Genomic & Biopharma News

Day-to-day stressors can increase illegal drug use among people on probation or parole
A recent study finds that even small, day-to-day stressors can cause an increase in illegal drug use among people on probation or parole who have a history of substance use.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-04 02:14:48

Walking intervention may reestablish protective neuronal connections in older adults with MCI
Could the initiation of a simple walking exercise program help older adults to reverse declines in key brain regions? A new study led by University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers adds more information about how physical activity impacts brain physiology and offers hope that it may be possible to reestablish some protective neuronal connections.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-04 02:10:38

New research uncovers role of mysterious molecule in skin cancer
New research from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) at Lake Nona uncovers the modus operandi of a mysterious molecule called SPRIGHTLY that has been previously implicated in colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-04 02:00:21

Mexican-American stroke survivors less likely to receive inpatient rehabilitation, study reveals
A new pilot study reports that Mexican-American stroke survivors are less likely to receive inpatient rehabilitation than non-Hispanic whites.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-04 01:48:18

Speech or language impairments may not be linked to tantrums in children with autism
Speech or language impairments may not be the cause of more frequent tantrums in children with autism, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The findings could help parents of children with autism seek out the best treatment for behavior problems.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-04 01:44:48

High levels of education and income predict better cognitive skills for older Chinese people
According to a doctoral dissertation being examined at the University of Helsinki, Chinese people of a higher socioeconomic status are on average in better physical and cognitive condition at baseline. However, socioeconomic status does not protect people from age-related decreases in the ability to function.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-04 01:39:26

Lost function of genes impairs development of motor skills in maturing mice
Scientists report in Neuron the lost function of two genes prevents infant laboratory mice from developing motor skills as they mature into adults. Researchers also suggest in their study that people with certain motor development disabilities be tested to see if they have mutant forms of the same genes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-04 00:54:22

CRISPR-Cpf1 assisted genome editing of Corynebacterium glutamicum

Nature, 2017-05-04 00:00:00

Expression and distribution of the transient receptor potential cationic channel A1 (TRPA1) in the human clitoris—comparison to male penile erectile tissue

Nature, 2017-05-04 00:00:00