Genomic & Biopharma News

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

Genetic basis behind friendliness of dogs and humans uncovered in a new study
In a new study published in the journal Science Advances a connection was found between friendliness of dogs and a particular genetic makeup. Dogs differ from their closest cousins – wolves, in their friendliness towards humans and the gene that makes this possible has now been uncovered. This gene that allows for the hypersocial behaviour in dogs is also common in humans the study finds.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-20 01:37:59

Fraud and billing mistakes cost Medicare — and taxpayers — tens of billions last year
Federal health officials made more than $16 billion in improper payments to private Medicare Advantage health plans last year and need to crack down on billing errors by the insurers, a top congressional auditor testified Wednesday.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-20 01:11:29

Knockdown of two Cadherin genes confers resistance to Cry2A and Cry1C in Chilo suppressalis

Nature, 2017-07-20 00:00:00