Genomic & Biopharma News

Aspirin may help prevent pregnancy loss in women with high inflammation, NIH study finds
The women who benefited from the aspirin treatment had high levels of C-reactive protein.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-02-07 18:30:00

Scientists use brain organoids to identify root causes of Miller-Dieker syndrome
Research led by scientists at UC San Francisco and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has used brain "organoids" — tiny 3D models of human organs that scientists grow in a dish to study disease — to identify root causes of Miller-Dieker Syndrome (MDS), a rare genetic disorder that causes fatal brain malformations.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-07 17:52:35

Research reveals impact of human-animal bond on mental health and well-being
Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, in collaboration with Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine, today released preliminary research findings that support the power of the human-animal bond.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-07 17:46:30

Israeli researchers examine potential damaging psychological effects of cyber-terror attacks
A new study shows that individuals exposed to a simulated cyber-terror attack had significantly increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their saliva compared to a control group.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-07 17:35:06

Patients with early, severe depression symptoms have increased genetic risk for psychiatric disorders
Clinical features of major depressive disorder (MDD) may help identify specific subgroups of depressed patients based on associations with genetic risk for major psychiatric disorders, reports a study in Biological Psychiatry.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-07 17:29:42

Immune system plays paradoxical role in breast cancer metastasis
The immune system plays a paradoxical role in the spread of breast cancer. Some immune cells contribute to metastasis, while other cells can be activated to strengthen the effect of chemotherapy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-07 17:18:18

Galena moves NeuVax-Herceptin combo studies forward, but DOJ investigation lingers
Galena moves NeuVax-Herceptin combo studies forward, but DOJ investigation lingers aliu Tue, 02/07/2017 - 12:15
Fierce Pharma, 2017-02-07 17:15:47

Decision-making process of tiniest viruses could lead to better treatments for diseases
Humans face hundreds of decisions every day. But we're not alone. Even the tiniest viruses also make decisions, and scientists are researching how they do so, to help lead to better treatments for some diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-07 17:01:00

Adjusting KYNA levels can have significant effects on schizophrenia-like behavior, mice study finds
A new study by University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers has found that in mice, adjusting levels of a compound called kynurenic acid can have significant effects on schizophrenia-like behavior. The study appeared in the latest issue of the journal Biological Psychiatry.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-07 16:12:26