Genomic & Biopharma News

GIAHC and IPVS partner for first International HPV Awareness Day
The Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer that is leading the way in education, empowerment, and eradication of Human Papillomavirus and cervical cancer announces a partnership with the International Papillomavirus Society for HPV Awareness Day, March 4, 2018.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-03-06 04:54:09

New British calorie guidelines
According to the Public Health England, Britain needs to go on a diet with immediate effect to curb the obesity epidemic. The PHE has come up with its new calorie guidelines that would cut the sizes of the meals and remove junk foods. This comes under the newly launched ‘One You’ campaign.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-03-06 04:20:32

Higher cholesterol levels tied to reduced risk of dementia in elderly finds study
In a new study researchers from Mount Sinai noted that among people over the age of 85, raised levels of blood cholesterol can do one good than harm – reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline. The study was released in the online issue of the Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association yesterday (5th of March 2018).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-03-06 04:13:17

Study assesses healthcare workers' exposures to airborne influenza virus
In United States, more than 18 million workers are employed in healthcare sector. Healthcare workers providing direct patient care services face a wide range of hazards including exposures to infectious diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-03-06 04:12:52

New and improved CRISPR
David Liu, professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University is a pioneer of CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology. He has now come up with two new upgrades for this gene editing tool that makes it better than before. These two tools are “cellular detective” and “sharp scissors”.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-03-06 04:05:56

Multimodal treatment approach enhances long-term survival in men with metastatic prostate cancer
UCLA researchers have discovered that a combination of high doses of radiotherapy and hormonal therapy provides the best chance of decreasing the mortality rate in men with aggressive prostate cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-03-06 04:04:41

Research shows how interaction between nervous and immune systems occurs in lung infections
When the body is fighting infection, the immune system kicks into high gear. But emerging evidence hints at the involvement of another, rather surprising, player in this process: the nervous system.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-03-06 03:59:29

E-cigarettes introduce same toxins into the body as traditional cigarettes
There has been a new trend of taking up vaping or using electronic cigarettes among teenagers. Some studies have shown that these electronic devices can help individuals quit smoking or at least cut down on smoking. Reports have found that middle schoolers and teenagers are taking up e-cigarettes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-03-06 03:54:45

Infants process pain in their brains in different ways based on age
Reliance on behavioral indicators, such as crying, to assess pain in infants underestimates how much pain babies actually feel when they undergo stressful medical procedures.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-03-06 03:52:23