Genomic & Biopharma News

Fine particulate matter 2.5 exerted its toxicological effect by regulating a new layer, long non-coding RNA

Nature, 2017-08-24 00:00:00

Neuronal firing patterns influence proliferation, differentiation of oligodendrocyte precursors
Through their pattern of firing, neurons influence the behavior of the cells that upon maturation will provide insulation of neuronal axons, according to a new study publishing 22 August in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Balint Nagy, Maria Kukley and colleagues at the University of Tübingen, Germany.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 23:45:35

Climate Change Language Deleted from NIH Site
The communications director at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences says news reports of the changes are overblown.
The Scientist, 2017-08-23 23:44:00

New international research project identifies subtypes of ocular melanoma
A new international research project, involving the University of Liverpool's leading eye cancer research group, has identified specific subtypes of ocular melanoma that will help develop improved management strategies and therapies in the future.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 23:36:55

Canadian children fall short of daily dietary recommendations on school days
Canadian children don't eat enough vegetables, fruit and dairy products during school hours, causing them to fall short of several daily dietary recommendations on school days, a new UBC study has found.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 23:30:36

USC scientist finds new approach to prevent HIV infection
Medical treatment that targets human proteins rather than ever-mutating viruses may one day help HIV-positive people whose bodies have built a resistance to "cocktails" currently used to keep them healthy, according to a Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 23:10:36

Researchers visually capture 'shapeshifter' that regulates blood clotting
We are normally born with a highly sophisticated array of molecules that act as "sentries," constantly scanning our bodies for injuries such as cuts and bruises.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 22:59:29

New research aims to generate in vitro vascularized pancreatic islets from hPSCs
Tiny packets of cells called islets throughout the pancreas allow the organ to produce insulin. Type 1 diabetes -- also known as juvenile diabetes - tricks the immune system into destroying these islets.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 22:49:05

APRNs can play key role in improving nursing home care for aging population
The nation's 65 and older population is projected to double in size by the year 2050, according to the U.S. Census.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 22:39:17