Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers probe potential link between gut microbiota and poor artery health
Scientific evidence that the assortment of gut microbes in humans influences different and critical aspects of health is piling up: Researchers think our microbes may influence obesity, anxiety, depression, autism, cancer and gastrointestinal diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 04:55:08

UCSF-led scientists use machine learning technology to uncover hallmarks of mystery concussion
Scientists have used a unique computational technique that sifts through big data to identify a subset of concussion patients with normal brain scans, who may deteriorate months after diagnosis and develop confusion, personality changes and differences in vision and hearing, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 04:42:23

Brains of adolescents with anorexia nervosa remain altered even after treatment, study finds
Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 04:30:22

Study highlights potential tolerability of single fraction of HDR brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer
Results from a new prospective clinical trial indicate that high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy administered in a single, 19 Gray treatment may be a safe and effective alternative to longer courses of HDR treatment for men with localized prostate cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 04:25:19

Shared reading can be useful therapy for chronic pain sufferers, study finds
A study conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, The Reader and the Royal Liverpool University Hospitals Trust, and funded by the British Academy, has found that shared reading (SR) can be a useful therapy for chronic pain sufferers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 03:57:00

Highly prevalent gene variants in African Americans contribute to kidney disease
African Americans have a heightened risk of developing chronic and end-stage kidney disease. This association has been attributed to two common genetic variants - named G1 and G2 -- in APOL1, a gene that codes for a human-specific protein.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 03:53:42

'Congestion tax' linked to nearly 50% drop in asthma rates among children
When Stockholm, Sweden, introduced a "congestion tax" to discourage driving in the center of town, traffic eased and the pollution level dropped by between 5 and 10 percent.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 03:45:21

Specific dairy products may influence breast cancer risk in women, study shows
Specific dairy foods may influence breast cancer risk in women, although risk varies by the source of the dairy product, according to a study published online ahead of print in the journal Current Developments in Nutrition.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 03:40:19

Workers without paid sick leave less likely to receive preventive health care screenings, study finds
More than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act and do not have to pay for 15 preventive screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 03:14:46