Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers uncover protective mechanism of rotifers that may have implications for aging research
Rotifers are tough, microscopic organisms highly resistant to radiation and repeated cycles of dehydration and rehydration.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-06 05:49:06

Scientists discover mechanism that provides potential new target for allergy treatments
In news that may bring hope to asthma sufferers, scientists discover a mechanism that provides a possible new target for allergy treatments.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-06 05:40:37

Opioid use gradually increases few years after bariatric surgery, study shows
While the proportion of adults with severe obesity using prescription opioids initially declines in the months after bariatric surgery, it increases within a matter of years, eventually surpassing pre-surgery rates of patients using the potentially addictive pain medications, according to new research from a National Institutes of Health -funded multicenter study led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-06 05:36:19

Adding a second HER2-targeted treatment may improve outcomes for some women with breast cancer
A phase III clinical trial of 4,805 women with HER2-positive breast cancer suggests adding a second HER2 targeted medicine, pertuzumab (Perjeta), to standard of care trastuzumab (Herceptin) after surgery may help, although the benefit is modest.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-06 05:25:32

Study: 1 in 6 patients on new blood-thinning medications may not be receiving recommended dose
Almost 1 in 6 of the millions of Americans on the new blood-thinning medications for atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition characterized by an irregular and often rapid heart rate, may not be receiving the recommended dose, new Mayo Clinic research finds.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-06 03:17:47

PhRMA's big-spending image campaign has hit $20M, and new spots are rolling out
PhRMA is making good on its promise to spend tens of millions on a new ad push this year. Its tab for "Go Boldly" TV commercials has hit $20 million, and it's rolling out a second phase of spots that focus on drug researchers and the patients they help.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-06-06 02:08:39

Room sharing between babies and mothers linked to less sleep, unsafe sleeping practices
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents keep babies in the same room with them to sleep for the first year to prevent sudden infant death syndrome.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-06 00:54:41

Older people with persistent pain more likely to develop dementia
Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later, an indication that chronic pain could somehow be related to changes in the brain that contribute to dementia.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-06 00:51:57

NIAID-Sponsored Trial of Experimental Chikungunya Vaccine Begins
A clinical trial is now enrolling healthy adult volunteers at three sites in the United States.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-06-06 00:45:00