Genomic & Biopharma News

Meningitis bacterium appears to be adapting to urogenital environment, DNA analysis shows
Neisseria meningitidis, a bacterium usually associated with meningitis and sepsis, is the cause of a recent cluster of sexually transmitted infections in Columbus, Ohio and in other US cities. The bacterium appears to be adapting to a urogenital environment, an analysis of the organism's DNA shows.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 06:21:11

Researchers identify biomarker for likely aggressive, early-stage breast cancers
The one-size-fits-all approach to early stage breast cancer creates a paradox: Millions of dollars are spent on unnecessary surgeries and radiation to treat women with low-risk 'in situ' lesions, an estimated 85% of which would never progress to invasive cancers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 06:16:25

Scientists develop novel technique to screen non-coding DNA of genome for diseases
Researchers have developed a method to swiftly screen the non-coding DNA of the human genome for links to diseases that are driven by changes in gene regulation.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 05:45:01

Researchers report new method to measure free radicals in cigarette smoke
Smoking cigarettes can lead to illness and death. Free radicals, which are atoms or groups of atoms with unpaired electrons, in inhaled smoke are thought to be partly responsible for making smokers sick.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 05:38:13

UC study explores how low risk stress reduction treatments may benefit epilepsy patients
Patients with epilepsy face many challenges, but perhaps the most difficult of all is the unpredictability of seizure occurrence. One of the most commonly reported triggers for seizures is stress.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 05:18:00

Scientists find new way to detect prostate cancer by 'sniffing' urine
On the list of dreaded medical tests, a prostate biopsy probably ranks fairly high. The common procedure requires sticking a needle into the prostate gland to remove tissue for assessment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 05:00:02

New tool provides simple way to evaluate pain in ICU patients
A new Behavior Pain Assessment Tool (BPAT) provides a simple way to evaluate pain in critically ill patients—including those who aren't able to communicate their pain verbally, reports a study in PAIN, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 03:17:49

Researchers find link between hormones and inguinal hernias in older men
Researchers have identified an apparent cause of inguinal hernia, or groin hernia, in older men: altered sex hormone levels that weaken and scar muscle tissue in the lower abdomen.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 03:13:23

Scientists unveil how circadian misalignments may favor occurrence of metabolic diseases
Like almost all light-sensitive living beings, human beings follow biological rhythms set on a period of about 24 hours.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 03:04:00