MyID Breast Cancer is honored to sponsor a post by Prashanth Suravajhala, a biologist and bioinformatician who built and released a database in 2007 contains all human hypothetical proteins.
Please tell us why you are involved in the Breast Cancer community?
I am a Postdoctoral bioinformatics researcher engaged in research on identifying the known unknown regions or variants associated with diseases. We have indeed worked on a couple of well known cancers like hepatic carcinoma, lung etc., but have a great interest in finding such variants and regulatory regions associated with BRCA genes. On the latter, no.
Chaitenya Razdan, co-founder of Care+Wear, tells us about the company’s first product in creating “innovative healthwear for patients everywhere”
Family and friends, like our friend Caroline who helped to design the initial Band, struggled with a range of complex emotions, including the isolation that often comes from being seriously ill. Quite suddenly, the individual is a patient first and a person second. Caroline had a PICC line and was advised to use a tube sock to protect and cover the site, which made an uncomfortable treatment even more awkward. Caroline’s bulky tube sock became a constant reminder of her illness.