Genomic & Biopharma News

UC Riverside psychology professor reveals surprising upsides of worry
Worry - it does a body good. And, the mind as well. A new paper by Kate Sweeny, psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside, argues there's an upside to worrying.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-28 02:44:12

New study receives $12.7 million PCORI funding to improve post-acute care for TBI patients
Researchers at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation and Baylor Scott & White Research Institute will participate in a nationwide study to improve post-acute care for patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-28 01:59:01

Singapore, UAE government funds’ new investments put PPD at $9B
Singapore, UAE government funds’ new investments put PPD at $9B aliu Thu, 04/27/2017 - 21:49
Fierce Biotech, 2017-04-28 01:49:37

FDA approves first drug for treating rare form of Batten disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Brineura (cerliponase alfa) as a treatment for a specific form of Batten disease. Brineura is the first FDA-approved treatment to slow loss of walking ability in symptomatic pediatric patients 3 years of age and older with late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2), also known as tripeptidyl peptidase-1 (TPP1) deficiency.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-28 01:49:05

Scientists use rooster testes to shed light on how germ cells fight viruses
Our bodies are constantly under siege by foreign invaders; viruses, bacteria and parasites that want to infiltrate our cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-28 01:38:14

Supplementation with macular carotenoids improves psychological stress levels, study shows
Lutein and zeaxanthin isomers--known as the macular carotenoids--are traditionally associated with eye health, but researchers at the University of Georgia found an interesting connection to their function in brain health, showing that they improved psychological stress levels and reduced serum cortisol.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-28 01:29:37

New software wrapper boosts ability of existing neuron tracing algorithms
Putting a turbo engine into an old car gives it an entirely new life--suddenly it can go further, faster. That same idea is now being applied to neuroscience, with a software wrapper that can be used on existing neuron tracing algorithms to boost their ability to handle not just big, but enormous sets of data
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-28 01:21:24

Heterogeneity may drive longer lives in females, study reveals
Females often live longer than men -- this is true for humans and for many other animal species. The phenomenon exists even when you adjust for male risky behavior which leads to more early male deaths than female (car accidents, wars, homocides, etc).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-28 01:11:33

Researchers discover cellular mechanism that underlies development of autoimmune diseases
A research team from iMM Lisboa led by Luís Graça has found a cellular mechanism that underlies the development of autoimmune diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-28 00:52:48