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Virus Discovery Could Impact HIV Drug Research

November 20, 2014 12:23 pm | News | Comments

A research team has unlocked the structure of an unusual virus that lives in volcanic hot springs. Read more...                         

New Laser Therapy Helps Slow Macular Degeneration

November 19, 2014 9:36 am | News | Comments

This new faster laser did not result in damage to the retina. Read more...   ...

New Insight Into Cells Could Lead to Better Drugs

November 19, 2014 9:11 am | News | Comments

Researchers investigated how different types of immune cells communicate with each other – and...

Method Developed for Detecting Tumor-Causing Mutations in Saliva

November 17, 2014 1:18 pm | News | Comments

Current methods to screen for lung cancer mutations in plasma or blood are complicated,...

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Statins Reverse Learning Disabilities Caused By Genetic Disorder

November 17, 2014 1:08 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered that statins reverse the learning disabilities caused by a genetic disorder. Read more...                        

A New Approach to Fighting Leukemia

November 17, 2014 9:50 am | News | Comments

Leukemia treatments are often limited by the fact that the cancer cells can adapt to resist drugs. Read more...                         

New Insight Into Common Cause of Blindness

November 14, 2014 10:44 am | News | Comments

Scientists identified an important new factor behind one of the major causes of blindness. Read more...                           

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DNA 'Blind Spots' May Hide Cancer Causing Mistakes

November 14, 2014 9:27 am | News | Comments

Scientists have found more than 400 ‘blind spots’ in DNA which could hide cancer-causing gene faults. Read more...                         

Discovery Opens Up Possibility of Slowing Cancer Spread

November 12, 2014 8:59 am | News | Comments

Researchers found a potential candidate that can inhibit the spread of cancer cells throughout the body. Read more...                        

Classifications of Gene Mutations in Children's Cancer May Lead to Better Treatments

November 10, 2014 2:02 pm | News | Comments

Oncology researchers studying gene mutations in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma are refining their diagnostic tools to predict which patients are more likely to respond to drugs. Read more...          

Scientists Find Protein That Could Improve Cancer Therapies

November 10, 2014 12:41 pm | News | Comments

UCLA scientists have discovered that a protein usually linked to rare neurological disorders is also associated with head and neck cancer. Read more...                  

Researchers Discover Promising Strategy for Fighting HIV

November 7, 2014 9:31 am | by B.D. Colen, Harvard University | News | Comments

Researchers used a relatively new gene-editing technique to create what could prove to be an effective technique for blocking HIV from invading and destroying patients’ immune systems. Read more...           

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Startup's Technology Could Improve Cancer Drug Development

November 4, 2014 12:59 pm | News | Comments

Officials at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation said their technology could help pharmaceutical companies find more effective drug candidates and improve the results of personalized cancer care. Read more...    

First Human Clinical Trial of 'C dots' Highlights Safety

October 31, 2014 2:14 pm | News | Comments

A first clinical trial of these ultrasmall, multifunctional particles has deemed them safe for humans and cleared easily by the body. Read more...                   

Synthetic Lethality Offers New Approach to Kill Tumor Cells

October 31, 2014 1:51 pm | News | Comments

A recent approach to treat cancer called synthetic lethality takes advantage of genetic alterations in cancer cells that make them more susceptible to certain drugs. Read more...              

Mouse Model Could Accelerate Ebola Treatment Research

October 31, 2014 1:36 pm | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues have developed the first genetic strain of mice that can be infected with Ebola and display symptoms similar to those that humans experience. Read more...     

Scientists Capture Picture of microRNA in Action

October 31, 2014 1:16 pm | News | Comments

The findings add greatly to the understanding of a fundamental system of regulation in biology, and should accelerate the development of therapies that harness its power. Read more...             

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Body Clock Gene May Impact Drug Delivery

October 30, 2014 10:32 am | News | Comments

A new effort mapping 24-hour patterns of expression for thousands of genes in 12 different mouse organs provides important clues about how the role of timing may influence the way drugs work in the body. Read more...        

Generic Meds Boost Adherence to Breast Cancer Therapy

October 29, 2014 12:30 pm | News | Comments

 A study by Columbia University Medical Center researchers has found that the introduction of generic aromatase inhibitors increased cancer treatment adherence. Read more...             

Genetic Link to Kidney Stones Identified

October 29, 2014 10:14 am | News | Comments

A new breakthrough could help kidney stone sufferers get an exact diagnosis and specific treatment after genetic links to the condition were identified. Read more...                

Protein Discovery May Unlock New HIV Treatment

October 24, 2014 1:48 pm | News | Comments

Scientists at the Salk Institute have uncovered a new protein that participates in active HIV replication. Read more...                                                  

Researchers Find New Target for Treating Childhood Cancers

October 24, 2014 10:31 am | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have uncovered a new target for drugs that could battle a lethal childhood cancer known as neuroblastoma. Read more...                 

Myriad Establishes New Tumor Research Lab in Europe

October 24, 2014 10:18 am | News | Comments

Myriad Genetics Inc. announced it has established a Tumor BRACAnalysis CDx laboratory in Europe. Read more...                                                        

New Genome Analysis Finds Markers of Aggresive Tumors

October 23, 2014 1:21 pm | News | Comments

A new comprehensive analysis of thyroid cancer from The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network has identified markers of aggressive tumors, which could allow for better targeting of appropriate treatments to individual patients. Read more...    

Advances in Protein Detection and Quantitation Methods

October 7, 2014 8:30 am | by Nuno Goncalves, Manager of Novel Biomolecular Detection, EMD Millipore | Articles | Comments

Protein detection and quantitation is required daily in thousands of laboratories worldwide for activities ranging from protein characterization to clinical diagnostic testing to drug dosing. Read more...                

Researchers Engineer New Mouse Model to Study Disease

September 26, 2014 3:33 pm | News | Comments

Researchers from the Broad Institute and MIT have created a new mouse model to simplify application of the CRISPR-Cas9 system for genome-editing experiments in living animals. Read more...

New Approach Aims to Silence Cancer 'Survival Genes'

September 23, 2014 11:20 am | News | Comments

Scientists are working on a promising new approach for tackling colorectal cancer, the second most common cause of cancer-related death. Read more...                             

'Evolved' Protein Created to Stop Cancer from Spreading

September 22, 2014 9:25 am | News | Comments

A team of researchers has developed a protein therapy that disrupts the process that causes cancer cells to break away from original tumor sites, travel through the bloodstream and start aggressive new growths elsewhere in the body. Read more... 

Researchers ID New Genetic Target for a Different Kind of Cancer Drug

September 9, 2014 11:13 am | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered that the protein RBM4, a molecule crucial to the process of gene splicing, is drastically decreased in multiple forms of human cancer, including lung and breast cancers. Read more...            

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