Genomic & Biopharma News

Research points to critical role of stress hormone in emergence of PTSD among soldiers
Up to 20 percent of U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan developed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder from trauma experienced during wartime, but new neuroscience research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests some soldiers might have a hormonal predisposition to experience such stress-related disorders.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-08 04:29:34

Merck aims to put Amazon's Alexa to work on voice-enabled diabetes tools
Merck aims to put Amazon's Alexa to work on voice-enabled diabetes tools beth.bulik Tue, 03/07/2017 - 22:43
Fierce Pharma, 2017-03-08 03:43:11

Early treatment with heart failure drug can improve cardiac function in young boys with DMD
Researchers at The Ohio State University Ross Heart Hospital and Nationwide Children's Hospital have shown early treatment with the heart failure medication eplerenone can improve heart function in young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and stabilize heart function in older boys with the disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-08 03:28:19

Maternal overweight and obesity linked to increased risk of child’s cerebral palsy
Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases the chance of having a child with cerebral palsy, according to new research led by the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-08 03:23:13

Study reveals promising new strategy to attack deadly pediatric brain tumor
Researchers from Northwestern Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago have revealed new insight into how the most deadly pediatric brain tumor, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), may develop.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-08 03:05:04

Researchers identify key mutation that promotes melanoma growth by suppressing immune response
University of California, Irvine researchers have identified a specific mutation that allows melanoma tumor cells to remain undetected by the immune system.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-08 02:58:52

UCI chemists develop cheap, effective way to neutralize deadly snake venom
Chemists at the University of California, Irvine have developed a way to neutralize deadly snake venom more cheaply and effectively than with traditional anti-venom -- an innovation that could spare millions of people the loss of life or limbs each year.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-08 02:48:00

Researchers identify protein biomarker linked to prognosis in high-grade serous ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer researchers have identified a protein biomarker expressed on the surface of tumour cells in high-grade serous ovarian cancer, the most common and lethal subtype of the disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-08 02:45:29

Student researcher awarded NIDA grant to support dissertation research on syndemic factors
Mr. Raymond Moody - a 4th year doctoral student in Health Psychology and Clinical Science training program at the CUNY Graduate Center and a graduate student researcher at Hunter College's Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training has been awarded a two year grant totaling $155,972 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to support his dissertation research.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-08 02:41:29