Genomic & Biopharma News

New research reveals brain chemistry involved in human bonding
In new research published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Northeastern University psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett found, for the first time, that the neurotransmitter dopamine is involved in human bonding, bringing the brain's reward system into our understanding of how we form human attachments.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-17 22:52:44

Researchers provide insight into causes of left or right-handedness
A preference for the left or the right hand might be traced back to that asymmetry. "These results fundamentally change our understanding of the cause of hemispheric asymmetries," conclude the authors. The team report about their study in the journal eLife.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-17 22:43:52

MRC researchers discover genetic 'switch' that plays key role in Parkinson's disease
A genetic 'switch' has been discovered by MRC researchers at the University of Leicester which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-17 22:33:22

Brain scans reveal link between oxytocin and paternal caregiving in fathers
Fathers given boosts of the hormone oxytocin show increased activity in brain regions associated with reward and empathy when viewing photos of their toddlers, an Emory University study finds.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-17 22:27:27

From mice, clues to microbiome's influence on 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, new research has found.
ScienceDaily, 2017-02-17 21:10:13

Powerful optical imaging technology catches DNA naturally fluorescing
Biomedical engineers have developed imaging technology that is the first to see DNA 'blink,' or fluoresce. The tool enables researchers to study individual biomolecules (DNA, chromatin, proteins) as well as important global patterns of gene expression, which could yield insights into cancer.
ScienceDaily, 2017-02-17 21:09:45

Emory scientists map ‘spiderweb’ of lung cancer proteins to snare new drug targets
Emory scientists map ‘spiderweb’ of lung cancer proteins to snare new drug targets arlene.weintraub Fri, 02/17/2017 - 15:17
Fierce Biotech, 2017-02-17 20:17:25

J&J's Ethicon to acquire sphincter specialist Torax Medical
J&J's Ethicon to acquire sphincter specialist Torax Medical aalidrus Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:28
Fierce Biotech, 2017-02-17 16:28:37

Insulet unveils early 'artificial pancreas' feasibility data
Insulet unveils early 'artificial pancreas' feasibility data aalidrus Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:00
Fierce Biotech, 2017-02-17 16:00:21