Genomic & Biopharma News

LIH scientists discover unknown immune activation mechanism to ward off pathogens
Scientists of the Luxembourg Institute of Health have discovered a so far unknown molecular mechanism by which the human immune system activates its immune cells: T cells, a particular type of white blood cells, effectively ward off pathogens if a gene known as Gclc is expressed within them.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-19 09:34:43

Study shows magnesium supplements can reduce chances of breaking a bone
Supplementing magnesium through the skin is a superior way to protect bone health say health pioneers BetterYou, as a new study reveals that taking magnesium supplements in middle age can help prevent breaks.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-19 09:29:14

Drinking beetroot juice before working out makes aging brain look younger
Drinking a beetroot juice supplement before working out makes the brain of older adults perform more efficiently, mirroring the operations of a younger brain, according to a new study by scientists at Wake Forest University.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-19 09:29:09

Alpine bags Nivalis, making Gold a public biotech CEO again
Alpine bags Nivalis, making Gold a public biotech CEO again nptaylor Wed, 04/19/2017 - 05:13
Fierce Biotech, 2017-04-19 09:13:03

Surgical partners successfully remove nearly 2,000 cranial base tumors
In one of the nation's longest and most successful surgical partnerships, Loyola Medicine neurosurgeon Douglas Anderson, MD, and otologic surgeon John Leonetti, MD, have worked together to remove nearly 2,000 cranial base tumors during the past 30 years.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-19 07:28:20

CRUK, NCI fund Ras inhibitor tests, create commercial path
CRUK, NCI fund Ras inhibitor tests, create commercial path nptaylor Wed, 04/19/2017 - 03:27
Fierce Biotech, 2017-04-19 07:27:30

Cannabidiol shows promise to reduce seizures for people with difficult-to-treat epilepsy
Taking cannabidiol may cut seizures in half for some children and adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe form of epilepsy, according to new information released today from a large scale controlled clinical study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-19 07:19:16

Researchers show how dengue virus employs multiple tactics to evade immune detection
For the human body to mount an immune response to a viral infection, host cells must identify the viral invader and trigger a signaling pathway. This signal then prompts the immune system to attack and subdue the pathogen.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-19 07:09:03

Study shows how interplay between semen and female reproductive tract could impact fertility
For a mammal's sperm to succeed, it must complete the swim of its life to reach and fertilize an egg. That's easier if it swims through water, not goo.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-19 07:01:44