A new study from BC Children’s Hospital, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and an international team of researchers published in the New England Journal of Medicine is the first to identify a rarely-seen type of DNA mutation as the cause of an inherited metabolic disorder. Inherited metabolic disorders — where the body can’t break […]Continue Reading ...
Viruses without a preventative vaccine or treatment option pose a looming threat. But for viruses in this category that have already been weaponized and are recognized as human biothreats by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s a race to find a cure. For equine encephalitis viruses, or EEVs, this scenario is made more […]Continue Reading ...
The influenza A virus is known to form new strains every year. These strains are the result of small variations occurring at the level of the genome, which cause the virus to become different and no longer recognized by the immune system. A new study by Maria João Amorim’s team, from the Gulbenkian Institute of […]Continue Reading ...
Apr 12 2019 The findings are based on a new study led by Murray Cox from Massey University in New Zealand and made possible by sampling efforts led by Herawati Sudoyo from the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology in Jakarta, Indonesia. The data were collected and analyzed by an international team of researchers, including Mark […]Continue Reading ...
Research led by Michael Lan, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, found that a compound named 5′-iodotubercidin (5′-IT) suppresses the growth of neuroblastoma cells and identified a potential new therapeutic approach for the disease. The paper, currently available online here, will be published in the April 12, […]Continue Reading ...
The new system SimVis Credit: YAIZA GONZÁLEZ/ CSIC Communication For the first time, patients will be able to experience how their vision will improve after cataract surgery, just before surgery. Thanks to a new wearable visual simulator developed by scientists from the National Research Council (CSIC), patients and surgeons are able to see the effects […]Continue Reading ...
Hemali Phatnani, PhD, Director of the New York Genome Center’s Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease (CGND) and Silas Maniatis, PhD, Staff Scientist, CGND, (l to r) examine the multidimensional data available in the new ALS gene expression atlas, being made available to the research community via interactive exploration portal https://als-st.nygenome.org . Credit: New York […]Continue Reading ...
Among continued efforts to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) released new recommendations related to the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. The “SMFM Consult Series 47: Sepsis During Pregnancy and the Puerperium,” is endorsed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and published in the American Journal of Obstetrics […]Continue Reading ...
The University of Zurich coordinates a worldwide research project that focuses on the development of new biomarkers. The biomarkers are expected to improve safety of new drugs and to contribute to better diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases. The project is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) […]Continue Reading ...
Apr 12 2019 It’s widely accepted that anatomically modern humans interbred with their close relatives, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, as they dispersed out of Africa. But a study examining DNA fragments passed down from these ancient hominins to modern people living in Island Southeast Asia and New Guinea now suggests that the ancestry of Papuans […]Continue Reading ...
Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, but identifying those at high risk remains difficult. EU-funded research has helped identify new biomarkers that will improve diagnosis and lead to new and better treatment options. Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease, causes more deaths and disability worldwide than any […]Continue Reading ...
The origin of certain cancers in the sarcoma group is associated with a hither to unknown interaction among different proteins. Findings now being presented create the opportunity to test new treatments of these forms of sarcoma. “We now know which mechanisms to shine the spotlight on,” says Pierre Åman, Professor of Tumor Biology at Sahlgrenska […]Continue Reading ...
A new molecule -EPB-53-, could help fight type 2 diabetes and the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, according to a new study led by the team of Manuel Vázquez-Carrera, from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences and the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona (IBUB), and the Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Diseases Networking […]Continue Reading ...
New CRISPR-based gene drives and broader active genetics technologies are revolutionizing the way scientists engineer the transfer of specific traits from one generation to another. Scientists at the University of California San Diego have now developed a new version of a gene drive that opens the door to the spread of specific, favorable subtle genetic […]Continue Reading ...
Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease Kyowa Kirin Announces FDA Acceptance of Istradefylline (KW-6002) New Drug Application Resubmission in the US TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 4, 2019–Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:4151, President and CEO: Masashi Miyamoto, “Kyowa Kirin”) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the resubmitted New Drug Application (NDA) for […]Continue Reading ...
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