Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers explore effects of preeclampsia on risk of developing ROP in premature infants
Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, and colleagues at the John A. Moran Center and Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, were looking for a way to tease apart the effects of preeclampsia on the risk of developing retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an eye disease found in premature infants. Their results, and the model they developed, were published February 14, 2017, in Scientific Reports.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-16 02:55:58

LHSNet focuses on improving patient-centered clinical care through translational research
The Learning Health System Network represents a collaboration of nine health-related organizations and nearly 10 million patients. The network - among the first of its kind nationally - is focused on improving patient-centered clinical care through research.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-16 02:47:13

Changes in size of mitochondria in subset of brain cells could be key to maintaining blood sugar
Keeping blood sugar levels within a safe range is key to managing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In a new finding that could lead to fewer complications for diabetes patients, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that changes in the size of mitochondria in a small subset of brain cells play a crucial role in safely maintaining blood sugar levels.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-16 02:41:34

FDA approves new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Siliq (brodalumab) to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Siliq is administered as an injection.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-16 00:57:35

Mice study shows how WAVE1 protein regulates the brain's response to cocaine
Cocaine is one of the most addictive substances known to man, and for good reason: By acting on levels of the "feel-good" chemical dopamine, it produces a tremendous sensation of euphoria.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-16 00:54:33

Physician's choice of insomnia medication may be based on habit, new research shows
Clinical decision-making is a complex process, driven by multiple factors, including social and psychological dynamics, peer pressure and even exposure to drug advertising.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-16 00:50:17

HCI researchers uncover how epithelial cells naturally turn over to maintain constant numbers
Research published today in Nature from scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah shows how epithelial cells naturally turn over, maintaining constant numbers between cell division and cell death.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-16 00:46:20

Survival rate may be improving for extremely preterm infants
NIH-funded study also observes less neurological impairment among surviving infants.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-02-16 00:30:00

Two-drug combination shows promise against diabetic retinopathy in animal models
A two-drug cocktail provided better protection against diabetes-related vision loss than a single drug during testing in rat models, a team of University of Florida Health and Dutch researchers has found.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-16 00:09:06