Genomic & Biopharma News

A “coding” long non-coding RNA
from Genetic Engineering News Although long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are by definition noncoding, they are known to encode disproportionately short molecules—mere polypeptides, not proteins. Whether these polypeptides matter very much is another question. They could represent nothing more than transcriptional noise, or they could be—as a new study suggests—functionally relevant. In the new study, scientists ...
lncRNA Research and Industry News, 2017-02-09 12:35:38

Pfizer to close Australia plant, whack 89 jobs
Pfizer to close Australia plant, whack 89 jobs epalmer Thu, 02/09/2017 - 07:29
Fierce Pharma, 2017-02-09 12:29:35

Exosome isolation using ultracentrifugation
In the outpatient clinic and in the laboratory our current research studies aim at understanding the mechanisms of release and clearance and the biological functions of exosomes and membrane particles in the plasma of individuals who develop emphysema, a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease characterized by enlargement of airspaces and loss of alveoli.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 12:27:00

The role of pancreatic cancer-derived exosomes in cancer progress and their potential application as biomarkers
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers, with dismal prognosis due to its poor early detection rate and high metastatic rate. Thus, elucidation of the molecular mechanisms accounting for its metastasis and discovery of competent biomarkers is required. Exosomes are multivesicular body-derived small extracellular vesicles released by various cell types that serve as ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-02-09 12:23:58

Using RNA-Seq to look beyond the brain in Parkinson’s disease
from BMC Series Blog by Anna Clark Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, neurodegenerative disorder that affects 1% of the population over the age of 60. PD is considered to be a movement disorder; the cardinal signs of the disease – tremor, rigidity and Bradykinesia (slowness of movement) – result from degeneration of dopaminergic neurons ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-02-09 12:14:44

Japanese scientists discover new potential treatment for septic shock
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition due to excessive immune responses to infection that damages the patient's own tissues and organs.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 11:23:32

Novo Nordisk backs Denmark’s bid to host EMA post-Brexit
Novo Nordisk backs Denmark’s bid to host EMA post-Brexit nick.paul.taylor Thu, 02/09/2017 - 06:04
Fierce Biotech, 2017-02-09 11:04:42

NICE backs targeted breast cancer therapy
Cost regulators for National Health Service treatments in England and Wales are backing controlled use of targeted breast cancer radiotherapy treatment alongside further research.
PharmaTimes, 2017-02-09 11:03:01

‘Smokeless Doesn't Mean Harmless’ effort fails to provide much-needed information on product risks
Last spring, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled a $36 million ad campaign focused on the dangers of smokeless tobacco use among rural teens.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 10:59:40