Genomic & Biopharma News

Research: Calculatory processes in the brain directly affected by language
People can intuitively recognize small numbers up to four; however, when calculating they depend on the assistance of language.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 02:33:26

IUPUI cell biologist receives $1.9 million grant to tackle age-related hearing loss
Cell biologist Benjamin J. Perrin of the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is advancing knowledge of age-related hearing loss with the goal of informing possible therapeutic cell-regeneration approaches to the often-debilitating problem.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 02:26:31

Most American women not aware of breast cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment
Did you know that routine mammograms can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer? Most American women aren't aware of these risks of breast cancer screening, reports a study in the October issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 02:18:54

BWH researchers identify new rare genetic cause of peritoneal mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive tumor that, in many cases, results from exposure to asbestos. But over the last several decades, other causes of the disease have emerged, including treatment with high-intensity therapeutic radiation and, more recently, an inherited genetic mutation.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 01:30:10

UF scientists to use $2.7 million NIH grant for preventing influenza viruses in animals and humans
University of Florida researchers will use a $2.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to study whether they can harness an unusual type of immune cell in pigs to treat and prevent influenza viruses in animals and humans.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 01:24:33

Boise State professor wins federal grant to explore basic functions of the genome
It's rare for a faculty member in any physics department to earn a federal grant administered by the National Institutes of Health, but that is exactly what Boise State assistant professor and biophysicist Matt Ferguson has done.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 01:16:33

Researchers identify natural compound that appears to shut down cancer cells' energy source
The Warburg Effect describes a phenomenon in which cancer cells voraciously consume glucose for energy -- something scientists have long known, yet have had little success exploiting as a way to stunt tumor growth.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 01:02:49

Study finds link between open communication and reduced likelihood of sexual interest problems
British women living with a partner are more than twice as likely to lack interest in sex compared to men living with a partner, according to a new study published in the BMJ Open.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 00:55:00

New online calculator estimates impact of changes in breastfeeding rates on population health
In a new study published in Breastfeeding Medicine, researchers have created an online calculator to estimate the impact of changes in breastfeeding rates on population health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 00:44:49