Genomic & Biopharma News

Lung microbiome plays major role in asthma severity and response to treatment
While the microbiome has gained significant attention for its impact on digestive health in recent years, its effect on lung disease has largely remained unstudied.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-24 05:42:37

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Study identifies protein that plays crucial role in diabetic retinopathy
For millions of Americans, their world is dissolving into an unrecognizable blur. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease affecting one-third of the estimated 30 million Americans who struggle with diabetes. As the patients' vision slowly fades, it never recovers and few treatments are available.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-24 05:33:38

Antidepressant use in children, adolescents linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes
A team of researchers from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and the University of Maryland School of Medicine found that current (prolonged) use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors – a major class of antidepressant medications – in children and adolescents was associated with a nearly two-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes when compared to youths who formerly used (but eventually discontinued) those medications.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-24 05:20:49

Rush uses SAVI SCOUT technology to enhance breast surgery for women
Women who need breast surgery to remove an abnormality that cannot be felt, also known as a non-palpable breast lesion, now may benefit from the convenience and comfort provided by an advanced new tissue locating technology offered at Rush University Medical Center.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-24 05:00:52

Study finds lung cancer driver ALK-fusion in mucosal melanoma
Melanomas caused by sun exposure have been matched with targeted treatments and immunotherapies, in many cases dramatically extending patients' lives. However, there are other kinds of melanoma not related to sun exposure and because they are caused by different genetic changes, they are not susceptible to the same targeted treatments.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-24 03:47:17

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Researchers aim to assess preparedness of clinicians in communicating end-of-life issues
Delivering news about end-of-life issues is one of the most difficult tasks clinicians encounter in medical practice. Researchers from the Texas Medical Center on behalf of the ETHICS study investigators, in Houston, Texas, aimed to assess how prepared health-care providers feel in communicating end-of-life issues and determining if proper training had been given to health-care providers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-24 03:44:23

APA shines light on important trends in psychology
Psychology is hot, and it's only getting hotter. It's critical to the development of such technological innovations as self-driving cars and smart devices.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-24 03:35:24

Researchers develop novel tool to assess fertility knowledge and concerns in transgender youth
A novel tool developed by researchers at Children's National Health System-with critical input from transgender youth and their parents-assesses the level of interest or concern these teens and their families have regarding the impacts of medical gender treatments on long-term fertility.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-24 03:21:31

Brazilian scientists examine how benzopyrene can cause cancer
Benzo[a]pyrene is a potent carcinogen and mutagen present in cigarette smoke, automotive exhaust, burnt wood fumes, barbecued and smoked meat etc.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-24 03:09:16