Genomic & Biopharma News

New tool provides simple way to evaluate pain in ICU patients
A new Behavior Pain Assessment Tool (BPAT) provides a simple way to evaluate pain in critically ill patients—including those who aren't able to communicate their pain verbally, reports a study in PAIN, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 03:17:49

Researchers find link between hormones and inguinal hernias in older men
Researchers have identified an apparent cause of inguinal hernia, or groin hernia, in older men: altered sex hormone levels that weaken and scar muscle tissue in the lower abdomen.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 03:13:23

Scientists unveil how circadian misalignments may favor occurrence of metabolic diseases
Like almost all light-sensitive living beings, human beings follow biological rhythms set on a period of about 24 hours.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 03:04:00

Prenatal exposure to progesterone could influence sexual orientation in later life
Bisexuality is quite common among men and women whose mothers received additional doses of the sex hormone progesterone while pregnant.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 00:25:59

New drug compound could cut number of hot flushes in menopausal women
Women plagued by frequent hot flushes during the menopause could cut the number of flushes by almost three-quarters, thanks to a new drug compound.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 00:16:58

VUMC clinical study to evaluate treatment methods for rotator cuff tears
Nitin Jain, M.D., MSPH, associate professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics, has been awarded a $7.5 million contract to determine whether surgery or non-operative therapy works better for a common age-related injury that costs the health care systems billions of dollars -- rotator cuff tears.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 00:11:32

Advanced image analysis technique identifies genetic cell mutations in patients with lung cancer
Researchers have used positron emission tomography to successfully identify genetic cell mutations that can cause lung cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-04 00:02:13

A starvation-induced regulator, RovM, acts as a switch for planktonic/biofilm state transition in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Nature, 2017-04-04 00:00:00

Human induced-pluripotent stem cell-derived hepatocyte-like cells as an in vitro model of human hepatitis B virus infection

Nature, 2017-04-04 00:00:00