Genomic & Biopharma News

New study shows how social interaction impacts treatment response in cancer patients
How well cancer patients fared after chemotherapy was affected by their social interaction with other patients during treatment, according to a new study by researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 18:19:33

Shark scavenging behavior helps scientists identify marks on human bones
Shark feeding habits are helping scientists identify marks on human bones found in the ocean. By analyzing shark scavenging behavior, the University of Florida's C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory identified which marks were left behind by sharks, what species of sharks made the marks and where the feedings might have occurred.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 18:12:42

Kent State professor offers reliable information about vaccine safety, urges to promote immunization
The center of a public health debate is whether parents should have their children vaccinated. Tara Smith, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at Kent State University's College of Public Health, challenges statements made by influential individuals who oppose the widespread use of vaccines, and she calls upon her colleagues in the scientific community to speak out to promote vaccination.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 18:05:20

Scientists unlock secrets of indestructible virus to create super-durable materials
It's like the Superman of viruses, astonishingly tough and able to survive in an environment that would dissolve flesh and bone. And now scientists have unlocked the secrets of its indestructibility, potentially allowing them to harness its remarkable properties to create super-durable materials and better treat disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 17:54:58

Cohabitating couples influence microbial communities on each other's skin
Couples who live together share many things: Bedrooms, bathrooms, food, and even bacteria. After analyzing skin microbiomes from cohabitating couples, microbial ecologists at the University of Waterloo, in Canada, found that people who live together significantly influence the microbial communities on each other's skin.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 17:45:13

Study shows how cancer cells force normal cells to act like viruses to enable tumor growth
In a study that could explain why some breast cancers are more aggressive than others, researchers say they now understand how cancer cells force normal cells to act like viruses – allowing tumors to grow, resist treatment, and spread.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 17:36:44

UD researchers receive $1 million Keck Foundation grant to dive deep into lives of microbes
Even in sediment cores extracted more than a mile beneath the ocean floor, you'll find them. Tiny organisms only a cell in size chug along ever so slowly.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 17:30:04

Bone strength may be inherited, study shows
A new study indicates that bone strength may be inherited and that its genetic determinants are to some extent shared with bone mineral density.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 17:10:52

NIH-funded mouse study sheds light on neural risks associated with prenatal alcohol exposure
New findings may help explain the range of behavioral and learning deficits and other symptoms.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-07-19 16:15:00