Search Tag: genomics

IT Management

Big Data Can Save Lives: Cancer Expert

2016 17 May

The sharing of genetic information from millions of cancer patients around the world could be key to revolutionising cancer prevention and care, according to a leading cancer expert from Queen's University Belfast. Professor Mark Lawler, from Queen's University’s Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology is corresponding author of a paper published... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study Shows No Benefit to Gene Transfer Therapy in Heart Failure

2015 01 Sep

Gene transfer therapy aimed at correcting an enzyme abnormality involved in myocardial contraction and relaxation did not improve outcomes in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction, results of the CUPID 2 study show.The findings, presented today at ESC Congress 2015, represent the largest gene transfer study to date in this population.“Despite... Read more

Executive Health Management

Is Personalised Medicine Really the Answer?

2015 25 Jun

The philosophy behind personalised medicine (also known as precision medicine) is that medical care and public health should be transformed by prevention and treatment programs that are specifically targeted to individual patients. Theoretically, this is to be achieved by sequencing more genomes, creating bigger biobanks, and linking biological information... Read more

Executive Health Management

10 Changes to Advance Personalised Patient Care

2015 30 Jan

Twelve years have passed since the mapping of the human genome in 2003. Since then, much has been learned about how people differ genetically. We may be 99.9 percent the same from a genetic perspective, but that differing 0.1 percent of genes comprises approximately three million genomic variants that are different between two people. Identifying the... Read more

Lab Management

Pandora’s Box of Cancer Biomarkers

2015 24 Jan

Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Care Center have conducted a new analysis that could open the door to discovery of thousands of potential new cancer biomarkers. The researchers analysed the long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) - a vast portion of the human genome that has not been well-explored before. It is believed that lncRNAs... Read more

Lab Management

New Method Improves Genomics Analyses

2015 23 Jan

A novel technique developed by scientists at The European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) allows the analysis of RNA sequence data enabling researchers to identify new subtypes of cells. Single-cell RNA-sequencing technology is relatively new and helps scientists understand how genes are expressed in different... Read more

Executive Health Management

University of Chicago to Establish Genomic Data Commons

2014 10 Dec

The University of Chicago, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, will set up the country's most comprehensive computational facility that stores and harmonises cancer genomic data generated through NCI-funded research projects. The establishment of the NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC) will help scientists to speed up research, leading to... Read more

Health Management

2014 28 Oct

Eric Topol, MD is a cardiologist and geneticist who directs the Scripps Translational Science Institute (La Jolla, CA, USA). He is also the Chief Academic Officer at Scripps Health, and a senior consultant at the Scripps Clinic’s Division of Cardiovascular Diseases. He is a professor of genomics in the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine,... Read more

Executive Health Management

EMBO Gold Medal 2014 Awarded to Sophie Martin

2014 28 Apr

In recognition of her research to understand the organisation and development of the cell EMBO, an organisation of more than 1500 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences, has announced Sophie Martin of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, as the winner of the 2014 EMBO Gold Medal. The award acknowledges her work to understand... Read more

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