Identifying New Biomarkers to Detect Lung Cancer Earlier

Source: NIH National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Prevention  Lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide killing 1.8 million people each year, is often diagnosed at an advanced stage when the chances for a cure are limited. In the United States, almost 60% of people diagnosed with localized lung and bronchus cancer are […]

Thesis Defenses – Zhe Wang and Ke Xu

Congratulations to CBM PhD candidates Zhe Wang and Ke Xu, who both passed their thesis defenses on Thursday, April 8. Zhe Wang, of the Campbell lab, defended his thesis entitled“Enhancing Preprocessing and Clustering of Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Data” and Ke Xu, of the Spira/Lenburg lab, defended his thesis entitled “Airway Gene Expression Alterations in Association […]

New Publication – Contextualized Protein-Protein Interactions

Source: Patterns Highlights We present PPI Context: contextualization of existing literature-curated PPIs A resource for filtering PPIs by cell-line information mined from reporting studies A fast and flexible pipeline implementing the presented data mining method The Bigger Picture Existing literature-curated protein-protein interaction (PPI) databases usually aggregate cell-type-agnostic interactions, yet PPIs are dependent on environmental conditions. […]

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 […]

BU Scientists Awarded $1.9 Million to Accelerate Coronavirus Research

Source: The Brink Since the novel and fast-spreading SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus first upended life in the United States and around the world, scientists at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) have dropped nearly every other research project to focus on understanding and combating the virus. Now, BU scientists have received nearly $1.9 million in […]