Genomic & Biopharma News

Will he stay or will he go? Crunch time approaches for FDA's Califf
Will he stay or will he go? Crunch time approaches for FDA's Califf phil Thu, 12/01/2016 - 09:28
Fierce Biotech, 2016-12-01 14:28:12

MSHS introduces DigniCap scalp cooling system to reduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss
The Mount Sinai Health System announced the launch of the DigniCap scalp cooling system, which was recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reduce the likelihood of chemotherapy-induced hair loss in women with breast cancer, in three of its cancer center locations.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-01 13:20:55

How old is your heart?
There have been a number of ways to measure the biological health and age of your heart, which has been done conventionally in the past. Blood pressure is one indicator. Other risk indicators include family history of heart disease, level of cholesterol and exercise testing, where you can get heart rate...
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-01 13:17:00

Long intergenic non-coding RNA expression signature in human breast cancer
Breast cancer is a complex disease, characterized by gene deregulation. There is less systematic investigation of the capacity of long intergenic non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs) as biomarkers associated with breast cancer pathogenesis or several clinicopathological variables including receptor status and patient survival. Researchers at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center designed a two-stage study, including 1,000 breast ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2016-12-01 13:00:51

Silencing of long non-coding RNA SBDSP1 suppresses tumor growth and invasion
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play critical roles in tumor development and progression. This study was undertaken to examine the expression and biological functions of a novel lncRNA SBDSP1 in colorectal cancer (CRC). Researchers from the Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center used Quantitative real-time PCR analysis to measure the expression of SBDSP1 in CRC tissues and ...
lncRNA Research and Industry News, 2016-12-01 12:40:10

Online program for insomnia can improve amount and quality of sleep
An online program designed to help people overcome insomnia significantly improves both the amount and quality of sleep, a new study has found.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-01 12:31:16

IBM unveils Watson for drug R&D, teams with Pfizer on oncology
IBM unveils Watson for drug R&D, teams with Pfizer on oncology aalidrus Thu, 12/01/2016 - 07:22
Fierce Biotech, 2016-12-01 12:22:22

circRNAs more abundant in exosomes than cells
Recent studies have shown that circular RNAs (circRNAs) are abundant, widely expressed in mammals, and can display cell-type specific expression. However, how production of circRNAs is regulated and their precise biological function remains largely unknown. To study how circRNAs might be regulated during colorectal cancer progression, researchers from Vanderbilt University used three isogenic colon cancer ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2016-12-01 12:20:23

Liverpool-led research consortium aims to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV
Researchers from the University of Liverpool's Institute of Translational Medicine have been awarded a grant of up to US$ 8.9 million (GBP £5.8m) to lead a multinational research consortium that aims to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-01 12:18:16