Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers find low adherence of physicians to H. pylori guidelines
It was long thought that gastric ulcers and other digestive woes were brought about by stress. But in 2005, clinical fellow Barry J. Marshall and pathologist J. Robin Warren were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for recognizing the role of Helicobacter pylori in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 06:37:18

Penn study reveals new molecular pilot light required to turn on brown fat furnace
As we bask in the summer heat, it is easy to take for granted that humans are also prepared for the cold of winter, with overcoats in the closet and home heating systems ready to be fired up as an added assurance against falling temperatures.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 06:25:41

New data reveals increase in rate of deaths from Alzheimer's disease
The rate of death from Alzheimer's disease in the United States increased by more than 50 percent in the past 15 years, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 06:06:51

Study finds that molecular decoy can target and reduce UTI-causing bacteria in the gut
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common infections, and they tend to come back again and again, even when treated. Most UTIs are caused by E. coli that live in the gut and spread to the urinary tract.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 06:04:53

New chemoprevention trial hopes to stop dangerous lesions from progressing to cancer
New treatments have extended the lives of many lung cancer patients. However, even better than treating lung cancer would be preventing it from developing in the first place.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 05:31:27

Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person visit for treatment of headache
For people with headache, seeing the neurologist by video for treatment may be as effective as an in-person visit, according to a study published in the June 14, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 05:02:59

Study reassures parents about performance of preemies in school
Parents of prematurely born babies often fear their children may go on to struggle in school, but findings from a new large-scale study from the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and Northwestern Medicine should reassure parents.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 04:54:00

Plant compound found to be effective against drug-resistant HIV
A plant found throughout Southeast Asia traditionally used to treat arthritis and rheumatism contains a potent anti-HIV compound more powerful than the drug AZT, according to a new paper published in the Journal of Natural Compounds.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 04:48:54

Researchers evaluate measures of acculturation in predicting drinking behaviors among Latinos
"Acculturation" occurs when members of one cultural group adopt the beliefs and behaviors of another group. Research on alcohol use among Latino populations often focuses on acculturative processes and associated stressors that influence drinking.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 04:39:38