Genomic & Biopharma News

Protective effect of ER-beta more pronounced in breast cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy
It is known from previous research that the ER-beta estrogen receptor often has a protective effect. A new study from Lund University in Sweden has found that this effect is more pronounced in patients that undergo chemotherapy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-15 13:10:13

Later high school start times linked to positive outcomes among teens
A review of the scientific literature by a workgroup composed of representatives from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sleep Research Society, and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine found that later high school start times are associated with positive outcomes among teens, including longer weekday sleep durations and reduced vehicular accident rates.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-15 13:03:59

Identification of a serum circulating lncRNA panel for the diagnosis and recurrence prediction of bladder cancer
Accumulating evidence indicates that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in tumorigenesis and progression. Researchers from Shandong University aimed to identify a panel of lncRNAs for the diagnosis and recurrence prediction in bladder cancer (BC). The expression of 13 candidate lncRNAs was investigated in 80 BC and matched adjacent normal tissues via quantitative real-time ...
lncRNA Research and Industry News, 2016-12-15 13:01:20

Endurance runners' brains have greater functional connectivity, research shows
If you're thinking about taking up running as your New Year's resolution and still need some convincing, consider this: MRI scans reveal that endurance runners' brains have greater functional connectivity than the brains of more sedentary individuals.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-15 12:58:10

Common bacterium that causes gum infections may trigger rheumatoid arthritis
Investigators at Johns Hopkins report they have new evidence that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory "autoimmune" response characteristic of chronic, joint-destroying rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-15 12:52:46

Multifunctional RNA nanoparticles could overcome treatment resistance in breast cancer, study shows
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine have been able to generate multifunctional RNA nanoparticles that could overcome treatment resistance in breast cancer, potentially making existing treatments more effective in these patients.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-15 12:45:33

TIMPs – versatile extracellular regulators in cancer
A compelling long-term goal of cancer biology is to understand the crucial players during tumorigenesis in order to develop new interventions. Here, University of Toronto researchers review how the four non-redundant tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) regulate the pericellular proteolysis of a vast range of matrix and cell surface proteins, generating simultaneous effects on tumour ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2016-12-15 12:44:43

People with protein in urine more likely to develop memory problems, dementia
People who have protein in their urine, which is a sign of kidney problems, may also be more likely to later develop problems with thinking and memory skills or even dementia, according to a meta-analysis published in the December 14, 2016, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-15 12:39:12

CRUK research arm starts first-in-class Bicycle Therapeutics trial in cancer
CRUK research arm starts first-in-class Bicycle Therapeutics trial in cancer badams Thu, 12/15/2016 - 07:37
Fierce Biotech, 2016-12-15 12:37:05