Cancer & Disease Research
Lower lung cancer, melanoma mortality drives down cancer deaths
Declines in mortality due to lung cancer and melanoma have contributed to decreased overall cancer death rates in the U.S. among both men and women and across all racial and ethnic groups, according to an annual report published July 8 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Read More
Innovation in single-cell sequencing unlocks 10x more data from each cell
A new single-cell sequencing method yields at least 10 times more data for each individual cell compared to previous techniques. The method, published in Nature Biotechnology on July 5, may help cancer researchers uncover new insights into the biological underpinnings of cancer such as drug resistance. Read More
Oncolytic viruses move closer to becoming effective cancer therapies
Scientists are identifying key factors that aid in the effectiveness of oncolytic viruses during the treatment of cancers, which could lead to better immunotherapies and inform clinicians which patients might benefit from the treatment. Findings from a June 22 Nature Communications article point to the clinical relevance and underlying mechanisms of a novel anticancer treatment. Read More
Bruker launches new tools to improve 4D-metabolomics, lipidomics workflows
Bruker has launched several products to enhance the accuracy of 4D-metabolomics and lipidomics workflows, including a new ion source for its trapped ion mobility spectrometry time-of-flight (timsTOF) Pro 2 platform and new bioinformatics software for small-molecule workflows. Read More
MolDiscovery algorithm helps scientists find promising small molecules
A computer algorithm called molDiscovery uses mass spectrometry data from small molecules to predict the identity of unknown substances, potentially saving researchers time and money in the search for new naturally occurring products with medical uses. The new approach was reported in Nature Communications on June 17. Read More
How spatial biology can impact clinical translational research
Building on the success of single-cell technologies, 10X Genomics' Michael Schnall-Levin, PhD, discusses with ScienceBoard.net how the company entered the spatial biology field and how it continues to support the advancement of various clinical translational research efforts. Read More
Report identifies 8 areas of growth in genetics/genomics industry
With a $265 billion contribution to the U.S. economy in 2019 alone, the human genetics and genomics industry is thriving and promises to have a major impact in eight areas in coming years, according to a new report by the American Society of Human Genetics published on May 19. Read More
New method allows for study of genetic changes in individual DNA molecules
An improved sequencing method, called nanorate sequencing, allows for the study of genetic changes in human cells with unprecedented accuracy. The new technique, published in Nature on April 28, challenges the idea that cell division is the main mechanism driving genetic changes. Read More
Machine-learning system ranks most effective cancer drugs
Scientists successfully trained an ensemble of machine-learning (ML) algorithms to rank clinically relevant cancer drugs based on the drugs' predicted efficacy in reducing cancer cell growth. The study, reported in Nature Communications on March 25, suggests that ML may soon be widely used to predict the most appropriate treatment for individual patients with cancer. Read More
Scientists connect gene to cancer metastasis for the first time
Researchers have identified new functionality of a previously underappreciated gene, leucine-rich repeat neuronal 4 C-terminal like (LRRN4CL), which is overexpressed in melanoma cells. They believe LRRN4CL plays an important role in cancer metastasis to the lungs and describe their findings in Communications Biology on March 23. Read More
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