Genomic & Biopharma News

Impact of Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate on Newborn Leukocyte Telomere Length

Nature, 2017-02-10 00:00:00

MSK researchers publish new review that focuses on genome-driven oncology
Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center today published a seminal review of the rapidly evolving field of precision oncology, which allows doctors to recommend therapies based on a genetic understanding of a person's cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 22:26:48

Sports-related concussion causes short-term impairment of cardiovascular system, study finds
A new study finds that concussion causes short-term impairment of the cardiovascular system but that these cardiovascular symptoms typically resolve within three days of the injury.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 22:13:30

Genetic profiling of blood cells can predict response to stem cell transplant for patients with MDS
A single blood test and basic information about a patient's medical status can indicate which patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are likely to benefit from a stem cell transplant, and the intensity of pre-transplant chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy that is likely to produce the best results, according to new research by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 22:05:08

Stony Brook experts share few tips for surviving inconveniences caused by winter storms
As each winter storm ends and it's time to get back the daily grind, getting out of the house and back on the roads could come with some risk and potential injury.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 21:49:33

FDA approves new treatment for wide range of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Emflaza (deflazacort) tablets and oral suspension to treat patients age 5 years and older with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle deterioration and weakness.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 21:43:26

Scientists identify vulnerabilities of highly aggressive pancreatic cancer cells
Researchers have identified a gatekeeper protein that prevents pancreatic cancer cells from transitioning into a particularly aggressive cell type and also found therapies capable of thwarting those cells when the gatekeeper is depleted.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 21:35:09

BYU study reveals inverse link between aggression and brain stem volume in children with autism
New research from BYU's autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism -- clues the team hopes will eventually lead to more effective intervention.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 21:22:58

Scientists apply generative neural network to create new pharmaceutical medicines
Scientists from Mail.Ru Group, Insilico Medicine and MIPT have for the first time applied a generative neural network to create new pharmaceutical medicines with the desired characteristics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-09 21:16:11