Genomic & Biopharma News

MSC-Derived Exosomes for Cell-Free Therapy
Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation is undergoing extensive evaluation as a cellular therapy in human clinical trials. Because MSCs are easily isolated and amenable to culture expansion in vitro there is a natural desire to test MSCs in many diverse clinical indications. This is exemplified by the rapidly expanding literature base that includes many in vivo ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-03-16 12:02:07

Unstructured Proteins Help Tardigrades Survive Desiccation
Proteins with unstable 3-D structures help the microscopic animals withstand drying.
The Scientist, 2017-03-16 12:00:00

Study: ‘No-fat’ or ‘no-sugar’ label on packaging rarely reflect actual nutritional quality of food
Terms such as no-fat or no-sugar, low-fat or reduced-salt on food packaging may give consumers a sense of confidence before they purchase, but these claims rarely reflect the actual nutritional quality of the food, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-16 11:55:43

“RNA sequencing alone wouldn’t have convinced me”
Researchers find some neurons in the autistic brain preferentially express the copy of a gene inherited from one parent over the other. Many researchers have assumed that most cells express both copies of a gene equally. Studies in cultured cells suggest this might not always be the case. The new study is the first to ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-03-16 11:32:39

2017 Salary Survey Now Open
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The Scientist, 2017-03-16 11:00:00

Proper support can help mothers overcome challenges in breastfeeding process
Studies have shown both the benefits of breast milk and the risks of not breastfeeding babies. But the breastfeeding process can be frustrating and daunting for some mothers and their newborns.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-16 10:58:39

Study reveals mechanisms behind increased risk of thrombosis in patients with malignant brain tumours
Patients with malignant brain tumours have an increased risk of thrombosis. Up until now we did not understand the mechanisms behind this.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-16 10:48:25

Malnutrition and obesity may reshape obstetrical difficulties experienced by women
A new article explores how the double burden of malnutrition and the global obesity epidemic may be reshaping obstetrical difficulties experienced by women.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-16 10:43:05

AZ’ Lynparza hits targets in ovarian cancer trial
AstraZeneca has unveiled data from a late-stage trial showing that Lynparza improved progression free survival (PFS) in patients with a certain form of ovarian cancer when used in the maintenance setting.
PharmaTimes, 2017-03-16 10:24:51