Researchers develop machine learning methods to accurately identify, characterize metabolism-disrupting chemicals

Source: EurekAlert! Chemicals in your furniture, plastic housewares and pesticides used in your yard may be making  you fat, according to Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health researchers. A growing number of environmental pollutants (organotins in pesticides, phthalates in plastics, flame retardants in furniture) activate fat-forming pathways and enhance weight gain through white-fat […]

Largest-Ever Study of Prostate Cancer Genomics in Black Patients IDs Potential Targets for Precision Therapies

Source: BU School of Medicine Black men in the United States are known to suffer disproportionately from prostate cancer, but few studies have investigated whether genetic differences in prostate tumors could have anything to do with these health disparities. Now, in the largest study of its kind to date, researchers from BUSM, UC San Francisco […]

Novel respiratory cell changes identified from cigarette smoke exposure

Source: Medical Press Cigarette smoking changes the types of cells that are present in the respiratory track and some biological processes necessary for detoxification of cigarette smoke are restricted to specific types of cells. “Our study describes novel respiratory cell changes that result from cigarette smoke exposure that may be associated with the development of pre-cancerous tissue,” […]

New candidate cancer genes identified using math models

Source: EurekAlert (Boston)–Computational modeling is the use of computers to simulate and study the behavior of complex systems. Computational approaches are widely adopted in the bioimedical sciences and can be used to sift through large volumes of complex data to extract recurrent patterns that may point to a disease’s causes and effects. Researchers from Boston […]

New Method for Evaluating Cancer Risk of Chemicals is Quick, Precise, Inexpensive

Dr. Stefano Monti explains his research methodology on fingerprinting carcinogens in our environment  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Source: EurekAlert! (Boston)–Researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health have developed and evaluated a fast, accurate and cost-effective approach to assessing the carcinogenicity of chemicals–that is, whether exposure to a chemical increases a person’s long-term […]

Veracyte Initiates Launch of Percepta™ Bronchial Genomic Classifier

Press: April 16, 2015 | Veracyte South San Francisco, Calif. — April 16, 2015 — Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT), a molecular diagnostic company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced the launch of its Percepta™ Bronchial Genomic Classifier, a new genomic test to resolve ambiguity in lung cancer diagnosis. The company will soon begin […]