The ‘molecular mail’ sent by multiple myeloma cells provides clues to how well patients with the disease are likely to respond to treatment, according to a study being presented at … Continue Reading Researchers use circulating RNA to provide multiple myeloma prognosis.
Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals have uncovered an easily detectable, ‘pre-malignant’ state in the blood that significantly increases the likelihood … Continue Reading Two studies identify and verify a detectable, pre-cancerous state in the blood.
Asthma may be more harmful than was previously thought, according to UCLA researchers who found that genetic damage is present in circulating, or peripheral, blood. Doctors previously thought that the … Continue Reading Genetic damage caused by asthma shows up in circulating blood stream.
Analysis of 607 small cell lung cancer (SCLC) lung tumours and neuroendocrine tumours (NET) identified common molecular markers among both groups that could reveal new therapeutic targets for patients with … Continue Reading Multiple new molecular biomarkers identified for lung cancer in large-scale study.
Human geneticists have discovered that a region of the genome associated with autism contains genetic variation that evolved in the last 250,000 years, after the divergence of humans from ancient … Continue Reading Geneticists ‘date’ genetic variation associated with autism.
Gene variants implicated in ADHD identify attention and language deficits in the general population.
A new study from researchers at Cardiff University and the University of Bristol suggests that there is a spectrum of attention, hyperactivity/impulsiveness and language function in society, with varying degrees … Continue Reading Gene variants implicated in ADHD identify attention and language deficits in the general population.
Over the years researchers have made tremendous strides in the understanding and treatment of cancer by searching genomes for links between genetic alterations and disease. Most of those studies have … Continue Reading Penn team mine specific ovarian cancer oncogene in ‘junk DNA’.
Scientists from the Northwestern University have identified a biomarker strongly associated with basal-like breast cancer, a highly aggressive carcinoma that is resistant to many types of chemotherapy. The biomarker, a … Continue Reading Biomarker in an aggressive breast cancer is identified.