Genomic & Biopharma News

Sex differences in microglia activity affect pain treatment, study finds
A female brain's resident immune cells are more active in regions involved in pain processing relative to males, according to a recent study by Georgia State University researchers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-03 02:47:30

Neuroprotective compound could save brain cells during stroke, rat study shows
Researchers from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that a neuroprotective compound tested in rats provides two-pronged protection for brain cells during stroke and improves physical and cognitive outcomes in the treated animals.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-03 02:29:06

Many women do not receive guideline-based care for cervical cancer, study finds
Women with locally advanced cervical cancer whose treatment follows national guidelines for care have better survival, regardless of race, ethnicity or stage of cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-03 02:18:52

Metabolic vulnerability in triple-negative breast cancer cells may help quell chemotherapy resistance
A team of researchers led by Alex Toker of the Ludwig Center at Harvard has discovered a metabolic weakness in triple-negative breast cancer cells that may be exploited to quell their resistance to chemotherapy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-03 02:14:31

Researchers discover CTE in deceased patient's brain with no known history of head trauma
Researchers at Toronto Western Hospital's Canadian Concussion Centre have discovered the presence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brain of a deceased patient with no known history of traumatic brain injury or concussion, the first known case of its kind.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-03 02:01:27

City of Hope researchers find how HER2-positive breast cancer patients develop brain metastases
Ninety percent of cancer deaths are from cancer spread. Breast cancer patients, for example, typically do not die because cancer returns in their breast, they die because it spreads to other parts of their body. The most dangerous of which is the brain.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-03 01:53:49

Melanoma survivors more likely to have optimal sun protection behaviors, study finds
Survivors of melanoma were more likely to limit exposure to the sun than people who had never had the disease, but some still reported seeking out suntans and getting sunburns.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-03 01:48:04

Researcher examines scarring process in hope of preventing chronic lung transplant rejection
For patients affected by lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis and others, cures for their diseases are incredibly rare, if not nonexistent.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-03 01:35:14

Novel players in X inactivation: insights into Xist-mediated gene silencing and chromosome conformation

Nature, 2017-03-03 00:00:00