Genomic & Biopharma News

CircRNA_000203 enhances the expression of fibrosis-associated genes by derepressing targets of miR-26b-5p, Col1a2 and CTGF, in cardiac fibroblasts

Nature, 2017-01-12 00:00:00

Blocking DNA-repairing protein could help beat glioblastoma
Blocking DNA-repairing protein could help beat glioblastoma aalidrus Wed, 01/11/2017 - 15:51
Fierce Biotech, 2017-01-11 20:51:07

Scientists discover gene that may open new door to developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease
Scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have identified a gene that may provide a new starting point for developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 18:12:00

Catching CRISPR in action: First all-atom simulation of genome editing in action
Scientists have performed the first all-atom molecular dynamics simulations of Cas9-catalyzed DNA cleavage in action. The simulations shed light on the process of Cas9 genome editing and helped resolve controversies about specific aspects of the cutting.
ScienceDaily, 2017-01-11 18:11:05

New Drug Formulary Will Help Expedite Use of Agents in Clinical Trials
NCI Formulary could ultimately translate into speeding the availability of more-effective treatment options to patients with cancer.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-01-11 18:00:00

Resistance-based interval training can improve blood vessel function, study shows
Just one session of interval weight-training can improve the risk of Type 2 diabetes complications, according to a UBC Okanagan study. This is encouraging news for those starting the New Year with good intentions.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 17:49:36

Trump to pharma: You're 'getting away with murder,' and I'm the one to stop it
Trump to pharma: You're 'getting away with murder,' and I'm the one to stop it esagonowsky Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:46
Fierce Pharma, 2017-01-11 17:46:05

UCM scientists design biosensor capable of detecting cancer autoantibodies at early stages
Before a malignant tumor is developed, the immune system tries to fight against proteins that are altered during their formation, producing certain cancer antibodies.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 17:37:13

Engineered E. coli bacteria can help detect environmentally relevant concentrations of EDCs
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been implicated in the development of obesity, diabetes and cancer and are found in a wide array of products including pesticides, plastics and pharmaceuticals.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 17:28:25