How tumors differ from each other - either in different organs or within the same organ - can yield useful clues about cancer prognosis and treatment. Ultimately, that knowledge may lead to precision medicine, where a doctor is not just treating a tumor, but tailoring treatment to the patient's specific tumor. A massive new analysis of tumors, published […]
On May 27, Dr. Carlos Bustamante, professor of genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine and co-founding director of the Stanford Center for Computational, Human, and Evolutionary Genomics, was the inaugural speaker for the Genomics and Health Disparities Lecture Series. The NHGRI co-sponsored series seeks to enhance dialogue about how innovations i […]
In this month's The Genomics Landscape, Dr. Green features a well-established joint program with Johns Hopkins University that trains genetic counselors, a recent report to the NIH Director on the future of the National Library of Medicine, and news from NHGRI activities related to coordinating provider education in genomics and international genomic me […]
Magnetic Field Sensor Unearthed in WormsA sensor in nerve cells of tiny worms detects the Earth’s magnetic field. The finding suggests that the ability of animals to detect magnetic fields may be more widespread than thought.
A team of marine researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has discovered a three-way conflict raging at the microscopic level in the frigid waters off Antarctica over natural resources such as vitamins and iron. The competition has important implications for understanding the fundamental workings of globally significant food webs of the So […]
Malaria, one of the world's deadliest diseases, kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, spreading through a devastatingly effective cycle of incubation and transmission. It starts when a female anopheles mosquito infected with a malaria parasite bites someone, injecting the single-celled parasite into the victim's blood. The parasite inva […]
Blackberries and blueberries. Cherries and peaches. Raspberries and apricots. These and many other summer fruits require pollination by bees. But remove even one bumblebee species from an ecosystem and the effect is swift and clear: Pollination is less effective, and plants produce significantly fewer seeds. That's just one conclusion of scientists stud […]
Cepheid today announced the international availability of an update to Xpert Carba-R, with the addition of two newly emerging carbapenemase genes, OXA-181 and OXA-232. The on-demand, molecular test also detects and differentiates among the five most prevalent mechanisms of carbapenem resistance, namely KPC, NDM, VIM, IMP-1 and OXA-48.
Aeterna Zentaris Inc. today announced it has selected an optimized Erk inhibitor molecule for development, thus achieving another important milestone in the development of a new class of potential cancer therapies.