Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers provide “benchmark” amid changing breast cancer screening guidelines
Different professional organizations and societies continue to disagree over the best time to start and discontinue breast cancer screening, as well as what the optimal interval time should be between mammograms.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-12 12:40:52

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force supports Prostate Cancer Screening in men aged 55–69
The Men's Health Network (MHN) is positive on the most recent recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The task force states that the choice of whether to be screened or not for prostate cancer depends on the men.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-12 12:29:00

New RNA-seq approaches for the study of bacterial pathogens
Understanding how bacteria cause disease requires knowledge of which genes are expressed and how they are regulated during infection. While RNA-seq is now a routine method for gene expression analysis in bacterial pathogens, the past years have also witnessed a surge of novel RNA-seq based approaches going beyond standard mRNA profiling. These include variations of ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-04-12 12:17:31

Conscious sedation is viable option to general anesthesia for TAVR, UCLA study finds
UCLA scientists have found that conscious sedation -; a type of anesthesia in which patients remain awake but are sleepy and pain-free -; is a safe and viable option to general anesthesia for people undergoing a minimally invasive heart procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-12 12:14:55

Perspectives of long non-coding RNAs in cancer
A recent advance in transcriptomics has spawned the ‘Decade of non-coding RNAs’ by potentiating the growing numbers of long non-coding RNA in cancer. LncRNA involvement in cancer denotes its significance beyond our perception as they participate in tumor suppression and promoting oncogenesis, which raises them as a mighty class of effectors or regulators. Aberrantly expressed ...
lncRNA Research and Industry News, 2017-04-12 12:07:41

Gut Microbes Contribute to Age-Associated Inflammation in Mice
A mouse study reveals a causal link between changes in intestinal microbiota and increasing inflammation as the rodents age.
The Scientist, 2017-04-12 12:00:00

3D-printed models provide cost-efficient tool to improve practical experience for surgeons
Cher Zhao recently had the rare opportunity to practice skills belonging to the most advanced surgeons: reconstructive cartilage grafting.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-12 11:59:52

Extracellular vesicles – a promising avenue for the detection and treatment of infectious diseases?
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) have gained increasing attention as novel disease biomarkers and as promising therapeutic agents. These cell-derived, phospholipid-based particles are present in many – if not all – physiological fluids. They have been shown to govern several physiological processes, such as cell-cell communication, but also to be involved in pathological conditions, for example tumour ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-04-12 11:59:15

CAFÉ – assembling high-confidence coding and noncoding transcriptome maps
The advent of high-throughput RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) has led to the discovery of unprecedentedly immense transcriptomes encoded by eukaryotic genomes. However, the transcriptome maps are still incomplete partly because they were mostly reconstructed based on RNA-seq reads that lack their orientations (known as unstranded reads) and certain boundary information. Methods to expand the usability of ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-04-12 11:48:44