Genomic & Biopharma News

Many women dissatisfied with length of time for diagnosis of PCOS, survey finds
A large international survey of women with a common condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, found nearly two in three were dissatisfied with the length of time they waited and the number of healthcare professionals they had to see before they received a diagnosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 03:08:50

New UGA research finds pathogen's motility activates immune response
Until now, a pathogen's ability to move through the body has been overlooked as a possible trigger of immune response, but new research from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine found that motility will indeed alarm the host and activate an immune response.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 03:00:56

Simple exercise program improves walking performance and quality of life in dialysis patients
In a recent study, a simple exercise program carried out at home improved dialysis patients' walking performance and quality of life. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 02:55:12

UC San Diego scientists reveal surprising role for Hippo pathway in subduing tumor immunogenicity
Previous studies identified the Hippo pathway kinases LATS1/2 as a tumor suppressor, but new research led by University of California San Diego School of Medicine scientists reveals a surprising role for these enzymes in subduing cancer immunity. The findings, published in Cell on December 1, could have a clinical role in improving efficiency of immunotherapy drugs.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 02:52:22

Scientists discover unique genomic changes integral to testicular cancer development
Researchers led by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute say they have identified unique genomic changes that may be integral to testicular cancer development and explain why the great majority are highly curable with chemotherapy - unlike most solid tumors.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 02:47:56

Cigarette smoking may lead to fibrosis in the heart and kidneys, study reveals
Smoking may lead to fibrosis in the heart and kidneys and can worsen existing kidney disease, according to a new study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 02:43:47

White deaths exceed births in 17 U.S. states, report reveals
According to new research by Rogelio Sáenz, dean of The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Public Policy, and Kenneth Johnson, senior demographer at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire, more white deaths than births were reported in 17 U.S. states--more than in any time in the country's history--compared to only four in 2004.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 02:33:36

Scientists discover molecular link between rare childhood genetic disease and major cancer gene
A team of researchers led by a University of Rhode Island scientist has discovered an important molecular link between a rare childhood genetic disease, Fanconi anemia, and a major cancer gene called PTEN.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 02:26:35

Monell Center receives Gates Foundation grant to support innovative global health research project
The Monell Center announced today that it has received a $345,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant supports an innovative global health research project titled, "Developing Novel Pediatric Formulation Technologies for Global Health: Human Taste Assays."
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 02:23:42