Genomic & Biopharma News

Shared reading can be useful therapy for chronic pain sufferers, study finds
A study conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, The Reader and the Royal Liverpool University Hospitals Trust, and funded by the British Academy, has found that shared reading (SR) can be a useful therapy for chronic pain sufferers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 03:57:00

Highly prevalent gene variants in African Americans contribute to kidney disease
African Americans have a heightened risk of developing chronic and end-stage kidney disease. This association has been attributed to two common genetic variants - named G1 and G2 -- in APOL1, a gene that codes for a human-specific protein.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 03:53:42

'Congestion tax' linked to nearly 50% drop in asthma rates among children
When Stockholm, Sweden, introduced a "congestion tax" to discourage driving in the center of town, traffic eased and the pollution level dropped by between 5 and 10 percent.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 03:45:21

Specific dairy products may influence breast cancer risk in women, study shows
Specific dairy foods may influence breast cancer risk in women, although risk varies by the source of the dairy product, according to a study published online ahead of print in the journal Current Developments in Nutrition.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 03:40:19

Workers without paid sick leave less likely to receive preventive health care screenings, study finds
More than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act and do not have to pay for 15 preventive screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 03:14:46

New role for unconventional T cell could lead to novel treatment approaches for infection and cancer
A new study has identified a previously undescribed role for a type of unconventional T cell with the potential to be used in the development of new therapies for infection and cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 03:08:55

No benefit in treating mildly low thyroid function in pregnancy, NIH network study finds
Long-term study has found no differences in cognitive functioning among children born to mothers with subclinical hypothyroidism.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-03-02 03:00:00

Researchers explore changes in prevalence of depression among current, former and never smokers
The prevalence of smoking has remained fairly stable over the past decade after declining sharply for many years.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 02:56:15

Women less likely to be screened for heart disease risk factors than men, study finds
A new report has highlighted a gender divide in the screening of patients for cardiovascular disease - Australia's number one killer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 02:49:00