Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers find accumulation of tumor suppressor in liver after food withdrawal
Tumor suppressors stop healthy cells from becoming cancerous. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Medical University of Graz and the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam-Rehbruecke have found that p53, one of the most important tumor suppressors, accumulates in liver after food withdrawal.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-22 03:33:17

Person's ‘brain speed’ may matter more than other risk factors for geriatric falls
"Why does a 30-year-old hit their foot against the curb in the parking lot and take a half step and recover, whereas a 71-year-old falls and an 82-year-old falls awkwardly and fractures their hip?" asks James Richardson, M.D., professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-22 03:01:00

Researcher develops new method to accurately identify elusive molecules
Among the most important molecules in the living world are sugars or carbohydrates, which play a vital role in life processes. Sugars provide the main source of fuel for the body, protect muscles from damage and contribute to the immune response.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-22 02:51:59

Biomarker for oxidative stress plays key role in development of NAFLD, study shows
Diet-related diseases like non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are known to have a major inflammatory component.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-22 02:47:20

Danish researchers uncover bacteria’s secret code language
Antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is a growing global challenge. Danish researchers have now discovered that bacteria use a code language to avoid being controlled.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-22 02:44:25

Dual treatment strategies lengthen lives of mice with skin cancer
By combining two treatment strategies, both aimed at boosting the immune system's killer T cells, Johns Hopkins researchers report they lengthened the lives of mice with skin cancer more than by using either strategy on its own.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-22 02:40:21

Scientists unravel novel role of signalling protein in common type of liver cancer
The most common type of liver cancer, called Hepatocellular carcinoma, is one of the most prevalent tumours worldwide.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-22 01:32:22

Optical fibers can identify and control neuroreceptors to rapidly inhibit chronic pain
Pain serves as a valuable warning signal, but when it becomes chronic, pain should be considered as a real disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-22 01:18:29

Visual impairment can affect physical and cognitive abilities of older adults
Nearly 65 percent of adults aged 50 and over have vision problems. Although we know that poor vision can lessen an older adult's ability to function, until now not much has been known about how poor vision impacts an older adult's physical and cognitive (or mental health) abilities.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-22 01:05:14