Genomic & Biopharma News

New computer model recommends intervention strategies to mitigate pandemics
The 2016 Zika virus outbreak, along with recent outbreaks of SARS, bird flu, H1N1 and Ebola, underscore the importance of being prepared for and responding quickly to infectious diseases. Zika, in particular, poses unique challenges, since its associated birth defects and lack of preventive treatment currently threaten over 60 countries.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-18 00:34:53

UConn joins with ARMI to share advanced human tissue and limb regeneration technologies
The University of Connecticut has joined the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute as a partner for the purpose of sharing its revolutionary human tissue and limb regeneration technologies.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-18 00:23:36

Research provides more evidence that mRNA vaccines can protect mice against Zika virus
Vaccine developers have successfully protected mice against Zika by injecting synthetic messenger RNA that encodes for virus proteins into the animals.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-18 00:05:23

Mice study provides clues to how genetic variations in gut microbes influence metabolic disease
The community of microorganisms that resides in the gut, known as the microbiome, has been shown to work in tandem with the genes of a host organism to regulate insulin secretion, a key variable in the onset of the metabolic disease diabetes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-17 23:53:26

UTMB researchers unravel mystery of how Zika virus causes birth defects
A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development. These findings are detailed in Stem Cell Reports.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-17 23:41:20

Stem cells collected from fat are more stable than previously thought, Penn study shows
Adult stem cells collected directly from human fat are more stable than other cells - such as fibroblasts from the skin - and have the potential for use in anti-aging treatments, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-17 23:35:06

Study shows potential of 3D tracking system in improving accuracy of robot-assisted surgery
The cutting-edge biocompatible near-infrared 3D tracking system used to guide the suturing in the first smart tissue autonomous robot surgery has the potential to improve manual and robot-assisted surgery and interventions through unobstructed 3D visibility and enhanced accuracy, according to a study published in the March 2017 issue of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-17 23:27:57

Scientists attempt to slow down ageing using novel compound
A group of Russian and Swedish scientists just published a breakthrough paper, reporting results of a joint study by Lomonosov Moscow State University and Stockholm university. The article was published in the US journal Aging.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-17 23:07:38

New study confirms role of PAK4 protein in growth, spread of pancreatic cancer cells
A new study that confirms the role of a protein called PAK4 in the movement and growth of pancreatic cancer cells could help researchers find new ways to tackle the disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-17 23:01:30