Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers receive NIH grant to launch HIV prevention study of gay and bisexual men
The National Institutes for Health has awarded Dr. Christian Grov and his colleagues $2.4 Million to launch a 2-year nationwide HIV prevention study of gay and bisexual men.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 19:11:05

CU Boulder study sheds new light on mechanism behind radiation-induced bystander effect
More than half of cancer patients undergo radiotherapy, in which high doses of radiation are aimed at diseased tissue to kill cancer cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 19:02:35

Research shows how the brain can become adaptive based on training
Practice might not always make perfect, but it's essential for learning a sport or a musical instrument. It's also the basis of brain training, an approach that holds potential as a non-invasive therapy to overcome disabilities caused by neurological disease or trauma.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 18:52:50

Harvard scientists gain new insights into brain networks involved in remembering, planning
Harvard scientists have gained new insights into how the brain networks important for thought and remembering are organized in individual people, bringing the notion of using brain scans to help personalize medical treatments one step closer to reality.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 18:47:27

Lunatic fringe gene plays role in regulating fate of neural stem cells
The discovery that the brain can generate new cells - about 700 new neurons each day - has triggered investigations to uncover how this process is regulated.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 18:39:11

Opdivo Extends Survival, Has Less Impact on Lives in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Than Standard Chemo, Study Shows

Immuno-Oncology News, 2017-07-19 18:30:55

New study shows how social interaction impacts treatment response in cancer patients
How well cancer patients fared after chemotherapy was affected by their social interaction with other patients during treatment, according to a new study by researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 18:19:33

Shark scavenging behavior helps scientists identify marks on human bones
Shark feeding habits are helping scientists identify marks on human bones found in the ocean. By analyzing shark scavenging behavior, the University of Florida's C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory identified which marks were left behind by sharks, what species of sharks made the marks and where the feedings might have occurred.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 18:12:42

Kent State professor offers reliable information about vaccine safety, urges to promote immunization
The center of a public health debate is whether parents should have their children vaccinated. Tara Smith, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at Kent State University's College of Public Health, challenges statements made by influential individuals who oppose the widespread use of vaccines, and she calls upon her colleagues in the scientific community to speak out to promote vaccination.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 18:05:20