Navigation Links
Systems biology recommended as a clinical approach to cancer
Date:7/9/2009

Blacksburg, Va. -- Four researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech and their colleagues at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine are advocating the use of systems biology as an innovative clinical approach to cancer. This approach could result in the development of improved diagnostic tools and treatment options, as well as potential new drug targets to help combat the many potentially fatal types of the disease.

In an upcoming paper* in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, the international journal of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, the team highlights the usefulness of a systems biology approach in developing a comprehensive view of cancer diseases, which will help researchers better understand the complex processes related to cancer progression, diagnosis, and treatment. Systems biology brings together mathematical modeling, simulations, and quantitative experiments, allowing researchers to use the data of one of the approaches to repeatedly define the framework of the other approaches. Biochemical networks are central to biological function, while computer models provide a particularly useful way to understand their workings. Biochemical models are the ideal means to design and predict the effect of interventions, such as cancer treatments.

"One of the goals of this paper is to show the potential benefits that can result from moving the use of systems biology techniques closer to the clinic," explained VBI Professor Reinhard Laubenbacher. "We believe this kind of shift is very possible. For example, mathematical models could integrate patient characteristics to help researchers determine the features of dynamic processes linked to cancer progression, diagnosis, and treatment. Systems biology has an increasingly important role in cancer research and treatment, especially as mathematical modelers, biologists, and clinicians continue working together. Through these transdisciplinary ef
'/>"/>

Contact: Susan Bland
subland@vbi.vt.edu
540-231-7912
Virginia Tech
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Systems Biology poised to revolutionize the understanding of cell function and disease
2. Cogent Systems and Northrop Grumman Reach Agreement to Settle Automated Fingerprint Identification Technology Suit and Create Strategic Alliance
3. Radiant Systems Selects BIO-key(R) Biometric Software for POS Solution
4. Fujitsu and HT Systems Partner to Provide Biometric Patient Identity Management
5. Fujitsu and HT Systems Partner to Provide Biometric Patient Identity Management
6. Radiant Systems Selects BIO-key(R) Biometric Software for POS Solution
7. Cogent Systems and Northrop Grumman Reach Agreement to Settle Automated Fingerprint Identification Technology Suit and Create Strategic Alliance
8. Smartcard Finger-Match Add-on for VeriFinger and MegaMatcher is Now Available for the Implementation of Biometric Fingerprint-on-Smartcard Verification Systems
9. Study shows genetically engineered corn could affect aquatic ecosystems
10. Genetically engineered corn may harm stream ecosystems
11. NYUs Center for Genomics & Systems Biology receives $4.4 million NSF grant
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Washington ... news source covering leading sectors including technology and tech stocks, ... Privacy marketplace featuring master pickpocket and security consultant Apollo ... is stolen and talks about the Wocket™ biometric smart wallet, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Infinisource has launched its new NXG series ... The G2 sets a higher standard for collecting attendance and ... solution. With plug-and-play installation, touch screen interface and seamless connection ... robust time collection solution for the small to mid-size employer. ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 18, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor - Apple/AuthenTec ... their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... 2012, Apple introduced the fingerprint reading feature with the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 2Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 3Infinisource's NXG series sets new time clock standard 2iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor - Apple/AuthenTec TMDR92 & Sapphire - Technology Report 2
... or fuel crop plants, could represent an abundant source ... International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management . ... and sal trees have almost as good a thermal ... carbon monoxide, waste hydrocarbons and NOx (nitrogen oxides). ...
... whole wheat bread a more appetizing aroma and taste may ... that appears in the bread, which nutritionists regard as more ... a new study in ACS, Journal of Agricultural and ... wheat bakery products more appealing to millions of people., Devin ...
... SANTA CRUZ, CA--The remarkable diversity of California,s plant life is ... 45 million years, according to a new study published in ... evolved in California, the rate at which plant lineages gave ... California than elsewhere, researchers found. Botanists have long recognized ...
Cached Biology News:Tree seeds offer potential for sustainable biofuels 2Low extinction rates made California a refuge for diverse plant species 2Low extinction rates made California a refuge for diverse plant species 3Low extinction rates made California a refuge for diverse plant species 4
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Shimadzu Scientific Instruments today ... UV-visible spectrophotometer. Offering wavelength scanning from 190 to ... for applications in a variety of industries, including ... user-friendly UV-1280 enables intuitive operation, while the enhanced ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... laboratory information management systems market is a rapidly growing ... due to factors such as rising pressure to comply ... and increasing government support for adoption of HCIT solutions ... the market focus on technological advancements to further the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Dr. Greg Leyer of UAS Labs recently was ... Pre-Conference seminar on probiotics in San Diego, CA. , ... conference for health care professionals. This year’s pre-conference seminar was ... in health. Dr. Leyer spoke about the emerging topics and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)...   Cypher Genomics, Inc., the leading genome ... SQNM ), the leading molecular diagnostics company, today ... prenatal tests (NIPT). Through this agreement, Sequenom will ... advance analysis of clinically-relevant fetal sub-chromosomal variants detected ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Shimadzu’s New Monitored Single-Beam UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Offers Comprehensive Measurement Options in a Compact Body 2Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 2Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 3Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 4
... Sixth Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference & Exhibition, organized by ... coming together of consumer and healthcare technologies ... will take place at the Seattle Airport Marriott in ... include a diverse representation of the many business segments ...
... Nestle SA to select a new flavor ingredient ... and coffee whitener fields- Extension of discovery and ... collaborative research and license agreement with Campbell Soup ... filings for Bitter Blockers S0812 and S6821SAN DIEGO, ...
... Fla., May 7 Renewable fuels provider New Generation ... today announced that it has signed a contract with ... biofuel in an evaluation program for boiler applications in the ... of Baltimore has evaluated a non fossil fuel in its ...
Cached Biology Technology:Sixth Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference to Focus on Remote Monitoring, Home Telehealth & eHealth for Chronic Care Management & Wellness Promotion 2Sixth Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference to Focus on Remote Monitoring, Home Telehealth & eHealth for Chronic Care Management & Wellness Promotion 3SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS 2SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS 3SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS 4SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS 5SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS 6SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS 7SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS 8SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS 9SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS 10SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS 11City of Baltimore to Evaluate New Generation Biofuels for Use in Boiler Applications 2City of Baltimore to Evaluate New Generation Biofuels for Use in Boiler Applications 3
4-Hydroxy-3-nitrophenylacetyl hapten is conjugated to SSA (Sheep serum albumin) lysine through amide bonds. This product is homologous to NP-BSA....
Antibodies were affinity purified using epitopes specific to Alpha4 immobilized on solid support....
Collected from 8-12 week old sexually mature rats. Pricing: $100/unit for 1 - 10 units...
... host strains are K-12 derivatives that have ... and glutathione reductase (gor) genes, which greatly ... Studies have shown that expression in Origami(DE3) ... another host even though overall expression levels ...
Biology Products: