Genomic & Biopharma News

Research provides insights into how light may interact with the brain to affect sleep
Humans are diurnal animals, meaning that we usually sleep at night and are awake during the day, due at least in part to light or the lack thereof. Light is known to affect sleep indirectly by entraining--modifying the length of--our circadian rhythms and also rapidly and directly due to a phenomenon known as masking.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 20:12:14

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 21:24:27

Fungal toxins become easily aerosolized, leading to potential indoor health risk
Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 20:06:34

Exercise program can help frail older adults perform basic daily activities, study suggests
An exercise program comprised of gentle exercises and taught by home care aides can help frail older adults perform basic daily activities, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago published in The Gerontologist.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 19:43:01

Designer antibodies block Alzheimer’s plaque from forming
While the cause of Alzheimer’s disease remains unclear, the accumulation of amyloid-beta proteins in the brain is still thought to be a major culprit. A University of Cambridge team used computer-designed antibodies to stop amyloid-beta from sticking together and forming clumps.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-06-23 19:41:26

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 21:24:27

Anti-seizure drug could have beneficial effect in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease
In the last decade, mounting evidence has linked seizure-like activity in the brain to some of the cognitive decline seen in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 19:38:45

Scientists create wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three diabetes-related compounds
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are getting more out of the sweat they've put into their work on a wearable diagnostic tool that measures three diabetes-related compounds in microscopic amounts of perspiration.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 19:21:52

Study finds increase in early stage breast cancer diagnoses after Affordable Care Act took effect
A Loyola University Chicago study published this month has found an increase in the percentage of breast cancer patients who were diagnosed in early Stage 1, after the Affordable Care Act took effect.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 19:06:54

Study looks at role of race, gender in predicting heart attack symptoms in emergency department
Researchers at the George Washington University found that certain symptoms are more and less predictive of patients' risk for acute coronary syndrome, which includes heart attack, in patients of different gender and race.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 18:55:45

Flat head syndrome does not have consequences beyond cosmetics
The number of infants who develop flat head syndrome -; deformational plagiocephaly – has increased significantly since the start of the Back to Sleep campaign to combat Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the 1990s.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 18:40:54