Genomic & Biopharma News

Microscopic probes simplify process of measuring electrical signals in small animals
Microscopic probes developed at Rice University have simplified the process of measuring electrical activity in individual cells of small living animals. The technique allows a single animal like a worm to be tested again and again and could revolutionize data-gathering for disease characterization and drug interactions.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-17 19:41:06

ASTRO issues new clinical guideline for management of oropharyngeal cancer with radiation therapy
The American Society for Radiation Oncology today issued a new clinical guideline for the management of oropharyngeal cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-17 19:35:52

California immunization rates hit new highs after state law limits parental exemptions
California immunization rates hit new highs after state law limits parental exemptions aliu Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:35
Fierce Pharma, 2017-04-17 19:35:16

New article explores cost-effectiveness of initial diagnostic protocols for microscopic hematuria
Detecting red blood cells in the urine of asymptomatic patients who don't see blood when they urinate (asymptomatic microscopic hematuria) is common but it can signal cancer in the genitourinary system.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-17 19:28:49

Nanoparticle-programmed immune cells can slow progression of leukemia in mouse model
Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed biodegradable nanoparticles that can be used to genetically program immune cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells -- while the immune cells are still inside the body.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-17 19:20:04

Study shows possibility to reduce antipsychotic use among nursing home residents with dementia
The use of antipsychotic medication in nearly 100 Massachusetts nursing homes was significantly reduced when staff was trained to recognize challenging behaviors of cognitively impaired residents as communication of their unmet needs, according to a new study led by Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, associate professor of quantitative health sciences.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-17 19:10:05

Discovery of additional viral reservoir reveals new target for HIV cure research
HIV cure research to date has focused on clearing the virus from T cells, a type of white blood cell that is an essential part of the immune system.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-17 19:05:01

Electroacupuncture may lead to better blood sugar regulation in obese and overweight women
For women who are overweight or obese and are unable to exercise, new research appearing online in The FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-17 18:55:10

Powered stretchers could reduce number of injuries to paramedics by 78%, study finds
Moving from manual to powered stretchers could reduce the number of injuries to paramedics by 78 per cent, a University of Waterloo study has found.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-17 18:32:52