Genomic & Biopharma News

Empathy matters: Klick Labs device simulates Parkinson's tremors, directly
Empathy matters: Klick Labs device simulates Parkinson's tremors, directly beth.bulik Sat, 04/22/2017 - 18:34
Fierce Pharma, 2017-04-22 22:34:53

Survey finds nearly 60% of seniors using cell phones while driving
The distracted driving habits of young drivers have received a lot of media attention, with reports of Snapchatting, tweeting, texting and other dangerous behaviors. However, there has been a lack of data on whether seniors also engage in these behaviors behind the wheel.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-22 02:39:45

Analysis finds high infection rates with contact lens than with LASIK to correct vision
Which causes fewer eye infections - contact lens wear or LASIK surgery? While traditionally contacts were thought to be safer than a surgical procedure, an analysis by ophthalmologists from the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center indicates otherwise.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-22 02:09:52

Transgenic fruit flies can shed light on genetic mutations that underlie kidney disease in humans
An off-the-shelf dietary supplement available for pennies per dose demonstrated the ability to reverse cellular damage linked to specific genetic mutations in transgenic fruit flies, an experimental model of genetic mutation-induced renal cell injury that features striking similarities to humans, a Children's National Health System research team reports April 20 in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-22 02:02:53

High-fat diet and obesity drive liver immune cells to promote metabolic syndrome
A high-fat diet and obesity turn "hero" virus-fighting liver immune cells "rogue", leading to insulin resistance, a condition that often results in type 2 diabetes, according to research published today in Science Immunology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-22 01:45:23

Researchers show how fish oil component helps in survival of injured retina, brain cells
A team of researchers led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has shown for the first time that NDP1, a signaling molecule made from DHA, can trigger the production of a protective protein against toxic free radicals and injury in the brain and retina.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-22 01:39:01

Dry socket: Risk factors and ways to avoid uncomfortable complication after tooth extraction
Having wisdom teeth surgery can be a real pain, but if your healing regimen goes awry, you can find yourself in a world of hurt. An expert from the Texas A&M College of Dentistry explains this uncomfortable complication and how to avoid it.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-22 01:11:54

Skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding instigate bonding between mothers and newborns
When little Aiden Sandoval was born, lactation consultant Delia Peña was in the birthing suite ready to place him against his mother's bare chest.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-22 00:57:41

Mice study yields important clues about protective role of Clostridia strains
Hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide die every year from infections that ravage their digestive systems – including those caused by Salmonella and E. coli bacteria. Millions more get sick.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-22 00:47:11