Genomic & Biopharma News

Study identifies protein as potential therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer
A protein known as arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) may be a potential therapeutic target for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, the most common type of pancreatic cancer, and one of the most deadliest with a less than 10 percent, five-year survival rate.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-29 01:51:37

Novel X-ray sensor opens new doors for high-precision medical imaging and radiotherapy
Using a tiny device known as an optical antenna, researchers have created an X-ray sensor that is integrated onto the end of an optical fiber just a few tens of microns in diameter.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-29 01:46:00

Hospital grading system may put too much weight on wrong things, study finds
When a child brings home a report card from school, part of their grade comes from how often they made it to class or turned in homework. But the larger part comes from how they did on tests, in class and on take-home assignments. In other words, how much they've learned, or how hard they're trying.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-29 01:39:12

Early use of marijuana can impact physical and mental health
With new legislation imminent in Canada, marijuana is a hot topic these days. Those who smoke it may be cheering. Those who've never tried it may be thinking, why not? And those looking to make a business out of it are grappling with how to navigate a challenging product.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-29 01:26:00

New research finds that statins may have potential role in lowering risk of venous thromboembolism
Further evidence has been found by Universities of Leicester and Bristol researchers to suggest statins could "significantly reduce" the occurrence of blood clotting in certain parts of the body.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-29 01:22:28

Chinese researchers apply new modeling method to improve acoustic simulations in HIFU therapy
High-intensity focused ultrasound is a breakthrough therapeutic technique used to treat tumors. The principle of this noninvasive, targeted treatment is much like that of focusing sunlight through a lens, using an ultrasonic transducer like a convex lens to concentrate ultrasound into a small focal region.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-29 01:14:21

TSRI scientists develop novel method to analyze glycan shield on HIV’s glycoprotein
HIV is a master of disguise. The virus uses a shield of sugar molecules, called glycans, to hide from the immune system and block antibodies from attacking it.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-29 00:52:42

City of Hope researchers to highlight basic cancer research and population studies at AACR meeting
City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center, will highlight a variety of basic research and population studies at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., April 1 to 5.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-29 00:44:43

Molecular biology: Drug stalls protein translation

Nature, 2017-03-29 00:00:00