Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers develop new method to detect cannabinoids in breast milk
With the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana spreading across the country, the drug's use is reportedly increasing among pregnant women.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 07:44:25

Epigenetic modification may be cause of adult throat cancers linked to alcohol, tobacco use
A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat linked to alcohol and tobacco use.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 07:09:24

MUSC scientists design novel antibody-based therapy to fight against cancer
Scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have designed an antibody-based therapy that could target the functions of TGF-beta that cause cancer
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 06:57:29

Experts suggest new five-stage system of classifying patients at risk for heart attack
Experts at Johns Hopkins and New York's Mount Sinai Health System have published a suggested new plan for a five-stage system of classifying the risk of heart attack in those with heart disease, one they say puts much-needed and long-absent focus on the risks faced by millions of Americans who pass so-called stress tests or have less obvious or earlier-stage danger signs.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 06:52:25

Genetic testing at UMMC helps doctors identify effective medication for heart stent patients
The University of Maryland Medical Center is now offering a simple genetic test to patients who receive heart stents to determine whether they have a genetic deficiency that affects how they respond to a common drug to prevent blood clots.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 06:27:25

Research addresses four areas of concern for managing rural dementia
Research carried out by Plymouth University into the experience of dementia in farming and farming families, and its impact on their businesses and home lives, has identified four areas of concern which need to be addressed if dementia in the countryside is to be managed.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 06:13:08

Genes implicated in rare pediatric epilepsy contribute to common forms of disorder, study finds
An international study led by Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers has found that several genes previously implicated only in rare, severe forms of pediatric epilepsy also contribute to common forms of the disorder.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 06:04:58

Researchers develop new categorisation system to reduce frequency and severity of food scares
Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new comprehensive categorisation of food scares, a new study in the British Food Journal reports.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 06:04:02

CDC guidelines for PrEP use to prevent HIV transmission do not go far enough, UCLA study suggests
A new study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health suggests modifying federal health guidelines related to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission because current standards could miss some people who should be on it.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 05:53:16