Genomic & Biopharma News

Comprehensive risk assessment can help prevent fall injuries among seniors
Every year, millions of senior citizens fall -; threatening their health, independence and even their lives. Fall injuries also rack up $31 billion annually in medical expenses, which is expected to rise as 10,000 people in the U.S. turn 65 every day.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 06:46:59

Discovery reveals new role for endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation
The discovery of a puddle of mouse urine seems like a strange scientific "eureka" moment. However, for one team of researchers, that's exactly what led to a new discovery.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 06:37:22

Researchers identify role of tumor-infiltrating B-cells in melanoma progression, resistance to therapy
In a multi-institutional collaborative study, scientists at The Wistar Institute and the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, have identified the role of tumor-infiltrating or tumor-associated B-cells ("TABs") in melanoma progression and resistance to targeted therapy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 05:40:24

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and Oxford University Press partner to publish Inflammatory Bowels Diseases journal
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and Oxford University Press announced today that they have entered into a new partnership to publish the Foundation's journal Inflammatory Bowels Diseases beginning in 2018.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 05:37:13

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

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Study: 52-gene risk profile accurately predicts survival for patients with severe lung disease
An international Yale-led research team has shown that a risk profile based on 52 genes accurately predicts survival for patients with a severe lung disease. If confirmed in further studies, the finding could transform the way patients are treated for the condition, which is on the rise in older adults.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 05:32:50

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 21:24:27

Scientists find a way to convert “bad body fat” to “good fat”
Researchers have found that the unhealthy fat in the body called “white fat” could be converted to a healthier fat by blocking a special protein. This could help fight the obesity epidemic they speculate. The report was published in the journal Cell Reports.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 03:46:49

Study finds unsafe lead levels in red cosmetic powder used during Hindu ceremonies
Sindoor -- a cosmetic powder sold in the United States and used during Hindu religious and cultural ceremonies -- has unsafe levels of lead, according to a Rutgers University study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 03:45:43

Researchers develop new model to better simulate blood brain barrier for study of diseases
Scientists have helped provide a way to better understand how to enable drugs to enter the brain and how cancer cells make it past the blood brain barrier. The brain is protected by the near-impermeable blood brain barrier, a fortress which protects the brain but which also prevents the treatment of brain diseases, including brain tumors.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 03:41:00

New antibiotic development slowing - warns World Health Organization
According to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) released yesterday, antibiotics development at present is not at par with the rising antimicrobial resistance worldwide and soon the demand may outgrow the supply. The WHO warns that this could mean that pathogens causing these infections could mean a great threat for humans in the coming years.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 03:37:29