Genomic & Biopharma News

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

Common viruses pose serious challenges in long-term care facilities
A widespread outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (HMPV) at a long-term dementia care ward infected 73 percent of patients, demonstrating the serious challenges in mitigating the spread of infectious diseases in such settings.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-10 05:40:06

Johns Hopkins researchers identify new biological target for treating spinal muscular atrophy
Johns Hopkins researchers along with academic and drug industry investigators say they have identified a new biological target for treating spinal muscular atrophy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-10 04:52:02

Landmark study unravels secrets of aggressive prostate cancer
A landmark study, led by Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute with the involvement of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, has revealed the reason why men with a family history of prostate cancer who also carry the BRCA2 gene fault have a more aggressive form of prostate cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-10 02:50:07

Scientists gain new insights into molecular mechanisms of breast cancer development
Why does breast cancer develop and how come certain patients are resistant to established therapies? Researchers from the University of Basel have gained new insights into the molecular processes in breast tissue.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-10 02:46:55

Epigenetic changes favor development of fatty liver in humans and mice
Mice with a strong tendency to obesity already exhibit epigenetic changes at six weeks of age, inducing the liver to amplify its production of the enzyme DPP4 and release it into the circulation. Over the long term, this favors the development of a fatty liver.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-10 02:42:20