Visualizing gene expression with MRI

Researchers in the laboratory of Mikhail Shapiro, assistant professor of chemical engineering and Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator, have invented a new method to...

Stem cell secretions may protect against glaucoma

A new study in rats shows that stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect cells in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the...

How protein production gets distorted in skin cancer

"A cell's identity depends on the levels of proteins it produces, and these can be altered by changes in the way proteins are translated...

Piramal buys Mallinckrodt LLC’s spasticity, pain-control drugs

Piramal Enterprises has kicked off the year with an acquisition by formalising a deal to buy UK-based Mallinckrodt LLC’s portfolio of intrathecal (administered via...

Potassium Channels May Unlock Future Precision Medicine Treatments for Alcoholism

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina identified potassium channel genes as novel preclinical pharmacogenetic targets that show early promise for reducing heavy...

Why LSD hallucinations last so long

Lysergic acid diethylamide–more commonly known as “LSD” or simply “acid”–is one of the longest lasting and most potent hallucinogens, but researchers have never understood...

CRISPR: From Biology to Technology and Novel Therapeutics

CRISPR: From Biology to Technology and Novel Therapeutics October 22 - 24, 2017, Sitges, Spain CRISPR systems can cleave and precisely incorporate DNA into defined locations...

Metabolic Disease Therapies

Metabolic Disease Therapies October 15 - 17, 2017, San Diego, CA, USA According to the first WHO Global report on diabetes, the incidence of type 2...

Emerging and Reemerging Viruses

Human pathogenic viruses are constantly emerging and re-emerging, as highlighted by the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the ongoing Zika virus outbreak...

Neuro-Immune Axis: Reciprocal Regulation in Development, Health, and Disease

Neuro-Immune Axis: Reciprocal Regulation in Development, Health, and Disease September 17 - 19, 2017, Sitges, Spain The goal of this symposium is to explore the interface...