Genomic & Biopharma News

Scientists identify link between gut microbiota and mood, behavior
Researchers have identified gut microbiota that interact with brain regions associated with mood and behavior. This may be the first time that behavioral and neurobiological differences associated with microbial composition in healthy humans have been identified.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-30 02:31:40

Exercise does not stimulate drive to eat for vast majority of people, findings suggest
Some people believe that exercise cannot help them control body weight, as it automatically stimulates hunger and energy intake.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-30 02:22:01

Perceived side effects to Tamoxifen making many quit breast cancer drug
According to a new study by a team of researchers led by the Queen Mary University of London, women who have been prescribed Tamoxifen as a cancer preventive are failing to take the medicine owing to perceived side effects from the drug. Some of the symptoms that they report as distressing are caused naturally by the disease condition rather than the drug explain researchers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-30 02:18:05

Opioid use disorder rises with little being done to curb the menace says new study
A new study has found that more and more Americans are being diagnosed with opioid addiction and the numbers that receive treatment are still very few. This finding is consistent with earlier findings from Blue Cross Blue Shield when analyzing member data.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-30 01:36:24

FDA to expedite orphan drug processing queues
In a press release the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a plan for eliminating the backlog regarding orphan drug application status and also released plans for deadlines to clear the queues.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-30 01:16:21

FDA authorizes marketing of test to aid in diagnoses of serious cancers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of ClearLLab Reagents (T1, T2, B1, B2, M), the first agency authorized test for use with flow cytometry to aid in the detection of several leukemias and lymphomas, including chronic leukemia, acute leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-30 00:36:20

Study uncovers mechanism underlying nerve cell organization in the spinal cord of developing embryo
Scientists have uncovered how nerve cells in the spinal cord are organized in precise patterns during embryo development - a finding that could give insight into regenerative medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-30 00:32:00

Even perfect hand hygiene practice can spread MRSA in NICU babies
Even if hospital workers practice perfect hand hygiene, MRSA can still spread among babies in the NICU, according to new research led by a Drexel University researcher.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-30 00:17:17

Common, inexpensive antimicrobials can help patients heal from MRSA skin abscesses
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics and commonly cause skin infections that can lead to more serious or life-threatening infection in other parts of the body.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-30 00:08:58