Genomic & Biopharma News

Premature infants show changes in neural systems prior to birth, new study suggests
Even before they are born, premature babies may display alterations in the circuitry of their developing brains, according to a first-of-its kind research study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues at the National Institutes of Health and Wayne State University.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-10 07:54:30

Study examines role of risk factors in development of ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers
Karla Kerlikowske, MD, and team recently published a paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that examined the role of common risk factors in the development of ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-10 07:48:01

Scientists crack genetic code to identify men at risk for prostate cancer that spreads after treatment
Canadian prostate cancer researchers have discovered the genetic fingerprint that explains why up to 30 per cent of men with potentially curable localized prostate cancer develop aggressive disease that spreads following radiotherapy or surgery.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-10 07:41:55

JPM: Wondering how Teva overestimated 2017 sales by $1B-plus? Let CEO Vigodman explain
JPM: Wondering how Teva overestimated 2017 sales by $1B-plus? Let CEO Vigodman explain chelfand Tue, 01/10/2017 - 02:29
Fierce Pharma, 2017-01-10 07:29:33

Johns Hopkins researchers identify barriers to young men's sexual and reproductive health
Johns Hopkins researchers who conducted a dozen focus groups with 70 straight and gay/bisexual Hispanic and African-American males ages 15 to 24 report that gaining a better understanding of the context in which young men grow up will allow health care providers to improve this population's use of sexual and reproductive health care.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-10 07:14:00

Study finds high mental health impact after Great East Japan Earthquake
The devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear disaster in Japan had a high mental health impact—with some effects persisting several years later, according to a comprehensive research review in the January/February issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, published by Wolters Kluwer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-10 07:07:00

New review finds successful outcomes for Achilles tendon tear with surgical and nonsurgical treatments
A new literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found successful outcomes for an Achilles tendon tear with either minimally invasive surgery or nonsurgical bracing with a removable boot, especially in recreational athletes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-10 06:59:15

Orphan Disease Center establishes new initiative that focuses on ALS
The Orphan Disease Center in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has established a new Program of Excellence for Motor Neuron Disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-10 06:55:23

IRB Barcelona researchers disclose new signal involved in growth of fly wings
Many of the secrets of life, such as how we become a certain size and shape, have been uncovered in studies performed over more than 100 years and involving animal models such as the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-10 05:58:55