Genomic & Biopharma News

Combination of genetics and experience gives each individual a unique sense of smell, study finds
Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have shown that receptors in the noses of mice exposed to certain smells during life are different to genetically similar mice that lived without those smells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-25 12:32:59

LIEA RNA-seq – Low-cost, Low-bias and Low-input RNA-seq with High Experimental Verifiability
Low-input RNA-seq is powerful to represent the gene expression profiles with limited number of cells, especially when single-cell variations are not the aim. However, pre-amplification-based and molecule index-based library construction methods boost bias or require higher throughput. Here researchers at Jinan University demonstrate a simple, low-cost, low-bias and low-input RNA-seq with ion torrent semiconductor sequencing ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-04-25 12:25:10

Methylcellulose-based method for visualization of exosomes
Synthetic and naturally occurring lipid-rich nanoparticles are of wide ranging importance in biomedicine. They include liposomes, bicelles, nanodiscs, exosomes and virus particles. The quantitative study of these particles requires methods for high-resolution visualization of the whole population. One powerful imaging method is cryo-EM of vitrified samples, but this is technically demanding, requires specialized equipment, provides ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-04-25 12:08:37

Combination of aerobics and resistance exercises drastically improve brain health in older adults, reports study
The British Journal of Sports Medicine has published online the most complete review of the available evidence to date, that a combination of aerobics and resistance exercises can drastically improve brain health in adults over 50 years, irrespective of the current brain health status of the individual.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-25 12:08:26

Circassia defends allergy flops as business reboot continues
Circassia defends allergy flops as business reboot continues nptaylor Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:01
Fierce Biotech, 2017-04-25 12:01:27

U.S. Army can't add a pricing safeguard to Sanofi's Zika vaccine license, official says
U.S. Army can't add a pricing safeguard to Sanofi's Zika vaccine license, official says esagonowsky Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:01
Fierce Pharma, 2017-04-25 12:01:06

Study finds significant decrease in cardiovascular diseases among individuals with diabetes
The incidence of cardiovascular diseases in Sweden has decreased sharply since the late 1990s. These are the findings of a study from Sahlgrenska Academy which included almost three million adult Swedes. In relative terms, the biggest winners are persons with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-25 11:59:21

RNA-Seq sheds new light on the broad spectrum of action of polyadenylation on gene expression
Polyadenylation is thought to be involved in the degradation and quality control of bacterial RNAs but relatively few examples have been investigated. Researchers at the CNRS used a combination of 5΄-tagRACE and RNA-seq to analyze the total RNA content from a wild-type strain and from a poly(A)polymerase deleted mutant. A total of 178 transcripts were ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-04-25 11:53:49

Mayo Clinic study shows surgery could more than double life expectancy for kidney cancer patients
Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that surgery could more than double life expectancy for many patients with late-stage kidney cancer, giving them anywhere from two to almost 10 years more than they'd have without the surgery.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-25 11:16:12