Early Lead Exposure Has Long Lasting Effect Tuesday, July 14, 2015 A team of researchers have found links between lead exposure in children and epigenetic alterations in regulatory regions of genes that are imprinted and known to be critical in growth regulation and brain development. Fluidigm, OpGen Collaborate Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Fluidigm and OpGen have announced an agreement to collaborate on instruments and kits to test for multi-drug resistance genes in bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
UK's Precision Medicine Innovation Center Launches National Network Tuesday, July 14, 2015 The Precision Medicine Catapult — UK's innovation hub aimed at accelerating the development of personalized drugs and tests — has launched its national network. House Votes in Favor of Bill Boosting NIH Funding Monday, July 13, 2015 The US House of Representatives today overwhelmingly voted in favor of a bill that would increase funding to the NIH by about $10 billion, help speed the development of new drugs, and advance precision medicine initiatives.ORIEN Cancer Data Network Adds Collaborators Monday, July 13, 2015 The Oncology Research Information Exchange Network has announced it has added Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Morehouse School of Medicine as members.Researchers Link Liver Disease and Drug Metabolism Monday, July 13, 2015 Researchers have discovered that nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, an increasingly common but often undiagnosed liver disease, could have significant medical implications for people with type 2 diabetes.Researchers Identify Critical Genes Responsible for Brain Tumor Growth Monday, July 13, 2015 After generating new brain tumor models scientists have identified the role of a family of genes underlying tumor growth in a wide spectrum of high grade brain tumors.Bacteria Use DNA Replication to Time Key Decision Monday, July 13, 2015 Rice University researchers have found that in spore-forming bacteria, chromosomal locations of genes can couple the DNA replication cycle to critical decisions about whether to reproduce or form spores. Bacterial Computing Monday, July 13, 2015 The “friendly” bacteria inside our digestive systems are being given an upgrade, which may one day allow them to be programmed to detect and ultimately treat diseases such as colon cancer and immune disorders.