New oncogene linked to prostate cancer in African Americans may lead to better diagnostic tools, treatments Sep 2, 2016 New finding suggests that genetic factors can contribute, at last in part, to the higher incidence of prostate cancer among African American men compared with men of other ethnic groups.
Serendipitous finding leads scientists to propose new mechanism to explain benign prostatic hyperplasia Sep 1, 2016 Researchers suggest strategies to improve the response to androgen-targeting therapies, which are usually used to treat prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Grant to develop chikungunya virus vaccine awarded Aug 30, 2016 Hawaii Biotech, Inc. has been awarded a grant by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a vaccine to protect against infection caused by the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.
One-time treatment rescues lethal metabolic liver disease in mice Aug 30, 2016 Researchers have shown in mice that deleting a gene associated with liver disorder tyrosinaemia type I, they can turn the once deadly illness benign.
Solving a 48-year-old mystery: scientists succeed at growing noroviruses in human intestinal cell cultures in the lab Aug 25, 2016 New development will let researchers explore and develop procedures to prevent and treat norovirus infection.
Children’s cancer research at Baylor, Texas Children’s Cancer Center funded by St. Baldrick’s Foundation Aug 23, 2016 Five pediatric oncologists received 2016 grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for cancer research projects.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded more than $10 million from CPRIT for prevention and facility support services Aug 22, 2016 Baylor College of Medicine researchers awarded more than $10 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to support evidence-based cancer prevention services and core facility.
Unexplained developmental disorder linked to gene involved in essential cellular processes Aug 18, 2016 Researchers have linked a neurodevelopmental disorder for which there was no known cause to a gene involved in essential mechanisms a cell uses to translate DNA into protein.
Volunteers needed for study on parenting practices and vegetable consumption in preschoolers Aug 17, 2016 The USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center is recruiting volunteers for a one-week study to test parenting practices that may help preschool children like and eat vegetables.
NIH grant to fund development of better vaccine adjuvants for diseases including pancreatic cancer, Chagas disease Aug 11, 2016 Dr. Qizhi Cathy Yao has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to fund a collaborative project with Molecular Express, Inc.