Genomic & Biopharma News

Whole grain consumption increases calorie loss and metabolism, study suggests
A new study suggests that substituting whole grains for refined grains in the diet increases calorie loss by reducing calories retained during digestion and speeding up metabolism.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 07:51:33

Simple blood test may be accurate in differentiating between Parkinson's disease and APDs
A simple blood test may be as accurate as a spinal fluid test when trying to determine whether symptoms are caused by Parkinson's disease or another atypical parkinsonism disorder, according to a new study published in the February 8, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 07:42:51

Silver ion-coated biocompatible scaffolds could combat MRSA while regenerating new bone
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are caused by a type of staph bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 07:20:28

New therapeutic agent shows potential for treating optic neuritis linked to multiple sclerosis
A new therapeutic agent tested in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS) produced anti-inflammatory activity and prevented loss of cells in the optic nerve, according to a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, with Pittsburgh-based Noveome Biotherapeutics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 07:08:16

COCIR highlights role of medical technologies in helping prevent cancer-related premature deaths
Today is World Cancer Day 2017, and COCIR is honoured to support its ambition of significantly reducing the illnesses and premature deaths caused by cancer by 20201. COCIR is also proud to highlight the increasingly important role that medical technologies play in achieving these goals, by improving prevention, screening, early diagnosis, treatment, care and palliation of cancers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 06:59:38

Older adults who exercise may experience lower level of severe mobility problems
Nearly one in four adults aged 65 and older has trouble walking or climbing stairs--and 3.4 million older adults have trouble taking care of their personal needs, such as dressing or bathing. As we age, these difficulties can impact our well-being and our ability to live independently.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 06:57:03

AMSBIO publishes new catalogue that details cutting edge tools for neuroscience research
AMSBIO has published a new 25-page Neuroscience catalogue that details its extensive range of specific tools and reagents to enable researchers stay at the forefront of their field.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 06:57:00

Researchers evaluate quality, methodology of randomized control trials pertaining to cleft lip and palate
A majority of healthcare studies are conducted using a randomized control trial (RCT). These trials randomly assign participants into groups who either receive or do not receive treatment. However, until the mid-1990s, some of these studies were falling victim to inadequate reporting, thereby causing confusing and potentially biased results.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 06:47:24

Olympic triathletes Brownlee brothers select Isobar Compression to reduce DVT risk from long-haul flights
Isobar Compression has today announced it will provide Olympic triathletes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee with bespoke custom fit compression garments which are crucial for athletes who regularly travel for training and competitions.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 06:38:57