Genomic & Biopharma News

DART – novel RNA-seq de novo mapping algorithm
In recent years, the massively-parallel cDNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) technologies have become a powerful tool to provide high resolution measurement of expression and high sensitivity in detecting low abundance transcripts. However, RNA-seq data requires a huge amount of computational efforts. The very fundamental and critical step is to align each sequence fragment against the reference genome. ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-09-15 11:55:52

Parkinson’s UK comments on new drawing test to assess people with Parkinson’s disease
A paper published today in Frontiers in Neurology outlines a trial of a drawing test that could help assess people with Parkinson’s.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 11:48:06

Griffith study aims to increase awareness of sexuality for people with dementia among health professionals
Improving the knowledge and attitudes concerning sexual expression of people with dementia amongst health professionals, has been the goal of a Griffith study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 11:43:37

Study estimates cost-effectiveness of post-ER suicide prevention strategies
Three interventions designed for follow up of patients who are identified with suicide risk in hospital emergency departments save lives and are cost effective relative to usual care.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 11:29:58

Studies reveal link between autism and severe maternal infection during pregnancy
Two studies conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School indicated that mothers who were affected with severe infections that required hospitalization are at an increased risk of having an autistic child.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 11:22:27

Lilly/Incyte's baricitinib musters mixed data in atopic dermatitis trial
In a phase 2 atopic dermatitis trial, Eli Lilly and Incyte's baricitinib hit its primary endpoint but missed a secondary objective, prompting unfavorable comparisons with Sanofi and Regeneron's recently approved Dupixent.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-09-15 10:34:09

Harmonic Drive describe surgical robots and their potential
Medical robots, a technology once considered the realm of science fiction and the figment of an overzealous imagination, are now a reality. The industry is worth billions already and growing rapidly. Here, Graham Mackrell, managing director of high precision gearing specialist, Harmonic Drive UK, explores the latest trends in the field.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 10:02:04

Patients and families save time and money with telemedicine visits
Patients and families who use telemedicine for sports medicine appointments saved an average of $50 in travel costs and 51 minutes in waiting and visit time, according to a new study by Nemours Children's Health System. Each telemedicine visit also saved the health system an average of $24 per patient, researchers reported at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 09:49:07

Research finds link between caregiver’s gender, relationship and severity of child abuse injuries
Efforts to prevent child abuse by people who care for children should extend to additional categories of caregivers since injuries that children suffer at the hands of their parent's male partner, babysitter or daycare worker are likely to be more severe, according to research presented during the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics national conference.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 09:23:47