Genomic & Biopharma News

Scientists take steps to inhibit impact of E. coli on human health
By understanding the functional differences between proteins expressed by two E. coli strains, researchers at Kansas State University are exploring new opportunities to inhibit their impacts to human health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-08 18:24:00

Extreme heat exposure may have adverse effects on pregnant women and their babies
Pregnant women are an important but thus far largely overlooked group vulnerable to the effects of extreme heat linked to climate change, according to new research by Sabrina McCormick, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-08 18:07:58

Human gut microbe may help treat autoimmune diseases, say researchers
Mayo Clinic researchers, along with colleagues at the University of Iowa, report that a human gut microbe discovered at Mayo Clinic may help treat autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. The findings appear in Cell Reports.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-08 17:57:15

Psychedelic drugs could help mental health patients recover from their symptoms
The altered state of consciousness and temporary lack of ego that results from using psychedelic drugs could help some mental health patients recover from their symptoms, according to academics at the University of Adelaide.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-08 17:51:07

Researchers receive $3.8 million NIH grant to study medical marijuana's impact on opioid use for pain
The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System a five-year, $3.8 million grant for the first long-term study to test whether medical marijuana reduces opioid use among adults with chronic pain, including those with HIV.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-08 17:45:24

Tips to follow when you notice signs or symptoms of ringworm
What do athlete's foot, jock itch, and barber's itch all have in common? They are all cases of ringworm, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-08 17:34:36

Colon cancer rates rising among younger white adults — and falling among blacks
When Crawford Clay discovered blood on his shorts at the end a routine run in the spring of 2014, he did not know the stains were a symptom of a condition that also afflicted his family.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-08 17:02:59

NIH accelerates the use of genomics in clinical care
Bethesda, Md., Tue., August 8 2017 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is awarding $18.9 million towards research that aims to accelerates the use of genome sequencing in clinical care. The new awards will generate innovative approaches and best practices to ensure that the effectiveness of genomic medicine can be applied to all individuals and groups, including diverse and underserved populations, and in healthcare settings that extend beyond academic medical centers.
National Human Genome Research Institute, 2017-08-08 17:00:00

TMDU-led researchers identify protein critical to early stages of cellular HIV infection
When a virus enters a cell, one of the first steps in the process of infecting that cell is removal of the protein coat that surrounds the virus's genetic material.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-08 16:52:41