BioResearch Int'l e-Newsletter for December 30, 2010
Iota-Carrageenan Nasal Spray Protects Mice against Influenza
A nasal spray containing iota-carrageenan has been shown in a mouse model to effectively prevent infection by influenza virus including the pandemic H1N1 influenza strain.
Postsynaptic Density Genes Linked to Multitude of Brain Disorders
The postsynaptic density, an enigmatic structure located in some brain cell synapses, was analyzed at the proteomic and genomic levels and found to be the source of proteins involved in more than 130 brain diseases.
Restoration of Missing MicroRNAs Blocks Spread of Pancreatic Cancer
Cancer researchers have found that an overexpressed oncogene in pancreatic tumor cells inhibits the production of a class of microRNAs that would normally control the oncogene’s activity.
Active Immunotherapy Blocks Formation of Tumor Blood Vessels
Researchers using a method based on tumor cells taken from the patient, which have been engineered to secrete immune stimulating molecules and then returned to the patient, have found that this approach has a disruptive effect on the tumor’s ability to create new blood vessels.
The Biomarkers Consortium Announces Availability of Alzheimer’s Disease Plasma Proteomics Data
A new project represents the work of a consortium venture that involves the use of targeted multiplex proteomic strategies to identify plasma-based biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease.