Genomic & Biopharma News

New therapeutic agent shows potential for treating optic neuritis linked to multiple sclerosis
A new therapeutic agent tested in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS) produced anti-inflammatory activity and prevented loss of cells in the optic nerve, according to a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, with Pittsburgh-based Noveome Biotherapeutics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 07:08:16

COCIR highlights role of medical technologies in helping prevent cancer-related premature deaths
Today is World Cancer Day 2017, and COCIR is honoured to support its ambition of significantly reducing the illnesses and premature deaths caused by cancer by 20201. COCIR is also proud to highlight the increasingly important role that medical technologies play in achieving these goals, by improving prevention, screening, early diagnosis, treatment, care and palliation of cancers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 06:59:38

Older adults who exercise may experience lower level of severe mobility problems
Nearly one in four adults aged 65 and older has trouble walking or climbing stairs--and 3.4 million older adults have trouble taking care of their personal needs, such as dressing or bathing. As we age, these difficulties can impact our well-being and our ability to live independently.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 06:57:03

AMSBIO publishes new catalogue that details cutting edge tools for neuroscience research
AMSBIO has published a new 25-page Neuroscience catalogue that details its extensive range of specific tools and reagents to enable researchers stay at the forefront of their field.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 06:57:00

Researchers evaluate quality, methodology of randomized control trials pertaining to cleft lip and palate
A majority of healthcare studies are conducted using a randomized control trial (RCT). These trials randomly assign participants into groups who either receive or do not receive treatment. However, until the mid-1990s, some of these studies were falling victim to inadequate reporting, thereby causing confusing and potentially biased results.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 06:47:24

Olympic triathletes Brownlee brothers select Isobar Compression to reduce DVT risk from long-haul flights
Isobar Compression has today announced it will provide Olympic triathletes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee with bespoke custom fit compression garments which are crucial for athletes who regularly travel for training and competitions.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 06:38:57

Research: America's children most likely to live in poverty
Out of all age groups, children are still most likely to live in poverty, according to new research from the National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Using the latest available data from the American Community Survey, NCCP researchers found that in 2015, while 30 percent of adults have low incomes, more than 40 percent of all children live in low-income families -- including 5.2 million infants and toddlers under 3.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 06:36:16

Study reveals how Thailand achieved elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission
Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV, thanks to a pragmatic multi-sector response backed by strong political commitment and heavy government investment, a study published in Paediatrics and International Child Health reports.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 05:45:59

Loss of Golgi function may contribute to pathology of neurodegenerative diseases
Disabling a part of brain cells that acts as a tap to regulate the flow of proteins has been shown to cause neurodegeneration, a new study from The University of Manchester has found.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 05:36:46