Genomic & Biopharma News

Exposure to tobacco smoke can considerably impact health of teens
As little as one hour of exposure to tobacco smoke per week can significantly impact the health of teens, according to a University of Cincinnati study published in the September 2018 issue of Pediatrics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-22 06:56:26

Federal grant extends and expands research into acute kidney failure
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has renewed a grant shared by the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine that will extend and expand research into acute kidney failure, or acute kidney injury, which affects about 1.2 million hospitalized patients per year and kills 70 to 80 percent of patients in intensive care units who develop the disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-22 06:53:43

New method of cervical cancer screening eliminates Pap test
The United States Preventive Services Task Force has released new recommendations on screening for cervical cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-22 06:46:15

Clay may help fight disease-causing bacteria in wounds, shows research
The use of mud or wet clay as a topical skin treatment or a poultice is a common practice in some cultures and the concept of using mud as medicine goes back to earliest times.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-22 06:31:00

Researchers identify genes responsible for inherited breast cancer in Nigerian women
For the first time, DNA contributed by Sub-Saharan African women has been thoroughly evaluated with innovative genomics technology in an effort to understand the genetic bases for breast cancer in African populations.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-22 06:30:45

Researchers discover new subtype of multiple sclerosis
Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered a new subtype of multiple sclerosis, providing a better understanding of the individualized nature of the disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-22 06:30:16

Scientists discover new genetic material that may regulate regeneration
Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory and the University of Maine have discovered that genetic material in the cell that was previously thought to be "junk" because of its apparent lack of function likely plays a part in regulating genetic circuits responsible for regeneration in highly regenerative animals.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-22 06:29:38

Sudden loss of Saudi medical trainees negatively affects patient care in Canada
The sudden loss of Saudi medical trainees who must leave Canada in the next two weeks will negatively affect patient care, which should serve as a wake-up call to governments to increase the number of funded residency and fellowship positions for Canadian medical students, argues Dr. Matthew Stanbrook in an editorial in CMAJ
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-22 06:29:15

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Study: ‘Compulsivity circuit’ in brain may drive alcohol-seeking behavior in heavy drinkers
Heavy alcohol drinkers attempt to acquire alcohol despite the threat of a negative consequence more so than light drinkers, a study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging has found, and this behavior is associated with unique activation of brain circuitry in heavy drinkers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-22 05:18:51