Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers identify E. coli bacteria linking Crohn's disease to spondyloarthritis
Patients with Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes abdominal pain and diarrhea, can also experience joint pain.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 18:47:37

Bacteria fed synthetic iron-containing molecules turn into electrical generators
The bacterial world is rife with unusual talents, among them a knack for producing electricity. In the wild, 'electrogenic' bacteria generate current as part of their metabolism, and now researchers have found a way to confer that ability upon non-electrogenic bacteria. This technique could have applications for sustainable electricity generation and wastewater treatment.
ScienceDaily, 2017-02-09 18:35:09

Hair analysis may help diagnose Cushing Syndrome, NIH researchers report
Small study suggests that high cortisol level in hair may foretell hard-to-diagnose disorder.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-02-09 18:15:00

New kit for DNA library preparation released by PCR company
Bioline, The PCR Company, a whollyowned subsidiary of Meridian Bioscience, Inc., announced the expansion of the JetSeq™ DNA Library Preparation portfolio for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) sample preparation.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 18:11:00

Noradrenaline exerts positive effects on vision by binding to b-adrenergic receptors
Noradrenaline is a neuromodulator secreted in the brain depending on behavioral context and physiological states of animal, influencing a wide range of physiological functions by modulating brain activity.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 17:15:17

Mosquito research receives major grant to accelerate development of new vector control tools
LSTM's Department of Vector Biology has received a major grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a research programme to develop novel test protocols to accelerate development and bring to market, the next generation of vector control products.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 17:06:11

Next Generation: Ingestible Device Powered by Stomach Acid
An ingestible, electronic capsule can harvest energy from stomach acid for up to a week in a pig model system.
The Scientist, 2017-02-09 17:00:00

Researchers shed light on how IFT20 protein helps some cancer cells to invade
An international research team has discovered that the IFT20 protein helps some cancer cells to invade by facilitating the transportation of membranes and proteins within parts of the cell.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 16:41:39

Pfizer's Read 'enthusiastic' about president's ideas, some of them at least
Pfizer's Read 'enthusiastic' about president's ideas, some of them at least epalmer Thu, 02/09/2017 - 11:35
Fierce Pharma, 2017-02-09 16:35:47