Genomic & Biopharma News

Along The Way – Combining RNA-Seq and Lineage Tracing to Map Developmental Lineage Trajectories
How stem cells differentiate into the myriad diverse cell types that ultimately form tissues has been an area of extensive research. Studying this process at the population level unfortunately masks rare or transient intermediates...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2018-08-16 08:00:01

Improved visual communication could help patients to make informed health-care decisions
A woman goes to the doctor for a mammogram. The result comes back positive. This doesn't necessarily mean you have cancer, false positives are common, her doctor might say. Maybe the patient is also given a pamphlet with some statistics about mortality and survival rates.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-16 07:56:33

Study provides new insight into how 'trash bag of the cell' traps and seals off waste
The mechanics behind how an important process within the cell traps material before recycling it has puzzled scientists for years. But Penn State researchers have gained new insight into how this process seals off waste, much like a trash bag.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-16 07:51:19

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 develop molecular matrix that delivers healing stem cells to injured elderly muscles
A car accident leaves an aging patient with severe muscle injuries that won't heal. Treatment with muscle stem cells from a donor might restore damaged tissue, but doctors are unable to deliver them effectively. A new method may help change this.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-16 07:41:45

Trial shows PARP inhibitor as novel treatment option for patients with advanced breast cancers
In a randomized, Phase III trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the PARP inhibitor talazoparib extended progression-free survival (PFS) and improved quality-of-life measures over available chemotherapies for patients with metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer and mutations in the BRCA1/2 genes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-16 07:31:47

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

Prenatal exposure to violence increases toddlers' aggressive behavior to their mothers
Babies whose mothers experience interpersonal violence during pregnancy are more likely to exhibit aggression and defiance toward their mothers in toddlerhood, according to new research by Laura Miller-Graff,assistant professor of psychology and peace studies, and Jennifer Burke Lefever, managing director of the William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families, both at the University of Notre Dame.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-16 07:27:17

Mathematical model shows the influence of human behavior on spread of infectious diseases
Mathematics can help public health workers better understand and influence human behaviors that lead to the spread of infectious disease, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-16 07:17:35

Socio-economic position associated with pregnant women's exposure to environmental hazards
Socio-economic position determines the environmental hazards--such as air pollution and noise--that pregnant women are exposed to in urban areas, although the nature of the association varies from city to city.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-16 07:11:38

Penn researchers develop first mouse model of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
The biggest hurdle to finding effective therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) – a life-threatening condition in which the lungs become scarred and breathing is increasingly difficult – has been the inability to fully model the disease in animals, limiting the ability to observe and understand the disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-16 07:07:27