Comprehensive atlas of genetic data on zebrafish will benefit medical and life science researchers

Comprehensive atlas of genetic data on zebrafish will benefit medical and life science researchers

Medical and life science researchers will benefit from the most comprehensive atlas yet of genetic data on zebrafish, newly published research suggests. The atlas will help researchers to better study conditions from various types of cancer (eg skin cancer), heart disease, and neurodegeneration. It may help more researchers to replace mammal models in their studies. … Read more

Beating cancer — the role of Europe’s environment — European Environment Agency

Beating cancer — the role of Europe’s environment — European Environment Agency

Brown, KF, et al., 2018, ‘The fraction of cancer attributable to modifiable risk factors in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom in 2015’, British Journal of Cancer118(8), pp. 1130-1141 (DOI: 10.1038/s41416-018-0029-6). Couespel, N. and Price, R., 2020,Strengthening Europe in the fight against cancer, European Parliament, Policy Department of Life Policies (https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document/IPOL_STU(2020) (642388). … Read more

Myriad Genetics Issues Inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance Report | News

Myriad Genetics Issues Inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance Report |  News

2021 report demonstrates focus on ESG initiatives supporting health equity, social justice, and sustainability SALT LAKE CITY, June 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Myriad Genetics, Inc., (NASDAQ: MYGN), a leader in genetic testing and precision medicine, today released its first environmental, social and governance (ESG) report, highlighting increased efforts to support a healthy, equitable and … Read more

Researchers develop new chemistry on natural compounds to obtain a therapeutic agent for treating leukemia

Researchers develop new chemistry on natural compounds to obtain a therapeutic agent for treating leukemia

Natural compounds often have promising therapeutic potential but their use to treat diseases that are hampered due to toxicity or non-desirable effects. Now, a new study led by Gonçalo Bernardes, group leader at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM; Portugal) and Professor at the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK), and Gonzalo Jiménez-Osés, … Read more

Your Cancer Answers: What is an endoscopic ultrasound? | Health, Medicine and Fitness

Your Cancer Answers: What is an endoscopic ultrasound?  |  Health, Medicine and Fitness

Since it was first developed in the 1990s, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has been a key tool in the world of gastroenterology and was mainly used as a diagnostic procedure initially. It is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure which involves using a special endoscope called an echo endoscope which has an ultrasound probe at the tip. … Read more

Cancer Medicine News: ‘First time in history’; Cancer vanishes from every patient’s body in drug trial |

Cancer Medicine News: ‘First time in history’;  Cancer vanishes from every patient’s body in drug trial |

NEW DELHI: In what appears to be a miracle and ‘first time in history’, a small clinical trial has found that every single rectal cancer patient who received an experimental treatment found that their cancer had vanished. According to the New York Times, in the small clinical trial conducted by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, … Read more

Cancer risks cascade through generations for some families. But there are high hopes for precision medicine

Cancer risks cascade through generations for some families.  But there are high hopes for precision medicine

Michelle Brady remembers how much her daughter Addie loved life. Key points: Addie Brady was diagnosed with cancer at age 9 and age 14 Genetic testing revealed she had an inherited mutation to the TP53 gene, known as the “guardian of the genome.” Researchers have high hopes for what precision medicine can do for those … Read more

‘This is the future of medicine’: Center for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine CEO Michael May on bringing Canada’s life science discoveries to the market

‘This is the future of medicine’: Center for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine CEO Michael May on bringing Canada’s life science discoveries to the market

Canada’s mark on the world of stem cell research goes back 60 years to James Till and Ernest McCulloch, two scientists who discovered these miraculous cells. Stem cells are capable of dividing into a multitude of different cell types — a boon for medical science. Unfortunately, life science companies in Canada have found it difficult … Read more

Risk Of Skin Cancer Depends On Genetics As Well As Sun Exposure, Says New Study

Risk Of Skin Cancer Depends On Genetics As Well As Sun Exposure, Says New Study

Sun exposure is the reason for most skin cancers, but a new study suggests that genetics also play a … [+] role in a larger number of cases than previously thought. getty A new study has suggested that a person’s risk of developing skin cancer is likely caused by genetics, as well as sun exposure. … Read more