Genomic & Biopharma News

Power imbalances in young adult relationships take greater toll on women, study suggests
Power imbalances in heterosexual relationships are common, but having less power takes a greater toll on young women than young men, according to a recently published University at Buffalo study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 12:15:30

Advances in optogenetics
Optogenetics is a way of introducing information into the brain using light, it targets specific cells or connections across the brain. It is fast, like brain signaling, and helps you communicate with neural circuitry in a language more similar to what is normally used within the brain.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 12:05:00

Study establishes ENL protein as potential drug target for acute myeloid leukemia
Anyone who uses an employee badge to enter a building may understand how a protein called ENL opens new possibilities for treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a fast-growing cancer of bone marrow and blood cells and the second most common type of leukemia in children and adults.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 12:01:39

Treating pregnant women for mild thyroid dysfunction provides no benefit, study finds
A large national study suggests that treating pregnant women for mildly low thyroid function does not improve the IQs of their babies or reduce preterm births or other negative outcomes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 11:34:32

New wireless patch may help reduce migraine pain as well as drugs, study suggests
A preliminary study suggests that a new, wireless patch that you wear on your arm may help reduce migraine pain as well as drugs. The study is published in the March 1, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 11:26:44

High-dose flu vaccine appears to be effective at preventing post-influenza deaths among older adults
The high-dose flu vaccine appeared to be more effective at preventing post-influenza deaths among older adults than the standard-dose vaccine, at least during a more severe flu season, according to a large new study of Medicare beneficiaries published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 11:14:14

Review identifies treatment methods to reduce complications in TKR patients with obesity
Obesity affects 35 percent of the adult population in the U.S. A new literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons identifies strategies to improve total knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 11:05:02

NICE expands reach of Erbitux in colorectal cancer
Cost regulators for the NHS treatments in England and Wales are expanding the scope of Merck's Erbitux so that the therapy will be routinely available to treat a wider range of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).
PharmaTimes, 2017-03-02 11:03:56

Study: Nonoperative management of abdominal gunshot wounds is safe option in selected patients
At one time, trauma surgeons considered an operation mandatory to treat gunshot wounds to the abdomen, but a study published online as an "article in press" on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website has found that in selected patients, avoiding an operation--a practice known as nonoperative management--is an acceptable and effective treatment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 10:45:01