pulmonary arterial hypertension

Handful for PAH

A team of Cambridge researchers use sequencing to find gene mutations linked to pulmonary arterial hypertension, BBC News reports.

Co-discoverers of the link between the gene EIF2AK4 and specific types of pulmonary hypertension, Intermountain and ARUP are now collaborating to offer clinical testing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center uncovered a new gene linked with pulmonary arterial hypertension, and as the group reported in The New England Journal of Medicine

EGEN announced this week that its microRNA inhibitor-based treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension was able to reverse the pulmonary hypertension associated with advanced stages of the disease and restore cardiovascular function in rat models.

Miragen Therapeutics said this week that it has taken an exclusive license to intellectual property held by the University of Glasgow that is related to the use of microRNA-145 in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The awards are part of NHLBI's newest proteomics program, which seeks to "understand the mechanisms that underlie many of the clinical questions related to heart, lung, and blood disease," said an official.

Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.