Genomic & Biopharma News

Scientist receives $2.7 million DoD grant for research on veterans with chronic TBI
A researcher from the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas has been awarded a $2.7 million grant from the Department of Defense under the Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 07:48:31

Scientists identify molecular pathway in the brain that may help find better treatments for dementia
Rutgers University scientists have discovered a molecular pathway in the brain that may help provide answers to long-term memory problems in the elderly and aid researchers in identifying drug-based therapies to prevent dementia.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 07:30:33

NCI launches new drug formulary to help expedite use of agents in clinical studies
The National Cancer Institute today launched a new drug formulary (the "NCI Formulary") that will enable investigators at NCI-designated Cancer Centers to have quicker access to approved and investigational agents for use in preclinical studies and cancer clinical trials.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 07:22:40

Risky opioid prescribing rates drop after new VA initiative, study finds
Fewer veterans received prescriptions for risky dosages of opioid painkillers after a national initiative took aim at reducing high doses and potentially dangerous drug combinations, a new study finds.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 07:08:31

Researchers provide insights into how phages exhibit high level of precision in cell destruction
Phage therapy, which exploits the ability of certain viruses to infect and replicate within bacteria, shows promise for treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 06:57:11

IMF lending conditions impede West Africa's progress towards achieving universal health coverage
A new study suggests that lending conditions imposed by the International Monetary Fund in West Africa squeeze "fiscal space" in nations such as Sierra Leone - preventing government investment in health systems and, in some cases, contributing to an exodus of medical talent from countries that need it most.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 06:45:54

Princeton University researchers find disparity in hospital admission rates for publicly insured children
Hospitals are less likely to admit children covered by public insurance such as Medicaid than privately insured children with similar symptoms, especially when hospitals beds are scarce.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 06:39:45

Surveillance machinery in cells recognizes and destroys defective genetic material, research shows
New research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine describes a mechanism by which an essential quality control system in cells identifies and destroys faulty genetic material. The findings were published online December 23 in Nature Communications.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 06:05:35

Antibiotics targeting brain’s inflammatory response may exacerbate cognitive deficits in children
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of disability and death in infants and children in the United States, with more than half a million affected annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 05:56:47