Genomic & Biopharma News

New brain scan could act as diagnostic tool in Parkinson’s
A type of brain scan could act as a diagnostic tool in Parkinson’s according to a new study published in the scientific journal Radiology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-09 13:24:28

TEtools – facilitates big data expression analysis of transposable elements
Over recent decades, substantial efforts have been made to understand the interactions between host genomes and transposable elements (TEs). The impact of TEs on the regulation of host genes is well known, with TEs acting as platforms of regulatory sequences. Nevertheless, due to their repetitive nature it is considerably hard to integrate TE analysis into ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2016-12-09 13:23:41

Defective ribosomes linked to aggressive form of multiple myeloma
20 to 40 percent of the patients with multiple myeloma - a type of leukaemia - have a defect in the ribosome, the protein factory of the cell.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-09 13:17:24

Proton Partners acquires Blue Phantom2 data acquisition system to support innovative cancer treatment
The first ever Proton Partners International site, specialising in proton beam therapy, has acquired a Blue Phantom2 data acquisition system from IBA to commission its IBA Proteus ONE compact proton therapy machine and Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-09 13:17:05

Moderate exercise may help treat memory impairment in patients with type 2 diabetes
University of Tsukuba-led researchers show that moderate exercise may improve hippocampal memory dysfunction caused by type 2 diabetes and that enhanced transport of lactate to neurons may be the underlying mechanism
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-09 13:12:36

EUCAST experts say that genetic testing methods cannot be used to determine antimicrobial susceptibility
Experts at the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, who define the optimal drug concentrations to inhibit the growth of pathogens, have found that genetic methods cannot yet be used to test for susceptibility in a number of important bacterial species.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-09 13:09:32

Study reports influence of air pollution on pulmonary vascular function
Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study in more than 16 000 patients presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-09 13:00:18

Opioid users treated in compulsory drug detention centre more likely to relapse, study shows
People with chronic opioid use disorders are more likely to relapse and do so sooner if they are treated in a compulsory drug detention centre rather than a voluntary drug treatment centre using methadone maintenance therapy, according to the first study comparing the outcome of both approaches published in The Lancet Global Health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-09 12:54:39

After phase 3 failures, Lilly signs new Alzheimer’s drug pact with AstraZeneca
After phase 3 failures, Lilly signs new Alzheimer’s drug pact with AstraZeneca badams Fri, 12/09/2016 - 07:40
Fierce Biotech, 2016-12-09 12:40:15