New complimentary webinar from Science

This webinar is the third in a series focusing on the cancer pathways that support tumor development, the emerging research in identifying and targeting these pathways, and innovations in the development of increasingly effective cancer therapy options. Recent advances in our understanding of cancer have revealed that the disease cannot be understood through simple analysis of genetic mutations within the cancerous cells. Instead, tumors should be considered as complex tissues in which the cancer cells communicate directly and indirectly with the surrounding cellular microenvironment and evolve traits that promote their own survival. In this webinar we will explore how cancer cells are able to reprogram their metabolic pathways to enable energy production under conditions that are disabling to most normal cells. Of particular interest are how tumor-specific metabolic changes promote oncogenic progression and how these changes can be exploited to develop more effective treatment options.

Panorama – Non-invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT)

Non-invasive prenatal genetic screening: an interview with Dr. Charles Strom, Senior Medical Director, Quest Diagnostics What syndromes can be screened for using non-invasive prenatal genetic testing? A new category of non-invasive genetic screening tests is gaining a great deal of interest in the medical field – including from Quest Diagnostics — for its potential to…

Premiul Nobel pentru Medicina 2014

Originally posted on Dr. Traian Stefan Grozescu's personal blog:
Cercetatorii John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser si Edvard Moser au fost recompensati, luni, cu premiul Nobel pentru medicina pe 2014, Cercetatorii John O’Keefe (Statele Unite), May-Britt Moser (Norvegia) si Edvard Moser (Norvegia) au fost recompensati cu premiul Nobel pentru medicina pe 2014, pentru “cercetari asupra celulelor…

O DESCOPERIRE REVOLUTIONARA a medicilor romani de la Fundeni a ajuns in prestigioasa revista „Nature”

O echipă de medici de la Institutul Fundeni, în colaborare cu cercetători de la Universitatea din Singapore au făcut o descoperire care va revoluţiona metodele de diagnostic şi tratamentul cancerului la ficat. Reuşita lor se regăseşte în numărul de noiembrie al prestigioasei reviste „Nature Genetics”. Irinel Popescu, preşedintele Academiei de Ştiinţe Medicale, a anunţat astăzi…

Premiile Ad Astra pentru Cercetarea de Excelenţă

Blogul Prof. Univ. Dr. Daniel DAVID: http://danieldavidubb.wordpress.com Pentru o Românie Raţională! VALORI PERSONALE: TRADIŢIE (prin Bun simţ), EXCELENŢĂ (prin Raţionalitate/Gândire Critică), ONOARE (prin Curaj)   Mă bucură enorm faptul că Asociaţa Ad Astra a cercetătorilor români a  iniţiat proiectul “Premiile Ad Astra pentru Excelenţă în Cercetare” / The Ad Astra Awards for Excellence in Research. Fără…

The Neandertal genome

Introduction Recent advances in high-throughput DNA sequencing have provided initial glimpses of the nuclear genome of Neandertals as well as other ancient mammals including cave bears and mammoths. In the 7 May 2010 issue of Science, an international team of researchers presents the draft sequence of the Neandertal genome composed of over 3 billion nucleotides…

Scientific breakthroughs that were ‘accidents’

April 22, 2013     | Author: Freelance Writer Susan Borowski Probably the most important “accidental” discovery was penicillin, discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (Image: Wikipedia Commons, Public Domain) “There are no mistakes, only opportunities.” Although this is one of Tina Fey’s rules for improvisation, it can also apply to science. There are many inventions…

Scientia: The ever-changing periodic table

November 29, 2011     | Author: Freelance Writer Steven A. Edwards, Ph.D. Because of evolution, we expect biology to be an open-ended subject, but it seems that chemistry should be more constrained.  So how is it that, eleven years into the 21st century, we still don’t have a complete list of the elements?  The most recent…