Genomic & Biopharma News

Horror movie scenes help researchers identify key neural pathway for processing fear
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have identified a key neural pathway in humans that explains how the brain processes feelings of fear and anxiety, a finding that could help scientists unlock new ways to treat mental health disorders.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-08 22:30:29

Study focuses on sound exposure for premature babies in neonatal intensive care units
Premature babies often spend the first several weeks of life in neonatal intensive care units, where, ideally, they are protected from too much noise stimulation. However, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that preemies may be exposed to noise levels higher than those deemed safe by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-08 22:23:23

Dermatologist recommends monthly self-exams to catch melanoma early
Skin cancer can affect anyone at any time, but if you're a man, your risks are greater of developing melanoma skin cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-08 22:10:30

Spanish-speaking Latino children's parents half as likely to feel doctors listen to them, study finds
The parents of a Latino child who only speak Spanish or are not U.S. citizens are about half as likely to feel their doctor listens to them as English-speaking and U.S. citizen parents, according to a new Drexel University-led study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-08 22:02:13

Sea sponge-derived compound could unlock MRSA resistance
Sea sponge-derived compound could unlock MRSA resistance aalidrus Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:59
Fierce Biotech, 2017-02-08 21:59:00

Genetic variant encoded in NCF1 linked to increased risk for autoimmune diseases, study shows
Investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina report pre-clinical research showing that a genetic variant encoded in neutrophil cystolic factor 1 (NCF1) is associated with increased risk for autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjögren's syndrome, in the January 2017 issue of Nature Genetics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-08 21:56:11

ADA funds Kostic lab to support research on links between gut bacteria and autoimmune attack
The American Diabetes Association has awarded Joslin Diabetes Center assistant investigator Aleksandar Kostic, Ph.D., a $1.625-million grant under its Pathway to Stop Diabetes program, which seeks to bring new investigators and new perspectives to diabetes research.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-08 21:48:35

UCI researchers create unique VMT platform with potential for anti-cancer drug screening
Led by UCI professor of molecular biology & biochemistry Christopher C.W. Hughes, the research team successfully established multiple vascularized micro-organs on an industry-standard 96-well plate.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-08 21:37:50

Designer compound may be effective tool for tackling tau-related disorders
In a study of mice and monkeys, National Institutes of Health funded researchers showed that they could prevent and reverse some of the brain injury caused by the toxic form of a protein called tau.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-08 21:21:05