Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 13, 2013
Spanish researchers sequence non-infiltrating bladder cancer exome
Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have carried out the first exome sequencing for non-infiltrating bladder cancer, the most frequent type of bladder cancer and the one with the highest risk of recurrence.

New discovery in quest for better drugs
Scientists have combined cutting edge computer modelling with pharmacology and medicinal chemistry to reveal new insights into how the body interacts with novel drug treatments, in research that could lead to the creation of drugs that are more targeted and with fewer side effects.

Study identifies 4 genetic variants linked to esophageal cancer and Barrett's esophagus
An international consortium co-led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia has identified four genetic variants associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer and its precursor, a condition called Barrett's esophagus.

Cancer in EU cost €126 billion in 2009
The first ever study to evaluate the economic cost of cancer across the 27 countries of the EU has found that the total cost of cancer in the EU in 2009 was €126 billion, with cancer in Germany, France, Italy, and the UK together accounting for just over two-thirds of this cost: €83 billion.

The role of 'master regulators' in gene mutations and disease
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new way to parse and understand how special proteins called

Study shows that diet and lifestyle advice for those with diabetes should be 'no different' from that for general public
New research published in Diabetologia -- the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes -- suggests that lifestyle advice for people with diabetes should be no different from that for the general public, although those with diabetes may benefit more from that same advice.

Database of disease genes shows potential drug therapies
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a massive online database that matches thousands of genes linked to cancer and other diseases with drugs that target those genes.

In a surprise finding, gene mutation found linked to low-risk bladder cancer
An international research team has discovered a genetic mutation linked to low-risk bladder cancer.

McMaster researchers 'fish new pond' for antibiotics
This release discusses taking fresh aim at bacterial vitamin and amino acid production and finding completely novel antibacterial compounds.
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