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Genomic Fingerprint May Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African Americans

A set of genes could help stratify African American men in need of more aggressive treatment for prostate cancer.
20-Jul-2015 4:00 PM EDT

Hiding in Plain Sight: Clinical Pathway Uncovers Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Hospitalized Patients


A multi-disciplinary group of researchers and physicians at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals have created a clinical pathway to identify obstructive sleep apnea in higher-risk, hospitalized patients.
15-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Lynchpin Molecule for the Spread of Cancer Found

A single molecule called DNA-PKcs may drive metastatic processes that turn cancer from a slowly growing relatively benign disease to a killer.
6-Jul-2015 12:00 PM EDT

Divided They Conquer – tRNAs Are Segmented Into Fragments In a Manner That Depends on Race, Gender and Tissue, A Finding That May Impact Future Studies Of Disease

The study reports on a newly discovered category of tRNA fragments as well as shows that all tRNAs are rich sources of very diverse short molecules whose characteristics depend on a person’s gender, population, and race and differ according to...
6-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT

New Family of Small RNAs Boosts Cell Proliferation in Cancer

Rather than cellular trash, half of a transfer RNA (tRNA) molecule appears to actively spur cell proliferation in breast and prostate cancers, suggesting a new role for tRNA and a possible target for a new class of therapy.
24-Jun-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Stress Hormones Could Undermine Breast Cancer Therapy

Stress hormones often given to patients to treat the side effects of therapy may cause a subset of breast cancers to become treatment-resistant.
19-Jun-2015 6:00 AM EDT

New Sleep Genes Found

Researchers discover that a protein called Taranis could hold the key to a good night’s sleep.
11-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Why Obesity Predisposes to Severe Respiratory Failure

A hormone that regulates blood sugar levels may be the key to reducing the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome in obese patients.
11-Jun-2015 6:00 AM EDT

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