Genomic & Biopharma News

Penn State researchers create smart, targeted system to attack specific cancers types
Many groups are working to discover new, safer ways to deliver drugs that fight cancer to the tumor without damaging healthy cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-04 05:31:45

BUSM professor receives Ellison Foundation grant to explore new Parkinson's disease target
Richard Myers, PhD, professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, was recently awarded $100,000 from the Ellison Foundation for research to further study a Parkinson's disease (PD) target.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-04 05:21:44

Natural antioxidant can protect offspring of obese mice from NAFLD, study shows
A common antioxidant found in human breast milk and foods like kiwi fruit can protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in the offspring of obese mice, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-04 05:13:05

Study provides real-life data on potential of solar cells to power medical implants
The notion of using solar cells placed under the skin to continuously recharge implanted electronic medical devices is a viable one.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-04 04:58:38

MMP9 enzyme could suppress tumors in colitis associated cancer, new study finds
An enzyme that plays an active role in inflammation could be a natural way to suppress tumors and ulcers in the colon that are found in colitis associated cancer (CAC), a type of colorectal cancer that is driven by chronic inflammation, according to a new study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-04 04:51:06

Chemical modification improves release and availability of insulin, research shows
Replacing a hydrogen atom by an iodine atom in insulin, the hormone retains its efficacy but is available more rapidly to the organism.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-04 04:37:30

HER2-targeted dendritic cell vaccine shows promise for treating early-stage breast cancer patients
Deregulation and inhibition of the immune system contributes to cancer development. Many therapeutic strategies aim to restimulate the immune system to recognize cancer cells and target them for destruction.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-04 04:24:41

AMPK enzyme plays vital role in enhancing muscle insulin sensitivity after physical activity
ampk Physical activity benefits diabetics and others with insulin resistance. One of the reasons is that a single bout of physical activity increases the effectiveness of insulin.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-04 04:17:05

Persistent infection in infant reveals mutation that helps bacteria tolerate antibiotic therapy
The quest to understand a prolonged infection in an infant being treated for leukemia has led to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital discovery of a mutation that allows bacteria to tolerate normally effective antibiotic therapy. The report appears today in the scientific journal mBio.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-04 03:28:32