Genomic & Biopharma News

Brain activity test detects variability in cognitive function among children with autism
UCLA researchers have discovered that children with autism have a tell-tale difference on brain tests compared with other children.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-25 18:47:46

Researchers discover mechanism that plays key role in development of resistance to immunotherapy
In tumor immunotherapy, the body's own defense system is activated against the tumor cells. However, for the majority of patients, the tumor cells become resistant to the treatments used.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-25 18:36:50

New report identifies lack of knowledge about heart disease in prison populations
The incarcerated population -- both those currently in prison and those who have been released -- are more susceptible to heart disease than the rest of the country's population. And what we know about the factors that play into this is extremely limited, according to researchers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-25 18:28:46

Preclinical study demonstrates efficacy of gene therapy in treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Researchers from Genethon, the AFM-Telethon laboratory, Inserm (UMR 1089, Nantes) and the University of London (Royal Holloway) demonstrated the efficacy of an innovative gene therapy in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-25 18:12:14

Multimodal cognitive training enhances learning for specific skills, study shows
Just as athletes cross-train to improve physical skills, those wanting to enhance cognitive skills can benefit from multiple ways of exercising the brain, according to a comprehensive new study from University of Illinois researchers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-25 18:04:51

Mind-body therapies significantly reduce acute pain experienced by hospital patients
Mindfulness training and hypnotic suggestion significantly reduced acute pain experienced by hospital patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-25 17:37:50

MRI techniques can help spot, track cognitive impairment in professional fighters
Images of the brain's gray and white matter obtained with multiple MRI techniques can help identify and track cognitive impairment in active professional fighters, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-25 17:14:20

Study may have important implications for treatment of heart attacks and cancer
A new discovery by University of Bristol scientists helps to explain how cells which surround blood vessels, called pericytes, stimulate new blood vessels to grow with the hormone 'leptin' playing a key role.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-25 16:45:08

Educational videos delivered by text help reduce risk of sudden unexpected infant death
A series of educational videos delivered by text or email successfully encouraged new mothers to use safe sleep practices for their babies, reducing the risk of sudden unexpected infant death, a new study has found.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-25 16:39:12