Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers identify novel risk genes linked to bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder (BD), characterized by mood swings between positive manic/hypomanic and negative/depressive states, is a common psychiatric disorder with a lifetime prevalence of ~1%.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-27 04:28:50

Johns Hopkins researchers create mature cardiomyocytes in the laboratory from stem cells
Generating mature and viable heart muscle cells from human or other animal stem cells has proven difficult for biologists.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-27 04:20:28

Combination assessment may rule out presence of OSA in children with Down syndrome
A combination of parental questionnaires and inexpensive diagnostic procedures that can be performed as part of a primary care visit may be able to rule out the presence of obstructive sleep apnea in people with Down syndrome.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-27 04:10:00

Scientists discover critical role of biological molecule in protecting against infection
Scientists have discovered that a biological molecule important in cell growth (STAT3) is also critical in protecting us against infection - so much so that we would be unable to fight the common flu virus without it.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-27 03:57:09

Adelaide researchers uncover new pathway that regulates spread of prostate cancer
University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered a new pathway which regulates the spread of prostate cancer around the body.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-27 03:45:44

Expert discusses environmental medicine and need for health strategies to tackle indoor air pollution
"Besides the contaminants we find outside, we also have indoor contaminants. There are pollutants typical of homes such as dust, spores, moulds, and those produced by human activities like cooking and house-cleaning, that contribute to the release of additional damaging substances," expert warns
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-27 03:37:16

Many heart failure patients in rural areas deprived of lifesaving ICD therapy, new report shows
New report in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology shows that rural patients have lower referral rates and higher refusal rates for implantable cardioverter defibrillators, a standard device therapy for prevention of sudden death in heart failure patients.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-27 03:29:33

Cancer cells proliferate by stealing energy from neighbouring cells, study finds
Researchers at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital have discovered that cancer cells grow by stealing energy from neighbouring cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-27 03:19:41

‘Physically active learning’ project hopes to improve education and health in school children
Could getting schoolchildren to be more active in class encourage them to sit less and improve their learning experience? A new study hopes to find out.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-27 03:13:34