Genomic & Biopharma News

Second-hand smoke exposures before conception affect fetal brain development
Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke -- even before conception -- appears to have a lingering impact that can later impair the brain development of a fetus, researchers at Duke Health report.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-05 23:41:00

Anemia protects children against blood-stage malaria in Africa, UNC study finds
Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and causes long-term adverse consequences in children.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-05 23:37:28

Researchers uncover cell membrane protein that regulates gene linked to schizophrenia
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, have identified a protein that regulates a gene associated with schizophrenia. The study, published in the Journal of Neurophysiology, was chosen as an APS​select article for January.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-05 23:30:32

Study identifies factors linked to disengagement from treatment for opioid use disorder
Individuals with opioid use disorder who are treated with buprenorphine, a commonly prescribed drug to treat addiction, are more likely to disengage from treatment programs if they are black or Hispanic, unemployed, or have hepatitis C according to a study published online in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-05 23:14:06

Salford study reveals toxicity of different 'vaping' flavours on lung tissue
Electronic cigarette users are more at risk of lung damage if they use flavourings such as menthol and butterscotch, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Salford.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-05 23:05:25

KKR leads $38M round to fuel Cerêve’s insomnia device launch
KKR leads $38M round to fuel Cerêve’s insomnia device launch aalidrus Thu, 01/05/2017 - 17:51
Fierce Biotech, 2017-01-05 22:51:54

Global new partnership awarded 15 million euro to find better treatments for Multiple Sclerosis
A large global new partnership called 'MultipleMS', coordinated by Karolinska Institute in Sweden, has been awarded 15 million euro from the European Commission in the Horizon2020 program to find novel and better treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-05 22:43:29

NIH-sponsored expert panel issues clinical guidelines to prevent peanut allergy
Recommendations focus on introducing peanut-containing foods to infants.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-01-05 19:00:00

Regenerating hair follicles could be key in reducing scar tissue
Regenerating hair follicles could be key in reducing scar tissue aalidrus Thu, 01/05/2017 - 13:02
Fierce Biotech, 2017-01-05 18:02:02