Genomic & Biopharma News

Higher spending for cancer surgery may indicate worse patient care
Higher costs for complex cancer surgery may be an indicator for worse -- rather than better -- quality of care, according to new research by experts at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-26 05:44:22

Cold weather increases risk of mortality in Texas, study finds
Cold weather increases the risk of mortality in Texas residents, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. The findings were recently published in the journal Environmental Pollution.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-26 05:35:06

Researchers discover genes linked to resilience against brain pathologies
The pathologies (damage) in the brain that stroke, Alzheimer's disease and other neurological conditions cause in older adults only partially explain the memory loss, reduced reasoning ability and other cognitive impairments that result from these conditions. Little is known about why the effects of brain pathology vary between people who develop it.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-26 05:19:16

Children with obesity face four-fold greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Children with obesity face four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to children with a body mass index in the normal range, according to a study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-26 03:04:46

Changes in estrogen can trigger atypical functioning in memory circuit of women with gene variant
Fluctuations in estrogen can trigger atypical functioning in a key brain memory circuit in women with a common version of a gene, NIMH scientists have discovered.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-26 02:59:21

Consuming less sodium not linked to lower blood pressure, study finds
A new study that followed more than 2,600 men and women for 16 years found that consuming less sodium wasn't associated with lower blood pressure. The new findings call into question the sodium limits recommended by the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-26 02:49:39

Study evaluates effectiveness of deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients
Winner of the Best International Abstract Award, Laura Salgado Lopez, MD, presented her research, A Pilot Study of Deep Brain Stimulation in Treatment-resistant Schizophrenia, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-26 01:48:07

Study provides new understanding of molecular mechanisms that impact intellectual disability
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown that a protein helps balance nerve cell communication.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-26 01:37:05

New research shows how foot's impact during walking regulates blood supply to the brain
You probably know that walking does your body good, but it's not just your heart and muscles that benefit. Researchers at New Mexico Highlands University found that the foot's impact during walking sends pressure waves through the arteries that significantly modify and can increase the supply of blood to the brain.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-26 01:30:33