Genomic & Biopharma News

St. Jude gene therapy offers hope for infants with 'bubble boy' disease
Early evidence suggests that gene therapy developed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will lead to broad protection for infants with the devastating immune disorder X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency disorder.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-12-11 09:43:36

Air pollution exposure before or after conception linked to increased risk of birth defects in children
Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk of their children being born with birth defects, such as cleft lip or palate or abnormal hearts.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-12-11 09:31:27

Children born to women with rheumatoid arthritis have increased risk for chronic diseases
New research reveals that children born to women with rheumatoid arthritis face an increased susceptibility for certain chronic diseases. The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, should be used to increase awareness among pediatricians and general practitioners.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-12-11 09:17:28

Soy foods, cruciferous vegetables may reduce breast cancer treatment’s side effects
Consuming soy foods (such as soy milk, tofu and edamame) and cruciferous vegetables (such as cabbages, kale, collard greens, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli) may be associated with a reduction in common side effects of breast cancer treatment in breast cancer survivors, say a team of scientists led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-12-11 09:06:14

Postdoctoral Training Fellow – Computational Biology
We are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative Postdoctoral Fellow with experience in computational biology/bioinformatics. Our lab seeks to understand gene function and to characterise gene expression...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-12-11 09:00:58

Researchers establish function of lncRNA in skin development and disease
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered how unusually long pieces of RNA work in skin cells. The RNA pieces, called “long non-coding RNAs” or “lncRNAs,” help skin cells modulate connective tissue proteins, like collagen, and could represent novel therapeutic targets to promote skin repair. In a recent Frontiers Genetics study, ...
lncRNA Research and Industry News, 2017-12-11 09:00:33

Exosomes transfer specific miRNA that enhance the aggressiveness of glioblastoma
Tumor-stromal communications impact tumorigenesis in ways that are incompletely understood. Here researchers from the MD Anderson Cancer Center show that Glioma Associated-human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (GA-hMSCs), a newly identified stromal component of glioblastoma, release exosomes that increase the proliferation and clonogenicity of tumor-initiating Glioma Stem-like Cells (GSCs). This event leads to a significantly greater tumor ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-12-11 09:00:05

New genetic model identified for predicting outcomes in patients with primary myelofibrosis
A group of investigators from Mayo Clinic and multiple academic research centers in Italy have identified a genetic model for predicting outcomes in patients with primary myelofibrosis who are 70 years or younger and candidates for stem cell transplant to treat their disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-12-11 08:02:31

Research shows that e-cigarettes serve as gateway to traditional smoking
Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape, according to new University of Pittsburgh research.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-12-11 08:01:30