Genomic & Biopharma News

Research shows role played by brain reorganisation process in success or failure of cochlear implants
A cochlear implant is an electronic device capable of restoring hearing in a profoundly deaf person by directly stimulating the nerve endings in the inner ear. This technology enables people who have become deaf to be able to communicate orally again, even by telephone, and children born deaf to learn to speak and to benefit from normal schooling.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-28 17:43:05

Discovery of a new regulatory protein provides new tool for stem cell engineering
Bioengineers have discovered a protein that regulates the switch of embryonic stem cells from the least developed 'naïve' state to the more developed 'primed' state. This discovery sheds light on stem cell development at a molecular level.
ScienceDaily, 2017-03-28 17:22:31

A molecular on/off switch for CRISPR
Scientists now reveal how viruses disable bacterial immune systems. For many bacteria, one line of defense against viral infection is a sophisticated RNA-guided "immune system" called CRISPR-Cas. At the center of this system is a surveillance complex that recognizes viral DNA and triggers its destruction. However, viruses can strike back and disable this surveillance complex using "anti-CRISPR" proteins, though no one has figured out exactly how these anti-CRISPRs work -- until now.
ScienceDaily, 2017-03-28 17:22:01

Researchers shed light on diverse effects of exercise on individuals
In Japan, due to the changes of lifestyle such as less physical activities than before, more and more people suffer from the lifestyle diseases like metabolic syndromes, type-2 diabetes and hypertension.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-28 17:11:20

Astaxanthin compound shows ability to activate 'longevity gene' in mice
The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and Cardax, Inc., a Honolulu based life sciences company, have jointly announced the results of an animal study evaluating the effectiveness of a compound that holds promise in anti-aging therapy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-28 16:56:09

Breakthrough technique harvests stem cells from urine to study Down syndrome
One of the biggest challenges in studying Down syndrome is finding the right research model. Animals and established cell lines are limited in their ability to mimic human disease, and results don't always translate to patient populations.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-28 16:48:03

People with dementia have right to cognitive rehabilitation, says expert
Rehabilitation is important for people with dementia as it is for people with physical disabilities, according to a leading dementia expert.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-28 16:41:33

Mothers with history of mental health disorders feel less ready for discharge from NICU, research shows
Each year, more than 450,000 babies are born preterm in the U.S., many of whom spend days, weeks or even months in a neonatal intensive care unit.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-28 16:37:51

Research helps elucidate mechanisms behind low-level laser therapy in treating neuropathic pain
Low-level laser therapy has been shown by recent studies to be a non-invasive and effective alternative for treating neuropathic pain, a chronic condition caused by nerve damage, spinal cord injury or diseases such as diabetes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-28 16:19:51