Genomic & Biopharma News

Study shows how naïve T-cells may affect tumor immunity and immunotherapy
The immune cells that are trained to fight off the body's invaders can become defective. It's what allows cancer to develop. So most research has targeted these co-called effector T-cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-18 04:59:00

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

Podcast: ‘What the Health?’ Tax bill or health bill?
Republican efforts to alter the health law, left for dead in September, came roaring back to life this week as the Senate Finance Committee added a repeal of the "individual mandate" fines for not maintaining health insurance to their tax bill.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-18 04:57:00

Mount Sinai researchers identify new therapeutic target for ER+ breast cancer
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a protein that can be targeted to suppress growth of a common type of breast cancer known as "estrogen receptor positive" (ER+), including ER+ cancers that are resistant to standard treatments.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-18 04:54:15

Selectively deleting stem cell factor promotes recovery after TBI in mice
UT Southwestern molecular biologists today report the unexpected finding that selectively deleting a stem cell transcription factor in adult mice promotes recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-18 04:44:00

New studies highlight importance of cardiorespiratory fitness to reduce CVD risk
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of death for men in the U.S. Both cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and the blood triglyceride/high-density lipoprotein ratio (TG:HDL ratio) are strong predictors of death from CHD. In the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, two new studies highlight the importance of CRF on subsequent CVD and mortality risk.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-18 04:27:00

New study further validates use of vaginal progesterone to decrease risk of preterm birth
A new study published today - World Prematurity Day - in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology provides additional support for treatment with vaginal progesterone to reduce the risk of preterm birth, neonatal complications and infant death in pregnant women with a short cervix.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-18 04:15:38

Specially tailored, ultrafast light pulses can trigger neurons to fire in different patterns
Specially tailored, ultrafast pulses of light can trigger neurons to fire and could one day help patients with light-sensitive circadian or mood problems, according to a new study in mice at the University of Illinois.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-18 04:01:00

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

Decrease in sunshine linked to rising incidence of Rickets
A University of Toronto student and professor have teamed up to discover that Britain's increasing cloudiness during the summer could be an important reason for the mysterious increase in Rickets among British children over the past few decades.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-18 03:56:00

Harnessing social media big data to fight against prescription drug crisis
Researchers at Dartmouth, Stanford University, and IBM Research, conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to prescription drug abuse.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-18 03:27:23