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Volatile chemicals associated with Parkinson's disease may enable early detection.
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BioSerendipity by Nancy R. Gough - 6d ago

As I was selecting the articles related to proteomics and disease, I kept a running list of those that piqued my interest. These range in topic and are not all related to proteomics. Most are related to medicine or human disease. Hopefully, I will have time to take a closer look at them all and ... Read moreWorth a Closer Look: April 2019
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BioSerendipity by Nancy R. Gough - 2w ago

The following papers piqued my interest this week. Hopefully, I will have time to take a closer look at them all and decide which ones warrant a thumbs up and which ones a thumbs down. Some I found through my Biomed News search of the proteomics and disease list, some through social media, and some ... Read moreWorth a Closer Look: March 2019
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Yeast are a genetically tractable model system to study various aspects of cellular physiology or toxicology. In the study by Jochem and colleagues, the researchers investigated a potential mechanism for a connection between arsenic exposure and type 2 diabetes by analyzing the effects of arsenic exposure in yeast. This study is a follow up to ... Read moreYeast Study Links Arsenic to Diabetes through Glucose Transporters
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Summaries of recent articles related to human pathogenic and commensal microbes
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Frequently, I am asked, “Isn’t there a blood test for pancreatic cancer?” I think this question arises because, as my friends and I are getting older, we have more friends, relatives, and acquaintances who are diagnosed with cancer, and those with pancreatic cancer are the ones that tend to die soonest. Many have heard of ... Read morePancreatic Cancer: A Biomarker Challenge
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Two studies in March 2019 focus on MYC as a target in cancer. MYC is encoded by a well known oncogene, meaning that it can promote cancer. However, MYC has both pro-cancer and anti-cancer properties. The anti-cancer activity tends to dominate when there is more of this protein in the cell; the pro-cancer activity dominates ... Read moreContext Matters for Targeting MYC in Cancer
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BioSerendipity by Nancy R. Gough - 2M ago

A list of articles classified by Nancy R. Gough as good, valuable contributions or not so valuable contributions to the scientific literature.
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Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is occurs in people who have received bone marrow or blood stem cell transplants from donors (allogenic transplants). The donated cells replace the stem cells that make the cells of the immune system and red blood cells in patients with leukemias or lymphomas or various types of bone marrow diseases, blood disorders, ... Read moreGut Microbes in Graft-Versus-Host Disease
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Endogenous cannabinoid signaling controls sex-based differences in behavior
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