific disease or disorder, together with a method of monitoring therapeutic treatment of a specific disease or disorder and a method of determining a prognosis for a subject before, during and after administering a treatment by determining the level of YKL-40 in a sample obtained from the subject and comparing said level with one or more reference levels of YKL-40. The reference level is typically a level obtained from healthy individuals or a level previously obtained from the same subject. The present invention further relates to a kit and a device that may be used in the methods of the present invention.02-16-2012
20120301891BIOMARKERS OF CANCER METASTASIS - There is provided a method for determining tumour metastatic potential using biomarkers of tumour metastasis comprising any two of carbonic anhydrase-9 (CAIX), vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C), ephrin A5 (EFNA5), eph receptor B2 (EPHB2), transforming growth factor beta 3 (TGF-β3), pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase isoenzyme-3 (PDK3), carbonic anhydrase-12 (CAXII), keratin 14 (KRT14), hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha subunit (HIF-1α), and tenascin C (TNC). CAIX, VEGF-C, EFNA5, EPHB2, TGF-β3 or PDK3 may be indicators of moderate metastatic potential, while CAXII, KRT14, HIF-1α, or TNC may be indicators of high metastatic potential. The biomarkers may be used to assess malignancies or cancers having hypoxic regions, such as breast cancer.11-29-2012
20120301890METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING NUCLEIC ACID LIGANDS - The present invention generally relates to methods for identifying nucleic acid ligands of a target molecule. In certain embodiments, the invention provides methods for identifying a nucleic acid ligand of a target molecule from a candidate mixture of nucleic acids, including contacting at least one target molecule with a candidate mixture of nucleic acids, in which the nucleic acids have different affinities for the target molecule, and separating in a single step nucleic acids that bind the target molecule with greatest affinity from nucleic acids that bind the target molecule with a lesser affinity and nucleic acids that do not bind the target molecule, thereby identifying the nucleic acid ligand of the target molecule.11-29-2012
20120301889Method and reagents for identifying pluripotent stem cells - The present invention relates to methods for distinguishing pluripotent stem cells from partially differentiated, or spontaneously differentiated cells, and to reagents for use in such methods. In particular, the method enables the detection of alternatively spliced transcripts and the polypeptides encoded thereby, which are uniquely associated with, or present at a higher level in pluripotent stem cells than in cells which have partially differentiated. Reagents for use in the method include nucleic acids which bind the alternatively spliced transcript or which amplify the alternatively spliced transcript, and antibodies which bind the polypeptide product of the alternatively spliced transcript.11-29-2012
20120301888NMR SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE RAPID DETECTION OF ANALYTES - This invention features systems and methods for the detection of analytes, and their use in the treatment and diagnosis of disease.11-29-2012
20120040353Detection and quantification of microRNAs in the circulation and the use of circulating microRNAs as biomarkers in cancer - The present invention relates to the identification of biomarkers suitable for use in the diagnosis and prognosis of a number of cancers. In addition, the invention relates to improved methods for the identification and quantification of such biomarkers in samples taken from patients.02-16-2012
20120040360COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND KITS TO DETECT DICER GENE MUTATIONS - In one aspect, the disclosure provides isolated nucleic acids, polypeptides, primers, and probes for the detection of mutations in a nucleic acid sequence for a DICER1 polypeptide.02-16-2012
20120156679METHODS FOR MAKING TRANSCRIPTION PRODUCTS - The present invention provides methods, compositions and kits for using an RNA polymerase for making transcription products corresponding to a target sequence by obtaining circular single-stranded DNA transcription substrates using a promoter primer that encodes one strand of a double-stranded promoter. The invention has broad applicability for research, diagnostic and therapeutic applications, such as preparing cDNA corresponding to mRNA, making sense or anti-sense probes, detecting gene- or organism-specific sequences, or making RNAi.06-21-2012
20120231468RNA FROM CYTOLOGY SAMPLES TO DIAGNOSE DISEASE - The invention relates to methods and kits for detecting the likelihood that a subject has cancer, e.g., squamous cell carcinoma, by assaying the expression levels of tumor associated genes. More specifically, the expression levels of nucleic acids or proteins can be assayed in the tumor associated genes, e.g., over-expression of beta-2 microgobulin (B2M), keratin 17 (KRT17), interleukin 8 (IL8), or annexin A2 (ANXA2), and under-expression of cytochrome p450 1B1 (CYP1B1) or laminin gamma-2 (LAMC2) can be indicative of the likelihood a subject has squamous cell carcinoma or a precancerous squamous cell disorder. The expression levels compared to standards can be indicative of the likelihood a subject has squamous cell carcinoma. The expression levels of B2M, CYP1B1, KRT17, IL8, ANXA2, or LAMC2 can also be repeatedly assayed to monitor the progression of a squamous cell neoplasia.09-13-2012
20120231466METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ISOLATING NUCLEIC ACID - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for isolating and purifying nucleic acid. In particular, the present invention relates to methods of isolating nucleic acid from cells for use in further analysis.09-13-2012
20120231464Heatable Droplet Device - A heatable droplet device is used to embody real-time detection by means of the device's temperature control and surface treated and trimmed. A temperature causing internal stability disturbed is immediately detected with a designed sensor while affecting a specific area.09-13-2012
20120309014HIGH THROUGHPUT SCREENING OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED PHOTOSYNTHETIC ORGANISMS - The present invention provides a method and compositions for high throughput screening of genetically modified photosynthetic organisms for plasmic state. The present invention provides methods of producing one or more proteins, including biomass degrading enzymes in a plant. Also provided are the methods of producing biomass degradation pathways in alga cells, particularly in the chloroplast. Single enzymes or multiple enzymes may be produced by the methods disclosed. The methods disclosed herein allow for the production of biofuel, including ethanol.12-06-2012
20120309010DETECTION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS AND PROTEINS - The invention generally relates to methods for detecting a target nucleic acid and a target protein in a single assay.12-06-2012
20120309008Method and Laboratory Apparatus for Processing Laboratory Samples - The present invention relates to methods for solidifying a sample and to an apparatus, in particular for use in a laboratory, for performing a work step on a sample, comprising a first temperature section adjustable to a first temperature and to which the sample is thermally connectable, a second temperature section with a second temperature, and a solidification device for the solidification of the sample, wherein the sample is transferable at least partially to a solid state of matter such that leakage of the sample is prevented, and wherein the solidification device comprises a trigger device to trigger the solidification of the one sample at a start time, a heat transport device for transporting heat between said first temperature section and said second temperature section during a tempering period starting at said start time, and a control device for controlling the tempering period and the first temperature.12-06-2012
20110318751PUMA, A PRO-APOPTOTIC GENE, AS A NOVEL MOLECULAR BIOMARKER FOR TNFalpha-INDUCED HUMAN ISLET DAMAGE - p53-upregulated modulator of apoptosis (PUMA) is a biomarker associated with islet cell health. If PUMA is low, islet cells are typically healthy. If PUMA is high, islet cells are typically unhealthy or dying. PUMA may be measured by either measuring its nucleic or amino acid. PUMA mRNA may be induced by TNF-α stimulation in a time- and dose-dependent manner and β cell apoptosis is induced through a mitochondrial pathway. TNF-α significantly inhibited glucose-induced preproinsulin precursor mRNA synthesis. Such β cell stress signaling in human islets indicates overall state of islet health and, ultimately, the risk of onset and/or degree of severity of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.12-29-2011
20110318752METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE YEILD OF A POLYPEPTIDE - The present invention relates to a method for improving protein yield. The method comprises modifying the value of a set of relevant protein features to fall within an optimal range or to become more close to an optimal value for one or more protein features in the eukaryotic host.12-29-2011
20110318750METHODS FOR DETECTING AND QUANTIFYING VIABLE BACTERIAL ENDO-SPORES - Methods and systems for detecting viable bacterial endospores in a sample and related methods to quantify viable bacterial endospores in a sample.12-29-2011
20110318749METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING REGULATORY T CELLS - The present invention relates to methods and kits for identifying, quantifying and isolating regulatory T cells, to methods and kits for diagnosing or monitoring autoimmune diseases, immunoinflammatory diseases, allergic diseases, predispositions thereto, infectious diseases, cancer, cancer treatment and/or organ transplantation based on regulatory T cell quantity, to methods and kits for predicting responses to therapy for autoimmune diseases, immunoinflammatory diseases, allergic diseases, predispositions thereto, infectious diseases, cancer and/or organ transplantation based on regulatory T cell quantity, and to methods and kits for therapy using isolated regulatory T cells.12-29-2011
20110318748Modified Proteins and Methods of Making and Using Same - Methods, compositions, systems, apparatuses and kits comprising modified proteins, particularly modified nucleic acid-binding proteins with altered buffering properties are provided. For example, in some embodiments, methods of forming modified proteins including one or more amino acid modifications to achieve desired pKa values are described. Furthermore, the invention provides methods for using such modified proteins in ion-producing reactions, such as ion-based nucleic acid sequencing reactions.12-29-2011
20120045765COMPOSITE LIQUID CELLS - A sample handling method may include drawing an encapsulating liquid from an encapsulating-liquid input; discharging the drawn encapsulating liquid (a) onto a free surface of a carrier liquid in a carrier-liquid conduit comprising a stabilisation feature and (b) proximate to the stabilisation feature, the encapsulating liquid being immiscible with the carrier liquid, so that the discharged encapsulating liquid does not mix with the carrier liquid, floats on top of the carrier liquid, and is immobilised by the stabilisation feature; drawing a sample liquid from a sample-liquid input; and discharging the drawn sample liquid, the sample liquid being immiscible with the encapsulating liquid and with the carrier liquid, so that the sample liquid does not mix with the encapsulating liquid or with the carrier liquid.02-23-2012
20120045770LUNG TISSUE MODEL - The present invention provides for an engineered three dimensional (3D) pulmonary model tissue culture which is free of any artificial scaffold.02-23-2012
20120045768METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS TO DETECT AND DIFFERENTIATE SMALL RNAS IN RNA MATURATION PATHWAY - Methods to specifically detect and differentiate one or more small RNAs in miRNA maturation pathway.02-23-2012
20120045767MAGNETIC BEADS HAVING SURFACE GLYCOCONJUGATES AND USE THEREOF - Magnetic beads that include polyvalent ligands comprising various carbohydrates are described. Methods for fabricating such magnetic beads are also provided as well as methods of their use to capture and enrich pathogen cell population for subsequent culture, lysis and identification.02-23-2012
20120045766JARID1B FOR TARGET GENE OF CANCER THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS - The present invention relates to the roles played by the JARID1B genes in cancers and features a method for treating cancers by administering a composition comprising a double-stranded molecule against the JARID1B genes or a vector encoding them. The present invention also features methods for diagnosing cancers by detecting the expression of JARID1B. To that end, JARID1B serves as a serological biomarker for cancers. Also, disclosed are methods of identifying candidate agents for treating or preventing cancer or inhibiting cancer cell growth, using the expression of JARID1B in the cancer cells or the cell proliferation resulted from expression of JARID1B as an index.02-23-2012
20120171681OLIGONUCLEOTIDES, METHODS AND KITS FOR DETECTING AND IDENTIFYING VANCOMYCIN-RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCUS - The present invention relates to methods for detecting the presence or absence of vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) in a sample using a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (mtx-PCR) assay. Furthermore, the present invention relates to oligonucleotide primers and kits for the detection of VRE.07-05-2012
20120058486GENETIC RISK ASSESSMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR EPITHELIAL CANCER INVOLVING GENE-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION BETWEEN ERCC5 AND TOBACCO USE - Methods and compositions for assessing ERCC5 gene expression in view of certain environmental exposures and determining the risk of an individual for developing one or more epithelial cancers are provided.03-08-2012
20120003658MICROFLUIDIC DROPLET QUEUING NETWORK - A multi-port liquid bridge (01-05-2012
20120003660DIAGNOSIS OR PROGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER BASED ON EXPRESSION LEVEL OF THIOREDOXIN-1 - The present disclosure relates to a diagnostic marker for breast cancer, having thioredoxin-1 as an active ingredient, and to a diagnostic kit for breast cancer using same. The thioredoxin-1 is overexpressed in human breast cancer tissue so as to enable the early diagnosis of breast cancer or the early prediction prognosis of breast cancer, and therefore has a valuable use as a diagnostic marker for breast cancer.01-05-2012
20120003659STROBO THIN FILM CHEMICAL ANALYSIS APPARATUS AND ASSAY METHOD USING THE SAME - Disclosed are a strobo thin film chemical analysis apparatus based on the stroboscope principle and an assay method using the same. The strobo thin film chemical analysis apparatus is suitable for real-time analysis for a rotatable bio disc such as a lab on a disc integrated with bio chips such as a lab on a chip, a protein chip and a DNA chip for diagnosing or detecting a small quantity of materials in fluids.01-05-2012
20120003657TARGETED SEQUENCING LIBRARY PREPARATION BY GENOMIC DNA CIRCULARIZATION - Certain embodiments provide a method of sequencing that comprises: a) contacting, under hybridization conditions, a target genomic fragment with: i. a vector oligonucleotide comprising a binding site for a sequencing primer; and ii. a splint oligonucleotide that hybridizes to the vector oligonucleotide and to the nucleotide sequences at the ends of a target genomic fragment, to produce a circular nucleic acid; b) contacting the circular nucleic acid with a ligase, thereby ligating the ends of the vector oligonucleotide to the ends of the target genomic fragment to produce a circular DNA molecule; c) separating the circular DNA molecule from the splint oligonucleotide; and d) sequencing the target genomic fragment of the circular DNA molecule using the first sequencing primer.01-05-2012
20120003653COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING MUTATIONS IN JAK2 NUCLEIC ACID - The invention disclosed herein is based on the identification of novel mutations in the JAK2 gene and JAK2 protein. The invention provides compositions and methods useful for diagnosing hematopoietic diseases including, for example, myeloproliferative diseases. The invention also provides compositions and methods useful for determining a prognosis of an individual diagnosed as having a hematopoietic disease.01-05-2012
20120003652Essential genes encoding conserved metabolic pathway function in autotrophic solventogenic clostridial species - Essential genes coding for the metabolic pathway of solventogenic autotrophic Clostridia were sequenced, and functionality was confirmed. The present invention utilizes a comparative inter-species approach to develop the minimum set of essential genes for metabolic function and estimate productivity in species of suspected solventogenic capability.01-05-2012
20120003656SAMPLE PREPARATION FOR IN SITU NUCLEIC ACID ANALYSIS, METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS THEREFOR - Sample preparation processes for in situ RNA or DNA analysis, methods and compositions therefor are provided. Processes provided herein allow DNA or RNA analysis to be carried out in the same tube or on an aliquot of the prepared sample without centrifugation or extraction. The preparation process can be carried out at room temperature in as little as seven minutes and is amenable to high throughput processing using manual or robotic platforms.01-05-2012
20120064529DETECTION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS AND PROTEINS - The invention generally relates to methods for detecting a target nucleic acid and a target protein in a single assay.03-15-2012
20120003655IDENTIFICATION OF NEUROPROTECTIVE AGENTS USING PRO-INFLAMMATORY HUMAN GLIAL CELLS - Provided herein are methods for, inter alia, identifying new therapeutic agents using human cell-based models.01-05-2012
20120208199RANDOM-PRIMED TRANSCRIPTASE IN-VITRO TRANSCRIPTION METHOD FOR RNA AMPLIFICATION - A random-primed reverse transcriptase-in vitro transcription method of linearly amplifying RNA is provided. According to the methods of the invention, source RNA (or other single-stranded nucleic acid), preferably, mRNA, is converted to double-stranded cDNA using two random primers, one of which comprises a RNA polymerase promoter sequence (“promoter-primer”), to yield a double-stranded cDNA that comprises a RNA polymerase promoter that is recognized by a RNA polymerase. Preferably, the primer for first-strand cDNA synthesis is a promoter-primer and the primer for second-strand cDNA synthesis is not a promoter-primer. The double-stranded cDNA is then transcribed into RNA by the RNA polymerase, optimally in the presence of a reverse transcriptase that is rendered incapable of RNA-dependent DNA polymerase activity during this transcription step. The subject methods produce linearly amplified RNA with little or no 3′ bias in the sequences of the nucleic acid population amplified.08-16-2012
20120208200ASSOCIATION OF EDG5 POLYMORPHISM V286A WITH TYPE II DIABETES MELLITUS AND VENOUS THROMBOSIS/PULMONARY EMBOLISM AND THE USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to a method of identifying an increase in risk for type II Diabetes mellitus, venous thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism in a subject, wherein the presence of an amino acid exchange at position 286 from valine (Val) to alanine (Ala) in the EDG5 protein in a biological sample taken from the subject.08-16-2012
20120208198NOVEL GENE ENCODING MYB TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR INVOLVED IN PROANTHOCYANIDIN SYNTHESIS - An isolated or recombinant MYB polypeptide having activity as a transcription factor in the synthesis of proanthocyanidins in plants, and nucleic acid molecule encoding same, wherein the polypeptide activates in the plants (a) promoters of the leucoanthocyanidin (LAR) and anthocyanidid reductase (ANR) genes, and (b) promoters of at least two of the genes of the general flavonoid pathway. Use of the polypeptide and nucleic acid molecule in regulating the biosynthesis and accumulation of proanthocyanidins in plants, such as in modifying pasture quality of legumes, is also disclosed.08-16-2012
20120045769CELLULAR ASSAY EMPLOYING DETECTABLE PROTEIN - Provided herein are assays useful, for example, for determining the activity of a protein involved in a cellular process. In some embodiments, the activity of the protein is assessed using a nucleic acid tag, and in particular, by detecting the presence of a nucleic acid tag. Such assays can be used, for example, to study the effects of test compounds as modulators, e.g., inhibitors, agonists and antagonists, of protein activity.02-23-2012
20120009586METHOD FOR DETECTING AND QUNANTIFYING ENDOGENOUS WHEAT DNA SEQUENCE - It is an object of the present invention to provide partial sequences of endogenous wheat DNA (genome) which are single copies and which allow wheat to be specifically detected without cross-reacting with other plants in PCR, and to provide primers for amplifying these partial sequences, along with a good method for detecting and quantifying endogenous DNA using these primers. The present invention provides, in a method for detecting or quantifying an endogenous wheat DNA sequence in a test sample by means of a polymerase chain reaction, a method comprising a step of using a nucleic acid in the test sample or a nucleic acid extracted from the test sample as a template to amplify the nucleic acid of a region comprising at least 80% or more of a nucleotide sequence represented by one of SEQ ID NO:1 through SEQ ID NO:7 using a primer pair capable of amplifying that region, and a step of detecting or quantifying the amplified nucleic acid.01-12-2012
20120009582DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for cancer diagnosis, research and therapy, including but not limited to, cancer markers. In particular, the present invention relates to compositions and methods for the prediction of a subject's response to cancer therapies.01-12-2012
20120009581Gene Expression Profiling for Predicting the Survivability of Prostate Cancer Subjects - A method is provided in various embodiments for determining a profile data set for predicting the survivability of a subject with prostate cancer based on a sample from the subject, wherein the sample provides a source of RNAs. The method includes using amplification under measurement conditions that are substantially repeatable for measuring the amount of RNA corresponding to at least 1 constituent from Table 1. Alternatively, the method uses electrophoresis or immunohistochemistry for measuring the mount of protein corresponding to at least 1 constituent from Table 20. The profile data set comprises the measure of each constituent.01-12-2012
20120009583Method for Producing Highly Sensitive Endonucleases, Novel Preparations of Endonucleases and Uses Thereof - The present invention pertains to methods for producing recombinant endonucleases having a high sensitivity, as well as to endonucleases preparations obtained by said methods, and uses thereof, especially for the detection of mismatches.01-12-2012
20120015369METHOD FOR DETECTING A RECOMBINANT EVENT - Methods relating to isolating and amplifying chimeric nucleic acid molecules are provided. The methods of the invention are useful for detecting chromosome translocation events associated with diseases or conditions, such as cancer.01-19-2012
20120129181DETECTION OF BACTERIAL (MOLLICUTES) CONTAMINATION - The present disclosure provides a method and system for the PCR amplification of a target sequence which suppresses non-specific amplification products. The disclosure concerns the use of a primer pair optimized to amplify a nucleic acid of a contaminant in the background of genomic DNA of a first organism. When DNA from a second organism suspected for comprising the contaminant is subjected to the same PCR-based amplification reaction, detection sensitivity and specificity of the contaminant is enhanced when an amount of genomic DNA of the first organism is present in the amplification reaction.05-24-2012
20120015368BIOMARKERS FOR EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF SYSTEMIC TISSUE FIBROSIS - Embodiments of the invention provides methods, devices and kits for determining the likelihood of an individual having an active fibrotic condition and/or early diagnosis, and subsequently prognosis evaluation of an individual having an active fibrotic condition such as systemic sclerosis (SSc) and/or nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) by measuring the levels of several biomarkers: α-enolase (ENO1), reticulocalbin 3 (RCN-3), alpha smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), reticulocalbin 1 (RCN-1) and pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) in the individual.01-19-2012
20120015366METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS TO IDENTIFY INCREASED RISK OF BREAST CANCER BY DETECTION OF CPG ISLAND METHYLATOR PHENOTYPE (CIMP) - The present invention is directed to kits and methods for identifying a female subject as having an increased risk of developing breast cancer, comprising detecting a CPG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) in nucleic acid of the subject.01-19-2012
20120015363Progesterone receptor membrane component 1(PGRMC1) as an indicator of human fertility - Methods of evaluating fertility of a human based on determination of a PGRMC1 characteristic that correlates with human fertility. In one embodiment, a sample is obtained from a human, a PGRMC1 characteristic is determined and compared to a baseline PGRMC1 characteristic, wherein a variation between the determined PGRMC1 characteristic and the baseline characteristic indicates a level of fertility of the human. A PGRMC1 characteristic can be one or more of PGRMC1 expression, transcription, translation, amino acid sequence, nucleic acid sequence, post-translational modification, cell localization or tissue localization. A sample can be a cell sample, a tissue sample, a blood sample, a lymphocyte sample, an oocyte sample, or a sperm sample. A human can be male or female. In one embodiment, a variation of PGRMC1 nucleic acid sequence indicates reduced fertility of the human.01-19-2012
20120015365Methods for Testing the Accuracy and Thermal Reliability of a PCR Thermal Cycler, and a Means for Implementing Said Methods - The present invention comprises a method for testing the accuracy and the reliability of a thermal unit of a thermal cycler or of an enclosure of a PCR thermal cycler thermally controlled by pulsed air, said thermal unit and enclosure thermally controlled by pulsed air comprising a plurality of locations for reaction mixture tubes, said method comprising the following steps: 01-19-2012
20120015362Compositions and methods for detecting cryptococcus neoformans - Disclosed are oligonucleotides useful in methods for determining whether a sample contains 01-19-2012
20120015361Oligonucleotides For The Detection Of Aspergillus Species - The invention relates to oligonucleotides that are specific for the fungi belonging to 01-19-2012
20120015360COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF BABESIA BIOAGENTS - The present invention relates generally to the detection and identification of 01-19-2012
20110165579PCR-RIBOTYPING OF C. DIFFICILE - Described is a method of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of polymorphisms in the 16s-23s intergenic spacer region of 07-07-2011
20110165578METHODS FOR DETECTING AND QUANTIFYING OVERSULFATED GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS - The invention relates to novel methods for detecting and/or quantifying oversulfated or persulfated glycosaminoglycans based on inhibition of nucleic acid polymerases. The methods can be utilized to detect and quantify oversulfated or persulfated glycosaminoglycans in pharmaceutical preparations, such as heparin preparations or therapeutic medical devices. When used to detect or quantify oversulfated glycosaminoglycans in heparin containing solutions, the samples are prepared by treatment with heparinases to degrade the heparin. Titration of the inhibition of the activity of the polymerases allows quantitation of the oversulfated glycosaminoglycans in the sample.07-07-2011
20110165577SELECTION OF COLORECTAL CANCER PATIENTS FOR NEO-ADJUVANT AND ADJUVENT SYSTEMIC ANTI-CANCER TREATMENT - The present invention relates to method for determining whether a gastrointestinal cancer patient is likely to experience a disease recurrence, said method comprising steps of determining concentration of TIMP-1 in a pre-operative plasma sample of said patient, and determining the concentration of CEA in a pre-operative body fluid sample of said patient, and evaluate whether the patient as likely to experience a disease recurrence. The present invention further provides kits for application of said methods.07-07-2011
20110165576 MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTIC KIT FOR THE DETECTION OF VIRULENT STRAINS OF HELICOBACTER PYLORI - A kit in the form of a product and a method is able to detect simultaneously four genes of 07-07-2011
20110165575METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING DNA STRAND - The present invention provides a primer extension reaction method, such as a PCR method, for structure-independent amplification of DNA containing CG-rich repeat sequences wherein in the extension step the temperature fluctuates between a first extension temperature and a second extension temperature. The present invention also provides methods for diagnosing disorders. The present invention also provides a thermal cycler programmed to perform the method of the invention.07-07-2011
20110165573METHOD TO DETECT PROSTATE CANCER IN A SAMPLE - The present invention relates to prostate cancer. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method to detect prostate cancer in a patient sample by detecting the RNA encoded by the gene PCA3. More particularly the present invention relates to a method for determining a predisposition, or presence of prostate cancer in a patient comprising: (a) contacting a biological sample of a patient with at least one oligonucleotide that hybridizes to a PCA3 polynucleotide; (b) detecting in the biological sample an amount of PCA3 and second prostate specific polynucleotides; and (c) comparing the amount of PCA3 polynucleotide that hybridizes to the oligonucleotide to a predetermined cut off value, and therefrom determining the presence or absence of prostate cancer in the biological sample. The present invention further relates to diagnostic kits for the detection of prostate cancer or the risk of developing same in a patient comprising: (a) at least one container means having disposed therein at least one oligonucleotide probe or primer that hybridizes to one a PCA3 nucleic acid or complement thereof; (b) at least one oligonucleotide probe or primer that hybridizes with a second prostate specific nucleic acid or complement thereof; and (c) reagents enabling a detection of PCA3 and of the second prostate specific nucleic acid when PCA3 or second prostate-specific nucleic acid sequence is present.07-07-2011
20120058480ANTIGENIC APPROACH TO THE DETECTION AND ISOLATION OF MICROPARTICLES ASSOCIATED WITH FETAL DNA - The present disclosure provides methods of quantifying and isolating microparticles of fetal from maternal bodily fluids such as cell free maternal plasma. Antibodies or combinations of antibodies that selectively bind fetal microparticles in maternal bodily fluid permit quantification by flow cytometry and isolation through flow cytometry based sorting and immunopurification.03-08-2012
20120058478MULTIMERS OF S. SOLFATARICUS SINGLE-STRANDED DNA-BINDING PROTEIN AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The invention provides multimers of 03-08-2012
20120058477METHOD FOR DETECTING THE EXPRESSION OF CYCLIN B2 GENE BY REAL-TIME QUANTITATIVE PCR - A method and a kit for quantitative detection of the expression of cyclin B2 gene in blood samples, especially in serum.03-08-2012
20120058485RAPID AND COMPREHENSIVE IDENTIFICATION OF PROKARYOTIC ORGANISMS (CONTINUATION) - An improved method for rapid identification of microorganisms is disclosed, along with sequences of PCR primers optimized for this purpose. The primers are designed based on information analysis of sequences from a large number of organism to amplify certain segments of genomic DNA whose sequences are unique among different organisms. The PCR products are compared with a DNA sequence database to obtain the identity of the microorganisms. This approach provides an accurate and fast identification and taxonomic assignment of microbial species.03-08-2012
20120058484METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR ASSESSING A MAMMAL'S SUSCEPTIBILITY FOR VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM - This document provides methods and materials involved in assessing a mammal (e.g., a human) for a susceptibility to develop venous thromboembolism. For example, methods and materials for using a genetic variation in an ABO nucleic acid (e.g., rs03-08-2012
20120058482FUNCTIONALIZED CYANINE DYES (PEG) - The invention provides a novel class of cyanine dyes that are functionalized with a linker moiety that facilitates their conjugation to other species and substituent groups which increase the water-solubility, and optimize the optical properties of the dyes. Also provided are conjugates of the dyes, methods of using the dyes and their conjugates and kits including the dyes and their conjugates.03-08-2012
20120058481Quantitative Real Time PCR Assay Using FRET Dual-Labeled Primers - This specification generally relates to non-radioactive methods of non-radioactive real-time PCR using FRET dual-labeled primers.03-08-2012
20120028260RAD9 AS A DIAGNOSTIC, PROGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC TOOL FOR PROSTATE CANCER - This disclosure provides a method of treating a human subject having a cancer which comprises administering to the subject a nucleic acid so as to inhibit expression of human RAD9 protein in a cell of the cancer so as to thereby treat the human subject. This disclosure also provides methods of assessing gains in prostate cancer therapy and detecting prostate cancer.02-02-2012
20120058479WORKFLOW TIMING BETWEEN MODULES - The invention relates to a method of isolating and analyzing an analyte using an analytical apparatus which comprises modules of different types, wherein any one module of one type has a specific, pre-defined timing for carrying out its workflow.03-08-2012
20120070835Method of Cloning Stable Stress Tolerant Superoxide Dismutase Using Universal Primers - The present invention relates to a method of cloning stable stress tolerant superoxide dismutase from diverse plant species using universal primers.03-22-2012
20120064534APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING A BIOLOGICAL AND/OR CHEMICAL SAMPLE - The present invention is directed to an apparatus for processing at least one biological and/or chemical sample. The apparatus comprises a substrate, temperature control modules and a rotatable platform carrying a magnetic field generator and an optical unit. The present invention is further directed to a system including the apparatus and magnetically attractable matter as well as method which can be carried out using the apparatus of the present invention.03-15-2012
20120270222Method for the Efficiency-Corrected Real-Time Quantification of Nucleic Acids - The present invention concerns a method for the quantification of a target nucleic acid in a sample comprising the following steps: (i) determination of the amplification efficiency of the target nucleic acid under defined amplification conditions, (ii) amplification of the target nucleic acid contained in the sample under the same defined reaction conditions, (iii) measuring the amplification in real-time, (iv) quantification of the original amount of target nucleic acid in the sample by correction of the original amount derived from step (iii) with the aid of the determined amplification efficiency. The efficiency correction of PCR reactions according to the invention for the quantification of nucleic acids can be used for absolute quantification with the aid of an external or internal standard as well as for relative quantification compared to the expression of housekeeping genes.10-25-2012
20120270221Methods of sequencing fluorophore-quencher FRET-aptamers - The present invention describes methods for the production and selecting of single chain (single-stranded) fluorescence resonance energy transfer (“FRET”) DNA or RNA aptamers containing fluorophores (F) and quenchers (Q) at various loci within their structures, such that when its specific matching analyte is bound and the FRET-aptamers are excited by specific wavelengths of light, the fluorescence intensity of the system is modulated (increased or decreased) in proportion to the amount of analyte added. F and Q are covalently linked to nucleotide triphosphates (NTPs), which are incorporated by various nucleic acid polymerases such as Taq polymerase during the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and then selected by affinity chromatographic, size-exclusion or molecular sieving, and fluorescence techniques. Further separation of related FRET-aptamers can be achieved by ion-pair reverse phase high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) or other types of chromatography. Finally, FRET-aptamer structures and the specific locations of F and Q within FRET-aptamer structures are determined by digestion with exonucleases and mass spectral nucleotide sequencing analysis. Alternatively, single DNA or RNA intrachain FRET-aptamers can be sequenced and the locations of F and Q within the structure can be determined by nanopore sequencing and the locations of F and Q within the structure can be verified by nucleic acid “combing” coupled to high-powered fluorescence microscopy.10-25-2012
20120270224METHOD FOR ACCURATE ASSESSMENT OF DNA QUALITY AFTER BISULFITE TREATMENT - The present invention is directed to methods useful for determining DNA quality after bisulfite treatment. The methods include a PCR-based assay, which allows ab-initio assessment of the DNA quality after bisulfite treatment and can help to prevent inaccurate quantitative measurement resulting from poor bisulfite treatment.10-25-2012
20120064532Use of Serum Amyloid A Gene in Diagnosis and Treatment of Glaucoma and Identification of Anti-Glaucoma Agents - The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating glaucoma, methods for diagnosing glaucoma, and methods for identifying agents which may be useful in the treatment of glaucoma. More specifically, the present invention describes the use of agents that modulate the expression of serum amyloid A.03-15-2012
20120064528METHODS AND REAGENTS FOR QUANTIFYING NUCLEIC ACID FRAGMENTATION AND APOPTOSIS (QLM-PCR, CELL NUMBER QPCR AND APOQPCR) - A method for quantifying apoptosis in absolute terms in a cellular sample by real-time ligation-mediated PCR, the method comprising: (a) obtaining first control genomic nucleic acid which is apoptotic nucleic acid from a cellular sample that is substantially 100% apoptotic; (b) obtaining test genomic nucleic acid derived from a test cellular sample; (c) subjecting a plurality of different known concentrations of first control genomic nucleic acid to real-time apoptosis-specific multi-product PCR in the presence of a nucleic acid-binding fluorophore or other detectable tag to obtain a threshold cycle number (Ct) or other equivalent value at different nucleic acid concentrations and establishing a linear numerical relationship between Ct or equivalent value and apoptotic nucleic acid concentration; (d) subjecting test nucleic acid to real-time apoptosis-specific multi-product PCR in the presence of a nucleic acid-binding fluorophore or other detectable tag to obtain a Ct or other equivalent value; and (e) establishing the quantity of apoptotic nucleic acid in the test nucleic acid, which corresponds numerically to the concentration of nucleic acid in (c) which determines the Ct or equivalent value obtained in (d). A standard composition of isolated genomic nucleic acid comprising substantially 100% apoptotic nucleic acid or comprising apoptotic nucleic acid as a predetermined proportion of an isolated nucleic acid sample. A kit comprising same.03-15-2012
20120070838Polymerase Assay with a FRET Substrate - This specification generally relates to non-radioactive methods of detecting nucleic acid polymerase activity and methods of detecting compounds that modulate nucleic acid polymerase activity. The activity may be measured in real-time using a real-time PCR instrument.03-22-2012
20120107825METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ASSESSING PATIENTS WITH REPRODUCTIVE FAILURE USING IMMUNE CELL-DERIVED MICRORNA - The invention is directed to methods and compositions for collecting immune cells, preferably peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), before or after an intervention, extracting microRNA-comprising RNA from said cells, quantifying microRNAs within the extracted RNA, determining one or more microRNAs that display a bimodal response amongst a statistically sufficient number of patient samples. Patients are then preferably segregated into groups according to their response.05-03-2012
20120107824mPCR Methods for Analyzing Repeat Sequences - Methods are provided for determining the methylation status of GC-rich templates. The methods include use of GC reference standards that allow simultaneous characterization of methylation status and CGG repeat length. The methods are useful for detecting genotypes associated with GC-rich repeats, including Fragile X Syndrome.05-03-2012
20120107822METHOD OF DELIVERING PCR SOLUTION TO MICROFLUIDIC PCR CHAMBER - The present invention relates to systems and methods of performing in-line mixing of assay components and delivery of such mixed components into microfluidic channels. In one aspect, a method of delivering mixed assay components is provided which comprises causing an unmixed primer solution to flow into a first mixing channel, the unmixed primer solution comprising a common reagent and a primer, holding the unmixed primer solution in the first mixing channel for at least a threshold amount of time to allow the unmixed primer solution to transition into a mixed primer solution, causing a buffer to flow into a second mixing channel, the buffer comprising the common reagent but not including a primer, after holding the unmixed primer solution in the first mixing channel for at least the threshold amount of time, drawing, from the first mixing channel, the mixed primer solution into a common exit channel, and after drawing the mixed primer solution into the exit channel, drawing, from the second mixing channel, the buffer into the common exit channel.05-03-2012
20120107821METHODS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS OF LEUKEMIA AND OTHER CANCER TYPES - Methods for diagnosing leukemia and other cancer types, so that the malignancy thereof dependent on expression of ARTS at low levels or an absence of ARTS expression are disclosed. Moreover methods for prognosis of leukemia and other cancer types, which are prone for an effective treatment by restoring ARTS expression levels and/or restoring cellular ARTS activity are further disclosed.05-03-2012
20120070841NUCLEIC ACID QUANTIFICATION METHOD AND MICROCHIP FOR NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION REACTION - A nucleic acid quantification method that uses a microchip for nucleic acid amplification reaction, the microchip including an inlet through which a liquid is introduced from outside, a plurality of reaction regions provided as reaction sites of a nucleic acid amplification reaction, and a channel through which the liquid introduced through the inlet is supplied into each of the reaction regions, wherein the likelihood of the nucleic acid amplification reaction varies between the reaction regions, includes: flowing a detection target nucleic acid chain-containing solution through the channel and introducing the solution into each of the reaction regions to perform a nucleic acid amplification reaction; and detecting an amplification product in each of the reaction regions to specify the reaction regions in which the nucleic acid amplification reaction occurred.03-22-2012
20120070839SOYBEAN EVENT MON89788 AND METHODS FOR DETECTION THEREOF - The present invention provides for soybean plant and seed comprising transformation event MON89788 and DNA molecules unique to these events. The invention also provides methods for detecting the presence of these DNA molecules in a sample.03-22-2012
20120070836METHODS OF DETECTING RESIDUAL AMOUNTS OF POLYMERS USED IN THE PURIFICATION OF BIOMOLECULES - The present invention relates to methods of detecting residual amounts of polymers including stimulus responsive polymers, which are used in processes for purifying biomolecules such as, for example, proteins, polypeptides, antibodies, vaccines and the like.03-22-2012
20120070837CIP2A as a biomarker in detection of cervical cancer - The present invention provides methods and compositions for detecting cervical cancer in a human. The present invention provides CIP2A as a biomarker detectable in a biological sample from cervix of an individual, an increased expression of same is an indication of cervical cancer in the individual. CIP2A mRNA or protein can both serve as reliable biomarkers. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a combined use of CIP2A with at least one additional biomarker selected from the group consisting of Ki67, TOP2A, MCM2, MCM5, p1403-22-2012
20120156685METHOD FOR DETECTING AND QUANTIFYING RARE MUTATIONS/POLYMORPHISMS - The present invention is directed to a method for detecting and quantifying rare mutations in a nucleic acid sample. The nucleic acid molecules under investigation can be either DNA or RNA. The rare mutation can be any type of functional or non-functional nucleic acid change or mutation, such as deletion, insertion, translocation, inversion, one or more base substitution or polymorphism. Therefore, the methods of the present invention are useful in detection of rare mutations in, for example, diagnostic, prognostic and follow-up applications, when the targets are rare known nucleic acid variants mixed in with the wildtype or the more common nucleic acid variant(s).06-21-2012
20120156684SELECTION METHOD OF INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS - The present invention relates to a method for selecting induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. More particularly, the present invention provides: a method for selecting an iPS cell, comprising the steps of: (1a) measuring the expression level of an exogenous nuclear reprogramming gene(s) in a test iPS cell; and (2a) selecting an iPS cell in which the expression level(s) of an exogenous nuclear reprogramming gene(s) is/are less than or equal to the expression level(s) in control iPS cells; and a method for selecting an iPS cell, comprising the steps of: (1b) measuring the expression level of an exogenous nuclear reprogramming gene(s) and the sum the expression levels of the exogenous nuclear reprogramming gene(s) and the corresponding endogenous gene iPS cell; and (2b) selecting an iPS cell in which the ratio of the expression level of an exogenous nuclear reprogramming gene(s) relative to the sum of the expression levels of the exogenous transgene(s) and the corresponding endogenous gene(s) is less than 1 to the ratio in the control iPS cell.06-21-2012
20120156683ONE-STEP METHOD OF ELUTION OF DNA FROM BLOOD SAMPLES - Described are reagents, methods, and kits for eluting, and amplifying and/or characterizing DNA from liquid and dried blood samples. A one-step DNA elution buffer has been developed that simplifies purification of DNA from blood samples. The purified DNA is suitable for use in subsequent widely used techniques such as enzymatic DNA amplification and quantitative analysis such as real-time PCR.06-21-2012
20120156682ALLELIC DISCRIMINATION ANALYSIS USING AN EFFICIENCY RELATED VALUE (EFR) - In various embodiments this invention provides novel methods for discriminating two or more different target nucleic acids. In certain embodiments the methods comprise providing data amplification reactions comprising reagents to amplify two or more different target nucleic acids where the data comprise signals comprising an amplitude measurement representing the degree of amplification of each target nucleic acid in the amplification reaction and the time point in the amplification reaction at which the amplitude is measured; determining an efficiency related transform of the data, determining an efficiency related value for each target nucleic acid that is the maximum magnitude of the efficiency related transform; and outputting the efficiency related values in the amplification reaction for each target nucleic acid, where the relative amplitudes of the efficiency related values for each target nucleic acid is an indicator of the presence of each of said nucleic acids in said sample.06-21-2012
20120156681COMPOSITION FOR DIAGNOSIS OF LIVER METASTASIS OF COLORECTAL CANCER AND THE USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to a composition for diagnosis of liver metastasis of colorectal cancer and the use thereof, and more particularly to a composition for diagnosis of liver metastasis of colorectal cancer, which comprises either a substance for measuring the mRNA level of CCL7 (Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 7) gene or a substance for measuring the level of a protein which is encoded by the gene. According to the present invention, whether liver metastasis of colorectal cancer occurred can be diagnosed by measuring the mRNA expression level of the CCL7 gene or the expression level of the CCL7 protein, and the use of the composition comprising an inhibitor of CCL7 gene allows the treatment of colorectal cancer or the liver metastasis of colorectal cancer.06-21-2012
20120156680SYNTHESIS OF FOUR-COLOR 3'-O-ALLYL MODIFIED PHOTOCLEAVABLE FLUORESCENT NUCLEOTIDES AND RELATED METHODS - This invention provides a process for making 3′-O-allyl-dGTP-PC-Biodopy-FL-510, 3′-O-allyl-dATP-PC-ROX, 3′-O-allyl-dCTP-PC-Bodipy-650 and 3′-O-allyl-dUTP-PC-R6G, and related methods.06-21-2012
20120122110METHOD FOR ISOLATING CELLS - The present invention relates to a method and kit for the isolation of cells from a sample. The sample is treated with an extraction solution that comprises at least MgCl05-17-2012
20120122107HOMEOSTATIC MULTIDOMAIN PROTEIN, AND USES FOR IT - The invention relates to the discovery and characterization of mannan binding lectin-associated protein (map44), a new protein that acts in the lectin pathway of complement activation.05-17-2012
20120122106Mutation Detection Assay - A method of sample analysis is provided. In certain embodiments, the method involves: a) amplifying a product from a sample that comprises both wild type copies of a genomic locus and mutant copies of the genomic locus that have a point mutation relative to said wild type copies of the genomic locus, to produce an amplified sample, where: i. the amplifying is done using a first primer and a second primer; and ii. the first primer comprises a 3′ terminal nucleotide that base pairs with the point mutation and also comprises a nucleotide sequence that is fully complementary to a sequence in the locus with the exception of a single base mismatch within 6 bases of the 3′ terminal nucleotide; and b) detecting the presence of said product in said amplified sample using a flap assay that employs an invasive oligonucleotide. A kit for performing the method is also provided.05-17-2012
20120135418Automatic Detection Kit for Detecting HLA Alleles Using Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction - Provided is an automatic detection kit for automatically detecting HLA alleles using a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The real-time PCR is performed on DNA isolated from a sample using a primer which is able to specifically bind to HLA alleles and a fluorescent probe which is able to detect amplification of the HLA alleles in real time, and the HLA allele typing is performed by analyzing a fluorescence value obtained from the real-time PCR using an HLA automatic typing program.05-31-2012
20120135417METHODS FOR SCREENING AND IDENTIFYING COMPOUNDS - Methods, compositions and assays that measure the effect of a test compound on induction of ligand-induced ribowitch-mediated transcription termination are disclosed. The methods and the assays are useful in identifying drug candidates that modulate transcription by binding to a riboswitch, for example.05-31-2012
20120135416Compositions And Methods For Treating And Diagnosing Pancreatic Cancer - The present invention relates to the field of oncology and provides novel compositions and methods for diagnosing and treating pancreatic cancer. In particular, the present invention provides pancreatic cancer stem cells useful for the study, diagnosis, and treatment of solid tumors.05-31-2012
20120135411PYROCOCCUS FURIOSUS STRAINS AND METHODS OF USING SAME - Provided herein are methods for transforming a 05-31-2012
20120135410METHOD FOR IMAGING ON THIN SOLID-STATE INTERFACE BETWEEN TWO FLUIDS - Described herein is a fluid cell for an optical microscopy tool having a solid state membrane having a first side and a second, opposing side; a first fluid chamber comprising a first fluid having a first refractive index located on the first side of the membrane; and, a second fluid chamber comprising a second fluid having a second refractive index located on the second side of the membrane, the second refractive index being different than the first refractive index. Also described herein is a method for imaging a single biomolecule, the method including generating a field of evanescent illumination at a solid state membrane between a first fluid and a second fluid having different refractive indexes; and detecting light emitted by optical detectors linked to the single biomolecules at the solid state membrane.05-31-2012
20120135409METHODS OF MONITORING CONDITIONS BY SEQUENCE ANALYSIS - There is a need for improved methods for determining the diagnosis and prognosis of patients with conditions, including autoimmune disease and cancer. Provided herein are methods for using DNA sequencing to identify personalized biomarkers in patients with autoimmune disease and other conditions. Identified biomarkers can be used to determine the disease state for a subject with an autoimmune disease or other condition.05-31-2012
20120135408UNC-45A SPLICE VARIANTS BASED CANCER DIAGNOSTICS AND THERAPEUTICS - Methods and compositions to diagnose and treat cancers using UNC-45A splice variants are disclosed. Expression of a human UNC-45A929 splice variant that is shorter than UNC-45A944 splice variant is increased in cancer cells including metastatic cancers. siRNA to inhibit or downregulate UNC-45A splice variants in cancers are disclosed.05-31-2012
20120164651METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DETECTION OF SMALL RNAS - Currently, the circularization of small RNAs is broadly regarded as an obstacle in ligation-related assays and explicitly avoided while short lengths of linear RNA targets is broadly recognized as a factor limiting use of conventional primers in PCR-related assays. In contrast, the disclosed invention capitalizes on circularization of small RNA targets or their conjugates with oligonucleotide adapters. The circular RNA templates provide amplification of the target sequences via synthesis of multimer nucleic acids that can be either labeled for direct detection or subjected to PCR amplification and detection. Structure of small circular RNAs and corresponding multimeric nucleic acids provide certain advantages over current methods including flexibility in design of conventional RT and PCR primers as well as use of 5′-overlapping dimer-primers for efficient and sequence-specific amplification of short target sequences. Our invention also reduces number of steps and reagents while increasing sensitivity and accuracy of detection of small RNAs with both 2′OH and 2′-OMe at their 3′ ends. Our invention increase sensitivity and specificity of detection of microRNAs and other small RNAs with both 2′OH and 2′-OMe at their 3′ ends while allowing us to distinguish these two forms from each other.06-28-2012
20120122108MICROFLUIDIC CARTRIDGE - The technology described herein generally relates to microfluidic cartridges configured to amplify and detect polynucleotides extracted from multiple biological samples in parallel. The technology includes a microfluidic substrate, comprising: a plurality of sample lanes, wherein each of the plurality of sample lanes comprises a microfluidic network having, in fluid communication with one another: an inlet; a first valve and a second valve; a first channel leading from the inlet, via the first valve, to a reaction chamber; and a second channel leading from the reaction chamber, via the second valve, to a vent.05-17-2012
20120122105REAL TIME CLEAVAGE ASSAY - A cleavage-based real-time PCR assay method is provided. In general terms, the assay method includes subjecting a reaction mixture comprising a) PCR reagents for amplifying a nucleic acid target, and b) flap cleavage reagents for performing a flap cleavage assay on the amplified nucleic acid target to two sets of thermocycling conditions. No additional reagents are added to the reaction between said first and second sets of cycles and, in each cycle of the second set of cycles, cleavage of a flap probe is measured.05-17-2012
20120315638Moisture-Activated Self-Heating Analysis Device - Provided are disposable, moisture-activated, self-heating cartridges useful for, e.g., isothermal nucleic acid amplification, incubation, and thermal actuation, and visual fluorescent detection of the amplification products. These devices may be self-contained and do not require any special instruments to operate.12-13-2012
20120122109NEURAL PROGENITOR CELLS DERIVED FROM EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS - The present invention relates to undifferentiated human embryonic stem cells, methods of cultivation and propagation and production of differentiated cells. In particular it relates to the production of human ES cells capable of yielding somatic differentiated cells in vitro, as well as committed progenitor cells such as neural progenitor cells capable of giving rise to mature somatic cells including neural cells and/or glial cells and uses thereof. This invention provides methods that generate in vitro and in vivo models of controlled differentiation of ES cells towards the neural lineage. The model, and cells that are generated along the pathway of neural differentiation may be used for: the study of the cellular and molecular biology of human neural development, discovery of genes, growth factors, and differentiation factors that play a role in neural differentiation and regeneration, drug discovery and the development of screening assays for teratogenic, toxic and neuroprotective effects.05-17-2012
20120122103COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA - The present invention provides compositions, kits and methods for rapid identification and quantification of bacteria by molecular mass and base composition analysis.05-17-2012
20120315640SENESCENCE MARKER, METHOD FOR EVALUATING SENESCENCE INHIBITOR, AND CANCER INHIBITOR - The present invention aims to elucidate a miRNA involved in cellular senescence and to provide a method of use thereof. The senescence marker of the present invention comprises a gene transcript of miR-22. Further, the method for evaluating a senescence inhibitor of the present invention comprises the step of measuring the expression level of a gene transcript of miR-22 in a sample in the presence of a test compound and in the absence of the test compound; and the step of comparing the expression level of the gene transcript of miR-22 in the sample in the presence of the test compound with the expression level of the gene transcript of miR-22 in the sample in the absence of the test compound. Further, the cancer inhibitor of the present invention comprises as an effective component a gene transcript of miR-22, which cancer inhibitor promotes cellular senescence and inhibits invasion and/or metastasis of cancer.12-13-2012
20120258461METHODS FOR DETERMINING AND INHIBITING RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BRAF ONCOGENE IN A SUBJECT - The invention provides methods for determining whether a subject is suffering from a rheumatoid arthritis associated with the BRAF oncogene comprising contacting isolated fibroblasts from the subject with a molecule or pool of molecules directed to the BRAF oncogene; and culturing the sample in the presence of the agent and determining whether BRAF oncogene expression by the cell is decreased and/or whether cells in the sample return to a less transformed phenotype, exhibit decreased cell proliferation and/or exhibit increased contact inhibition, any of which is indicative that the subject is suffering from a rheumatoid arthritis associated with the BRAF oncogene.10-11-2012
20110183344COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE - The present invention relates generally to identification of strains of 07-28-2011
20110183346COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF NEISSERIA, CHLAMYDIA, AND/OR CHLAMYDOPHILA BACTERIA - The present invention relates generally to the detection and identification of 07-28-2011
20110183345COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE - The present invention relates generally to the identification of 07-28-2011
20110183343COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE BACTERIAL CLASS ALPHAPROTEOBACTER - The present invention relates generally to identification of members of the bacterial class Alphaproteobacter and provides methods, compositions and kits useful for this purpose when combined, for example, with molecular mass or base composition analysis.07-28-2011
20110183342METHODS FOR DETECTING A MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION - Methods for detecting an infection with 07-28-2011
20110183341Use of 14-3-3-Proteins in Treatment and Prevention of Neurodegeneration - The present disclosure is directed to methods for treatment and prevention of disease states characterized by a decreased 14-3-3 polypeptide expression or activity. In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides methods for the treatment and/or prevention of Parkinson's disease, neurodegeneration and/or diseases characterized, at least in part, by neurodegeneration, by increasing a 14-3-3 polypeptide activity.07-28-2011
20110183340Phenotype-Genotype Relationship in Age-Related Macular Degeneration - Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) cases possessing the LOC387715 (rs 10490924) variant have a higher risk of neovascular AMD. Individuals with AMD who are homozygous for both variants might be at greater risk for earlier onset of neovascular AMD. Determining the presence of this variant indicates which path the disease may take and which nutritional, supplement, or medicaments are appropriate.07-28-2011
20110183339PROBES FOR DETECTING THE PRESENCE OF TRICHOMONAS VAGINALIS IN A SAMPLE - Oligonucleotides useful for determining the presence of 07-28-2011
20110183338TWO STAGE ENRICHMENT OF CELL-FREE FETAL DNA IN MATERNAL PLASMA - The present invention provides methods for enriching fetal nucleic acid in a biological sample from a maternal host. Also provided are methods for detecting the presence or absence of markers in fetal, tumor, or neoplastic nucleic acid. The methods can include treating the biological sample with DNase and, optionally, performing whole genome amplification on the treated samples. The biological sample can be, for example, a blood sample.07-28-2011
20110183337Method and Kit for Use in the Differentiation of IBD and IBS and Further Distinction Between Disease Types of IBD - A quantification of the expression levels of a number of specific genes and their corresponding proteins can be utilized in accurately determining, using samples from faeces or blood, whether the patient is suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and in a follow up analysis using a biopsy, determine if the same patient is afflicted with ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease (CD). The method also has utility in determining the severity of the disease, as well as observing a patient's response to treatment.07-28-2011
20110183336Method to Predict Responsiveness of Breast Cancer to Polyamine-Type Chemotherapy - Methods of-identifying a basal or luminal phenotype of a cell, comprising detecting expression of one or more of a set of predictive biomarker genes or proteins that identify the cell as having a basal or luminal cancer subtype and compositions for treating identified basal or luminal cancers.07-28-2011
20120129182AMPLIFICATION OF COMPLEX NUCLEIC ACIDS - What is described is a method for quantitative and qualitative analysis of complex template nucleic acids to be analyzed. The method comprises the co-amplification of a control nucleic acid with the complex template nucleic acid by means of isothermal strand displacement reaction. The method of the invention further comprises the determination of the amount of amplified control nucleic acid as measure for the determination of the quantity and/or quality of the complex template nucleic acid used. The present invention also relates to a kit for carrying out a method of the invention. Furthermore, the use of the method of the invention or the kit of the invention for standardisation of whole-genome, whole-transcriptome and whole-bisulfitome analyses is described.05-24-2012
20120129180Method and A Kit for Detecting Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria - The present invention relates to a method and kit for detecting carbapenemase resistance genes causing carbapenem resistance in bacteria. The invention provides oligonucleotide primers, which can be used in the detection. The method can be used to detect OXA-48, SME, GIM-1, VIM 1-22, SPM, GES 1-10, KPC 1-7, IMI 1-3/NMC-A, IMP 1-24 within a single reaction and OXA-23 group, OXA-24 group, OXA-51 group with ISabal promoter, OXA-55, OXA-58, OXA-60, OXA-62, CMY 1, -10, -11 SFC-1, NDM-1, and SIM-1 within another single reaction.05-24-2012
20120129177EVALUATION OF THE POTENTIAL RISK OF DRUG INDUCED MOOD DISTURBANCE AND SUICIDE: USE OF A DEDICATED PLATFORM - The present invention relates to in vitro methods for the determination of the potential toxicity of test compounds. The invention also comprises in vitro methods for the selection of therapeutical compounds useful for the treatment of pathology related to an alteration of the mechanism of the mRNA editing of ADAR dependent A to I mRNA editing of the serotonin 2C receptor (5HTR2C). Finally, the present invention is directed to the kits and tools for the implementation of these methods. The invention is of special utility in the pharmaceutical industry for analysis of the toxicity profile or the screening of compounds involved in drug development and/or in pharmaceutical compositions.05-24-2012
20120129176CYTOKINES AS PROGNOSTIC MARKERS OF RESPIRATORY-TRACT INFECTION FOLLOWING MAJOR SURGERY - The invention relates to the use of a certain subset of cytokine markers as prognostic variables of infection status in an individual, and especially as prognostic markers of a patients developing severe infection such as pneumonia, and respiratory tract infection following surgery. The subset of cytokine markers consists of the interleukin cytokines IL-2, IL-7, IL-23, IL-27, and IL-IO, and Interferon-γ (INFγ) and Tissue Necrosis Factor-α (TNFα). The markers may be employed as individual prognostic variables of infection status, or they may be used in pairs or other combinations. Generally, the abundance of the markers is correlated with infection status by means of an absolute pre-operative value of biomarker abundance, ratio's of pre-operative to post-operative biomarker abundance, or ratio values for pairs of certain biomarkers within the subset. Typically, cytokine abundance is expressed in terms of mRNA copy number wherein the copy numbers are ideally normalised to a house keeping gene and quantification of mRNA copy number is determined by RT-PCR containing reference serial dilutions of cytokine specific cDNA.05-24-2012
20120129175METHOD FOR RENAL DISEASE DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS USING ANNEXIN A1 AND RAB23 AS MARKERS - Use of Annexin A1 or Rab23 as a biomarker for diagnosing kidney disease or assessing efficacy of kidney disease treatment.05-24-2012
20120129183METHODS AND KITS FOR ISOLATING PLACENTAL DERIVED MICROPARTICLES AND USE OF SAME FOR DIAGNOSIS OF FETAL DISORDERS - A prenatal method of analyzing a fetus is disclosed. The method comprising: (a) isolating placental derived microparticles; and (b) analyzing at least one component of the contents of the placental derived microparticles, wherein the at least one component is indicative of a characteristic of the fetus.05-24-2012
20120129178GENOMIC POLYMORPHISM FOR PREDICTING THERAPEUTIC RESPONSE - The present invention relates to the use of genomic polymorphism to provide individualized therapeutic regimens to treat patients suffering from diseases such as cancer. The invention discloses methods for determining the efficacy or choice of chemotherapeutic drugs and regimens for use in treating a diseased patient by associating genomic polymorphism with the effectiveness of the drugs or regimens, or by associating genomic polymorphism with the intratumoral expression of a gene whereby the gene expression affects effectiveness of the drugs or regimens. In particular, the present invention provides novel methods for screening therapeutic regimens, which comprise determining a patient's genotype at a tandemly repeated 28 base pair region in the thymidilate synthase (TS) gene's 5′ untranslated region (UTR). Patients homozygous for a triple repeat will be least successfully treated with a thymidylate synthase directed drug, while those heterozygous for a triple and a double repeat will be more successfully treated, and those homozygous for a double repeat will be even more successfully treated. Those patients homozygous for the double repeat will likely suffer the least side effects from thymidylate synthase directed drugs such as 5-FU.05-24-2012
20120129179SCN5A SPLICING FACTORS AND SPLICE VARIANTS FOR USE IN DIAGNOSTIC AND PROGNOSTIC METHODS - Provided herein are methods of identifying a subject at risk for arrhythmias, heart failure or sudden cardiac death. In exemplary aspects, the method comprises the step of determining a level of splicing factor hLuc7a, splicing factor RBM25 and/or PERK in a biological sample obtained from the subject, wherein an increased level, compared to a control level, indicates a risk for arrhythmia or heart failure. The invention also provides methods of diagnosing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), or a risk therefor, in a subject. The method comprises the step of determining a level of E28D, RBM25, PRPF40A, or LUC7L3, or a combination thereof, in a biological sample obtained from the subject, wherein an increased level is indicative of the subject having HCM or a risk therefor. Diagnostic kits comprising binding agents for the markers are furthermore provided.05-24-2012
20120164650METHOD AND MEANS TO MODULATE PROGRAMMED CELL DEATH IN EUKARYOTIC CELLS - The invention provides for the use of isolated polynucleotides encoding maize poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) proteins to produce eukaryotic cells and organisms, particularly plant cells and plants, with modified programmed cell death. Eukaryotic cells and organisms particularly plant cells and plants, are provided wherein either in at least part of the cells, preferably selected cells, the programmed cell death (PCD) is provoked, or wherein, on the contrary, PCD of the cells or of at least part of the cells in an organism is inhibited, by modulation of the level or activity or PARP proteins in those cells.06-28-2012
20120164649SYSTEM, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND DETECTION OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS - Systems, devices and methods are described herein that are configured for use in the monitoring and detecting of chemical reactions, such as, for example, the monitoring and detection of Polymerase chain reactions (PCR). For example, the systems and devices described herein can be used for accelerated real-time PCR. A fully integrated PCR system is provided that includes a touch screen user interface, eliminating the need for additional computers, keyboards, and related devices. The PCR systems described herein can be network enabled to provide communications between one or more PCR monitoring and detection devices and a central monitoring station. A disposable sample holding device can be placed in the PCR device for testing in an upright vertical orientation, providing improved optical scanning capabilities and rapid heating and cooling capabilities.06-28-2012
20120164648Integrated Versatile and Systems Preparation of Specimens - The invention of Integrated Versatile and Systems Preparation of Specimens relates an open module technology which integrates synchronously the methods of protection, isolation and alteration of specimens into the “One for All” product or kit. The product or kit comprises a core module without or with Plug-in modules and a set of comprehensive protocols which can simultaneously or individually isolate systems biomolecules including DNA/ccfDNA, Large RNA/mRNA/ccfRNA, Small RNA/miRNA/ccfmiRNA, Protein, Lipid, Carbohydrates, and Metabolite versatilely from a vast variety of specimens including solid specimens and liquid specimens. The product or kit can accept new and custom Plug-in modules to expand functions and applications. The product or kit prepares specimens and biomolecules with features and benefits of high quality, easy, fast, no toxicity, safe to user and environment, low demanding, cost-effective, reducing waste, saving nature resources and protecting environment, and leads to a low-carbon and Green economy in preparation of specimens.06-28-2012
20120214167APPARATUS FOR BIO-AUTOMATION - Provided is a processing apparatus for enabling a plurality of processes to be conducted on a sample within a microfluidic or nanofluidic cartridge, the apparatus comprising: 08-23-2012
20120164654COMPOSITION FOR REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION - A composition for a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, which comprises a thermostable DNA polymerase, a reverse transcriptase, a dye marker and a specific gravity-increasing agent; and a premix reagent for a one-step RT-PCR, which comprises the composition, is not frozen under usual storage conditions at −20 to −30° C. and has excellent handleability.06-28-2012
20120214170CELLULAR DEPLETION OF BIOMOLECULAR TARGETS - The present application relates to methods, compositions and systems for the specific, controllable degradation of targeted proteins. Typically, the target proteins have a function which has not yet been elucidated. The disclosure enables one to study the effect of degrading a targeted protein, which in turn, will lead to a characterization of its function. In one embodiment, the invention pertains to a composition comprising a construct wherein the construct includes a peptide including a degradation tag. The degradation tag includes a ClpX binding sequence appended to a protein, wherein the sequence is YALAA.08-23-2012
20120214169DIFFERENTIAL LEVELS OF HAPTOGLODIN ISOFORMS IN SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER - The invention is directed to protein or nucleic acid assays for diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of lung cancers, in particular small cell lung cancer using biomarkers comprising haptoglobin isoforms, or fragments or variants thereof.08-23-2012
20120214168MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE-BASED NUCLEIC ACID PURIFICATION METHOD - A method is provided for purifying nucleic acid from a sample in a microfluidic device. The method can be used to purify nucleic acids from any source known in the art that comprises nucleic acids, such as prokaryotic or eukaryotic organisms, viruses, cell, tissues, organs, etc. In a specific example, the tissue is whole blood. The method for purifying nucleic acid may run fully automated in the microfluidic device.08-23-2012
20120135419Method of Determination of Diagnosis and Prognosis in Patients with B-cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Oligonucleotides for Use in this Method - The invention provides a method of determination of diagnosis and prognosis of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia from a biological sample collected from the body of a patient, wherein the status of Wnt/PCP signaling pathway is determined. Within the framework of the present invention the relation of CLL and molecular signaling pathway Wnt/PCP the components of which are markedly up-regulated in B-lymphocytes of the patients suffering from CLL was identified. The status of the Wnt/PCP signaling pathway can be determined, e.g., by the determination of the expression of components of said signaling pathway or by the determination of migration of CLL cells in the gradient of a chemokine in the presence of the ligand of said signaling pathway. The invention also relates to suitable oligonucleotides for use in the method of determination of expression of the signaling pathway components.05-31-2012
20120135413COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN SECURITY MARKING - A composition comprising: a plurality of identical first synthetic nucleotide oligomers; and a plurality of identical second synthetic nucleotide oligomers which are different to the first synthetic nucleotide oligomers, wherein each of the first synthetic nucleotide oligomers comprises a first primer binding sequence of bases, a first identifier sequence of three to seven bases in length, and a second primer binding sequence of bases, the first identifier sequence being disposed between the first and second primer binding sequences, wherein each of the second synthetic nucleotide oligomers comprises a third primer binding sequence of bases, a second identifier sequence of three to seven bases in length, and a fourth primer binding sequence of bases, the second identifier sequence being disposed between the third and fourth primer binding sequences, and wherein the first identifier sequence is different to the second identifier sequence.05-31-2012
20120135414CHEMICALLY-ENHANCED PRIMER COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND KITS - A composition is provided comprising a negatively charged group, an oligonucleotide sequence and at least none or one nuclease-resistant linkage group to form a chemically-enhanced primer. The chemically-enhanced primer can be used for sequencing and fragment analysis. Methods for synthesizing the primer as well as a method of preparing DNA for sequencing and a method of sequencing DNA and kits containing the chemically-enhanced primer are also provided. The method of sequencing DNA can comprise contacting amplification reaction products with the composition under conditions in which excess amplification primer is degraded by the nuclease and the chemically-enhanced primer is essentially non-degraded.05-31-2012
20120135412QUALITY CONTROL BIOASSAYS FOR NUTRICEUTICAL AND MEDICINAL PRODUCTS - Bioassays for detecting the ability of one sample of a food substance, nutritional supplement, therapeutic agent and/or disease preventive agent relative to that of a second sample of such a substance, supplement and/or agent to inhibit, upregulate or otherwise modulate translation initiation, and thereby demonstrate a disease curative and/or preventive effect in a human and/or animal that consumes a such substance, supplement and/or agent or to whom a such substance, supplement and/or agent is administered are provided.05-31-2012
20120135415DETECTING CANCER WITH ANTI-CXCL13 AND ANTI-CXCR5 ANTIBODIES - Methods for diagnosing cancer in a subject are disclosed. The method includes detecting the level of expression of one or more cancer markers in a biological sample obtained from the subject; and comparing the level of expression of the one or more cancer markers in the biological sample to a normal level of expression of the one or more cancer markers. The one or more cancer markers comprises CXCL13 or CXCR5 or both CXCL13 and CXCR5. Also disclosed is a kit for detecting cancer or monitoring cancer progression.05-31-2012
20130171652Blocking Reagent and Methods for the Use Thereof - The present invention relates to the use of a conjugate of a non-analyte-specific binding protein coupled to a nucleic acid as a blocking reagent in a probe-based detection assay, which uses a probe comprising a proteinaceous analyte-binding partner coupled to a nucleic acid domain to detect an analyte in a sample.07-04-2013
20120252026CANCER BIOMARKER, DIAGNOSTIC METHODS, AND ASSAY REAGENTS - This disclosure describes APOBEC3B as a biomarker for certain cancers such as, for example, breast cancer. This disclosure therefore describes methods for detecting APOBEC3B in a biological sample. The methods generally include measuring expression of APOBEC3B in a biological sample obtained from a patient and identifying the patient as having or at risk for having cancer if the measured expression of APOBEC3B is greater than a predetermined reference level of expression. This disclosure also describes isolated polynucleotides that may be used as reagents in methods for detecting and/or measuring APOBEC3B expression.10-04-2012
20120252027Method For Rapidly Evaluating Performance Of Short Interfering RNA With Novel Chemical Modifications - It is an object of the instant invention to provide a method for the rapid evaluation of novel sugar modifications to be used in siRNA synthesis including the rapid evaluation of chemical modification patterns within the siRNA to effectuate increased stability and ultimately increased efficacy of a siRNA therapeutic. It is a further object of the instant invention to provide novel nucleosides useful for siRNA therapy.10-04-2012
20120252025METHODS FOR COVALENT LINKING OF OPTICAL REPORTERS - A method to link a light emitting reporter to biomolecules with nucleotide oligomers is described. The light reporter particles are silylated and functionalized to produce a coated light reporter particle, prior to covalently linking the biomolecules to the light reporter particle. The light reporter particle generated by the methods of the invention can be excited by a light excitation source such as UV or IR light, and when the biomolecule is DNA, the attached DNA molecule(s) are detectable by amplification techniques such as PCR.10-04-2012
20120171689FUIDI HERD MANAGEMENT SCHEMA - The invention is a herd management schema based upon the inventor's analysis of the natural history of bovine infection due to 07-05-2012
20120171688Gene Expression Markers for Colorectal Cancer Prognosis - A method of predicting clinical outcome in a subject diagnosed with colorectal cancer comprising determining evidence of the expression of one or more predictive RNA transcripts or their expression products in a biological sample of cancer cells obtained from the subject.07-05-2012
20120171687Response Prediction in Cancer Treatment - Methods comprising detecting whether the p53 gene is present in native form on DNA molecules in tumor cells or cell-free tumor DNA in a sample of body fluid or a tissue sample of the tumor patient or whether the p53 gene on said DNA molecules in said tumor cells or cell-free tumor DNA has one or more mutations. In some specific cases, these methods involve determining the p53 status of the tumor patient. Kits and compositions for the practice of such methods are also disclosed.07-05-2012
20120171686METHODS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF MICRORNA AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN RESEARCH AND HUMAN HEALTH - The press invention concerns a method for prediction and identification of microRNA precursors (pre-microRNA) and microRNA molecules using data processing programs and databases. The invention also pertains to the isolated form of these pre-microRNAs, microRNA molecules and derived nucleic acids there of. The invention also relates to recombinant vector, host cell, support, pharmaceutical composition or kit comprising such microRNA molecules or there of derivated molecules. The invention also applies to the use of such microRNA molecules and/or their identified targets in research, prognostic, diagnostic tools/methods as well as for therapeutic applications.07-05-2012
20120171685BUFFERS FOR THE STABLE STORAGE OF NUCLEIC ACIDS - Provided herein are buffers for the stabilization of nucleic acid molecules. The buffers find particular use for the stabilization of trace amounts of nucleic acid molecules in a variety of environments, including repeated freeze/thaw cycles. For example, in some embodiments, provided herein are compositions comprising tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (Tris), ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), polyadenylic acid, and a synthetic DNA oligonucleotide.07-05-2012
20120171683ANALYSIS OF FRAGMENTED GENOMIC DNA IN DROPLETS - Method of analyzing genomic DNA. Genomic DNA including a target may be obtained. The genomic DNA may be fragmented volitionally to produce fragmented DNA. The fragmented DNA may be passed through a droplet generator to generate aqueous droplets containing the fragmented DNA. An assay may be performed on the droplets to determine a level of the target. In some embodiments, the droplets may contain the genomic DNA at a concentration of at least about five nanograms per microliter, the droplets may be generated at a droplet generation frequency of at least about 50 droplets per second, the droplets may have an average volume of less than about 10 nanoliters per droplet, the droplets may generated at a flow rate of greater than about 50 nanoliters per second, or any combination thereof.07-05-2012
20120171682METHOD FOR DETECTING, IDENTIFYING AND/OR QUANTIFYING CARBON NANOTUBES - The present invention relates to a method and a kit for detecting, optionally identifying and optionally quantifying at least one carbon nanotube possibly included in a sample, including the steps consisting in: (a) subjecting said sample to conditions enabling the amplification of a nucleotide sequence using primers capable of amplifying said nucleotide sequence, the possibly included carbon nanotube having been functionalized by said nucleotide sequence prior to step (a), and (b) detecting, optionally identifying and optionally quantifying the amplification product possibly obtained after step (a).07-05-2012
20120171680SINGLE-MOLECULE PCR FOR AMPLIFICATION FROM A SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE STRAND - A method, apparatus and system for performing single molecule PCR for amplification from single stranded polynucleotides.07-05-2012
20120077201Methods and Compositions for Detecting a Drug Resistant EGFR Mutant - Development of acquired resistance to the therapeutic effects of an epidermal growth factor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor in a patient that is suffering from a cancer is predicted by: 03-29-2012
20120077200PRIMERS FOR DIAGNOSING AVELLINO CORNEAL DYSTROPHY - The present invention relates to a real-time PCR primer pair and probe for diagnosing Avellino corneal dystrophy, and more particularly to a real-time PCR primer pair and probe for diagnosing Avellino corneal dystrophy, which can accurately diagnose the presence or absence of a mutation in exon 4 of BIGH3 gene, which is responsible for Avellino corneal dystrophy. The use of the primer pair and probe according to the invention can diagnose Avellino corneal dystrophy in a more rapid and accurate manner than a conventional method that uses a DNA chip or PCR.03-29-2012
20120077199IDENTIFICATION, MONITORING AND TREATMENT OF DISEASE AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BIOLOGICAL CONDITION USING GENE EXPRESSION PROFILES - A method provides an index that is indicative of the state of a subject, as to a biological condition, based on a sample from the subject. An embodiment of this method includes: deriving from the sample a profile data set, the profile data set including a plurality of members, each member being a quantitative measure of the amount of a distinct RNA or protein constituent in a panel of constituents selected so that measurement of the constituents enables evaluation of the biological condition; and in deriving the profile data set, achieving such measure for each constituent under measurement conditions that are substantially repeatable; and applying values from the profile data set to an index function that provides a mapping from an instance of a profile data set into a single-valued measure of biological condition, so as to produce an index pertinent to the biological condition of the subject.03-29-2012
20120077197SAMPLE THERMAL CYCLING - A sample processing apparatus includes a sample carrier receiving region configured to receive sample carrier carrying one or more samples for processing by the sample processing apparatus, and a thermal control system that controls a thermal cycling of the one or more samples for processing by the sample processing apparatus by selectively varying a pressure over a fluid in substantial thermal communication with the sample carrier, thereby varying a boiling point temperature of the fluid.03-29-2012
20120315642Primers and Methods for Nucleic Acid Amplification - A primer and method for amplification of a target nucleic acid, the primer adapted to conform into a conformation that dissociates from a complementary strand of DNA duplex. The conformation may have a free energy with more favorable thermodynamics than a corresponding DNA duplex, such as a B-DNA duplex. The dissociation may occur during an extension step of an amplification method, such as polymerase chain reaction. The method can proceed isothermally, and the primers may include intrinsic fluorescence.12-13-2012
20120315636METHOD FOR AUXILIARY IDENTIFICATION OF INBRED LINE OF WUZHISHAN MINIATURE PIG AND ITS SPECIAL PRIMER - An auxiliary method for identification of WZSP inbred line and its special primers are provided. The method is to test if DNA at site 1273 from 5′ end of genomic DNA SEQ ID NO: 1 in test pig is A or G, measure the test pig genotype is GG, GA or AA; GG or AA genotype is homozygote that DNA at site 1273 is G or A; GA genotype is their heterozygote; test pig of GG genotype is candidate for the WZSP inbred line; test pigs of GA and AA genotypes are not WZSP inbred line. The method can be applied to breed WZSP inbred line, can preliminarily screen all the pigs in test pig group, eliminate non WZSP inbred line, find out candidate WZSP inbred line, combine with other methods for further confirmation. The method can also be used to judge whether WZSP on market is counterfeiting or not.12-13-2012
20120219958MicroRNA Signatures Differentiating Uterine and Ovarian Papillary Serous Tumors - The invention provides a papillary serous miRNA signature and methods for determining the identity, origin, and stage, of concurrent endometrial and ovarian papillary serous tumors. Exemplary origins of concurrent endometrial and ovarian tumors include, but are not limited to, the uterus, ovary, fallopian tubes, and peritoneum.08-30-2012
20120219957METHOD OF PREPARING A REACTION MIXTURE AND RELATED PRODUCTS - The invention relates to a method of preparing a reaction mixture for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) assay and a solution set for PCR. The method comprises providing a sample solution comprising a biological sample to be amplified in said PCR assay and first colorant providing the solution a first color, providing a reagent solution comprising at least one other substance required for performing said assay and second colorant providing the solution a second color different from the first color, and mixing the sample solution and the first reagent solution for providing a mixed solution to be subjected to the PCR process, the mixed solution having, due to said first and second colorants, a third color different from the first and second colors. The invention significantly aids in pipetting PCR assays.08-30-2012
20120219956NGAL FOR DIAGNOSIS OF RENAL CONDITIONS - Use of serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as a biomarker, alone or in conjunction with creatinine to aid in the diagnosis of renal conditions such as acute tubular necrosis and acute renal failure, and a method and a kit for assigning a diagnosis of acute tubular necrosis or acute renal failure to a subject based on the correlation between the levels of NGAL and optionally creatinine in a sample obtained from a subject when compared to a sample obtained from a normal subject not experiencing acute tubular necrosis or acute renal failure.08-30-2012
20120178095CARDIOMYOCYTE DIFFERENTIATION - This invention provides a method for testing a factor for cardiogenicity which comprises differentiating human embryonic stem (hES) cells to cardiomyocytes in the presence and absence of the factor wherein the human embryonic stem (hES) cells are cultured under a serum free condition comprising co-culture in the presence of END-2 cells or serum-free extracellular medium therefrom, and measuring the differentiation in the presence and absence of the factor. This invention also provides a method for identifying a cardiogenic factor, which comprises differentiating human embryonic stem (hES) cells to cardiomyocytes in the presence or absence of the factor wherein the human embryonic stem (hES) cells are cultured under a serum free condition comprising co-culture in the presence of END-2 cells or serum-free extracellular medium therefrom, and identifying the factor that affects the differentiation of human embryonic stem (hES) cells to cardiomyocytes in the presence or absence of the factor.07-12-2012
20120178094Method for Categorizing Circulating Tumor Cells - The present invention provides method for categorizing circulating tumor cells (CTCs) using various cellular markers and revealing or non-revealing assays which provide beneficial insights for clinical staging and therapy decision making in cancer patients.07-12-2012
20120178093METHODS OF ASSESSING A RISK OF CANCER PROGRESSION - Methods and kits that use miRNA expression to predict the development of brain metastases in non-small cell lung cancer patients are disclosed.07-12-2012
20120178092Method for the Replication, Amplification or Sequencing of a DNA Template - Methods for replicating, amplifying or sequencing a deoxyribonucleic acid with a φ29 type DNA polymerase are disclosed, along with kits for carrying out the methods.07-12-2012
20120178090METHOD FOR ISOLATING NUCLEIC ACIDS AND PROTEIN FROM A SINGLE SAMPLE - The present invention comprises a method of isolating nucleic acid and protein from the same sample with solid supports, wherein nucleic acid and protein components contained in the sample become bound to distinct solid supports. The invention also allows for kits for isolating nucleic acid and protein from the same sample and for use of the method of isolating nucleic acid and protein for the analysis and/or comparison of mRNA and/or protein expression and/or their correlation to genomic information.07-12-2012
20120178089MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF DRUG-RESISTANT CANCERS AND TREATMENT OF SAME - Disclosed herein are diagnostic methods for identifying cancer and predicting drug resistance. The assays involve the detection of NEK2 gene expression alone or in combination with other genes or clinical factors. The test is suitable for diagnosing and monitoring treatment of subjects having or suspected of having a neoplastic disease, such as multiple myeloma. The disclosure also relates to inhibitors of NEK2 for the treatment of cancer, including drug-resistant multiple myeloma.07-12-2012
20120225432Method and Kit for the Prognosis of Mantle Cell Lymphoma - The method and the kit are useful as tools for classifying a patient diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma into the category of: indolent or conventional. The method comprises: a) providing a sample from a patient suffering from mantle cell lymphoma; b) determining the level of expression of at least one gene selected from the group consisting of: RNGTT, HDGFRP3, FARP1, HMGB3, LGALS3BP, PON2, CDK2AP1, DBN1, CNR1, CNN3, SOX11, SETMAR and CSNK1E in said sample; and c) comparing the level of expression of each of the measured genes with respect to the level of expression of the same genes in a control sample; wherein the absence of expression or the underexpression of said genes with respect to the same genes in said control sample is indicative of the indolent clinical course of the MCL.09-06-2012
20120315639METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SINGLE CELL ISOLATION AND ANALYSIS - A method and apparatus are disclosed here for rare target cell enrichment and isolation, where the captured target cells can be individually picked up and used for downstream analysis. This method and apparatus utilize antibodies conjugated microbeads to isolate target cells, use ON/OFF controls for the target cell capturing magnet and the release magnet, such that there is no need to change the cap of the capturing magnet and thus enabling automatic multiple rounds of capturing, washing and releasing cycles to increase the target cell detection sensitivity and reproducibility. A special filter is utilized to effectively remove more than 95% of free unbound microbeads, thus significantly improving the purity of the collected target cells and increasing the data quality of downstream analysis of the single target cells. Lastly, RNA expression patterns are proposed for identifying of certain target cells (e.g. circulating tumor cells and white blood cells).12-13-2012
20120315637METHOD AND KIT FOR THE CLASSIFICATION AND PROGNOSIS OF CHRONIC WOUNDS - A method and kit are provided for identifying non-healing or healing chronic mammalian wound tissue or for determining the prognosis of chronic mammalian wound tissue based upon the identification of at least one key set of molecular markers or genes whose expression pattern is indicative of a given wound type and so representative of a given prognosis.12-13-2012
20120315641Protein Markers for Lung Cancer Detection and Methods of Using Thereof - Disclosed herein are methods, devices and kits for detecting, diagnosing, or categorizing a subject as having lung cancer. As disclosed herein, at least three of the following protein biomarkers: VEGF, CGSF, MIG, RANTES, IL-2, IL-3 and MDC, are used to determine whether a subject at high-risk for lung cancer likely has lung cancer, such as stage I non-small cell lung cancer.12-13-2012
20120225433Gene Expression Markers for Breast Cancer Prognosis - The present invention provides gene sets the expression of which is important in the diagnosis and/or prognosis of breast cancer.09-06-2012
20120225431METHODS OF SYNTHESIZING AND LABELING NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES - The present invention is generally related to composition, kits and methods for synthesizing nucleic acid molecules and particularly for synthesizing labeled nucleic acid molecules. Specifically, the invention relates to methods, kits and compositions for synthesizing indirectly labeled nucleic acid molecules. The labeled nucleic acid molecules produced in accordance with the invention are particularly suited as labeled probes for nucleic acid detection, diagnostics, and array analysis.09-06-2012
20120082995METHOD FOR QUANTITATIVE PCR AMPLIFICATION OF DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACIDS FROM A SAMPLE CONTAINING PCR INHIBITORS - The present invention is directed to a method for quantitative PCR amplification of deoxyribonucleic acids (DNA) from a sample containing PCR inhibitors such as biological, clinical or environmental samples. In the method of the invention an inhibitor-tolerant DNA polymerase is used in a pre-amplification step to increase the copy number of DNA from these samples. In the pre-amplification step, the PCR reaction preferably comprises at least the same amount of effective PCR inhibitors as a reaction with 1% (v/v) human blood. The pre-amplified sample is subsequently diluted in order to dilute inhibitory substances remaining in the sample and thus rendering possible to use an aliquot of the diluted sample in quantitative PCR, which is very sensitive for these inhibitors.04-05-2012
20120082994Expression Levels of COL4A1 and other Markers Correlating with Progression or Non-Progression of Bladder Cancer - Disclosed is determining expression levels protective or harmful markers for bladder cancer prognosis; particularly, determining the expression levels of COL4A3BP alone or in combination with the expression levels of MBNL2, FABP4, and NEK1 or other markers where increased expression levels of these protective markers relative to a control correlates with lack of bladder cancer progression and decreased expression levels correlates with bladder cancer progression or death. Also disclosed is determining the expression levels of COL4A1 alone or in any combination with the expression levels of UBE2C, BIRC5, COL18A1, KPNA2, MSN, ACTA2, and CDC25B or other markers where increased expression levels of these harmful markers relative to a control correlates with bladder cancer progression or death and decreased expression levels correlates with lack of bladder cancer progression Also disclosed are signatures of protective and harmful markers to predict likelihood of bladder cancer progression or non-progression.04-05-2012
20120082993DETECTING CANCER WITH ANTI-CXCL16 AND ANTI-CXCR6 ANTIBODIES - Methods for detecting cancer or monitoring cancer progression in a subject are disclosed. The method includes detecting the level of expression of one or more cancer markers in a biological sample obtained from the subject; and comparing the level of expression of the one or more cancer markers in the biological sample to a normal level of expression of the one or more cancer markers. The one or more cancer markers comprises CXCL16 or CXCR6 or both CXCL16 and CXCR6. Also disclosed is a kit for detecting cancer or monitoring cancer progression.04-05-2012
20120082992EQUINE PARASITE DETECTION - The present invention provides a method of diagnosing a cyathostomin infection, said method comprising the step of identifying a level of anti-cyathostomin larval antigen antibodies in a sample, wherein a level of anti-cyathostomin larval antigen antibodies is indicative of a cyathostomin infection.04-05-2012
20120082989USES FOR LONG POLAR FIMBRIAE GENES OF PATHOGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI STRAINS - Provided are methods for identifying lpf genes in pathogenic serotypes of the Enterobacteriaceae family and for differentiating 04-05-2012
20120082988HOMOGENEOUS ANALYTE DETECTION - The present invention provides novel binding pair compositions of defined and limited stability comprising nucleic acid detection markers useful for the homogeneous, sensitive detection of analytes. Also provided are methods for the sensitive homogenous detection of analytes, particularly analytes of clinical relevance. Kits for preparing binding pairs of the invention and for performing the methods of the invention are also provided.04-05-2012
20120082987Transgenic Non-Human Animals Expressing Human Blood Clotting Factors and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates, in general, to development of non-human transgenic animals expressing a human blood clotting factor, such as Factor VIII, Factor VII, Factor IX and von Willebrand factor. The invention further provides methods of detecting immunogenic events against human blood clotting factor using the transgenic animals described.04-05-2012
20120082986CELL PROLIFERATION INHIBITOR - The present inventors revealed a TTF-1-specific oncogenic process by elucidating the molecular mechanism regulated by the master regulatory factor TTF-1. The present inventors focused on the elucidation of the essence of the lineage-specific survival signal which is a novel canceration signal. Thus, the present inventors found that the expression of ROR1, which is a receptor tyrosine kinase, is induced by the master regulatory factor TTF-1, and demonstrated the presence of a characteristic canceration signal transduction system.04-05-2012
20120082985Sensing And Identifying Biological Samples On Microfluidic Devices - A method, system, and apparatus for analysis of a biological sample includes receiving the sample, wherein the sample includes deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), lysing the sample to obtain access to the DNA included in the sample, purifying the DNA in the sample to isolate the DNA from other components in the sample, amplifying the DNA, separating fragments of the amplified DNA, detecting the separated fragments using laser induced fluorescence, based on the detecting, generating a profile of the DNA in the received sample, comparing the generated profile with profiles of DNA stored in a database, and upon determining that the generated profile matches one of the stored profiles, identifying the source from which the stored profile was obtained, wherein the receiving, lysing, purifying, amplifying, and detecting are performed on corresponding portions of a microfluidic device, and wherein transporting the sample and the DNA to the portions of the microfluidic device and enabling the lysing, purifying, amplifying, separating, detecting, generating, comparing, and identifying are performed automatically without user interaction.04-05-2012
20120258464METHOD FOR DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF WHEAT ENDOGENOUS GENE - Provided is a method of detecting or quantifying a wheat species-specific DNA in a test sample by polymerase chain reaction. The method comprises a step of amplifying a nucleic acid molecule having a partial sequence of a nucleotide sequence identified as SEQ ID NO: 1 using a nucleic acid molecule in the test sample or a nucleic acid molecule extracted from the test sample as the template and using a primer pair capable of amplifying the partial sequence and a step of detecting or quantifying the amplified nucleic acid molecule.10-11-2012
20120258463RACK FOR SAMPLE TUBES AND REAGENT HOLDERS - A rack for holding samples and various reagents, wherein the rack may be used for loading the samples and reagents prior to using the reagents. The rack accepts complementary reagent holders, each of which contain a set of reagents for carrying out a predetermined processing operation, such as preparing biological samples for amplifying and detecting polynucleotides extracted from the samples.10-11-2012
20120258460Sso7-Polymerase Conjugates with Decreased Non-Specific Activity - Improved Sso7-polymerase conjugate proteins are provided10-11-2012
20120190033DROPLET TRANSPORT SYSTEM FOR DETECTION - System, including methods and apparatus, for transporting droplets from a tip to an examination site for detection.07-26-2012
20120264132Analysis Devices, Kits, and Related Methods for Digital Quantification of Nucleic Acids and Other Analytes - Provided are devices and methods for effecting processing of samples, including essentially isothermal amplification of nucleic acids, at multiple reaction locations in a single device. In some embodiments, the disclosed devices and methods provide for effecting parallel sample processing in several hundred locations on a single device.10-18-2012
20120264131CHANGES IN THE EXPRESSION OF miR-200c/141 CLUSTER OF microRNAs AS BIOMARKERS FOR EPITHELIAL-TO-MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION IN HUMAN COLORECTAL CANCER METASTASIS - The present invention includes methods, kits and biomarkers for detecting and determining the development of colorectal cancer (CRC) metastasis based on changes in the expression pattern of one or more microRNAs (miR) or miR clusters that include the miR-200/141 family.10-18-2012
20120190036CLINICAL METHOD FOR GENOTYPING LARGE GENES FOR MUTATIONS THAT POTENTIALLY CAUSE DISEASE - A method of determining polymorphisms within a large gene comprising the steps of: (a) making a Whole-Genome Amplification (WGA) to obtain sufficient amounts of genetic templates for DNA analysis; (b) enriching the WGA sample with nested primers designed for the large gene; (c) using the enriched WGA sample for high resolution melt (HRM); and (d) detecting differential melt profiles during the transition from double strand to single strand with an increase in temperature wherein sequence point mutations within the gene affects the thermal stability and gives a different melt profile from the normal non-mutated gene sequence, and kits to carry out detection of the same. The method may further comprise the step of spiking the DNA being screened using DNA from a phenotypically normal individual in order to induce synthetic heterozygosity. The method in (d) may also work directly on genomic samples without WGA step if sufficient DNA material is present.07-26-2012
20120190031MARKER FOR DIAGNOSIS OF ACTIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - The invention provides an improved method for monitoring the course of the MS disease and to predict, diagnose or prognosticate whether a subject is in an active or non-active period of MS. The method is based on determining the ratio of the expression levels of two cytokines, measured before and after stimulation of the subject by an immunomodulator.07-26-2012
20120190034OPTICAL FIBER MEASUREMENT DEVICE AND MEASUREMENT METHOD USING SAME - Disclosed is a highly reliable optical fiber measurement device and measurement method having a simple and compact structure. The device includes a planar liquid holder having a plurality of liquid holding portions arranged along a flat face; a plurality of light receiving optical fibers for transmitting fluorescence generated in the liquid holding portions; a plurality of light emitting optical fibers for transmitting excitation light into the liquid holding portions; a measurement head capable of being positioned in the each liquid holding portion while supporting a plurality of measurement ends having a bundle of one light receiving end of the light receiving optical fibers and one light emitting end of light emitting optical fibers; a light reception selecting element that, by sequentially selecting one by one from plural the light receiving optical fibers and sequentially selecting one by one from plural kinds of wavelength or wavelength bands, sequentially guides the light of the selected wavelength or wavelength band of the fluorescence received by the selected light receiving optical fibers to one photoelectric element; and a photoelectric element for sequentially conducting photoelectric conversion on the guided fluorescence.07-26-2012
20120276542QUANTIFICATION OF A MINORITY NUCLEIC ACID SPECIES - The technology relates in part to quantification of a minority nucleic acid species from a nucleic acid sample. In some embodiments, methods for determining the amount of fetal nucleic acid (e.g. absolute amount, relative amount) in a maternal sample are provided.11-01-2012
20120276543Microfabricated Crossflow Devices and Methods - A microfluidic device is provided for analyzing or sorting biological materials, such as polynucleotides, polypeptides, proteins, enzymes, viruses and cells. The invention can be used for high throughput or combinatorial screening. The device comprises a main channel and an inlet channel that communicate at a droplet extrusion region so that droplets of solution are deposited into an immiscible solvent in the main channel. Droplets can thereafter be sorted according to biological material detected in each droplet.11-01-2012
20120329064ENRICHMENT OF NUCLEIC ACID TARGETS - Methods and apparatus providing improved fidelity and specificity when separating nucleic acids from a sample, but without need for amplification. In particular, using the disclosed methods, it is possible to isolate a variant nucleic acid (i.e., a mutation) from a non-target nucleic acid (i.e., a wild-type) when the variant is present in the original sample at a much lower concentration than the non-target, e.g., 1:10,000, without substantial loss of the variant.12-27-2012
20120329063NOVEL MEANS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY OF CTCL - The invention relates to a novel molecule, termed SC5 by the inventors, to a novel allelic form of p140, and to the biological applications of SC5 and p140 molecules, notably in the diagnosis and therapy of CTCL.12-27-2012
20120329059METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING NOVEL BACTERIUM BELONGING TO THE GENUS BIFIDOBACTERIUM - A method for producing bacteria belonging to the genus 12-27-2012
20120329061QUANTITATIVE RT-PCR DETECTION FOR GENES INVOLVED IN EPITHELIAL MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION IN PERIPHERAL BLOOD OF CANCER PATIENTS - An assay and associated methodologies for detection of breast cancer are described. Circulating tumor cells (“CTCs”) undergo epithelial mesenchymal transition (“EMT”) prior to entering circulation, resulting in the loss of epithelial markers. These CTCs and EMT-related gene transcripts in the peripheral blood of patients are tested by quantitative RT-PCR to detect and diagnose breast cancer.12-27-2012
20120329060DIAGNOSTIC FOR LUNG CANCER USING MIRNA - The invention provides a method for diagnosis of lung cancer, in particular, non-small cell lung cancer using circulating levels of miRNA. In a particular embodiment, the ratio of miRNA-21 to miRNA-221 can be used to diagnosis the presence of lung cancer or to monitor the response of a lung cancer patient to treatment.12-27-2012
20120329058METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FAST DETECTING NUCLEIC ACID - The invention belongs to the field of medical detection and discloses a method and device for fast detecting nucleic acid. The pathogenic microorganism nucleic acid is carried out with amplification reaction by LAMP technology in a temperature-controlled reaction tube comprising at least a sealing layer, and after the reaction is completed, the temperature of the reaction tube is raised without opening the tube to dissolve the sealing layer to release the fluorescent dye for the fluorescence detection. The method can carry out the amplification reaction and fluorescence detection directly in the instrument without taking out the reaction tube. The device has advantages of simple structure, low cost and simple operation, and can be used as a fast detecting device for the pathogenic microorganism nucleic acid.12-27-2012
20120329055USE OF ALPHA1G SUBUNIT OF T-TYPE CALCIUM CHANNEL AS DIAGNOSTIC MARKER FOR PREGNANCY IN CATTLE - The present invention relates to a marker composition for pregnancy diagnosis in cattle, a pregnancy diagnosis composition, and a pregnancy diagnosis method, which use a pregnancy-specific protein in cattle. The present inventors discovered an α1G subunit protein of the T-type calcium channel expressed specifically in pregnant cows, and produced a specific antibody against this protein. Therefore, the present invention has the effect of detecting pregnancy in cows easily, quickly, and accurately early in the pregnancy.12-27-2012
20110124003Cytological Methods for Detecting Cancer - The present invention relates to methods for diagnostics, detection or research analysis of cancer. In particular, the present invention is in the field of analysis of the levels of gene expression in normal or noncancerous cells because of their prosximity to cancer cells. The present invention further provides for analysis of the altered gene expression levels in normal or non-cancerous cancerous cells as an indicator of disease prognosis, staging and grading. The current invention is a means to increase the sensitivity of needle core biopsies to detect the presence of cancer.05-26-2011
20110124002Fluid Processing Device Comprising Radial Channels - The present invention provides, in one aspect, an apparatus that comprises a disc-shaped substrate defining (1) a central reservoir region, (2) a plurality of channels in fluid communication with, and emanating substantially radially from, the central reservoir region, the channels being coplanar with each other, and each channel having (i) a proximal end which is linked to the reservoir region, and (ii) a distal end, and preferably (3) for each channel, at least one chamber, and preferably three chambers, linked by a passageway in fluid communication with the distal end of that channel. Preferably, each passageway leads from each chamber in a direction that is initially away from the central reservoir region, whereby centrifugation of the substrate about a central axis that is perpendicular to the channels is effective to disperse liquid from the central reservoir region into the channels and chambers, such that any air bubbles in the chambers, channels, and passageways are forced towards the axis of rotation, when such liquid is present in the central reservoir region.05-26-2011
20120231467Aptamers for C. Difficile Diagnostics - The present disclosure relates generally to the field of nucleic acids and, more particularly, to aptamers capable of binding to toxins produced by 09-13-2012
20120231465 NUCLEIC ACID QUANTITATION METHOD - The present invention relates to methods of quantifying nucleic acids and in particular to an improved universal method of quantifying nucleic acids for gene expression studies without the need for normalising data to a housekeeping gene or to a synthetic gene of interest.09-13-2012
20120264133LATERAL FLOW NUCLEIC ACID DETECTOR - Point-of-care binding assays include at least one target nucleic acid binding in a multiplex structure with at least one sequence in a partner nucleic acid associated with a label, due to complementary base pairings between at least one sequence in the target nucleic acid and at least one sequence in the partner nucleic acid. The assays overcome the inherent deficiencies of antibody-protein antigen assays. In a preferred embodiment, color tagged nucleic acid sequences are used to bind a complementary target nucleic acid. The tagged nucleic acid sequences are preferably made from deoxyribonucleotides, ribonucleotides, or peptide nucleotides.10-18-2012
20120322075Lung Tumor Markers and Methods of Use Thereof - Newly identified proteins as markers for the detection of lung tumors, or as therapeutic targets for their treatment, affinity ligands capable of selectively interacting with the newly identified markers and methods for tumor diagnosis and therapy using such ligands.12-20-2012
20120322076MICROCHAMBER ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL HAVING A NANOSLOT - A microchamber electrochemical cell and method of using the cell for performing quantitative analysis of various charged macromolecules is presented. The microchamber electrochemical cell includes a substrate, opposing electrodes and at least one nanoslot. The substrate is configured to define a pair of opposing fluid reservoirs. The pair of opposing electrodes are respectively positioned within the opposing fluid reservoirs. Each nanoslot is configured to fluidly connect the opposing fluid reservoirs together. The opposing fluid reservoirs of the microchamber electrochemical cell are fluidly connected to each other only through each nanoslot. Each nanoslot is physically restricted to less than 500 nanometers. One method includes the steps of coupling, filling, measuring, obtaining, performing and preparing.12-20-2012
20120322074Prostate Tumor Markers and Methods of Use Thereof - Newly identified proteins as markers for the detection of prostate tumors, or as targets for their therapeutic treatment, affinity ligands capable of selectively interacting with said markers as well as methods for tumor diagnosis and therapy using the same.12-20-2012
20120322072QUANTIFICATION OF A MINORITY NUCLEIC ACID SPECIES - The technology relates in part to quantification of a minority nucleic acid species from a nucleic acid sample. In some embodiments, methods for determining the amount of fetal nucleic acid (e.g. absolute amount, relative amount) in a maternal sample are provided.12-20-2012
20120322071METHOD FOR QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENT OF GENE EXPRESSION FOR INDENTIFYING INDIVIDUALS AT RISK FOR BRONCHOGENIC CARCINOMA - A method measure expression of multiple target genes in a progenitor cell for bronchogenic carcinoma comprising the use of reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) to allow simultaneous expression measurement of the multiple target genes is disclosed.12-20-2012
20120322073METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER AND INFLAMMATORY DISEASES USING CEREBLON AS A PREDICTOR - Uses of the protein cereblon as a predictor of clinical sensitivity to cancer, inflammatory diseases, and patient response to drug treatment.12-20-2012
20120270226 MATCHING OF FORENSIC RESULTS - A method of analysing and comparing a test sample with another sample is provided, wherein: the test sample is analysed, the analysis producing test sample analysis data set; the test sample analysis data set is processed to give a test sample results data set; defining a search term relating to the test sample results data set; obtaining the another sample to compare with the test sample; comparing the another sample result with the search term to inform on the another sample being a potential match with the test sample.10-25-2012
20120270228PREDICTORS OF PATIENT RESPONSE TO TREATMENT WITH EGF RECEPTOR INHIBITORS - The present invention provides methods and compositions to facilitate determining whether an EGFR-expressing cancer in an individual is an EGFR inhibitor-responsive cancer, as well as methods for determining the likelihood that a patient having an EGFR-expressing cancer will exhibit a beneficial response to an EGFR inhibitor therapy. The methods generally involve determining a normalized expression level of a gene product that correlates with EGFR inhibitor responsiveness.10-25-2012
20120270227GLYCINE N-METHYLTRANSFERASE (GNMT) ANIMAL MODEL AND USE THEREOF - The present invention is a method of detecting abnormality of liver in a subject, comprising: (i) measuring expression level of genes consisting of survival and proliferation genes, oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, one carbon metabolism genes and glycogen storage disease related genes, and (ii) determining expression level of genes are indicative of abnormality of liver function when expression level of the survival and proliferation genes and the oncogenes in sample are higher than in wild-type; and expression level of the tumor suppressor genes, the one carbon metabolism genes, and the glycogen storage disease related genes in sample is lower than in wild-type.10-25-2012
20110217716METHOD FOR QUANTIFYING SKIN CHANGES CAUSED BY SIX EXTERNAL EVILS AND METHOD FOR SCREENING SKIN CONDITION-IMPROVING MATERIALS USING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a method for quantifying skin changes caused by six external evils and a method of screening skin condition-improving materials using the quantification method. More specifically, disclosed are a method of measuring cellular changes caused by external stimuli in a skin cell culture system, in which the degree of cellular changes obtained by applying suitable stimuli of six external evils to skin cells being cultured is measured by cellular biochemical methods, such that the conceptual effects of six external evils suggested in the prior art can be scientifically and quantitatively expressed, and a method of screening skin condition-improving materials using the measurement method.09-08-2011
20110236901THERMAL CYCLING SYSTEM COMPRISING TRANSPORT HEATER - To provide a thermal cycling system allowing an efficient thermal cycling and an optical detection during the diagnostic process a thermal cycling system is proposed, comprising: at least one heating device (09-29-2011
20110236899Method and Apparatus for Predicting Pharmaceutical Efficacy of Anti-TNFa Antibody Drug Against Rheumatoid Arthritis - A method for predicting a pharmaceutical efficacy of an anti-TNFα antibody drug against rheumatoid arthritis, the method including measuring an amount of ADAMTS5 contained in a sample derived from a subject, and determining whether or not the anti-TNFα antibody drug is efficient against rheumatoid arthritis by employing the amount of ADAMTS5 as an index.09-29-2011
20110236898METHODS FOR ENHANCING NUCLEIC ACID HYBRIDIZATION - A composition comprising an oligonucleotide having the structure 5′-Y09-29-2011
20110236897NOVEL MARKERS FOR DIAGNOSING BRAIN DISEASE CAUSED BY BRAIN INJURY AND USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to novel markers for diagnosing brain disease caused by brain injury and the use thereof. More particularly, the present invention relates to novel diagnostic markers for brain disease caused by brain injury, which are identified by administering an MDMA drug, a diagnostic composition for brain disease caused by brain injury, a kit, a microarray, and a method for diagnosing brain disease caused by brain injury using the same, and relates to a method for screening a material for preventing or treating brain disease and a composition for preventing or treating brain disease caused by brain injury including the material. It was found that the expression amount of the marker genes of the present invention in tissues or cells of a patient with brain injury was over-expressed or under-expressed compared with that in normal tissues or cells. Thus, when used as diagnostic markers for brain disease caused by brain injury, the marker genes of the present invention can quickly and accurately diagnose and predict brain disease caused by brain injury at an early stage, and, particularly, can diagnose and predict brain disease caused by brain injury, which could be induced by an MDMA drug in the next generation.09-29-2011
20110159498METHODS, AGENTS AND KITS FOR THE DETECTION OF CANCER - The present invention relates to methods of diagnosing a cancer in a subject, and methods of providing a prognosis for a subject that has a cancer. The invention also relates to diagnostic and prognostic kits for cancer.06-30-2011
20120276544Microfabricated Crossflow Devices and Methods - A microfluidic device is provided for analyzing or sorting biological materials, such as polynucleotides, polypeptides, proteins, enzymes, viruses and cells. The invention can be used for high throughput or combinatorial screening. The device comprises a main channel and an inlet channel that communicate at a droplet extrusion region so that droplets of solution are deposited into an immiscible solvent in the main channel. Droplets can thereafter be sorted according to biological material detected in each droplet.11-01-2012
20120088249MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES - Methods and devices for the interfacing of microchips to various types of modules are disclosed. The technology disclosed can be used as sample preparation and analysis systems for various applications, such as DNA sequencing and genotyping, proteomics, pathogen detection, diagnostics and biodefense.04-12-2012
20120088248IN VITRO METHODS FOR DETERMINING AN INTRACELLULAR FREE MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY OF INDIVIDUALS BY DETERMINING THE EXPRESSION RATE OF A CELLULAR MG.sup.2+ TRANSPORTER GENE - An in vitro method is disclosed for determining the presence or absence of an intracellular free magnesium deficiency in a human individual by determining the expression rate of at least one cellular Mg04-12-2012
20120088246REAL TIME PCR DETECTION OF SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISMS - Disclosed are methods and kits for the detection of a polymorphism during real-time PCR. Real-time PCR amplification of a target nucleic acid sequence is performed using PCR primer primers that anneal to sequences flanking a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of interest. The real-time PCR reaction includes a labeled probe comprising a RNA sequence that is designed to anneal to DNA sequences at the location of the SNP. An RNA:DNA heteroduplex can then form between the SNP in the PCR fragment and the probe's RNA sequences that are complementary to the SNP. RNase H cleavage of the RNA sequence in the RNA:DNA heteroduplex results in increase in intensity of the signal generated from the label that is indicative of the presence of an SNP in the target nucleic acid.04-12-2012
20120088244COMPOSITION AND METHODS FOR RAPID DETECTION OF HIV BY LOOP-MEDIATED ISOTHERMAL AMPLIFICATION (LAMP) - Methods and compositions for detection of HIV nucleic acids in a sample, such as a biological sample obtained from a human subject, are provided according to embodiments of the present invention which include providing a reaction mixture including at least one LAMP, accelerated LAMP, RT-LAMP or RT-accelerated LAMP assay primer set specific for HIV-I or HIV-2 nucleic acids and the biological sample to be tested for presence of HIV-I and/or HIV-2 nucleic acids; incubating the reaction mixture under conditions suitable to produce a LAMP assay reaction product; and detecting the reaction product. Primers and primer sets for use in LAMP assays of HIV-I or HIV-2 nucleic acids are provided.04-12-2012
20120088243METHOD FOR DETECTION OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED MAIZE BT11 - The invention discloses a method for detection of genetically modified maize BT11. The principle of the method is that the DNA template of the sample is amplified at a temperature of 63° C.˜65° C. for 45˜60 min by using 4 specific primers and a DNA polymerase with strand displacement activity. The identification thereof is to make a judgment on whether BT11 component is contained in the sample by directly observing the turbidity in the reaction tube or the color change after the addition of SYBR Green with naked eyes or by agarose gel electrophoresis. The detection method of the invention has the advantages of high specificity, quickness, simplicity and convenience and the like, which provides a convenient method for detection of genetically modified maize BT11 with an extensive application prospect.04-12-2012
20110281271Oligoribonucleotide or Peptide Nucleic Acid Capable of Inhibiting Activity of Hepatitis C Virus - The present inventors focused on siE sequences that have been thought to show RNAi activity against HCV viral RNAs, and mainly selected the D5-50 and D5-197 regions present within the IRES region, and carried on the analysis. As a result, the present inventors successfully identified siRNA sequences that exhibit a more effective RNAi activity against hepatitis C virus RNAs. Furthermore, the siRNAs were demonstrated to have a significant inhibitory effect on HCV propagation in an in vivo system.11-17-2011
20110294129METHOD FOR AMPLIFYING AND/OR DETECTING NUCLEIC ACIDS, KITS AND USES OF SAID METHOD - A method of amplification and/or of detection for removing contaminants in a liquid biological sample containing nucleic acids of interest to amplify, which includes treating the biological sample chemically or enzymatically to convert one type of base of the nucleic acids of interest to another type of base; adding amplification primers, intended for specifically amplifying said converted nucleic acids of interest, each primer being constituted of three different types of bases; adding to the biological sample, after these treatments, amplification reagents the primers previously synthesized; and placing the solution and the reagents in conditions permitting amplification and/or detection of the converted nucleic acids.12-01-2011
20110294128Concentration and Enrichment of Microbial Cells and Microbial Nucleic Acids from Bodily Fluids - The present invention relates to a method for isolating microorganisms and/or microorganisms nucleic acids from a bodily fluid that may comprise or may be suspected to comprise microorganisms and/or host cells and/or host cells debris. Microorganisms nucleic acids may further be isolated by lysing the isolated microorganisms. The present invention also relates to a method for detecting microorganisms in a bodily fluid. The present invention further relates to a saponin formulation and its use.12-01-2011
20110306049METHOD FOR DETECTING GYNECOLOGIC CANCER - The object of the present invention is to provide a method for detecting gynecologic cancer and a kit for detecting the same.12-15-2011
20120329056METHODS OF EVALUATING RELAPSE RISK OF ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA USING NUCLEIC ACIDS OR FRAGMENTS ENCODING FLT3 KINASE - Aspects of the present application relate to nucleic acids and proteins having a tandem duplication mutation in a juxtamembrane domain of FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) that are useful for pathological diagnosis and evaluation of leukemia. Also described are methods of detecting tandem duplication mutations in FLT3 kinase and methods of diagnosing and characterizing leukemia based on the presence of a tandem duplication mutation in a juxtamembrane domain of FLT3 kinase.12-27-2012
20120329057BEEF-SPECIFIC AGE DETERMINATION MARKER CONTAINING THE P21 PROTEIN - The present invention relates to a beef-specific age determination marker containing the p21 protein, to a beef-specific age determination kit containing an antibody which is specifically bound to the p21 protein, and to a method which involves detecting the p21 protein through an antigen-antibody binding reaction using an antibody which is specifically bound to the p21 protein serving as a beef-specific age determination marker in the muscle tissue of beef, so as to determine the age of the beef. According to the present invention, the p21 protein is significantly greatly expressed in the muscle tissue of beef, the age of which is lower than 30 months, and is hardly expressed in the muscle tissue of beef, the age of which is greater than 30 months, and thus can be valuably used as a beef-specific age determination marker.12-27-2012
20120329062Rapid, Sensitive and Quantitative Methods for Tissue and Cell-Based Proteomics Via Consecutive Additional Quantifiable Extenders - Methods, systems and kits are provided for detecting and quantifying multiple immunogens in a sample via consecutive addition of quantifiable extenders to immunogen bound complexes of immunogen binding agent attached to a DNA containing an RNA polymerase promoter.12-27-2012
20120329065USE OF NOVEL CYTOKINE RECEPTORS AS BIOMARKERS AND THERAPEUTIC TARGETS IN HUMAN CANCER - Nucleic acids encoding erythropoietin isoforms are described herein, as well as the encoded isoforms, methods of detecting the same, and methods of screening for and treating cancer.12-27-2012
20120100554DETECTING CANCER WITH ANTI-CCL25 AND ANTI-CCR9 ANTIBODIES - Methods for detecting cancer in a subject are disclosed. The method includes detecting the level of expression of one or more cancer markers in a biological sample obtained from the subject; and comparing the level of expression of the one or more cancer markers in the biological sample to a normal level of expression of the one or more cancer markers. The one or more cancer markers comprise CCL25 or CCR9 or both CCL25 and CCR9.04-26-2012
20120100553CHO/CERT CELL LINES - The invention concerns the field of cell culture technology. The invention describes production host cell lines comprising vector constructs comprising a CERT S132 A expression cassette. Those cell lines have improved growth characteristics and high CERT S132A expression levels. The invention especially concerns two cell lines deposited with the DSMZ under the number DSM ACC2989 (CHO/CERT 2.20) and DSM AC-C2990 (CHO/CERT 2.41). The invention further concerns a method of generating such preferred production host cells and a method of producing proteins using the two cell lines deposited with the DSMZ under the number DSM ACC2989 (CHO/CERT 2.20) and DSM ACC2990 (CHO/CERT 2.41).04-26-2012
20120100552Microfluidic Liquid Heating Method And Apparatus - Systems and methods for avoiding problems due to over-pressurization in a closed microfluidic device when the contained fluid is heated, by providing a well-defined volume for expansion of the liquid contents during heating, such as in one embodiment filling the expansion volume with air, and in other embodiments, filling the expansion volume with vapor-phase fluid from the liquid in the microfluidic device before the device is sealed and in yet other embodiments providing structures to maintain uniform temperatures over the entire closed volume in the microfluidic device.04-26-2012
20120100551NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION REACTION DEVICE, SUBSTRATE USED FOR NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION REACTION DEVICE, AND NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION REACTION METHOD - Disclosed herein is a nucleic acid amplification reaction device including: a reaction area configured to serve as a reaction field of a nucleic acid amplification reaction; an irradiating unit configured to irradiate light to the reaction area; and a light detecting unit configured to detect the amount of reflected light, wherein a reflective component that reflects side light generated in the reaction area due to light irradiation from the irradiating unit and guides the light to the light detecting unit is disposed.04-26-2012
20120100550METHOD FOR DETERMINING FATTY ACID SYNTHESIS PATHWAY OF MICROORGANISM, AND PCR PRIMER SET FOR USE IN THE METHOD - Disclosed is a method for determining the fatty acid synthesis pathway of a microorganism. Specifically disclosed is a method for determining the fatty acid synthesis pathway of a microorganism, which is characterized by producing degenerate primers for a fatty acid synthesis-related enzyme gene and determining the presence or absence of the fatty acid synthesis-related gene in the genome gene extracted from the microorganism using the degenerate primers. The sequences for degenerate primers for C20-elongase gene, which is a fatty acid synthesis-related enzyme gene, are ATHGARTWYTKBRTITTYGTICA (SEQ ID NO:1) and TARTRISWRTACATIADIAMRTG (SEQ ID NO:2), and the sequences for degenerate primers for ?4-desaturase gene are GGNCAYCAYCMITAYACNAA (SEQ ID NO:3) and TCDATYTGRTGIBWIARNCC (SEQ ID NO:4). The microorganism is one belonging to the class Labyrinthulea. Also specifically disclosed is a PCR primer set for use in the determination method. The method is useful as a method for screening a microorganism capable of synthesizing a fatty acid.04-26-2012
20120100549TARGETED GENOME AMPLIFICATION METHODS - The methods disclosed herein relate to methods and compositions for amplifying nucleic acid sequences, more specifically, from nucleic acid sequences of pathogens by targeted genome amplification. In certain embodiments, multiple primer pairs are employed that flank a target region and polymerization is conducted with a strand displacing enzyme.04-26-2012
20120100548METHOD FOR DETERMINING COPY NUMBER VARIATIONS - The invention provides a method for determining copy number variations (CNV) of a sequence of interest in a test sample that comprises a mixture of nucleic acids that are known or are suspected to differ in the amount of one or more sequence of interest. The method comprises a statistical approach that accounts for accrued variability stemming from process-related, interchromosomal and inter-sequencing variability. The method is applicable to determining CNV of any fetal aneuploidy, and CNVs known or suspected to be associated with a variety of medical conditions. CNV that can be determined according to the present method include trisomies and monosomies of any one or more of chromosomes 1-22, X and Y, other chromosomal polysomies, and deletions and/or duplications of segments of any one or more of the chromosomes, which can be detected by sequencing only once the nucleic acids of a test sample. Any aneuploidy can be determined from sequencing information that is obtained by sequencing only once the nucleic acids of a test sample.04-26-2012
20120100547Real Time PCR Through Gigahertz or Terahertz Spectrometry - A method is provided for spectroscopic real-time detection of nucleic acid molecules, in particular polynucleotide sequences, in a PCR amplification (PCR=polymerase chain reaction). The PCR amplification process includes preparing the initial substances required for producing a PCR solution in a buffer, and the repeating PCR reaction steps of denaturing, primer hybridization and elongation. Electromagnetic radiation is irradiated into the PCR solution during the PCR amplification at defined time points from a radiation source in the gigahertz or terahertz regime in order to detect at least the presence or absence of a polynucleotide sequence using a detector in a real-time detection.04-26-2012
20120100546NMR SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE RAPID DETECTION OF ANALYTES - This invention features systems and methods for the detection of analytes, and their use in the treatment and diagnosis of disease.04-26-2012
20120288868ISOLATION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS - Provided herein is technology relating to isolating nucleic acids. In particular, the technology relates to methods and kits for extracting nucleic acids from problematic samples such as stool.11-15-2012
20120288869Modulating Gene Expression With agRNA and Gapmers Targeting Antisense Transcripts - Gene expression is selectively modulated in the genome of a mammalian cell determined to be in need thereof by determining the presence of an encoded antisense transcript overlapping a promoter of the target gene; contacting the transcript with an agRNA or gapmer complementary to a portion of the transcript upstream relative to the transcription start site of the gene; and detecting a resultant modulation of expression of the target gene.11-15-2012
20130011847ESTROGEN RECEPTORS AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides isolated polypeptides having an amino acid sequence having at least 70% identity to SEQ ID NO:20, wherein the polypeptide has ER-α36 activity. The invention further provides methods for identifying agents that bind to such polypeptides, methods for detecting such polypeptides, and methods for altering the activity of such polypeptides. Also provided are antibodies that specifically bind to an amino acid sequence depicted at SEQ ID NO:1, or an immunogenic fragment thereof, and methods for making and using such antibodies.01-10-2013
20130011848Optical Instrument Including Excitation Source - An optical instrument is provided for simultaneously illuminating two or more spaced-apart reaction regions with excitation beams generated by a light source. The light source can include an area light array of light emitting diodes, one or more solid state lasers, one or more micro-wire lasers, or a combination thereof. According to various embodiments, a Fresnel lens can be disposed along a beam bath between the light source and the reaction regions. Methods of analysis using the optical instrument are also provided.01-10-2013
20130011844Novel Biomarker Indicative of Ischemic Brain Injury and Its Use - The present invention relates to a method for detecting neuronal injury in a mammalian subject. The biomarker of this invention specifically increases in serum of the mammalian that has neuronal injuries. In addition, the biomarker of this invention permits to identify and predict neuronal injuries.01-10-2013
20130011845MICRORNA REGULATING THE INSULIN SIGNALING PATHWAY, AND METHOD FOR SCREENING MATERIAL FOR CONTROLLING THE ACTION OF A TARGET THEREOF - The present invention relates to a miRNA regulating the insulin signaling pathway, and to a method for screening a material for controlling the action of a target gene thereof, and particularly, to a method for screening a material for controlling the action of USH or FOG2, a target gene of miR-8 or miR-200 miRNA for promoting cell growth. The present inventors discovered miR-8, a conserved miRNA for regulating the body of a fruit fly by targeting u-shaped material (USH) in the fat cells of 01-10-2013
20130011849Methods for Detection of Biological Substances - Methods and compositions are provided for detection of biological substances in nasal specimen.01-10-2013
20130017551COMPUTATION OF REAL-WORLD ERROR USING META-ANALYSIS OF REPLICATES - A system, including methods and apparatus, for performing a digital assay on a number of sample-containing replicates, each containing a plurality of sample-containing droplets, and measuring the concentration of target in the sample. Statistical meta-analysis techniques may be applied to reduce the effective variance of the measured target concentration.01-17-2013
20130017545APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ACQUIRING ANALYTES FROM A DRIED BIOLOGICAL FLUID SAMPLEAANM Yong; BenAACI Glenn DaleAAST MDAACO USAAGP Yong; Ben Glenn Dale MD USAANM Hudson; William C.AACI TustinAAST CAAACO USAAGP Hudson; William C. Tustin CA US - An apparatus for acquiring analytes from a dried biological fluid sample includes a tube, a substrate in a proximal section of the tube, and a sorbent bed in a distal section of the tube. A biological fluid sample is dispensed on the substrate and is dried to form a dried sample. A conditioning solvent is flowed into the distal section to condition the sorbent bed. A first elution solvent is flowed through the substrate and the sorbent bed. Analytes are eluted from the dried sample and retained on the sorbent bed. A second elution solvent is flowed through the substrate and the sorbent bed. The analytes are eluted from the sorbent bed, pass through an opening, and are collected. Alternatively, an elution solvent is flowed through the substrate and the sorbent bed such that analytes eluted from the dried sample pass through the sorbent bed and the opening for collection, while non-analytes are retained on the sorbent bed.01-17-2013
20130017552METHOD AND KIT FOR SEPARATING VIRAL AND PROKARYOTIC NUCLEIC ACIDS FROM EUKARYOTIC NUCLEIC ACIDSAANM Rudorfer; WalterAACI St. Oswald/FreistadtAACO ATAAGP Rudorfer; Walter St. Oswald/Freistadt AT - The invention relates to a method for at least partially separating viral and/or prokaryotic nucleic acids from eukaryotic nucleic acids from a biological sample, in particular a eukaryotic cell suspension, comprising the following steps in the following order: a) re-suspending the cells in the presence of a chelating agent, in particular EDTA or EDTA in combination with a saccharide, b) lysis of the cells by chemical lysis, such as alkaline lysis, enzymatic lysis and/or boiling lysis and/or mechanical lysis, c) neutralizing the cell lysate and d) separating the precipitated eukaryotic nucleic acids and obtaining the viral and/or prokaryotic nucleic acids, as well as the use of a kit comprising a re-suspension buffer with chelating agent and optionally a saccharide and RNAse, lysis buffer comprising at least one base and a detergent and neutralizing buffer for at least partially separating viral and/or prokaryotic nucleic acids from eukaryotic nucleic acids from a biological sample, in particular a eukaryotic cell suspension.01-17-2013
20130017550MAP KINASE KINASE KINASE KINASE 3 (MAP4K3) AS A BIOMARKER AND THERAPETIC TARGET FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE, CANCER, INFLAMMATION AND IL-17-ASSOCIATED DISEASE - Methods for identifying a therapeutic agent for treating a Germinal Center Kinase (GCK)-Like Kinase (GLK)-mediated disease are disclosed. Methods for detecting a modulation of GLK signaling by a lest compound are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for detecting the presence and/or severity of an autoimmune disease and/or cancer.01-17-2013
20130017549METHOD OF AMPLIFYING TARGET NUCLEIC ACID WITH REDUCED AMPLIFICATION BIAS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING RELATIVE AMOUNT OF TARGET NUCLEIC ACID IN SAMPLEAANM HONG; Sung-wooAACI Gwangmyeong-siAACO KRAAGP HONG; Sung-woo Gwangmyeong-si KR - A method of amplifying a target nucleic acid with reduced amplification bias and a method of determining a relative amount of a target nucleic acid in a sample.01-17-2013
20130017546Breast Tumor Markers and Methods of Use ThereofAANM Grifantini; RenataAACI SienaAACO ITAAGP Grifantini; Renata Siena ITAANM Pileri; PieroAACI SienaAACO ITAAGP Pileri; Piero Siena ITAANM Campagnoli; SusannaAACI SienaAACO ITAAGP Campagnoli; Susanna Siena ITAANM Grandi; AlbertoAACI SienaAACO ITAAGP Grandi; Alberto Siena ITAANM Parri; MatteoAACI SienaAACO ITAAGP Parri; Matteo Siena ITAANM Pierleoni; AndreaAACI SienaAACO ITAAGP Pierleoni; Andrea Siena ITAANM Nogarotto; RenzoAACI SienaAACO ITAAGP Nogarotto; Renzo Siena IT - Newly identified proteins as markers for the detection of breast tumors, or as therapeutic targets for treatment thereof; affinity ligands capable of selectively interacting with the newly identified markers, as well as methods for tumor diagnosis and therapy using such ligands.01-17-2013
20130017547ORGAN-SPECIFIC FELINE ENDOTHELIAL CELLS AND USES THEREOFAANM Kieda; ClaudineAACI OrleansAACO FRAAGP Kieda; Claudine Orleans FRAANM Paprocka; MariaAACI WroclawAACO PLAAGP Paprocka; Maria Wroclaw PLAANM Mitterand; MicheleAACI ArdonAACO FRAAGP Mitterand; Michele Ardon FRAANM Lamerant-Fayel; NathalieAACI OlivetAACO FRAAGP Lamerant-Fayel; Nathalie Olivet FRAANM Boulouis; Henri-JeanAACI La Varenne Saint HilaireAACO FRAAGP Boulouis; Henri-Jean La Varenne Saint Hilaire FRAANM Haddad; NadiaAACI Saint-MauriceAACO FRAAGP Haddad; Nadia Saint-Maurice FRAANM Monteil; MartineAACI Villeneuve-Saint-GeorgesAACO FRAAGP Monteil; Martine Villeneuve-Saint-Georges FR - The present invention relates to isolated organ-specific feline endothelial cells. Specifically, the present invention relates to established organ-specific feline endothelial cells. The present invention also relates to organ-specific feline endothelial cells derived from micro- and macro-vascularisation. The present invention also relates to methods for screening molecules, for studying pathologies and for producing pathogens using same.01-17-2013
20110136123ALTERNATIVE SPLICING GENE VARIANTS IN CANCER - The present invention relates to a method to identify alternatively spliced variants enriched in cancer specimens and a method for prognosis of cancer in a subject by detecting a signature of splicing events. There is also provided a method for profiling cancer in a subject by detecting a signature of splicing events.06-09-2011
20110159505 Method of Manufacturing a Mixture of Amplified Double-Stranded Nucleic Acids Comprising Unknown Sequence - The purpose of the subject invention is to provide a method of manufacturing a mixture of amplified double-stranded nucleic acids comprising unknown sequence including the complete 5′ end sequence,06-30-2011
20110159504METHYLATION MARKERS FOR SENSITIVITY TO MICROTUBE BASED THERAPIES AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention relates to the use of nucleic acid methylation and methylation profiles to detect predict sensitivity of cells to cytotoxic chemotherapies, and in particular to microtubule based therapies, for example taxanes. The invention relates to methods for identifying a methylation profile of the checkpoint with forkhead and ring finger domains gene (CHFR) that is associated with a sensitivity to agents directed at the microtubule.06-30-2011
20110159503DNA EXTRACTION METHOD FOR BURSAPHELENCHUS XYLOPHILUS FROM WOOD CHIPS, LAMP PRIMER SET FOR BURSAPHELENCHUS XYLOPHILUS, AND DETECTION METHOD FOR BURSAPHELENCHUS XYLOPHILUS FROM WOOD CHIPS - To extract and detect 06-30-2011
20110159502USE OF METHYLATED OR UNMETHYLATED LINE-1 DNA AS A CANCER MARKER - The invention relates to a method of detecting LINE-1 (long interspersed nucleotide elements-1) DNA either methylated or unmethylated at the promoter region in a tissue or body fluid sample from a subject. Also disclosed are methods of using LINE-1 DNA as a biomarker for diagnosing, predicting, and monitoring cancer progression and treatment.06-30-2011
20110159501USE OF METHYLATED OR UNMETHYLATED LINE-1 DNA AS A CANCER MARKER - The invention relates to a method of detecting LINE-1 (long interspersed nucleotide elements-1) DNA either methylated or unmethylated at the promoter region in a tissue or body fluid sample from a subject. Also disclosed are methods of using LINE-1 DNA as a biomarker for diagnosing, predicting, and monitoring cancer progression and treatment.06-30-2011
20110159500COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING GINGER FOR THE AMELIORATION OR PREVENTION OF INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS - The invention encompasses a method for diagnosing an arthritic condition and a gastrointestinal inflammatory disorder in a companion animal. The invention also encompasses a method for identifying ingredients for a pet food composition that are suitable for preventing, ameliorating the symptoms of, or treating an arthritic condition or gastrointestinal inflammatory disorder.06-30-2011
20110159497FREEZE-DRIED COMPOSITIONS FOR CARRYING OUT PCR AND OTHER BIOCHEMICAL REACTIONS - A composition for carrying out a chemical or biochemical reaction, said composition being in a freeze-dried form and comprising (i) a set of reagents comprising at least some of the chemical or biochemical reagents necessary for conducting said chemical or biochemical reaction, (ii) a glass forming agent, (iii) a stabilising agent therefore and (iv) fish gelatine. In particular compositions for carrying out PCR are foreseen. Kits comprising these compositions and methods for using them form a further aspect of the invention.06-30-2011
20110159496MOLECULAR DIAGNOSIS AND CLASSIFICATION OF MALIGNANT MELANOMA - The present invention provides methods for diagnosing and providing a prognosis of melanoma using molecular markers that are overexpressed in melanoma cells. The invention provides kits for diagnosis and prognosis. Also provided are methods to identify compounds that are useful for the treatment or prevention of melanoma and melanoma progression.06-30-2011
20130022984METHOD FOR THE NON-SPECIFIC ENRICHMENT OF MICROORGANISMS - The present invention relates to a method for the non-specific enrichment of microorganisms from complex starting materials, wherein the starting materials containing the microorganisms are brought in contact with cells of the innate immune system, the microorganisms are bound to the cells of the innate immune system and the binding complex is separated from the complex starting material.01-24-2013
201300229793.4kb MITOCHONDRIAL DNA DELETION FOR USE IN THE DETECTION OF CANCER - The present invention broadly claims a method for detecting cancer in an individual. The method comprises detecting a deletion in the nucleic acid sequence between residues 10743 and 12125 in mitochondrial DNA. The method comprises obtaining a biological sample from the individual; extracting the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from the sample; quantifying the amount of mtDNA in the sample having a deletion in the nucleic acid sequence between residues 10743 and 14125 of the mtDNA genome; and comparing the amount of mtDNA in the sample having the deletion to at least one known reference sample.01-24-2013
20130171650IDENTIFICATION OF FETAL DNA AND FETAL CELL MARKERS IN MATERNAL PLASMA OR SERUM - The present invention relates to the identification of fetal specific nucleic acids and fetal cell markers in maternal plasma or serum. In particular, the present invention relates to methods which rely on the analysis of polymorphic alleles of a population to determine an allele which is possessed by the fetus but absent from the mother. Fetal specific alleles identified using the methods of the invention can be used to quantify fetal DNA from maternal plasma or serum. In addition, antigens encoded by alleles identified using the methods of the invention can be targeted in methods of isolating or detecting fetal cells.07-04-2013
20130171651METHODS FOR MEASURING DEGREE OF CURE OR SOLDIFICATION OF A COMPOSITION - The present invention is directed to methods of measuring the degree of cure or solidification of a composition. Desirably, such methods are quantitative and ascertain the degree of cure or solidification in a non-destructive manner such that they are adaptable for on-line, real-time monitoring.07-04-2013
20130171653METHODS AND KITS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF PROSTATE CANCER - The present invention relates to the use of PSGR, a member of the G-protein-coupled olfactory receptor family which is over-expressed in prostate cancer tissue, as a marker suitable for an urine-based diagnostic test for prostate cancer which require only typical prostate manipulation and sample acquisition scenarios avoiding invasive tissue collection.07-04-2013
20130177913REAL-TIME PCR IN MICRO-CHANNELS - The present invention relates to methods for amplifying nucleic acids in micro-channels. More specifically, the present invention relates to methods for performing a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in a continuous-flow microfluidic system and to methods for monitoring real-time PCR in such systems.07-11-2013
20130143225VARIANT REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE - The present invention provides a versatile mutant reverse transcriptase with high thermal stability, a nucleic acid thereof and a method for producing a mutant reverse transcriptase, a versatile kits for reverse transcription and detection, a method for improving thermal stability of a nucleic acid-related enzyme, which significantly improves thermal stability of a nucleic acid-related enzyme, and a reverse transcription method, which efficiently performs a reverse transcription. An amino acid residue in a nucleic acid interaction region of a wild-type enzyme is substituted with a positively-charged amino acid residue or a nonpolar amino acid residue, to form a nucleic acid interaction region having a positive effective charge larger than the nucleic acid interaction region of a wild-type enzyme.06-06-2013
20130177914METHOD FOR DETECTING MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS AND NONTUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIA USING DUPLEX POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION - Disclosed are primer sets specific for the IS6110 or 16S rRNA gene characteristic of MTC and for the 16S rRNA gene characteristic of NTM, kits for the detection of MTC and NTM, comprising the same, and methods for detecting MTC and NTM by duplex PCR using the same. Because the primers are exclusive to 07-11-2013
20130177915MODIFIED STEM-LOOP OLIGONUCLEOTIDE MEDIATED REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION AND BASE-SPACING CONSTRAINED QUANTITATIVE PCR - There is provided a method for detecting a target RNA molecule in a sample. The method comprises reverse transcribing the target RNA contained in the sample using an RT oligonucleotide, the RT oligonucleotide comprising a stem-loop portion containing one or more nucleotides modified or modifiable to block DNA polymerase extension and a target annealing portion that is complementary to a downstream portion of the target RNA, the target annealing portion located 3′ to the stem-loop portion, to produce a reverse transcription product that comprises the RT oligonucleotide and a 3′ extended region; amplifying the reverse transcription product using (i) a first amplification primer that anneals to a downstream portion of the 3′ extended region of the reverse transcription product and (ii) a second amplification primer that anneals to an interface portion of a DNA strand complementary to the reverse transcription product, the interface portion comprising a region that is complementary to a 3′ portion of the RT oligonucleotide and a 5′ portion of the 3′ extended region in the reverse transcription product, to produce an amplification product; and detecting the amplification product; wherein the stem-loop portion adopts a stem-loop structure under conditions used for said reverse transcribing but does not adopt the stem-loop structure under conditions used for said amplifying and wherein when the stem-loop portion contains one or more nucleotides that are modifiable to block DNA polymerase extension, the method further comprises modifying the modifiable nucleotide prior to said amplifying.07-11-2013
20130177916METHODS, DEVICES AND USES RELATED TO BIOFILMS - The present disclosure provides a method of preparing a biofilm, comprising: inoculating an source bacteria sample to a substrate by directly dripping the source bacteria sample on the substrate, and culturing the source bacteria sample in a non-cyclic culture medium flow to form the biofilm sample on the substrate. The present disclosure also provides a device for the formation of a biofilm and uses of the biofilm in drug testing and screening. The device and method of the present disclosure saves culture time, reduces contamination, and can be used to form biofilm without anaerobic environment or pH adjustment in culture medium.07-11-2013
20130177917NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE FOR COLUMBIDAE GENDER AND NUCLEOTIDE PRIMER PAIR FOR COLUMBIDAE GENDER - The invention provides a nucleotide sequence for Columbidae gender identification, including SEQ ID NO: 9 or a complementary sequence thereof, and also provides a nucleotide primer pair for Columbidae gender identification, including a first primer pair of a first primer designed within the region of the SEQ ID NO: 9 or a complementary sequence thereof, and a P2 primer (SEQ ID NO: 1) or a complementary sequence thereof.07-11-2013
20130177918INHIBITION METHOD OF NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION BY PHOTOIRRADIATION AND METHOD OF SELECTIVE NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION WITH HIGH SENSITIVITY - Provided is a method for rapidly and easily detecting a mutated nucleic acid, which is contained in a small amount in a nucleic acid sample together with wild-type nucleic acids, with high specificity and high sensitivity. In the method of the present invention, amplification of a detection region comprising a target site by a nucleic acid amplification method is inhibited, by the steps of allowing a nucleic acid having a target site to coexist with a clamp probe comprising a photo-crosslinking nucleic acid and having a sequence complementary to the target site, and photo-crosslinking the nucleic acid having the target site with the clamp probe by photo-irradiation.07-11-2013
20130143226BIOLOGICAL FLUID SAMPLING AND STORAGE APPARATUS FOR REMOTE USE - An apparatus for sampling and storing biological fluids from a human or animal subject is provided. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, the apparatus includes a main body, lancet carrier or hub, lancet, lancet trigger, capillary tube, and sample compartments for collecting and storing dried blood and other bodily fluids. The lancet hub supports a lancet and provides for moving the lancet longitudinally between a first retracted position and a second extended position. The device includes a capillary tube having an internal diameter sized to draw and retain fluid from a contacted source using capillary action. The main body of the apparatus further includes a sample compartment for holding sampling and storage materials. In at least one embodiment of the present disclosure, the sample compartment can be accessed by lifting sample compartment lid. Also included is a new “fan” or “daisy” shaped collection material format for use in collecting and preserving samples.06-06-2013
20130143219METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR HIGH YIELD, SPECIFIC AMPLIFICATION - The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for amplifying nucleic acids. Included in the present invention are methods and compositions that amplify nucleic acids with high yield with the formation of unstable target extension products, preferably with minimal or no introduction of allelic bias. Also included in the present invention are high yield, instability primers for use in amplification methods, as multiplexed amplification methods.06-06-2013
20130143220SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SAMPLING OF AMPLIFICATION PRODUCTS - The invention provides systems and methods for processing samples. In a method, a reaction card is provided that has a channel network, a valve, and a micropump, all disposed within the card. The reaction card also has a collection well disposed on a surface of the card and a tubular member extending out from the card. A reaction vessel is provided and affixed to the reaction card such that the tubular member is inserted into the reaction vessel. Amplification reaction reagents and a sample are delivered into the reaction vessel, and an amplification reaction is initiated within the reaction vessel, resulting in an amplification product being disposed within the reaction vessel. The valve is opened to atmosphere, and the first micropump is activated to pump an aliquot of reaction product from the reaction vessel into the tubular member, through the channel network, and into the collection well.06-06-2013
20130143221Method and Apparatus for Identifying Defects in a Chemical Sensor Array - In one implementation, a method for operating an apparatus is described. The method includes applying a bias voltage to place a transistor of a reference sensor in a known state. The reference sensor is in an array of sensors that further includes a chemical sensor coupled to a reaction region for receiving at least one reactant. The method further includes acquiring an output signal from the reference sensor in response to the applied bias voltage. The method further includes determining a defect associated with the array if the output signal does not correspond to the known state.06-06-2013
20130143222METHODS FOR TREATING BARRETT'S METAPLASIA AND ESOPHAGEAL ADENOCARCINOMA - Disclosed herein are methods for treating Barrett's metaplasia and esophageal adenocarcinoma and methods for determining mutational load as a predictor of the risk of disease progression from Barrett's metaplasia to esophageal adenocarcinoma.06-06-2013
20130143223METHOD OF DETERMINING KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION TOLERANCE - The present invention relates to a method of determining an individual's transplantation tolerance by determining the level of a number of biomarkers. The present invention also relates to a kit comprising reagents for detecting the levels of the biomarkers. The present invention also relates to a sensor for detecting the expression levels of a plurality of genes that can be used to determine an individual's transplantation tolerance.06-06-2013
20130143224METHOD FOR DETECTING NUCLEIC ACID, AND DEVICE OR KIT - A method and a device or kit for detecting a nucleic acid, which enable simple and precise visual detection of a nucleic acid amplified by an nucleic acid amplification method, without necessity of special devices are provided. The method for detecting a nucleic acid in a sample comprises: contacting a sample with a dye to react with each other; and observing a substance produced by the reaction with visible light, and evaluating the presence or absence of a nucleic acid by eye. The device or kit for detecting a nucleic acid in a sample comprises: a carrier that holds a dye which can bind to a nucleic acid; a path for passing a sample through the carrier; and an evaluation part for observing a substance produced by the reaction between the sample and the dye with visible light, and evaluating the presence or absence of a nucleic acid by eye.06-06-2013
20110269139BIOMARKERS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING SENSITIVITY TO EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR MODULATORS - The present invention provides methods useful for predicting the likelihood that a mammal that will respond therapeutically to a method of treating cancer comprising administering an EGFR modulator, and diagnostic methods and kits thereof.11-03-2011
20110269136BIOMARKER AND COMPOSITION FOR DIAGNOSIS OF PREECLAMPSIA AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a biomarker and a composition for diagnosis of preeclampsia. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a biomarker for diagnosis of preeclampsia using an enzyme selected from the group consisting of placental chondroitin 4-O-sulfotransferase 1 (C4ST), chondroitin 6-sulfotransferase (C6S), heparan sulfate 6-O-sulfotransferase 1 (HS6S), and dermatan/chondroitin sulfate 2-sulfotransferase (CS-2OST), or uronic acid-2-sulfate (UA2S).11-03-2011
20130171648METHOD FOR SEQUENCING A POLYNUCLEOTIDE TEMPLATE - The invention relates to methods for pairwise sequencing of a double-stranded polynucleotide template, which permit the sequential determination of nucleotide sequences in two distinct and separate regions on complementary strands of the double-stranded polynucleotide template. The two regions for sequence determination may or may not be complementary to each other.07-04-2013
20130115610METHOD OF IDENTIFYING PREBIOTICS AND COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THE SAME - A method for identifying test agents that exhibit prebiotic activity on human skin commensal microorganisms and compositions that include such agents. The method includes providing a test culture of a test agent, a human skin commensal microorganism and a minimal carbon medium. The method provides a time efficient and cost effective way to predict in vivo prebiotic activity of a test agent on skin commensal microorganisms.05-09-2013
20130115615METHOD OF CLASSIFYING HUMAN SUBJECTS HAVING ADOLESCENT IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS (AIS) AND METHOD FOR SCREENING FOR A COMPOUND USEFUL IN THE TREATMENT OF AIS AND RELATED SYNDROMES CAUSING SPINAL DEFORMITIES - A method of classifying a human subject having adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) comprising: providing a cell sample isolated from the subject; detecting an impairment in melatonin-signaling pathway in the sample in the presence and in the absence of a known melatonin-signaling pathway agonist, whereby the results of the detecting step enables the classification of the subject having AIS in one AIS subgroup; and a method of screening for a compound useful in the treatment of a disease characterized by a dysfunctional melatonin-signaling pathway, said method comprising the steps of contacting a candidate compound with at least one cell expressing at least one melatonin-signaling pathway impairment, wherein the candidate compound is selected if said melatonin-signaling pathway impairment is reduced in the presence of the candidate compound as compared to that in the absence thereof.05-09-2013
20130115616DETECTION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS BY AGGLUTINATION - Embodiments of the invention relate generally to methods detecting, quantifying, or purifying nucleic acids by way of agglutination reactions. Several embodiments amplify target nucleic acids while incorporating a label such as 5-methyl-cytosine into amplified product and detecting, quantifying, or purifying the product with latex beads coupled to antibody reactive to the 5-methyl-cytosine labeled nucleic acid. Several embodiments incorporate DNA labels into specifically designed primers in order to detect, quantify, or purify a product after agglutination.05-09-2013
20130171649METHODS AND MEANS FOR PREDICTING OR DIAGNOSING DIABETES OR CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS BASED ON MICRO RNA - The present invention relates to a method of detecting diabetes and associated complications. The present invention also relates to a method of predicting diabetes. The present invention also relates to a method of detecting and/or predicting vascular disorders and cardiovascular disorders. The present invention also relates to kits for performing the methods of the present invention.07-04-2013
20130095496Soluble Quencher to reduce Background in qPCR assays - Soluble Quencher to reduce Background in qPCR assays The invention is in the field of is in the field of analytical technology. In particular, it is useful for conducting (RT-)quantitative PCR (qPCR) reactions for detection of DNA and RNA involving fluorescent probes. The distinguishing feature of the invention is to decrease the background not of an individual probe, but of all probes carrying the same fluorescent label. This is achieved by adding a soluble quenching dye to the qPCR reaction mix. The soluble quenching dye has an absorption of at least 40% of its maximal absorbance at the excitation wavelength and/or at the emission wave length of the fluorescent dye label This dye then acts as a “soluble shield” and allows to reduce the fluorescent background brought in by a large number of identically labeled probes. Depending on the nature (i.e. absorption spectrum) of the quenching dye, it is possible to selectively reduce the background of a single detection channel, while maintaining the signal strength of the other detection channels: This provides more flexibility, in case not all channels exhibit the same high background.04-18-2013
20130095495MULTI EPITOPE ASSAY - The present invention is related to a method for detection of a biological target in an affinity assay, the method comprising the steps of providing a biological sample volume containing the biological target, adding a first capturing moiety to the biological sample volume comprising the biological target, wherein the first capturing moiety is adhered to a particle, concentration of the captured biological target into an elution volume that is smaller than the biological sample volume in step a), cleavage of the first capturing moiety or the biological target from the particle and direct or indirect detection and/or quantification of the biological target in a sandwich or competitive affinity assay format, wherein the biological target is associated with at least one capturing moiety, preferably at least two capturing moieties.04-18-2013
20130095493IDENTIFICATION OF THE GENE NOTCH3 AS A NOVEL BIOMARKER FOR HUMAN METASTATIC MELANOMA - The present invention provides evidence that Notch3 gene upregulation is associated with invasive metastatic melanoma. Assays for quantifying Notch3 expression in biological samples and methods of use for diagnosis, and assaying progression and treatment outcome using these assays are also provided. Methods of screening for compounds which inhibit Notch3 expression are also provided.04-18-2013
20130095492METHOD OF DETECTING TAU PROTEIN AND TAU FRAGMENTS IN SERUM - The present invention provides quantitative methods for the detection of tau protein and/or tau fragments. More specifically, the present invention provides quantitative methods for diagnosing a tauopathy or ruling out a tauopathy as the cause of disease, particularly the diagnosis and ruling of Alzheimer's disease. The present invention further provides a method for diagnosing a tauopathy by computing the ratio of two detected tau proteins or tau fragments.04-18-2013
20130095491KIT FOR QUANTITATIVE DETECTION OF BRAF MUTATION - The present invention relates to a method and assay kit for BRAF gene mutations which relates to the effect of molecule-targeting anti-tumor drug. Particularly, the present invention relates to a fluorescent quantitative PCR method and kit for detecting mutations at hotspots of BRAF gene, together with the use thereof. The present invention detects the mutations at specific sites of BRAF gene, and can predict the therapeutic efficacy of anti-EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors, an anti-tumor drug. Therefore, the present invention can provide a guidance to individualized treatments for cancer patients.04-18-2013
20130095490COMPOSITION FOR DIAGNOSIS OF LUNG CANCER AND DIAGNOSIS KIT OF LUNG CANCER - Disclosed is as a biomarker useful in early diagnosis of lung cancer, at least one protein selected from the group including Quescin-sulfhydryl oxidase 1, Fibrillin-1, Isoform A of Lamin-A/C, Latent-transforming growth factor beta-binding protein 2, Galectin-1, highly similar to Dickkopf-related protein 3, Isoform Al—B of Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein Al, 14-3-3 protein epsilon, Stanniocalcin-2, Cystatin-C, Isoform 1 of Connective tissue growth factor, Profilin-1, Isoform 1 of Extracellular matrix protein 1, Histone H2B type 2-E, Kinesin-like protein KIF26A, Zinc finger protein 516, and Isoform 1 of A-kinase anchor protein 9.04-18-2013
20130115607Sample Preparation, Processing and Analysis Systems - This disclosure provides an integrated and automated sample-to-answer system that, starting from a sample comprising biological material, generates a genetic profile in less than two hours. In certain embodiments, the biological material is DNA and the genetic profile involves determining alleles at one or a plurality of loci (e.g., genetic loci) of a subject, for example, an STR (short tandem repeat) profile, for example as used in the CODIS system. The system can perform several operations, including (a) extraction and isolation of nucleic acid; (b) amplification of nucleotide sequences at selected loci (e.g., genetic loci); and (c) detection and analysis of amplification product. These operations can be carried out in a system that comprises several integrated modules, including an analyte preparation module; a detection and analysis module and a control module.05-09-2013
20130115609Methods and Kits for Detecting Circulating Cancer Stem Cells - Disclosed herein is the use of LIN28B gene or a variant thereof as a cancer stem cell marker gene for the diagnosis, treatment, or prognosis of a malignant tumor such as hepatocellular carcinoma. Also included herein are methods and kits for detecting circulating cancer stem cells in a subject. According to various embodiments of the disclosure, the methods and kits use the LIN28B gene or a variant thereof as the cancer stem cell marker gene.05-09-2013
20130115608SCREENING METHODS FOR OCULAR IRRITATION AND TOXICITY - Methods of determining a level of ocular irritation and/or toxicity for a chemical compound are described. Kits for use in methods of determining a level of ocular irritation and/or toxicity for a chemical compound are also described.05-09-2013
20130115606SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MICROFLUIDIC CELL CULTURE - Microfluidic devices and methods for perfusing a cell with perfusion fluid are provided herein, wherein the gravitational forces acting on the cell to keep the cell at or near a retainer or a retaining position exceed the hydrodynamic forces acting on the cell to move it toward an outlet. Also provided, are methods for assaying cell products within the microfluidic device.05-09-2013
20130115605METHOD FOR PREPARATIVE PRODUCTION OF LONG NUCLEIC ACIDS BY PCR - The invention relates to a method for preparative production of long nucleic acids by PCR. The method involves the following hybridization steps: a) a nucleic acid base sequence is hybridized on the 3′ and 5′ ends with an adapter primer; b) the product from step a) is hybridized on the 3′ and 5′ ends with an extension primer containing an extension sequence, wherein a nucleic acid with extension sequences amplified and enlarged in the 3′ and 5′ ends of the nucleic acid base sequence is then formed from the nucleic acid base sequence. The invention also relates to different applications of the inventive method.05-09-2013
20130115604METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF PROSTATE CANCERS - Methods for diagnosing the presence of prostate cancer in a subject are provided, such methods including detecting the levels of expression of multiple polypeptide biomarkers in a biological sample obtained from the subject and comparing the levels of expression with predetermined threshold levels. Levels of expression of at least two of the polypeptide markers that are above the predetermined threshold levels are indicative of the presence of prostate cancer in the subject. Determination of the expression levels of specific combinations of biomarkers can also be used to determine the type and/or stage of prostate cancer.05-09-2013
20130115603NUCLEOTIDE REPEAT EXPANSION-ASSOCIATED POLYPEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF - Isolated polypeptides that are endogenously expressed from nucleotide repeat expansions are disclosed. In some cases, the polypeptides include polypeptide repeats. In some cases, the polypeptide repeats include at least five contiguous repeats of a single amino acid. In other cases, the repeats include at least six contiguous amino acids of a tetra- or penta-amino acid repeat block.05-09-2013
20130102005INHIBITOR LEACHING RESISTANT NUCLEIC ACID STORAGE REAGENT - The invention provides compositions and methods related to a nucleic acid storage reagent.04-25-2013
20130102006DETECTION METHOD FOR NOVEL ROS1 FUSIONS - Polynucleotides which are novel causative genes for cancer are elucidated, and a detection method of the polynucleotides or polypeptides encoded by the polynucleotides, and a kit and a primer set for detection are provided, based on the knowledge gained by the elucidation. In the detection method, a fusion gene comprising part of an SDC4, CD74, EZR, SLC34A2, LRIG3, or TPM3 gene and part of a ROS1 gene, or a fusion protein encoded by the fusion gene is detected. The primer set or the detection kit comprises a sense primer designed based on a portion encoding SDC4, CD74, EZR, SLC34A2, LRIG3, or TPM3 and an antisense primer designed based on a portion encoding ROS1.04-25-2013
20130115614METHOD FOR DETECTING AND QUANTIFYING ENDOGENOUS WHEAT DNA SEQUENCE - A primer pair is provided capable of amplifying partial sequences of endogenous wheat DNA which are single copies and which allow wheat to be specifically detected without cross-reacting with other plants in a polymerase chain reaction. Also provided is a kit for detecting or assaying an endogenous wheat DNA sequence in a test sample by a polymerase chain reaction.05-09-2013
20130115613SCREENING ASSAYS BASED ON MAG AND/OR ABHD6 FOR SELECTING INSULIN SECRETION PROMOTING AGENT - The present application relates to a method of characterizing an agent's ability to increase insulin secretion in a subject. The method comprises determining whether the agent is able to modulate MAG level at the inner surface of the cytoplasmic membrane of a cell and/or ABHD6 activity. The agent is characterized as having the ability to increase insulin secretion in the subject when it is capable of upregulating MAG level at the inner surface of the cytoplasmic membrane and/or downregulating ABHD6 activity.05-09-2013
20130115612METHOD FOR ANALYZING MUCIN 1 HAVING SIAALPHA2-8SIAALPHA2-3GALBETA GLYCANS - The object of the present invention is to provide a clinical marker capable of distinguishing breast cancer from interstitial pneumonia; and a clinical marker for detecting malignancy or progress level of breast cancer, and for monitoring effects of the treatment of breast cancer. The object can be solved by a method for analyzing mucin 1 having Siaα2-8Siaα2-3Galβ-R, characterized by comprising the step of bringing a first probe specifically binding to a mucin 1 having Siaα2-8Siaα2-3Galβ-R into contact with a sample to be tested.05-09-2013
20130115611Systems and Methods for Calibration Using Dye Signal Amplification - The present teachings relate to a method of generating calibration information during a real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or other amplification reaction. A sample well plate or other support can contain one or more dyes or other reference materials that are subjected to the same RT-PCR thermal cycles or other conditions used to conduct amplification or other reactions on a biological sample. A set of maxima values and a set of minimum values, and/or other calibration information useful for adjusting emission data for sample dyes can be recorded, for example, for 10 cycles, 20 cycles, or each cycle of a complete RT-PCR run. Such testing of dye response under realistic operating conditions can enable more accurate characterization of plate, dye, filter, or instrument response and therefore more accurate calibration corrections and other and/or adjustments.05-09-2013
20130122506NUCLEIC ACID BASE ANALOGS WITH QUENCHING AND FLUORESCENT ACTIVITIES AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF - It is an object of the present invention to provide quenching or fluorescent nucleic acid base analogs and applications thereof. The quencher of the present invention has a 2-nitropyrrole structure represented by Formula I:05-16-2013
20130130262SAMPLE-TO-ANSWER MICROFLUIDIC CARTRIDGE - A microfluidic cartridge and methods for performing a diagnostic, molecular or biochemical assay thereon, where all dried and/or liquid reagents necessary for the assay are contained in the cartridge and the assay requires only the addition of sample. Pneumohydraulic features, chamber and diaphragm technologies are introduced for overcoming the problems of bubble interference and reagent washout during operation of a microfluidic cartridge. The cartridges are inserted into a host instrument for performance of an assay and the cartridge is supplied as a consumable.05-23-2013
20130130267REACTION VESSEL FOR PCR DEVICE AND METHOD OF PERFORMING PCR - The present invention provides a reaction vessel (05-23-2013
20130130264Methods of Detecting BRAF Mutations in Cancer - The present disclosure relates to detecting BRAF mutations and methods of utilizing BRAF mutations to diagnose cancer.05-23-2013
20130130263GAMETES SEPARATION METHODS, COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to a method of separating gametes of a subject, which method comprises discriminating a first population of gametes containing an abnormal nucleic acid sequence involved in a genetic disease or in a multifactorial disorder in the offspring of the subject, from a second population of gametes which does not contain said abnormal nucleic acid sequence. The invention further relates to products and compositions which may be used in such a method.05-23-2013
20130130265METHODS AND DEVICES FOR OBTAINING AND ANALYZING CELLS - A method for concentrating and isolating nucleated cells, such as maternal and fetal nucleated red blood cells (nRBCs), in a maternal whole blood sample. The invention also provides methods and apparatus for preparing to analyze and analyzing the sample for identification of fetal genetic material as part of prenatal genetic testing. The invention also pertains to methods and apparatus for discriminating fetal nucleated red blood cells from maternal nucleated red blood cells obtained from a blood sample taken from a pregnant woman.05-23-2013
20130130266METHODS AND DEVICES FOR OBTAINING AND ANALYZING CELLS - A method for concentrating and isolating nucleated cells, such as maternal and fetal nucleated red blood cells (nRBCs), in a maternal whole blood sample. The invention also provides methods and apparatus for preparing to analyze and analyzing the sample for identification of fetal genetic material as part of prenatal genetic testing. The invention also pertains to methods and apparatus for discriminating fetal nucleated red blood cells from maternal nucleated red blood cells obtained from a blood sample taken from a pregnant woman.05-23-2013
20130157271Systems and Methods Using External Heater Systems in Microfluidic Devices - The present invention relates to methods and systems that result in high quality, reproducible, thermal melt analysis on a microfluidic platform. The present invention relates to methods and systems using thermal systems including heat spreading devices, including interconnection methods and materials developed to connect heat spreaders to microfluidic devices. The present invention also relates to methods and systems for controlling, measuring, and calibrating the thermal systems of the present invention.06-20-2013
20110212454Assay for Telomerase Activity - The invention is directed to methods for determining the level of telomerasc reverse transcriptase activity in mammalian cells.09-01-2011
20110212453ASSAY CARD FOR SAMPLE ACQUISITION, TREATMENT AND REACTION - The present disclosure relates to devices and systems and methods for their use for detecting an analyte. In particular, the present disclosure provides a disposable assay card in which reaction reagents are stored within the card to facilitate point-of-care application.09-01-2011
20110223606Nucleic acid quantitation from tissue slides - This invention provides methods of quantitating nucleic acids from problematic samples, such as aged samples, formalin fixed samples, paraffin embedded samples, samples with aneuploid cells, and cells with fragmented nucleic acids. Methods include techniques to efficiently solubilize the nucleic acids under non-denaturing conditions from preserved clinical samples without resort to organic extractions, to normalize cell counts regardless of aneuploidy, to access the fragmentation state of the nucleic acids, and to provide standard curves for degraded nucleic acid samples.09-15-2011
20110223604Assay for the Measurement of IGF Type 1 Receptor and Insulin Receptor Expression - This invention relates to a quantitative PCR assay that differentiates between IR-A, IR-B and IGF-IR mRNAs and compares expression of the three receptors on the same scale.09-15-2011
20110229903DETERMINATION OF IMMUNOGLOBULIN ENCODING NUCLEIC ACID - It is reported herein a method for the determination of the amount of immunoglobulin-encoding mRNA comprising: a) providing a sample, b) performing a polymerase chain reaction for amplifying the light chain with the primers of SEQ ID NO: and 24 and the probe of SEQ ID NO: 33, and/or c) performing a polymerase chain reaction for amplifying the heavy chain with the primers of SEQ ID NO: 19 and 21 and the probe of SEQ ID NO: 40, and d) quantitating with an efficiency of 2.0. The primers with SEQ ID NOs 23 and 24 bind at positions CL 247-266 and CL166-185, respectively, and the probe with SEQ ID NO: 33 binds at 189-212 in human IgG koppa chain. The primer with SEQ ID NO: 19 binds at CH region 2 position 220-237 and the primer with SEQ ID NO: 21 binds at CH region 3 position 114-133. Finally the probe with SEQ ID NO: 40 binds from position 315 in CH2 to position 7 in CH3.09-22-2011
20110229901METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING THE HABITATS OF INSECTS - A method for preparing a criterion for identifying the habitat of insects of the same kind, comprising the steps of: 09-22-2011
20110229899DETECTION OF MUTATIONS IN A GENE ENCODING IkB KINASE-COMPLEX-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN TO DIAGNOSE FAMILIAL DYSAUTONOMIA - A method for detecting the presence in a subject of a polymorphism linked to a gene associated with familial dysautonomia, said method comprising detecting a disruptive mutation in a gene of said subject encoding the IκB kinase-complex-associated protein, and, preferably, detecting a T→C change in position 6 of the donor splice site of intron 20 and/or a G→C transversion of nucleotide 2390 in exon 19 of the gene encoding the IκB kinase-complex-associated protein which is present on chromosome 9q31. Also disclosed are oligonucleotide primers useful in the detection method. This abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to ascertain quickly the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.09-22-2011
20130137111DETECTION METHOD OF NOVEL RET FUSION - It was found that a new fusion gene of a portion of the KIF5B gene and a portion of the RET gene, which is present in a portion of cancer patients, is a gene responsible for cancer. Based on this finding, detection methods of a polynucleotide as the gene and a polypeptide encoded by the polynucleotide were established. The detection methods involve detecting a fusion gene of a portion of the KIF5B gene and a portion of the RET gene, or a fusion protein encoded by such a fusion gene. The primer sets and the detection kits comprise sense primers designed from a portion encoding KIF5B and antisense primers designed from a portion encoding RET.05-30-2013
20130137106Tumor Marker and Methods of Use Thereof - Newly identified proteins as markers for the detection of breast, colon, lung and ovary tumors, or as therapeutic targets for their treatment, affinity ligands capable of selectively interacting with the newly identified markers and methods for tumor diagnosis and therapy using such ligands.05-30-2013
20130137103ANALYSIS - A method of analysing a sample includes providing a first part of the sample and a second part of the sample. A first analysis is conducted on the first part of the sample and the results of the first analysis are considered. A second analysis is conducted on the second part of the sample, the second analysis being conducted according to a procedure using a value for each of one or more characteristics of the procedure. The consideration of the results of the first analysis is used to determine whether the value for one or more of the characteristics of the procedure is changed to a different value. The second analysis is started before the results of the first analysis are obtained.05-30-2013
20110244467MICROFLUIDIC APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DNA EXTRACTION, AMPLIFICATION AND ANALYSIS - An integrated gel based microfluidic sample processing device, suitable for forensic investigations at the scene of a crime, including a substrate having a plurality of micro-channels to form at least a DNA extraction chamber in fluidic cooperation with an amplification chamber which in turn is in fluidic cooperation with a separation and detection channel. The micro-channels containing a DNA extraction material and gel based reaction reagents necessary for processing the sample. The device further having electrical contacts for coupling to an external power source and capable of inducing electro-kinetic manipulation of the gel based reagents and DNA extracted from the sample throughout the device.10-06-2011
20110244464IDENTIFICATION OF GENES OR POLYPEPTIDES THE EXPRESSION OF WHICH CORRELATES TO FERTILITY, OVARIAN FUNCTION AND/OR FETAL/NEWBORN VIABILITY - A genetic means of determining whether a female subject produces “pregnancy competent” oocytes is provided. The means comprises detecting the level of expression of one or more genes that are expressed at characteristic levels (upregulated or downregulated) in cumulus cells derived from pregnancy competent oocytes. This characteristic gene expression level, or pattern referred to herein as the “pregnancy signature”, also can be used to identify subjects with underlying conditions that impair or prevent the development of a viable pregnancy, e.g., pre-menopausal condition, other hormonal dysfunction, ovarian dysfunction, ovarian cyst, cancer or other cell proliferation disorder, autoimmune disease and the like. Microarrays containing “pregnancy signature” genes or corresponding polypeptides provide another preferred aspect of the invention. Still further, the subject invention can be used to derive animal models, e.g., non-human primate animal models, for the evaluation of the efficacy of putative female fertility treatments.10-06-2011
20130149707Method For Molecular Genealogical Research - A genealogical research and record keeping system and method for identifying commonalities in haplotypes and other genetic characteristics of a biological sample of two or more individual members. Chromosomal fragments identical by descent identify family ties between siblings, parents and children and ancestors and progeny across many generations. It is particularly useful in corroborating and improving the accuracy of genealogical data and identifying previously unknown genetic relationships.06-13-2013
20130149708Multiplex PCR for Identification of B. anthracis and Detection of Plasmid Presence - The present invention includes embodiments of methods and compositions related to detection or verification of the presence or absence of 06-13-2013
20130149709SOLID GEL AMPLIFICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENOTYPING AND PATHOGEN DETECTION - The present invention provides for a novel system and method for amplification and detection of nucleic acids within a miniaturized device.06-13-2013
20130149710MICRODROPLET-MANIPULATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED EXECUTION OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGICAL PROTOCOLS - Disclosed herein are automated systems for performing various biochemical and molecular biological procedures, including processor-controlled execution of protocols involving multiple steps performed in, on, or with liquid microdroplets. Example protocols are the various Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) protocols, but the subject systems are not limited to performing PCR protocols. Formation of a microdroplet of the sample for use in the described systems is achieved by bringing an amount of the sample into contact with a hydrophobic milieu, such as a superhydrophobic surface or hydrophobic liquid.06-13-2013
20130149711BARD1 Isoforms in Lung and Colorectal Cancer and Use Thereof - The present invention relates to new BARD1 isoforms specific to lung cancer and colorectal cancer, a method for detecting thereof and a method for treating and/or preventing lung cancer and colorectal cancer.06-13-2013
20130137109SYSTEM AND METHOD INCLUDING ANALYTICAL UNITS - Systems and methods for processing and analyzing samples are disclosed. The system may process samples, such as biological fluids, using assay cartridges which can be processed at different processing locations. In some cases, the system can be used for PCR processing. The different processing locations may include a preparation location where samples can be prepared and an analysis location where samples can be analyzed. To assist with the preparation of samples, the system may also include a number of processing stations which may include processing lanes. During the analysis of samples, in some cases, thermal cycler modules and an appropriate optical detection system can be used to detect the presence or absence of certain nucleic acid sequences in the samples. The system can be used to accurately and rapidly process samples.05-30-2013
20110236900NOVEL MUTS PROTEIN AND METHOD FOR DETERMING MUTATION USING THE SAME - A method for determining the presence or absence of a mutation on the basis of the presence or absence of amplification with high reliability is provided. A target sequence including a target site contained in a sample nucleic acid is amplified using a primer that can hybridize to a region including the target site contained in the sample nucleic acid in the presence of a novel MutS having an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, and then the presence or absence of a mutation at the target site is determined on the basis of the presence or absence of amplification. The novel MutS binds more specifically to a mismatched base pair than to a fully-matched base pair, whereby an extension reaction caused by a mismatch-binding primer is suppressed. Thus, according to the present invention, the presence or absence of a mutation can be determined with high reliability.09-29-2011
20120276541Microplates, Reaction Modules and Detection Systems - Microplates, reaction modules and optical detection systems for chemical and/or bio-chemical reactions including polymerase chain reactions.11-01-2012
20110275087INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR MIXING THE CONTENTS OF A DETECTION CHAMBER - A receptacle having a plurality of interconnected chambers arranged to permit multiple process steps or processes to be performed independently or simultaneously. The receptacles are manufactured to separate liquid from dried reagents and to maintain the stability of the dried reagents. An immiscible liquid, such as an oil, is included to control loading of process materials, facilitate mixing and reconstitution of dried reagents, limit evaporation, control heating of reaction materials, concentrate solid support materials to prevent clogging of fluid connections, provide minimum volumes for fluid transfers, and to prevent process materials from sticking to chamber surfaces. The receptacles can be adapted for use in systems having a processing instrument that includes an actuator system for selectively moving fluid substances between chambers and a detector. The actuator system can be arranged to concentrate an analyte present in a sample. The detector can be used to detect an optical signal emitted by the contents of the receptacle.11-10-2011
20110275086NEGATIVE CORRELATION BETWEEN IRP-2 AND TRANSFERRIN RECEPTOR EXPRESSION AS A DIAGNOSTIC OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - A method of diagnosing Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is disclosed which was identified by the fact that an increased level of iron regulating protein-2 (IRP-2) was identified in Alzheimer's patients. Further, diseases of increased cellular metabolism such as cancer showed high levels of both IRP-2 and transferrin receptor. This suggests that, in diseases of increased cellular metabolism, both aspects of iron accumulation are highly expressed, while in Alzheimer's disease only IRP-2 is highly expressed. From these results, a non-invasive test for Alzheimer's disease may be produced using patient samples containing peripheral blood cells and identifying the level of expression of IRP-2 and Transferrin receptor. Those patients which: 1. over-express IRP-2 as compared with normal controls, and 2. have comparable levels of Transferrin receptor expression to normal controls, can be identified as having or prone to AD and MCI. Further, it can be envisioned that this may be used for further diagnosis and staging of cancers of the blood.11-10-2011
20110275085METHOD FOR DETECTION OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES - The present invention relates to the field of diagnostics, especially to the detection of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Particularly, the invention provides a method for detecting the presence or absence of rheumatoid arthritis, or of a predisposition therefore or for monitoring rheumatoid arthritis in a subject using expression data of target genes related to immune system and tools of bioinformatics.11-10-2011
20110275084METHODS OF DETERMINING SUSCEPTIBILITY OF TUMORS TO TYROSINE KINASE INHIBITORS - This disclosure provides tyrosine kinase protein and nucleic acid variants, particularly FGFR2 variants, which are linked to drug resistance. The disclosure further provides methods of diagnosis and theranosis, and development of new therapeutic agents using these molecules and fragments thereof, and kits for employing these methods and compositions.11-10-2011
20110275083GENES INVOLVED IN ESTROGEN METABOLISM - The invention concerns genes that have been identified as being involved in estrogen metabolism, and are useful as diagnostic, prognostic and/or predictive markers in cancer. In particular, the invention concerns genes the tumor expression levels of which are useful in the diagnosis of cancers associated with estrogen metabolism, and/or in the prognosis of clinical outcome and/or prediction of drug response of such cancers.11-10-2011
20110275082GENES INVOLVED IN ESTROGEN METABOLISM - The invention concerns genes that have been identified as being involved in estrogen metabolism, and are useful as diagnostic, prognostic and/or predictive markers in cancer. In particular, the invention concerns genes the tumor expression levels of which are useful in the diagnosis of cancers associated with estrogen metabolism, and/or in the prognosis of clinical outcome and/or prediction of drug response of such cancers.11-10-2011
20110275081BIOMARKER FOR DIAGNOSIS OF CANINE CANCER - The present invention is related to a biomarker for diagnosis of canine cancer, wherein the biomarker is KMO (kynureinie 3-monooxygenase) gene, and the canine cancers including CTVT (canine transmissible venereal tumor) and MGT (mammary gland tumor). The expression level of KMO gene in canine malignant tumor tissues is up-regulated as compared with benign tissues. Furthermore, the expression level of KMO gene in malignant tumor tissue is higher than in the non-metastasis tumor tissue. By detection of the expression level of the present invention biomarker in suspecting tissue specimen, malignancy of tumor tissues can be determined correctly and rapidly.11-10-2011
20110275080PROTEOGLYCAN SPLICE VARIANTS AS THERAPEUTICS AND DIAGNOSTICS FOR AMYLOID DISEASES - The identification of novel Syndecan-2 splice variants and their use in the diagnosis and therapeutic intervention of Alzheimer's disease and other amyloid diseases. In addition the use of new animal models expressing or devoid of syndecan-2 splice variants to effectively screen and identify potential therapeutic compounds for Alzheimer's disease.11-10-2011
20110275079DIAGNOSTIC BIOMARKERS OF DIABETES - Methods are disclosed for the identification of gene sets that are differentially expressed in PBMCs of patients diagnosed with a pre-diabetic disease state and overt type II diabetes. 3 gene and 10 gene signatures are shown to accurately predict a diabetic disease state in a patient. The application also described kits for the rapid diagnosis of diabetic disease states in patients at a point of care facility.11-10-2011
20120258462COMBINATIONS OF TUMOR-ASSOCIATED ANTIGENS IN DIAGNOSTICS FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF CANCERS - Disclosed herein are methods for matching a cancer condition with an appropriate immunotherapeutic agent and/or regimen. Also disclosed are methods for confirming diagnosis of a particular type of cancer. Embodiments of the invention disclosed herein are directed to the use of effective combinations of TuAAs to optimize the match between a patient's cancer condition and available immunotherapies.10-11-2012
20130157279METHOD FOR DETECTING TARGET SUBSTANCE AND APTAMER SET, SENSOR, AND APPARATUS USED IN THE METHOD - A method for detecting a target substance involves: a step of preparing a complex (06-20-2013
20130157274MAGNETIC LYSIS METHOD AND DEVICE - A method for lysing cells is disclosed. The method includes stirring cells with a magnetic stir element in the presence of a plurality of cell lysis beads at a speed sufficient to lyse the cells. Also disclosed is a device for lysing cells. The device includes a container having a magnetic stir element and a plurality of cell lysis beads disposed therein. The container is dimensioned to allow rotation of the magnetic stir element inside the container.06-20-2013
20130157275OLIGONUCLEOTIDE MARKER AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING THE SAME - Provided are an oligonucleotide marker and a method of identifying a material using the same. The oligonucleotide marker makes it possible to analyze a trace amount of the material with high precision within a short time, has improved solubility in an oily solvent, and can improve a detection method such that the oligonucleotide marker can be detected within 2 hours. The oligonucleotide marker can label various products, including oil products and petroleum products, works of art and collections, and can also be used to conduct criminal investigations.06-20-2013
20130157276DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONDUCTING DIRECT QUANTITIVE REAL TIME PCR - A method and device for performing direct quantitative real time PCR in a crude sample (06-20-2013
20130157277DEVICE FOR CAPTURE AND LYSIS OF MICROORGANISMS FROM LIQUIDS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Devices and methods for detecting microbial contaminants, such as bacteria and fungi, in fluids such as drinking water, pharmaceutical solutions and tissue culture media are provided. More particularly, provided are filtration devices for capture and processing of microorganisms from fluids, and improved methods for recovery, lysis and detection of microorganisms based on a combination of physical disruption with small beads and lysis solutions.06-20-2013
20130157278SETTING OF MULTIPLE PRIMING OLIGONUCLEOTIDES FOR SOLID GEL AMPLIFICATION IN HYDROGELS - The present invention provides for a novel system and method for amplification and detection of nucleic acids within a microfluidic device wherein multiple nucleotides capable of priming PCR are present within the system and substantially sequestered within separate hydrogel posts therein.06-20-2013
20130183674METHOD OF NOCICEPTOR DIFFERENTIATION OF HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to the field of stem cell biology, in particular the linage specific differentiation of pluripotent or multipotent stem cells, which can include, but is not limited to, human embryonic stem cells (hESC), human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC), somatic stem cells, cancer stem cells, or any other cell capable of lineage specific differentiation. Specifically described are methods to direct the lineage specific differentiation of hESC and/or hiPSC to nociceptors (i.e. nociceptor cells) using novel culture conditions. The nociceptors made using the methods of the present invention are further contemplated for various uses including, but limited to, use in in vitro drug discovery assays, pain research, and as a therapeutic to reverse disease of, or damage to, the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Further, compositions and methods are provided for producing melanocytes from human pluripotent stem cells for use in disease modeling.07-18-2013
20130157273Method for Nucleic Acid Testing - A Method for nucleic acid analysis involving the steps of receiving sample tubes which contain samples, receiving a test request for each sample (the test request specifying one or more assays to be conducted for said sample), obtaining one or more sample aliquots of each sample depending on if one or more assays are to be conducted, assigning each of the sample aliquots to one or more test classes according to the assay which is to be conducted for that sample aliquot and combining sample aliquots belonging to the same test class into the same batch, while the batch includes samples for which a first and samples for which a second assay is to be conducted.06-20-2013
20120282622MUTATIONS IN THE BCR-ABL TYROSINE KINASE ASSOCIATED WITH RESISTANCE TO STI-571 - The invention described herein relates to novel genes and their encoded proteins, termed Mutants Associated with Resistance to STI-571 (e.g., T315I Bcr-Abl), and to diagnostic and therapeutic methods and compositions useful in the management of various cancers that express MARS. The invention further provides methods for identifying molecules that bind to and/or modulate the functional activity of MARS.11-08-2012
20120282621METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ASSESSMENT OF PULMONARY FUNCTION AND DISORDERS - The present invention provides methods for the assessment of risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or both COPD and emphysema in smokers and non-smokers using analysis of genetic polymorphisms. The present invention also relates to the use of genetic polymorphisms in assessing a subject's risk of developing COPD, emphysema or both COPD and emphysema.11-08-2012
20120282620Method of Manufacturing Reference Material Using Plant Cultured Cell Lines - A method of manufacturing a reference material for determining incorporation of a genetically modified (GM) plant into a sample or analyzing a mixing ratio from a tissue-cultured cell line that is obtained by incubating tissues of either a GM plant or a non-GM plant, and a method of determining incorporation of a GM plant into a sample and analyzing a mixing ratio using the reference material are provided. The reference material for determining the incorporation of a genetically modified (GM) plant a sample or analyzing a mixing ratio using the tissue-cultured cell lines that are obtained by incubating tissues of the GM plant and the non-GM plant can be useful in producing a countless number of populations having the same genetic traits via the tissue culture. Thus, when a culture capacity of the reference material is increased to a large volume, it is possible to obtain a large volume of the reference material having uniform qualities with no quality variation between batches. Unlike the conventional reference materials manufactured using grain powder, a reference material with 100% purity can be obtained as either a GM or non-GM reference material by verifying the purity of the tissue-cultured cell line. Accordingly, it is possible to provide the uniform and stable supply of a reference material having uniform compositions.11-08-2012
20120282619METHOD FOR SCREENING ANTI-CANCER COMPOUNDS INHIBITING FUNCTION OF TM4SF5 AND ANTI-CANCER COMPOSITION CONTAINING CHALCONE COMPOUNDS - The present invention relates to a method for screening an anticancer compound and an anticancer compound screened using the method, and more particularly, to a method for screening an anticancer compound, the method comprising: culturing cancer cells expressing the oncogenic protein transmembrane 4 L6 family member 5 (TM4SF5), expressed as the polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 2, treating the cancer cells with an anticancer candidate, and determining that the anticancer candidate is an anticancer substance when the candidate exhibits antagonistic activity against tumor formation and metastasis based on several events through the molecular mechanism of TM4SF5. The present invention also relates to chalcone compounds screened to have anticancer activity using the method, and an anticancer composition comprising the compound as an effective ingredient.11-08-2012
20120282618METHODS AND ASSAYS FOR RISK PREDICTION, DIAGNOSIS, AND ANALYSIS OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, HEART FAILURE AND REDUCED CARDIAC FUNCTION - Methods and kits adapted for risk prediction, diagnosis, and analysis of myocardial infarction (MI), myocardial failure, and reduced cardiac function such as heart failure. The methods include collecting a sample of human body fluid or tissue from a subject and then identifying the presence of cardiac myosin binding protein-C 25-nucleotide deletion and/or detecting the presence of cardiac myosin binding protein-C, its peptides, its phosphorylation status, and/or its autoantibodies in the human body fluid or tissue.11-08-2012
20120282617DETECTION USING A DYE AND A DYE MODIFIER - The present invention relates to dyes in general. The present invention provides a wide range of dyes and kits containing the same, which are applicable for labeling a variety of biomolecules such as nucleic acids, cells and microorganisms. The present invention also provides various methods of using the dyes for research and development, forensic identification, environmental studies, diagnosis, prognosis, and/or treatment of disease conditions.11-08-2012
20120282623RAPID PATHOGEN DETECTION TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUS - Methods for selectively detecting a live pathogen in a sample containing live and dead pathogens, without detecting the dead pathogen are disclosed. Such methods may include: (i) immobilizing at least a portion of the live and dead pathogens on a solid support with a physical barrier; (ii) incubating the solid support in a growth medium, where the live pathogen can multiply and the multiplied pathogen move from the solid support to a supernatant of the growth medium; and (iii) detecting the multiplied pathogen in the supernatant by a pathogen assay.11-08-2012
20120282616TREATMENT OF A SAMPLE WITH FOCUSED ACOUSTIC ENERGY - A device for receiving a sample carrier is provided. The device includes an opening for receiving part of the sample carrier and a cutter for removing a part of the sample carrier. The cutter is coupled to a lid, which is movable to allow the cutter to make an incision in the sample carrier and, at the same time, to close at least part of the opening left open after receipt of the sample carrier. The disclosure further relates to a system comprising such a device and a method for operating such a device.11-08-2012
20130157272METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS INVOLVING MIR-135B FOR DISTINGUISHING PANCREATIC CANCER FROM BENIGN PANCREATIC DISEASE - Provided are methods and compositions for identifying a miRNA profile for a particular condition, such as pancreatic disease, and using the profile in assessing the condition of a patient.06-20-2013
20130183678LOW RESOURCE PROCESSOR USING SURFACE TENSION VALVES FOR EXTRACTING, CONCENTRATING AND DETECTING MOLECULAR SPECIES - Systems and methods are described for isolation, separation and detection of a molecular species using a low resource device for processing of samples. Methods include isolation, separation and detection of a molecular species for protein-protein, DNA-DNA and other chemical interactions.07-18-2013
20130183677METHOD FOR PREDICTING DIFFERENTIATION-INDUCING PROPERTIES TO REGULATORY T-CELLS, BIOMARKER USED FOR THE METHOD, AND USE THEREOF - A method for predicting differentiation-inducing properties of naive T-cells to regulatory T-cells comprising: measuring an amount of ZAK in naive T-cells contained in the body fluid collected from the living body; and predicting differentiation-inducing properties of the naive T-cells to regulatory T-cells based on the measurement results is disclosed. A method for determining the risk of development of Graft versus Host Disease and a biomarker for predicting differentiation-inducing properties of naive T-cells to regulatory T-cells are also disclosed.07-18-2013
20130183676FILTERLESS TIME-DOMAIN DETECTION OF ONE OR MORE FLUOROPHORES - A device and method are described in which the lifetime of a fluorescent species or fluorophores is detected in the absence of any optical filter. Based on the measured fluorescent lifetimes, molecules or compounds attached to a fluorophores such as small organic molecules, polymers, peptides, saccharides and nucleic acids can be identified or assayed.07-18-2013
20130183675BIOMARKERS FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA - Provided herein are biomarkers for hepatocellular carcinoma and uses thereof.07-18-2013
20110281273METHOD OF MAKING DNA TAG - Provided is a method of determining a DNA tag which is a base sequence to be introduced into a genomic DNA sequence of an organism and an introduction site of the DNA tag into the genomic DNA sequence. The method includes: a step (S11-17-2011
20130122510ULTRASENSITIVE BIOSENSORS - The present invention is a biosensor apparatus that includes a substrate, a source on one side of the substrate, a drain spaced from the source, a conducting channel between the source and the drain, an insulator region, and receptors on a gate region for receiving target material. The receptors are contacted for changing current flow between the source and the drain. The source and the drain are relatively wide compared to length between the source and the drain through the conducting channel.05-16-2013
20130122504Expression Levels of COL4A3BP and other Markers Correlating with Progression or Non-Progression of Bladder Cancer - Disclosed is determining expression levels of protective or harmful markers for bladder cancer prognosis; particularly, determining the expression level of COL4A3BP alone or in combination with expression levels of MBNL2, FABP4, and NEK1 or other markers where increased expression levels of these protective markers relative to a control correlates with lack of bladder cancer progression and decreased expression levels correlate with bladder cancer progression or death. Also disclosed particularly is determining the expression level of COL4A1 alone or in combination with expression levels of UBE2C, BIRC5, COL18A1, KPNA2, MSN, ACTA2, and CDC25B or other markers where increased expression levels of these harmful markers relative to a control correlates with bladder cancer progression or death and decreased expression levels correlate with lack of bladder cancer progression. Also disclosed are signatures of protective and harmful markers to predict likelihood of bladder cancer progression or non-progression.05-16-2013
20130122509POST PROTEIN HYDROLYSIS REMOVAL OF A POTENT RIBONUCLEASE INHIBITOR AND THE ENZYMATIC CAPTURE OF DNA - The present invention concerns compositions and methods of extracting infectious pathogens from a volume of blood. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of creating a fibrin aggregate confining the pathogens and introducing a fibrin lysis reagent to expose the pathogens for analysis. The present invention also concerns materials and methods for removing aurintricarboxylic acid (ATA) from a sample.05-16-2013
20110306054METHODS FOR MOLECULAR DETECTION - This invention relates to methods for molecular detection, particularly to methods utilizing target-specific molecular probes. In exemplary embodiments, target-specific molecular probes include single-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or ribonucleic acid (RNA) aptamers. In general, the molecular probe may bind with relatively high specificity to a given target. In one aspect, a method for molecular detection comprises a molecular probe paired to a reporter molecule wherein the molecular probe impairs the amplification of the reporter molecule in the absence of the target molecule.12-15-2011
20110311983FUIDI HERD MANAGEMENT SCHEMA - The invention is a herd management schema based upon the inventor's analysis of the natural history of bovine infection due to 12-22-2011
20110311982Nucleic Acid Isolation Using Polidocanol and Derivatives - This invention relates to a composition comprising a chaotropic agent, a buffering substance, and 0.5 to 5% (V/V) polidocanol or a derivative thereof. The invention is further related to uses of this composition and to a kit comprising the composition according to the invention. The invention is further related to a method for the detection of a nucleic acid in a biological sample comprising the steps of incubating the biological sample in the presence of a chaotropic agent, a buffering substance, and 0.5 to 5% (V/V) polidocanol or a derivative thereof, optionally isolating the nucleic acid, optionally amplifying the nucleic acid, and detecting the nucleic acid. The invention is further related to a method for the purification of a nucleic acid in a biological sample comprising the steps of incubating the biological sample in the presence of a chaotropic agent, a buffering substance, and 0.5 to 5% (V/V) polidocanol or a derivative thereof and isolating the nucleic acid thereby purifying the nucleic acid.12-22-2011
20110311981METHOD OF DETERMINING LYMPH NODE METASTASIS IN A LUNG CANCER, APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING LYMPH NODE METASTASIS IN A LUNG CANCER, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A method of determining a lymph node metastasis in a lung cancer, comprising: acquiring mRNA expression level of stratifin contained in a measurement sample prepared by using a lymph node tissue of a lung cancer patient who may have a lymph node metastasis; and determining that the lymph node tissue is a lymph node metastasis of the lung cancer when the acquired mRNA expression level of stratifin is overexpressed. An apparatus and a computer program product are also disclosed.12-22-2011
20110311980Nucleic Acid Amplification and Sequencing on a Droplet Actuator - The invention provides a droplet actuator device, as well as systems, methods and devices making use of the droplet actuator device. The droplet actuator device may include a substrate having electrodes arranged for conducting one or more droplet operations. The droplet actuator device may include a substrate having a reactor path with a wash region associated with a magnet for immobilizing mobilizing beads during bead washing operations. The droplet actuator device may include nucleotide base reservoirs and dedicated nucleotide base electrode paths arranged for transporting nucleotide base droplets from nucleotide base reservoirs to the reactor path. The droplet actuator device may include one or more wash buffer reservoirs associated with electrode paths arranged for transporting wash buffer droplets from wash buffer reservoirs to the reactor path. The droplet actuator device may include one or more sample reservoirs and sample paths arranged for transporting sample droplets from the one or more sample reservoirs to the reactor path. The droplet actuator device may include one or more enzyme reservoirs and dedicated enzyme electrode paths arranged for transporting enzyme droplets from the one or more enzyme reservoirs to a detection electrode.12-22-2011
20110311979METHOD FOR DETECTING THE PRESENCE OF A SINGLE TARGET NUCLEIC ACID IN A SAMPLE - A miniaturized assembly is provided whereby a fluid sample can be divided into a plurality of sample portions in retaining wells and the sample fluid can be displaced from open ends of the wells while simultaneously being sealed in the wells. A method of dividing a fluid sample using the assembly is also provided.12-22-2011
20110311978SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF SPACED DROPLETS - System, including methods and apparatus, for detection of spaced droplets.12-22-2011
20110311977In Vitro Generation of Hepatocytes from Human Embryonic Stem Cells - Differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells, such as human embryonic stem cells (hESC), into hepatocytes by in vitro methods is disclosed. The pluripotent stem cells are cultured in conditioned medium from the hepatocarcinoma cell line, HepG2. Specific growth factors and defined media may also be added to the medium for stage specific differentiation of the derived hepatocytes. Hepatocytes differentiated from human pluripotent stem cells may be characterized by fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS), immunofluorescence analysis (IF), real time polymerase reaction (RT-PCR), and functional assays. The methods disclosed herein are able to differentiate high percentages of hepatocytes from human pluripotent stem cells using the disclosed methods. These differentiated cells may exhibit polygonal shape morphology, typical of hepatocytes, and may express hepatocyte specific genes. The differentiated cells may also be positive for definitive endoderm markers and hepatic markers.12-22-2011
20110311976PRIMERS FOR USE IN DETECTING BETA-LACTAMASES - Oliognucleotide primers are provided that are specific for nucleic acid characteristic of certain beta-lactamases. The primers can be employed in methods to identify nucleic acid characteristic of family-specific beta-lactamase enzymes in samples, and particularly, in clinical isolates of Gram-negative bacteria.12-22-2011
20130189700BREAKAGE OF AN EMULSION CONTAINING NUCLEIC ACID - Methods of processing an emulsion of aqueous droplets containing nucleic acid. The methods may include breakage of the emulsion with a destabilizing fluid including a halogen-substituted hydrocarbon.07-25-2013
20130189702Curve Processor Algorithm for the Quality Control of (RT-) qPCR Curves - The invention is in the field of analytical technology and relates to an improved procedure for determining the concentration or activity of an analyte in a sample. Specifically the invention provides an automated algorithm for the quality control of (RT-)qPCR reactions. Plotting the fluorescence intensity of a reporter dye divided by the fluorescence intensity of a passive reference dye against the cycle number leads to a so-called sigmoid function which is characterized by a background phase, an exponential growth phase and a plateau phase. Since the fluorescence intensity as a function of cycles relates to the initial number of template molecules in the sample, qPCR curves can be used to quantify the amount of RNA or DNA fragments in the sample by determination of a so-called Cq value.07-25-2013
20130189701METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF ARCHAEA BASED ON THE TYPE II CHAPERONIN (THERMOSOME) GENE - The present invention relates to primers for the universal amplification and detection of Archaea, which primers are designed based on a multiple sequence alignment of Archaea Type II chaperonin (thermo-some) genes. For detection of Archaea having templates with a GC content of below 60%, primers are designed so that inosine residues are found at degenerate positions. For amplification of higher GC content templates, degenerate positions are replaced with specific nucleotide bases found in the high GC organism. The primers are useful for detecting, identifying and quantifying Archaea in a sample and for determining a phylogenetic relationship of a test Archaea organism.07-25-2013
20120009584METHOD FOR DETECTING AND QUNANTIFYING ENDOGENOUS WHEAT DNA SEQUENCE - It is an object of the present invention to provide partial sequences of endogenous wheat DNA (genome) which are single copies and which allow wheat to be specifically detected without cross-reacting with other plants in PCR, and to provide primers for amplifying these partial sequences, along with a good method for detecting and quantifying endogenous DNA using these primers. The present invention provides, in a method for detecting or quantifying an endogenous wheat DNA sequence in a test sample by means of a polymerase chain reaction, a method comprising a step of using a nucleic acid in the test sample or a nucleic acid extracted from the test sample as a template to amplify the nucleic acid of a region comprising at least 80% or more of a nucleotide sequence represented by one of SEQ ID NO:1 through SEQ ID NO:7 using a primer pair capable of amplifying that region, and a step of detecting or quantifying the amplified nucleic acid.01-12-2012
20120021429Compositions, Products, Methods And Systems to Monitor Water And Other Ecosystems - Disclosed are compositions, products, methods and systems for monitoring ecosystems, such as bodies of water, for a parameter of the ecosystems, such as the presence or absence of mercury. In one embodiment, the product may include a plurality of oligonucleotides immobilized at known locations on a substrate as an array, such that each location on the array is an oligonucleotide having a sequence derived from a single, predetermined operational taxonomic unit (OTU) and wherein at least one sequence on the array is associated with the presence or absence of mercury. The sequences immobilized on the array may be from known, or unknown organisms. Also disclosed are methods for identifying and isolating bioindicators diagnostic of ecosystem parameters, such as whether mercury is present. The compositions, products, methods and systems of the invention may be used for rapid, and continual monitoring of ecosystems for parameters of interest, such as the presence or absence of mercury.01-26-2012
20120021428METHOD FOR DIAGNOSIS OF CANCER AND MONITORING OF CANCER TREATMENTS - The present invention relates to a method for cancer diagnosis and for monitoring cancer treatments based on the analysis of the DNA fragmentation pattern of repetitive elements (preferably LINED or multi copy genes (preferably U1 RNA) identified in body fluid samples isolated from cancer patients.01-26-2012
20120021427Methods For Rapid Forensic DNA Analysis - The present invention provides methods and primer pairs for rapid, high-resolution forensic analysis of DNA and STR-typing by using amplification and mass spectrometry, determining the molecular masses and calculating base compositions of amplification products and comparing the molecular masses with the molecular masses of theoretical amplicons indexed in a database.01-26-2012
20120021426METHOD OF DETECTING TARGET SUBSTANCE - Provided are a method of detecting a target substance and the like using a probe with a simple design for target substance detection.01-26-2012
20120021425MUTATIONS IN THE BCR-ABL TYROSINE KINASE ASSOCIATED WITH RESISTANCE TO STI-571 - The invention described herein relates to novel genes and their encoded proteins, termed Mutants Associated with Resistance to STI-571 (e.g., T315I Bcr-Abl), and to diagnostic and therapeutic methods and compositions useful in the management of various cancers that express MARS. The invention further provides methods for identifying molecules that bind to and/or modulate the functional activity of MARS.01-26-2012
20120021424Device and Method for Thermal Cycling - A thermal cycling device for performing nucleic acid amplification on a plurality of biological samples positioned in a sample well tray. The thermal cycling device includes a sample block assembly, an optical detection system, and a sample well tray holder configured to hold the sample well tray. The sample block assembly is adapted for translation between a first position permitting the movement of the sample well tray into alignment with sample block assembly, and a second position, upward relative to the first position, where the sample block assembly contacts the sample well tray. A method of performing nucleic acid amplification on a plurality of biological samples positioned in a sample well tray in a thermal cycling device is also provided.01-26-2012
20120021423CONTROLS AND CALIBRATORS FOR TESTS OF NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION PERFORMED IN DROPLETS - System, including methods and apparatus, for performing droplet-based tests of nucleic acid amplification that are controlled and/or calibrated using signals detected from droplets.01-26-2012
20120021422METHODS FOR PROCESSING SAMPLES IN A CLOSED CONTAINER - A system and method for automated processing of nucleic acids and other samples includes a disposable container comprising a tray and a flexible barrier. The barrier is configured to seal with a top edge of the tray, providing a closed, aseptic work area within the sealed tray. A pipette head and/or other sample manipulation device can be attached to the inside of the barrier, and the barrier can include an interface for a robotic arm or other device. When the barrier is sealed over the tray, the barrier separates the contents of the tray from the robot or other manipulation device. The barrier can be flexible, and allow the robotic arm to move the pipette head throughout the work area of the tray. All samples, reagents, pipette tips and other tools or devices for processing nucleic acid samples may remain within the closed compartment provided by the container during processing.01-26-2012
20120021421Bacterial DNA as Markers of Cardiovascular and/or Metabolic Disease - The present invention relates to an in vitro method for predicting and/or diagnosing a cardiovascular and/or metabolic disease in a subject, which method comprises determining the concentration of bacterial DNA in a biological sample of said subject, together with degenerated primers for predicting and/or diagnosing a cardiovascular and/or metabolic disease in a subject.01-26-2012
20120021420Synthetic siRNA Detection Method - A method for accurately and easily detecting a synthetic siRNA, for example, a siRNA in which the 3′ end is DNA, and a kit used for the method are provided. The present invention relates to a method for detecting a siRNA in which the 3′ end is DNA, comprising: (a) adding polydeoxyadenosine to the 3′ DNA end of at least one strand of the siRNA to be detected to produce a polydeoxyadenosine-added RNA; (b) annealing a polydeoxythymidine primer having a tag sequence at its 5′ side to the polydeoxyadenosine-added RNA and synthesizing DNA from the primer by a reverse transcription; and (c) detecting the DNA synthesized in (b).01-26-2012
20120021419Analyzing System, Analyzing Apparatus, Container, Analyzing Method, Program, and Recording Medium - An analyzing system that enables further expansion of analysis items and automation of analysis. In the analyzing system for performing an analysis using container 01-26-2012
20120021418GENE THAT IMPARTS OXYGEN RESISTANCE AND APPLICATION THEREOF - To provide a gene useful for imparting oxygen resistance to a microorganism and use of the gene.01-26-2012
20120028261PROTEIN BIOMARKERS FOR SOFT TISSUE DISEASE DIAGNOSIS AND AS THERAPEUTIC TARGETS FOR ORAL CARE INTERVENTION - Methods for identifying compounds useful for treating diseases or conditions of the oral cavity are described herein.02-02-2012
20120028259COMPOSITIONS FOR IMPROVING GENE AMPLIFICATION - The present invention generally relates to amplfication reactions. One aspect of the invention provides amplification reaction enhancer compositions comprising trehalose, carnitine, and a non-ionic detergent, such as NP40. These enhancer compositions can improve efficiency, specificity, and sensitivity of amplification reactions in conventional and real-time PCR and RT-PCR. In addition, these compositions permit nucleic acid amplification directly in crude samples containing blood, blood components, or soil extract with little or no nucleic acid extraction prior to amplification. Another aspect of the invention provides a method of enhancing an amplification reaction containing a crude blood sample with heparin. Another improvement derived from the invention is improved detection of difficult, high GC content nucleic acid targets.02-02-2012
20120028258RECEPTOR GENE SCREENING FOR DETECTING OR DIAGNOSING CANCER - Compositions and methods that use the body's natural secretory immune system in a new way against steroid hormone responsive tumors of the breast and prostate, as well as other glandular/mucus epithelial tissues such as colon, ovary, endometrium, kidney, bladder, stomach, pancreas and secretory pituitary gland are provided. Also provided are new ways of identifying carcinogenic, or potentially carcinogenic, bacteria in a tissue or body fluid to provide better anti-cancer therapies and preventatives than have been available previously.02-02-2012
20120028257Modified luciola cruciata luciferase gene and protein - A codon optimized and stabilized luciferase gene based upon the sequence of the natural luciferase gene isolated from 02-02-2012
20130196330Identifying Microparticles in a Plurality of Images to Perform Polynucleotide Sequencing - Performing sequencing of a polynucleotide. A first image of microparticles that are distributed in a random fashion on a substrate may be received. Each of the microparticles may include a plurality of similar oligonucleotides of the polynucleotide. A second image of the microparticles may be received. A plurality of first subportions of the first image may be determined. Each subportion may include a respective plurality of microparticles distributed in a random fashion. The second image may be analyzed to identify a plurality of second subportions in the second image. Each of the plurality of second subportions may correspond to a respective one of the plurality of first subportions. A plurality of the microparticles may be matched from the first and second images based on said analyzing. At least a portion of the sequence of nucleotides of the polynucleotide may be determined based on said matching.08-01-2013
20130196331CONSTITUTION OF TOOL FOR ANALYZING BIOMOLECULAR INTERACTION AND ANALYSIS METHOD USING SAME - A method for analyzing biomolecular interactions, which method can be carried out without performing affinity selection using an immobilized bait, is provided. mRNA portions of assignment molecules that interacted with each other are linked together by annealing via a DNA linker for linking mRNA portions of assignment molecules together, the DNA linker comprising, at the 5′-end, an mRNA-complementary region complementary to a sequence at the 5′-end of each mRNA portion, and, at the 3′-end, a self-complementary region complementary between molecules of the DNA linker, the DNA linker being phosphorylated at the 5′-end.08-01-2013
20130196332SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETECTING RNAS ALTERED BY CANCER IN PERIPHERAL BLOOD - Analyzing peripheral blood RNA populations presents an effective, accurate, minimally invasive method of determining a patient's cancer status. Using circulating free RNA of the genes disclosed herein, systems and methods are disclosed which can accurately identify cancer signatures in the patient blood samples.08-01-2013
20130196333SPLICE VARIANTS OF HUMAN IL-23 RECEPTOR (IL-23R) mRNA AND USE OF A DELTA 9 ISOFORM IN PREDICTING INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES - There is disclosed the cloning and identification of human IL-23R splice variants caused by alternative splicing of the IL-23R mRNA in human. Alternative mRNA forms occur through skipping one, multiple full exons or partial exons, within the IL-23R gene. A total of twenty-five (25) different IL-23R transcripts were identified. A novel exon deletion (exon 9) isoform in the interleukin 23 receptor is disclosed, denoted as Δ9. The present application also describes a quantitative assay to measure different IL-23R isoform. Detection of Δ9 isoform of IL-23R is predominantly present in colon and cervical tissues. A decrease in Δ9 is observed in inflamed colon tissues in Crohn's patients. There is disclosed a method of predicting Crohn's disease by measuring Δ9 isoform of IL-23R.08-01-2013
20130196334SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING THE PRESENCE OF A BIOLOGICAL STATUS USING CLUSTERING - A method for determining the presence of a biological entity. The method may include entering into a digital computer, at least a plurality of first input values associated with a first genetic element, a plurality of second input values associated with a second genetic element, and a plurality of third input values associated with a third genetic element associated with a plurality of samples. The method also includes determining a threshold value associated with the third genetic element, separating the samples using the threshold value into a first set of samples and a second set of samples, clustering the first set of samples in a feature space defined by the first genetic element and the second genetic element, defining a first boundary space using the first set of samples, and defining a second boundary space using the second set of samples.08-01-2013
20120040358Biomarker Panel for Diagnosis and Prediction of Graft Rejection - Methods are provided for monitoring a subject having a graft for an acute rejection (AR) response, e.g., to predict, to diagnose, and/or to characterize an AR response. In practicing the subject methods, the expression level of at least one gene in a sample from the subject, e.g., a blood or biopsy sample, is evaluated, e.g., at the nucleic acid and/or protein level, to monitor the subject. Also provided are compositions, systems, kits and computer program products that find use in practicing the subject methods. 02-16-2012
20120058483MITOCHONDRIAL MUTATIONS AND REARRANGEMENTS AS A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL FOR THE DETECTION OF SUN EXPOSURE, PROSTATE CANCER AND OTHER CANCERS - Mitochondrial DNA deletions useful for the detection of cancers and sun exposure are provided. In particular, methods and kits for detecting mitochondrial DNA deletions for the early detection, diagnosis and progression of prostate cancer, sun exposure and non-melonoma skin cancer are provided.03-08-2012
20130203062METHOD FOR DETECTING RHABDOMYOSARCOMA USING SAMPLE DERIVED FROM BODY FLUID - The present invention provides a method for detecting rhabdomyosarcoma comprising evaluating expression of at least one kind of miRNA selected from the group consisting of hsa-miR-1, hsa-miR-133a, hsa-miR-133b, and hsa-miR-206 in a sample. derived from body fluid.08-08-2013
20130203063Procedure for Structural Characterization of a Recombinant Polyclonal Protein or a Polyclonal Cell Line - The present invention provides a structural characterization platform that can be used to assess the stability of a polyclonal cell line during production, as well as batch-to-batch consistency of the final polyclonal products. The structural characterization platform is based on genetic analyses as well as protein characterization techniques that alone or in combination provides the necessary information to characterize the polyclonal cell line and final products. The collection of different homologous proteins to be analyzed with the platform techniques is for example a recombinant polyclonal antibody or a mixture of monoclonal antibodies.08-08-2013
20130203064NOVEL ALTERNATIVE SPLICING VARIANT OF OATP1B3 mRNA - [PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED]08-08-2013
20130203061METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ISOLATING, STORING, AND ANALYZING VESICLES - Provided herein are methods and systems for isolating, storing, and analyzing a vesicle from a sample The vesicle can be isolated using one or more lectins that bind to a vesicle One or more additional binding agents, such as a non lectin binding agent can also be used to isolate or analyze a vesicle08-08-2013
20120301887Gene Expression Profiling for the Identification, Monitoring, and Treatment of Prostate Cancer - A method is provided in various embodiments for determining a profile data set for a subject with prostate cancer or a condition related to prostate cancer based on a sample from the subject, wherein the sample provides a source of RNAs. The method includes using amplification for measuring the amount of RNA corresponding to at least 1 constituent from Table 1 and/or Table 8 in conjunction with PSA. The profile data set comprises the measure of each constituent, and amplification is performed under measurement conditions that are substantially repeatable.11-29-2012
20120077198Compositions And Methods For Cancer Testing - Methods and compositions which provide a gene expression-based prognostic signature of cancer relapse and prediction of metastatic cancer are described, and in particular methods to predict colorectal cancer (CRC) recurrence and chemosensitivity.03-29-2012
20130095494NMR SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE RAPID DETECTION OF ANALYTES - This invention features systems and methods for the detection of analytes, and their use in the treatment and diagnosis of disease.04-18-2013
20120082991DETECTION OF RNA-INTERACTING REGIONS IN DNA - The present invention provides methods and kits for detecting RNA-interacting regions in genomic DNA.04-05-2012
20120082990Recombinase Polymerase Amplification - This disclosure describes related novel methods for Recombinase-Polymerase Amplification (RPA) of a target DNA that exploit the properties of recombinase and related proteins, to invade double-stranded DNA with single stranded homologous DNA permitting sequence specific priming of DNA polymerase reactions. The disclosed methods have the advantage of not requiring thermocycling or thermophilic enzymes. Further, the improved processivity of the disclosed methods may allow amplification of DNA up to hundres of megabases in length.04-05-2012
20120094302MARKER FOR INDENTIFYING VARIETY/LINE OF PLANT OF THE GENUS SACCHARUM AND THE USE THEREOF - It is an object of the present invention to provide a method for identifying the variety/line of a plant of the genus 04-19-2012
20120094301Characterizing an allotypic phenotype of a subject - Methods, compositions, and kits relating to selecting a prophylactic or therapeutic antibody less likely to induce or aggravate an anti-antibody response in a subject administered the antibody. An antibody for administration to a subject may be selected to match, or at least more closely resemble, the allotypic phenotype of the subject's endogenous antibodies.04-19-2012
20120094300Bin1 as a Prognostic Marker in Cardiovascular Disease - The present disclosure provides methods involving use of BIN1 expression levels, in heart tissue, in evaluating the risk of a poor outcome in a patient diagnosed with congestive heart failure. The methods finds use in evaluating patients who are heart transplant candidates as well as in assessing therapy options and efficacy of treatment in congestive heart failure patients.04-19-2012
20120094299NUCLEOTIDE REPEAT EXPANSION-ASSOCIATED POLYPEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF - Isolated polypeptides that are endogenously expressed from nucleotide repeat expansions are disclosed. In some cases, the polypeptides include polypeptide repeats. In some cases, the polypeptide repeats include at least five contiguous repeats of a single amino acid. In other cases, the repeats include at least six contiguous amino acids of a tetra- or penta-amino acid repeat block.04-19-2012
20120094298NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION WITH INTEGRATED MULTIPLEX DETECTION - A method mediated with in-vitro transcription (“IVT”) which permits miniaturization of multiplexed DNA and RNA analysis, and in which elongation-mediated multiplexed analysis of polymorphisms (eMAP®) is used as the analysis step, is described. Also described is a method mediated with IVT is for selecting a designated strand from T7-tagged double stranded DNA: wherein, the selected strand forms the template for RNA synthesis. In one embodiment, double stranded DNA incorporating the T7 (or other) promoter sequence at the 3′ end or the 5′end is produced, for example, by amplification of genomic DNA using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Also disclosed are nested PCR designs permitting allele analysis in combination with strand selection by IVT. Further, in one embodiment of a homogeneous format for transcription-mediated amplification and multiplexed detection (which may be particularly suited for viral or pathogen detection), encoded microparticles display “looped” capture probe configurations permitting the generation of a signal upon capture of RNA product and real-time assay monitoring.04-19-2012
20120094297Method For Producing Protein - The present invention relates to a recombinant host cell, wherein the cell is modified to increase the expression levels of Ero1 and XBP1 relative to the expression levels of Ero1 and XBP1 in an unmodified cell. The present invention also relates to a method of producing a recombinant protein of interest comprising expressing the recombinant protein of interest in the recombinant host cell.04-19-2012
20120094296ENZYME PREPARATION CONTAINING THERMOSTABLE DNA POLYMERASE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND METHOD FOR DETECTING SUBJECT ORGANISM TO BE DETECTED - Disclosed is a thermostable DNA polymerase preparation which can illimitably reduce the risk of false positivity in the detection of a subject microorganism utilizing a gene amplification reaction and therefore enables the selective amplification of DNA for detecting the subject microorganism even when the amount of the subject microorganism is small and therefore the amount of DNA collected therefrom is extremely small, and can be produced at a reduced cost. Also disclosed is a method for quantifying or quantifying/identifying a subject organism to be detected rapidly, conveniently and with high sensitivity using the preparation of the present invention.04-19-2012
20120094295NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE DIAGNOSTIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE - The invention generally provides diagnostics that employ biomarkers altered in neurodegenerative disease, as well as methods for the use of such markers in monitoring disease progression and identifying agents useful for the treatment of a neurodegenerative disease.04-19-2012
20120094294BMS1 PROTEIN EXPRESSION SYSTEM - Eukaryotic cells having upregulated BMS1 genes and a nucleotide sequence encoding a recombinant protein or fragment for the production of such proteins or fragments are provided.04-19-2012
20130210019HELICASE DEPENDENT ISOTHERMAL AMPLIFICATION USING NICKING ENZYMES - The present invention relates to a method for amplifying a template nucleic acid, wherein the method comprises amplifying said template nucleic acid using the helicase dependent amplification (HDA) reaction in the presence of a nicking endonuclease, and wherein said template nucleic acid comprises a sequence recognized by said nicking endonuclease or a sequence recognized by said nicking endonuclease is introduced into the template nucleic acid during the HDA reaction. The invention further pertains to a kit for amplifying a nucleic acid, comprising a nicking endonuclease, a helicase and a DNA polymerase.08-15-2013
20130210013REAL TIME GENE EXPRESSION PROFILING - The invention relates to methods of monitoring the amplification of one or more nucleic acid sequences of interest. More particularly, the invention relates to methods of monitoring the amplification of sequences of interest in real time. The methods disclosed herein provide methods for monitoring the amplification of one sequence or two or more sequences from a single sample, as well as methods for monitoring the amplification of one or more than one sequence from two or more samples. The monitoring methods of the invention permit improved determination of the abundance of one or more target nucleic acids, especially target RNA species, in one or more original samples.08-15-2013
20130210018Polymer Particle - A particle [08-15-2013
20130210016NUCLEIC ACID DETECTION AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS METHODS AND SYSTEMS - Provided herein are methods and systems for loop-mediated isothermal amplification of target polynucleotides on a sample without sample preparation. Methods and systems herein described also allow detection of cells and in particular bacterial cells on an untreated sample comprising the cells, and allow in some embodiments specific detection of bacterial cells such as 08-15-2013
20130210017MARKERS FOR DETERMINING CHONDROCYTES - A method of determining identity, purity and/or potency of chondrocytes in vitro includes a) isolating and, optionally, culturing chondrocytes from a biological sample, and b) determining gene expression of at least one marker in the chondrocytes selected from the group consisting of FLT-1, IL-1beta, BSP-2, and type I collagen.08-15-2013
20130210020SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING THE AMPLIFICATION AND DISSOCIATION BEHAVIOR OF DNA MOLECULES - The present invention relates to systems and methods for monitoring the amplification of DNA molecules and the dissociation behavior of the DNA molecules. The present invention in one embodiment provides a system that includes a microfluidic channel comprising a PCR processing zone and an HRTm analysis zone; and an image sensor having a first image sensor region having a first field of view and a second image sensor region having a second field of view, wherein the second field of view is different than the first field of view, wherein at least a portion of the PCR processing zone is within the first field of view; and at least a portion of the HRTm analysis zone is within the second field of view.08-15-2013
20130210021Isolated Staphylococcus Pseudolugdunensis - Disclosed is an isolated strain of a previously unknown 08-15-2013
20130210014METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE PROGNOSIS AND THERAPEUTIC RESPONSE IN CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA (CLL) PATIENTS - The present invention is based on the seminal discovery that using next generation sequencing, PCR or the like, one of skill in the art can determine the prognosis for or predict responsiveness to a particular therapeutic regimen in a subject diagnosed with CLL.08-15-2013