Common Cell Transformed into Master Heart Cell Friday, February 12, 2016 By genetically reprogramming the most common type of cell in mammalian connective tissue, researchers at the University of Wisconsin—Madison have generated master heart cells — primitive progenitors that form the developing heart.Immunovia, Lund University Collaborate Friday, February 12, 2016 Immunovia initiates a new program to focus on the development, validation and commercialization of antibody array based tests for differential diagnostics and for prediction/monitoring of flares for SLE also known as “lupus”.Genetic Mutation that Prevents Diabetes Complications Friday, February 12, 2016 The most significant complications of diabetes include diabetic retinal disease, or retinopathy, and diabetic kidney disease, or nephropathy. Both involve damaged capillaries.Charting Kidney Cancer Metabolism Thursday, February 11, 2016 Changes in cell metabolism are increasingly recognized as an important way tumors develop and progress, yet these changes are hard to measure and interpret. A new tool designed by MSK scientists allows users to identify metabolic changes in kidney cancer tumors that may one day be targets for therapy.Individuals' Medical Histories Predicted by their Noncoding Genomes Thursday, February 11, 2016 Researchers have found that analyzing mutations in regions of the genome that control genes can predict medical conditions such as hypertension, narcolepsy and heart problems.'Molecular Movie' Opens Door to New Cancer Treatments Thursday, February 11, 2016 An international team of scientists led by the University of Liverpool has produced a 'structural movie' revealing the step-by-step creation of an important naturally occurring chemical in the body that plays a role in some cancers.Custom Tuning Knobs to Turn Off Any Gene Thursday, February 11, 2016 Factory managers can improve productivity by telling workers to speed up, slow down or stop doing tangential tasks while assembling widgets. Unfortunately for synthetic biologists attempting to produce pharmaceuticals, microbes don’t respond to direction like human personnel.Novel Route to Serum Based Prostate Cancer Diagnostics Thursday, February 11, 2016 Protagen AG has announced the identification of novel protein biomarkers in prostate cancer, which are potential drug targets supporting novel strategies in precision medicine. Unique Mechanism for a High-Risk Leukemia Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Researchers uncovered the aberrant mechanism underlying a notoriously treatment-resistant acute lymphoblastic leukemia subtype; findings offer lessons for understanding all cancers.