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Study to understand molecular interplay between Roquin and RNA to treat autoimmune diseases

Study to understand molecular interplay between Roquin and RNA to treat autoimmune diseases

Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU) and the Technische Universität München (TUM) have moved an important step closer to understanding molecular mechanisms of autoimmune diseases. [More]
Investigators discover novel cellular genes by uncovering uncharacterized RNAs that encode proteins

Investigators discover novel cellular genes by uncovering uncharacterized RNAs that encode proteins

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine scientists have made an extraordinary double discovery. First, they have identified thousands of novel long non-coding ribonucleic acid (lncRNA) transcripts. [More]
Certain molecules in seminal fluid indicate presence and severity of prostate cancer

Certain molecules in seminal fluid indicate presence and severity of prostate cancer

Improved diagnosis and management of one of the most common cancers in men - prostate cancer - could result from research at the research at the University of Adelaide, which has discovered that seminal fluid (semen) contains biomarkers for the disease. [More]
Biomedical scientists explore mechanisms of novel treatments for HCV

Biomedical scientists explore mechanisms of novel treatments for HCV

As new treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) are approved, biomedical scientists are exploring their mechanisms and what they reveal about the virus. [More]
Researchers use molecular diagnostic methods to detect cancer

Researchers use molecular diagnostic methods to detect cancer

The ABC Medical Center, located in Mexico City, implemented various molecular diagnostic methods that can detect the genetic alterations in several types of cancer, so they can select a personalized therapy for each patient and direct it against the mutated genes that cause disease. [More]
U.Va. researchers named recipients of 2013 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards

U.Va. researchers named recipients of 2013 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards

University of Virginia neurologist Dr. Erin Pennock Foff, biologist Sarah Kucenas and biomedical engineer Shayn Peirce-Cotter have been named recipients of 2013 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards to benefit children of the United States. Each scientist will receive $100,000 in direct annual research support from The Hartwell Foundation for three years. [More]
Professor from INRS receives NIH grant to explore biomedical potential in field of oncology

Professor from INRS receives NIH grant to explore biomedical potential in field of oncology

Professor Nicolas Doucet of the Centre INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier has just received a research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the amount of nearly US$600,000. The 5-year grant is to pursue cutting-edge research in the workings of tiny proteins called RNases and to explore their biomedical potential in the field of oncology as well as in inflammation and asthma. [More]
Researchers identify new Chinese herbal medicine that inhibits hepatitis C virus activity

Researchers identify new Chinese herbal medicine that inhibits hepatitis C virus activity

Data from a late-breaking abstract presented at the International Liver CongressTM 2014 identifies a new compound, SBEL1, that has the ability to inhibit hepatitis C virus (HCV) activity in cells at several points in the virus' lifecycle. [More]
EASL to present online HCV management recommendations at the ILCTM

EASL to present online HCV management recommendations at the ILCTM

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) will this week be announcing new on-line recommendations on the management of hepatitis C (HCV) at the International Liver Congress- (ILC). [More]
Genetic markers could help predict heart attack in patients with heart disease

Genetic markers could help predict heart attack in patients with heart disease

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified a biological process that may help physicians predict when someone with heart disease is likely to have a heart attack in the near future. [More]
Scientists reveal how a genetic code variation results in devastating brain diseases

Scientists reveal how a genetic code variation results in devastating brain diseases

New findings reveal how a mutation, a change in the genetic code that causes neurodegeneration, alters the shape of DNA, making cells more vulnerable to stress and more likely to die. [More]
Researchers identify protein that regulates how genetic information transcribed from DNA to mRNA

Researchers identify protein that regulates how genetic information transcribed from DNA to mRNA

Molecular biologists from Indiana University are part of a team that has identified a protein that regulates the information present in a large number of messenger ribonucleic acid molecules that are important for carrying genetic information from DNA to protein synthesis. [More]
Extracts from birch tree helps damaged skin around wounds to regenerate more quickly

Extracts from birch tree helps damaged skin around wounds to regenerate more quickly

Extracts from the birch tree have served for centuries as a traditional means of helping the damaged skin around wounds to regenerate more quickly. Prof. Dr. Irmgard Merfort from the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Freiburg and her team have now explained the molecular mechanism behind the wound-healing effect of an extract from the outer white layer of the tree's bark. [More]
Statistical methods improve biological single-cell analyses

Statistical methods improve biological single-cell analyses

Each cell in our body is unique. Even cells of the same tissue type that look identical under the microscope differ slightly from each other. [More]
Italian biochemist receives Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine for the year 2014

Italian biochemist receives Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine for the year 2014

The 2014 LOUIS-JEANTET PRIZE FOR MEDICINE is awarded to the Italian biochemist Elena Conti, Director of the Department of Structural Cell Biology at the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich (Germany) and to Denis Le Bihan, the French medical doctor, physicist and Director of NeuroSpin, an institute at the French Nuclear and Renewable Energy Commission (CEA) at Saclay near Paris. [More]
Adenosine deaminase has potential to improve prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of ESCC

Adenosine deaminase has potential to improve prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of ESCC

Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC), the major histological form of esophageal cancer, is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a biomarker, called adenosine deaminase acting on RNA-1 (ADAR1), which has the potential to improve the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of this disease. [More]
Editing of protein-making sequences promotes development of ESCC, find NUS researchers

Editing of protein-making sequences promotes development of ESCC, find NUS researchers

Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, the major histological form of esophageal cancer, is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Scientists from the National University of Singapore have discovered a biomarker, called adenosine deaminase acting on RNA-1, which has the potential to improve the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of this disease. [More]
FDA accepts Cubist Pharmaceuticals' tedizolid phosphate NDA with Priority Review

FDA accepts Cubist Pharmaceuticals' tedizolid phosphate NDA with Priority Review

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted the Company's New Drug Application for its investigational antibiotic tedizolid phosphate (TR-701) with Priority Review. The FDA has assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date of June 20, 2014. Cubist is seeking FDA approval of tedizolid for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. [More]
Ribosomal proteins RPL5, RPL11 play essential role in normal cell proliferation

Ribosomal proteins RPL5, RPL11 play essential role in normal cell proliferation

​Researchers from the Laboratory of Cancer Metabolism (LCM) led by George Thomas at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) and the Division of Hematology/ Oncology, University of Cincinnati, have shown that loss of either one of two tumor suppressors, ribosomal proteins RPL5 or RPL11, fail to induce cell-cycle arrest, but prevent the proliferation of cells as they have a reduced capacity to synthesize proteins. [More]
Scientists design small synthetic molecules capable of blocking AIDS virus replication

Scientists design small synthetic molecules capable of blocking AIDS virus replication

A multidisciplinary team of scientists from Spanish universities and research centres, among which is the University of Valencia, has managed to design small synthetic molecules capable of joining to the genetic material of the AIDS virus and blocking its replication. [More]