Genomic & Biopharma News

Doctors appear to have reached unexpected consensus in prescribing pediatric anti-seizure medications
The number of available anti-seizure medications has exploded in the past two decades, going from just a handful of medicines available in the 1990s to more than 20 now.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-20 03:11:14

Scientists create new probe for imaging proteins involved in fibrogenesis
Organs respond to injuries with the formation of new fibrous tissue, which can result in scarring. This process called fibrogenesis can now be monitored noninvasively on a molecular level, as American scientists report in the journal Angewandte Chemie.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-20 02:55:03

Skin-applied microneedle patch boosts immunization to seasonal flu vaccine recipients, study finds
A boosting skin vaccination with a biodegradable microneedle patch and protein constructed from sequences of influenza virus subtypes could improve the effectiveness of conventional influenza vaccines, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-20 02:53:41

Researchers identify striking contrasts in how groups of neurons function during decision making
By training mice to perform a sound identification task in a virtual reality maze, researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) have identified striking contrasts in how groups of neurons in different cortex regions of the brain function during decision making.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-20 02:37:47

Postcard from Capitol Hill: Lawmakers put women’s health care in its place
The atmosphere at a House Appropriations Committee lunch meeting on women's health midday Wednesday was predictably charged.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-20 02:26:57

Study opens up new avenues to understanding complex experience of hearing voices
When people hear voices, it is whether those voices fit or are at odds with their life goals and values that governs whether they find them distressing.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-20 02:24:13

Engineered macrophages invade and engulf tumor cells in mouse models
One reason cancer is so difficult to treat is that it avoids detection by the body. Agents of the immune system are constantly checking the surfaces of cells for chemical signals that say they belong, but cancer cells express the same chemical signals as healthy ones.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-20 02:16:03

Worldwide report on tobacco control measures - progress over last 10 years
According to a latest report from the World Health Organization on the worldwide epidemic of tobacco addiction, the efforts to control tobacco use has increased notably over the last ten years.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-20 01:59:12

Obamacare repeal would spell loss of health cover for 32 million Americans
If the Republics go ahead with the plan to repeal Obamacare, around 32 million Americans would lose their health cover according to a prediction from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) yesterday. CBO is a non-partisan office that works to analyse pending bills and legislations.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-20 01:44:23