Oncology & Cancer

A new approach to detecting cancer earlier from blood tests: study

Cancer scientists led by principal investigator Dr. Daniel De Carvalho at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have combined "liquid biopsy", epigenetic alterations and machine learning to develop a blood test to detect and classify ...

Diabetes

Epigenomic alterations contribute to obesity-associated diabetes

Obesity is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, yet not all obese humans develop the disease. In a new study, researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and from the Institute of Health and Medical Research ...

Genetics

New research shows childhood adversity causes changes in genetics

In a look at how major stressors during childhood can change a person's biological risk for psychiatric disorders, researchers at Butler Hospital have discovered a genetic alteration at the root of the association. The research, ...

Genetics

Machine learning's next frontier: Epigenetic drug discovery

Machine learning's powerful ability to detect patterns in complex data is revolutionizing how we drive, how we diagnose disease and now, how we discover new drugs. Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute ...

Oncology & Cancer

New insights into the epigenome of brain tumours

Brain cancer is the most common form of cancer amongst children and due to the large number of different types of brain tumours, a proper diagnosis is necessary for effective treatment. One EU-supported project has provided ...

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