Genomic & Biopharma News

Late-night tweeting by NBA players linked to worse personal statistics in games
Preliminary data from a new study suggests that NBA players had worse personal statistics in games that followed a late-night tweet between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Players scored on average about 1 point less in games following late-night tweets, and their shooting accuracy dropped 1.7 percentage points compared with their performance in games that did not follow late-night tweeting.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-02 06:58:14

Study examines historical changes in binge, high-intensity drinking among young adults in the U.S.
Monitoring changes in drinking patterns and amounts helps researchers, prevention professionals, and treatment providers plan for and respond effectively to personal and public harms associated with alcohol consumption.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-02 06:53:06

Yale scientists develop novel chemical process that may lead to creation of new antibiotics
Yale University scientists have developed a novel chemical process that may lead to the creation of a new class of antibiotics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-02 03:28:46

New study suggests potential new therapeutic approach to septic shock recovery
A new study published online in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests a new approach to treating patients with sepsis, one of the most frequent causes of morbidity and mortality in intensive care units.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-02 03:23:04

TSRI study reveals first-ever structure of Lassa virus protein
Before Ebola virus ever struck West Africa, locals were already on the lookout for a deadly pathogen: Lassa virus. With thousands dying from Lassa every year-;and the potential for the virus to cause even larger outbreaks- researchers are committed to designing a vaccine to stop it.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-02 03:18:28

Chutes & Ladders—Eli Lilly veteran Derica Rice to retire as CFO
It's a gloomy week in the biopharma leadership world as Lilly's longtime CFO Derica Rice will retire, Akari's CEO resigned amid a false trial data scandal, MannKind replaced its CEO with the hope to revive Afrezza, and more.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-06-02 03:13:33

Yale researchers find racial and ethnic disparities in use of genetic test for breast cancer
A genetic test that helps doctors determine how best to treat breast cancer-;and whether chemotherapy is likely to help- is significantly more likely to be administered to white women than blacks or Hispanics, a Yale study has found.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-02 03:11:37

Study makes recommendations on how to reduce Africa's child mortality rates
Giving birth at home is the most significant risk factor for neonatal deaths in major sections of Africa - a continent that continues to be plagued by the highest neonatal mortality rates in the world, indicates a new study by Michigan State University scholars.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-02 02:44:02

Study: Child's gut bacteria appears to be influenced by ethnicity and breastfeeding
The bacteria in a child's gut appears to be influenced as early as its first year by ethnicity and breastfeeding, according to a new study from McMaster University.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-02 02:30:43