Part 2 Nutrigenomics: The Science of How Food Interacts With Our Genes

At this point, it may be worth asking, what do free radicals and antioxidants have to do with our genes? This seems like a simple environmental issue: eat more antioxidants to balance out the free radicals. Alas, the situation is not quite so simple. Often times, external antioxidant consumption is unable to keep up with […]


Part 1 Nutrigenomics: The Science of How Food Interacts With Our Genes

Imagine with me for a moment: Joe, the quirky, astute, dedicated scientist, approaches his laboratory for the day’s research. He opens the large double doors and begins to run routine safety checks. Equipment expiration dates are within range, ventilation systems are adequate, emergency showers and eyewash stations are functional. Joe settles upon himself a thick […]


Transforming prostate cancer treatment

Scientists are using a diagnostic test to better understand the biology of prostate cancer tumors, which could lead to a transformation in how prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated.   Queen’s University Belfast has led the world’s largest research study using a diagnostic test developed by Almac Diagnostics, to better understand the biology of prostate […]


Fighting cancer with cancer: 3-D cultured cells could drive precision therapy

Honeycomb-like arrays of tiny, lab-grown cancers could one day help doctors zero in on individualized treatments for ovarian cancer, an unpredictable disease that kills more than 14,000 women each year in the United States alone. The study A team of researchers has devised a process that can grow hundreds of cultured cell masses, called spheroids, […]

T Cells

T cell therapy shows persistent benefits in young leukemia patients

Updated results from a global clinical trial of the CAR T-cell therapy, tisagenlecleucel, a landmark personalized treatment for a high-risk form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), reveal that children and young adults continued to show high rates of durable, complete remission of their disease. Most side effects were short-lived and reversible. Updated results from a […]

Dietary fat Nutrigenomics Institute

Flipping the switch: Dietary fat, changes in fat metabolism may promote prostate cancer metastasis

Research reveals interplay between genes, environment in metastatic prostate disease Researchers have shed new light on the genetic mechanisms that promote metastasis in the mouse model and also implicated the typical Western high-fat diet as a key environmental factor driving metastasis. Prostate tumors tend to be what scientists call “indolent” — so slow-growing and self-contained […]

Edible QR Nutrigenomics institute

New technology: Edible QR code can be the medicine of the future

Researchers have developed a new method for the production of medicine. They print medical drugs in QR coded patterns onto an edible material. The production can be tailored to fit each patient and has the potential to protect against wrong medication and fake medicine according to the researchers.     For the last 100 years, researchers have […]


A biological approach to precision medicine targets endless number of diseases

Self-assembling platform effectively delivers inhibitory RNA molecules to targeted cell populations A new study proposes a novel approach to manipulate genes using a self-assembling platform that delivers nucleic acids to distinct subsets of cells. The new modular platform offers a robust biological approach — and may hold the key to the future of personalized medicine. […]