Genomic & Biopharma News

Cholesterol-processing enzyme could be therapeutic target to stave off neurologic diseases
An enzyme that helps break down cholesterol may also be a therapeutic target to stave off neurologic diseases, including Alzheimer's and a rare genetic disorder, according to a new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 09:09:11

Juno ditches lead CAR-T program following patient deaths
Juno ditches lead CAR-T program following patient deaths nick.paul.taylor Thu, 03/02/2017 - 04:08
Fierce Biotech, 2017-03-02 09:08:35

Researchers looking at ways to target lingering cancer stem cells that cause disease relapse
Chemotherapy treatment targets and kills cancer cells in the body. However, even after treatment, some cancer cells may remain in the patient's system undetected.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 08:50:37

Probiotic combination may help reduce hay fever symptoms, research shows
As we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze. That's because new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research shows a probiotic combination might help reduce hay fever symptoms, if it's taken during allergy season.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 06:02:00

AAD launches new campaign to raise awareness of impact of skin diseases
Citing a new study assessing the impact of skin disease on patients and the U.S. economy, the American Academy of Dermatology is launching a new campaign to raise awareness of the breadth of serious skin diseases that affect patients, as well as the critical role dermatologists play in an era of team-based health care.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 05:54:00

Immune-stimulating chemical found in tumors may help stop cancer growth
A chemical found in tumors may help stop tumor growth, according to a new study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 05:00:33

Researchers probe potential link between gut microbiota and poor artery health
Scientific evidence that the assortment of gut microbes in humans influences different and critical aspects of health is piling up: Researchers think our microbes may influence obesity, anxiety, depression, autism, cancer and gastrointestinal diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 04:55:08

UCSF-led scientists use machine learning technology to uncover hallmarks of mystery concussion
Scientists have used a unique computational technique that sifts through big data to identify a subset of concussion patients with normal brain scans, who may deteriorate months after diagnosis and develop confusion, personality changes and differences in vision and hearing, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 04:42:23

Brains of adolescents with anorexia nervosa remain altered even after treatment, study finds
Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 04:30:22