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Biomarkers – News and Features

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Industry Insight

Picking Apart the Epigenome To Advance Cancer Research

Both genetic and epigenetic sample information is required to get the full picture. Six-base genome sequencing enables this without need of multiple techniques, laborious downstream data processing or data loss, and cancer research is benefiting.
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Industry Insight

Collaborative AI Partnership Hopes To Shape the Future of Drug Discovery

Sanofi, Formation Bio and OpenAI are collaborating to build AI-powered software to accelerate drug development. The three teams will combine data, software and tuned models to develop custom, purpose-built solutions for drug discovery.
Virus particles.
News

This RNA Virus Lurks in Human Parasites

A new RNA virus has been discovered hitching a ride with the common human parasite, Toxoplasmosa gondii .
A bowl of Mediterranean food.
News

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Mortality Risk in Women

Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital identified and assessed underlying mechanisms that may explain the Mediterranean diet’s 23 percent reduction in all-cause mortality risk for American women.
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News

Reversing Rapid Cell Aging May Be Possible by Introducing Heart-Healthy Behaviors

Heart-healthy behaviors may also have a positive impact on biological aging, reports a new study.
Cancer cells.
News

Neglected Lipid May Play Role in Aggressive Cancers

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys and Vanderbilt University uncover a new role for a neglected lipid that may play a role in aggressive cancers.
B cells segregating specific antibodies to mark and subsequently destroy a virus
News

Metabolic Inhibition Offers a New Approach To Combat Epstein-Barr Virus

Inhibiting a specific metabolic pathway in EBV-infected B cells can diminish infection and reduce the risk of downstream disease. A class of “failed” inhibitor drugs may now receive a second chance in applications aimed at dampening EBV infection.
Dr. Sangeeta Goswami stands at a lab bench,
Article

Pioneering Immuno-Oncology Through a Love of Science

This article profiles Dr. Sangeeta Goswami, a physician-scientist who is at the forefront of immunotherapy research and champions young doctors, especially women, eager to pursue similar paths.
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News

PTSD and Depression Have Shared and Distinct Brain Molecular Dysregulations

McLean Hospital researchers uncovered both shared and distinct molecular changes across brain regions, genomic layers, cell types and blood in individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD).
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News

HPV Test Intervals Could Be Safely Extended, Say Cervical Cancer Researchers

HPV testing eight years after a negative result instead of the recommended five is comparable to testing three years after a negative cytology screening. These findings could be used to better inform updated screening guidelines.
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