Genomic & Biopharma News

Medicare's competitive bidding program reduces access to diabetes testing supplies, survey finds
A new survey from the American Association of Diabetes Educators found that Medicare's Competitive Bidding Program significantly reduced beneficiary choice and access to commonly used diabetes testing supplies.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-24 01:31:44

Inner ear gene therapy holds promise for treating patients with hearing loss and dizziness
In a first-of-its-kind study published in the March 1, 2017 edition of Molecular Therapy, researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine showed that gene therapy was able to restore balance and hearing in genetically modified mice that mimic Usher Syndrome, a genetic condition in humans characterized by partial or total hearing loss, dizziness, and vision loss that worsens over time.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-24 01:09:55

Sleep deprivation hinders ability to identify facial expressions, study finds
After a rough night's sleep, your ability to recognize whether those around you are happy or sad could suffer, according to a study led by a University of Arizona psychologist.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-24 01:01:23

UAlberta researchers discover potential new target for treatment of multiple sclerosis
In the relentless battle against multiple sclerosis (MS), U of A researchers recently discovered an entirely new cellular mechanism--an underlying defect in brain cells--that may to be blame for the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-24 00:56:36

Study links gastrointestinal disturbances of GWI with changes in intestinal microbiota
A new study from the University of South Carolina has found a gastrointestinal link that could help explain many of the health issues facing those with Gulf War Illness (GWI) as well as opening new pathways to treatment options that may improve both gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms associated with the disorder.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-24 00:47:30

New clinical approach offers hope for patients with aggressive brain cancer
Being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is devastating news for patients and their loved ones. Whereas some types of tumor respond well to treatment, others such as glioblastomas - the most common and aggressive brain tumors - are known to recur and progress within short times from the diagnosis.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-24 00:41:47

EPFL scientists develop synthetic methods to crack code of Huntington's disease
Huntington's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes patients to lose their ability to move, speak, and even think. It is caused by a gene mutation that produces an abnormal form of the protein huntingtin, which aggregates and builds up inside neurons of the cortex and striatum.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-24 00:37:21

Cavity filling mutations at the thyroxine-binding site dramatically increase transthyretin stability and prevent its aggregation

Nature, 2017-03-24 00:00:00

Transcriptomic profile of tobacco in response to Phytophthora nicotianae infection

Nature, 2017-03-24 00:00:00