THE CANDLE: Control of human genomes is the Holy Grail of biology | News

The Holy Grail of biology would be the ability to fully control the genome of every cell in every species with 100% accuracy. This would open the door to science fiction-level capabilities; extending and improving life, ending infectious and genetic diseases, and enhancing performance are just a few possibilities. As existing tools such as CRISPR … Read more

The Practice of Pharmacy and Medicine Require a Binary Biological Sex Specification

While many medications are simple to dose and sex-independent, many drugs are complicated, and very specific diseases require that doses be calculated based on mass, age, and many clinical parameters, including organ function. These established and validated algorithms include hundreds of different, complex formulas covering thousands of the over 20,000 FDA-approved drugs. They also necessitate … Read more

American College of Lifestyle Medicine named new content provider for

The addition of ACLM as a content provider to AMA Ed Hub will greatly expand access to the professional medical society’s continuing medical education courses (CME) focused on the six pillars of lifestyle medicine — nutrition, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, positive social connection and avoidance of harmful substances. ACLM joins other well-known organizations … Read more

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computational Biology/Data Analytics   job with UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Job Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computational Biology/Data Analytics Reporting To: Prof. Brian Kirby, Deputy Dean, SUDA-RCSI Int. College of Pharmaceutical Innovation Location: RCSI Dublin – While the primary location for this role will be in Dublin, the appointee will spend up to 16 weeks per academic year in Soochow University. School (or department): School of … Read more

Precision Medicine: What Are the Challenges and the Opportunities?

The treatment of chronic disease needs a revolution. We know that two people with the same disease can have radically different experiences. Take Lupus, for example – many patients with the condition experience a different combination of physical symptoms. Because of this, we know that a “one-size-fits-all” approach to disease treatments isn’t always effective. The … Read more

Weill Cornell Medicine receives $14 million grant to study emerging

A Weill Cornell Medicine-led consortium has been awarded a five-year, $14.7 million renewal grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for a research Center focused on employing emerging and existing technologies to help promote the well-being, quality of life and independence of diverse populations of older adults and provide … Read more

Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists create nanobody that can punch through

Proteins called antibodies help the immune system find and attack foreign pathogens. Mini versions of antibodies, called nanobodies — natural compounds in the blood of animals such as llamas and sharks — are being studied to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer. Now, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have helped develop a nanobody capable of getting through … Read more

KELLY HAWES: A lesson in biology for Indiana lawmakers | Opinion

It’s tempting at a time like this to offer a crash course in biology to the Indiana General Assembly. These lawmakers, the vast majority of them men, are about to wade into what until now has been a conversation between a woman and her physician. Perhaps we should tell these guys a bit more about … Read more

New Appointments & Promotions Within Department of Internal Medicine

Congratulations to the following clinicians, researchers, and educators within the Department of Internal Medicine who have earned new appointments, or promotions recently. New Appointments Leila Alizadeh, MD, Associate Research Scientist (Cardiovascular Medicine) Priyadarshini Balasubramanian, MBBS, MD, Assistant Professor (Endocrinology & Metabolism), Clinical Track Samuel Burton, MD, Instructor (Digestive Diseases) Daniel Chamie, PhD, Instructor (Cardiovascular Medicine) … Read more

Kelly Hawes column: A lesson in biology for Indiana lawmakers | Columns

It’s tempting at a time like this to offer a crash course in biology to the Indiana General Assembly. These lawmakers, the vast majority of them men, are about to wade into what until now has been a conversation between a woman and her physician. Perhaps we should tell these guys a bit more about … Read more