Genomic & Biopharma News

AZ’ Farxiga shows CV benefit in diabetes patients
New analysis of trial data highlight cardiovascular benefits of AstraZeneca’s diabetes drug Farxiga.
PharmaTimes, 2019-03-18 20:04:45

GW sells priority review voucher for $105m
GW Pharmaceuticals is selling its rare paediatric disease priority review voucher (PRV) for $105 million to Biohaven Pharmaceutical.
PharmaTimes, 2019-03-18 20:00:01

Meningitis changes immune cell makeup in the mouse brain lining
NIH study finds new cell composition may lead to less effective future response.
National Institutes of Health, 2019-03-18 20:00:00

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

Who'll follow Sanofi CEO Olivier Brandicourt? The company's eyeing candidates now
It's been a tumultuous four years for Olivier Brandicourt at Sanofi, marked by restructuring, cost cuts, an asset swap and two rare disease buyouts. What happens over the next four years is anybody's guess, but the company's deciding now who'll be at the helm, a spokeswoman said. 
Fierce Pharma, 2019-03-18 19:00:22

ORB Employees Participate in 2019 Martin Luther King Day Event
ORB employees get a rare break from the lab on January 21, 2019. A group of Ocean Ridge Biosciences employees stepped out of the lab on a beautiful South Florida winter day to take part in an event honoring Martin Luther King. We got our hands dirty planting some flowers and shrubs at a local park in Deerfield Beach.
ORB Company News, 2019-01-22 23:24:59

ACC/AHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released
The choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. Adopting a heart healthy eating plan, getting more exercise, avoiding tobacco and managing known risk factors are among the key recommendations in the 2019 Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease guideline from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-03-18 18:30:24

Study: Post-traumatic holocaust survivors transmit negative views on aging to offspring
Favorable views on aging promote a general sense of wellbeing, increase self-efficacy, and motivate older adults to maintain a healthy lifestyle, ultimately influencing their own physical and biological aging. But exposure to trauma, directly or indirectly, may significantly impact these views, according to a new study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-03-18 18:24:25

One-off surgery could offer hope to patients with high blood pressure
A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according to the results of a clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, and supported by the National Institute for Health Research.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-03-18 18:17:00

CDC study shows modest improvement in optimal hospital breastfeeding policy
A new study from the CDC showed modest improvement in optimal hospital breastfeeding policy from 2009 to 2015, with more than 2 times as many hospitals having a model breastfeeding policy and increases in early initiation of breastfeeding and limitation of non-breast milk feeds of breastfed infants.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-03-18 18:11:01

Frequent intake of sugary drinks tied to greater risk of premature death
The more sugar-sweetened beverages people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death--particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer, according to a large long-term study of U.S. men and women. The risk of early death linked with drinking SSBs was more pronounced among women.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-03-18 18:08:06