Genomic & Biopharma News

Improper methylation of cilia protein linked to increased risk of neural tube defects
Research published online in The FASEB Journal shows that the improper methylation of a protein called "Septin2," which regulates the structure of cilia, was associated with an increased risk of having a neural tube defect (NTD) and confirms that cilia are important factors in determining susceptibility of NTDs.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-11 18:03:59

Study shows link between susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia and exertional heat stroke
New research published online in The FASEB Journal may ultimately help athletes and trainers better understand who may be more at risk for heat stroke.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-11 17:58:30

Suppression of thyroid hormone receptor protects cone cells in mouse models of retinal diseases
New research published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that the suppression of thyroid hormone receptor activity locally in the retina protects cone photoreceptor cells in mouse models of human retinal degenerative diseases
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-11 17:55:35

Research explores effect of alcohol on adolescent brain
Under 18, no alcohol. In spite of this slogan, adolescents still have access to alcohol. But how harmful is that one beer for the adolescent brain? Research, including in Leiden, may provide the answer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-11 17:36:03

Researchers identify microRNA biomarker linked to incidence of atrial fibrillation
Researchers have identified a microRNA biomarker that demonstrates a strong association with the incidence of atrial fibrillation, the most common abnormal heart rhythm that affects more than 2.7 million Americans.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-11 17:26:51

Children born with small or missing eyes benefit from personalized treatment using 3D-printed implants
A new, personalized and noninvasive treatment using 3-D printed implants has been developed to help children born with abnormally small or missing eyes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-11 17:20:37

New research sheds light on inner mechanisms underlying learning and memory
New research published online in The FASEB Journal sheds important light on the inner workings of learning and memory.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-11 17:12:26

Scientists produce world's first CT images of biological tissue using protons
An international team of scientists has produced the world's first computerized tomography images of biological tissue using protons - a momentous step towards improving the quality and feasibility of Proton Therapy for cancer sufferers around the world.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-11 17:03:45

High vitamin D intake could reduce the risk of an early menopause
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has revealed that women can cut their risk of an early menopause, by having a high vitamin D intake.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-11 16:39:31