Genomic & Biopharma News

MRE technique detects tumor stiffness to enable non-invasive surgical planning
Important steps in planning tumor surgery include identifying borders between tumor and healthy tissue and assessing the tumor stiffness, e.g. hard and calcified or soft and pliant.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-27 11:57:01

Body shaming may contribute to increased health risks
Body shaming is a pervasive form of prejudice, found in cyber bullying, critiques of celebrities' appearances, at work and school, and in public places for everyday Americans.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-27 11:17:18

New gene therapy for Pompe disease may replace currently available treatments
After decades investigating a rare, life-threatening condition that cripples the muscles, Duke Health researchers have developed a gene therapy they hope could enhance or even replace the only FDA-approved treatment currently available to patients.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-27 10:58:14

Researchers uncover how brain circuit elicits hunger responses during starvation
The human body responds to starving conditions, such as famine, to promote the chance of survival. It reduces energy expenditure by stopping heat production and promotes feeding behavior.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-27 10:27:26

Lundbeck inks deal for BBB-crossing shark antibody assets
Lundbeck inks deal for BBB-crossing shark antibody assets nick.paul.taylor Fri, 01/27/2017 - 05:07
Fierce Biotech, 2017-01-27 10:07:33

Of the RNAs expressed at different levels in the autism brains, 60 are long non-coding RNAs
from Spectrum News by Nicholette Zeliadt The brains of people with autism show a distinct molecular signature, according to the largest-yet postmortem study of people with the condition1. The signature reflects alterations in how genes are pieced together and expressed. The findings confirm and extend those from two smaller studies of autism brains — one ...
lncRNA Research and Industry News, 2017-01-27 10:00:49

Circulating Biomarkers World Congress 2017
Select Biosciences, Inc. Fourth Annual Circulating Biomarkers World Congress 2017 brings together the most up-to-date technologies and advances in this expanding and evolving field.  Our coverage in this conference focuses on the various classes of circulating biomarkers: Extracellular Vesicles (EVs): Exosomes and Microvesicles Circulating Nucleic Acids: Circulating Cell-Free DNA, Circulating RNAs Circulating Rare Cells in ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-01-27 10:00:48

Spring School for RNA-seq Sequence Analysis
May 15th – 19th, 2017 at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Learn how to apply computational tools to genomic sequencing data, and gain practical knowledge of genome browser and data analysis tools for RNA sequencing using real-life data sets. Topics include: Introduction to Scientific Computing, including Unix, Scripting and Python Overview of ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-01-27 10:00:40

Sound waves produce whirlpool that can capture disease-signaling nanoparticles
Mechanical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a tiny whirlpool that can concentrate nanoparticles using nothing but sound. The innovation could gather proteins and other biological structures from blood, urine or saliva samples for future diagnostic devices.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-27 09:58:48