Genomic & Biopharma News

Scientists use augmented-reality to restore visual function in lazy eyes of adult patients
Using augmented-reality (AR) display systems, scientists have restored visual function in the amblyopic (lazy) eyes of patients outside of the currently accepted window for treatment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-09 07:30:49

Cancer screening for transplant patients do not meet existing guidelines, new study finds
People who have received organ transplants are at higher risk of developing and dying of cancer than the general population. Yet their rates of cancer screening do not meet existing guidelines, a new study has found.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-09 07:25:47

New UCI Malaria Initiative aims to disrupt deadly disease transmission in Africa
University of California, Irvine vector biologist Anthony James will lead a multimillion-dollar effort to cultivate new strains of mosquitoes to fight malaria in Africa.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-09 06:49:06

Virtual reality can be powerful tool for mental health treatment, research suggests
A growing body of evidence suggests that virtual reality (VR) technology can be an effective part of treatment for phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions, according to a research review in the May/June issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-09 06:43:25

Research finds evidence that human-like cognition may have emerged 1.8 million years ago
By using highly advanced brain imaging technology to observe modern humans crafting ancient tools, an Indiana University neuroarchaeologist has found evidence that human-like ways of thinking may have emerged as early as 1.8 million years ago.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-09 06:29:37

New study examines link between obesity and cognitive decline in middle-aged, older African Americans
Obesity has the potential to raise an older adult's risk for having difficulty thinking and making decisions (also known as "cognitive decline" or dementia). It is a complex health concern.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-09 06:17:58

UT Southwestern researchers uncover mechanism linked to balding and hair graying
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified the cells that directly give rise to hair as well as the mechanism that causes hair to turn gray - findings that could one day help identify possible treatments for balding and hair graying.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-09 06:12:29

Study reveals role of good-guy protein in initiating and maintaining cancer
Under normal conditions, the CHD4 protein is one of the good guys: it stops cells from transcribing faulty DNA, thereby eliminating potential mutation. But in colon cancer and perhaps other kinds of cancer as well, it appears that this protein becomes a kind of double agent, working for the enemy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-09 05:59:00

Three new medicines cleared for use by NHS Scotland
The Scottish Medicines Consortium has endorsed three medicines for routine use by NHS Scotland, offering new options to treat a rare eye disease, lupus and infertility.
PharmaTimes, 2017-05-09 05:57:54