Genomic & Biopharma News

Cluster signaling mechanism causes T cells to turn pathogenic in multiple sclerosis, research shows
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the patient's own cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 01:58:36

Protective barrier inside chromosomes helps prevent errors during cell division, study finds
Fresh insights into the structures that contain our genetic material could explain how the body's cells stay healthy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 01:43:56

New study finds genetic link between Parkinson's disease and cognitive decline
Although the hallmark symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) - such as involuntary shaking, slowness of movement and muscle rigidity - are related to movement, recent evidence has suggested that memory impairment plays an outsized role in diminished quality of life and the burden placed on caregivers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 01:35:48

Study suggests new approach to treat white blood cells of sepsis patients
New research findings published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, suggest that treating the white blood cells of sepsis patients with antibodies that block programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) and programmed cell death ligand (PD-L1) molecules may restore their function and ultimately their ability to eradicate deadly bacteria.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 01:30:48

OHSU scientists identify potential target for preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease
A new scientific discovery may provide a future avenue for treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 01:22:15

USP researchers develop new platform to detect 416 viruses from tropical regions
Researchers from the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto in Brazil have developed a platform that analyzes clinical samples from patients to diagnose infection by 416 viruses found in the world's tropical regions.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 01:14:25

NSF awards grant to advance new diagnostic test for fatal gastrointestinal disease in pre-term infants
The National Science Foundation has chosen an LSU Health New Orleans team that developed a test for the early detection of a potentially life-threatening gastrointestinal disease affecting pre-term, low birthweight babies to receive expert guidance to move the technology forward.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 01:02:57

New device could revolutionize drug delivery to treat cancer and other diseases, study shows
A new study by Lyle Hood, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio, describes a new device that could revolutionize the delivery of medicine to treat cancer as well as a host of other diseases and ailments.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 00:56:40

New Baylor study aims to investigate antibiotic effect in children with ASD
Over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2012, John Rodakis, a father of a child with autism, observed his son's condition dramatically improve while taking a common antibiotic.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 00:44:18