STI is pleased to be working with UOHI
and its partners British Columbia's Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and New Brunswick's Horizon Health Network on extending tobacco treatment excellence and helping more Canadians get the help they need to quit smoking," said Bill Adams, GM of STI.
Roberts and his team at UOHI
have made a number of groundbreaking discoveries that may soon lead to more effective, personalized treatments aimed at preventing heart disease," said Kevin King, president of Affymetrix.
And now we can put our finger on just how the weight-loss gene is activated," said Alexandre Stewart, PhD, principal investigator of the Ruddy Canadian Cardiovascular Genetics Research Centre, UOHI.
The UOHI research is expected to lead to the development of therapies to fuel ACLS5 activity in people.
Details of the latest UOHI discovery were published online in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (http://www.
Other UOHI scientists are exploring blood vessel formation at the molecular level.
Techniques to rebuild blood vessels are also part of a large, diverse UOHI program in cellular and molecular research.
Researchers at UOHI identified two SNPs (pronounced snips): rs10757274 and rs2383206 SNP stands for single nucleotide polymorphism, a common DNA sequence variation.
UOHI employs the Affymetrix GeneChip(R), to process massive amounts of miniature arrays and identify genes.