Genomic & Biopharma News

WPI research program aims to understand gender differences in neurobiology
Many complicated neurological disorders appear to have a gender bias. Women, for example, are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, while men are at greater risk for Parkinson's disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-18 01:57:51

Researchers identify new drug target for two common types of myeloid leukemia
University of Georgia researchers, with colleagues from the University of Tokyo, have identified a new drug target for the two most common types of myeloid leukemia, including a way to turn back the most aggressive form of the disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-18 01:47:04

Blind people use ‘brain map’ to differentiate between visual categories
Is what you're looking at an object, a face, or a tree? When processing visual input, our brain uses different areas to recognize faces, body parts, scenes, and objects.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-18 01:43:39

Study finds early diagnostic MRI to be cost-effective method for detecting prostate cancer
A diagnostic MRI followed by one of three MRI-guided biopsy strategies is a cost-effective method to detect prostate cancer, according to a new study out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-18 01:30:48

IBM and Rensselaer create new research center to develop cognitive tools for health empowerment
IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today announced the creation of the new Center for Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning, and Semantics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-18 01:19:45

Younger women may face higher costs for breast cancer treatment than older patients
Younger women may face higher costs for breast cancer care than older patients at least in part because they're diagnosed when tumors are more advanced and require more aggressive treatment, a recent U.S. study suggests.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-18 01:08:38

University of Guelph researcher discovers effective way to treat shortness of breath in heart failure
Shortness of breath is the No.1 complaint of people suffering from heart failure. Now a University of Guelph researcher has discovered its surprising cause - and an effective treatment - in a groundbreaking new study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-18 01:04:41

FDA-approved drug helps treat rare immunologic disease, study finds
NIH co-funded clinical trial tested alternative treatment for eosinophilic syndrome.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-05-18 01:00:00

Study finds 35% of high school students to be riding with drivers who have been drinking
One in three high school students reports riding with a driver who has been drinking, while nearly one in five was in a car where the driver had consumed marijuana, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-18 00:59:00