Genomic & Biopharma News

CIDR – Ultrafast and accurate clustering through imputation for single-cell RNA-Seq data
Most existing dimensionality reduction and clustering packages for single-cell RNA-Seq (scRNA-Seq) data deal with dropouts by heavy modelling and computational machinery. Here researchers from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute introduce CIDR (Clustering through Imputation and Dimensionality Reduction), an ultrafast algorithm which uses a novel yet very simple ‘implicit imputation’ approach to alleviate the impact ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-02-09 10:00:55

Clusterization in head and neck squamous carcinomas based on lncRNA expression
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as key players in a remarkably variety of biological processes and pathologic conditions, including cancer. Next-generation sequencing technologies and bioinformatics procedures predict the existence of tens of thousands of lncRNAs, from which we know the functions of only a handful of them, and very little is known in cancer ...
lncRNA Research and Industry News, 2017-02-09 10:00:38

Giving the messages from fat cells a positive spin to prevent diabetes
Losing weight through surgical approaches appears to reset chemical messages that fat cells send Children’s National Health System Losing weight appears to reset the chemical messages that fat cells send to other parts of the body that otherwise would encourage the development of Type 2 diabetes, substantially reducing the risk of that disease, a team ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-02-09 10:00:35

Study explores links between genetic susceptibility and heterogeneous phenotypes of lymphedema
Each year, about 1.38 million women worldwide are diagnosed with breast cancer. Advances in diagnosis and treatment have facilitated a 90-percent, five-year survival rate, among those treated.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 09:37:05

False positive result causes women to delay subsequent screening mammogram, study finds
Women who had a false positive result from a screening mammogram were more likely to delay or forgo their subsequent screening mammogram than women who had a true negative result.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 09:29:49

Scientists develop computer models to predict mutations’ effect on pairs of proteins
According to new research, the key to a successful, long-term relationship is for each partner to adapt to the other's changes over time.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 09:18:08

Epinomics teams up with Parker’s I-O Institute for biomarker work
Epinomics teams up with Parker’s I-O Institute for biomarker work badams Thu, 02/09/2017 - 04:15
Fierce Biotech, 2017-02-09 09:15:33

Whole grain consumption increases calorie loss and metabolism, study suggests
A new study suggests that substituting whole grains for refined grains in the diet increases calorie loss by reducing calories retained during digestion and speeding up metabolism.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 07:51:33

Simple blood test may be accurate in differentiating between Parkinson's disease and APDs
A simple blood test may be as accurate as a spinal fluid test when trying to determine whether symptoms are caused by Parkinson's disease or another atypical parkinsonism disorder, according to a new study published in the February 8, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 07:42:51