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2014-06-03 08:32:14

NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exosome Diagnostics, a leading developer of non-invasive, biofluid-based molecular diagnostics, today announced that Vincent J. O'Neill, M.D., has been appointed as its chief medical officer. Dr. O'Neill has extensive experience in clinical trial design, regulatory issues, and personalized medicine, most recently as global head Personalized of Medicine and Companion Diagnostics at Sanofi. At Sanofi, he defined the personalized medicine...

2014-05-28 08:31:28

NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exosome Diagnostics, a leading developer of non-invasive, biofluid-based molecular diagnostics, today announced that William J. Kelly has been appointed as its chief financial officer, effective May 27, 2014. Mr. Kelly, 43, has over 20 years of financial management experience, including the past 13 years leading growing, international, publicly traded life science companies. For the past six years, Mr. Kelly worked at RepliGen Corporation,...

2014-05-21 12:13:31

Aarhus University A few years ago researchers described a Turkish family whose family members moved around on all fours. It turned out that they lacked the sense of equilibrium. This was caused by the rare neurological disease CAMRQ, which is the result of a mutation in the lipid pump in the cells. On the other hand, it was not known why the genetic error had such serious consequences. The discovery provided inspiration for a Danish study of the mechanism for the vital lipid pump...

2014-05-21 11:59:58

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) When the English author Sir Francis Bacon wrote "The world's a bubble" in 1629, it's a safe bet he wasn't thinking about microfluidics. However, for a research team led by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Bacon's words could not be truer. Since 2004, their world has revolved around the development of increasingly sophisticated microfluidic devices to produce liquid-filled "bubbles" called...

2014-04-28 09:32:17

A new study from researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), published today in Cell Reports, sheds light on a mysterious gene that likely influences cardiovascular health. After five years, UOHI researchers now know how one genetic variant works and suspect that it contributes to the development of heart disease through processes that promote chronic inflammation and cell division. Researchers at the Ruddy Canadian Cardiovascular Genetics Centre had initially...

2014-04-22 08:33:24

SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: AEMD), today released the following note authored by its Chairman and CEO, Jim Joyce. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b When we initiated our first exosome research program, the medical community generally viewed these particles as nothing more than cellular debris with no biological function. In contrast, we believed that exosomes, also known as microvesicles or extracellular vesicles,...

2014-04-14 10:56:31

Manipulating the metabolic process in cells may compensate for defects that can shorten cell life UAlberta researchers are taking a closer look at how two metabolic pathways interact to increase the lifespan of cells with mitochondrial defects. Magnus Friis (PhD ’10) is the lead author of the study, which was published online on April 10 and will be published in the April 24 issue of Cell Reports. Mitochondria produce energy for cells through oxidative metabolism, but the process...

2014-04-07 15:48:32

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the journal Cell Reports and presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Conference 2014 shows that the cellular process of autophagy in which cells "eat" parts of themselves in times of stress may allow cancer cells to recover and divide rather than die when faced with chemotherapies. Autophagy, from the Greek "to eat oneself," is a process of cellular recycling in which cell organelles...

2014-04-04 23:33:51

By illuminating mitochondria, UVA researchers shed light on disease and human health. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Under the microscope, they glow like streetlights, forming tidy rows that follow the striations of muscle tissue. They are mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells, and researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have created a method to illuminate and understand them in living creatures like never before. Not only can the researchers make the...

2014-03-11 08:29:02

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exosome Diagnostics today announced the initial close of its Series B financing round with the raising of $27 million. Proceeds will be used to advance development of the Company's proprietary platform technology and commercial programs for non-invasive, fluid-based molecular diagnostics in oncology, neurodegenerative diseases and other clinical areas. Key Points: -- Co-leading the financing were new investors QIAGEN and Arcus Ventures --...


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