Genomic & Biopharma News

Scientists sequence poisonous mushrooms to produce potential compounds for medicinal uses
A team of Michigan State University scientists has genetically sequenced two species of poisonous mushrooms, discovering that they can theoretically produce billions of compounds through one molecular assembly line.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-25 03:21:49

Timing of chemotherapy can have big effect on inflammation, study shows
The time of day that breast cancer chemotherapy drugs are given affects the amount of damaging inflammation in the body, a new study in mice suggests.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-25 03:14:06

Lung cancer patients who experience anxiety and depression more likely to die sooner, study reveals
Patients who experience anxiety and depression after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer are more likely to die sooner, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-25 03:07:04

Scientists uncover new way to starve tumor cells to death
For decades, scientists have tried to halt cancer by blocking nutrients from reaching tumor cells, in essence starving tumor cells of the fuel needed to grow and proliferate. Such attempts often have disappointed because cancer cells are nimble, relying on numerous backup routes to continue growing.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-25 03:03:55

TSRI scientists receive $1.8 million grant to develop drug candidates for multiple diseases
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded approximately $1.8 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to develop a series of drug candidates for a number of diseases, including heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and several neurodegenerative disorders.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-25 02:52:38

Edible and medicinal mushrooms show potential to mitigate neurodegenerative diseases
Certain edible and medicinal mushrooms contain bioactive compounds that may enhance nerve growth in the brain and protect against neurotoxic stimuli such as inflammation that contribute to neurodegenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-25 02:44:07

Dementia patients may often struggle to manage drug regime, study reveals
New research funded by Pharmacy Research UK published on 19 January, reveals people with dementia may struggle with managing their medication - exposing them to side-effects, medication errors and an increased risk of non-adherence to drug treatment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-25 02:34:00

Mental health advocates want pharma to help end stigma
Mental health advocates want pharma to help end stigma beth.bulik Tue, 01/24/2017 - 20:23
Fierce Pharma, 2017-01-25 01:23:25

Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy linked to increased risk of preterm birth
Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don't consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products. A deficiency of the vitamin during pregnancy could have dramatic consequences for the foetus.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-25 01:20:25