Genomic & Biopharma News

Aggressive treatment for hypertension may lead to kidney damage, research suggests
Aggressive combination treatments for high blood pressure that are intended to protect the kidneys may actually be damaging the organs, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 02:28:18

New report proposes strategy to evaluate low-dose toxicity of endocrine disruptors
A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes a strategy that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should use to evaluate the evidence of adverse human health effects from low doses of exposure to chemicals that can disrupt the endocrine system.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 02:23:23

Eight year old successfully receives double hand transplant
Eight year old Zion Harvey underwent 10 hours 40 minutes of surgery performed by four teams of doctors to receive two new hands. The report of this first successful transplant leading to a fully functioning set of hands for the boy was published yesterday in the journal Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. It has been nearly two years since the successful operation. Zion in 10 years old now and is well.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 01:31:00

Youngest person in U.S. receives full face transplant by Cleveland Clinic team
A team of surgeons and doctors at the Cleveland Clinic made history after operating upon a 21 year old woman for 31 hours to give her a full face transplant. The operation held in May this year was a successful one with the woman receiving a completely new face from a donor.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 01:14:05

New antibiotic-releasing polymer may simplify treatment of prosthetic joint infection
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has developed an antibiotic-releasing polymer that may greatly simplify the treatment of prosthetic joint infection.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 00:54:12

Fake pictures go undetected by most people says new study
A new unique study from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom looked at a group of participants and asked them to detect digitally manipulated fake images. They found that one third of the fake and altered images went undetected by most participants. The study entitled “Can people identify original and manipulated photos of real-world scenes?” was published in the journal Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 00:32:09

Cyclic di-GMP regulates Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance to ethionamide

Nature, 2017-07-19 00:00:00

Heterologous prion-forming proteins interact to cross-seed aggregation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Nature, 2017-07-19 00:00:00

Improvement in the production of the human recombinant enzyme N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase (rhGALNS) in Escherichia coli using synthetic biology approaches

Nature, 2017-07-19 00:00:00