Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers discover molecular signaling circuit that regulates autophagy
Autophagy is the recycling process by which our cells keep themselves young. They continually break down and renew small parts of themselves in a kind of self-digestion; this helps to counteract harmful deposits which may form.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-01 05:18:25

Scientists report discovery and validation of drug candidate for treating cryptosporidiosis
Infectious disease scientists from Novartis, the University of Georgia and Washington State University have reported the discovery and early validation of a drug candidate for treating cryptosporidiosis, a diarrheal disease which is a major cause of child mortality in lower-income countries. Currently there are no vaccines or effective treatments.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-01 02:48:32

Repeated exposure to anesthesia early in life impairs visual recognition memory
Repeated exposure to a common anesthesia drug early in life results in visual recognition memory impairment, which emerges after the first year of life and may persist long-term, according to a study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published online May 31 in the British Journal of Anaesthesia.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-01 02:40:40

Brain's immune cells may play roles in neurodegenerative, psychiatric illnesses
Scientists have, for the first time, characterized the molecular markers that make the brain's front lines of immune defense--cells called microglia--unique.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-01 02:34:39

Duke University researchers develop handheld device for easier cervical cancer screening
Duke University researchers have developed a handheld device for cervical cancer screening that promises to do away with uncomfortable speculums and high-cost colposcopes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-01 02:24:22

Study finds decline in rates of HPV-related precancerous cervical lesions among women in Connecticut
The vaccine for the Human Papillomavirus is proving to have significant population-level effects in Connecticut, with rates of precancerous lesions caused by HPV down drastically among young women, a new Yale School of Public Health study finds.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-01 02:23:16

Reducing target systolic blood pressure lowers risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality
A new study conducted by researchers from Tulane University finds reducing target systolic blood pressure below current recommendations significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and preventable death.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-01 02:06:00

Patients who undergo Fontan surgery for congenital heart defect have liver fibrosis risk, study reveals
Patients who undergo the Fontan operation as children for a complex congenital heart defect are at risk of developing progressive liver fibrosis, a buildup of fibrous deposits, as a result of the circulation created by the surgery, according to a new study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-01 01:58:21

TSRI professor receives $2 million grant to study neurofibromatosis type I
Assistant Professor Seth Tomchik of the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has received $2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-01 01:31:29