Biotecnología

Biotecnología

Highlighting women's achievements makes them want to be the boss, research shows
15/01/2020 - Highlighting female achievements in the workplace makes capable women significantly more likely to want to be the boss, a study shows.
New mathematical model shows how diversity speeds consensus
15/01/2020 - Scientific literature abounds with examples of ways in which member diversity can benefit a group -- whether spider colonies' ability to forage or an industrial company's financial...
Bench to bedside study of a targetable enzyme controlling aggressive prostate cancer
09/01/2020 - Prostate cancer represents a major health challenge and there is currently no effective treatment once it has advanced to the aggressive, metastatic stage. A new has revealed a key cellular mechanism...
Cancer drugs don't always work as intended, researchers warn
09/01/2020 - Researchers have shown that 10 different cancer drugs being given to about 1,000 human patients in clinical trials kill cancer in entirely different ways than previously thought.
Aggressive form of breast cancer influenced by dual action of genes and RNA
09/01/2020 - Women with an aggressive, less-common type of breast cancer, known as triple-negative, versus a more common form of the disease, could be differentiated from each other by a panel of 17 small RNA...
Cancer device created to see if targeted chemotherapy is working
09/01/2020 - Researchers have created a device that can determine whether targeted chemotherapy drugs are working on individual cancer patients. The portable device, which uses artificial intelligence and...
Emerging practice of precision medicine could one day improve care for many heart failure patients
09/01/2020 - Using precision medicine, healthcare providers may one day be able to identify who is most likely to develop heart failure and which medicines and other treatments are most effective for specific...
Artificial intelligence learns muscle anatomy in CT images
09/01/2020 - Scientists report a new deep learning tool based on Bayesian U-Net architecture that can segment individual muscles from CT images. The high accuracy of the results offers a new level of personalized...
First clinical proof that genotypes determine if Alzheimer's drugs will work
09/01/2020 - Researchers have determined that a human gene present in 75% of the population is a key reason why a class of drugs for Alzheimer's disease seemed promising in animal studies only to fail in...
Tiny bubbles in our body could fight cancer better than chemo
09/01/2020 - Healthy cells in our body release nano-sized bubbles that transfer genetic material such as DNA and RNA to other cells. It's your DNA that stores the important information necessary for RNA to...
A new CRISPR-Cas9 protein to increase precision of gene editing
09/01/2020 - Researchers have recently developed a new protein that can help increase the targeting accuracy in the genome editing process. It is believed that it would be useful for future gene therapies in...
Largest genomic study on type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan African populations
09/01/2020 - Researchers have performed the largest GWAS study on type 2 diabetes in the sub-Saharan African populations, revealing an association between the disease and previously unlinked ZRANB3 gene. By using...
Radiation may lower potential for side effects of CAR T therapy in non-hodgkin's lymphoma
09/01/2020 - Treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) patients with radiation therapy as an additional treatment while they wait for their CAR T cells to be manufactured may reduce the risk of CAR T therapy...
'Nudging' heart patients to take their statins leads to better adherence and better outcomes
09/01/2020 - In a new study presented to heart specialists from around the world, researchers found that simple 'nudges' in the form of texts, emails and phone calls, not only help patients fill that...
New technique helps create more personalized therapies for people with advanced cancers
09/01/2020 - Using an ultra-sensitive and high-throughput isolation technology, researchers were able to characterize and identify the neoantigens driving the antitumor responses in a patient.
Exploring the risk of ALL in children with Down syndrome
09/01/2020 - Researchers discovered new clues that provide a better understanding of why children with Down syndrome have an increased risk of leukemia.
A step closer to cancer precision medicine
09/01/2020 - Researchers have developed a computational model, Combined Essentiality Scoring (CES), that enables accurate identification of essential genes in cancer cells for development of anti-cancer drugs.
Nunavik Inuit are genetically unique
09/01/2020 - A new study has found that an Inuit population in Canada's Arctic are genetically distinct from any known group, and certain genetic variants are correlated with brain aneurysm.
Breast cancer: New data on cohort with recurrence score 26-100 shows 93% cancer-free rate at 5 years
09/01/2020 - In the prospective TAILORx trial, 93% of women with hormone-sensitive, HER2-negative, axillary node-negative breast cancer and a high Recurrence Score 26-100 were estimated to be cancer-free at five...
Genetics may determine who benefits from broccoli's effects on kidney health
09/01/2020 - Deletion of the gene that codes for an enzyme called GSTM1 increased kidney injury in mice with hypertension and kidney disease, but supplementing the diet with broccoli powder lessened kidney injury...
Causes of vitiligo (blotchy loss of skin color)
09/01/2020 - Researchers indicate that both genetic and environmental factors play significant roles in the onset of vitiligo, an autoimmune disease that results in the loss of color in blotches of skin.