Genomic & Biopharma News

Discovery offers fresh perspective on how the brain keeps its balance
As with all things in life, healthy brain function depends on a balance of forces. We think of our brains as active - moving a leg and saying a word are all "active" events.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-23 03:58:42

Computer-based speech analysis has potential to improve prediction of psychosis
Computer-based analyses of speech transcripts obtained from interviews with at-risk youths were able to predict which youths would later develop psychosis within two years, with an accuracy of up to 83 percent.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-23 03:55:38

Anti-inflammatory pill could help make vaccines more effective for the elderly
By identifying why skin immunity declines in old age, a UCL-led research team has found that an anti-inflammatory pill could help make vaccines more effective for elderly people.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-23 03:31:54

Marijuana use does not lower probability of conception, study shows
Marijuana use--by either men or women--does not appear to lower a couple's chances of getting pregnant, according to a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-23 03:28:14

Researchers show association between microbiome and cancer-related blood infections
Cancer patients receive essential medicines, fluids, blood and nutrients through long, flexible tubes called central venous catheters, or central lines.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-23 03:15:17

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

JAX researcher receives grant for retinal disease research
The National Eye Institute has awarded Jackson Laboratory Professor Juergen Naggert, Ph.D., a five-year grant totaling $2,187,500 to study genetically controlled breaks in an eye structure known as the external limiting membrane, which could hold the key to understanding and treating enhanced S-cone syndrome and other diseases of the retina.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-23 03:05:32

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

Powerful anti-oxidant can stop progression of fatty liver disease in young mice
As obesity continues to rise in the U.S., non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a major public health issue, increasingly leading to cancer and liver transplants.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-23 03:01:06

Chinese researchers develop multifunctional vehicle to transport gene therapeutics
Gene editing is one of the hottest topics in cancer research. A Chinese research team has now developed a gold-nanoparticle-based multifunctional vehicle to transport the "gene scissors" to the tumor cell genome.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-23 02:52:12

Study shows value of occupational therapy in the lives of young adults with diabetes
New results from a University of Southern California-led research study demonstrates the distinct value of occupational therapy for improving the health and quality of life of young adults living with diabetes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-23 02:46:24