Genomic & Biopharma News

Analysis of aged brains reveals new details about Alzheimer's disease and dementia
In a comprehensive analysis of samples from 107 aged human brains, researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, UW Medicine and Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute have discovered details that will help researchers better understand the biological bases for Alzheimer's disease and dementia in older populations.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-22 03:04:15

Researchers uncover how rogue immune cells gain access to neurons in multiple sclerosis
Drug designers working on therapeutics against multiple sclerosis should focus on blocking two distinct ways rogue immune cells attack healthy neurons, according to a new study in the journal Cell Reports.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-22 02:53:10

Survey: Majority of LGBTQ people experience violence, threats, or sexual harassment
This report is part of a series titled "Discrimination in America." The series is based on a survey conducted for National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-22 02:52:30

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

PPI use not linked to increased risk of developing dementia
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medicines commonly prescribed to treat acid-related digestive problems, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (or GERD).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-22 02:33:34

Video game could help youth with autism improve their balance
Playing a video game that rewards participants for holding various "ninja" poses could help children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improve their balance, according to a recent study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-22 02:28:21

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

High-fat diet during lactation alters RNA activity in breast milk, research suggests
New research suggests that following a high-fat diet during lactation-;regardless of diet during pregnancy-;alters RNA activity in breast milk. The changes in genetic material may increase the risk of metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes in offspring. The article is published ahead of print in Physiological Genomics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-22 02:22:54

Biologists reveal how bacterial cells thrive in oxygen-poor environments
Columbia University biologists have revealed a mechanism by which bacterial cells in crowded, oxygen-deprived environments access oxygen for energy production, ensuring survival of the cell. The finding could explain how some bacteria, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa), are able to thrive in oxygen-poor environments like biofilms and resist antibiotics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-22 00:55:07

Researchers propose theory for high incidence of post-stroke delirium and spatial neglect
Stroke researchers at Kessler Foundation have proposed a theory for the high incidence of delirium and spatial neglect after right-brain stroke. Their findings are detailed in "Disruption of the ascending arousal system and cortical attention network in post-stroke delirium and spatial neglect," which was published online ahead of print on September 27, 2017 by Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-22 00:47:52

Drug could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection
A diabetes drug currently undergoing development could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection, without the side-effects of current immunosuppressive drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-22 00:33:00