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Personalized Medicine – News and Features

A mother and her baby.
News

Digital Babies Created To Simulate the First 180 Days of Life

Whole-body models (WBMs) are computational models that integrate different types of multiomics data such as genomic, metabolic and proteomic insights, and have been created to simulate and study adult physiology and disease. WBMs for newborns, however, are currently lacking – until now.
Cancer cells.
News

Protein Engineering Approaches Offer Hope for Cancer Therapies

While cancer treatments have seen large improvements over the last decades, researchers are still laser-focused on developing strategies to defeat cancers, especially those that have been resistant to traditional interventions.
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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.
Cancer cells.
News

Potential Causes of Rare and Lethal Bone Cancer Identified

A team of researchers has recently published a genomic study that uncovered two classes of genetic causes for chordoma in children by conducting some genomic detective work.
Cancer cells.
News

Pancreatic Cancer Cells Differ by Location and May Inform Targeted Treatments

A new study has found that pancreatic cancer cells are different based on their location in the pancreas, providing new information about tumors that could lead to better targeted treatments.
A blood pressure monitor around someone's arm.
News

100 New Genomic Regions Linked to Blood Pressure

One of the largest genomics studies into blood pressure has revealed 100 new regions of the genome that influence blood pressure.
A scientist holds a vial of blood in a gloved hand.
Article

Advances in Liquid Biopsies: Improving Sensitivity and Earlier Detection

This article will focus on some of the advances currently being made in the field of liquid biopsy, from attempts to improve the sensitivity of tests, to using bodily fluids other than blood.
Gloved hand of a lab worker holding four test tubes of blood.
Article

Extended Blood Typing Needed for Improving Transfusion Safety

Explore how high-throughput DNA-based genotyping can offer a cost-effective way to screen extended blood types.
The moon surrounded by darkness.
News

Correlation Between Menstrual Cycle and Lunar Phases Identified

Though often dismissed as a notion unsupported by science, a study from researchers at the University of Lyon has revealed a small yet significant correlation between the length of the menstrual cycle and lunar phases.
Dr. Khadijah A. Mitchell
Article

Cancer Research, Mentorship and Confidence in Your Competence With Dr. Khadijah A. Mitchell

Cancer researcher Dr. Khadijah A. Mitchell reflects on her journey into studying health disparities, touches on the importance of mentorship and shares some inspiring advice for women and girls considering a career in STEMM.
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